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by NKYWinger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Do you look thru
Replies: 23
Views: 1245

Re: Do you look thru

alwrmcusn wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:48 am
It's a personal choice. I changed from a "See Thru" to a "See Over" after a ride down the Cherohala Skyway about 8-9 years ago in a torrential rain storm..
I changed as well; used to have a Tulsa Tall, now I look over a more normal windshield. Same issues with rain.
by NKYWinger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Regular or Premium

I always use 89 Octane; it really doesn't cost that much more and it MIGHT help the mileage....
by NKYWinger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1800 speaker replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 4589

Re: GL1800 speaker replacement

oilboy1162 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:03 pm
2012 and newer use the db651s for the fronts. both front and rear need minor trimming but the sound improvement is well worth it.
Actually, the redesign starting with 2006 requires dB651's in the front....dB501's still fit the rear
by NKYWinger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Satellite radio install
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Satellite radio install

I used an XM Roady II; never had an issue with fading in and out.... I have it in a RAM mount on the right handlebar.
by NKYWinger
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?
Replies: 56
Views: 3557

Re: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?

Wingryder1 wrote:I find the weight of my hand on my 10.00 plastic throttle aid works every bit as well as the cruise.Just me
That's what I used on my '83, but the REAL cruise control (on my '03) works SO much better!
by NKYWinger
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?
Replies: 56
Views: 3557

Re: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?

On all the time and I use it whenever I get the chance...

We just finished a 2,600 mile ride from KY to ME and back; I'd be upa crick without the cruise! Set it for 8 over and I'm good....
by NKYWinger
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: for a better sounding stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: for a better sounding stereo

becken wrote:I haven't done this yet but am considering it http://www.wingconnect.com/
Me too! It seems a better way than an add-on amplifier...
by NKYWinger
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: for a better sounding stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: for a better sounding stereo

I added four Polk Audio dB501's - a big difference! This seems to be a fairly popular speaker to use; on my '03, I had no problems putting them in, both front and rear.
Good speakers make a big difference.
by NKYWinger
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield recommendation for 2003 Goldwing 1800
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Windshield recommendation for 2003 Goldwing 1800

That's almost like asking which oil is best. Depends on if you like to look over it or thru it, if you want some air to hit you or none air, vented shield or non vented. What he said! I have a Tulsa Tall (Vented) and I really like it. IT keeps the wind off and it doesn't not bother me to look thru ...
by NKYWinger
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 198
Views: 12945

Re: GWRRA Members ???

Check it out and you decide. Find a local chapter and visit there meeting, you can visit first without joining. Doug What he said! Find a local Chapter and see if they're to your liking....I joined and never looked back. Our Chapter is active, rides a lot and camps quite a bit.... Let us know whatc...
by NKYWinger
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: driving lights
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: driving lights

Since statistics show, over and over, most motorcycle collisions are from the front, I want to ensure that I have the best chance of being seen!
by NKYWinger
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 74276

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

does it matter if you a a tpms? Dunno - mine is an '03 GL1800 without TPMS, but , as long as the beads can pass thru, it shouldn't be a problem. BTW, in regards to slooooow filling, just fill up the tube and give it a small shot of air - works super quick! I think there is a video of this procedure...
by NKYWinger
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: bleed clutch line
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: bleed clutch line

Tips? You're gonna have to take your time and use your best choice words.....ditto for getting it back on properly... :D
by NKYWinger
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: bleed clutch line
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: bleed clutch line

I installed the SPEEDBLEEDERS on the clutch and the brakes and used their catch bag to collect the old fluid, and that's the way to go. Soooooooo simple to do and saves a ton of time later on too, it's a one-person operation. I, also, just finished installing the SPPEDBLEEDERS ($68.75 shipped from ...
by NKYWinger
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork brace
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Fork brace

themainviking wrote:I put Progressives in my 1800 and noticed a very large difference in handling in the twisties. I then added a Superbrace, and did not find very much difference at all.
I did the exact same thing.....with the same results....
by NKYWinger
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: driving lights
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: driving lights

Mike-
I agree! That's what I got them used, from GL1800riders.com; I only gave $75 for them. I wired them up with a relay and a separate switch - anything to keep the cagers from saying "...but officer, I didn't see him..."
by NKYWinger
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: driving lights
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: driving lights

PIAA 1100X kit for a GL1800. They, in conjunction with HID low beams will light your path. Driving lights: http://www.powersportsplace.com/parts/pia-74125?seid=pspse1&gclid=Cj0KEQjw44exBRCu8vfS_bPEtNoBEiQACrt005WfmdBDwBDZttjmZb6-vCFlUIJ1iq00iqW1vc3qsyYaApsG8P8HAQ HID low beams: http://www.socalmoto...
by NKYWinger
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Run Flat CT on 1800
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

I am one of the many who have the Michelin Alpin Run Flat on the back - a safety measure for me...I've not noticed any adverse effects of the stiffer sidewall. I, also, run a BT-45 on the front.
I don't think I could bring myself to go back to an MT for any reason...
by NKYWinger
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 198
Views: 12945

Re: GWRRA Members ???

I guess I belong to a different GWRRA than a lot of the previous posters...we had 24 Chapter members (KY-G) camping out for the whole week during Wing Ding...we had a great time. The party at the Space Center was free and quite a surprise! The city went out of their way to make us feel at home. I w...
by NKYWinger
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Suspension Upgrades

I installed the Progressive springs (bought used for $90)up front along with the All Balls tapered bearing kit and disabled the ADV. I also added a SuperBrace (used for $50) On the rear, I have the Progressive spring (bought used for $60) You will see a WIDE range of opinions and prices. I tried to...
by NKYWinger
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 tires
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: 1800 tires

I have the Alpin run flat on back; I run around 28 psi. I have the BattleAx BT45 on front and run about 39 psi
I frequently drag the pegs and have not had any issues...

:?: Anyone else? :?:
by NKYWinger
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Replacement Windshield

I installed a Tulsa +4; no more wind problems.....some will say they do NOT want to look thru a windshield, so it's your call...
by NKYWinger
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 74
Views: 15815

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

Roger that. There ARE a lot of lines involved and, in fact, it may be more expensive than i realize. When I did my 1100 it wasn't so bad.....but WAY few lines than the 1800.
Thanks :)
by NKYWinger
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 74
Views: 15815

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

Just checking back on GL1800 availability....
by NKYWinger
Thu May 14, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 198
Views: 12945

Re: GWRRA Members ???

One that catered to the NORMAL riders. [/ Are you trying to say that those of us who enjoy the camaraderie of like minded bike riders are NOT normal? We camp, we go to Alaska, we ride.....we have fun...what's wrong with that? We have about 50 active in our Chapter and we do lots of things. Yes, the...