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by dtrider
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

I've had one of these Rivco pads on my 'Wing for a couple years now. I guess we tend to go to a lot of areas where while the roads are paved most of the parking isn't. Having that wide pad on the sidestand has been great. However one side effect is that I tend to do more scraping in the curves than ...
by dtrider
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

It was 28°F this morning, but the skys are still blue and the roads are dry so I took the 'Wing to work. I'll admit though that part of it is that right now I don't really have much of a choice. My step-son is using my car while he hunts for a replacement for his, so if I want to get to work I eithe...
by dtrider
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bluetooth Communication Question
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Bluetooth Communication Question

The squealing that you mention is caused by a positive audio feedback loop that happens when a speaker is placed too close to the microphone that feed it. Sound received by the microphone is amplified and fed to the speaker. The output of the speaker then feeds into the microphone, which amplifies i...
by dtrider
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review

I had the Tire SafeGuard system on my bike. When I first ordered the system through Amazon it showed up with a cracked display. Dealing with his "customer support" was a pain, but I finally got a new system after several weeks. Then when I took the display off while I was washing the bike a while ba...
by dtrider
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?
Replies: 103
Views: 5631

Re: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?

A couple years ago I was practicing some low-speed tight turns. On one of the turns I got the handlebars a little tighter than I should have, neglected to give it enough throttle/clutch and down it went. The worst part about it was that this was during an "Experienced Rider" course, so I had the who...
by dtrider
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Signal This!
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Signal This!

Or for the alternative meanings.....


/dwight
by dtrider
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air filter inspection
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Air filter inspection

That's a great idea. Care to share the details of the specific camera that you use?
/dwight
by dtrider
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

I've been using the UltraGuard half cover since I first read about it here for years ago. It's been a great cover, easy to get on and to take off and store. The elastic straps rotted away after one season, but my wife replaced them with some much more durable web straps. This will probably be the la...
by dtrider
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Who's up for a ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Who's up for a ride?

Hey MountainRider - Hello from Boise. Wish I could get out there on the 1st, but my wife and I are headed out on the bike tomorrow for a trip to the San Juan Islands. We won't be back until the 8th. I grew up in Idaho Falls and I still have some friends there. Maybe we'll be able to get together for...
by dtrider
Sun May 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: I have a wonderful wife

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 6:47 pm
is it in her favorite color? ha!
Sort of. It was the candy apple red. Not exactly her favorite, but she has never been particularly fond of having a black bike. Still wouldn't be worth that kind of money just to change the color. I could probably get a custom paint job for less.

/dwight
by dtrider
Tue May 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: I have a wonderful wife

I'm going to have to let it go. I just can't see shelling out $13K for essentially the same bike that I already have, plus another $1k for the farkles. Yes it is newer and would possibly last longer than my current bike, but that $13k will pay for a lot of maintenance and repairs. I just don't think...
by dtrider
Mon May 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: I have a wonderful wife

At the moment it's not going to happen. They are offering me $9000 for my bike and they have discounted the 2017 to $21,200 + fees. So in other words it would be $13,000 out the door which is more than I want to drop at the moment. However my wife (did I mention how wonderful she is?) is still tryin...
by dtrider
Mon May 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 635

I have a wonderful wife

Took my 2012 in to the dealer this morning to get the leaking front fork seals replaced (just not going to have the time to do it myself before we leave for our summer trip). While I was in there I noticed that they have a "new" 2017 on the floor next to the "newer" 2018s. I mentioned it to my wife ...
by dtrider
Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 532
Views: 52350

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

I thought the point of this whole thing was to encourage travel. Ok, it might be hard for somebody in England to travel to somewhere that would qualify (I'm not even sure what would be involved in getting a bike out of England), but WingAdmin - you don't have that excuse. It might take a while, but ...
by dtrider
Tue May 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the 1800 any faster ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: Is the 1800 any faster ?

FWIW: this past weekend I lead our club on a 300 mile ride, with the last 120 on the freeway. Freeway speeds here are 80MPH and I pretty much maintained the speed limit except when we were passing trucks. For those periods I would take it up to 85/90 to get the group around the truck quickly. My 201...
by dtrider
Tue May 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Taking the 'Wing on a ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Taking the 'Wing on a ferry

For our summer trip my wife and I will be riding up the Olympic Peninsula in WA, then taking the ferry from Port Angeles over to Victoria for a couple days followed by another ferry over to San Juan Island and then back to the mainland. I've seen a couple posts on the site about bikes on ferries, bu...
by dtrider
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike flood
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: bike flood

I would think that a standard drain grate would do the job. Maybe bolt something like this to the floor: https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Grate-Floor-Drain-Cover/dp/B002G3FR7U/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1524069731&sr=8-8&keywords=drain+grate I've also heard of people filling drain lines with coarse steel woo...
by dtrider
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike flood
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: bike flood

How about getting a power inverter. Hook that up to your bike and use it to drive the electric pump.

Just a thought.
/dwight
by dtrider
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1417

Re: Spring!!

It was 29F here this morning, but at least it was dry enough to take the bike to work anyway. Supposed to hit a high in the 70s by the end of the week though. Getting kind of tired of this yo-yo weather.
/dwight
by dtrider
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: CB Channel
Replies: 63
Views: 4463

Re: CB Channel

Man this thread brought back some memories. At one time I thought CB was the greatest thing and couldn't understand why a CB radio wasn't standard equipment in every vehicle on the road. When I was an 18-year-old freshly on his own after finishing boot camp in the military I had to drive from the We...
by dtrider
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1417

Re: Spring!!

This was Saturday afternoon. Washed the bike in anticipation of going for a nice long ride on Sunday:


Sunday morning I woke up to this:


And it kept coming down all morning. Had about 4" by the time it was done.

No ride for me.
/dwight
by dtrider
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: installing Sirius on my 2012 Goldwing
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: installing Sirius on my 2012 Goldwing

DaveO430 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 am
I thought 12 and later came with satellite radio.
It's available in the Nav version and above, but not on the base Audio/Comfort version.
/dwight
by dtrider
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

Just to be complete, there are actually a few other minor things you will need. To start, you'll want a 12V to USB power connector so that you can provide power to the SM10 from the bike. The SM10 does have a battery that will last several hours on a charge, but it would be a minor PITA to have to d...
by dtrider
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

Unless you have a CB I don't think you will need the freewire. All you really need will be the two Sena 20S for on your helmets, a Sena SM10 dual BT transmitter, and an adapter to connect the SM10 to one of the old helmet audio connectors on the bike. You will use the intercom of the 20S to communic...
by dtrider
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What is your mileage on your goldwing?
Replies: 200
Views: 11268

Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

My first post on this thread was just over 3 years ago (Feb 9, 2015). At that time I reported a little over 10K miles (2K of them mine). I now have just shy of 40K miles, so I guess I've been averaging about 10K/year. Not too shabby I guess.
/dwight