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by harvey01
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual EASTERN Gathering - 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: 2nd Annual EASTERN Gathering - 2018

Since you have not selected a site, I suggest you also look at Logan, OH. There is a nice Bayside Inn on one side of Rt33 and a Holiday Inn Express on the other. The Hocking Hills are close by, Athens is close by for anyone wanted to do Main Street and most of the attractions near Athens are hear al...
by harvey01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Insurance

The coverage in VA may be best with one company but very different in another area of the country. I would suggest that you contact Progressive, Dairyland, and whoever else in your area that writes motorcycles. Don't forget companies like Nationwide, and State Farm. If you are in the military or a v...
by harvey01
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 29
Views: 672

Re: To gps or not

fred, several years ago I took the plunge and bought a Garmin 660. I had a great sale price and have never seen them that cheap again. Anyway, Up till then I relied on maps to plan my routes and that worked fine and I enjoyed it. I still use maps as I like the who picture and not just the limited am...
by harvey01
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Why did he crash ?

Thank you for responding, glad you are okay and now have a better fitting helmet.
by harvey01
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Why did he crash ?

AZgl1800, it is really none of my business but is that a 3/4 helmet, modular helmet of a full face helmet you were wearing?
by harvey01
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Why did he crash ?

I disagree with minimac, take the MSFcourse before doing anything on the motorcycle. Let the instructors teach the correct techniques before anyone has a chance to offer other methods. then follow the instructions from the course. Practice will be a continuing part of the course for years to come.
by harvey01
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Monthly Drawing Contest
Replies: 66
Views: 5941

Re: Monthly Drawing Contest

Also have a VTX 1300 that will sell to a reasonable buyer. It is a 2004. Contact me at: hwilson723@comcast.net
by harvey01
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset

Another thought, I have a used J&M set I will sell you for $50 if interested. Email me at: hwilson723@comcast.net
by harvey01
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset

another option is Edsets. You can reach them thru their website at: http://www.edsets.com/index.php

They don't list a phone number but you can email them if you have additional questions.
by harvey01
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: After market seats or saddle
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: After market seats or saddle

The Russell Daylong is my choice if you plan to ride a lot of miles and long days in the saddle. My second choice but way down the desirability scale is the Bill Mayer.
by harvey01
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: HANNIGAN TRIKE SHOCKS any ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: HANNIGAN TRIKE SHOCKS any ideas

You might get the specs on the shocks they are trying to sell you and take the specs and a shock to NAPA or other parts store and see if they have something identical or better. Might be a little cheaper!
by harvey01
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Niagara Falls to Cape Cod?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Niagara Falls to Cape Cod?

Make sure you plan a time for your trip to Cape Cod when the tourist traffic will be low. If traffic is heavy it will detract from the ride.

Have fun!!
by harvey01
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery relocate to trunk??
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Why would you want to alter the location of that dead weight from the lower area to a higher area?
Too many negative effects on handling which can also be a safety thing!
by harvey01
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: semi-synthetic oil
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: semi-synthetic oil

I would be concerned that the weight of the oil meets cycle manufacturer and that the oil meet other certifications it requires such as JAS.

Honda makes or has ade to their specs a semi-synthetic that has worked well in my GL1800 for over 120,000 miles.
by harvey01
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: hello everybody...as you guessed "I'm new here"
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: hello everybody...as you guessed "I'm new here"

Welcome aboard from VA!
by harvey01
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Heartbroken...rust
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Heartbroken...rust

I certainly agree with cihib that it is possible for a cover to cause the problems as noted but I would only discuss that if the dealer brings it up, if the dealer and Honda refuse to fix the problem then if the cover was used per manufacturers discussions, I would chat with the cover maker referenc...
by harvey01
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Heartbroken...rust
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Heartbroken...rust

I certainly would contact the dealer and try to have the parts replaced under warranty. If he is hesitant to try, contact Honda directly.
by harvey01
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Newb question
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Another Newb question

When getting a new/used bike up to snuff, I tend to check just about everything you can get to. And change all fluids, oil, fork oil, brake and clutch fluid and so forth. Then for the first few weeks, keep a very close eye on the fluids and tires. As I ride the bike more and begin to trust it I tend...
by harvey01
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 256
Views: 11736

Re: The idiots are out there

I remember when the wife and I were in the UK on rented motorcycles. The first roundabout was intimidating but of course driving on the wrong side of the road only added to the problem. But I got thru that one and several more before we arrived on their big highway outside London. When we finally go...
by harvey01
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet Speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Helmet Speakers

Have you contacted J&M customer service to see if they have a solution?

The next place I would check would be with Edsets and then Air Rider.
by harvey01
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: tank bags
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: tank bags

try ChaseHarper.com. They have a lot of luggage. try www.nelsonrigg.com Try Dowco, Firstgear, Willy and Max, Kuryakyn, Ogio, Hopnel, Givi, and I am sure there are some others. You might check prices with a multiretailer like Competition Accessories, www.compacc.com. or the motorcycle superstore, Hon...
by harvey01
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering - 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2236

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering - 2018

Based on the above posts, it seem obvious to me that we should start a thread for a 2018 Gathering East and one for a 2018 Gathering West! This would allow for planning and input to be location specific and maybe even increase involvement. I would strongly suggest that they be well separated by time...
by harvey01
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.

DonnieRay, It has been a month since your last post to this thread. What have you done and what did you find? We would love to hear the outcome!
by harvey01
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for referral -> Carborator Repair/ Rebuilding
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Looking for referral -> Carborator Repair/ Rebuilding

swr1977, I have not used oldschoolcaarbs as I have never had a set rebuilt. I do know several folks who are pleased and the owner did a video with Jay Leno praising his work. Pistol Pete does excellent work according to all that I have heard. If you can find the info on Mike Nixon down in AZ, he is ...
by harvey01
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: That One Thing wont leave behind?
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Cell phone in the event of emergency or just want to call someone. The other thing is a credit card, to buy gas or whatever else I need.