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by Viking
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Heat reflective cover?

I cover the bike in the case of inclement weather, but for sun, I just wad a fluffy towel into the Navigation screen area to keep the sun from getting to the LCD screen. My GL1800 is silver, so the sun's ability to fade the paint would not be noticeable anyway, I think. For the leather like surfaces...
by Viking
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove rear tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: How to remove rear tire?

I agree with Mountain Rider. The easiest way is to gently lay the bike on it's right side on a movers padded blanket if you have one; then extend the center stand to tilt it a bit more and then remove the tire. The last time I did a rear tire change, I put the bike up on a jack, and it fell off, bre...
by Viking
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1710

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

The only thing that really bothers me about dying is how long I will be dead........ :lol:
by Viking
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1710

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I have a question. There's a lot of them, but I do have one in particular. I like to think that I know where everyone is coming from, in regards to their take on this very complex issue. "How much risk is too much risk?" That's a very good question. I seem able to answer it only, with another quest...
by Viking
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Group Rides

my limit is 5 or 6 bikes. I don't trust folks whom I have not ridden with. with 10 bikes, you can't get thru intersections w/o the front losing the back half. takes an experienced leader who will hold a Safety Session before the ride, watch for problems, and use a radio to stay in contact with the ...
by Viking
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

I have been using all of the above mentioned manufacturers products for years, and only buy the one I want when I see it. I have been pleasantly surprised with just about everything I have bought and installed. This is on all the bikes I have owned over the years. I have not had one single bad exper...
by Viking
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy "2012-2017 stock goldwing seat"
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Want to buy "2012-2017 stock goldwing seat"

When I changed to an Ultimate, my dealer bought my stock one back from me for $500. I just checked the cost of a heated seat and he got me pretty good. Hahaha. Guess that is why he is in business so long.
by Viking
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Jis screwdriver

I was at a CVMG (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group) rally three weeks ago, and there was a vendor there selling nothing but JIS screwdrivers, and making money doing it. He had three different iterations of them, the Vessel set of three, the Ball driver and bits, and a box with a bunch of bits that w...
by Viking
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hartco vs. Ultimate
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Hartco vs. Ultimate

I hated the stock seat on my GL1800, tried a Corbin and did not like it, and then an Ultimate, which is perfect "FOR ME". Seats are pretty subjective, and each person needs to try till they find the one they like. I have had mustang seats and did not really care for them, but have not had a Hartco, ...
by Viking
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Question about mirrors.
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Question about mirrors.

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Viking wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Goldwinggreg - about your new avatar...
Thanks for the feed back. I corrected ...
That one is nice... ;)
by Viking
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

Doesn't say why, but the highway has double solid yellow lines, so not a passing zone. Maybe a cell phone?
by Viking
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Question about mirrors.
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Question about mirrors.

Goldwinggreg - about your new avatar... Although I am definitely into cowgirls, and that one is nice looking, it is a step down from your previous avatar. That being said, I believe it will reduce your credibility rating, :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Viking
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gold Winger in Albuquerque NM
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Gold Winger in Albuquerque NM

Cees - are you specifically looking for 1985, and only 1985?
by Viking
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Open trunk - horn blows steady
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Open trunk - horn blows steady

Greg, do you know the part number for the harness in question? Is it 32120 MCA H50? The one that goes across both hinges and into the trunk? Looking at a parts fiche of wiring is like looking into a birds nest. Thanks.
by Viking
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gold Winger in Albuquerque NM
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Gold Winger in Albuquerque NM

This motorcycle must have sold, as it does not come up in any searches on cycle trader for Albuquerque, NM or within 250 miles.
by Viking
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Sounds like you would like a Valkyrie.
by Viking
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning

You will need to get some pressure under the acorns so that they can bite into the plastic studs and carve their way off. A knife blade, standard thin blade screwdriver or a dental pick can help.
by Viking
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a scam!
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: What a scam!

I have found that if I search enough, I can generally find out who listed the ebay items and buy them from the lister, away from ebay. This very thing happened to me with Cyclemax, before I knew about Cyclemax. I found some items on ebay that I wanted, purchased them, and then through searching, fou...
by Viking
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leaking onto front fender.
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Oil leaking onto front fender.

Took it to the dealer for a check...the tech said the front shock was weeping oil,probably because it was overfilled at the factory..It's not logged in if I have any problems down the road...Tony When you say it is NOT logged in, does that mean they did not make a record of it? If it was me, I woul...
by Viking
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite Chrome Polish??
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a place far far away (Sturgis), an advertiser gave me a can of Ouator (pronounced 'water'). In the can was a batting, like cotton battin, with a blue coloring to it which was the compound impregnated into the batting. It is non abrasive and works like frikkin' m...
by Viking
Fri May 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1380

Re: footwear

Well, I have always said I have a fourple E foot, but I manage with EEE widths as I cannot find EEEE. TCX work for me. The only thing I can suggest is to get some and try them on, making sure you can return them. I think Wingstuff handles TCX. At least, that is who I bought my first pair from at a W...
by Viking
Fri May 31, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 1800 Nav or Google Maps?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 2010 1800 Nav or Google Maps?

I was travelling through southern Ontario last month, and it suddenly told me to take the next exit off the highway. I did as instructed, and I very soon found myself riding all by myself on a deserted service road, looking at the bumper-to-bumper traffic sitting at a standstill on the highway I ha...
by Viking
Thu May 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1380

Re: footwear

When I rode Harleys, they had lots of room round the shift peg, so I wore Engineer boots with steel toes. I was also younger then and could carry the weight :lol: :lol: :lol: Now that I am older, and ride a motorcycle with limited space at the shifter, I have gone to Technical boots. I also wear TCX...
by Viking
Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips

Have you tried phoning them? They do have a phone number on their web site, in Knoxville, TN. - tel; 865.219.9192
by Viking
Tue May 28, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Trail braking

It is all about practice, practice, practice. The more I ride the better I get at riding. Every year, I start out with PLP (parking lot practice) to get my slow speed maneuvers up to par, and then I hit the road to where I can find some twisties, as that is my favorite riding on this motorcycle. It ...