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by minimac
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: satellite radio
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: satellite radio

One of the first things I did on all of my rides was install a 12V outlet. I also run a three outlet adapter into that, which is easily moved from bike to bike. I usually power my XM radio, mounted to the windshield with the rubber suction cup thingy, and have a tape deck adapter tape plugged into t...
by minimac
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: Why did he crash ?

Harvey- You don't want to spend the $$$ for the course if you don't like riding. How do you know, unless you try it first. I would imagine very few people say I'm going to spend $300 or more to take a motorcycle safety class, only to find out they can't balance it or aren't coordinated enough to clu...
by minimac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED:dustbin style fairing
Replies: 2
Views: 85

WANTED:dustbin style fairing

I know this is a long shot, but I'm looking for an old dustbin type race fairing for a project I'm putting together. It will have to be cut to fit, so I can't buy a new one. I know there are some of these that haven't seen the light of day in quite awhile, tucked away in corners or upstairs in garag...
by minimac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: Why did he crash ?

RE:Scooters P.S. I'm pretty sure the motorcycle safety class is a requirement in Pa. Before that, take the scooter to a large, empty parking lot (such as school) and let her get familiar with feeling the balance, rolling on and off the throttle, start and stopping, mastering the controls, and low sp...
by minimac
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: Why did he crash ?

Somewhat related-a good read for a slow day.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/m ... 20Combined
by minimac
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Apeman Endoscopic Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Apeman Endoscopic Camera

Great write up and photos. I have used a similar camera (very high dollar) when working, to look inside piping and condensing tubes where physical inspection was impossible. I'm glad to see that the prices have come down to a point where it makes sense to have one. It's one of those tools that you d...
by minimac
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shinko-another tire thread
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Shinko-another tire thread

It's been long enough since my previous bad experience with Shinko tires, to maybe consider them. I'm curious how they perform and hold up on the 'Wings that have been running them. Are they as good as some say they are, or are they as poor-being barely adequate-as I remember them? I've been running...
by minimac
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Year's Day ride out
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: New Year's Day ride out

Nice! I love the D Jag.This was the first New Years Day I didn't ride, at least a few miles, in many years. I've never been accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer, but 35+" of snow(over the weekend) and 14* below zero doesn't make for an enjoyable ride!
by minimac
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 437
Views: 29319

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Even though we have a lot of snow and the warmest it's been in almost two weeks has been 20*F, I saw a motorcycle Sheriff escorting a funeral yesterday. I didn't want to crash the procession and didn't have time to wait for him, but he must have some big cahones. :shock:
by minimac
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Niagara Falls to Cape Cod?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Niagara Falls to Cape Cod?

Do you want to make the trip to there quickly or stop and see the sights and take two or three days to get there? I have some maps etc.,of different things to see and do taking the northern route through NY, around the end of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence, and through the Adirondacks into Vermon...
by minimac
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase

After stopping at two different park locations, listed on their website as having the passes, Mrs.Mini and myself had to break down and mail in ours. It cost us an extra $10 apiece ($40 total for 2 passes) but it was well worth it. With just the trips we have planned for this year we'll recover the ...
by minimac
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It's Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: It's Christmas

Well, it's too late for Christmas wishes, but not too late to hope everyone has a great and safe New Year. Especially Scott (and Mrs.Admin) and thank you for your time and effort you put in making this site what it is....the best!
by minimac
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike-Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Trike-Plus

Just as a follow up, I found this page while looking at various trike kits. I'm not affiliated in any way, and only post this because there are some other valid (IMHO) points to consider.
http://www.mtcvoyager.com/cheap-diy-trike-kits/
by minimac
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for GL1500....again?
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Front tire for GL1500....again?

I forgot to mention that I run ceramic beads for balancing. I run 2oz. in the front and 3oz. in the rear. I've had no cupping on any of my front tires (I run them in my scooters also) since doing that. Here's where I got mine. Great price and really fast service.
http://www.tirebalancebeads.com/
by minimac
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for GL1500....again?
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Front tire for GL1500....again?

I've had good luck and a lot of miles running a Bridgestone Excedra Max radial on the front of mine. I'm running the Austone on the back. It took a little fiddling with the air pressures to get what I like, but this combination sticks like glue, wet or dry.
by minimac
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Escapade trailer issue

You should be good to go, but the fact that others had the same issue and CSC changed (updated) the design, I would think that they would have made the repair a lot less expensive for those that had the issue with what is obviously a fault in the design. Good to know and thanks for your posting it.
by minimac
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: Why did he crash ?

It's sad, but if most cagers would just try a little courtesy, common sense, and pay attention, I'd be willing to bet at least 90% of car/bike crashes could be eliminated. But since the majority don't or won't, that responsibility falls upon us in addition to our own. Riding can't be made safe, but ...
by minimac
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: Why did he crash ?

An accident investigator will tell you that there is almost always something the motorcyclist could have done differently to avoid an accident. Sometimes it is positioning to the others on the road, other times(most) it is being aware of and alert to what's going on or could happen, around the rider...
by minimac
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike-Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Trike-Plus

If you possess the necessary skills it may be a good way to go. Keeping the geometry correct is vital. Being off 1/8" could make for a miserable experience, and the proper set up is critical.
by minimac
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Is This Rim Trashed?
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Is This Rim Trashed?

I think you're making the right choice, given the costs to repair. While it could be a somewhat easy fix, the time and tooling to do the repair put this beyond most D.I.Y.ers. Towing is hard enough without throwing possible issues into the mix.
by minimac
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help with coolant leak
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Need help with coolant leak

That's some good detective work and even better photos, Stew. I've wondered the same thing-how to get to the some of the hoses and clamps. I changed most of the hoses on mine, but a few of the smaller ones were just impossible.
by minimac
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: December 7
Replies: 3
Views: 272

December 7

It seems as though every year, this important date gets forgotten more and more. With fewer and fewer survivors, I think it's important that they are honored and the date is not forgotten. But I guess that's just me....
by minimac
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmets are a good thing
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Helmets are a good thing

Just imagine the damage if those weren't being worn. I talked to an old biker with a destroyed nose-the results of grinding his face on the pavement. It was not a pleasant way to have to go through life.
by minimac
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: last road trip of the season
Replies: 32
Views: 799

Re: last road trip of the season

Nice pics. I often ride through the U.P. and the mitten, but it's too early to be the trip of the season!