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by Sadanorakman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.

RockportDave wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:18 pm
My heat mat was in bad shape so I bought a new one.
Winner of the understatement of the week Dave! You mean you couldn't get away with re-using that mat? :D :D :D Hand me the Duck Tape!!! :D :D :D
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

I've been riding the E4's for just about 16000km (10000m) and am fairly happy with them. The handle great on the dry and wet, providing that the temps are not below 8 degrees celsius.(more or less) Below that temperature the tires begin to be more slippery, especially at the front when driving uphi...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

The Avon bias tires are designed for tourers, so the load rating is more than enough. The front is a 63, rated for 600 lbs, the rear is a 81, rated for 1019 lbs. I appreciate that the cobra rear bias-ply is an '81' Wingadmin, which = 1019 lbs, but I was actually asking in my post if the radial vers...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

Unless Avon has fixed the problems with the radial Cobra's, they are prone to tread seperation. There are many posts about this and I am one of them. My rear tire developed a bubble and blew out at 70 MPH. The tire only had about 8K miles on it and was only half worn. This was on my 1800. Now that'...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

I like the simple poll method and that I can see the results too. I'll be needing new treads as well and this will help me make an informed decision. I feel that Simple was good in this scenario, as I'm sure either of these models would give perfectly good service. I might opt for the greater grip ...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.

Now THIS is why I posted! Thank you all for your very valuable input. Words of wisdom like 'the clutch slave cylinder is where all the crud gathers' ...I wouldn't have thought about that until it was brought to my attention, and yet it is simple logic! Every day's a school day! Makes sense too that ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

Thank you bluthundr31. After I get to reading around a bit, I see the elite 4 is a dual-compound tire to give longevity compared to the cobra, but the cobra will give more grip and therefore a lot less miles. I also see that the elite 4 is Nothing like the E3 that came before it, and I guess there's...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Avon Cobra, Dunlop Elite 4, other?

Need some new boots for my 1500. Very non-technical poll... I appreciate tire choice can be a very personal thing, and each person will have their own priorities regarding: grip, wear, noise, price, reliability etc... Please vote, and if you want to share your reasons, then please post as well. I ap...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.

You are on a great quest, I love doing these things. Somethings will just be checked but a lot of your list you are on the right path. Keep us posted. Thanks Keithg64. Are you hinting that I should really be looking to replace the bits I've said I only intend checking, e.g. wheel bearings and steer...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.

Have a good look at the swing arm as they can tend to rust badly there. I know Tenerife is a nice hot climate but its also an island subject to some big Atlantic seas and the bike might have been subject to some fair degree of salt spray over the years. Thanks Brettchallenger. The previous owner wa...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 636

27 Year Service; your wise council please.

Happy New Year to you all. I managed to ship my 'new-to-me' 1991 SE home to the UK from Tenerife in October, a full year after buying her. Now that Christmas is out of the way, it's time to start seriously planning the work required to restore her to her former glory. I'd appreciate your wise counci...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

Really impressed with the final results @bluthundr31. Now you've managed to have these parts recreated, I don't need to consider preserving my uncut-pristine original Firecreek panel for either laser-scanning, or mold-making purposes. Just out of interest, were they reproduced by creating resin mold...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: winter reading and learning.
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: winter reading and learning.

I read half this morning, and just completed it this evening... Excellently written piece, with superb coaching content. I'm a technical training consultant by trade, having spent almost the last 20 years teaching different technical disciplines across many countries and cultures. I thoroughly enjoy...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Amazing quality reproduction. However did your provider recreate? Did they take an impression from an original, or laser scan it?
by Sadanorakman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

a) Is this type of crime prevalent outside the UK and, if so, what action would your Law Enforcement agencies take? b) If you, or a close family member were one of the unfortunate victims of either the initial theft of the scooter, the mugging aspect or the injury caused by being hit by a scooter a...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

UK born and bred here. There's a fundamental issue with this regarding Policing in the UK. We are a society supposedly 'policed by consent'. This means that the police don't have the right in law to simply knock someone off of their motorbike thus potentially causing them personal injury, regardless...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: The Largest Condom Factory
Replies: 0
Views: 146

The Largest Condom Factory

The largest condom factory in the States burned down. President Trump was awakened at 4 am by the telephone. "Sorry to bother you at this hour, Sir, but there is an emergency! I've just received word that the Durex factory in Washington has burned to the ground. It is estimated that the entire USA s...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

That's brilliant thank you.
by Sadanorakman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

dash88 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:45 am
volt temp gauges in my 96 1500se
Care to attach a picture for us please? Regards. Craig.
by Sadanorakman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

just get a 240 to 120 transformer and wire the appropriate plugs and sockets to it. that should power up most anything you would have around.... Thank you AZ gl1800, your post literally made me laugh out loud!!! I don't own, and am never likely to own any single other product that requires 120V, an...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

It doesn't use much power (about 10 watts max), just put it on one of those little 240 to 120 v travel transformers like tourists use.... I had one of these small 240-120V transformers before... was supposedly rated at an appropriate current for what I was running off of it (a Panasonic Boom-Box th...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

After the shock a few days ago of finding the cost of one of these in the UK at £40 ($51!!!), I just discovered that Amazon.com (US) will ship one to the UK with shipping costing only about $6, with about the same amount added for import Duty and VAT, so an all-in cost of about $35 (£27). ...I very ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

Thanks for your input WingAdmin yes I can appreciate that there needs to be alignment pins and the molten plastic requires ingress and egress points... It's got to make it all the way around the mold... The one thing I wonder though: The original mold for this part was clearly milled on the surface ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

So, I was wondering if I could take a mold of this pristine panel I have, and then buy a second-hand injection molder... Suffice to say I know a lot more about injection molding now I've researched it, and I think I'm on a hiding to nothing trying to move forward with this without paying out thousan...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

75lbs (34 kg) would go in a check-in bag, the mold would Have been in at least two pieces, so could have been split for shipping.

Anyway, if it's gone it's gone! Still weird that it would have been destroyed in the fire though.