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by brettchallenger
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Oil change

I use Shell Advance Ultra, Fully synthetic 10/40. It is available in Egypt - https://www.shell.eg/en_eg/motorists/oi ... ycles.html
by brettchallenger
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2453

Re: A new bike...

intimately familiar with how Ingrid responds in any situation.
Wish I had an Ingrid in my life!
by brettchallenger
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2453

Re: A new bike...

getting used to no tank to straddle I bought a Burgman 650 (essentially the same as a 450 in size) in 2017. My first impressions was really positive but I just couldn't get used to having nothing between my legs. You simply sit on a Burgman - in fact all scooters but you sit in a motorcycle and bec...
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What model is this ?
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: What model is this ?

Hmmm.... not what I had on my list. I remember downloading the list from a site but can't remember where. Here's what I have for 1988-1992:
You may well be correct Andy. It would be good to see a difinitive list of paint schemes - even better if it was accompanied by pictures/brochures.
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What model is this ?
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: What model is this ?

As far as I can see, the only paint scheme available in 1990 which included blue paint was indeed a two-tone scheme, viz. Commadore Blue Metallic / Triton Blue Metallic. However, the colours listed for 1989 include a single tone scheme, Dynastic Blue Metallic. http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/colour...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What model is this ?
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: What model is this ?

Might be wrong about this but in 1990, all that was available was the gl1500 and the SE variant. The SE had two tone paint work and a windscreen vent as the most obvious extras. https://www.goldwingmisfits.co.uk/goldw ... 0-history/
by brettchallenger
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

Looks like a US highway though.
Oh I wasn't disputing this was a US road, I was just giving information.
by brettchallenger
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

Might not have had it. if he had a low or mid tier 1800, those don't have ABS.
ABS is now a requirement on all motorcycles over 125cc built after 2016 in Europe.
by brettchallenger
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: decisions decisions
Replies: 1
Views: 108

decisions decisions

I saw this on another website today, it made me smile. It said,

"Big decision. Do I take the Triumph Sprint into the dealership or do I risk fitting it myself".
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Calm before the storm

worth a visit if you have never been. I have been to the US a few times, mostly to the mid-West. Furthest West I have been is Chicago. We are not keen on Manchester this side of the Pennines. A den of iniquity. And Scotland is too cold and wet for me. I am only 45 minutes from the ferry docks, but ...
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Calm before the storm

I apologise for my ignorance. Clearly I have never visited. Just looked it up on Wiki. Colorado is almost exactly twice the size of England! - 104 sq miles to 53 sq miles. Rather more people live here though. Looks great motorcycling country.
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Calm before the storm

Lol, you got there in the end. Ask anyone in the UK about Colorado and it is the Grand Canyon or parched, very hot desert they speak of. Certainly not snow. Hopefully ours is gone for the season now. But you never know in March.
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Facebook Goldwing sights
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Facebook Goldwing sights

Unfortunately, many motorcycle owners' clubs have practically abandoned their own websites and now use Facebook - they now face the same problems outlined in the posts above. Facebook has its uses - but not many.
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Calm before the storm

The last picture is the snow plastered on my truck.
You forgot to add the pics Echinus!
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

Anti-locks? Didn’t help him any.
Yes, that's the whole point of ABS. Can it be turned off on a GL1800? If the ABS was working correctly, surely this should not have happened?
by brettchallenger
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stuff to carry on your bike
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: Stuff to carry on your bike

In many countries in Europe (inc Germany and France) there is a requirement to carry a first aid kit on a motorcycle, and in some cases you are obliged by law to stop and give assistance to injured persons. The penalty in France for not stopping is severe - up to five years imprisonment. The first a...
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: exhaust diameter

Ooops, you're right. Was thinking of my other Honda. I should know too, been trying to get the exhaust to move for the last three weeks so I can change the rear tyre!
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stuff to carry on your bike
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: Stuff to carry on your bike

A box of Dermabond here in the UK costs over £200! We are never that far away from an A&E unit to make Dermabond a good buy.

In terms of things I carry, it's limited to puncture emergency repair gunge, a RAC (Royal Automobile Club) card and a credit card. Oh, and a St Christopher medal.
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: exhaust diameter

If the door is open you will be ok. The catalytic converter will get rid of most of the carbon monoxide anyway.
by brettchallenger
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Top Tier Gas Stations
Replies: 57
Views: 11203

Re: Top Tier Gas Stations

I will put what ever is available in the gas tank along with a dose of liquid additive
Sorry, three and a bit years late, but what additives do you recommend?
by brettchallenger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

I surely cannot be the only one who thinks this is an awful, dreadful concoction.
by brettchallenger
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Road signs that make you pucker up
Replies: 29
Views: 1168

Re: Road signs that make you pucker up

It's a stupid law. IMO
The actual sign is the one in the pic. If it doesn't have a diagonal line running through it then it means the road has priority.
by brettchallenger
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Question about windshield height
Replies: 32
Views: 2150

Re: Question about windshield height

I'm done.
Oh Jim, my fine fellow. Life is far too short to be falling out on such a fatuous issue. I am sure what you say is a veracious account.
by brettchallenger
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Road signs that make you pucker up
Replies: 29
Views: 1168

Re: Road signs that make you pucker up

If you are ever in France, this is one to look out for. Basically it means the traffic coming from the right has right of way. So you can be driving down the main road in a town or village and vehicles can simply pull out on to the main road from a minor one, and if you are on the main road you have...