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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rgmr250
I had the mechanical solenoid, single 35W...

I had the mechanical solenoid, single 35W ballast, bi-xenon type on my 1997 GL1500.

With bi-xenon, when you switch to high beams, the reflector moves, the bulb stays lit, so there's no delay and...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-21-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By rgmr250
In my opinion, the only HID setups that work...

In my opinion, the only HID setups that work really well are the "projector beam" setups. I have projectors in my car (2014 Altima), but it came stock with Halogens, so I put an HID kit in it and it...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-21-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By rgmr250
If you put a relay in, so the headlight wire just...

If you put a relay in, so the headlight wire just triggers the relay, and then the relay closes the circuit between the battery and the HID ballasts, then the draw on the stock headlight wiring will...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-15-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By rgmr250
IIRC, the speedo is mechanical - there's a cable...

IIRC, the speedo is mechanical - there's a cable from the front wheel to the back of the speedo. If the speedo isn't working, it could be the speedo cable, the speedo itself, or the speedo drive in...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   08-08-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By rgmr250
We rode there July 13th and don't recall seeing...

We rode there July 13th and don't recall seeing any road construction. Sadly it was thunderstorming for 1/2 of the trip through the Going to the Sun Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43LiYlSurdU...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By rgmr250
I've done list and restored some pretty nasty...

I've done list and restored some pretty nasty looking chrome - aluminum foil balled up and some water - won't scratch the chrome (I would be hesitant about 'chromed' plastic, though), and will make...
Forum: Events   07-19-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By rgmr250
We rode the Going to the Sun Road last week - in...

We rode the Going to the Sun Road last week - in a thunderstorm, with a little hail mixed in...:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43LiYlSurdU

Amazing road, but would have been a lot more fun in...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   06-20-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By rgmr250
Yup, this is what happens. They'll 'tear' it...

Yup, this is what happens. They'll 'tear' it apart, then leave it all for you to put back together. Crossing the border once I saw a U-haul style moving truck - the Border agents had removed...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   06-20-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,220
Posted By rgmr250
It must be from being brought up in Canada, but...

It must be from being brought up in Canada, but the thought of carrying a gun for personal protection never occurs to me. I guess if you were outback camping, you might want a weapon for protection....
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-11-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By rgmr250
Except that cars typically don't have fully...

Except that cars typically don't have fully manual sequential transmissions like most motorcycles, so different transmissions, different ways they operate and therefore some differences in how they...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   06-10-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By rgmr250
Group riding PDF from MSF, including hand signals...

Group riding PDF from MSF, including hand signals (3rd page):
https://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Group_Ride.pdf
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum   06-07-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By rgmr250
not my stuff, but just saw this ad. Looks like...

not my stuff, but just saw this ad. Looks like there might be a deal pending on the controls, but worth asking.
...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-07-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By rgmr250
Or replace the reverse switch - it's fairly...

Or replace the reverse switch - it's fairly cheap. Or better yet, do as Dave suggests, to confirm that it is the switch (and get the bike running again), then order the switch and hold onto it and...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-07-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By rgmr250
That sounds like the line from the compressor is...

That sounds like the line from the compressor is plugged (at or before the shocks), if it airs up and down that quickly. Or, since both are leaking oil, there may be an internal issue with both...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-07-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By rgmr250
Yes, if you have the 416's, I'd suggest getting a...

Yes, if you have the 416's, I'd suggest getting a rebuild kit from Progressive and rebuilding them - they are $400 shocks, and are better than the stock ones.

I wonder if you're not getting any...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-06-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By rgmr250
Did the ones you removed look like this: (stock) ...

Did the ones you removed look like this: (stock)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/88-GL1500-Goldwing-Rear-Shocks-/151721760523?hash=item235352570b:g:LsIAAOSw9N1VhzZI&vxp=mtr

Or this: (progressive 416...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-06-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By rgmr250
Sounds like a stuck choke, or float needle stuck...

Sounds like a stuck choke, or float needle stuck open (except that would probably quickly result in a fuel overflow and he'd likely see a puddle, or at least drops of fuel under the bike.) Having to...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum   05-30-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By rgmr250
If it's displaying the odometer in km, then it's...

If it's displaying the odometer in km, then it's a Canadian model AFAIK. I live in Canada and recently bought a 2008 GL1800 - US model - odometer is in miles (and speedo has mph in bigger numbers,...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-30-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By rgmr250
Curious about the heat from the rad outlet - how...

Curious about the heat from the rad outlet - how noticeable is the heat? For example, do you really notice a difference in the cold drawing the rad outlet air towards you, and in hot weather, do you...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-30-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By rgmr250
Dragon Wings Vs Wind Wings

I had hand wings and Wind Wings on my 1500. My 1800 has some hand wings (but not baker or national cycle style, they are 'curved' - haven't seen them before) mounted on the mirrors, but I'd like...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-29-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By rgmr250
I can't say for sure, but I'd suggest looking...

I can't say for sure, but I'd suggest looking really closely at the pump next time, just in case. My understanding is that only the premium at most stations is ethanol free:...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-29-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rgmr250
My thinking is the same as driverrider - seems...

My thinking is the same as driverrider - seems like an air starvation issue (black smoke is usually a rich condition) - check the air filter/area.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-22-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,352
Posted By rgmr250
Just my opinion, but 11.93V is low for a standing...

Just my opinion, but 11.93V is low for a standing voltage, engine off, key off (so no accessory drain.) You usually want to see closer to 12.5V.

According to this:...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-14-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By rgmr250
One more question on the back rest - my wife...

One more question on the back rest - my wife needs 'room' on the back seat (she's not tiny) - are there any backrests that would allow more room on the passenger seat? For example, on the 1500 I have...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-14-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By rgmr250
They helped, but I have to sell both 1500's, my...

They helped, but I have to sell both 1500's, my spare dual sport and my project FZR1000 still to finance this one. I'm already talking about this being a 'keeper', though - I think this is 'the one'...
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