Technical Questions and Answers Voltage Concerns Stu, Well, I went out to get a fuse for the .300 A scale on my good VOM while leaving another in series and when I came back about an hour later, the drain was maintaining at a consistent level. I switched meters without losing the connection and it… Workbench October 2014″>Read more »
What finally caught my eye was the latest rendition by Show Chrome from Big Bike Parts (Bigbikeparts.com).
Technical Questions and Answers Battery Drainage Stu, My wife and I have a 1988 GL1500 that we’ve for just a year. It has been sitting about two to three weeks because of the weather. When I went to start it up, it didn’t start. I disconnected the battery and hooked up the charger, thinking it… Workbench September 2014″>Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
It’s Your Bike, Customize It. When you own a Gold Wing, you like to dress it up and proudly show it off. In my case, I was handed down my husband’s 1994 GL1500, so I had to change things a bit just to make it mine. I started by having a complete custom console kit… Read more »
Stu and I grabbed a bag of tools and headed out west to the best motorcycle-recycling center in Phoenix.
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 »
A little more comfort…to go a long way. When it comes to comfort, we could debate forever about windshield heights, highway pegs, deflectors and handlebar risers — common aftermarket components that often come together to create a more ergonomically satisfying mount. But they all pale when compared to the significance of what you’re sitting on,… Read more »
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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