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by WingAdmin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Northwest Territories this Spring
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Northwest Territories this Spring

That fires my jets! Trouble tho is work, living in the NE USA, and needing a couple of seasons to catch up paying for the other trips of late. I'd be up for it maybe next year or the year after. big question - when exactly does "spring" take effect in the NWT? Jim Rochester, NY Exactly what I was t...
by WingAdmin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1009

Re: Battery type

We get some crazy temperature swings here normally, but this winter has just been insane. We went from -8F (-22C) to 63F (17C) over the course of 8 hours. What would normally be arctic conditions right now with feet of snow on the ground during any normal winter, instead we currently have no snow at...
by WingAdmin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Changing Timing Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Changing Timing Belts

That's great, Al!

There's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment of having something completely apart in pieces, then YOU put it all back together, fixed, and it works! :)
by WingAdmin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces

I sent off a quick email to the technical guy at MCN after he told a Goldwing owner who had written in that fork braces "don't do much." I hadn't actually intended it for publication (otherwise I would have taken more time writing it) but...well, they did: 2019-02-03 15.18.49-1.jpg A PDF view: PDF v...
by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the official Honda parts site?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: What is the official Honda parts site?

What is the official Honda parts site? Is it Honda parts nation, Honda parts house, or another site? There are alot of Powersports parts sites with Honda in their name. I want to order directly so I won't have to wait for items on backorder. There is no one "official" Honda parts site. Honda does n...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gone with time!
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Gone with time!

This is a note to the Administrators as well as to all Goldwing members. I have had to give up my riding for medical reasons and sell my bike, it caused me a few tears. I would like to personally thank all of the members who helped me with all my questions. The help was deeply appreciated! I think ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Top Tier Gas Stations
Replies: 54
Views: 11032

Re: Top Tier Gas Stations

Pure Gas is easy to find in northern Oklahoma.... 91 Octane at my local country store, 87 & 91 at the Marina 3 mile away 87 at the feed store 5 miles 87 & 91 in Collinsville 12 miles, also in Claremore 18 miles. I think the gas stations are finally beginning to clue in. There are two gas stations i...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE
Replies: 45
Views: 1755

Re: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE

Lesson to be had here: if u see a dense cloud of nasally offensive smoke, and the see a string of bright white light, do not touch it with your bare fingers. :lol: I have a permanent scar in the form of a line across the fingerprints of the thumb and first two fingers of my right hand for this exac...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 7 Volt Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 7 Volt Regulator

Yours might work for another 20 years, it might fail tomorrow. Personally, I would just leave it. If and when it does fail, it's not that big a job to get to it to replace, and doesn't require removing the windshield.
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 Honda Goldwing 1500A Left side fork cover
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: 1994 Honda Goldwing 1500A Left side fork cover

Unfortunately, those are not cheap. They are held in place with a single grommet, and if the grommet is old or hard, one good bump will send them flying down the road. I have mine tied in place with a set of Rudy's keeper ties, so I won't lose them should that happen. Because they are frequently los...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

Not sure im working on trying to bypass it,just keeps the carbs from freezing up but who runs gas with water in it anyway.It will just take a tad longer to warm up. Water in the gas is not the problem. Carb icing has nothing to do with water in the fuel. When air flows from the outside into the car...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet technology - MIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: New helmet technology - MIPS

So while I was at the Cleveland Motorcycle Show this past weekend, I made a point of talking to Arai about their plans regarding rotational injury prevention, and FIM compliance. The rep knew all about the new FIM standards, and told me something that surprised me: he said that Arai didn't need to i...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

Well,I took the carbs back off and im 99%sure the leak is from the heat exhanger not the tubing clamps as when it was running i saw no fluid by where the hose clamps are just directly under left rear part of left carb.Well apon inspection ,it looks like the guy i dropped off the carbs to for cleani...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bag to fit 2018/2019 Honda Trunk Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Bag to fit 2018/2019 Honda Trunk Rack

The Nelson-Riggs bag is nice, and if it's Nelson-Riggs, it's going to be well made and waterproof. But the form isn't great, and it's...not very attractive. I have one like this Kuryakin - although it's not waterproof, and comes with a weatherproof cover to put over it in inclement weather: https://...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bag to fit 2018/2019 Honda Trunk Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Bag to fit 2018/2019 Honda Trunk Rack

https://fortnine.ca/en/nelson-rigg-deluxe-adventure-dry-bag I bought this one and some rocstraps.Fits well but wont be able to try it out for a few months. Great bag for the money, $130 cdn shipped. Nice, and only $98 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nelson-Rigg-SE-3000-BLK-Medium-Deluxe-Adventure...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

3 seasons now and not cleaned once - look great! Just have to be careful with rubber changes - a little touch up after is usually required. How about posting a couple of pictures of your Plasti Dip wheels? Here are a couple of my Powder Coated wheels: Front Wheel Powder Coated 02.jpg Rear Wheel Pow...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

The coolant circuit that runs into the carb heater is used to heat the carburetors to prevent carburetor icing and ensure proper fuel vaporization at certain temperatures. It has a thermostatic valve that shuts the coolant flow down after it gets to a certain temperature, as it is assumed that engin...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour

I spent a year and a half living deep in middle Georgia, and I loved it. Once I acclimatized to the slower pace of life, I found the people were genuinely friendly and I have overwhelmingly positive memories!

That said....I wasn't a pretty young girl travelling on my own.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Yet another 1999 GL1500 SE not starting.
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Yet another 1999 GL1500 SE not starting.

Do you have a voltmeter? What is the voltage of your battery? What kind of trickle charger did you get? It does not take much moisture at ALL to kill spark. If the drain holes in your spark plug wells are clogged (which is common), you could have moisture in the plug wells that is sapping your spark...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

You've done exactly the diagnostic steps I would have performed, although it's probably easier to check for fuel delivery by smelling the tailpipe after cranking the engine. :) But what you have done is validate that fuel is in fact being delivered. Have you checked your battery voltage? How about t...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter clutch testing
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Starter clutch testing

You probably should check it for hydro-locking. The starter clutch didn't cause the chain to break. I'd check this as well, but also check for broken parts in and around the starter clutch and drive sprockets for the starter. It could be hydro locked cylinders, but even if it is, you could have mor...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Hand made regulator rectifier
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: Hand made regulator rectifier

Oh good, you are going to pot it. My only comment was that the soldered wires left the way they were would be prone to failure from vibration. But potting it will take care of that problem, and help with the heat dissipation as well.

It looks great!
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: startup checklist
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: startup checklist

It's an engine, so it doesn't matter if it's a lawn mower or a Ferrari, the basic steps are still the same. Air, fuel, spark. If any of those three is missing or weak, it's not going to run. You need to figure out which is the problem, so back to basics. Spark is easiest to check, so I usually start...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 35
Views: 836

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Do the same test except downshift into neutral instead of first. If it still dies, the clutch has nothing to do with the problem. Tried it just now. Repeated it for about an hours at a parking lot. Doesn't happen when I shift down to neutral. Sounds like you've nailed it, then. Have you tried adjus...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs - second time around
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs - second time around

Interesting, but for me, I am a bit concerned as I have tubes in both eardrums. I have tried many types of 'ear plugs' in the past, and none them were comfortable, or stayed put. That is why I kept looking for a good helmet, and found the Shoei Neotech which is very quiet for me.... and I had EdSet...