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by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: trip to Toluca, Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: trip to Toluca, Mexico

but still a nice story... and glad you found a nice family.
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: oil level
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: oil level

I just pour in the 5 quarts, seal it up, and go ride it for 5,000 miles. never a problem that way. but, my bike has never had a leak, nor has it ever used oil in between changes. and so far, it is only 114,000 miles young That's 4 quarts. uh, yeah.... was thinking of the Suburban.... solly there. i...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: MadStad on a GL1500

I chose clear because my Shoei helmet has a dark screen that drops down to help with sun glare... also, if I ever get caught having to drive after dark, I need all the visibilty I can get if looking thru it.... at full height, it is just above my eyeline about 2 inches. I have the Honda screen adjus...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: trip to Toluca, Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: trip to Toluca, Mexico

Having a daughter who lives in Toluca, Mexico did NOT just occur by accident... there has got to be a story behind the story.... I looked that up on the maps..... she is not all that far from Memo aka William_86 on the forums, he is on the S.E. corner of Mexico City. https://www.facebook.com/memo.re...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1407

Re: Battery type

I use a Battery Tender ( by brand name ) on my vehicle batteries if they are going to sit in the cold for a long time..... Goldwing and Lawn Tractor. also, my Suburban is mostly used to tow our Toy Hauler, and can sit for several weeks w/o being started. There is a small parasitic drain by the vehic...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GPS says "You need a break" huh??
Replies: 2
Views: 295

GPS says "You need a break" huh??

Talk about new features on a GPS. I bought a new Garmin Nuvi for my daughter, I used our car for a long trip to Arkansas and back this weekend .... the trip is 5 hrs 30 minutes one way, and driving more or less non-stop, just a fast run to the necessary room once..... I was about 1 hour from home, s...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Soon to be trailer winger
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Soon to be trailer winger

I have seen that one advertised, but no personal experience.

Mine is a home built on a HF frame with a new Custom made axle and wheels.
many miles of enjoyment, always able to carry more than I need. :lol:
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SPOT Customer Service
Replies: 0
Views: 208

SPOT Customer Service

I think most everyone is aware of what SPOT is, a 911 transponder for Emergency Services... it also offers Tracking Service if you subscribe for that feature. My Android app quit working: SPOT app on Android. Mine has worked great for years, now it won't log in? The app has an icon requesting that y...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: MadStad on a GL1500

I'm 5' 11" or used to be in my youth :lol: at 275# and I think I chose the 14" screen, not the tallest one. I just used the chart that they supply and went with that. I won't be home until tonight, over in Arkansas right now. Will get a pix and measurements when I get home. when it is down, I have a...
by AZgl1800
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage Temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Storage Temperatures

I worked in Phoenix, AZ and that is the airport where they told me that 127°F was the limit, the runway has highways on both ends of it, and going east, the terrain goes uphill faster then the commercial boys can climb in high temps. One of those big lumber busses has jet assist takeoff IIRC. I rode...
by AZgl1800
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: MadStad on a GL1500

got in the rain once with my Madstad, I had to raise it up a bit, from the down low on the bottom setting.
by AZgl1800
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Uni-Go Trailer

I used to work in Utah, and had to cover the whole state taking care of a telephone system.

We had two airplanes, one for the owner, and one for me.....
I loved to drop down low and fly over the Goblins..... :)
by AZgl1800
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Upgrading the front forks. What springs to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Upgrading the front forks. What springs to use?

Racetech and Traxxion offer springs in multiple weight ratings options, based rider weight on the calculator, on their web sites, as opposed to Progressive monotubes or their springs, having only 1 spring rate that's 'suppossed' to handle any size. Looking at Racetech calculator for 320 # rider, st...
by AZgl1800
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 48
Views: 1654

Re: the new SPOT X satellite transponder

I always take tools, a tow chain, an extra tire (besides the spare), and a hydraulic jack (easy to punch a tire on a sharp rock). And if I'm going down less traveled roads I make a judgement call whether or not to proceed alone, there's been more than once I turned around (road getting too "gnarly"...
by AZgl1800
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time to "poke the bear"
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

Re: Time to "poke the bear"

Started up the ole 1800 today, first time in nearly 5 months?
maybe longer....

the dash VM was setting on 13.6ish, and she just cranked right over like it was just a few minutes ago, and varoom!

love those Battery Tenders... :D
by AZgl1800
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 6917

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I'm using the Counteract beads.I was thinking. Dawn soap to clean. then talc powder. They aren't low profile 225/60/R16 goodyear viva-3. I just felt them inside again. Not sticky. Just a slight slick/oil feel. I went to the Counteract site. They have all the pics for auto and bike tires by size. I ...
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 48
Views: 1654

Re: the new SPOT X satellite transponder

I have had a Gen 1 for many years, then a friend gave me his 'old' Gen II, and that has been with me for almost 5 or 6 years now... the 911 button is just about impossible to activate w/o doing it on purpose. you have to pull the cover, and hold it down for 3 or 4 seconds until it starts flashing......
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Ride Quality: seats and suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: 1800 Ride Quality: seats and suspension

I bought a 2002 bike with a hard Corbin seat on it.... detested that thing. a friend had a 2010 seat with only 85 miles on it... yes, 85 miles. He had the bike triked immediately so the seat had to come off to make his wife happy. we traded straight across, he got the higher valued Corbin seat to se...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 48
Views: 1654

the new SPOT X satellite transponder

https://www.findmespot.com/spotx/lander.php When Garmin came out with their satellite transponder with the ability to send/receive text messages to home, that left the likes of my old SPOT Gen II in the dust.... mine still works just fine, just does not have 2 way capability. Here is Spot's blurb. 2...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 6917

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I just have one last question. I am doing my bike tires and 4 new car tires. The Brand new car tires are kind of sticky inside. Should I clean that out before the beads? Maybe with Dawn dishwasher soap? Look at the Chart supplied by Dyna Beads. they tell you that the newer Low Profile car tries can...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM pins
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: OEM pins

My default supplier for pins and connectors is Cycle Terminals, http://cycleterminal.com/, has almost anything you would need to put together what you are talking about. Rather than depinning the OEM connector, I would opt to get the mating connectors and build a break out harness that goes where y...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Knock sensor
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Knock sensor

I seriously doubt there is any significant difference for the 2004 model year, and I bought a 2004 ECM and put it in my 2002 bike, and it solved the problem. It runs perfectly. It sounds like you are speculating, or do you have the ability to verify ECM programming ??? I am going by the Seat of my ...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM pins
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: OEM pins

MotoPhoto wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:47 am
Awesome, I am coming off of a Triumph Sprint ST. She loved 120 and north, riding that fast I always had my landing lights on.
I will not be going any where that fast on the Goldwing.
in most of our land, speeds north of 120 will get some attention you might not want :D :o
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM pins
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: OEM pins

I have the Original Valentine One radar detector that kept me out of severe troubles back when I was running 500 miles per day on a company job, thru the wide open spaces of New Mexico..... it would pick up the "good guy" over 2 or 4 hilltops long before he could see me. I won't admit to have many 1...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Interesting restart issue

By the way, anytime my bike sits for an hour or more, I need to give it a touch of "choke" or else I have to crank it for a bit. As others have said, twisting the throttle a bit before cranking helps, too. Although I haven't had my carbs off or apart, I expect they have accelerator pumps, so that l...