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barnaclebill
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Location: Phathumthani, Thailand
Motorcycle: 1989 Goldwing SE Trike conversion (Totally submerged in 2011 floods),
rebuilt with replacement 1992 engine

New Member from Thailand

Postby barnaclebill » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:43 am



Hi! I'm new to the Goldwing - but not to biking! Now have a 1500SE Trike, bought in Thailand where it will be used for touring. Have joined up with a club here in Thailand and expect to ride with them, once I get the hang of "Trike-riding". I've driven a combo many years ago, so have a little experience but still have a steep learning curve to go! Any advice welcome!



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thrasherg
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Re: New Member from Thailand

Postby thrasherg » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:01 am

No advice to give (Never ridden a trike or combo), but wanted to say Welcome to the site.. :D

Gary

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Re: New Member from Thailand

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:45 pm

Welcome to the site, from San Antonio Texas.. :D

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Re: New Member from Thailand

Postby coldcanuk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:21 pm

Welcome from the Great White North (Alberta, Canada). :)

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barnaclebill
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Location: Phathumthani, Thailand
Motorcycle: 1989 Goldwing SE Trike conversion (Totally submerged in 2011 floods),
rebuilt with replacement 1992 engine

Re: New Member from Thailand

Postby barnaclebill » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:52 am

Thanks for the warm welcome from members! Much appreciated. Had a disastrous weekend! Had plans to put bike in for thorough check-up on Sunday, so thought a run out on Saturday of around 250 Km would identify any problems! Oh boy! At the 100 Km mark - in the darkest part of Thailand - I lost all electrics! Guess who had a spare battery onboard? Changed over, but system didnt last for more than 20 Km with a other total blackout! Fished out the battery from the sound system, put the batteries in parallel, with the spare strapped on the rear mudguard and managed to scrape home! Sunday took the bike to the mechanic with same electrical system and broke down twice en-route! Finally the Mech brought out a spare battery for me to get to his workshop. It's going to stay there for some time whilst he checks the bike over!

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cal3san
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Re: New Member from Thailand

Postby cal3san » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:17 pm

I got two great pieces of advice when I switched over to trikes a couple of years ago:

a. A decal from MotorTrike (did my 09 750 Honda Shadow Aero) reads: Do not lean. Steer through the turns.

I got so many questions about driving a trike through corners that after a month I posted the decal under the speedomoter. Now when I get questions I just point to the decal and it stops the other questions.

b. Join as many different trike forums as you feel necessary to answer your questions and broaden your knowledge base. I belong to this forum, www.triketalk.com, www.goldwingfacts.com, and a couple Gold Wing specific (also have a 82 GL-1100) on the delphi forum.

Good luck on getting your trike running right and safe riding in the future.

Cal


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