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by nsjoe
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Antenna tears in motorcycle cover
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: Antenna tears in motorcycle cover

Is this ripped cover an 1800 problem? I have yet to develop a rip with my 1500 cover after 7 years.??? nope, had the same problem with both of 1500s.... it depends on the quality of the cover purchased. Beverly Bay made 3 layer cover with a heavy "patch' sewn on the areas where the antenna bends ov...
by nsjoe
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat options for taller guys??
Replies: 23
Views: 4457

Re: Seat options for taller guys??

oldwing1100 wrote:I am 6' tall but that's not the end of it, my circumference has increased greatly since the 80's....
Is that like my forehead keeps getting taller?
by nsjoe
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat options for taller guys??
Replies: 23
Views: 4457

Re: Seat options for taller guys??

zeke1883 wrote: (If you are 6'10 I don't see how in the world you would EVER get comfortable on one of these bikes.
The world was not made for people over about 6 feet tall. Those of us above that height just deal with it (and bang our heads onto a lot of stuff).
by nsjoe
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat options for taller guys??
Replies: 23
Views: 4457

Re: Seat options for taller guys??

Hi Rick. Wing Admin sent me an email suggesting that I might be able to answer your question, and as usual, he is correct. I have a 2002 GL1800A, and I am 6'10" tall. I have tackled this very issue, and I believe I have made my bike very well suited for someone of my size. I previously modified the ...
by nsjoe
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 2590

Re: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs

WingAdmin, do the custom molded earplugs allow any sound in, or is it completely quiet? I'm curious if you can still hear the speakers in your helmet for audio and intercom. I know you mentioned they also make another product with speakers built into them with no mic. That seems like a whole lot of ...
by nsjoe
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Installing a 2006+ heated seat in a pre-2006 GL1800
Replies: 8
Views: 5526

Re: Installing a 2006+ heated seat in a pre-2006 GL1800

Nice work, Don. I'm the guy you wrote this article for. I've had a heated aftermarket seat on my 2002 for several years, with no controls to make it work. Now I have the directions. I do suffer from WingAdmin's issue of no spare time, but this seems like a project that may get pushed towards the fro...
by nsjoe
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12264

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

If you have a US Safety Gear around, they have a pretty nice selection of Safety glasses. I started wearing them several years ago when I, too started looking for the best all around riding glasses. I was impressed with the impact resistant glasses, and they have a lot of different sizes, shapes, an...
by nsjoe
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

That looks great. Well done.
by nsjoe
Tue May 27, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights? Which is best?
Replies: 16
Views: 6322

Re: Fog lights? Which is best?

Hello Russ, Be aware that you are replying to a 3 year old post.....but everything is pretty much still valid. There are some new LED options out there now. Lewis, I believe, is the owner of The Electrical Connection, http://www.electricalconnection.com/misc/about.htm . They have good stuff there. I...
by nsjoe
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Seat

Hello Jack, I did what you are trying to do. I had a 1200 and customized the seat myself. It wasn't hard, but I had to fiddle with it to get it right. When I bought my 1800, I bought an aftermarket seat that had the fiddling done for me. I bought a Hartco http://www.hartcoseats.com/HONDA/53/Goldwing...
by nsjoe
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Electricity 101 Part 3: Using Multimeters
Replies: 15
Views: 7114

Re: Electricity 101 Part 3: Using Multimeters

Well done WingAdmin. I particularly enjoyed the statement, "Measuring 200 volts with the meter set to the 0-200mv scale will quickly let the smoke out of the meter, and you'll be off to Harbor Freight for a replacement." I've done that.
by nsjoe
Thu May 02, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Well sort of..... The unit piggy-backs into the intercom system so it creates a third party to the system - rider, passenger, and GPS. That way you can play whichever type of music you want and when the nice lady in the GPS needs to tell you to turn, the system mutes the music, you get your directio...
by nsjoe
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

archie wrote:WingAdmin, Thanks for the informative reply detailing answers to each of my questions. I just ordered one. Will be a Christmas present to my son with a GL1500. He had tried an FM modulator, but I think this will work better.
He'll love it.
by nsjoe
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Dusty Boots wrote:I've been using this unit successfully for the past 2 years with my Garmin Nuvi 765T on my 92 Aspencade

Since I've been using this combination with my headset, I would feel totally naked without them!

Keep these innovative products coming, Scott! 8-)
Good to see you Ken.
by nsjoe
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Being pretty inexperienced with cell phones Bluetooth and Wireless FM, I need a little help understanding the advantage of the GPS to INTERCOM device vs. a $15 Wireless FM Transmitter. Several questions: 1. Is it possible to prescreen calls to a cell phone like we do with a land line and answering ...
by nsjoe
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

This is the piece that he is referring to:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/120/30352
by nsjoe
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

My apologies m2102. I completely misunderstood what you were looking for.
by nsjoe
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

they don't make them ant more but i bought a garmin street pilot c550 for 43$ on ebay.it works like new and has a 3.5 mm out audio. the interface i have has a plug in.2.5 mm female, that goes thru my head set. i have been having trouble finding the female end to plug in . also was told that could b...
by nsjoe
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Bluetooth modules (and the controllers required to operate them) are not cheap - I would love to create a Bluetooth version of this device, but I suspect the price would push it up out of the range of what most people would be willing to pay. It probably wouldn't be as out of range as the $600 that...
by nsjoe
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-) This gps to intercom unit can be bought where? I hava a tomtom and love it but there is no external speaker plug. How does your connect? Your GPS has to have a 3.5mm aud...
by nsjoe
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 102
Views: 12503

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Keep those GPS models coming boys. I'm looking for a new GPS for my bike and I'm having some trouble locating the ones with the 3.5mm audio out. I did find a decent deal on the Nuvi 855, but still looking. Thanks for the help.
by nsjoe
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Screwed over by Scootworks
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: Screwed over by Scootworks

Not too many places make stuff for you for food anymore. Nice fix.
by nsjoe
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 17087

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

Ok. so ct's are good for highway and touring. But what about hard cornering? I like to drag steel on corners. I need to know that the tires will stick . Does anyone with ct lean bike way down, fast or slow? They lean over just fine....you'll jack yourself off the road with the engine guard before y...
by nsjoe
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 17087

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

Ask and ye shall receive.... That tire looks awsome in the picture. I will definitely try one on my wing. Now could you post what brand and model tire it is and what size. Thanks for posting that picture. The sides of the tire look somewhat rounded for cornering. The tire is a Michelin Pilot Sport ...