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by echinus1988
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 6
Views: 262

TRIP

Leaving today about 5:00 PM for New York followed by Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Should be just over 4,000 miles maybe approaching 5,000. I'll be on my GL1800, my son on his Yamaha FJR1300ES. His hitch didn't come in so he can't try out his "new" Uni-Go trailer. I was hopin...
by echinus1988
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: camping

That tent cot is a nice arrangement. I like the set up and I see how you block the wind. I can still enjoy tent camping as long as I have enough room to move around. Sleeping on the ground doesn't thrill me anymore but with a good sleeping pad or cot I don't mind it much. I do like my bunkhouse beca...
by echinus1988
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: I Broke Down...
Replies: 1
Views: 131

I Broke Down...

No, my bike didn't break down, I did. I was ending a 2 week vacation with my son and was going to work two days and then go on my weekend. Problem was, those two days were my last two night shift days for three months! I decided I would rather go camping and just continue on a day schedule and so I ...
by echinus1988
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 2524

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

I wouldn't have thought it was vinyl, it looks like a perfect paint job and I really like the color. Not bright flashy but a slightly muted but very nice color choice.

Great job!
by echinus1988
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Military Use of Stars
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Military Use of Stars

The military has a strong connection with stars...
The Army and Marines sleep under them,
The Navy navigates by them,
And the Air Force judge hotels by them.

I just saw this the other day and having served in the Air Force I had to share it!
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems

I will soon resolve the problem. I bought a Bushtec Hitch. Installed it this last weekend. It fits perfect and I think it will do the job. I'll contact Big Bike Parts for return authorization. They are good people but this hitch just doesn't fit my bike. Hopefully they will honor their warranty and ...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Upcoming Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Upcoming Trip

Come September, my son and I will be leaving for our final trip of this season. Leaving Denver area going to Indian Lake, NY to visit my brother, Chattanooga, TN for my son to visit his mom, then south to see some museums and the south then into DFW, then Santa Teresa, NM then home. If we can hit th...
by echinus1988
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

I thought about it but I didn't have the time to go down there. I would like to go there so maybe next time.

Or maybe a weekend trip...
by echinus1988
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

I have a trailer but I love riding too much to trailer it. Besides, my son wouldn't allow that! I pull my Bunkhouse trailer which I can place a pad on top and lay the bikes on it. Not much extra weight and easy to haul. Then if we are close to a town or just want some exercise after riding all day, ...
by echinus1988
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

Sounds like a nice campground and looks nice. My son wants to go next year and told me he wants to stay the week. I suggested a couple days and then ride around to see Mt Rushmore, Badlands, SAC Museum next to Ellsworth AFB, Devils Tower, etc... But we would probably camp nearby again and enjoy that...
by echinus1988
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Agreed, I have gotten under overpasses before but the problem with Wyoming is, there are very few and they are widely separated so getting to them can be a problem. In addition, not sure I want to be there with tornadic winds because the underpasses tend to funnel and speed up the wind. I'm just gla...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

I just got back from Sturgis. I believe Craziness was mentioned and I have to agree there but it was fun! Lots of people, lots of bikes, lots of noise, lots of booths, and just a good time. I stayed at Days End Campground. They advertise within walking distance of downtown and they definitely are. Y...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 26
Views: 1289

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

RV Parks do not always have room for tents or tent trailers. They want the big bucks that motorhomes pay to park with their home away from home. This was really forced home on me with our trip through Big Spring, Texas. I couldn't find tent camping anywhere! I called 3-4 places and finally gave up. ...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Coming home from Sturgis yesterday, my first time up there. I stopped in Wheatland, Wyoming on my way to Denver and home. I ate and left for home. I was looking at the clouds and watching the lightning hit in front of me and to the west of me, closer by far to me in the west. I kept looking and thin...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO

Those are the type roads I love to find but they're getting harder and harder out here in Colorado. As you get further west out of Denver, traffic lightens up but I don't always have time to get out to roads like that. I still find some down around here and my son and I have explored numerous roads ...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO

Not sure I want to ride a road with so much traffic! :lol:

But to be serious (something I try to avoid) it looks like a beautiful road to ride!
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

I suppose it may be crazy but as I stated I have never gone. I wish to see it once and decide from there if I will visit it again. I'm just in the mood to take a nice weekend ride and see what's happening there. I have talked to a campground, said I didn't need reservations so I hope that is true bu...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Sturgis

I am really looking forward to it. I think it will be a lot of fun. Meeting the people there and just the rowdiness will be a real trip.

I am trying for a campsite since I'll be pulling my bunkhouse, just sent an email to get a little more information about it. Hopefully, they still have room.
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Sturgis

I finally decided that I haven't been to Sturgis ever. It's only 6 hours away so why not? So after work on Sunday morning (yep, night shift) I am going to take off to head up and enjoy some of the happenings and just enjoy all the motorcycles that will be there. And the people. and the shops. Just s...
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: would you keep it or sell it?
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: would you keep it or sell it?

That is a tough one. I got out of motorcycling to raise a family and thought it was a smarter move. Now that I am back into riding I keep wondering why I didn't continue. Thank goodness my son knows me as well as he does. He got me started again and on to Goldwings! I think I would continue to ride....
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: camping

I just saw this line and decided to add my two cents worth. Definitely won't be worth more than that. I bought a bunkhouse. First vacation was my first time pulling it. I threw two 1 gallon cans of gas in because I expected a major drop in gas mileage based on my experience with my 1982. I was very ...
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 42
Views: 4435

Re: Dropped bolt

I'm hoping that when we finish the 1971 Honda CL350 and have it running I can finally get my garage organized and it should show up. We aren't too far from finishing. Waiting on a set of floats since the old one had a leak. No wonder the carburetor wouldn't work right. I have my tool cart started bu...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Damn, I forgot about that!

Didn't do very well. I have dust spots everywhere on the bike. Cleaning it this weekend I think.
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MC-1 Foundation Run
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: MC-1 Foundation Run

Forgot to mention, Chatfield High School is located in Littleton, Colorado. I am not sure where it will end but two years ago there was a car show and I think they did the same last year.

Like I said, look it up on the website for information on what is occurring.
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MC-1 Foundation Run
Replies: 1
Views: 65

MC-1 Foundation Run

Come September 30, 2018 the MC-1 run will be taking place. This foundation is to assist public service people who have been injured with financial help. It starts at Columbine High School at 8:00 AM and has a nice ride to a car show and some great people to be around. Find all the information you ne...