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by Viking
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

I have a 1990 GW1500 with 120k on it . I use Moble 1 oil and every 3500 miles I take an oil sample . I change the oil filter every other sample as long as the oil comes back good.Of course changing the filter takes out the bad particles, and keeping an eye one the level helps the clutches. I use oi...
by Viking
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long distance trailering?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Long distance trailering?

Plus one on deputydawg's thoughts. I totally agree. Tow it in an enclosed trailer. A GL1800 will just fit in a 5 X 8 V nose trailer, but not in a 5 X 8 that is not V nose. That is the smallest trailer you can do the job with. Better would be a 6 X 10. Always put a front wheel chock in and then stabi...
by Viking
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires
Replies: 24
Views: 5043

Re: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires

I put an E4 rear on last spring at start of ride season, but kept the E3 on the front as it looked pretty good, and was only a year old. In September 2019, I finally pulled the E3 and put on the new front E4 that I had waiting. The rear had about 8K miles on it by then and still looked good. I will ...
by Viking
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

Okay, I read the guy's article and he is not wrong. His information is taken directly from Amsoil University and SAE literature, as was my Oil 101 blurb on another thread. He did make some inferrences that I would not make, but my take on oil has always been - if you change it when it needs changing...
by Viking
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

As it is an extremely long and opinionated article, could you please paraphrase what you wished me to learn from it? Thanks.

The reason I ask this of you is - it is not so much what we do not know about something. It is more about what we know for sure that just ain't true.
by Viking
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???

When I pulled my shoulder and could not get the bike up on the center stand, I rocked it up on two 8X8 blocks so it was standing up straight and did it that way. My wife helped with positioning the blocks under the frame on each side.
by Viking
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headset Plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Headset Plugs

I have grown accustomed to unplugging mud cable to prevent walking around with a dangly cable. Okay, I get that. Yeah, I just walk around with the cable thrown over my shoulder, but rarely, as mostly I leave the helmet with the bike. Our rest stops here have outdoor toilets, so the cable over the s...
by Viking
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headset Plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Headset Plugs

If you intend to snip and solder anyway, why not just eliminate the plug in the center of the cord totally. Turn it into one length. The headsets I use are a single run of line from the helmet to the connector on the bike, and I have never had a single failure. Knock on wood.
by Viking
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wrap or paint
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Wrap or paint

I know a guy wrapped his Goldwing and Sidecar. Took him about a month, but it looks like paint. His bike was featured in the GWRRA magazine. It was reported here at the time as well. It can be read about here: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35273 I would think that the main diffe...
by Viking
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mirrors for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Mirrors for sale

Just my opinion, but probably because they got scraped or damaged and the bike owner bought a new set, so the old stuff is for sale. I know, I broke a right mirror, and bought a set of two, so I have a spare left one.
by Viking
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

The term most used in the industry for cupping, is actually "SCALLOPING". You will find tons of info on this on the internet. This term was hidden in plain site in Rednax's fantastic write up.
by Viking
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another Ultraguard bites the dust
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Another Ultraguard bites the dust

I have found with Ultraguard covers that it is not so much the sun that deteriorates them as acidic rain or snow. These seem to just take any resilience out of them till they start splitting everywhere. Patching only causes them to split outside the patched area. I buy the $50 ones and get the same ...
by Viking
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: monthly prize contest
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: monthly prize contest

the sentiment is appreciated and duely returned Ed.
by Viking
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heat shield for leg
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Heat shield for leg

The heat shield I use is called "boots". This would not apply to everyone, because it is dependent on the length of ones legs, I would think, as well as the positioning of the highway pegs. I wear TCX boots that have an armor plate in the front that seems to be my contact point to the cylinder head,...
by Viking
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Compare spyder with Honda goldwing trike
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Compare spyder with Honda goldwing trike

Watched a couple of those videos and the riders were not very objective. One did not even know what he supposedly paid for his Can Am F3. As was stated, if you want to back up in a hurry, the Can Am has it every day. For everything else it appears the Goldwing outshines the Can Am.
by Viking
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom volume
Replies: 25
Views: 1336

Re: Intercom volume

Have you gone through the volume base settings on your radio? Each sound source has it's own settings. I believe they are cycled through by pushing the volume dial, then adjusting the one you want. I cannot check this for sure because my bike is stored for the winter at this time.
by Viking
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: May I ask a quick favor...
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: May I ask a quick favor...

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 pm

Here you are, I put it up here: http://nerocam.com/mp3/Holly%20Prather% ... Dragon.mp3
Thank you Scott - most kind of you. My Grandchildren will love it. Your wife's voice is lovely.
by Viking
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: May I ask a quick favor...
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: May I ask a quick favor...

At home I normally use a large diaphragm condenser (decent ribbon mics are a little out of my price range!). This is an example of her recorded with one: https://www.hollyprather.com/samples/Christmas/15%20-%20Holly%20Prather%20-%20Darcy%20the%20Dragon.mp3 Wow Scott - is that ever clear - like chim...
by Viking
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 143
Views: 55482

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Just so everyone knows, in the beginning of 5th gens (2001), Honda was recommending their GN4 conventional oil. But, when they came out with their semi-blend HP4 in 2004, they started recommending that. The bottles back then even had "engineered for goldwings" printed on their labels. By 2007 they ...
by Viking
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: May I ask a quick favor...
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: May I ask a quick favor...

I am #48 - hope you get all you need Scott.
by Viking
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 CB antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: GL1800 CB antenna

Of course if I replace the entire thing it doesn't matter. But if I just want to replace the mast, and leave the existing base and wiring intact, then it seems it does matter. The way the mast connects to the base is apparently different, if I understand what I've been reading correctly. Something ...
by Viking
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 CB antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: GL1800 CB antenna

If, by stinger, you mean just the very top piece of the antenna, that's not what I meant. I'm missing the entire antenna, down to the piece that pulls up to fold down the antenna. That's still there. But the entire whip, including the 75 ohm resistor, is missing. I'm seeing both OEM and aftermarket...
by Viking
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

Why, yes. Yes I do, but most are not chains or only have 2-3 locations at the most. I don’t know anything about Canada’s situation. I was up in Seattle once about 10 years ago. We tried a recommended Mexican place and it wouldn’t make it a month down here in Texas. For one thing, instead of Mexican...
by Viking
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin
Replies: 25
Views: 29069

Re: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin

Comoxguy wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Viking, thanks for the quick reply. You are correct that I'm on Vancouver island. We are still riding here. Could I PM you with some specific questions?
PM'd you