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by offcenter
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Google Know All

I have the same medical condition here.
But it is UP to 28 degrees here today.
Back down to 16 tonight.
I ain't goin' nowhere.
by offcenter
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Resume of Season 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Resume of Season 2018

Beautiful scenery!

Hey! Want to hear a resume of my summer?
"My ride was cancelled because it rained"
Repeat the above line about 30 times starting in
April and ending this past Sunday.
Arrrggghhh!
by offcenter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 677

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

I just put a new choke cable on my garden tractor.
I greased it up good with PTFE grease from a tube, brand name "Super Lube".
We'll see how well it holds up.
The same company offers Super Lube in a spray can with the little straw.
by offcenter
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 44
Views: 5243

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

I have the Commander II on both of my Goldwings.
The Commander on my 1500 is now nearly worn out with about 18,000 miles on it.
I have another new one here that I'll install next week.
I love 'em.
by offcenter
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work

A friend of mine also fried a battery with a harbor freight charger.
I have four Battery Tender Junior's. All of them have been running 24/7 for years.
And all of my bike's batteries have lasted a looong time.
by offcenter
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: History of the Front End Suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: History of the Front End Suspension

Good article, even though it ends at 2009 with BMW's Duolever/Hossack suspension.
If the article were brought up to date, it would mention the new Goldwing
suspension which appears to be a new Hossack styled setup.
by offcenter
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire hose?
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Tire hose?

Ok, thanks guys.
I have to get a replacement because that one is unusable.
by offcenter
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 953

Re: put away for winter

Well, it looks like my bike is away for the winter now, whether I like it or not.
We had 9 inches of snow here yesterday.
Holy moly! It's supposed to be around 50 to 55 degrees here at this
time of year!! This is ridiculous!!
They slathered the roads with salt yesterday. I'm done.
by offcenter
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire hose?
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Tire hose?

Hey guys, My used GL 1500 came to me with this tire hose accessory. I don't know if this is original or not. Maybe someone can tell me if it is. But.... I tried to use it recently and there was NO WAY that I could get that damned air chuck to lock onto the valve stem of the Goldwing. I ended up lett...
by offcenter
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Police Hoverbike
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Police Hoverbike

$150,000 each? No thanks!
I can think of a lot better use for $150,000.
I could buy a nice used Bell Jetranger helicopter
for that price. It will carry four or five people
at 140 mph.
The hoverbike is obviously for the "more money
than brains" crowd. LOL!!!
by offcenter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 32
Views: 920

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

amonera wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 am
You really meet the nicest people riding on a Honda, or better said.. "you meet the nicest people repairing a Honda"...
Hondas run forever. They don't need repairs.
They just need regular maintenance. :lol:
by offcenter
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly Newsletters
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Monthly Newsletters

It showed up early this morning. Must have been delayed somewhere along the way.
by offcenter
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 2283

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

LOL!! I have several friends who have the Sena blutooth things. I'll be sitting on the bike, ready to ride, and they'll all be standing around smacking each other on the side of their helmets trying to get the darned things to talk to each other. "I hear him, but I don't hear you" "I hear both of yo...
by offcenter
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly Newsletters
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Monthly Newsletters

Hmm....Today is November 1st and I did not get my usual newsletter.
Are they delayed this month?
by offcenter
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?
Replies: 103
Views: 5629

Re: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?

My friend pulled up looking totally panicked yelling for help. I didn't know what the problem was until it was too late and he went down next to me at a complete stop. Welp we learned a lesson that nice spring afternoon. What had happened was my buddies shoe laces had gotten wrapped around his brak...
by offcenter
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 438
Views: 20687

Re: What's Happening Today?

having the ST 1100 means I want to add a few things to it. didn't have a lot of time but I got the aux lights mounted. I have a set of lights like the lower ones on the Mighty ST 1300 but have to find a different place to mount them on the ST 1100 In many areas, including New Jersey, it's illegal t...
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What do you think these numbers mean??
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: What do you think these numbers mean??

Nothing like that on mine either. Weird.
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Summer's slipping away
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Summer's slipping away

Here in New Jersey, I'm still waiting for the BEGINNING of summer!
It started raining in April and it hasn't stopped yet.
I feel like I'm living in Seattle instead of New Jersey.
This is ridiculous!
We can count the number of really nice summer days we've had
this year on our fingers.
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Hip cramp

There are a number of posts on various forums about footpegs (and mounts) breaking off, luckily when people are mounting the bike by standing on the left side (a couple of right-side ones, too). Based on those posts I've made it a habit to never stand on the footpegs while riding, but what's the bo...
by offcenter
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?

I belong to a small club that uses CB regularly to keep the group together on the road.
by offcenter
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

The Fairey Rotodyne was an amazing machine. Part airplane, part helicopter and part gyroplane.
And the thing worked amazingly well.
As far as I know, they only built one. And they destroyed it when they were done with it.
Politicians are a bunch of a**holes.
by offcenter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: tires

Changing the tire is not a permanent cure, only until the new tire starts cupping in 3,000 or so miles. Replace the steering bearings with Allballs tapered bearings, properly torqued with the socket and torque wrench, is the only cure. Really? That front Commander II now has about 16,000 miles on i...
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: tires

I don't think I want to, but do any of u with a 1992 to 1996 have a Michelin Commander 2 on the front & some other brand of tire on the rear, or what is the next best tire to a Commander 2 on the rear? I run a Commander II on the front and a car tire on the rear of my '99 1500. The bike handles gre...
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

Yes, the Hiller Hornet used ramjets. I remember reading that night flights were always good for a few UFO reports due to the circle of fire from jets. Pulse jets are an entirely different animal. Back in the 50s and 60s, you could buy plans from ads in Popular Mechanics to build your own pulse jets....
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

If that thing has real pulse jets, it has to be louder than hell.
It would make a straight pipe Harley seem quiet by comparison.