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by Rigger
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.

Appreciate all the replies. I'm now thinking of holding off till October and try to catch some colors....
by Rigger
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.

Harrison is what I meant. Just rec'd som literature from that area. Eureka Sogs to Hot Spgs Byway 7 (?) is said to be nice. Thinking of staying at The Hub in Marble Falls, Ar. Riding solo this trip so looking for economy. Hub is $60 per night.
Tnx again. Where ar you from?
by Rigger
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.

Been there so many times I could run a tour group.... Which I've done 3 times. Almost first name basis with Killboy. Cherohola, Moonshiner, etc.
just looking for new territory.
Appreciate your reply.
Ride safely.
by Rigger
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Early fall ride. Northwest Arkansas or Va / West Va.

Got a free week or so. Both destinations are about the same distance. Thinking Harrison County, Ar. Also have brochures on Virginias.
Thoughts / comments pls.
by Rigger
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front end shake
Replies: 44
Views: 8508

Re: Front end shake

Air psi yes. I also added Super Brace that Totally eliminated wobble. Extremely east to install.
by Rigger
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Backrest thoughts GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Backrest thoughts GL1800

Went with Utopia. A bit tricky install but an awesome product.
by Rigger
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Newbie with a couple of questions
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Flashing the lights with starter button also fires the starter motor. Not a good idea. Simply low to hi beam a time or two with a horn beep.
by Rigger
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Backrest thoughts GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Backrest thoughts GL1800

Hope so. I bought the quick disconnect as well. Still less $$ than Kuryakyn.
by Rigger
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Backrest thoughts GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Backrest thoughts GL1800

I took all the advice and went with Utopia. Just back from a 1500 mile ride on Natchez Trace and surrounding areas. Would have liked to use the Utopia but it's just shipping today. Looking forward to it.

thanks for all replies
by Rigger
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Oklahoma Rt. 66 Miami, Ok to Elk City, Ok.
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Oklahoma Rt. 66 Miami, Ok to Elk City, Ok.

Anyone done this? Worthwhile ?
Making a run from South of Louisville, KY to Phoenix & contemplating this side trip.
Comments appreciated.
by Rigger
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Buffeting
Replies: 39
Views: 7245

Re: Passenger Buffeting

I have windscreen lowest when riding solo. 2 up I raise the screen to the horizontal slots. This position works well to reduce buffeting. I added baker wings recently. They help as well. I'm not into $300 for a new windshield without trying one first.
by Rigger
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Things to see from Seattle to San Francisco?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Things to see from Seattle to San Francisco?

Try a short side trip down Columbia River Valley Gorge near Portland Or. Numerous waterfalls (not on the interstate but the road alongside). Road ends at Multnomah Falls. Nice lunch stop. Very high falls. Worth the trip. All in all prob 3 hrs or so. You can interstate back to Portland. Have fun. Try...
by Rigger
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Natchez Trace
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Natchez Trace

Franklin, Tn south with a stop in Tupelo,ms to see Elvis. Worthwhile????
by Rigger
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

I was in between the Super Brace and the Monty. Read good things about both braces here. Wondering why Honda doesn't upgrade the fork support?
by Rigger
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire air PSI thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Tire air PSI thoughts?

I just replaced the front with Dunlop D250. Read good things about that tire on this forum. Further I like the tread pattern better than the elite 3. Just back from 1100 mile ride last week on that tire at 40 PSI. Just trying to get the most wear. GL1800 2 up
by Rigger
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire air PSI thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Tire air PSI thoughts?

OEM says 36 PSI in front. My mechanic unofficially suggests 40 PSI. Met a guy in Cherokee,NC last week (on a trike) who runs 44 PSI... What's good? I'm currently running 40 and like the ride.
by Rigger
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.
Replies: 5
Views: 549

SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

Can't say enough good about SuperBrace. Easy install and completely eliminated my "Wing-Wobble".
by Rigger
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Backrest thoughts GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Backrest thoughts GL1800

I'm leaning towards Utopia because of price but Kuryakyn makes wicked good products.
Comments or other suggestions please? Mustang?
by Rigger
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rain Suits
Replies: 27
Views: 2683

Re: Rain Suits

Hands down... Frog Toggs
by Rigger
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Off to the Dragon & points beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Off to the Dragon & points beyond.



Great trip. While based out of Cherokee rode almost 900 miles in 4 days. Not a recod, but really awesome. Did a couple hundred on the blue ridge.
by Rigger
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - black GL1800 pull behind trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Wanted - black GL1800 pull behind trailer

Looking for pull behind trailer for GL 1800
Prefer Black Fiberglass
Thanks.
Prefer Midwest
by Rigger
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Off to the Dragon & points beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Off to the Dragon & points beyond.

Bridal veil is a great stop. I much prefer Highland & Cashiers over Deals Gap & the Dragon. Not sure how to add pics but I've got some good ones. We also like Dry Falls.
Thanks!
by Rigger
Tue May 27, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Off to the Dragon & points beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Off to the Dragon & points beyond.

Another Cherokee, NC trip leaving today. Many trips before but this is the first on recently acquired '08 GL1800. Foot pegs lowered to do some serious scraping. Also riding the Rattler and a Southern run through Franlkin, Cashier, & Brevard. Grandfather Mt. tomorrow
by Rigger
Tue May 13, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AIRHAWK® Motorcycle Seat Cushions
Replies: 12
Views: 2634

Re: AIRHAWK® Motorcycle Seat Cushions

The Air Hawk front strap fits nicely on the GL1800. This will secure the seat. Get the large one.