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by wing rider 2012
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 15447

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

The style of riding that us who are using car tires is called "touring", and mostly two up touring, also trailer towing on long trips. I would not at all suggest a CT be used on a sport bike/crotch rocket or road race bike. As I am sure you do not believe the lean angles and G loads are the same wi...
by wing rider 2012
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 15447

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

----------- A car tire and a motorcycle are fundamentally different ----------- So, a car tire may be fine for your style of riding, but make sure you use the right equipment for your style of riding. Here is a good article about this: http://www.genjac.com/BoomerBiker/Two%20Wheeled%20Physics.htm T...
by wing rider 2012
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 15447

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

Let me start this off by saying that I really don't care what type of tire you install on your bike. A car tire and a motorcycle are fundamentally different and there is a reason for this, riding on 4 wheels and riding on 2 wheels are fundamentally different. I believe that if car tires were the sam...
by wing rider 2012
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello from Athens, Alabama
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Hello from Athens, Alabama

Nice looking ride, welcome back to the forum.
by wing rider 2012
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: Which tire?

I had E-4's installed on my 1800 in August, they replaced the Bridgestones. I've put about 2,000 miles on them and I must say I like them a lot. They handle very well in the rain and they are pretty quite.
by wing rider 2012
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore

Very good job on the radio install, I'm impressed.
by wing rider 2012
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

I've install a couple of the Lactrical alternators of 1500's, haven't had an issue with them. It's been about 5 years since I installed them and the owners of the 1500's said they are still working fine. I installed their 90 Amp Hi-Output alternator.
by wing rider 2012
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi From Hemet, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Hi From Hemet, CA

Congrats on the new to you 97 1500SE and welcome to the forum.
by wing rider 2012
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to wire LED lights
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: How to wire LED lights

I built my own harness for the LED's on my bike. Each LED string has it own connector to allow for removal if needed. My LED strings are RGB which require 4 wires per string. Mine are powered from the fuse box accy fuse to a 3 switch assembly mounted on the hand brake master cylinder. http://cyclema...
by wing rider 2012
Sat May 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi everybody! New rider in Abbotsford, BC
Replies: 21
Views: 640

Re: Hi everybody! New rider in Abbotsford, BC

Welcome to the forum from the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon it is required to take the motorcycle course in order to get your endorsement. One thing about taking a course is you not only learn from your book (in your case) but you get the knowledge from other experienced riders. Motorcycles are very ...
by wing rider 2012
Sat May 13, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Tour of Honor rides
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Tour of Honor rides

Great pictures, my wife and haven't started as of yet, it seems the weather doesn't want to cooperate.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 84
Views: 2782

Re: Favorite biker song

Roll Me Away - Bob Seger




by wing rider 2012
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WHO IS WORSE?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: WHO IS WORSE?

I've never been snubbed by any motorcyclist, one thing I do know, when I meet another motorcyclist I always start up a conversation and they all like to talk about their bikes.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Static Strips
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Static Strips

I use McKee's 37 Plex-All. I use it on my windshield and all the plastics on the bike, it cleans and polishes and I don't seem to attract that much dust anymore. It used to be I would clean and polish the bike, then after about 30 minutes the dust was there.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: oil filter
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: oil filter

Simple answer, yes they are the same oil filter.
by wing rider 2012
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: new guy
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: new guy

Welcome from the Pacific Northwest, this site is very good and a lot of knowledgeable people on here. I do believe it is the last remaining Gold Wing forum on the net that is still ran and owned by a single person, Wingadmin.
by wing rider 2012
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Tour of Honor rides
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Tour of Honor rides

Just wondering how many on this forum are doing the Tour of Honor ride. I'm planning on doing the Western States, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and California. The rides starts on April 1st and ends on October 31st. This is a link to the ride: http://www.tourofhonor.com/index.html. Ther...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 128
Views: 10500

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I sometimes ride with a couple of guys out of Grants Pass, Oregon, one is 85 and the other is 81, they both ride GL1800's. They remarked that when they get to the age of not being able to ride anymore, then they will think about giving up riding, they can not see themselves on 3 wheels. I'm 67, and ...
by wing rider 2012
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 287
Views: 18673

Re: Average age ?

49 now, but have been riding Golds since 27...and ask my wife, I do not act my age at all, lol. I do agree with the "groups" comment, I rode with GWTA for a long time and I was definitely one of the youngest by far and got to a point of riding to the same places doing the same things, so stopped th...
by wing rider 2012
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another rider joins the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Another rider joins the fold

Azgold, welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will enjoy many miles on your Goldwing.
by wing rider 2012
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: terrible news - Ed China is leaving Wheeler Dealers
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: terrible news - Ed China is leaving Wheeler Dealers

It will not be the same without Ed, I really enjoy the shows.
by wing rider 2012
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Help Goldwing 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Help Goldwing 2012

I think a heel-toe shifter would be just what he needs, you up shift with the heel and down shift with the toe.
by wing rider 2012
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 428
Views: 16849

Re: What's Happening Today?

Here it is March 14th, the sun is out and the temps are suppose to get into the low 70's, guess what I'll be doing today, yep, going for a ride. It's been a long winter here in Southern Oregon. Going to ride up to Applegate Dam which is always a nice ride.
by wing rider 2012
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Member from Warren Michigan
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: New Member from Warren Michigan

Bill, welcome to the forum, yes, you will find a lot of information on this site and it also has a lot of knowledgeable people on here.
by wing rider 2012
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tulsa extra tall shield. Downside. LOL
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Tulsa extra tall shield. Downside. LOL

Bumping your helmet on the windshield seems to be a common issue with the Tulsa's, when I had my 1500 I bumped my helmet everytime.