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Talking Hi Everybody !!

I've been a GoldWing owner since 2002 when I bought a 77 GL1000 scrapper for $200 and fixed her up. Been enjoying a 1980 GL1100 (another fixer-upper) since 2005, and now this year I just bought a beautiful '93 Aspencade. I've been reading GoldwingFacts and GoldwingDocs for many years, I even joined GoldwingDocs in 2010 but never posted anything, didn't log in, just kept reading. Two of the greatest sites in the world!

The GL1000 and GL1100 were always easy to work on, and any answer I needed was easy to find on these sites. This New-to-Me GL1500 is far more complex than the older two, and comes a time you need to become active on the sites and ask a question. Or maybe even answer one (I've been reading a lot lately.)

So I just bought the '93 Aspencade in March, only have 1500 miles on her so far, she runs like a Swiss watch but this week the rear tire developed a slow leak. Needs replaced anyway.

Thanks to the good DIY articles I wasn't afraid to tear into the tupperware last night, she's on the center stand, left saddlebag off, wheel disconnected and ready to take to the local dealer for a new tire, except it's held captive in the frame by the new trailer hitch I installed. Rather than remove the hitch, think I'll buy that HF 1500 LB motorcycle lift today when the store opens. She only needs to go up about 6 inches to get the wheel out..... I'm sure I'll be needing the lift more in the future.

PO said that other than the oil which is new, fluids and air filters had not been changed in quite a while, so I'll be doing that as time goes on, timing belts too, so more of the DIY articles to figure out all the tupperware! Might even add some farkles and stuff while the tupperware is off.....

No questions to ask here, I just want to say 'Hi'. It's time for me to become an active member instead of just reading.
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I too am going to change my back tire. Tire still has good tread, but it's 4+ years old and I am going on a long ride. So I too went to HF and bought the 1500lb lift. Plan on tackling tomorrow.
While I am there I will remove the drive shaft, give it a good checking, grease it and should be good to go.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all!

Update on the HF Lift:

Works great, but if the bike is already on center stand, you can't get the lift far enough toward the rear to balance the bike I was already against the center stand. The HF lift was raising the front, but not the back. I couldn't set it back on side stand and move the lift further back because the rear axle was already out. Solution: Lifted bike a couple inches with HF lift in center of bike, Used floor jack to lift rear of bike by the trailer hitch (very little weight there because bike was ALMOST balanced anyway, just a little heavy in the rear) so lifting a little at a time on both I got her up in the air enough to get the wheel out! Happy! Three point lift!

Update on Tire:

Damn! Spent time last night taking lots of plastic and the rear wheel off the GL1500, go in to the local MC dealer today to have them mount and balance a brand-new Dunlop E4, put the wheel back on the bike and get ready to do quick 'round-the-block' road test with all the plastic still off. I let it down from the lift, start engine, roll it off center stand, and notice bike doesn't want to roll backward or forward. Something binding in reinstall of wheel? So I shut off the motor, get off and look at the wheel reinstall. Tire is TOTALLY flat! Guy told me he put 42lbs pressure in the tire when I took it home..... So looks like I gotta take it all apart again, go back to MC dealer and complain.

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Changing rear tire on my old GL1100 I would put it on center stand, and then straddling the bike I'd lean it on center stand over to one side so it was only on one center stand foot, enough so that a helper could shove a piece of 2x6 wood under the lifted center stand foot. Then I'd lean it the same distance the other way, and helper would put two pieces of wood under that foot. Back and forth until the rear of bike was high enough to get the wheel out. (me being a tall guy helps, the seat keeps getting higher with each piece of wood added)

GL1500 a little heavier, I was kinda scared to try that method to lift this bike......
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Once I got the rear wheel off my 1100 STD by taking the bike into the side yard, put a piece of 3/8 plywood under the center stand and digging a hole under the rear tire. Worked great and didn't cost a dime

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