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by dtrider
Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 464
Views: 40277

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

I thought the point of this whole thing was to encourage travel. Ok, it might be hard for somebody in England to travel to somewhere that would qualify (I'm not even sure what would be involved in getting a bike out of England), but WingAdmin - you don't have that excuse. It might take a while, but ...
by dtrider
Tue May 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the 1800 any faster ?
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Is the 1800 any faster ?

FWIW: this past weekend I lead our club on a 300 mile ride, with the last 120 on the freeway. Freeway speeds here are 80MPH and I pretty much maintained the speed limit except when we were passing trucks. For those periods I would take it up to 85/90 to get the group around the truck quickly. My 201...
by dtrider
Tue May 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Taking the 'Wing on a ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Taking the 'Wing on a ferry

For our summer trip my wife and I will be riding up the Olympic Peninsula in WA, then taking the ferry from Port Angeles over to Victoria for a couple days followed by another ferry over to San Juan Island and then back to the mainland. I've seen a couple posts on the site about bikes on ferries, bu...
by dtrider
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike flood
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: bike flood

I would think that a standard drain grate would do the job. Maybe bolt something like this to the floor: https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Grate-Floor-Drain-Cover/dp/B002G3FR7U/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1524069731&sr=8-8&keywords=drain+grate I've also heard of people filling drain lines with coarse steel woo...
by dtrider
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike flood
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: bike flood

How about getting a power inverter. Hook that up to your bike and use it to drive the electric pump.

Just a thought.
/dwight
by dtrider
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1229

Re: Spring!!

It was 29F here this morning, but at least it was dry enough to take the bike to work anyway. Supposed to hit a high in the 70s by the end of the week though. Getting kind of tired of this yo-yo weather.
/dwight
by dtrider
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: CB Channel
Replies: 63
Views: 4010

Re: CB Channel

Man this thread brought back some memories. At one time I thought CB was the greatest thing and couldn't understand why a CB radio wasn't standard equipment in every vehicle on the road. When I was an 18-year-old freshly on his own after finishing boot camp in the military I had to drive from the We...
by dtrider
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1229

Re: Spring!!

This was Saturday afternoon. Washed the bike in anticipation of going for a nice long ride on Sunday:


Sunday morning I woke up to this:


And it kept coming down all morning. Had about 4" by the time it was done.

No ride for me.
/dwight
by dtrider
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: installing Sirius on my 2012 Goldwing
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: installing Sirius on my 2012 Goldwing

DaveO430 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 am
I thought 12 and later came with satellite radio.
It's available in the Nav version and above, but not on the base Audio/Comfort version.
/dwight
by dtrider
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

Just to be complete, there are actually a few other minor things you will need. To start, you'll want a 12V to USB power connector so that you can provide power to the SM10 from the bike. The SM10 does have a battery that will last several hours on a charge, but it would be a minor PITA to have to d...
by dtrider
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

Unless you have a CB I don't think you will need the freewire. All you really need will be the two Sena 20S for on your helmets, a Sena SM10 dual BT transmitter, and an adapter to connect the SM10 to one of the old helmet audio connectors on the bike. You will use the intercom of the 20S to communic...
by dtrider
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What is your mileage on your goldwing?
Replies: 200
Views: 10082

Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

My first post on this thread was just over 3 years ago (Feb 9, 2015). At that time I reported a little over 10K miles (2K of them mine). I now have just shy of 40K miles, so I guess I've been averaging about 10K/year. Not too shabby I guess.
/dwight
by dtrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy

My '12 typically shows about 5MPH fast at 60 on the GPS. That's with the standard 180/60R16 rear tire. For a while I was running with the larger 180/70R16 and I noticed that the speedometer was closer to agreement with the GPS. At the time I didn't think to check the accuracy of the odometer. /dwight
by dtrider
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

So the replacements showed up in the mail today and I got them installed tonight. Wasn't too bad, even for somebody as ham-fisted as me. It was a bit of a PITA trying to make the connection to the inline drivers, but with a little persistence I finally got it done. I found it was actually a bit easi...
by dtrider
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

Thanks all. I've ordered one set and I'll get them swapped out when they arrive. Had a family emergency so I haven't had much time to look into the process yet, but it sounds like it shouldn't take too much. If nothing else it will be a good way to spend an evening out in the shop. Thanks again. /dw...
by dtrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

I responded with this on a headlight thread earlier, then realized that that thread was in the review forum. I thought it might be better to start a new thread here. On my way in to work this morning I noticed that one of my headlights was out, so I guess it's time to upgrade to LED. Looking at Amaz...
by dtrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 109
Views: 22782

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

On my way in to work this morning I noticed that one of my headlights was out, so I guess it's time to upgrade to LED. Looking at Amazon I see the Pathfinder for $110 (same price on Wingstuff). I also see others that are advertised to fit my 2012 GL1800 in the $35 range, but I'm thinking that these ...
by dtrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!
Replies: 50
Views: 5554

Re: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!

Thanks for the review WA. This pretty much confirms my thoughts that the '18 GW is not in my future. It's not just the storage space. The real deal breaker for me is the passenger comfort. When you mentioned that you found the rear seat uncomfortable and that several other people at the show mention...
by dtrider
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear trunk side pocket broken
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Rear trunk side pocket broken

I had the left side break on my 2012 a while back and I'll be looking at repairing it today. This has got to be one of the crappiest designed things on the bike. I lost the door on the right side shortly after I got the bike, but I was able to get the dealer to replace it and the pocket (since that ...
by dtrider
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas

My family and I came to an understanding years ago that they were not allowed to get me anything related to my hobbies (such as motorcycling). Unless they are also intimately involved in said hobby, then more than likely they would not really know if a given item was useful or not, and if it was the...
by dtrider
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 464
Views: 40277

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

I'm going to leave the tag alone for now. At the moment I think the problem is as Mag mentioned - it's too blasted cold and slippery to get the bike out to go find ANYTHING, let alone an LEO. At the moment I wouldn't feel comfortable taking my bike anywhere beyond my own driveway. And Stew - I actua...
by dtrider
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review
Replies: 26
Views: 5606

Re: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review

So I got a set of these guards through Amazon and got them installed yesterday. Now I just need to wait for the roads to clear up bit more so that I can go for a ride and try them out. One thing to note though - while they will work with the Kuryakyn ISO grips, they won't work with the Throttle Boss...
by dtrider
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review
Replies: 26
Views: 5606

Re: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review

On the installation video earlier in this post it shows you drilling a hole in the throttle boss. And maybe change spacers. I failed to mention I have a 1800. It does not contact the mirrors at all. Thanks. Guess I should have watched that video first. Or even just paid attention in the test-ride v...
by dtrider
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review
Replies: 26
Views: 5606

Re: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review

I really like the thought of these and I'd like to get a pair (maybe after the first of the year). However I have the Kuryakyn ISO grips with a Throttle Boss. That means a thicker than normal grip plus that tab at the end of the throttle. Will that mean any type of conflict with these handguards? /d...
by dtrider
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Move over proprietary computer systems, Linux now owns the show
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Move over proprietary computer systems, Linux now owns the show

At one point in my career I was doing some work on the AIX kernel. I've moved on from that and I've been using Linux now for a number of years. Don't really want to say how many years, but I will say that my first install was Slackware 1.1. Nowadays I do low-level bit-twiddling on low-end HP Laser p...