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M61A1MECH last won the day on August 15 2021

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About M61A1MECH

  • Birthday 04/02/1953

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  • Name
    Steve Kowalcky


  • Location
    Edgewater, FL USA, FL, United States


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    Edgewater, FL USA


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  • Home Country
    United States


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    Riding, woodworking, woodturning, photography
  • Bike Year and Model
    2013 Goldwing SOLD May 2021


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  1. Glad everyone is OK, that should buff right out and the fog light still works.
  2. Welcome back, you ever find that perfect Vette you were looking for? I found mine.
  3. Carbon One may still be making trailer hitch set ups, here is is a link to his add here on the forum. I still make wiring harnesses, here are links to my adds. If your trailer has an electrical connector that does not match the photos, I can custom build with a suitable connector.
  4. If you do that and the bike ever needs to be towed on an open trailer, take the seat off or put a binder strap over it, because it will take flight and then you are buying a new seat.
  5. That is what I did when I hung up my helmet and boots.
  6. The factory actually says 0 psi required and 7 psi is the max pressure, you need to use a syringe type pump with a zero loss chuck to add air and make sure both forks have the same pressure.
  7. We are praying for you Don, and are confident that the great healer has his hand on you.
  8. Contact djh3 he makes a bypass system for the ignition switch, takes the load off the ignition switch which has been know to fail. Will not get you sorted out before Saturday ride but could help in the long term.
  9. Don, So sorry to hear of the occurrence of the cancer, we are praying for you. I like some others moved away from the Venture line , but still checked in many times a day to see what my friends were up to and try to lend a hand if I could, even now that I have quit riding, I still check in everyday to see how my family is doing and help if possible. You have done a great job with the forum and we do appreciate you for it. The slow down is most certainly due to all of the things listed above. I know I do not see as many people riding as I did in the past, surely a result of this Covid stuff and the ever changing world we live in.
  10. The one that Carbon One makes will not work on the original Royal Stars, they only work on the Venture based models. The rear shock arrangement is different on the two models and on the early models it interferes with the lift adapter. I would assume that to be the same for the ones on Ebay as they appear to be knock offs of Carbon One's design. When I had my 98 Royal Star Tour Classic I made some 1-1/2" thick spacer blocks out of hardwood, the only one that required any special attention was the one used on the left front, it needed to be notched out to miss the safety switch on the side stand. Many folks just used hockey pucks for spacers.
  11. On my 07 I mounted it vertical next to the front bulkhead in the trunk, was able to get the fabric liner to go around it, put some medium density foam under it and never had an issue with it skipping. Thought I had saved some pics of the install but I can not find them and the bike is long gone.
  12. The two top bolts have had their heads drilled off, the one lower left has been sheared off, maybe during an attempt to remove it. The remaining bolt has the punch mark from where it was staked when assembled. I wonder where the top retainer plate is? Those bolt have loctite on them so naturally will be hard to remove. I have never seen this issue before, the will certainly need to carefully drill them out and maybe put a helicoil or timesert in there if they damage the threads. http://www.timesert.com/
  13. Can also be the seals on the water pump, there is a shaft that come out of the crank case to drive the water pump, has seals on one side to keep oil out of the coolant and seals on the other side to keep coolant out of the oil. Many of us have had to rebuild the water pump.
  14. Yes that is the one I was talking about and yes to the best of my recollection that is powered through the ignition and if you need more than 5 AMPs use it to turn on a relay and run fused battery power through the relay contacts. PM me with your mailing address if you need or want the proper pins and seals for that connector.
  15. Here is another way to get power to the USB charging port if it needs more than 5 amps. Use the small white connector to switch on a relay when the ignition is turned on, run a fused circuit from the battery to the Normally Open contacts of the relay to power the USB charging port. Using this method you could actually power up a hub with a couple of power circuits if you wanted to.
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