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by brettchallenger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

any sign of rain in the forecast is not good enough for me to get the bike out for a ride.
And if we stayed at home in England if there was a chance of rain we would have very low mileage bikes. In terms of summer rain, it is really only thunderstorms which keep me off my bike.
by brettchallenger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 492
Views: 46456

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

I noticed all over the north western usa and Canada, I suppose it is down to the amount of use the railway gets. I live in a rural area, well away from London,even so, the the local line which runs through my village has a train in one direction or the other every 15 minutes or so, at least in the ...
by brettchallenger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 492
Views: 46456

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

a country rail road crossing that has no lights or gates, only a stop sign You won't find one of these in the UK. Even the loneliest, most rural crossing will have a gate. There are some rail crossings for pedestrians without a gate, but even crossings which are limited to farm traffic have gates. ...
by brettchallenger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new episode of Hoarders
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: A new episode of Hoarders

I use a slightly more complex equation.


by brettchallenger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Newbie from West Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Newbie from West Africa

But please keep a video/photo diary of your journey and prep. Would love to follow your adventure.
by brettchallenger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Newbie from West Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Newbie from West Africa

going up through West and North Africa, crossing over to Spain
You are a braver man than me. That is one Hell of a desert crossing, especially on a 'Wing.
by brettchallenger
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Mini Fridge Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Mini Fridge Review

Business opportunity. Square beer cans.

In the days of sail, the Royal Navy had square plates so they could be stowed more efficiently - hence the saying, "three square meals a day".
by brettchallenger
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Mini Fridge Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Mini Fridge Review

The carton says that the fridge will fit 6x12 fluid oz cans - which is 72fl oz = 2 litres. Or 4 litres. Which is it?
by brettchallenger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crazy!!
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Crazy!!

Try dropping a nut on an otherwise deserted workshop floor, and then finding it again.
by brettchallenger
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Novelty License Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Novelty License Plates

Get one like this. You are sure to be pulled over.
by brettchallenger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Isle of Man time again

and here's what it's like to watch......



by brettchallenger
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Use of gears
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Use of gears

I have been following a YouTube channel - XmkkUR1zirA Basically the channel is about a (very nice) man who has returned to motorcycling after a 40 year absence and is re-learning his skills. Recently, there has been an argument over gear selection and usage. There seems to be a body of thought that ...
by brettchallenger
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Isle of Man time again

but Wales...just forget it!
Canedl heb iaitch, canedl heb galon.
by brettchallenger
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Isle of Man time again

I can't understand more than a word or two!
There does tend to be a lot of Northen English accents as well as Northern Irish accents which can be a challenge. Mind you, if I had just done three laps at an average speed of 130 mph, all you would get out of me would be gibberish.
by brettchallenger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Question ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1142

Re: Question ?

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalm 133.1
by brettchallenger
Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Isle of Man time again

That's because of the configuration of the shifter linkage
https://www.designcorse.com/blogs/news/gp-shift-pattern
by brettchallenger
Wed May 30, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Isle of Man time again



by brettchallenger
Wed May 30, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Front tire
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Front tire

As others have said, it is most likely to do with the left side taking more road contact and therefore wear. Bear in mind also that most roads are cambered so even when riding in an upright stance on a straight road, the left side will see more conctact with the road than the right. It is the opposi...
by brettchallenger
Mon May 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When I'm King
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: When I'm King

Itchy labels on clothing.
by brettchallenger
Fri May 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 50
Views: 2923

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

I will prep my windshield and my helmet faceshield
I have been using Rain-X for plastic. Can't say I am impressed with it. Rain doesn't bead particularly well from my screen nor my visor.
by brettchallenger
Fri May 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When I'm King
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: When I'm King

Kings don't have to carry money, at least our Queen doesn't - it is technically all her's anyway.
by brettchallenger
Fri May 25, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 50
Views: 2923

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

. Diesel is VERY slick, even worse in water. Dreadful problem here in the UK especially on roundabouts early morning. Buses and trucks fill their tanks to the max and when they go round the tight curve of a roundabout, the g-force causes diesel to spill out. Of course, when you are on a motorcycle ...
by brettchallenger
Sat May 19, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much do you and your wife weigh?
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Use kilos instead of pounds, it sounds a lot less.
by brettchallenger
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 492
Views: 46456

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

Well that's option one I won't be doing. The highest point in England is just 3209ft above sea level. My house is a dizzying 40ft above sea level.