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by Sidcar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spaced out
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Spaced out

For the past few days the spacing on goldwingdocs has gone a bit haywire. I have large expanses of blue or grey between some posts and after the first and last posts on the page.
What have I done this time, any ideas

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Lost KEY and lost FOB
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Lost KEY and lost FOB

Where is Honda in all this.
When they came up with this system somebody, we hope, said “We need a procedure for when a customer loses his/her key fob and codes, it’s a scenario that is bound to happen and the customer may not have access to a Honda dealer”.
Or is that too much to expect?

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Heat reflective cover?

It's a full cover. I fold the antenna down and put a cut away yoghurt pot over each joint to protect the cover.
It would be an ideal cover if it lasted 5 years instead of 18 months.

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3351

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

How do they justify that.
A bit of lateral thinking.
How many tyres can you cram into an airline seat? Norwegian Airlines are advertising UK to USA seats for £69. Pity you the overhead lockers aren't a bit bigger.

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Heat reflective cover?

I'm on my third, and definitely last, Ultraguard. This one has lasted 18 months before splitting (first a small split then a dirty great big one). The other two both split after two years. They all faded to a pale grey inside nine months. I could return it under warranty but after paying shipping ba...
by Sidcar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR FAILURE
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: ALTERNATOR FAILURE

Hello WPS, why do your 90 amp alternators make our bikes vibrate??

Sid.
by Sidcar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Latest Jaguar

I've seen some really ratty (unsafe?) trikes myself but this seems very well built. Robust looking frame, Jag back axle, disc brakes all round with three pot callipers on the front and servo assisted to boot (you can just see the servo peeking out from in front of the r/h rear wheel) and hefty leadi...
by Sidcar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Latest Jaguar

It would keep your knees warm in winter though. :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Latest Jaguar

I didn't get a chance to have a good look round it, barely had time to get three pictures before the bloke rode off. I can see the coolant header tank at the back do there must be another, much larger, radiator back there. It sounded great when he rode off.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Latest Jaguar

Saw this at a bike meet at Stanford Hall near Lutterworth today. Prototype for a new Jaguar perhaps.
The owner was saying prayers before climbing on board for take off.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3351

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

You can buy 4 Austone tyres for less than £200 here (inc uk shipping) but no company seems to want to ship them to the US. If you have a friend in the services posted over here perhaps they could bring you a couple back when the return. The few service servicemen I've known seemed to be able to take...
by Sidcar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR FAILURE
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: ALTERNATOR FAILURE

I fitted a WPS 90 amp and the vibration was awful even with new damper rubbers. I ditched it for a 40 amp unit and the smoothness returned. With the system fully loaded, lights heated grips and seat panel (in the sidecar) the alternator more than holds its own and my fingers don't "tingle" when I fi...
by Sidcar
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1927

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

Over here: It’s illegal to hold a phone or sat nav while driving or riding a motorcycle. You must have hands-free access, such as: a bluetooth headset voice command a dashboard holder or mat a windscreen mount a built-in sat nav The device must not block your view of the road and traffic ahead. You ...
by Sidcar
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

I was told today that the front sidecar wheel steers via an electric servo motor and a "fly by wire" set up from a sensor on the forks. Now why does that make me nervous, what could possibly go wrong.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dakota, C47, DC3 take your pick
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Dakota, C47, DC3 take your pick

Some pictures didn't load so second time lucky.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dakota, C47, DC3 take your pick
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Dakota, C47, DC3 take your pick

I went to The old RAF base at Duxford on June 5th to see the gathering of Dakotas, C47's and DC3's take off four the 75th "D" Day Anniversay commemorations. It was hoped 32 aircraft would take part but when I got there some had taken off to take part in a flypast over a Commemoration event at Southa...
by Sidcar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Well it got to the meeting without visible damage so assume it steers ok but I was wondering if the rider has arms Shwarzenegger's thighs.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting but not by me sadly. Maybe next year.
I'd be interested to know what it steers like.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1083

Re: TT time again!

Harrison won the Senior. Poor old Hickman had a 17 second lead but the bike lost performance and by the last lap he'd lost the lead. Had to make do with second. Connor Cummins was third, Michael Dunlop Fourth. Roll on next year.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1083

Re: TT time again!

Anyone who's seen me eat an ice cream will know I don't have to crash to make that sort of mess. :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1083

Re: TT time again!

If "sprinkles" equals "Hundreds and Thousands" then I can "safely" say I had them on top of my ice cream last year and survived the experience. When I Go to the Isle of Man in August I intend to ignore the danger and have the same again.

Sid
by Sidcar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1083

Re: TT time again!

Obviously the TT is a bit of a "Marmite" subject but it's all right with me. Couldn't get there this year but am going to the Classic TT/ Manx in August.

Sid.
by Sidcar
Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL-1500 EZ Steer 4 Degree Rake Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: GL-1500 EZ Steer 4 Degree Rake Kit

I fitted a Hawg rake kit to my outfit without much difficulty, changing the head race bearings was the worst part (made my own tool for the job in the end). Well worth the effort. Bike much easier to steer. The only disappointment is the steering lock no longer works as the lug on the top yoke is mi...
by Sidcar
Thu May 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

And here's the picture this time, I hope, technology willing.......


Sid
by Sidcar
Thu May 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Picture of my daughters dog in my sidecar. Haven't been out on the road yet as I'm still working on the harness.