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by aperry
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 50
Views: 8228

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

This is what I put on. Got them from Revzilla:
Rear: 180/65B16 81H
Front: 130/70B18 63H

Good luck
by aperry
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 50
Views: 8228

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

On my 2008 I now have 7K on Michelin Commander IIs and showing almost no wear. I have Counteract balancing beads installed and am quite happy with the ride traction and handling. I do notice a little whine on on a high speed corner now and then, but that doesn't bother me. I will probably get them a...
by aperry
Mon May 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark Mesh Pants
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Dark Mesh Pants

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I should have said "Dark Mesh Britches". :) I do have leather (buffalo) chaps and wear them in winter. With our heat and humidity they are pretty hot in summer. I have been thinking about Olympia Airglide in pewter since they can be cut in length for my short l...
by aperry
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: alternator question
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: alternator question

This is an interesting problem. I have seen several threads listed under idle surge for doing the same thing. It seems that what has worked for some does not work for others. I changed out my air filter, and spark plugs and went for a ride. After I stopped for a break and started it, the engine surg...
by aperry
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 41
Views: 1744

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

Rained all day today. Can't work outside. Starting to feel like Groundhogs Day.
by aperry
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 41
Views: 1744

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

Most things are the same for me except I can't ride. I ride year round usually. I help take care of my grandson and since it finally quit raining work on the house. I finished getting the bike ready for my planned trip to big bend on the 1st of April, but that got cancelled.
by aperry
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark Mesh Pants
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Dark Mesh Pants

Thanks for the feedback. I have found that many are out of stock now. I don't know if they are getting discontinued or being bought out for the summer.
by aperry
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark Mesh Pants
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Dark Mesh Pants

I have a Revit light colored mesh jacket trying to reflect the sun as much as possible, because I live in Austin where it is hot most of the time. I decided to get some mesh pants since I have been wearing jeans for a long time that provide no protection or ventilation. My legs are short, so I have ...
by aperry
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Something to Think About
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Something to Think About

Today I went on a pretty good ride since the weather was so nice. I came up on a pasture with several buffalo and one had a baby. Since the road had a nice wide paved shoulder, I decided to pull over and take a picture. I was about a quarter mile from a highway intersection ahead. I took some pictur...
by aperry
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Air Filter

Man, mine wasn't as bad as I thought after looking at the Hall of Shame. I failed to get a picture.
by aperry
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Air Filter

It is really not that difficult to do if you take your time. Mine is a base model which helps with the number of things that you have to remove.
by aperry
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Air Filter

Replaced the air filter on my 2008 last week. It was the dirtiest I have ever seen. It was really not as bad as I thought it would be. I worked slowly and kept track of everything as recommended. The bike runs better and mileage looked a little better. Videos really helped.
by aperry
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Had to Bleed Clutch Again
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Had to Bleed Clutch Again

Thanks, I'm pretty meticulous about maintenance, but this has been twice in one year for the clutch and I was wondering if others have had similar issues.
by aperry
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Had to Bleed Clutch Again
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Had to Bleed Clutch Again

Started to take off and the clutch would not work on my 2008. I have had the bike about a year and a half and just about a year ago had a similar problem except I was about 70 miles from home and had to ride without the comfort of a clutch. I bled the clutch today and everything seems to be working ...
by aperry
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

I was too embarrassed to tell, but some of you have experienced much worse. After having lunch on the square in Wimberley TX (a tourist town) I was trying to pull out of the parking lot with a lot of traffic and pedestrians to watch out for. As I started to pull out, I looked down and saw a big curb...
by aperry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Rocker
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Throttle Rocker

I have the Throttle Boss that stretches and it will fit over either. I didn't like the Cramp Buster because it was too big and got in the way. Search for Throttle Boss on Amazon if you are interested.
by aperry
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: PLedge and Bees
Replies: 5
Views: 335

PLedge and Bees

Has anyone who uses Pledge (orange flavor) noticed that it attracts bees? Last year I was on a ride to San Saba, TX. and sitting at the light on Main street bees started swarming around me. I thought it was strange, but since I had all my gear on I didn't have any problems. I rode two or three miles...
by aperry
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: Cigarette lighter location

I am looking for another place to mount the one on my 08. The PO mounted it on the brake res, and it is pretty handy, but I want that space for something else. Something with the least amount of disassembly would be nice.
by aperry
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Phone Mount Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Phone Mount Questions

I looked at the Ram mount Quick grip and kind of like the way it holds the phone. I worry about squeezing the phone too hard and causing damage. I had a mount in the car a few years ago and it caused the speaker connection to separate.
by aperry
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 6258

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

That is probably what I need to look into. Thanks
by aperry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 6258

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

Thanks for another good review. I have a Quantum II that is getting long in the tooth. I have been looking and trying to figure out what would be the appropriate Arai with the same head shape. I found a Signet X (my size is 2XL), but had a little pressure on the sides. I was wondering if the Quantum...
by aperry
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lightning crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Lightning crashes

Wow. Looks like the front wheel is the only thing he can part out from that.
by aperry
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Phone Mount Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Phone Mount Questions

Thanks for the input.
I have a blu-tooth headset and listen to music with the phone in my pocket now. I was wondering how the screen would do in the sun.
I have looked at the Ram X mount and many people have abandoned them because they hit the buttons on the side and some other complaints.
by aperry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Phone Mount Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Phone Mount Questions

I'm considering buying the Tackform phone mount for my 08. I have read reviews on amazon, but would prefer to hear from some of you all if you have any experience with it. I figure I can get it set up for under $60. Tackform mount - $29 Ram brake/clutch mount - 13.49 Ram short double socket arm - $9...
by aperry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 949

Re: Tires

I purchased them from Revzilla. Got them really quick. I did quite a bit of reading (everything I could find) and many people have had them for quite a while and getting great mileage. For the rear tire I got a 180/65/16. I could not tell a difference in height. I also had the installer put in Count...