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by minimac
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rainy windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Rainy windshield

If you use the lemon scented one, be forewarned- bees love that stuff.
by minimac
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire Wear
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: Tire Wear

Tires are such an important, make that VITAL part of riding, that one failure is one too many. There are enough things to worry about when riding, tires shouldn't be one of them.
by minimac
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire Wear
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: Tire Wear

minimac I wish I had 13K on the front tire! I have 4K (4000 miles) on it. Still not bad? That is horrendous! Even the cheap Kendra or Shinkos wear better than that. No tire should be cracking in that little mileage. I would change it and send a real nastygram to the manufacturer. Hang onto it, in c...
by minimac
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire Wear
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: Tire Wear

Highjack answer: Oftimes under inflation will cause checks in the tires, especially close to the rim, due to the added stress encountered when cornering. It also is a sign of old tires. The compounding of the rubber is quite different for a cycle tire as opposed to automotive tires. To the OP- 13K i...
by minimac
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Sad Story, But True
Replies: 33
Views: 2123

Re: A Sad Story, But True

Tough lesson to to learn and thanks. If I'm ever in Winchester,I'll avoid that place like I avoid the Aamco transmission guy there. but that's another story....
by minimac
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Introduction

Welcome and you've found the best source for finding out how to fix any issues that might pop up. Check the section for the best "how to" articles in the business!
by minimac
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help in NE PA
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Need help in NE PA

Are you trying to start it with the side stand down? It won't...
by minimac
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SENA SMH10 Headsets
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Bob Myers wrote:...... After she has barked her orders it will return my music to playing in about 3 or so seconds.
Better be careful Bob. If she reads that you'll be in trouble! But thanks for the update on the 20S. That's the set I think I'll be getting.
by minimac
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage Rack Bracing
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Luggage Rack Bracing

I cut and formed a piece of scrap sheet metal to fit on the bottom side of the lid. A thin piece of rubber gasket material was used between the lid and the sheet metal to seal it and because I had it laying around. It works well for me, helps keep the lid from flexing, and hopefully spreads the load...
by minimac
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: In which saddlebag do you store your tools?
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: In which saddlebag do you store your tools?

On my '93 the tool kit has always been in the left bag with the hold down straps keeping it place. I never felt the need to move it to the right side, because I have never needed to access it on the road. I have, however, needed many times to get to my rain gear and windshield cleaner,towel etc., wh...
by minimac
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: seats
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: seats

I have used the bike inner tube and found it to be really comfortable once I got the air pressure right. For me, it was just enough pressure to barely keep the "bottom" of my backside off of the seat. The problem was finding a proper cover for it, which I never did. I now use a tube from my garden t...
by minimac
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire Wear
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: Tire Wear

I never bought the idea of the road crown being the issue, but I do feel fork/suspension issues do contribute to uneven wear. I recently replaced my front after more than 20k (and wasn't to wear bars) running a radial front on my 1500. They wasn't any visible cupping, but I had run it at 46-48#. Tha...
by minimac
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing your steering bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Replacing your steering bearings

Very timely post! That is next on my list of maintenance items.
by minimac
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Audio Input - iSimple IS31, Installed
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Audio Input - iSimple IS31, Installed

Nice installation. Thanks for sharing!
by minimac
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cup Holder Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

I have a question for those that use the fold-up style holder. How do you keep anything in them? I added some of these to my 96SE and every time I have placed something in it, it has bounced out or feel out within minutes. Was glad they were relatively inexpensive (cheap) because I'm about ready to...
by minimac
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cup Holder Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Besides my fold-up cup holder, I have bolted a bicycle drink holder to the passenger grab handle for when I'm riding two up. It's out of the why, but Mrs. Mini finds it very handy for her coffee, soda bottle or water.
by minimac
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cup Holder Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

I use a cheap fold up one I found on e-bay. It is bolted on the knock out panel I have where the CB would go. It's a marine type cup holder that when opened up has a base to rest the cup on and an adjustable semi circle thingy folds out at the top to hold the cup. Being a bit adjustable, it fits a v...
by minimac
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Michigan Midnight Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Michigan Midnight Ride

I just got home from the Michigan GWRR Chapter G Midnight Ride. I drove out from central NY to participate with a friend from the Grand Rapids area. This was the first time I've been a part of an organized ride of this magnitude and just want to compliment the club for running a well organized, safe...
by minimac
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 12V auxiliary outlet
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Mine is mounted on the CB block off panel just below the left side pocket. Into that, I run an adapter from Wallyworld that have two plug ins and a USB port. That is tucked under the straps on the pocket cover and doesn't move around at all. I can run my GPS, my XM Roady, and charge my phone all at ...
by minimac
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Rainex
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Rainex

I have been using a spray protectorant (Armour All or similar)on my windshields for years. It doesn't damage the coating and water beads right up just like RainX. Spray on, then wipe off well with a soft cotton towel. Bugs splatter comes right off too! It's cheap enough to use daily if you want to. ...
by minimac
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse Gear Damage? Good Idea Bad Results
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Reverse Gear Damage? Good Idea Bad Results

I have to agree with Sidcar. What you describe indicates an electrical issue, usually related to grounding. Start at the fuses and relays, pulling them, cleaning and making sure all the connection points are making good contact. Actually, start at the battery!Then go through pulling apart the electr...
by minimac
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 48
Views: 5117

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

Personally, I think it's more important to change the oil and filter at regular intervals than what oils are used. Oil filters, however, are quite a different subject. They are not all created equal and if a particular brand is prone to failure or doesn't excel at filtering, it's of no use. There ar...
by minimac
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thinking of Buying a 1989 Goldwing 1500.
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Thinking of Buying a 1989 Goldwing 1500.

It's much better to ask what you think is a stupid question than to end up making a stupid mistake! The hesitation is common and easily fixed in most cases. One thing we don't know is if you are capable of doing some work yourself or if you go to a shop for everything. If you have any mechanical abi...
by minimac
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thinking of Buying a 1989 Goldwing 1500.
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Thinking of Buying a 1989 Goldwing 1500.

If the bike is in decent shape, I think that sounds like a very decent price. There's some room to do some maintenance and fix somethings, and still be right side up price wise. Even the age won't bother me. More important than the mileage is whether or not the bike has been maintained. You also hav...
by minimac
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Could I do this??!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Could I do this??!!!

If you have the ability to take the bike apart and put it back together, you certainly can rebuild your calipers....and do a darn good job of it! Read to how-to on this site, and you'll do fine.