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by echinus1988
Thu May 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 358
Views: 47343

Re: Trailer picture thread

Hey Blue Thunder,

My son has a Uni-Go trailer but is having problems with the trailer cracking. He had the frame beefed up but it is still cracking.

Have you had that problem and if so, how did you solve it?

Thanks.

Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Sat May 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Paint Color
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Paint Color

Mike, thank you. I can't believe I have never noticed that! Greg, I see what you're saying about the repair. The side is gouged but not cracked. The bottom is definitely cracked and I don't know if the little brackets behind it survived so I see what you're saying about that and will look into it an...
by echinus1988
Fri May 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Paint Color
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Paint Color

I forgot to mention, I may repaint the mirrors. The expense of getting them color matched was too much for me. So I bought after market in black and while it looks good, I haven't decided if I want to paint them to match the bike. And being aftermarket, one light is much brighter than the other. I h...
by echinus1988
Fri May 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Paint Color
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Paint Color

How do I figure out what color my paint is? I have a 2006 GL1800 and it looks like a gold color to me but I would like to verify it since I have some repair work to do on the plastic under the right hand mirror (damn sand!). Can I use the VIN and find out what color it is? The bike in my avatar is t...
by echinus1988
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Great ride today
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Great ride today

You are absolutely correct! Once I retire I can schedule around him if need be. Since he is moving to Tennessee I am sure I'll go that way and ride the tail of the dragon, ride around the area and see more of it. It is beautiful country out there. But I will still miss just jumping on the bike with ...
by echinus1988
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Great ride today
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Great ride today

I have to enjoy every ride I can with him. He's moving out of state soon.

I miss our vacation trips but maybe again in the future. Retirement isn't too far away. So we will take the little trips around here and enjoy the ride!

Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Great ride today
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Great ride today

My son and I finally took a break and went riding. It was gorgeous outside at high 70s. Though upper parts dropped to low 50s and of course neither of us took warm gear.

But it was so worth it!!
by echinus1988
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 313
Views: 110468

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I had problems with a starter in my 1982 GL1100. I took it apart and found no grease in the gear section. I still did a cleaning since I had it apart but I gave it a good greasing in the gear section and then never had any other problems with it. My 1980 had a bunch of grease in there and never gave...
by echinus1988
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 41
Views: 1476

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

I have had the weather to ride but no time! I am in the process of preparing my house for sale. Been throwing things away (Amazing what you accumulate in 28 years) and I still have to trailer up my 3 bikes and transport them to my friends house where they will wait patiently for me to come and get t...
by echinus1988
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Aspen Trailers Shuts Down Production
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Aspen Trailers Shuts Down Production

I bought a Bunkhouse and then they went out of business. Hopefully Bushmaster can help but who knows. Guess I better learn to sew when I need a new cover.

Those are some impressive trailers as is the Aspen. I'm sorry to see it go.

Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye to Motorcycle Consumer News
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Goodbye to Motorcycle Consumer News

I found Road Rider back in the 70s when I was in the USAF in Big Spring, Texas. A little newsstand that carried so many magazines it was amazing. I got Rider, Road Rider, Airpower and Wings from there. I had a break from riding because of having a family and my wife didn't ride, wouldn't ride. So I ...
by echinus1988
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: '93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: '93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant

Well, this isn't about a filter but I have talk about it. I bought a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade. It had been worked on by a guy named Rob that had no clue how to handle a motorcycle repair. I was missing one of the float bars! Anytime I ran across one of Rob's "repairs" I would tell my son I got "Robbed"...
by echinus1988
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3166

Re: Watch your mirrors

I always watch my mirrors when I am stopped. I also look both ways before I start moving through a green light. The habit with my mirrors started in 1976. Overcast day, wet roads, and I'm riding 300 miles (at 55 mph) from Big Spring, TX to Dallas-Fort Worth. Could I have taken my car? Yes but where ...
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store
Replies: 21
Views: 12880

Re: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store

I have done a search but can't find either part I need. 2006 GL1800, Gold in color. I am looking for the cowl, lower one front near the oil drain plug. I am also looking for a right side louver, lets air in for the radiator. I need it in the gold color, not sure that is actually what it is called bu...
by echinus1988
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 30225

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I installed both the high and low beams in my 2006 GL1800. On two lane roads, I am getting flashed a lot. I never did before but I do now. I am flashed by probably 1 car in 10 and a few cars turn on their high beam until I flash mine at them. I saw no difference between the lights so could I have in...
by echinus1988
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires

I am replacing my trailer tires this winter since the old ones are worn out.

I think they're 8" tires but I could be wrong but I'm thinking I'll only need 1 or 2 ounces of beads to balance them.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2184

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

My son and I took a small detour down a back road instead of heading home via the highway. It was only about 5 miles long but it was scenic and went by Red Rocks Amphitheater. Just a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the highway. I had just changed from a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade to my "new" 200...
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 29
Views: 1938

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

I'm riding a 2006 GL1800 pulling a bunkhouse trailer. I started pulling with a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade. The GL1100 would pull the trailer but I knew it was there. Starting out and stopping. Also, my gas mileage suffered badly. I went from 40 mpg to 25-27 mpg tops. That dropped my range on one tank of ...
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1800 Quad?
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: GL1800 Quad?

Interesting concept but I think I'll stay with my 2 wheels. Somebody liked the idea and did it but I have a hard time even with trikes and the thought of riding them. No, that isn't a criticism of trikes, just my own personal taste. As far as I am concerned, if you like it, ride it. Or in this case,...
by echinus1988
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?

I hope you enjoy it and get to see more than we did. It is really a fantastic museum. I plan on returning, staying in the area so I can tour it for at least one full day, maybe more.

Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?

Just a suggestion, the museum is huge. I had no idea when my son and I stopped to see it. We had 3 hours. We needed at least a day because there is so much to see.

So just thought I would tell you to give yourself plenty of time to tour it.
by echinus1988
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Stabilizers
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Stabilizers

My son and I went up to Sturgis this year. My second time, his first. Rolled in very early. Early in the morning that is. About 2:30AM and decided to do a quick set up. No need to put the stabilizers down since we planned on moving the next day to a better spot. We camp in a Bunkhouse trailer. To ma...
by echinus1988
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Vail Pass
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Vail Pass

Entertaining to read and the pictures are fabulous. Much better reading than mine.
by echinus1988
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Vail Pass
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Vail Pass

Did I post this? I can’t recall so if I did then my apologies. I was coming home to Denver from California. It was a wet cool trip for the most part. Coming into Colorado the roads were dry and beautiful but when I got to Vail Pass it turned with a vengeance. It was freezing mist and the roads were ...
by echinus1988
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Mileage

It was about 2200 miles a year average for mine. I just hope his mileage was as enjoyable as mine has been. I am looking forward to retiring soon and be able to take many more trips. My mileage is not high compared to some people but I enjoy every mile spent on my bike. Well, except rain, cold, etc....