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by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: car tires for gl1500
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: car tires for gl1500

found another way to save money. This might look odd, but there is no evidence whatsoever which has been published to say that wearing a bucket on your head is less safe than wearing an approved crash helmet. So it must be safe.


by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

ps: I referenced you as "SIRE" as I can not think of you without the idea that you represent some part of a horse's anatomy So far I have seen a single 11 year old document. Clearly, I do not reside in your country but in most cases motor insurance is taken out for a year and then renewed after rev...
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Interesting ... What say you Sire ? aka King Brett. This, or something similar is all I was asking for. However, the document is 11 years old and presumably relates to a machine no longer owned by 5m0k3y, judging by his list of current motorcycles. If you wish, I will draft a letter for you to send...
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

How does a tire maker void someone’s insurance?? It doesn't. If things continue the way they are, motorcycle tire makers will accommodate by switching over. Switch over to what, making handlebars out of spaghetti? If you’ve ever traveled to third world countries where the motor is the main conveyan...
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Wingsconsin, I am here to help.
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

BUT --
That is a MOTORCYCLE TIRE -- ??
Using this somewhat warped logic, you would also fit a car tyre to your front motorcycle wheel.
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

This is a screenshot of a letter from Avon Tyres, part of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. Austone Tyres were a brand owned by Cooper Tires until recently (although the brand is now part of Prinx-Chengsan of China). Austone was of course, a very popular car tyre used by Goldwing owners. The letter is self...
by brettchallenger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

But y'all drive / ride on the wrong side of the road

Sir, we are not French!
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

your opinion on this is useless, we are NOT going to mess with asking if someone will approve it. Your response to this clearly indicates that you are unable to provide any proof to win your argument, preferring to offer mild insult. You clearly regard someone having an opinion which differs from y...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Not worth the time nor energy to work through this debate - The internet at large has myriad and major amounts of information on this subject - From those who have tried it - Yet no links. My challenge stands. Inform your insurance company that you have a tyre fitted to your machine which both the ...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Most of this is completely untrue. This specific question has been asked (and published) of MANY insurance companies links? Copies of letters? Articles from magazines etc? By the way, I never said that the tyre fitment was illegal, but that riding a machine uninsured or having failed a road worthin...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Not sure how warning people they are about to invalidate their insurance is in any way dangerous. It is certainly not as dangerous as fitting a car tyre to a motorcycle But I tell you what. Write to your insurance company and explain that you have fitted a motorcar tyre to your motorcycle, an act wh...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Irrespective of the advantageous claims made about using a car tyre on a motorcycle, this should not be done. I understand fully that the United States has a much more relaxed approach to road safety than in the UK, which may account in part, for the 75% greater number fatalities per 100,000 populat...
by brettchallenger
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Danger
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Danger

My glass is definitely half full. Sadly, at the moment, completely empty.
by brettchallenger
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Danger
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Danger

If your brain is not a tight fit in your skull, then presumably any blow to it, irrespective of whether a helmet is worn or not, can lead to the damage you describe. In fact, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is relatively common in old age, usually caused by trips and falls in the home. Of course, weari...
by brettchallenger
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1911

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Perhaps you should get really outrageous and put on a tyre that is actually designed for a motorcycle.
by brettchallenger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1494

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

You should try living here in England. Petrol costs the equivalent of $11 per US gallon.
by brettchallenger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

I use these, useless for mending plastic but they taste wonderful


by brettchallenger
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 568
Views: 32635

Re: What's Happening Today?

It is very early for such snow, is this normal? Rarely snows before Christmas here and we're at 53.6N
by brettchallenger
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 548
Views: 73705

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipalidad

Looks a lot like a town hall to me.
by brettchallenger
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 71
Views: 5470

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Say goodbye to visor fogging forever!
Alas though, not to spectacles fogging.
by brettchallenger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rear tire failure
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Rear tire failure

I was less than diligent about checking the condition of my rear tire!!
I suspect a lot of us fall into that trap. The rear tyre isn't the easiest to examine properly. It necessitates getting down on the floor with a lamp. Even checking the pressure is a pain.
by brettchallenger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: First Ride

She looks splendid - not sure I am aloud to use such pronouns now! I don't suppose you kept a video vlog of your restoration? I really enjoy watching stuff like that on YouTube. It doesn't matter how poorly filmed or edited, they are usually much more entertaining than the 95% of drivel shown on tv ...
by brettchallenger
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Klím Induction Jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Klím Induction Jacket

Klim! When I was very young, my father told me that the word klim was German for milk and it was easy to remember because klim is milk spelt backwards.. I believed him, for years. Klim is a well known brand of American dried milk and was well known to soldiers in the Second World War.
by brettchallenger
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: How long does your riding gear last?

My boots are now over twenty years old and still performing well - Daytona.