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by minimac
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton

Way to derail a thread, people. :cry:
by minimac
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE
Replies: 58
Views: 8176

Re: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE

I'll be curious to see what sort of mileage the Maxxis delivers. I got over 35K on the Austone on my 1500 and it wasn't to the wear bars!
by minimac
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Retrospective
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: 2020 Retrospective

While a few of my long distance trips were cancelled, a few others weren't. I was able to put a ton of enjoyable miles -with very little traffic- within a two hundred mile radius of my home, too. I found some really neat back roads I never would have other wise known existed, some really awesome sce...
by minimac
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding

That puts in word how a lot of us riders feel. Thanks for sharing.
by minimac
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Work shop light

The little blue (squarish) led flashlight you get at Harbor Freight for free -it's not rechargeable but the AA batteries are easy to change when needed- is small enough to fit in tight spaces and bright enough for Stevie Wonder to see. The magnet on the back helps you to place it where you need it.
by minimac
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyeing the vinyl and 100 other projects
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Dyeing the vinyl and 100 other projects

If you can follow the directions and know the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver, you can do it. It's really that simple!
by minimac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New 1500 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: New 1500 owner

Phunnybone wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Damn and I thought I found a good deal when I grabbed a 98SE with 61K for $3300
If you like it and are happy with it, you did! What anyone pays for something that gives them pleasure is no one's business but their own!
by minimac
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

C-dub wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:28 pm
They are far easier to get on and off than chaps and much easier on the wallet. They don't look as cool, but let's be honest here, do chaps really look cool when riding a Goldwing?
Chaps are still quite popular with the Village People crowd. :P
by minimac
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New 1500 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: New 1500 owner

Welcome John, to one of the most helpful sites you could have found. Good find on the 1500, you'll love it!
by minimac
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

The "Frugal Mans" solution is to get a pair of shin pads similar to what soccer players wear. They attach with a couple of velcro straps that wrap around the leg, offer some fall protection, and even have a protector for the the knee. They can be worn under the pants leg or over, and can usually be ...
by minimac
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1497

Re: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018

That's what kept me from getting a 1800. While I liked the improved fuel mileage, the reduced luggage carrying capacities, as well as reduced weather and wind protection, were the deal breakers for me.
by minimac
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: For the first time in 12 years: user banned from the site
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: For the first time in 12 years: user banned from the site

Thanks Scott- a sad, but in this case,an overdue action. It's been my experience, on some other sites, that there seems to be many from that offenders country that seem to enjoy mucking up various threads and sites for no reason other than creating division. What they don't seem to realize is that a...
by minimac
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 251
Views: 12704

Re: 2nd Amendment

Why does it seem that, of the TROLLS that pop up on this site occasionally, are from England? They must have nothing better to do than try to 'stir the sauce', get their jollies getting any kind of response, and take pot shots at the USA. They need to remember that in all likelihood, they'd be speak...
by minimac
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How and where do you store your riding gear?
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: How and where do you store your riding gear?

I installed a six foot long hanger bar underneath the cabinets(kitchen style) in my garage. I hang my jackets(5) and spare rain gear set on it. I'm on the lookout for a small cabinet, or hall seat, to keep the riding boots in. It might be time to think about building an extension on the garage. The ...
by minimac
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TO BLING OR NOT TO BLING !! "THAT IS THE BURNING QUESTION " ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: TO BLING OR NOT TO BLING !! "THAT IS THE BURNING QUESTION " ??

There is nothing wrong with customizing or personalizing your machine to make it unique or make yours different from thousands of others. Those that do it, don't CARE about resale. That's not why they do it. While some might like plain vanilla-(like everyone else's) others chose to take the road les...
by minimac
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1999 GL1500 Trunk Light Set. 1988-2000 For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: 1999 GL1500 Trunk Light Set. 1988-2000 For Sale

It would be very nice if everyone would mark/delete or edit items when they are no longer available.
by minimac
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine housing broke
Replies: 18
Views: 1197

Re: Engine housing broke

That is where (#2) I had a major leak after a piece of steel fell off of a truck and I unavoidably ran it over. I had comprehensive insurance on the bike. I reported it, and an adjuster can out After looking at the damage, and consulting his drawings, concluded the engine was a whole unit and would ...
by minimac
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: My New Face Mask
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: My New Face Mask

I like mine better.


by minimac
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

I always use it on the 1500, unless on something soft. I only use the sidestand with something under it because the 'foot' is so small, and only when absolutely necessary. Unless you leave the bike in gear, there's nothing to stop it from being able to roll off of the stand.
by minimac
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 45
Views: 2407

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

Ironbuck wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:39 am
......................Ordered several things for the bike...the missus says "too much". I am not looking forward to putting her away for the winter.
The wife or the bike? :)
by minimac
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 45
Views: 2407

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

I'm riding much more, especially more late afternoon/early evenings. There has been so little traffic on the roads, I find it much more relaxing than usual. I'm able to ride at whatever pace I want, enjoy the scenery much more, and the places I visit aren't crowded. I guess that's one of the few ups...
by minimac
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2002 1800 Goldwing 1500.00
Replies: 30
Views: 1520

Re: 2002 1800 Goldwing 1500.00

I would, but it's on the wrong side of the country-and shipping is too expensive for me. It's worth more than that just in parts!
by minimac
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Failure!

^ No, and we can still joke about o̶i̶l̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ them marking their territory!
by minimac
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 912

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

I find it hard to believe ceramic balancing beads could/would damage a tire. I've run them for over eight years and have never experienced that happening. Metal beads/BBs, yes-but not ceramic beads.
by minimac
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: Tires

In New York, a tire-whether a car or motorcycle -won't pass the annual inspection if it is less than 2/32". I've always replaced mine before it's flush with the wear bars. Keep in mind also, that the closer it gets to the wear bars, the faster the tires seem to wear. Or you could use the Lucky/Safe ...