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by FM-USA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

Rav'n...
I know jest when I see it. ;)
MacArthur Park reprise...
Don't wear your little whitey-tighties in the rain...

Try this BUTTON, might have to press it several times.. .. :?:


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by FM-USA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Refurbishing Emblems ??? ... How to ???
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Refurbishing Emblems ??? ... How to ???

I went through 2.5 years of wHELL to replace the trunks GOLDWING script. eBay prices were astoundingly high. OH sure, could have bought the whole trunk, as there were many there, but budget-budget-budget always held me back. YUP... 2.5 years took my watching & waiting for one to come along. Busted u...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

Here's a couple more for what they are worth.... When I stop behind a vehicle in front of me I always leave at least one and a half or two car lengths of space between me and the vehicle and I point my bike a little toward the escape path I have chosen. That way you do not have to make such a sharp...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

..... Double post......
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

Won't a RED noodle swing FASTER?

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by FM-USA
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

I've seen those '3 flash' brake lights.
Besides the attention flash, makes me think I'm seeing several vehicles stopping.

Definitely an attention getter.
;)

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by FM-USA
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

When coming to a stop at a red light or stop sign or anywhere really. Weave back and forth in your lane before coming to a stop. This left and right movement makes you more visible to the cager behind you. Ravyn HAH! I report those weavers as drunks. Few years back, reported one male mex, weaving o...
by FM-USA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

Practice panic stops, so you can achieve maximum deacceleration without loosing control. Practice "what ifs" in your mind. 'What if that guy pulls out or what if that guy changes lanes, what are my best options?' WOOOO, great advice. Scrub off as much speed as possible in an upright position, even ...
by FM-USA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 289
Views: 15428

Re: The idiots are out there

Interesting topic! Forgive me if I'm not writing there, but I wanted to ask for advice. I'm a novice driver, what could you advise me? It would be interesting to listen to experienced people. You're asking a lot since nearly every situation has several outcomes. In general, Murphy says, anything th...
by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: trailer lghts not working

Uuuuuh yaaa . . .. . .

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by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: trailer lghts not working

I have several electrical meters & testers.
My post was for those who don't have said equipment and how to check the system in a minimalistic manor.

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by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3979

Re: Dropped bolt

"Of course, I got the don't you dare stare." Sooo...you got 'THE LOOK' huh. :D I got THE LOOK (and verbal disdain) also the first & only time I mentioned to a yard sale woman I was needing garage rags. Can you imagine if we were still in the Wild Wild West? Shot at the mere mention of rags. :shock:...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: All I get is a click
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: All I get is a click

Must be going round, MINE ALSO 3 weeks ago. CLICK... no lights, wait... click then nothing. Shorted across the battery posts, very weak spark. So I got a jump and let the car charge the bike battery for 5 minutes. It started right up and road it home. Amp meter showed 14.3 so Alt was good. At home p...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stupid timing belt question
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Stupid timing belt question

1991 1500, same here it LOOKS like it's 1/3 tooth off.

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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 whirring noise
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: GL1500 whirring noise

It's the tires Dead End near the center-line tread design.
Air goes in and out with a POP. Much like exhaust valves closing.
Ride on some micro-grooved roads and the noise is gone.
Eventually you'll get used to it. ;)

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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: At what point?????
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: At what point?????


THAT WIRING, OY VIE!!!
5th grade you say?
That grade I say NAY,
more like 3rd, all day!


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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: dyna bead easy install
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: dyna bead easy install

Word to DIY'fers on Ceramic Beads. The large bag of low cost beads are random in size. ONLY the smallest of bead will make the 90 degree turn in the stems. Small pain separating out the little ones. I don't have a screen to screen out the larger beads so needle nose pliers AND PATIENCE :shock: is t...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

Car tires up front were used in the late 40s thru early 60s on HD's and Injuns. That's a lot of extra centrifugal weight to be turning with mere handlebars. That fad waned, thankfully. Being a rear motorcycle tire, they have considerably more thread depth which equates to more miles . The guys that ...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3979

Re: Dropped bolt

Being an X-Painter I have several white T-Shirts. Makes great hole covers where them Long Legged Screws love to run and hide. Old dish & bath towels, bed sheets, table cloth covers work well also. JUST suggesting. ;) Garage & Yard sales usually sell used towel & bed stuff REALLY cheap. BUT!!! don't ...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: trailer lghts not working

Trailer was on bike. Found a 30 amp fuse blown under the seat everything works now just have to figure out why the fuse went Accidental short while wiring the trailer wires. Fuse was weak & ready to go. Any extra load, it's a gonner. SUGGESTION: IF you don't have a Amp meter... put a 25 Amp fuse in...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

My Wing is Beige, it blends in most backgrounds, especially concrete. :shock: I'm kicking around the idea of a vinyl wrap. Now & then I'll wear Mossy Oak shirt and/or pants, so why not go the full boat and do up the bike & trailer. If there's a minor tear the paints base color of Beige has that pret...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

redial wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Your immigration laws consider us Australians (and other nationalities), as aliens, - so watch out or we will come and get you and mix you in with the algae!!!!!
REALLY!?
We got Guido. Who you got, Crock Dundee? 😒


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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

First, we should NEVER use human food as a vehicle fuel especially when algae is still being produced in our oceans. Algae farms speed up this production and takes up zero land real estate. Progress is constantly being made to speed up algae growth. Besides all that, algae farms is a new industry fo...
by FM-USA
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

20% chance? Heck even at 50% chance I'll still ride, tho I'll look at the current radar and plan a route around it. Of course I'll check that my rain gear is aboard. I also have in the trunk 'side tucked' 3 compact umbrellas from Goodwill $2 each. Price is toss-able & donate-able. ;) . .
by FM-USA
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

We have found that extra bunge straps and cargo net have come in very handy. OH, SO TRUE. 1/2 dozen 30" B-Cords & now a small jar of mini b-cords. The smaller one's I seem to give away more than I use when someone is in need. I have 2 small & 1 larger stretch nets on the bike almost all the time. T...