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by echinus1988
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 135

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....
by echinus1988
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Mileage

Nothing much to say except I love my GL1800. I have taken a lot of trips with it and look forward to many more. The previous owner put on 26,400 miles in 11 years. I bought it in October of 2017 and just hit 56,800 miles a couple days ago. I figure I'll do the same the next couple years. Ride Safe!
by echinus1988
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Repair to the fairing and lower section
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Repair to the fairing and lower section

If it isn't broken, is it repairable? I should post pictures because what I really want to repair is gouged and damaged but not broken. I am wondering if I can fill it in, smooth it, paint it? The bottom section is broken so that will need replacement probably. I really haven't looked closely at it....
by echinus1988
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Repair to the fairing and lower section
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Repair to the fairing and lower section

In May, I went out to California. While driving out there I pulled into a city run picnic area and started driving around it to check for facilities. Well, I didn't know about the sand washing across the gravel road until I hit the first one. Got through that ok and the next 3 but #4 got me. Hit the...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 59
Views: 10694

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

I just added a "new" bike to the garage. A 2007 Kawasaki KLR650. Paid only $600 for it and it runs! A little rough looking but for that price I'll take rough. Now I can hit some of the dirt roads that the 1800 doesn't like. Counting the number of bikes on my property, 2006 GL1800, 2007 KLR650, 1981 ...
by echinus1988
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Member Here
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: New Member Here

Years ago, I read an article in Rider magazine about hearing protection. I immediately bought ear plugs to protect my hearing but still suffer from tinnitus today. I always wear earplugs and always will. My hearing is not great but it has not gotten much worse and I am going to try and keep it that ...
by echinus1988
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of a 108-year legacy
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: End of a 108-year legacy

It is sad to see good magazines go. It was more into the style of riding that isn't my style so I canceled my subscription years ago. When I first got into riding, I found Rider and Road Rider magazines. Those were my style of riding and I really enjoyed them. Kept every issue for years before final...
by echinus1988
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ham radio licensees?
Replies: 110
Views: 6917

Re: Ham radio licensees?

I have had my license since a while back. I don't use it while on the bike though I wish I could. So for now, I'm strictly a Caged Ham. :D

Someday I may try to figure it out but only if I get even more involved in it.

KC0NHE
by echinus1988
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: My “New” acquisition
Replies: 0
Views: 90

My “New” acquisition

I’ve been looking for the past 3 or so months and finally found an adventure bike. I found KTMs, KLRs, BMWs and always at higher prices. I like buying lower priced bikes (Yes, I mean cheap) and finally found one. A 2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in decent shape, been spilled but not much damage, oversized gas...
by echinus1988
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Question about mirrors.
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Question about mirrors.

That's now on my to do list. I know I got lazy and replaced it with another one but I'll get into it when I put on the new rubber boots that I didn't realize they had supplied! lol
by echinus1988
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Question about mirrors.
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Question about mirrors.

To tell the truth, I have not looked to see what flashes. I'll look next time I have a chance. And I agree with the comments that they are not exactly the kind of connection I want. I'll have to redo those soon.

Thank you.

Ride Safe.
by echinus1988
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Question about mirrors.
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Question about mirrors.

This is off my left mirror. The red plug is on both my right and left mirrors. First what type connector is that? It’s connecting to a wire going back into the bike. I have no idea where yet. Haven’t been able to trace it yet. It’s connected to the single wire, not the two next to each other. It say...
by echinus1988
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 350
Views: 42431

Re: Trailer picture thread

I got a used Bunkhouse Trailer about 3 years ago. 1998 model, listed as a 1989, for $2300. I was and am quite pleased with it. Bunkhouse went out of business but Bushtec might still be able to help if a new cover is needed. At least that is the impression I got when I emailed them about the possibil...
by echinus1988
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Last photos. One is the storm I headed into going home, next is cloudy and s mountain range, and last was my white knuckle ride over Vail Pass. Wet, cold, roads uncertain. I rode up behind two semis until they sped up and left me behind. Couple times I slipped but I made it and roads cleared pretty ...
by echinus1988
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Just a couple more photos from my trip. It was fun. Very short compared to my others. Only about 3,200 miles. Heading to Texas on Thursday.
by echinus1988
Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Just my campsite for tonight. Nothing fancy but comfy. Tomorrow weather will be high 70s and sunny. Heading toward Las Vegas
by echinus1988
Mon May 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Thank you Denver and I do agree. I was tossed off but in slow motion and definitely no injuries. Once I get home I’ll take things apart and see what I need to do. Until then, it’s rideable so I’ll enjoy it and finish out the trip. Just had the campground host stop by to look at the trailer. They lik...
by echinus1988
Mon May 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Set up in El Cajon California for one more night. Rain everyday but a great time seeing things. Picture of the campsite below.
by echinus1988
Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Nice view. Staying here one more day I think
by echinus1988
Sun May 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Well, third day out it wasn’t my day. Hit sand in a city park at the wrong speed, angle, and went down. Wasn’t fast, no injuries except my pride. The mirror is toast, broke the bottom right side cover, mirror cover, and scratched the hell out the fairing. Gives it character I guess.
by echinus1988
Sat May 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 174
Views: 20510

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I'm 63 and on my third Goldwing in only 5 years. I really wish I had gotten one sooner but I didn't. My current one is a 2006 GL1800. I like the stability and ride of them. As far as the heated seat and grips, I find them very useful on those cold mornings. The seat takes its time warming up but I s...
by echinus1988
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

I leave on Sunday. I put a new brake controller container on. The old one was plastic and was starting to wear out. I bought a stainless steel lunch box and drilled holes to hold it. Have to but different screws to hold the lid because the ones I got are too small. Can’t drill into the lid with that...
by echinus1988
Fri May 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Fork Seal Repacement
Replies: 100
Views: 46347

Re: Fork Seal Repacement

I would consider replacing the O rings at the top but really that's about it. The springs can settle but I know next to nothing about the fork springs. If you can, I would consider putting boots on the fork to protect them from bugs. They won't always fit but I would see if I could. My 1979 XS750 ne...
by echinus1988
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Fork Seal Repacement
Replies: 100
Views: 46347

Re: Fork Seal Repacement

I don't think you're describing the drain screw. Those are mounted on the outside of the forks easily accessible. They won't spin unless they're stripped out. I don't know the exact name but I think you're looking at the bolt on the bottom of the fork that holds the bottom pipe. If so, that will spi...
by echinus1988
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

I broke a wire last year and figure I'll fix it before the snow comes back in Monday. Then I start cleaning inside. I never thought mice would get into the trailer so I left the lid up. Guess what! Those little critters get into everything and they were all through the lower section of the trailer. ...