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by Pigasus
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ham radio licensees?
Replies: 106
Views: 5419

Re: Ham radio licensees?

My wife got me a little handheld amateur band radio for Christmas, so I decided it was long past time to do something I'd been intending to do since high school: get my HAM radio license. I took the test a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday was issued my license: KE8AFW. A belated congratulations t...
by Pigasus
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What happens at 100,000?
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: What happens at 100,000?

twostrokes48 wrote:You know when I first read the title to this thread, I thought you were going to give us some great tip on maintenance when our wing hit 100,000....I was gonna say just change the oil and start on the 2nd 100,000. Was I suprised or what???
haha You and me both! :lol:
by Pigasus
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to keep concealed firearm?
Replies: 63
Views: 4120

Re: Where to keep concealed firearm?

About time to lock the thread. That would be a real shame. :( The bulk of the discussion has been quite courteous, and there have been many helpful comments. It is also a very relevant subject to a good many riders, as we can see here. Questions have been raised by a few riders beyond US borders wh...
by Pigasus
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to keep concealed firearm?
Replies: 63
Views: 4120

Re: Where to keep concealed firearm?

Agreed, at least to a point. I can't imagine trying to draw and fire whilst riding. I'll leave that to my pillion! :mrgreen: On the other hand, if I was forced off the road or blocked in to where I couldn't easily race off, I might not be exactly "parked," either. I could envision an angry cager pul...
by Pigasus
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Friends of Injured Motorcyclist Offer Reward
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Friends of Injured Motorcyclist Offer Reward

Just saw the following press release from Oregon State Police, regarding a hit & run victim who was riding a GL1200 trike. Thankfully, the rider survived. I hope they nab the SUV cager. FRIENDS OF INJURED MOTORCYCLIST OFFER REWARD TO HELP LOCATE HIT & RUN DRIVER FOLLOWING FEB. 15TH CRASH ALONG SOUTH...
by Pigasus
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to keep concealed firearm?
Replies: 63
Views: 4120

Re: Where to keep concealed firearm?

For those pooh-poohing the "quick draw" scenario as reckless cowboy mentality, consider that a responsible gun owner will only draw as a next-to-last resort and fire as a last resort , when he is certain he or his loved ones are in imminent danger and there is no other reasonable way to avoid it. (t...
by Pigasus
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 aspencade sei clock time zone
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: 86 aspencade sei clock time zone

You're right, it's simple. But then again, I had to go consult the manual to refresh my memory. ;)

With the ignition switch on ("accessory" works), repeatedly press the rectangular "Clock" button until it changes to the desired time zone.
by Pigasus
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dad or Freakin Body guard
Replies: 79
Views: 2407

Re: Dad or Freakin Body guard

Oh. My. Gosh.
I have 3 young 'uns at home -- 1 boy and 2 girls. Those girls are 10 and 8, and I see danger looming on the horizon. Actually, that horizon is getting much, MUCH closer. Yikes! :shock:
by Pigasus
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to keep concealed firearm?
Replies: 63
Views: 4120

Re: Where to keep concealed firearm?

Where do you ride that you need to quick draw. In my 40 years carrying a gun I have never needed to pull it out. Riding jackets and vest come with gun pockets. I am sure you could get something made for the tank, but I wouldn't want someone else having that kind of access to my gun. I definitely wo...
by Pigasus
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to keep concealed firearm?
Replies: 63
Views: 4120

Where to keep concealed firearm?

I've been trying to come up with a good location to store my concealed carry handgun while riding my 1200 LTD. I normally carry IWB, but this doesn't lend itself to quick access with all the leathers on. I've thought that a tank bag with a side pocket designed for a handgun might be nice, and I know...
by Pigasus
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seat cover
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: seat cover

and then , looked me straight in the eye , and slowly asked .... " Do you want a bill ?" It took me about 20 seconds to understand this question, before I said, "No" ( Yes, I am a little slow ) No tax, no record, seat price at 60% less, nice job on the pleats, better material .... SilverDave I was ...
by Pigasus
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 74125

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

jmerklin wrote:Business want everything in their favor, so I'm wondering that they're saying putting dyna beads in will void the warranty because without the dyna beads, the tires will wear out faster and therefore, they sell more tires faster? :mrgreen:
Heheh, maybe!!! :lol:
by Pigasus
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 74125

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

blue goldwinger wrote:Because of this has anyone had any issues with the DUNLOP E 3's?
I've been running mine for only 4000 miles so far, but no issues whatsoever. I installed 2 oz. front and rear in a new set of E3s on a 1200. I hadn't heard anything about Dunlop's warranty policy until now. Hmm...
by Pigasus
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time post with a question. GL 1200 mpg
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: First time post with a question. GL 1200 mpg

On my 84 Interstate a good fifty mpg, sticking to the speed limits.... Hi Paul. Imperial gallons? Hi,yes ,that is topping up the tank each time and just calculating with the mileage,my 1500 does around 40mpg...the fuel injected 750 shadow spirit i had before, would do a good 75 mpg.. :D Heh.. I tho...
by Pigasus
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Air Deflector Model Comparison?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Air Deflector Model Comparison?

Thanks, I had been noticing those as well. I believe those are Add On . I'd previously seen the buyers' comments about them and was concerned that they might not be the best hardware arrangement. Now I notice that the negative ("-ish" ;) ) comments are at least a couple of years old. I wonder if the...
by Pigasus
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time post with a question. GL 1200 mpg
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: First time post with a question. GL 1200 mpg

paulr wrote:On my 84 Interstate a good fifty mpg, sticking to the speed limits....
Hi Paul. Imperial gallons?
by Pigasus
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Air Deflector Model Comparison?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Air Deflector Model Comparison?

I'm looking at ordering air deflectors for my '85 LTD, and it looks like the current choices are few for the 1200s. From what I can tell, the main offerings are by either Baker Built or Add On. The BB Air Wings are roughly double the cost of the Add On units; does the higher price tag reflect better...
by Pigasus
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: good riding weather
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: good riding weather

skidplate84 wrote:hi all, anybody in the Pacific northwest enjoying the good weather finally and has gone for a ride?
You betcha! Plenty of variety in weather, sometimes hot and sometimes chilly, but always looking for excuses to go riding! :D
by Pigasus
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: my pa, va, md weekend trip
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: my pa, va, md weekend trip

Nice! Thanks for sharing, detdrbuzzard!
by Pigasus
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Summer's slipping away
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Summer's slipping away

It is a bit toasty down here in San Antonio...Perhaps I will wash the car or bike today, it usually makes it rain when I do.. :D " Hey " Beaver 59 here this morning at 7:00Am and now at 5:45PM it's 80 Nights sure drop like nuts!! Of coarse we are on the shore of Lake Michigan in a little city of Sh...
by Pigasus
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Trailer...or sidecar?
Replies: 23
Views: 4333

Re: Trailer...or sidecar?

WingAdmin wrote:Now THAT is a sidecar!
Umm... Wow!!! :lol:
by Pigasus
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Honest Harley Davidson Commercial
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: Honest Harley Davidson Commercial

Harley-Davidson has always been an advocate of motorcycle safety. We have a huge selection of bandanas with our logo emblazened into them...
snickers :lol:
by Pigasus
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace the gear oil in your final drive
Replies: 37
Views: 26511

Re: How to replace the gear oil in your rear drive

Any other suggestions on removal of the filler plug? I realize you've already got a workaround for this time, but maybe this will be of some value when you're ready to do your maintenance again... It's not a real common size, but yes, there are 16mm hex tools available for your customized plug. ;) ...
by Pigasus
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100
Replies: 16
Views: 10654

Re: Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100

I installed these on my '85 LTD, and I'm very pleased with the results. As you say, it makes the saddlebags so much more usable! Thanks for the great write-up, GS!
by Pigasus
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: weight of loaded GL1200 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: weight of loaded GL1200 Aspencade

The seller of this bike to me said it was about 1200 lbs., I can't believe it would be so heavy. Any ideas? Thanks, Ralph That's about right with rider and pillion included. I rolled across a truck scale a couple of weeks ago with a nearly full tank in my '85 LTD, and both me and one of my daughter...