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Old 05-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #16
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:41 AM   #17
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steer rite

I put steer rite on my 1983 GL1100/EML. they are great to deal with, easy install, and what a difference, I have not driven with LL so I have no comparison, but the SR is really like power steering. go for it!! Now I would just like to carry more fuel as the 5 gallons at 25mpg is really a problem. at cruise I have to stop every 1hr 30 min to get fuel, and Im 500 miles from the mountains
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:00 AM   #18
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steer rite
I put steer rite on my 1983 GL1100/EML. they are great to deal with, easy install, and what a difference, I have not driven with LL so I have no comparison, but the SR is really like power steering. go for it!! Now I would just like to carry more fuel as the 5 gallons at 25mpg is really a problem. at cruise I have to stop every 1hr 30 min to get fuel, and Im 500 miles from the mountains
Hi jeffygs,

Just a FYI....

I run an 83 GL1100 standard in a 80 frame with a Ural sidecar with a plexifaring II windshield and I get between 28 and 35 mpg depending on wind, speed, terrain, etc.

If I use the windshield on the hack I get much worse mpg....I don't use it since my doggie likes to travel lying down in the hack and when she tires of the wind, she drops down and tucks into the nose, her cave.

I learned from the guys at Classic Goldwings forum to run 6 to 8 ounces of ATF or MMO in each tank of gas. I also seem to get the best mpg at about 58 to 65 mph....

As we know, YMMV...
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #19
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My bike also gets 28-30mpg,here is my solution.





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Old 05-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #20
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I sent my Triumph Scrambler's triple clamps to Side Effects for the Steerite upgrade and it was worth every penny. Made higher speed 300 mile days enjoyable rather than punishing.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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I got a set for an 83 GL1100 Ural rig and it was night and day better,especially commuting style city traffic enabled ride fairly quickly.Not to mention Brock's a good fellow to do business with.DB
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #22
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I might be able to squeeze 28 out of her but 30 is out of the question. Im sure it is the plexiglass windshield on the bike that is the drag but I gotta have it. I also run MMO but that seems to be lots, Im gonna look into it
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Hi jeffygs,

Just a FYI....

I run an 83 GL1100 standard in a 80 frame with a Ural sidecar with a plexifaring II windshield and I get between 28 and 35 mpg depending on wind, speed, terrain, etc.

If I use the windshield on the hack I get much worse mpg....I don't use it since my doggie likes to travel lying down in the hack and when she tires of the wind, she drops down and tucks into the nose, her cave.

I learned from the guys at Classic Goldwings forum to run 6 to 8 ounces of ATF or MMO in each tank of gas. I also seem to get the best mpg at about 58 to 65 mph....

As we know, YMMV...
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:44 AM   #23
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Rotopax, I have been pondering over a 3 gallon for my rig. Yours looks like a 2 gallon. I have a peg packer on my GS that I could make fit but its only 1 gallon
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #24
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I might be able to squeeze 28 out of her but 30 is out of the question. Im sure it is the plexiglass windshield on the bike that is the drag but I gotta have it. I also run MMO but that seems to be lots, Im gonna look into it
Do you have a windshield on the sidecar? that may be the deal...If you check out

forum.ClassicGoldwings.com

And look for the threads on using MMO or ATF in the fuel...some are using up to 8oz in a tank but I have been using 6 and it seems to be fine...

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #25
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I sent my Triumph Scrambler's triple clamps to Side Effects for the Steerite upgrade and it was worth every penny. Made higher speed 300 mile days enjoyable rather than punishing.
I'd love to know more about your Scrambler build, I'm thinkng about doing the same.
Did you post a build thread? Picture?

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:25 PM   #26
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I'd love to know more about your Scrambler build, I'm thinkng about doing the same.
Did you post a build thread? Picture?

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647434 has some photos of the subframe and the entire unit.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #27
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It's a 2 gallon RotoPax,I mounted a tire for a buddy and he gave me the Roto and the mount !!,Good trade I think !!.I just filled it up tonight for the trip to the Chelan Sidecar Rally tomorrow.Now I have 7.8 gallons,so I,m close to 200 miles per tank which should be good for what I do.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #28
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Steerite worth the $$ ?

I should be able to answer this question next week as I'm finally about to tackle installing my Steerite modded triple trees on my GL1500 rig. I've taken a week off work, and will have a buddy visiting to help. I find my rig is great around town, neutral handling, and despite the heavy steering doesn't bother me too much. On the highway, different story - much heavier steering, and it takes a lot of effort to keep it going straight, especially if there's a good sidewind or there's significant crown to the road. Frankly, it's tiring, takes a bit of the enjoyment out of driving it, and the heavy steering would make long distance trips challenging. I'm looking forward to changing all that.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #29
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I'm at a Sidecar rally right now and there are several Goldwings and Harley's with Steer Rights and every one of them says they are GREAT !!.


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Old 05-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #30
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Thnx

That's reassuring to hear. The Steerite modded parts aren't cheap, but if it makes the rig dramatically easier to drive, and significantly increases the ability to put the miles on during a road trip, money well spent IMO. The workmanship of these parts from Side Effects has to be seen to be believed - very nice.
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