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by dwarven1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !
Replies: 46
Views: 3657

Re: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !

From what I understand, Metzler make/made Goldwing specific ME880's, the front is ME880GL, the rear is ME880G. Oh, this just keeps getting better and better. I just remembered that I swapped out my rear three years ago because I discovered a couple of cracks in the tread on my rear tire. Just looke...
by dwarven1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping trailer opinions
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Camping trailer opinions

Most can't believe I have a12volt fridge, 12volt electric blankets, on demand hot water for showers or doing the dishes. Memory foam mattress that sleeps two and charging ports for all forms of electronics. 110 volt shore power and 12 deep cycle battery for roughing it. Led setup lights to push the...
by dwarven1
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !
Replies: 46
Views: 3657

Re: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !

Well, hell. I thought I was the only one. Here's my ME880 last year with less than 8000 miles on it - two years old. (Please don't give me grief about the low mileage, OK?)
by dwarven1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer build
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: trailer build

just about to get through with build. this was a lot fun of building this trailer.it is 40 inches wide an 48 long ,16 high.weighs in under 200 pounds.todays job is to lengthen the toungue to 84 inches.017.JPG Ya know, I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing to my HF trailer and removing th...
by dwarven1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?
Replies: 49
Views: 2554

Re: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?

The generosity of folks on this board is amazing. Wonderful to see. Old phrase holds true, CHEAPER TO KEEP HER ;) *wince* Perhaps, but not always by all that much. Just had to drop a rebuilt motor into my Subaru. (had them do the clutch, too, since there was 215K on that as well). $3000 later, my cr...
by dwarven1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?
Replies: 49
Views: 2554

Re: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?

a motion camera that was attached is missing not anywhere to be found. The camera would have had to be removed by someone because of the way it was attached, and there were absolutely no traces of the camera, or the weatherproof case anywhere to be found. Like Pixel288, my guess is that whoever hit...
by dwarven1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)
Replies: 50
Views: 11562

Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Thanks so much for your answers. It looked like you had a very nice setup, and I hate reinventing the wheel if I don't need to! I'm probably going to use a bunch of your ideas. Given the CPAP I use, I'll probably wind up building (or getting one of my power supply engineer friends to design and I bu...
by dwarven1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)
Replies: 50
Views: 11562

Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Three more questions, if you don't mind: The item marked Main Power is a fuse holder (or breaker), right? Are you set up to charge the batteries off the bike? I'm thinking that that would have to be some kind of manual switch to enable that if you are. If you're not, looks like your entire setup is...
by dwarven1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)
Replies: 50
Views: 11562

Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been working my @$$ off this year, pushing over 700hrs of OT and comp time since February. Been a long year with only 5 days off for riding that wasn't to/from work...that will finally end no more than 3hrs before a double hernia surgery on the 15th. Off the ...
by dwarven1
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)
Replies: 50
Views: 11562

Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Your CPAP is most likely powered by an AC to DC power supply, I know mine is. And, the power supply output is 12 VDC. If you check your power supply you most likely will see that it is providing 12 VDC like mine is. You can power it from an automotive battery. No, actually, mine is powered from a 2...
by dwarven1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)
Replies: 50
Views: 11562

Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

12080300_153582841658665_2734353646808679352_o.jpg Are you using an off-the-shelf inverter/UPS, or something you designed and built? I'm VERY interested in your solution as I need a CPAP to sleep, and I'd like to be independent of "shore power" if I decide to camp off-grid. Would you be interested ...
by dwarven1
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lost my right eye
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Lost my right eye

Once upon a time I discovered the hard way that "safety" glass lenses aren't. I spent a week wondering if my new nickname was going to be "Old One-eye". Fortunately, I wound up with an EXCELLENT opthalmic surgeon who did save the eye. First thing I did was research eyeglass lens materials. EVERY pai...
by dwarven1
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding gear, can it really save your life??
Replies: 36
Views: 3774

Re: Riding gear, can it really save your life??

My wife is the same, she doesn't want pink ANYTHING. She finds the practice of manufacturers making a pink version of jackets, gloves, boots, guns, whatever and calling it "for women" totally offensive. Heh. My wife and I have an FFL and our own gun shop. What does the lady with a federal firearms ...
by dwarven1
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding gear, can it really save your life??
Replies: 36
Views: 3774

Re: Riding gear, can it really save your life??

My wife orders some stuff from leatherup.com, although her jacket we got at an LBS (Local Bike Shop) - CycleWise in New Haven, VT.
by dwarven1
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding gear, can it really save your life??
Replies: 36
Views: 3774

Re: Riding gear, can it really save your life??

Oh, and as for wearing gear in the heat? Soak your t-shirt with water and put your leather jacket back on. Worked for me when I rode from NY to Boston back in 99 on a 101-degree day. Evaporative cooling is great. And I tried to leave my visor up a bit but quickly put it back down - it was too hot t...
by dwarven1
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding gear, can it really save your life??
Replies: 36
Views: 3774

Re: Riding gear, can it really save your life??

I use a pair of elfskin gloves also from Aerostitch. My present set is 6 years old and going strong, but they are not waterproof. for the really hot days I have a pair of OSI mesh gloves. As a Dwarf (note the screen name), I would have a personal objection to wearing elfskin gloves. Heck, some of m...
by dwarven1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Driving Lights
Replies: 67
Views: 9043

Re: LED Driving Lights

SlowTyper wrote:I don't understand the concern for wiring these LEDs through a relay direct to the battery...
Because I prefer to do things the right way.
by dwarven1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Driving Lights
Replies: 67
Views: 9043

Re: LED Driving Lights

Is it possible to add a second positive line to energize the relay? That way I could supply the coil from a switched positive line (from the ignition) and the supply for the lights directly from the battery - the way it should be wired.
by dwarven1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Driving Lights
Replies: 67
Views: 9043

Re: LED Driving Lights

I got my lights through; superbrightleds.com. They were about 42.00 dollars a piece and I also ordered the wiring harness with built in relay and on/offswitch. The little switch has it's own light to show they are on during the day. Is that harness this unit? https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf...
by dwarven1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Driving Lights
Replies: 67
Views: 9043

Re: LED Driving Lights

These http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-2INCH-10W- ... 1011592119 appear to be the same, although the listing does not specify the Cree LED used. $30 & free shipping.