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by echinus1988
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Uni-Go Trailer

That would be quite the view. They look really cool from the one picture I have had time to find.

I have it on my list of weekend trips now so I'll hit that this summer.
by echinus1988
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Uni-Go Trailer

My son is finally getting a hitch for his 2017 Yamaha FJR1300ES. Once he gets it he can then add the attachment he needs to tow the Uni-Go trailer. Then he can take the six man tent, pad, sleeping bag and go on his own camping trips on his 4 day weekends. I plan to do the same on my 3.5 day weekends...
by echinus1988
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

Back in the 60s it was a magical place. You could actually enjoy it easily in the summer. Now it's packed so much it's hard to see anything with the summer crowds. That's why I go either in May or September to avoid that worst of the crowds. Had to delay couple of years ago and my friend and I didn'...
by echinus1988
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

Mountain Rider, I will be up there in September this year. I am planning on taking my motorcycle for the first time in 30 years. I am looking at maps and such looking for some lesser seen geysers like I did two years ago. I find I like the hiking back and seeing things that people won't take the tim...
by echinus1988
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

Viking, I know what you're saying about telephoto lens but he was using an IPad and was running fast to not let the bison get away. He went down one side of a dead and down tree, the bison down the other side. He turned right into the bison at the end. Funny thing, I took a photo but had decided not...
by echinus1988
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

Sid, I sincerely hope you do. Either winter or the warmer season is worth the trip. If you come over in the spring or fall, those are great times because the crowds aren't as bad. June through August can be a nightmare trying to get in to see things. But May and September isn't as crowded and normal...
by echinus1988
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Yellowstone In Winter

I know this isn't about motorcycles but I still would like to mention it. I have visited Yellowstone more times than I can count. Always in Spring, Summer, or Fall but this year I added Winter!!! I just came back yesterday (2/8/2019) from two days of snowmobiling in and around Yellowstone. First day...
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Old Highway 80
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Old Highway 80

Lombard St is now on my list of To Do in SF! I would have eventually looked it up but as usual, someone here has the information and will help. This is truly an amazing website with amazing people on it. I'm still in the planning part of this trip. Not going to over plan, after all, I ride till I ge...
by echinus1988
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Old Highway 80
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Old Highway 80

I have more research to do on it because I may pick it up further east. Might not. I just want to ride it because those are the type roads I like. Not necessarily straight but untraveled. It sounds interesting but I also ran into information showing caution because of armed drug smugglers and traffi...
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Old Highway 80
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Old Highway 80

That might be it. Still researching. Take a look at this from Rider Magazine, it's how I learned about it. It has a picture of the old plank highway section. Going to Rider Magazine and search Historic US 80 and it should bring it up or copy and paste the link below. https://ridermagazine.com/2018/1...
by echinus1988
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Old Highway 80
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Old Highway 80

Does anyone have any good information on Old Highway 80 out to the west. I have yet to find a decent map of it or figure out how to pick it up in Arizona. I see pictures but have yet to actually find a usable map, even on the Old Highway 80 page. So, if you have taken it or found a map of it that is...
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 111
Views: 26199

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

If we install carefully and as instructed, will these have to be adjusted at all?

I bought for both high and low beam on a 2006 GL1800.
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 318
Views: 18654

Re: The idiots are out there

The idiots are certainly out there. Coming home from a camping trip, my son and I almost met one head on. The idiot was driving his Mercedes Benz and wanted to pass the 3 or 4 cars and the semi at the lead. So he pulled out and took off. Unfortunately, my son and I were already using that lane. I mo...
by echinus1988
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer battery to charge phones, etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Trailer battery to charge phones, etc...

Yep, I see what you have. I have a small jumper unit like that but I also carry a 26000 Ma that can charge 3 units at one time. I didn't mention that I have lights to add also. I feel the battery would be a nice addition for the lights and to charge items. Might get a big enough one for my 12V elect...
by echinus1988
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap

This is why I come here. The wealth of information is amazing!!! The tap is broken off just a touch above but not enough to get a hold of. I'll look for the tap removers since we have a Grainger close to me. Well, close to a little restaurant that I like... If not, I will talk to a machine shop and ...
by echinus1988
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap
Replies: 4
Views: 190

2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap

I noticed a broken bolt on my luggage rack that sits on top of the trunk about a month back. I figured I'll have to use an extractor to get the bolt out and be very careful doing it. The problem is, the bolt isn't broken. The tap that was being used to put in threading for a new bolt is snapped off ...
by echinus1988
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Just Thinking...
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Just Thinking...

Yes, I do think on occasion. I was thinking about my first time out with my 1998 Bunkhouse. Up until our trip down to Texas I hadn't even pulled my trailer. This was May 2017 and I had just put on the hitch (Which didn't fit) but it pulled my trailer and got me through the trip. Our route took us ou...
by echinus1988
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer battery to charge phones, etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Trailer battery to charge phones, etc...

know this has been somewhat addressed. In fact, WingAdmin has set it up in his trailer to work off the bike or 120V. My question is, how? I can do the work but I'm not exactly strong on electrical stuff. I'm figuring power via my wiring from the bike to the trailer to allow the battery to charge whi...
by echinus1988
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: oops!
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: oops!

Guess I'm rather simple. I look and laugh since that is the main point of these postings!

Oh, and I feel good it isn't my vehicle! :D
by echinus1988
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Wish it would warm up
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Wish it would warm up

I really like the second picture! Ole Saint Nick behind the motorcycle and the sheen on the pavement. It must have been a great ride!

Unfortunately, we're staying cold with some snow in the forecast. Oh well, it will warm up.
by echinus1988
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Wish it would warm up
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Wish it would warm up

Colorado can get cold but we get some really nice 60 degree or higher days. But I am mainly interested in summer. My job gives me 3 days off so I have many trips planned since my days off are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday with a late report on Wednesday. That works for me to go camping and miss the bigges...
by echinus1988
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WEATHER
Replies: 0
Views: 115

WEATHER

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday in the mid 40s and sunny.

I think I will be taking the bike to enjoy since the snow is supposed to be coming in on Wednesday and Thursday!

Of course, you never know with Colorado...
by echinus1988
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Google Know All

Forgot to mention, you'll be next to the mountains but I recommend you staying away from them. Lots of nice rides but I took Mount Evans road one day and was so happy I was in my truck. Snow had melted, run across the street as water, then the temperature dropped. Viola! Instant ice! Even though the...
by echinus1988
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Google Know All

DenverWinger hit it on the head. It's on again, off again riding during those months. My son and I rode to Colorado Springs on Tuesday to visit an air museum (Missed eating in the KC-97). When we left, we were comfy and warm since it was already 55 outside. Didn't leave the museum until 4:10, just i...
by echinus1988
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Google Know All

They might be ugly to some but I have always liked their look. I'll have to look at the pictures later or tomorrow. I'm at work and can't look at them.

If I found a turbo for the right price I would definitely buy it. I just like the style of the bike.