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by dtrider
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: long haul
Replies: 23
Views: 1988

Re: long haul

I've been using the stock seat and doing fine, but we just got back from a ten day trip and I was starting to feel it. My wife used an AirHawk pad for this trip (replacing both a gel pad and a foam pad) and she loved it. I'm thinking about swiping it from her to go on a long ride on my own to try it...
by dtrider
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Riding in hot weather

I also ride with a cooling vest, when the temps get over 85*. I soak it in cold water for 5 minutes and whatever crystals are inside activate to keep me a whole lot cooler than I would have been. It lasts me all day, and is reusable. https://www.mycoolingstore.com/hyperkewl-cooling-vest-safety-comp...
by dtrider
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Passenger seat pad
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Passenger seat pad

newday777 - I wanted to thank you for the Airhawk recommendation. My wife has tried a couple gel pads and even a foam pad that she made herself. They all helped some, but after a long day in the saddle she was still a bit sore. I saw your post shortly before we left for a long trip wandering around ...
by dtrider
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the strangest thing you've hit?
Replies: 33
Views: 1256

Re: What's the strangest thing you've hit?

My strangest thing - an onion. We have a lot of onion farms around here and a couple of years ago I was coming up behind a truck carrying a load of onions to market when he hit a bump and an onion came off the top. It flew through the air and bounced off the top front of my helmet. Snapped my head b...
by dtrider
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stranded on the side of the road
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: Stranded on the side of the road

A few years ago when I was still on a Yamaha Royal Star I had a bolt from my shifter disappear while I was out in the middle. As it turned out I had a bolt in my kit that would do nicely as a replacement, so it wouldn't take any time to get it installed and get back on the road. However even though ...
by dtrider
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?

I also work in the Tech industry, and I've done telecommuting before. But with my current job it was awkward because of the specialized equipment that I need. However when they sent us home in early March they set it up for us to work remotely and I was able to bring all my equipment home. Now other...
by dtrider
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?

My wife and I have a trip to Colorado planned for the end of June / start of July. Right now we keep flip-flopping over if we should go. Concerns about us catching the disease are part of it, but we are more concerned about being exposed to it and then exposing our friends and family to it. We have ...
by dtrider
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Starting mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: 2020 Starting mileage

Jan 1, 2019 mileage: 46702 Jan 1, 2020 mileage: 54999 Damn. I knew we were down last year because of some work and family things that came up, but only 8300 miles? And that was with a Grand Canyon trip (2500 miles) and a Montana trip (1500). That's really pitiful. Definitely got to do better this ye...
by dtrider
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Close topbox goldwing 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Close topbox goldwing 2019

I had a similar problem with my 2012 a while back. Turned out that the wire loop on the trunk lid that holds the lid closed was loose. They call it a "trunk striker" in the parts diagrams, and it looks like it is the same thing for the 2018 . It wasn't loose enough to keep the trunk release from wor...
by dtrider
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2020 Cleveland International Motorcycle Show Review
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: 2020 Cleveland International Motorcycle Show Review

Thanks for posting the photos. The missing BMW booth is interesting. There used to be a BMW motorcycle dealer here in Boise, but they closed down last year and now the bikes are available at the BMW car dealer. Makes me wonder if they are planning on pulling out of the motorcycle market altogether o...
by dtrider
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.
Replies: 21
Views: 1540

Re: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.

I don't have a Freewire so I don't know if it was the same issue, but I do have an SM10 Dual BT transmitter so it might be similar. When I first got my 20S I was having problems getting my phone and the SM10 to both pair to my headset properly. The symptoms kind of sound like what some of you have b...
by dtrider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 2203

Re: footwear

I wear a pair of Alpinestar Sierra gore-tex boots: https://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/closeouts/last_chance_bargains/alpinestars/sierra_gore_tex_xcr_boots.html These look similar to the Tourmaster Response boots that Solina Dave was asking about, but it looks like the Alpinestars version has been...
by dtrider
Mon May 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Taillights won't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Taillights won't turn off

Well I came out this morning and put the fuse back in for the trip home, and the lights did not come on. The did come on when I turned on the bike and everything seems to be working fine, so I guess the rely released during the night. I'm still going to replace it just to be on the safe side though....
by dtrider
Sun May 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Taillights won't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Taillights won't turn off



Here are the lights that are involved. Pulling the fuse labeled Stop Lights turns then off. When I get home I'll take the seat of and take a look at the relays and see what I can find.
/dwight
by dtrider
Sun May 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Taillights won't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Taillights won't turn off

I pulled the stop light fuse to get them turned off, but these were the extra taillights that were on. I'll have to go put the fuse back in later and take another photo to show exactly which lights are involved. But I think you are right. I probably have a relay that is stuck.

/dwight
by dtrider
Sun May 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Taillights won't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Taillights won't turn off

We are on the last night of a ten day trip and as I'm getting the luggage out to check in to the hotel I notice that my taillights are on. At first I thought I had left the key turned on, but no, the key is in my pocket. What the heck? These are the Kuryakan after market lights on the trunk and sadd...
by dtrider
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 564
Views: 83046

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

Looks like the winter road conditions didn't get picked up by anybody. Since we are now into some better riding conditions, should there be a new tag?

/dwight
by dtrider
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Some riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 1272

Re: Some riders...

I'm another one who will typically ride year-round as long as the roads are dry. Luckily here in the Boise area we typically don't get much snow even though it might get fairly cold at times. A couple years ago my wife and I took a trip to Deadwood, SD in June. We thought we would be fairly safe fro...
by dtrider
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 42
Views: 5204

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: 1745

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: 402

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 (with video)
Replies: 42
Views: 8604

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: 6654

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: 289

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: 24
Views: 3521

Re: Air filter inspection

That's a great idea. Care to share the details of the specific camera that you use?
/dwight