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by Grindl
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 28
Views: 1015

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Your math is a little off ; but close . I've been riding for 55 years and my motorcycle has always been my primary transportation . Many own motorcycles as a weekend recreational vehicle , but I'm not one of , "those guys" . For years ; my daily back and forth to work was 145 miles . Buy gas for a c...
by Grindl
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 1404

Re: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?

Lived in Phoenix for almost forty years now , and ridden a Wing for 37 of them as primary transportation by choice . haven't reached that threshold yet . Played 36 holes of golf at Palm Valley Golf Club the day it was 122 officially . :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by Grindl
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Question about windshield height
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Question about windshield height

You say you've thought about suspension , tires , etc.,etc , but what has actually been checked ? The reason I'm asking this ; is because I had exactly the same handling problem twenty years ago with my 78 GL-1000 , equipped with a Vetter , lowers , and Califia bags and trunk . It was NOT a windshie...
by Grindl
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 28
Views: 1015

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Always a topic that guarantees conflict and controversy . Almost as bad as trying to discuss the 2nd Amendment and gun rights with a left-wing radical , anti-gun advocate . In my fifty-five years of riding ; this subject is a one ; or the other . With absolutely no middle ground from one side . And ...
by Grindl
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981/1983 1100 Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: 1981/1983 1100 Help?

@ Newday : Sometimes it helps to read the entire post before responding . If you had ; you'd never have posted the comment directed at me , in such a "snarky" manner . Anytime I read a post from a GW-newbie , I try to respond with either correct info , or point them in the right direction . Maybe my...
by Grindl
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Superstitions

Had them on most of my bikes over the years ; but apparently the "Demons" didn't get the memo . Three knock-downs ; all by left-turning cagers who think they have the right of way over a bike . And one texting idiot bimbo that tagged me from behind while I was sitting at a traffic light . Guess she ...
by Grindl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981/1983 1100 Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: 1981/1983 1100 Help?

Goldwings have a temperature sending unit / switch that is supposed to turn the fan on & off automatically , but they tend to go south , and are somewhat expensive to replace . Relatively speaking . Just priced one last Friday for my 83 Acade , and the Stealer-ship currently wants $68 and change for...
by Grindl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Headlamp modulators and big friggen windshields
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Headlamp modulators and big friggen windshields

While it may not have the "cool factor" of a lot of products for getting rain off a windshield , I've been using good old-fashioned Pledge furniture polish for over forty years , and it has worked extremely well . Get the Pledge in the Brown can , with NO LEMON OIL in it . Anything with Lemon oil wi...
by Grindl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: small scuff on windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: small scuff on windshield

You might try some very fine polishing compound on a small sponge ball in a variable speed drill . The small amount you would need can probably be had a local custom car paint shop , if you talk right to them when asking . Better still the custom painters can probably steer you to something that wou...
by Grindl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding boots
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: Riding boots

Appreciate the info "Viking" . Guess I am out of touch with this "new" breed of riders . Armored boots . Gore-Tex liners . Blue-tooth headsets , and GPS units . And to think I've survived ridin a scoot for fifty-four years , using a Rand-McNally , and with jeans , a t-shirt , and cowboy boots . And ...
by Grindl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Very bad fuel filter
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Very bad fuel filter

Great post on the Randak , Admin . will order one in the morning . That is worth $20.00 , for sure . Thanks .
by Grindl
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding boots
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: Riding boots

Gore-Tex ? Great for air-breathin jackets , but for boots ? For ridin ? I respect my feet and ankles more than that . I strongly suggest to anyone who rides to get high grade , high quality boots made of real leather , or preferably Sharkskin , if you can afford them . For the price I've seen on Gor...
by Grindl
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Very bad fuel filter
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Very bad fuel filter

Unfortunate that Honda has become "H-D" when it comes to certain parts , and asks for "stupid money" on some items . Was going to get a new fuel filter from the local "Stealer-ship" the other day , for a 96 - 1100VTX , I'm working on . Same filter as GL-1000 / GL-1100 . The young parts dude ; who is...
by Grindl
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: figured out what all parts are but this one.
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: figured out what all parts are but this one.

The unit is a "air dam" or "spoiler" . It was sold by Markland , and other companies back in the 80's-90's . It mounts at the bottom of the radiator , to supposedly force more air into & through the radiator . Don't know if it works or not , but they look nice when mounted . Bike bling . lol
by Grindl
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Winter's Upon us, what are you doing to your wing while it sleeps?
Replies: 24
Views: 1091

Re: Winter's Upon us, what are you doing to your wing while it sleeps?

@ WingAdmin : Old Truck Drivers trick on dash lights is to put in Orange bulbs in the dash , if you can find them to match your sockets . Cuts down on the glare , and lets you see the instruments much clearer & sharper at night . And it doesn't mess with your night vision , as much . Lucky you live ...
by Grindl
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade, 1984. Front wheel vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade, 1984. Front wheel vibration

There are multiple causes for front-end shimmy beside loose neck bearings , which tend to be the obvious , and "go-to" normal fix . Let me list a few , from experience . 1. Worn fork slider bushings 2. Improper amount of fork oil - Not enough or unbalanced amount per side . 3. Wheel bearing starting...
by Grindl
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gas at the pump
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Gas at the pump

Hey Mike . There have been several other topic posts regarding this issue , with options available . I have been using Sea-Foam additive for the last eight or nine years with good results , and have seen no deterioration of any rubber components in my fuel system . I generally add 1 1/2 - 2 oz. of S...
by Grindl
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The end of Ethanol-free fuel in the US
Replies: 34
Views: 2390

Re: The end of Ethanol-free fuel in the US

For those who have Bikes of the "older" vintage , with carbs , and all those un-cured rubber O-rings ; I highly recommend regular use of Sea-Foam at every other fill-up , to guard against damage to both your carbs , and engine / valves . About one ( 1 ) ounce per three or four gallons . We have "Ble...
by Grindl
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: For pilots & aeroplane owners, flyers, & other "hangers on"
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: For pilots & aeroplane owners, flyers, & other "hangers on"

As a former "Jump Pilot" ; and Skydiving Instructor of over thirty years , I'm still laughing as I try to type this . Talk about a ; "No **** - There I was", moment . Haven't laughed this hard in months . Thanks ; Brother . Greatly appreciated . Been through a few nightmare "check rides" with some r...
by Grindl
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 37
Views: 3258

Re: so American politics

It was announced today on "The Five" , that 79 of the 112 Rioters in Portland didn't even vote . At all ! And that 58 weren't even registered to vote ! Anywhere .....! Criminals , Thugs , and Anarchists .... The comment regarding the armed conflict was more or less tongue in cheek , and somewhat rhe...
by Grindl
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 37
Views: 3258

Re: so American politics

Some of us ; who have been living under the oppressive regime of "King Barack" , the 1st... have been counting the days till the "End of an Error". Now ; only one week following the election ; the same deluded followers of this regimes radical leftist ideology are holding riots , protest marches , s...
by Grindl
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Free at last, free at last.
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Free at last, free at last.

Sorry Harp ...Life is politics , and politics is life . Nowhere in your complete and total existence , do politics not play a role , or affect every decision you make . Even with your motorcycle , and the Gestapo man-dated gear ( Skid lid ) you are required to wear . Everything about your motorcycle...
by Grindl
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 37
Views: 3258

Re: so American politics

Failing in business ; and filing for Bankruptcy is not , and has never been a crime in this nation . Using the laws of our nation to reduce your tax burden is not a crime . Ask Warren Buffet or George Soros , or Obama's golf buddy Geoff Imeldt . Wealthy people use the law to their benefit whenever p...
by Grindl
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 37
Views: 3258

Re: so American politics

Not since the little store-keeper ; has America been led by a real-life business-man . The U.S. has been called the largest corporation in the world , and it has been led to the edge of the abyss of financial destruction and political collapse by politicians who have espoused the mantra of Saul Olin...
by Grindl
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Am I the only one?

I'd have to say I use both stands . And it is based more on situation , area of the country , and current and prevailing weather conditions . And the pavement I'm parking on . If I pull in somewhere , on a trip , and I see side-stand gouges in the asphalt , I'll use the side-stand with a plate under...