I went ahead and did my own oil change since I wanted to use Mobile 1 20/50 synthetic oil. The mileage at the time of change was 56,113. I also replaced the oil filter with the OEM Honda model.
This particular oil blend is not cheap. Even with the online pricing it was close $10 per quart. It takes a little over 4 quarts to do a complete oil change.
In addition to the oil change I had to replace the left side low beam bulb as it was out. The right side was replaced but I forgot to log the date into this blog. I’m using Phillips brand bulbs at this particular cycle.
I met up with my insurance appraiser.
The previous owner had problems getting the bike registered due to its salvage title. One of the problems was the horn button not working properly and some weird taillight issues.
I replaced the left wiring harness and took apart the horn itself to see if there were any failing parts.
I put everything back together and now ready for the street legal inspection and certification.
Picked up a 1985 Honda Magna this evening. The bike is ridiculously small for me but will a decent trainer bike.
I had taken my GL1800 to the local Honda dealership Stockton Honda Yamaha service center to have a recall performed. I had also wanted them to replace all my brake pads at the same time since I already purchased them. Long story short the place did not replace the right side caliper set stating it didn’t need it. I was pissed since I always replace the fronts in pairs as the manual states.
My daily rider a 2007 GL1800 Goldwing had a master cylinder recall issued. This was a significant case as the rear wheel would lock and seize while at higher temperatures.
Since the sled was getting serviced and the wheels would be off I had the shop install new brake pads (I thought all three sets) but it turned out to be the left front and rear. I also had the oil and oil filter changed. This all happened approximately at 39,500 miles.
I’ve been riding the Goldwing in to work for the last few weeks whether ri or shine.
I’ve been having Red Bull and crumb cake for so many years I can’t even remember when I started.
It’s has been awhile since I’ve updated the motorcycles. I’m down to two sleds.. a 2013 Roadglide Custom, 2005 GL1800. The custom VTX1300 trike belongs to my wifey.
We went on a ride today on the Goldwing with the intentions of hitting the 100,000 mile mark on the odometer. I sort of guess-a-mated the general area where we would end up at the beginning of my work week and I came damn close to the expected location.
The area we ended up hitting the historical mileage is a place located between Walnut Grove and Lodi, CA. It’s a place I like to take a ride to often or pass through if I want a change of scenery. The “Bird Sanctuary” was the perfect spot.
We’ve put a lot of miles together, especially on the Goldwing. It was only fitting when I hit the milestone mark of 100,000 miles my wife Lorraine was with me to be part of it.