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Old 08-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Goldwings

i just bought a new goldwing for my adventures. i had a bandit 1250 and was looking for vstroms. the strom may come later too. does anyone here ride goldwings? the goldwing forum is a negative place to hangout...
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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I recently bought a GL1500 also. The immediate set up will be a cut down windshield, big driving lights, navigation and improved charging. Need to go to Utah and cover some ground. Still have 650L and R and ST1100.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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...improved charging...
jebus. The thing has an automotive style alternator already. What "improvement" do you fathom?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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jebus. The thing has an automotive style alternator already. What "improvement" do you fathom?

The stock alternator is failure prone. In 1995 HITACHI moved their manufacturing from JAPAN to CHINA, since then they have been producing bad alternators. Broken rotor windings or burned up rotor coils from inferior wire and insulation. Replace it with a compufire or get a quality rebuilt one. Depending on how much electric clothing you also have the stock alternator is under powered.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #5
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I have an 09 Wing, 4th one so far. Pulls my XR650R to the fun riding area's just fine. Leaving for CO Friday AM for a week of trail riding
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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The stock alternator is failure prone. In 1995 HITACHI moved their manufacturing from JAPAN to CHINA, since then they have been producing bad alternators. Broken rotor windings or burned up rotor coils from inferior wire and insulation. Replace it with a compufire or get a quality rebuilt one. Depending on how much electric clothing you also have the stock alternator is under powered.
I think I may be getting a Wing ('08?) in the shop next week that needs the stator replaced. He already has the part, so suspect it's an OEM version and subject to failure too.

He rides year round if the roads are clear of snow, sometimes 2-up, so I know the system is probably cranking out the watts for two heated vests/jackets, gloves, grips, etc.

I'll see if I can talk him into trying to return the original (assuming still in plain brown wrapper), and opt for a Compufire.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:29 PM   #7
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... the goldwing forum is a negative place to hangout...

What's the world coming to when the Goldwing riders are too snippy to hang out with???
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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The Naked Goldwings forum is still a friendly place.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:27 PM   #9
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the naked goldwings forum is still a friendly place.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #10
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...And just where do I find this forum? I just bought an '83' Now affectionately referred to as The "Big Brown Turd" Soon to Be reborn as "FrankenWing"

So, Where/How do I find this forum?
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:49 AM   #11
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...And just where do I find this forum? I just bought an '83' Now affectionately referred to as The "Big Brown Turd" Soon to Be reborn as "FrankenWing"

So, Where/How do I find this forum?
http://www.ngwclub.com/
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:13 PM   #12
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Not sure how comfortable I'd be, naked on any forum?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #13
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Not sure how comfortable I'd be, naked on any forum?

it's ok nobody can see you. I am naked right now and you never knew it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #14
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I'm a former Goldwing rider. Sold it about 2 years ago. It was a wonderful bike for carrying a big load and eating up the miles in comfort.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #15
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2010 yellow abs Wing owner here. Great 2 up touring mount. I don't have a AARP card either....
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