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by Solina Dave
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1671

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

Congratulations Dave. What an epic adventure you have had with your bike - and live to tell the tales. I wish you keep the happy memories for many more years to come. Best wishes. Ridgeback Rhodesian. Thanks Ridgeback. It's only been just less than 2 months now since I sold my Wing, and I can easil...
by Solina Dave
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1671

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

Thank you Dave, Your comments are always constructive and polite. You have helped many folks here. You will be missed. Thank you. Thank you very much for your kind comments. That was very nice to hear. I've always tried to stay as honest, as I could. I would be lying if I didn't admit, that at cert...
by Solina Dave
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1671

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

Well, Dave, we will be sorry to see you depart the motorcycling active world, but you can still come back here on occasion to mince some words and give some sagely advice. You will be missed if you don't. Good luck with whatever endeavours you replace motorcycling with and all the best to you. Than...
by Solina Dave
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1671

The Magic Is Gone!

I joined GoldwingDocs on Dec. 26, 2014. It was one of the best things I ever did. It was like being born into a brand new family. On Jan. 5, 2015, in answer to fastf's posting, "Please tell who or what made you by a Goldwing", I left a reply. If anyone is interested in where and when the dream began...
by Solina Dave
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Radials vs Bias Belt Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Radials vs Bias Belt Tires

Hey Dave Did you find your answer? I see you asked this in October. There are write ups on this. You have to take into consideration that when the radials came into play they were put on sport/racing bikes with single rear shocks, not the dual shocked bikes. Yes, you will get a looser feeling in th...
by Solina Dave
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Login

I've got the same thing. It never used to be that way. Now I have to log-in everytime I want to access the site. It's so irritating. It's like I'm having to prove, I am who I say I am, everytime I want to enter my own house. It's not too welcoming. :( I agree. Never had this problem before. There a...
by Solina Dave
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Login

I've got the same thing. It never used to be that way. Now I have to log-in everytime I want to access the site. It's so irritating.
It's like I'm having to prove, I am who I say I am, everytime I want to enter my own house. It's not too welcoming. :(
by Solina Dave
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

I live in a town that boasts "The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food", and it was recognized by UNESCO as a City of Gastronomy. https://www.visittucson.org/food-drink/restaurants/23-miles-mexican-food However, there's a place about an hour's ride away in a small town north of me...mmmmmm! La Casita - Ma...
by Solina Dave
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 350

I Love Mexican Food!

Anyone know of any good Mexican food restaurants? Nowhere in particular, just in Canada and the U.S. Whenever I roll into any town, at mealtime, or to spend the night, the first thing I check is: Are there any good Mexican food restaurants in town? I love Mexican food!

Olé.............Dave :D
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Radials vs Bias Belt Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Radials vs Bias Belt Tires

I've got a '78 GL1000. Ever since I bought it back it the fall of '77, I've always used bias belt tires. I see radial tires available, that are the same size, with reviews claiming pretty good mileage, but I'm curious about potential handling differences. Radials for motorcycles apparently appeared ...
by Solina Dave
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tire Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 236

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: 424

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: 470

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: 1364

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: 1364

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: 2328

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: 2031

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: 2860

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: 2860

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: 2517

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: 2031

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: 2031

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2328

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...