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by wing rider 2012
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4260

Re: Feedback on E4's

I just replaced my E4's with another set of E4's, I got 13K out of my last set, my front tire had another 5k left on it (I assume) but I like to replace both tires at the same time. The tire tech at Honda said the wear looked really even across the whole tire, I do run the tire pressure that Dunlop ...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: What's close to your home?
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: What's close to your home?

My cousin is the one wearing the Harley shirt, he rides an 2014 Ultra Glide
by wing rider 2012
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: What's close to your home?
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: What's close to your home?

Living in Southern Oregon is a good jump off point for a number of great weekend rides. We are 2 hours from the Pacific Coast Hwy, the ride to the coast is great, down hwy 199 through the Smith River canyon then exit out in Northern California on hwy 101. At this point you can go north and travel 10...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike Opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Trike Opinions

Just make sure the trike conversion was done by a someone that knew what they were doing, and make sure the front has been raked.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Retrospective
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: 2020 Retrospective

My wife and I managed to get in one weekend trip this passed year and a few day trips. We had a 2 week trip planned this past summer but that was cancelled, thank you covid, it's nice to see 2020 in the rear view mirror and hoping 2021 will be a better year.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Knee Replacement Surgery...
Replies: 100
Views: 4945

Re: Knee Replacement Surgery...

My knees are still in pretty good shape after all they have been through. I worked in the logging industry after getting out of the Army in 1971, from 71 to 77 worked as a choker setter, rigging slinger and then a hook tender until I got busted up pretty good. I spent about 4 months in the hospital ...
by wing rider 2012
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oil filter question
Replies: 33
Views: 3617

Re: Oil filter question

You normally get what you pay for, I only use Honda OEM filters on my bike.
by wing rider 2012
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Alternate (Simple) Voltmeter Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 1891

Re: Alternate (Simple) Voltmeter Installation

Great job, looks really nice in that location, easy to read and out of eye shot.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BIG DUMMY!!
Replies: 35
Views: 4288

Re: BIG DUMMY!!

I've had the kill switch issue happen to me a couple of times and like you I never use it, so why does it get switched? Teresa and I do the same ride a couple of times a year. We leave Medford and head up 140 and stop at "the Great Basin" on top, then down to Rocky Point Road through Ft. K...
by wing rider 2012
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?
Replies: 37
Views: 2995

Re: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?

The worst for me happened a number of years ago, I was riding a Honda Shadow, no windshield and my helmet had no visor, just wearing sunglasses, I rode into a swarm of bees, needless to say I had bees in my helmet and my jacket and they were having a great time and I wasn't.
by wing rider 2012
Mon May 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 47
Views: 13666

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

I'm going on my 3rd year with the Mobatt battery, so far no problems, it starts the 1800 up everytime. I use the MBTX20U, one of the reasons why I chose this battery is the Ah rating, it rated at 310 CCA and 21 Ah.
by wing rider 2012
Sun May 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First post lockdown run
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: First post lockdown run

I went for a ride on Friday, nice ride up to Applegate Dam, round trip is about 125 miles. My wife and I like to visit old cemeteries, we have one a few miles from us at Jacksonville. I kind find it sad when you find the gravestones of children from one family that died just days apart, makes one wo...
by wing rider 2012
Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 199
Views: 32636

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

At 70 I'm still going strong and riding a GL1800 is a breeze, it handles really well even at low speeds. I had a Yamaha Venture Royal and at low speeds that thing handled like a tank and it was very much top heavy. My first Gold Wing I purchased in the early 80's and it was a 79 GL1000 fully dressed...
by wing rider 2012
Thu May 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 531
Views: 81640

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

I've always been a huge car enthusiast and all around gearhead, so when my school shut down due to COVID, I figured I should work on some sort of project to keep myself active. My parents refused to let me keep a car in their driveway, but after a little sweet talking, they said I would be able to ...
by wing rider 2012
Wed May 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Possible new member..but an new convert
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Possible new member..but an new convert

That "Wow! why did I wait so long" response is typical of those coming off of other bikes and riding a Gold Wing for the first time. Tell him congrats on the new to him Gold Wing and may he have many of enjoyable miles.
by wing rider 2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Made a Boo Boo
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: I Made a Boo Boo

I installed a Motobatt in my 1800 a while back, had to replace the 7 year old battery that came with the bike. I sure can tell the difference in cranking speed upon start.
by wing rider 2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Boxer engine knock Subaru
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Boxer engine knock Subaru

Typically the tinting of the electrode insulator is due to gas additives, but this should show up on all the plugs.
by wing rider 2012
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Antenna

The plastic tip is to mitigate the puncture hazard and has no effect on static build up. A metal tip on the end of an antenna actually has a purpose - static dissipation. The air traveling across the ball is at a slightly different speed than the rest of the antenna and that difference of static po...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3256

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

Yesterday I replaced the spark plugs and cleaned the air cleaner (it wasn't to dirty), today I'll put the bike back together (could Honda had made it more difficult to get to an air filter) and change the oil, damn, I'm looking forward to riding. We have a couple of trips planned, one is to Idaho Fa...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to price a bike for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: How to price a bike for sale

A few years ago I was on a ride in Northern California, we stopped for lunch and parked in the parking lot was a 1997 GL1500 with a California Sidecar that was for sale, he was asking 5000.00. The bike is worth what someone will pay for it. I think that your asking price is a tad to high, the proble...
by wing rider 2012
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 558
Views: 66994

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hello from NE Indiana! I have been a lurker for some time now gathering info so I could make a better informed purchase. I purchased my retirement ride in the fall of last year. I retired in February from the Ft. Wayne Indiana Fire Dept with 24 1/2 years. Looking at the current situation our countr...
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 868
Views: 62114

Re: What's Happening Today?

detdrbuzzard wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:13 pm just got home, took lisa to angola, in. to pick up this '79 wing
That looks just like the 79 GL1000 I had many many years ago. Are you planning on putting the fairing on it, that is if you can still find them.
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 558
Views: 66994

Re: First time posters, say hello!

keithzorn wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:07 am Hello, just got my 2018 Tour, still also have a 1979 GL1000, first time posting, just saying hi!
Congrats on the new GL1800, welcome to the forum from Southern Oregon
by wing rider 2012
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3256

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

I have my bike tore apart in the garage, doing maintenance before riding as soon as they life the "stay at home" request. At 70 years old I really don't want to take the chance of catching this virus. We adopted our grandchildren, ages 13 and 9, so we are busy home schooling them, my respe...
by wing rider 2012
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 531
Views: 81640

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

I had a ton of toy trains for sale on Craigslist as make offer for the whole lot. Got a bunch of insulting offers from the usual clowns. After a couple weeks of running the ad, I had an offer to trade the trains for a 2002 gl1800 straight across. That interested me to say the least. I had been an a...