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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-16-2019, 04:25 PM
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Posted By CrystalPistol
My stepbrother wanted to build a custom Triumph...

My stepbrother wanted to build a custom Triumph twin, chrome stuff, drag pipes, extended front, beautiful paint, custom thin seat, and just struts in place of rear shocks. He arrived at strut...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By CrystalPistol
I use tape on both sides, mark my cut, and use a...

I use tape on both sides, mark my cut, and use a Makita Sabre Saw on low speed with a metal cutting blade, no melting plastic to close up behind the cut. Air hose to blow away plastic dust. I use a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-15-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By CrystalPistol
Why not just use some imagination. Cut...

Why not just use some imagination.


Cut down windscreen, lop off trunk & support, Cast off rotor covers, shorter matched rear shocks. The trunk being gone will free up power with less wind...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By CrystalPistol
It might help to read of your interests, like...

It might help to read of your interests, like historical stuff or sights or just a good ride? If you came across Tn., there is Jackson & Casey (John Luther) Jones museum or Nashville & Opryland or...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-13-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By CrystalPistol
Seal kit should fix that, just don't ding the...

Seal kit should fix that, just don't ding the lower shock body.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By CrystalPistol
Well there you go.:wink2: No shame, we...

Well there you go.:wink2:


No shame, we started riding a trike more than the bike 15 years ago by choice. Now we ride the trike only when we feel the desire. We take more rides by car or even...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-13-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By CrystalPistol
Points of interest, etc? Lincoln Highway (US 30)...

Points of interest, etc? Lincoln Highway (US 30) or the Old National Road (old US 40 from Vandalia …. first highway commissioned by Congress). There's a great ride across Pa. on Rt 30, lots of...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-13-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By CrystalPistol
Those are slightly funnel shape round. I have...

Those are slightly funnel shape round. I have cleaned, sanded, painted, then wrapped some similar shaped exhaust tips with a thin stainless steel polished to look like chrome before, wrapped and...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-11-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By CrystalPistol
Don't know about the 1800s, but I know my '85 had...

Don't know about the 1800s, but I know my '85 had anodized rims and the front wheel on my '95 1500 is just polished aluminum.


I've polished aluminum wheels on cars after spending hours...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-10-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By CrystalPistol
Just a thought, have you started the trike, and...

Just a thought, have you started the trike, and tried both high beam and low beams while standing so you can see fog lights?


It is not unusual for cars or pickups to have fog lights wired so...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By CrystalPistol
Post It's a blood sucking disease spreading pest with...

It's a blood sucking disease spreading pest with wings, it's closer to a mosquito than thou is to though or thru is to through or tall is to toll, etc, but you knew that. Reads like the rear brakes...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-10-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By CrystalPistol
Question double post

double post
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By CrystalPistol
Under acceleration? Torque reaction will give...

Under acceleration? Torque reaction will give one the sensation if they are not accustomed to it.


When adjusting drive chains on my Britt bikes, as a last step, I would often place on the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By CrystalPistol
So, there are the cornering lights and then there...

So, there are the cornering lights and then there are two fog lights? There is a possibility that the prior owner or someone put the fog lights on by mounting them and just never got to locating a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By CrystalPistol
Might be a good idea until you polish up on...

Might be a good idea until you polish up on braking technique? BTW, it's "ATTABOY" (as in "it only takes one AWESHUCKS to erase a whole slew of ATTABOYs") in these parts …
… so it would never occur...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By CrystalPistol
I rode the Dragon once, realized right off that...

I rode the Dragon once, realized right off that it was at best, a hyped up dangerous roadway open to the general public frequented all too often by dangerous riders wanting to play "Randy Racer" &...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 210
Posted By CrystalPistol
Maybe that's where that 10mm went? ...

Maybe that's where that 10mm went?






Or maybe you're just hearing the fuel pump in an otherwise quiet setting?
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-08-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By CrystalPistol
Blackie takes care of mice. :wink2: I'm...

Blackie takes care of mice. :wink2:


I'm allergic to cats too.:frown2:
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By CrystalPistol
I was looking hard for it, thought I missed it...

I was looking hard for it, thought I missed it maybe, reason I asked is all ….
…. :wink2:
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-07-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By CrystalPistol
Curious, as you have "BT-DT", Where is this...

Curious, as you have "BT-DT",
Where is this "bladder" located and of what material is it made?
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-07-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By CrystalPistol
I don't doubt that there are wrecks that can't be...

I don't doubt that there are wrecks that can't be fixed, but in the case of these 416s, you use air to blow out the old seals so they must hold some air, or those O-rings up top? I see that Amazon...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-07-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By CrystalPistol
Wanted to sell you some 412s huh? Here you go. ...

Wanted to sell you some 412s huh? Here you go. Try searching with Google for part #s like 76-5041 or 30-5041.


You may just have a line or fitting leak, mix a few drops of detergent with water...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-07-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By CrystalPistol
Later …..

Later …..
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By CrystalPistol
I use Plexus or regular cleaner wax.

I use Plexus or regular cleaner wax.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By CrystalPistol
I'd first make sure the front wheel, axle, fork...

I'd first make sure the front wheel, axle, fork sliders are together "right" after last tire change, just loosen all the bolts and do a redo making sure proper clearances are maintained. Good time...
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