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- Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:41 pm
- Location: Summerville, SC
- Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 nav,comfort
Hello everyone I am new at posting to this Board but have already gotten some great info from here already. I like to check in and find easy ways to do things to my wing and will also be posting a couple of things I have learned. I really enjoy installing CB'S and led's changing air filters. Our group GWRRASC G took a trip to the mountains in April and there was a bad storm on one night. We got up the next morning and one of our people noticed that he had a couple of things wet in the tour pack so I said lets check your CB and sure enough it was under water. I raced in to the lodge and told everyone they needed to check theirs (These were 1800's by the way) and some of the people thought their CB wasn't in the trunk area (old 1500 owners). We had 8 wings with water in the CB area and 3 of them were under water except mine. I read message boards before installing mine and one of the posts said to put a small drain hole in the CB area, which I did not thinking that water could get in but it can. We had 40 to 50 MPH winds with all the rain for hours and in the Tenn mountains the weather can be unforgiving. All is well and we caught them in time and dried them out thanks to something I read on a message board. Thanks a lot for all the knowledge out there. Joe
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- Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 12:19 pm
- Location: Canada
- Motorcycle: 1982 Kawazaki KZ 1100 1983 Yamaha Venture Royal (sold and miss it) 2006 Goldwing GL1800 1992 Yamaha Virago
I ride an 06 wing with the ABS and confort but no CB.(all the buttons are there though????) any way good to know about the drain hole. I have never installed a CB but I have installed drainholes in exhaust pipes for my work vehicles. Here in Canada they tend to build up water in the exhaust in the winter...Then it freezes or the vehicle slobbers when idleing and leave little rivers behind it at the intersetions. If you have enough water the pipes/pipes will freeze at night and if the car starts in the morning you might burn the valves out because the motor can't breathe. I have put 1/8 holes in the tail pipes at the lowest point. Works good...So like youu say a drain is a good thing.
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- Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:11 pm
- Location: Kansas City, Kansas
- Motorcycle: 1981 gl 1100 I , 79 Yamaha XS11
Special, 82 Kawa 750 CSR, 82 Kawa 750 LTD, 03 Kawa Nomad 1500, 99 Kawa Voyager 1200
Hey Joe, sorry I'm so late in greeting you....I can't wait to read some new ideas, that's great...welcome to the site, there are so really smart guy's around here, friendly too..I have learned a bunch of stuff..
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- Location: Strongsville, OH
- Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
biker4christ wrote:welcome,,there is allot of good info here. i have only owned a wing bout 3 mnth,and learned more here than anyplace else
I love hearing stuff like this!
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