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by Solina Dave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New rider
Replies: 5
Views: 129

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: 107

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: 154

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: 1242

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: 2827

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: 807

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: 1350

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: 1242

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: 154

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: 18
Views: 483

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...
by Solina Dave
Wed May 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Day Ride Possibility
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Day Ride Possibility

Here's a link to a ride I took yesterday. https://goo.gl/maps/YMkLmJhjKqYSDFCn6 I've ridden this route many times, and always found it to be good. It's a combination of about 40% well paved secondary highways, and the rest are just quiet winding, paved back roads. One has to expect some rougher road...
by Solina Dave
Thu May 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shinko Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Shinko Tires

This is my front and rear Shinko 230 Tour Master tires with 8,320 kms./5,170 miles.




by Solina Dave
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shinko Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Shinko Tires

Tires available, with good reviews and reasonable prices, for earlier GLs are minimal. I used Bridgestone Spitfire II tires on my '78 GL for years. Good mileage and no problems. Excellent handling. I really liked them. About a year ago obtaining a rear 130/90-17 became virtually impossible, at least...
by Solina Dave
Sat May 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fuel Evaporation???
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Fuel Evaporation???

Does anyone else notice a considerable amount of fuel missing from the bike after winter storage? My GL1000 is away for about 6 months. I realize that the fuel in the carbs evaporates, but is there a lot of fuel lost to evaporation from the fuel tank also? I mean maybe as high as 15 to 20 percent. I...
by Solina Dave
Thu May 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: YUASA Man Date?
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: YUASA Man Date?

I ordered a Yuasa YTX24HL-BS battery from SaskBattery on Monday and it was delivered today. For what it's worth, I connected my smart charger to it, and it had a 50% charge on it upon delivery. I wanted to know the mfg. date and found this guide from Yuasa. https://www.yuasabatteries.com/wp-content/...
by Solina Dave
Mon May 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 28
Views: 8367

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

I'm so confused!!!..............I read so many conflicting reports on battery performance. One person has a battery that lasted for 10 years or more. Another person has the same battery that lasted 2 or 3 years. This seems to be the trend. I've used a Yuasa AGM battery for years because I read they ...
by Solina Dave
Mon May 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 28
Views: 8367

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

I found these pages describing a set of torture tests performed on various AGM motorcycle batteries: Texas Toast Battery Cookoff Texas Toast Battery Cookoff Part 2 Without question, by a far margin, the clear winner is the "MotoBatt" battery. I haven't heard of this brand before, but I'm pretty sur...
by Solina Dave
Sat May 04, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Level Before and After ???
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Oil Level Before and After ???

Probably about the same. Once on Oct.30/18, and then again yesterday. I can't remember the temperature in October, but me changing the oil, if it was cold out, would have been highly unlikely. :lol: I forgot to mention in the OP that a level of 1/16" below the top line was also recorded (cold) the d...
by Solina Dave
Sat May 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Level Before and After ???
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Oil Level Before and After ???

When I first put the oil in, wouldn't it fill the pan to a point on the sight glass, then circulate through the engine during running, and then settle back to the original level in the pan during the 6 month layover?
by Solina Dave
Fri May 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Level Before and After ???
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Oil Level Before and After ???

Perhaps it left an air bubble in the filter due to the short run, or perhaps the valves leaked a bit into the cylinders during the long spell sitting still. Part 2 of that sounds like a good possibility Fred. I was just checking out a few things on it today, prior to it's spring startup. Hopefully ...
by Solina Dave
Fri May 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Level Before and After ???
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Oil Level Before and After ???

Maybe someone has an idea regarding my '78 GLs oil level. I stored my bike last October for the winter. I looked at it today 6 months later. Prior to storage I changed the oil and filter. The oil level settled 1/16" below the top line in the sight glass. Then I ran the engine for 2 or 3 minutes to c...
by Solina Dave
Thu May 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Sunny Day
Replies: 2
Views: 140

A Sunny Day

Every once in a while, for some unknown reason, I get the urge to try and explain how I felt about something that happened to me. So I wrote this simple poem. I hope you like it. Just to explain a little bit; I'm 72 years old, divorced, live alone, very few friends, two great grown up kids, but no o...
by Solina Dave
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gold wing refusing to start
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Gold wing refusing to start

Check the position of the kill switch. :idea:
by Solina Dave
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 GoldWing
Replies: 5
Views: 391

2019 GoldWing

The 2019 Goldwing in Ontario. $103 to $131 per week for 6 years. :shock: That'll be the day! I think I'll just ride my '78.

https://motorcycle.honda.ca/model/touri ... _tour/2019 (give it a few seconds for the prices to come up)

Dave :lol:
by Solina Dave
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Planning my first big trip
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Planning my first big trip

The ride took 18 days and was about 7,600 miles. 7,600 mi. in 18 days is an average of 422 mi. per day. I did a similar trip, years ago, of 10,000 mi. in 30 days. That's 333 mi. per day on average. Key word is avearage. If you're doing about 400 mi. per day, and you stay an extra day someplace, you...