Tech

Technologically Minded

USB Power Source - Kuryakyn

Goodies to Help Your Bike — and you — function better. The tech industry is always on the move. New products come out every day, each one sporting some new gizmo that you may or may not need to survive, depending on what marketing pitch you hear. How do you determine what’s the best product… Read more »

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Workbench August 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Brake, Lock and Roll Stu, Would you happen to know why the brakes on a GL1100 Aspencade can sometimes lock up and what the fix would be? Brian Williams via email — Hi Brian, The most likely causes are a clogged master cylinder fluid return port or rusted caliper pistons. The… Workbench August 2014″>Read more »

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Joe Sparrow & His 425k Gold Wing

Joe Sparrow and his high-mileage Gold Wing

Now that’s a lot of miles On Friday, May 30, I stopped by Donelson Cycles in St. Ann, Mo., to buy some new summer riding gloves. In the parking lot was a customer’s GL1800. It was readily apparent that the bike gets a lot of use — Iron Butt “1,500 miles in 24 hrs” license… 425k Gold Wing“>Read more »

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Workbench July 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Bashful Speedo Stu, Enjoyed your reply for “The Tires Go Round and Round (But the Speedo isn’t Accurate).” Mine is a 2001 GL1800A with about 36,000 miles. My problem is a bashful speedo that freezes in position whenever the sun is shining on it. Temperature does not aff ect it, only… Workbench July 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench June 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers The Haunted GL1800 Stu, My wife and I have ridden Gold Wings since 1980. We’ve had several 1100s, 1200s, 1500s and the GL1800. We still own and ride two original naked 1984 GL1200s (both red), a ’99 F6C and a 2006 GL1800. In all those years, there was not one serious… Workbench June 2014″>Read more »

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Show ‘N’ Shine

Bike Mirror with LED Signals

Looking for products to show off this summer? Whether it’s cleaning goods or bright stuff, we’ve gathered some of the best right here.

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And Along Went the Spyder

Sturgis Reversed GL1800

Only a few dealers countrywide will have access to these kits at the moment: Two locations in Florida, one in California, and Gregg.

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Workbench May 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers 1500 MAINTENANCE Stu, I have a 1997 GL1500 SE with 50,000 on the clock. I have some maintenance questions for you. In the last two years I’ve changed the coolant, bled the clutch and brakes, put in new plugs, synchronized the carbs and changed the front fork oil during a fork… Workbench May 2014″>Read more »

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The ’78 Project

gl-1000-full

A few months ago we had a shiny and new GL1800 sitting in the front lobby of the Home Office, ready to find a new home.

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Workbench April 2014

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TECHNICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FUEL PUMP ON, FUEL PUMP OFF Stu, Today I had a friend go check out a ’98 1500SE with 58,000 on the odometer. He says that after shutting the key off, the fuel pump still comes on and then goes off every 30 seconds. This lasts about 15 minutes, then no… Workbench April 2014″>Read more »

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Learn To Ride

GWRRA Drill Teams

Become a safer rider with a little reverse engineering. As safe riders, we understand that we could be safer. When we get on a motorcycle, we need to do so with the correct mental attitude and a mindset that is fully ready to ride. Along with proper riding gear — which is a must —… Read more »

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