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by echinus1988
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Floorboards replacement pads
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Floorboards replacement pads

That makes sense, I was thinking of an acetone but thinner makes sense. Once I use it will I need to clean the floorboards to remove any residue or just let it thoroughly dry and then put them on?
by echinus1988
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Uni-Go Trailers

To be fair, I am posting a follow up. Last week, after I got involved, I had a full refund for the hitch we never received. My son has picked out what he wants so we'll be ordering those soon. He was polite and offered that if we need anything in the future to let him know. Thanks to you guys on her...
by echinus1988
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Floorboards replacement pads
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Floorboards replacement pads

I might have missed this topic but I need to replace the rubber padding on my floorboards for my 1982 GL1100. I bought the rubber pads but I am not sure how to properly clean and prepare the floorboards so the new ones will stick properly. So how do I remove the old adhesive to prepare for putting t...
by echinus1988
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Crime
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: Camping Crime

In May of this year, I camped in Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada and Colorado. I traveled 4,200 miles with my bunkhouse trailer. In September, my son and I camped in Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana. Again with my bunkhouse trailer. Valuables, I locked up in my bike since th...
by echinus1988
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 3562

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Thank you. That is, as usual, the information I was after. I appreciate your time taken to answer. I was wondering if it was a ploy to avoid losing business or a legitimate concern. You pretty much answered that for me. I am going to buy some for both my trailer and my motorcycle and give them a try...
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 3562

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Ok, I'll just have to look a little more. See if I can find what I need. I'm sure someone has them and if it's in bulk, it's in bulk, I'll figure it out.

Thank you.
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Strange thing only when I pull trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Strange thing only when I pull trailer

No picture but it is the clamp on each fork with two bolts each. My bottom one on the left fork was backed out about 1/4". I tightened that one and checked the rest. The bolts are just under the fair and hold the forks tight.
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 3562

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I actually did see that weight mentioned and I was trying to figure it out. It was 2 oz but a weight of 1.6oz.

So where should I buy the counteract beads?
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 3562

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

That's exactly what I was trying to figure out. Can you put too much in? I was figuring that you can't but knowing nothing about the dynabeads or anything like that it's hard to figure out. Thank you for the input. I saw 2 - 2oz bags or counteract beads on Amazon and figure it can't hurt to ask befo...
by echinus1988
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 3562

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I'm not sure but I'll ask if anyone has an idea on this. I was reading elsewhere about putting dyna beads into the trailer tires since those are not generally balanced. It sounds like the counteract beads might be a bit better. I was looking at the counteract beads that you reviewed and figure the 2...
by echinus1988
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Uni-Go Trailers

We did find the site.

Texas Motorcycle Trailers Plus. Good site and they seem helpful already.

Thank you.
by echinus1988
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Uni-Go Trailers

I wish we had known that. My son is calling today. If he can't get a shipping date, he's canceling the order and demanding a refund. IF we can get the refund, we will definitely give Texas Trailers a call and see if they can help us. All in all, very disappointed with Uni-Go trailer company. I certa...
by echinus1988
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Uni-Go Trailers

My son bought a Uni-Go trailer in July. Had to rebuild his funds so he couldn't order his hitch immediately. Ordered it a little late on August 20, 2018. He is still waiting to get the hitch for his Yamaha FJR1300. That's over 2 months ago. Paid in full. Anybody have this same problem? If so, were y...
by echinus1988
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Strange thing only when I pull trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Strange thing only when I pull trailer

I have that low speed wobble when I make turns towing my bunkhouse. Stopped in a campground and a fellow camper, who used to work on bikes, came over and was looking at it and said, your clamp bolt is loose. Sure enough it was. I tightened it and checked all the others to make sure they were tight. ...
by echinus1988
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1478

Re: No helmet

I can relate to this. After many miles of riding I had my first accident. It was low speed and my fault. But I was wearing a helmet, jacket, gloves, and blue jeans (yes, I know). I clipped the other bike, sent me down and over the fairing of the motorcycle and merrily rolling down the street. I got ...
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: I Broke Down...
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: I Broke Down...

Are you kidding?

You have to be "bats" to stay there!

Sorry, I couldn't resist that!!!!
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: I Broke Down...
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: I Broke Down...

I agree that it's cool to look at. I wish they would rejuvenate it and keep it up. But it's still a fun ride and a great place for pictures. Well the whole road is pretty good for pictures. I ride that area a lot and finally can find my way around pretty well. Lots of fun roads, now is the time to t...
by echinus1988
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2348

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

So if I am reading this right, for the 2006 GL1800 we have the option of buying 1 kit for the pathfinder brand to cover low OR hi beam or two kits to cover both low and hi beams? Just making sure I am reading it correctly. Great article and after riding with my son for over 5,000 miles on our trip I...
by echinus1988
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: TRIP

Hi Everyone, We are back. This was a stop and smell the roses trip. We visited my brother in New York state and he saw his mom in Tennessee while I stopped in Virginia. We avoided the storm track and swung inland so our trip was sort of dry. I hit solid rain going into Virginia for about 3-4 hours. ...
by echinus1988
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 7
Views: 443

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: 1776

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: 4
Views: 278

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: 2752

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: 176

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: 895

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 ...