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by captscotty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3409

Re: Why did he crash ?

I believe the vast majority of motorclysts are unable to execute a panic stop. Some will even avoid the front brake altogether, fearful they will lock the front tire. I agree! The Goldwing gross weight and ABS are a formidable team when panic stops or decels are needed. Have done a couple real ones...
by captscotty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3409

Re: Why did he crash ?

Last year a recently wed couple was riding along a state hwy between Aubrey and Pilot Point TX, two miles from our house. They were at the posted limit of 60mph. Very wide undivided road, with an apparently parked P/U truck over in the wide emergency lane. Well it wasn’t parked but contained one dru...
by captscotty
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500
Replies: 60
Views: 3633

Re: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500

Just wanted to add that my wife also loves the backseat of the 1800. (...there's a joke in there somewhere) And we use those Beadriders. We both have no prob. making the 200 miles between fuel stops. She admits to falling asleep back there too now and again. I used to wish the 1800 got better gas mi...
by captscotty
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500
Replies: 60
Views: 3633

Re: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500

hlh1 wrote:Yes, this is what I'll need to do, but they'll be harsh on the rotors.
Huh, hadn't heard that. Will have to deal with that later...the sintered pads def. are required when you're near max gross. Felt real safe with them last summer in the Rockies and Utah.
by captscotty
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500
Replies: 60
Views: 3633

Re: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500

wingman12 wrote:now I understand why the 1800 have air bags on them. it is to cushion you when your brakes do not work. :lol: :lol:
Replace the pads with sintered and they'll put you over the handlebars.
by captscotty
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500
Replies: 60
Views: 3633

Re: Tired on GL1800 vs GL1500

I'm 6'2", 200. 2010 GL1800. My wife and I have done several 800 mile days. I ride very little with my feet under me. I'd have to be racing a sport bike solo. With straight Kuryakyn pegs on the engine guards I can easily make the 200 miles between fuel stops...and can do it all day. Rider backrest, h...
by captscotty
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 168
Views: 31657

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Victory Vision Tour, no question.
by captscotty
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 168
Views: 31657

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Guess I bashed my Wing a few pages back, and rightfully so, simply due to the suspension and wobble. However, after after Traxxion Dynamics package, you would only be able to "Pry my Goldwing out of my cold, dead hands!" http://www.traxxion.com/hondagoldwing.aspx Yes, it would be nice to have a plug...
by captscotty
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 168
Views: 31657

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Guess I'm one of those who bought my 2010 Wing based off a friend who rides a 2008. I regretted it after the ride home from Chattanooga to Dallas. Why? Suspension sucked and the wobble. Wished I had bought a Victory Vision Tour. Anyway, after the fact, I started reading about the wobble. This put me...
by captscotty
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Olympia Ranger Jacket
Replies: 13
Views: 5992

Re: Olympia Ranger Jacket

Agree the Airglide 3 has been good summer gear. On our 4000 mile trip this July we took along some evaporative vests that performed very well under the mesh of the jacket. Travelled through several hours of 100 degree temps in good comfort. Did lots of research on the cooling topic, and ended up wit...
by captscotty
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Olympia Ranger Jacket
Replies: 13
Views: 5992

Re: Olympia Ranger Jacket

After just two seasons, my Airglide 3 jacket has holes in the bottom of three pockets and the left-breast inside pocket zipper fell apart. Other than that, I guess the Airglide system is ok...except the pants aren't meant for cold weather like the coat can be. Just two layers to the pants, so in the...
by captscotty
Wed May 01, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 271
Views: 61064

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Like Ratslayer, I've got to attest to the outstanding suspension system developed by Traxxion Dynamics for the GL1800. If I hadn't purchased the 'Full Monty' last year, I wouldn't own my Wing anymore. That's a fact. I've had a Kumho and new GL1800 wheel in the garage for six months. I'd have the thi...
by captscotty
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mick-O-Pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Mick-O-Pegs

Looked at Roadsmith...WOW they're not giving those away!! Lots of $ for 10 degrees of knee flex, eh? If the Mick-O-Pegs are too flexible, maybe I should look at an Ergo II with Switchblades or something. Main thing is to stretch a little without getting calf cut into by fairing. Search will continue...
by captscotty
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 73715

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Just a quick testimonial about this amazing product. I love physics, and I love simplicity. Installed the beads a year ago into some new Elite 3's. Six thousand miles later and there is very little visible wear. With my Traxxion Dynamics suspension and Dyna beads the Wing is like an 800 lb sport bik...
by captscotty
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mick-O-Pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Mick-O-Pegs

Been running Kuryakyn boards for a year and had the entire top plate, rubber and all, depart on me the other day. They've been OK I guess, but was wondering how folks like their Mick O Pegs. The DD scares me a bit with the bar outside the boot. I'm 6'2" so am considering KA, but being restricted to ...
by captscotty
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DC 'Cigarette' Plug Buzzing on IPOD
Replies: 3
Views: 184

DC 'Cigarette' Plug Buzzing on IPOD

Hi all,

Anyone experienced this? Engine noise (follows RPM) heard over headset using IPOD when it is plugged in to the DC socket? Everything is fine when not charging, just plugged in to the 1/8 inch jack.

Fixes?

Thanks!
by captscotty
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 73715

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Regarding those 90 degree valves... Just installed on my 2010 1800. Used the installation tube and my air compressor. Slow going, but had to pour about an inch of beads in to the installation tube, and work them in with short blasts of air, playing the back-flow of air like a Stradivarius. If you do...