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by themainviking
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: 5'5"

I totally agree with this method of slow speed maneuvering. I practice it every spring in parking lots and couple of times during the year if I happen upon a reasonably empty lot. This is not an original idea that I had. It is recommended by GWRRA. I know not everyone is a fan of that organization, ...
by themainviking
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: price?
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: price?

I believe minimac meant "are you gonna keep the original MSRP a secret".
by themainviking
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800

I wonder if it's slammed with air suspension. That would explain the low rider look. If it has air, and can be lifted when the bike is moving, then it would have some clearance. I hate the seat, but I like the paint color and the style (F6B). That front wheel ain't my fav either.
by themainviking
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Drivers test bike

Did my first driving license test in a 1955 Cheverolet grain truck when I was 14 years old. It was a farm license. I never ever took a license test with a motorcycle. When motorcycle licenses came into being, I was grandfathered, but I had been riding motorcycles for about eight years by then. Befor...
by themainviking
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer Repair and Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Trailer Repair and Identification

I think what I might do with that is pull the plastic box off and go to the store and buy a cartop luggage carrier and just bolt it on. All done.
by themainviking
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gear oil
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: gear oil

mterraci wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:13 pm
I use Amsoil synthetic gear oil.
Same-oh, but Amsoil Severe Gear Oil 75W-90.
by themainviking
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: 2018 Goldwing

newday777 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:05 am
Like to find out if there is enough savings on fuel mileage at 80 and above as most highway traffic is flowing at that.
I guarantee there will not be enough fuel savings to pay for a 2018 bike...... :mrgreen:
by themainviking
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: buy tires in usa; bring to canada
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: buy tires in usa; bring to canada

There would not be duty, unless the Border Agent knew the tires were made in China, in which case there would be a 9.3% duty, plus GST and maybe your provincial tax. Otherwise it is just the taxes. If the tires are made in the USA, then free trade would cover them for duty.
by themainviking
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: buy tires in usa; bring to canada
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: buy tires in usa; bring to canada

I have always found that FortNine.ca, by the time shipping and all is in, cost the same or less than mail order to the U.S. Amazon.ca cannot beat FortNine, and for me, a trip across would cost too much in fuel to make it worth it. I have purchased tires in the U.S. when I was visiting, and as long a...
by themainviking
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

I would check for something loose or not installed correctly at the rear brake. With that mileage, you should have had a rear tire change, and something may not have been put rightly. Also, there has been a brake recall on the bike, and you could check a dealership to see if it has been done.
by themainviking
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Calm before the storm

The high plains from Denver east (the eastern 1/3 of the state) is semi-arid (about 12" precipitation annually) and would be considered desert except where it is irrigated and farmed. Ya know, I lived in Colorado Springs for three years, and the one direction I never traveled from there was East. I...
by themainviking
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Rattle
Replies: 23
Views: 1246

Re: Trunk Rattle

Intentaré explicarme de otra manera. La tapa de la maleta, tiene pegada por el perímetro de toda la tapa una goma de color negro y que por dentro, está hueca. Pues se trata de meter por el interior de esa goma, una tubería de las que utilizan los ciclomotores para la gasolina, está tubería es trans...
by themainviking
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 267

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. Actually, Colorado is Mountains, with very little desert. Arizona is t...
by themainviking
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Rattle
Replies: 23
Views: 1246

Re: Trunk Rattle

Yo en la 1800 , simplemente metí por dentro de la goma que tiene por el perímetro para hacer que cierre y no entre agua, yo metí por dentro un tubo de plástico transparente, de los de gasolina de toda la vida y con eso ya no suena. Yeah, this is the same sort of idea, in spanish as the aquarium tub...
by themainviking
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: 5'5"

Experienced rider, I would say try it. Inexperienced, I would say take great care or do not do it at all. These suckers are heavy, and they do not take well to leaning over very far.
by themainviking
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Fork Rebuild

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am

You need a house sitter maybe?
Not big on trust
by themainviking
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Kompact Kamp trailer storage
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Kompact Kamp trailer storage

There are storage places that will rent you a spot to store a trailer. I have used them when going to Daytona, when we got far enough south to get out of the snow, to safely leave the Truck and trailer. For a ShurKamp, I cannot see them charging you very much. Even an inside cubicle is often as litt...
by themainviking
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Fork Rebuild

The part of Canada where the moose outnumber the people, is Newfoundland, and they have hardly any snow there. The snow will be gone by end April or beginning of May, but the last two winters have begun mid November and gone on till end March before beginning to recede. I have had trips planned in e...
by themainviking
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Fork Rebuild

Got better than 60" here.... sitting in my back yard. That is 150 cms for those metric knowledgeable folk. Had a nice day today and 24 inches of snow slid off my south facing roof. Still have 48 inches on the north slope. It has been a long hard deep winter.
by themainviking
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: VTX 1800
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: VTX 1800

If it was me, I would consider a trike. Either a Harley trike or a Goldwing trike, but most likely a Goldwing trike for the reliability factor. Double hip replacement or knee replacement are only a couple of the things that would have me considering a trike, along with loss of a leg or the use of on...
by themainviking
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: TPMS

That happens spring and fall here where I live, but is due to low temps and cold roads. I can't see that as your problem in Florida tho.
by themainviking
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage Rack Mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Luggage Rack Mounting

If the rack is as good to centered as you are going to get it, you may have to enlarge one or all of the holes. If you need to do this, 1/4" hole washers or smaller may be needed to cover the larger holes to keep your trunk waterproof. This is probably what I would do, but I would need to actually s...
by themainviking
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: USA Trailer Store
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: USA Trailer Store

We bought three sets of his trailer hitches for GL1800s a few years ago in one order. Two sets were perfect and complete, but the third set looked like it had been a return to him and he had just shipped it back out to us with parts missing. We contacted him and he made it good by sending us the par...
by themainviking
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Carb sync tool Ottawa, ON
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Carb sync tool Ottawa, ON

Well, I cannot help with the carb syncing, but welcome to the forum. I am up the road a ways in North Bay but have a fuely, so no carb syncing. We have some Oldwing riders up here who probably have the tools, but that doesn't help you, does it. Just have patience. A city the size of Ottawa must have...