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by garwil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist
Replies: 107
Views: 3926

Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

dingdong wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 am
Here he is on his bike. You decide.

rorsache.jpg
Kind of looks like a Harley to me. :lol:
by garwil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist
Replies: 107
Views: 3926

Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Same question on a couple of other MC forums. Sound familiar? This question comes up all the time on every forum and the responses are always the same. Kinda like a Rorschach test for "motorcycle riders". Says a lot about the personality of the responders. Always interesting and fun to read. :) htt...
by garwil
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 21095

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

I used to wear a helmet primarily for crash protection. That is still a big reason, but I have learned to appreciate that the helmet makes everyday riding much more enjoyable without crashing into the pavement or whatever. If you have ever been hit in the chest by a June Bug at 70 mph, you know you ...
by garwil
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: CB Channel
Replies: 63
Views: 4217

Re: CB Channel

I think "Cluttered" is a nice term for the reality that leaving the CB on is to subject yourself to a constant stream of offensive verbal diarrhea. I have used my CB when riding with a group, and it is very nice when confronted with a traffic jam to be able to find out whats going on up ahead. In bo...
by garwil
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

Dito what PastoT said. I have used Dyno Beads for multiple tires. Take them out of the old tire, blow out the dust, put them into the new tire. I check the weight and add beads because some get spilled. I don't believe the dust is from the beads wearing out. It is more likely rubber and wax knocked ...
by garwil
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Well . . . You could have told the officer to be careful when he got home because his mother might crawl out from under the porch and bite him 😆
by garwil
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Antenna tears in motorcycle cover
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: Antenna tears in motorcycle cover

It is not just an 1800 problem. The first cover I bought for my '99 GL1500SE was a light nylon. Although it had reinforcements sewn in for the antenna, they were to small and I made a small rip the very first time I put it on. After that I had to be careful every time I used it. I later purchased a ...
by garwil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Hope that new ride carries you for many miles.
by garwil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

I have been using uClear blu-tooth for a number of years. I really like not having a microphone in front of my lips. I have one for my helmet, and one for my wife. We both connect our own uClear to our individual phones, so we can take calls (if we want to). We can talk to each other without the bac...
by garwil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 150
Views: 15752

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

You got the wing for a good reason (Your wife is comfortable riding it) and now you need to learn to ride it for the same reason (So your wife is comfortable riding it). Then you get the blessing and joy of having your wife all snuggled up behind you as you ride together. Just like some other things...
by garwil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why use the radio speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Why use the radio speakers

At any highway speed, I cannot hear my bike speakers well enough to enjoy the music. Back when I rode with a wired helmet, I would listen to the radio through the headset, but only when I am riding alone as my wife does not like it. For the last few years I have been using a Blu-tooth system. I can ...
by garwil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: CB Channel
Replies: 63
Views: 4217

Re: CB Channel

I have occasionally tried to call out to another gold wing rider with the CB, but I have never received a reply. Likely this is because, like me, they do not keep the radio on except when riding in a group, or when confronted with a backup and trying to find out what is going on. Also, now that I ha...
by garwil
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 21095

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

My prayers will be lifted up for you and your family.
by garwil
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rear tire blow out
Replies: 20
Views: 1630

Re: Rear tire blow out

Had a rear tire blow out in southern Utah last summer. Dunlop Elite III with 80% tread. GL1500SE, two up, with a trailer. I-15 going 85 mph. We had rode across from Dove Creek to Salina, Ut the day before and early the next morning we got onto I-5. I was only riding the superslab from Scripio to Hol...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 21095

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

Although I have never gone down at speed on a bike (just parking lot tip overs), I have been in a number of car accidents over the years. In a couple of those I was not wearing my seat belt, and I noticed that I did not find the time to put it on when I saw the accident developing. Even the ones whe...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 395
Views: 44787

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

Good evening ladies and gents. We've had our new Wing just under a month and I just had the 600 mile service done this morning. I know, shame on me for taking so long to get this many miles on her. Our longest ride so far has only been about 55 miles, but I have other 150-300 mile trips planned to ...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dealer lied about the trike and being serviced
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Dealer lied about the trike and being serviced

When anyone says, "the bike has been serviced", the next question is, "list of services performed?". Did they change the oil and filter? What about the spark plugs? Do they have records that they checked the brake pads and noted how worn they were (50%, 75%, etc)? Then you can back check some of tho...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight

I have always considered the weight limits listed as "Suggestions" or "Guidelines" rather than hard rules. Primarily because, as noted above, you see them exceeded all the time. How many of us has never put more weight in the trunk or side cases than the manual says the max weight is? Likewise, as m...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A rant from Michigan
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: A rant from Michigan

Do you own land in Vermont, or have some other connection to the state? Many of us who live close to a state line see people who shop for cheaper registration across state lines. But the states will ticket you for failure to register your vehicle in the state you reside in. Here in northern Mississi...
by garwil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to buy used bike from owner. [NC]
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: How to buy used bike from owner. [NC]

The suggestion of borrowing a bike for the road test has some dangers. When I took my road test (back in the 70's if I remember), there was a guy on a borrowed bike. First, the bike was a chopper, and the engineering was all messed up. Second, he had only road the five miles from his friends house t...
by garwil
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?
Replies: 56
Views: 3465

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

I use my CC all the time. I use it to keep from getting speeding tickets, and so I can do things with my right hand besides hold the throttle. My only complaint is that I rode long enough without a CC that I unconsciously hang onto the throttle, so when the CC increases the throttle to go up a hill,...
by garwil
Mon May 09, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 482
Views: 45252

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

As long as the general public would refer to it as a "hospital", I have no objections. I will even accept an animal hospital. ;-)
by garwil
Fri May 06, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 482
Views: 45252

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

FM-USA wrote:GADZ... I was in ER last week. I rode there and never thought to take a pix. (darn) :(
It is always a good sign when you can ride your bike to the ER. Or . . . it could be a sign that you are extra hard headed?? But either way, at least you could! :lol:
by garwil
Fri May 06, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 482
Views: 45252

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

OK here is my bike with blossoms.

My challenge should be easy.
Your bike in front of a hospital.
by garwil
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 21095

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

Question . . . . both of my helmets leaves a grid pattern in my hair after even a few minutes of riding. What do y'all do to avoid this? So, my wife read my answer, and she has a different opinion. She will not shave her head, and she cares about having a waffle pattern in her hair. But she pointed...