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by mterrac
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish
Replies: 25
Views: 4577

Re: Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish

I use the Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish on both of our cars, skipping only the glass and the tires. It does a great job. Here in Florida we get love bugs twice each year. They're tough on your paint and hard to get off. The Honda cleaner does a good job and also helps protect the paint.
by mterrac
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Windshield tretment for shedding off the rain
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Windshield tretment for shedding off the rain

Agree with the Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish. It does a great job on plastic windshields.
by mterrac
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Winter Storage Question
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Winter Storage Question

Everything I've read has always said to leave the engine alone during the winter, don't start it up until you're ready to ride in the spring.
by mterrac
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lost a member
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Lost a member

Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers and condolences for his family.
by mterrac
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish
Replies: 25
Views: 4577

Re: Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish

I'm a huge fan of this product as well. Have been using it for years. Keeps the paint, chrome, and windshield sparkling. One can lasts me a long time too. I almost never wash the bike with a hose anymore.
by mterrac
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Looking for warm winter gloves
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Looking for warm winter gloves

Fieldsheer makes an Eskimo Glove. They have gauntlets so they come up over your sleeves and keep the wind out. Wind / water resistant and they have 100 weight Thinsulate in them as opposed to the usual 20 weight. They're thicker than normal riding gloves, but I have no trouble using the controls wit...
by mterrac
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Goldwing Cover

I've finally entered the world of Goldwing ownership and needless to say I'm really excited about it! I'd like some advice on what kind / brand of cover to purchase for my Goldwing (2007). I've looked at several covers and seen warnings, "Do not cover until motorcycle cools down". Is there a good co...
by mterrac
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle helmet shows wearer travel information while riding
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Motorcycle helmet shows wearer travel information while riding

I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a helmet right now, though I think the technology is really cool. I think that over the next decade the technology will improve and expand, eventually moving into more and more helmets. The price will come down over time (anybody remember how expensive microwav...
by mterrac
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Just announced: The END of Victory Motorcycles
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Just announced: The END of Victory Motorcycles

Wow! I've taken test rides on several of their bikes. They ran and rode pretty well. Lots of competition in the market these days. Having enough resources to design and maintain both Victory and Indian product lines must have been pretty demanding financially.
by mterrac
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: K&N Air Filter
Replies: 6
Views: 579

K&N Air Filter

I was speaking with a motorcycle mechanic the other day, we were talking about changing the air filter on the GL 1800. He told me to replace with a K&N air filter and it would be good for 50,000 miles.

Any truth to this??? I'm really not sure what to think.

I appreciate the feedback very much.
by mterrac
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you ride your wing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1198

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

I ride to work almost everyday, also ride on the weekend when I can. It's a bit easier to ride year round in Florida, though coming home in the evenings is downright hot this time of year. Still, a ride on the bike always beats a ride in the car.
by mterrac
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New driver safety question.
Replies: 26
Views: 609

Re: New driver safety question.

I say no way. Inexperience is a huge danger and a motorcycle is not forgiving if (when) you have that first accident. It might be different if he was riding a couple of miles down a back road or two to get to school, but it doesn't sound like that's the case.
by mterrac
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Target fixation
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Target fixation

Agree the rider should have veered to the left, especially as he was in the left lane to start. If I have to hit the ground I'd rather the grass in the median over the pavement any day. He's lucky there wasn't a car right behind him in the left lane to run him over. Agree also that riding in shorts ...
by mterrac
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another intentional road-rage accident
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Another intentional road-rage accident

I agree there's no excuse for what happened and also hope the man driving the car gets everything coming to him from the legal system. I also agree that doing whatever was possible to avoid the situation in the first place would have been wise, including pulling over if it was safe and not yelling a...
by mterrac
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Proper following distance and lane position
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Proper following distance and lane position

Can't think of a single situation where tailgating would be smart, whether on a motorcycle or in a car.

3 second following distance works for me as well.
by mterrac
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 307
Views: 19234

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

I wear a full face helmet every time, even in Florida. It's definitely hot here, but you only have to hit the pavement one time.
by mterrac
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Stanley BC209 battery charger maintaner
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Stanley BC209 battery charger maintaner

I've also had the Deltran Battery Tender Jr. for several years now. No problems, works great, can leave charged for days or weeks if needed.
by mterrac
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?
Replies: 215
Views: 7564

Re: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?

Just getting chilly for the first time this winter down in central Florida. Was 40 F yesterday morning and looks to be in the upper 30's to start out today. I still ride to work almost every day. Only thing that gets cold are my fingers. Fieldsheer makes a set of "eskimo gloves" which contain 100 we...
by mterrac
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike cleaning stuff?
Replies: 16
Views: 2246

Re: bike cleaning stuff?

I also like the Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish . Been using it for several years now, both on the bike and on the car. In Florida the love bugs come out twice each year, sticking to the front of everything that moves on the road (almost sounds like it's raining sometimes so many of them hit the ...
by mterrac
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery Maintainer
Replies: 69
Views: 3621

Re: Battery Maintainer

Deltran Junior battery tender. Just plugs in to the wall. Won't overcharge your battery, can leave it plugged in for the winter. I've had one for years. I use it anytime I'm going to be more than 3 or 4 days without riding. Best 30 bucks I've spent (can probably catch it cheaper with Black Friday/Ch...
by mterrac
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 307
Views: 19234

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

I wear a full face helmet year round. Summers in Florida are really hot (it's the weekend before Thanksgiving and the AC is still running), but it only takes a moment to hit the pavement. Not worth the risk of riding without a helmet. I also wear an armored jacket, gloves, boots every time.
by mterrac
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?
Replies: 215
Views: 7564

Re: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?

Living in central Florida allows me to ride all year. It does get cold here in January and February, many mornings in the 20's and 30's, a few in the teens. I still ride to work almost every day and some on the weekend. I think the coldest morning I've ridden was 23 degrees F with the wind chill a g...
by mterrac
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 265
Views: 13760

Re: The idiots are out there

I've had a car pass me in the right lane, while I was riding in the right lane. Definitely have to watch. If that's not bad enough, I actually had a GL 1800 pass me the other day on the right side, again in my lane. The rider then proceeded to dart back into the left lane right in front of a car. I'...
by mterrac
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Toll Booths
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Toll Booths

Is there a type of toll pass that works well on a Goldwing? The literature I read states that a sticker on the windshield will not work as a toll pass. Will the device that I'd normally stick on the windshield in the car work if it's in the pocket of my riding jacket when I ride through the toll boo...