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by Solina Dave
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tire Mileage
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Tire Mileage

Ive got a '78 GL1000 with an OEM 130/90-17 rear, and a 110 (100)/90-19 front tire. I used Bridgestone Spitfire II tires for years. I have a tendency to change tires before they get really low. The last set of Spitfires got 15,920 kms./9,474 miles. I may have been able to comfortably get another 1,00...
by Solina Dave
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Planning last ride. suggestions requested.
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Planning last ride. suggestions requested.

Anything in and around the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Hwy. 112 from Bath,NH. S/E to Conway,NH. is one of the best cruising highways I ever rode. Also the scenic train rides out of Conway are excellent, through a lot of mountain, and forest, scenic areas that you can enjoy at a ...
by Solina Dave
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback Re-Oil Consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Feedback Re-Oil Consumption

A light riding season, so far this year. 8,279 kms./5,144 mi. since May 12th. My '78 GL has 218,000 kms. on it, and the engine has never been worked on. Over that period, and that mileage, I've used 5.5 litres of oil. That's 1,500 kms/932 mi. per litre. without any blue smoke. It runs great! Any com...
by Solina Dave
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE

Stuart praying for you brother. Your help in the past and your kindness is legendary on here. As someone who has health issues I understand the depression and frustration that goes with it. I have Rheumatoid arthritis as well as other issues and the time will come sooner then later that o must face...
by Solina Dave
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE

Sorry to hear about your problems Stuart. Getting old sucks!! Believe me I can relate, and I don't see myself riding too much longer. I think you're making the right decision. Maybe a nice sports car convertible, and some winding country roads would fill the gap. Being down in Arizona, you could hav...
by Solina Dave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

I heard on the news today that authorities, investigating this unbelievable tragedy, have determined that the truck driver was high on drugs, and apparently while reaching for a drink, lost it,and crossed into the oncoming lane. He hit the group of innocent bikers head-on, and you know the rest.
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Group Rides

First of all, I'd like to point out that not everyone is an "experienced rider". Most of the group rides I've been on start with... "ride your own ride."...Then, when I do ..."ride my own ride"...I get advised that I'm holding the rest of the group up. I end up concentrating so much on what I'm doi...
by Solina Dave
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 44
Views: 2196

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

kwild wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:10 pm
My hat is off to you and your buddy for showing what a capable bike the GW is.
That's funny!! :lol:
by Solina Dave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 44
Views: 2196

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

I was just about going to post this clip, but you beat me to it. I was going to post it as another reason that I don't care to travel in groups. But I was torn between that, and the posting for "The Idiots Are Out There." :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Solina Dave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1931

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I think about this risk, and about packing it in, every day of the riding season. Then I get on my motorcycle, and go for a ride, and all the cares of the world, including packing it in, go away. I am fully aware of all around me, but my mind drops all the extraneous BS from the subconscious and I ...
by Solina Dave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Group Rides

Dave, My group consists mostly of two people, my wife and me and she’s on the seat right behind me. We do have an intercom from helmet to helmet. However arguments like what you describe are nonexistent. If I want to stop we stop. If she wants to stop we stop. Fortunately, neither of us need to sto...
by Solina Dave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Group Rides

I don't like riding in groups, and I never have liked it, in over 40 years of riding. I ride alone, but I'm always meeting interesting people while on the road. I meet people who most often have a common interest with me, and that's usually motorcycles and motorcycling. And conversations about other...
by Solina Dave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1931

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I have a question. There's a lot of them, but I do have one in particular. I like to think that I know where everyone is coming from, in regards to their take on this very complex issue. "How much risk is too much risk?" That's a very good question. I seem able to answer it only, with another quest...
by Solina Dave
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1931

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I have a question. There's a lot of them, but I do have one in particular. I like to think that I know where everyone is coming from, in regards to their take on this very complex issue. "How much risk is too much risk?" That's a very good question. I seem able to answer it only, with another questi...
by Solina Dave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

Tom, I saw your post, regarding this tragedy, last Saturday. I thought that I'd been waiting for more details before commenting. But in reality, I couldn't think of anything to say. I'm still that way. I look at the photo of the mangled motorcycle carnage, and it leaves me breathless. I'm so saddene...
by Solina Dave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New rider
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: New rider

congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of riding best advise I can give is find a safety course and take it before you go out and just try to learn. that is a big bike to learn on Welcome Dwight. 100% on the suggestion by aj to take a riders course. It would be considerably less expensive goin...
by Solina Dave
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Happy Father's Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Happy Father's Day!

redbug wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
hope you received Honda parts and not a tie.
No Honda parts, or a tie!! Just a big feast of blueberry laced buttermilk pancakes and bacon with lots of butter and real maple syrup!! I love my kids, and they love their Dad!!

It doesn't get any better than that.........Dave :D
by Solina Dave
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires on a 1975 to 1981 Goldwing
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Tires on a 1975 to 1981 Goldwing

I will tell you that the Shinko 712 front on my '79 is big enough to rub the fender at highway speeds. I removed the rubber cushions from the fender mount to allow some movement, and gave the fender a bit of an "urge" to clear the front edge. Was my front fender bent at some time over the years? Du...
by Solina Dave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: footwear

I wish folks would post their foot size.... if you say that your boots are very comfortable, and your foot is a 9b, that has absolutely no relevance to my foot at 11 EEEE, or 11 H. my feet are at least 1.5 times wider than yours. then I go look at the websites for appropriate footwear, and all I se...
by Solina Dave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Riding In Southwestern Ontario
Replies: 34
Views: 3040

Re: Riding In Southwestern Ontario

I agree with Delly regarding the route from Wawa to Iron Bridge. It's beautiful country. Then of course you'll make your way east, and then south to the Manitoulin Island and the ferry to Tobermory. Then if you take hwy. 6 south to Wiarton, and them hwy.13 west and south to Southampton it looks like...
by Solina Dave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1083

Re: TT time again!

Thanks for posting that trailer Brett. My uncle, back in the mid '50s, lived in Blackpool, and raced on the Isle of Man. Technology improvements, and the resultant increase in speed since then is obvious. But back in the day, the riding, and the risks were very comparable. I was only 10 years old, a...
by Solina Dave
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite Chrome Polish??
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Nevr-Dull once again. Great stuff! Available at Canadian Tire, up here in "The Great White North."

Cheers.....................Dave
by Solina Dave
Fri May 31, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: footwear

Has anyone had any experience with these boots, and if so could you comment on them? https://fortnine.ca/en/tourmaster-respo ... -3-0-boots
Thanks..................Dave
by Solina Dave
Thu May 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires on a 1975 to 1981 Goldwing
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Tires on a 1975 to 1981 Goldwing

If you have a 1975 through 1981 Goldwing, with factory wheels, what brand of tires are you using? What size tires do you have? (front and rear) Why do you use them? How long have you used them? How's the handling, and how's the mileage? etc. etc. etc. The tire spec. for the '75 to '79 GLs is 3.50 H1...
by Solina Dave
Fri May 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Voltage Output 11 Amps at 3000 RPMs. Help!

I just had a very similar issue with my '78 GL. I only had about 10 volts with the engine running at about 3000 rpm. When I shut it off it wouldn't re-start. With the ignition switch in the "run" position I had lights (not LEDs) but they were dim. With a voltmeter on the battery I had 12.3 volts, bu...