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by themainviking
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Seat uncomfortable.
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Perhaps a local custom seat builder could make a seat for a GL1800 that approximates a Harley Ultra Glide or Road King seat. It is a matter of a seat that one sits on, and one that you can sit down into. Harley, in my opinion, has always made seats that are meant for long time riding. The frame styl...
by themainviking
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: DRAIN PLUG WASHER
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: DRAIN PLUG WASHER

I found mine in my drain pan, once, after replacing the pan bolt and filling with oil. Rather than dump the new oil, I ran till my next oil change without one, and put it back in then. Since then, I keep some around, so if I do not like the looks of the one coming off, I put a new one on. The bike d...
by themainviking
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Teardrop Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: Teardrop Trailer

Brakes do not come as only electric, for trailers. I just sold my Shur-Kamp tent trailer last year, which was manufactured in Michigan for some years before they went out of business. It had 8" wheels, and surge hydraulic brakes. They worked fantastic. The tongue has a mechanism that puts proportion...
by themainviking
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why use the radio speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Why use the radio speakers

I use the speakers anywhere close to home, and on longer trips, I use ear buds. Probably illegal in 38 out of 50 states and 9 out of 10 provinces, but I like the music to sound like music. This is also why I upgraded my speakers to Polk Audio.
by themainviking
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 142
Views: 11988

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

seabeechief wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:31 pm
So much to do, so little time. Ride SAFE!

Chief
You as well, Chief...
by themainviking
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 142
Views: 11988

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

Chief, I totally agree with your thoughts on the front wheel trike kits that allow one to continue to ride the twisties like a two wheel. That is one of my favourite activities. I absolutely love Tennessee and Virginia for all the "Dragon" parts. We have an eleven mile stretch of seriously curvy roa...
by themainviking
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 142
Views: 11988

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I do not know if this post is going to be received in open mindedness or not. I have just read the entire thread through, and many have stated that buying a Goldwing at a later period in life was dependent on being able to afford it, as they are expensive. There are an awful lot of young bucks who h...
by themainviking
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System

iancardwell wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:23 am
The 2012+ bikes use a SD card so there is no chance of anyone bending any pins like there is on the older units which use a CF card.
Yep... pretty much a thing of beauty, with that sd card.
by themainviking
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back to a two Bike Family - Sold the 1800
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Back to a two Bike Family - Sold the 1800

virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:23 pm
The things we give up for comfort. ;)
We are all getting older and more frail, :lol:
by themainviking
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System

FYI latest firmware is 2.9 . Anyone doing the firmware update make sure you have the one for your wing' 2006 - 2008 USA with CF card latest FW 4.9 Canadian bikes 2006 - ??? that use the CF card use the same FW 4.9 2009 - 2010 USA use FW 2.9 size about 6.0 mb 2012- 2017 USA use FW 2.9 size about 26....
by themainviking
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: fork brace and springs
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: fork brace and springs

I did both. Progressive springs, and fork brace. As I did them together, I do not know which did what, but it certainly made a big difference when I did it. I also disabled the anti dive at the same time. I did all this when my bike was less than a year old, and even then, with the almost new OEM co...
by themainviking
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Seat uncomfortable.
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

GL1500 seats were made for bigger people. Those things on the side of the GL1800 seats were supposedly to give some leverage to back up a wing without using reverse. I am smaller than you are Fat Man 65, and I was not comfortable for long periods of riding on the GL1800 stock seat. I tried a Corbin ...
by themainviking
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Teardrop Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: Teardrop Trailer

https://www.timetotrailer.com/ I wrote this fellow about his links page, as about half the trailer manufacturers were out of business and the links were dead. He wrote back, thanked me, and told me that he was pretty close to going broke with his trailer manufacturing endeavors. Looks like timetotr...
by themainviking
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Potential Purchase of 1993 low mileage GL1500 Timing belt Question
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Potential Purchase of 1993 low mileage GL1500 Timing belt Question

Them "old school" mechanics are dumb like a FOX fer sure!!! Some of them be that. Then again, I have met some who, although, very good at what they do, are kind of single minded. These ones are "strong like bull, smart like tractor"....... as in, the same people who told all their customers that sy...
by themainviking
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Motorcycle trailer question
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Motorcycle trailer question

If it was me, I would purchase a $40 wheel chock for a front wheel, which was removeable, and install it in the middle. The point of length is very valid as well. It must have a deck of about 8 1/2 feet long to accomodate a GL1800. It would likely pull fine with the bike on one side, preferably the ...
by themainviking
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: semi-synthetic oil
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: semi-synthetic oil

well i have been using Castrol Syntek in ALL my engine EXCEPT my motorcycle because of their clutch that are in oil bath. One i made the error and the clutch began to sleep and i changed the oil immediately, BUT i loved Syntek oil because of their stability, i have 2 choices,buy the Honda OEM and p...
by themainviking
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 29
Views: 708

Re: To gps or not

They will do that if your area has the capability. Mine does not. As far as normal highway updates, these must happen, then be discovered, then be added to the data base by the company that does it, which is not Garmin, and then be purchased by Garmin to add to their own GPS updates. All this normal...
by themainviking
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: semi-synthetic oil
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: semi-synthetic oil

The Amsoil 10w30 Synthetik,, would you have the product code on the bottle? i would check if i can find it around , thanks gervais riviere-bleue,Quebec You can find the complete data sheet for this here: https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/motor-oil/motorcycle/10w-30-synthetic-metric-motorcycle-...
by themainviking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Airbag recall finally reaches Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Airbag recall finally reaches Canada

I just got my recall letter for the Airbag. It says if it goes off it could send metal particles through the airbag and the rider, thereby rendering him empty of liquids.......... well, it does not actually say that, but it does say it could potentially cause the rider serious injury or death. The r...
by themainviking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: February Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: February Newsletter

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:23 am

:) If you look closely, you can see one of the branches is growing THROUGH the trunk. This old bike was placed on top of the tree, and the tree, in the process of growing, lifted the bike up into the air.
Wow, must have been Rip Van Winkle's bike
by themainviking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New posts
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: New posts

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:28 am

Alright, perhaps that's something that needs to change on the new site.
Whachu talkin about Willis?

What new site? I was just getting used to this one, :lol: .

Oh well, progress means onward and upward.
by themainviking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me 05 gl questions
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: New to me 05 gl questions

As far as the mufflers go, you might offer, anywhere you can find GL1800 owners, to trade straight across, those noisy pipes for stock ones. Some GL1800 owners want a louder bike and might really appreciate the opportunity to get them for nothing, just trade. (I, however, am not one of them as I lik...
by themainviking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Run stop switch
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Run stop switch

Secondary to cleaning out the Cruise Control On Button, you might just leave it alone, if it is not causing any problems. I have not turned mine off since the first ride I took with the bike brand new. A functioning button which is never pressed has very little chance of malfunctioning.
by themainviking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: mixing bias and radial tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: mixing bias and radial tyres

I had always understood that if one mixed on a motorcycle, the radial needed to be on the rear, but not being an expert on tires, I can not attest to the truthfulness of this. From what experience I do have, I do not see a problem with what you have going. Air them up good, like 41 to 43 front, and ...
by themainviking
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Weekend riding
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Weekend riding

You could begin looking here:

http://mogwrra.mogwrra.org