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by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's in your arsenal? (fluids, lubes, etc)
Replies: 21
Views: 1740

Re: What's in your arsenal? (fluids, lubes, etc)

I'm a chemical kind of guy... with lots of tools... and I keep liquid though helper for when the job is done. My two cents - Buy quality tools. They don't have to be tool truck stuff... but I buy Canadian Tire Mastercraft Maximum or Napa Ultra-pro before I buy Power-fist or such. You'll still never ...
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 457
Views: 60476

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

I started riding in the dirt on trikes and dirt bikes. My first road bike was a 1982 Suzuki GS1100GK. When we went for our 1000km+ weekend rides - my friends on the crotch rockets were all crippled... I was ready for more - "touring bikes it is" I thought. But the Suzie was terrible for overheating ...
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: My First Ride of 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: My First Ride of 2015

You did get out for a good ride. I had the doors open on the shop as I worked on the bike and watched my kids... Neighbor was out all day on his bike and the world famous "Country Cousins Bistro" had quite a few bikers there for pie... I cried a little :cry: as I looked at the bike parts spread acro...
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SafeTkick Motorcycle Kickstand Pad Support
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: SafeTkick Motorcycle Kickstand Pad Support

I have a the centre hub-cap from Chrysler 5th Ave. But I will be looking to replace it with some of the ideas mentioned here.
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 87
Views: 8136

Re: Distinguished Attire

I don't think half helmets are very safe - Half helmet is safer than none and they carry the same DOT rating. Way too much heat inside a full helmet. Next thing we know it will be a requirement to wear underwear to ride. Last summer the wife made me start riding with no backrest, left a cobra head ...
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Question on Cleaning & Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Question on Cleaning & Tires

We ride in the rain. Feel free to wash the bike; as Wilco stated. Just let it dry before your go chasing electrical shorts... I used the foaming degreaser/dirt eater and heated pressure washer we use for cleaning gravel trucks at work. It let me see all the oil leaks. :shock: I've changed tire width...
by Oldbear
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Yep. This is truth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1432

Re: Yep. This is truth.

My 1 hour jobs seem to be "can-of-worms" jobs lately. And not just on the two wheels.
by Oldbear
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head

Every garage should have left-handed drill bits... or be able to borrow them from work. 20 minutes of stripping exhaust, engine guards and chrome to get a straight shot at the hole with the broken bolt. All for 10 seconds with the drill and magnet. Now I just need to get a matching bolt and I can bu...
by Oldbear
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head

Are the head gaskets a "one time use only" item? I did go with OEM.

I have the lefthand drill bit/tapered bit combo. It was just late last night that I found this extra issue. I'll visit it tonight.
by Oldbear
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Purpose of small bolt in bottom of head

I was doing a valve set tonight and general check of the cylinder heads. I often put a socket to the bolts (light touch) looking for wiggles and loose bolts... I found one. The small bolt under the right cylinder head was loose. Tried to tighten it. No go, and it didn't want to turn out (just spun)....
by Oldbear
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Yep. This is truth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1432

Re: Yep. This is truth.

Between refereeing my kids, telling the dog to get back on the porch and stop barking, looking for the dash screw that rolled somewhere (over six months and still not found), coffee and lunch breaks and the other jobs list... 8 hours for a 1 hour job would be about par.
by Oldbear
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery options
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Battery options

I bought an AC Delco and a battery tender... 5 seasons ago. I plug my bike in if I'm parking for a few days. My battery is still going strong... and after a starter tear-down, you would never know it was a 5 year old battery.
by Oldbear
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Lower Fairing Brackets
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Lower Fairing Brackets

Anybody know where I can buy a right side lower fairing bracket . The only place I can find that has it is StraightWings in Canada they want 9.99 for the brackets which isn't bad but they want 10.50 shipping OMG for a bracket that you can put in the palm of your hand ...I cant believe it. I added a...
by Oldbear
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motion Pro Tools Sync Pro Carb Tuner Carburetor Synchronizer
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Motion Pro Tools Sync Pro Carb Tuner Carburetor Synchronizer

I do have to counter the turning force of the socket with the screwdriver when I tighten the lock nuts.
by Oldbear
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motion Pro Tools Sync Pro Carb Tuner Carburetor Synchronizer
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Motion Pro Tools Sync Pro Carb Tuner Carburetor Synchron

This works grerat. Using the synchronizer tool is easy and when all three carb lock nuts a loose, you can easily adjust the three carb screws to get exactly the same vacuum as the number 3 cylinder. The difficult part is locking each nut while not turning the screw - then the readings are a little ...
by Oldbear
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Windshields
Replies: 37
Views: 10252

Re: Windshields

For the extra few dollars, I would go with the vented version. You can close a vent if you want, but you can't open it up if you don't have one. Bob "Muffy" from Calgary gave me a 1800 windshield with vent that he isn't using anymore; I started the process of cutting it into my homemade 1100 windshi...
by Oldbear
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Windshields
Replies: 37
Views: 10252

Re: Windshields

Lexan can be expensive in sheets - Close or more than a store bought unit. Unless you make your own. I now have a 1/4" thick Lexan windscreen - it took some oven heat shaping to fit the curve of the fairing. But it is bullet proof material - we tested the scraps up to .38cal before our clamp wouldn'...
by Oldbear
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: is the chrome radiator air dam for 1100 still available
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: is the chrome radiator air dam for 1100 still available

Still lots around at wreckers or on ebay. Bike doesn't look right without it. As for fitting... they will fit on a fully dressed Goldwing as well as naked wings. They mount to a bracket on the lower rad mount and on brackets that are near the engine guards. Mine covers the lower screw mount on the l...
by Oldbear
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 388
Views: 28405

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Didn`t see a repy from Nocturno... A Pro Luchador is a professional wrestler - but must of the Mexican wrestlers wear masks and capes... very showy and contains a lot of acrobatics... Watch Nacho Libre for an Americanized version of it.
by Oldbear
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100S clutch question.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: 1983 gl1100S clutch question.

Sounds like a tear down is needed. Please post some picture so we can give our arm-chair opinions.
by Oldbear
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Marks on Sprockets and motor casing
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Timing Marks on Sprockets and motor casing

Valve adjustment and carb syncing are never bad things to do. Both are easier thanks to this website; both help our old bikes to keep running well. Anytime spent with your hands on your bike will help you get more familiar with it. You'll notice abnormalities sooner and your bike will like the extra...
by Oldbear
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 80190

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

More can't hurt, and less is bad. Friends of mine own a bike shop and recommended the higher weight in the front also... he rides a Road Queen, so is used to the heavier bike. I liked the fact that I could pull the old weights off and make my rims look that much better.
by Oldbear
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 80190

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

I used 3oz per tire on my bike (dyna beads). I have 6oz per tire on my Malibu wagon (counteract). Our local tire shop, Kal Tire, uses the Counteract brand. No complaints either way - both do as stated. I'm adding them to all our vehicles as we change tires.
by Oldbear
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timming Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Timming Belts

Mine was a kit with belt and tensioner. I'll hunt for the number.
by Oldbear
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: whats the best oil for high mileage gl1100
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: whats the best oil for high mileage gl1100

High miler oils often contain gasket/seal "sweller" which often cause more problems down the road. I'd rather just fix my leaks and maintain my bike than have some Reverend Shine's Snake Oil that will shave years off my mileage and improve performance. And do the Seafoam treatment others have mentio...