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by dtrider
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Signal This!
Replies: 5
Views: 213

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: 634

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: 975

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: 284

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: 616

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: 616

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: 616

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: 616

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: 514
Views: 49624

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: 1021

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: 556

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: 448

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: 448

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: 1374

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: 4357

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: 1374

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: 284

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: 552

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: 552

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: 11014

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
by dtrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy

My '12 typically shows about 5MPH fast at 60 on the GPS. That's with the standard 180/60R16 rear tire. For a while I was running with the larger 180/70R16 and I noticed that the speedometer was closer to agreement with the GPS. At the time I didn't think to check the accuracy of the odometer. /dwight
by dtrider
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

So the replacements showed up in the mail today and I got them installed tonight. Wasn't too bad, even for somebody as ham-fisted as me. It was a bit of a PITA trying to make the connection to the inline drivers, but with a little persistence I finally got it done. I found it was actually a bit easi...
by dtrider
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

Thanks all. I've ordered one set and I'll get them swapped out when they arrive. Had a family emergency so I haven't had much time to look into the process yet, but it sounds like it shouldn't take too much. If nothing else it will be a good way to spend an evening out in the shop. Thanks again. /dw...
by dtrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

I responded with this on a headlight thread earlier, then realized that that thread was in the review forum. I thought it might be better to start a new thread here. On my way in to work this morning I noticed that one of my headlights was out, so I guess it's time to upgrade to LED. Looking at Amaz...
by dtrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 109
Views: 25175

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

On my way in to work this morning I noticed that one of my headlights was out, so I guess it's time to upgrade to LED. Looking at Amazon I see the Pathfinder for $110 (same price on Wingstuff). I also see others that are advertised to fit my 2012 GL1800 in the $35 range, but I'm thinking that these ...