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by Solina Dave
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 35025

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

how-to-winterize-your-motorcycle-1.jpg I don't drain the carburetors. Draining the carbs is an onerous and painful job. If I was going to be storing the bike for 6 months or so, I would very likely drain the carbs. However, when I am storing the bike for four months over the winter, and the carbs a...
by Solina Dave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 72
Views: 3133

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

You might make it to bein a crotchety old grouch like me . With a whole bunch of really neat stories to tell , about the "Bad Olde Days" . Like ; when Sturgis , and Laconia , and some of the other Rallies were fun , and worth goin too . My wife and I went with 5 or 6 other bikes to Laconia back in ...
by Solina Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Death of a Wing! (almost)
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Death of a Wing! (almost)

I saw this question and answer. Something to consider? Judging by the video you posted, I'd say that the bump was constructed improperly. Is a private property owner responsible for damage caused by traffic calming devices to vehicles? Question Details: I hit a speed bump in a private parking lot wh...
by Solina Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Death of a Wing! (almost)
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Death of a Wing! (almost)

That's a shame. I can appreciate how you must feel, something like that happening to what is obviously a very special part of your life. And I agree with Viking. I would think the Honda dealer should be liable. Even more, if your insurance rates go up because of it. That's a helluva bump. I wonder h...
by Solina Dave
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tires In Detail
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Tires In Detail

I spotted this very comprehensive article on motorcycle tires that you may find quite interesting. https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/truth-about-treads

Ride safe..................Dave :D
by Solina Dave
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

I went for a 200 km. ride today. Traffic was horrendous. And a lot of drivers just don't seem to give a f#*k. I'm really starting to wonder if it's worth it. The day before yesterday was perfect riding weather. I did 475 kms. It was beautiful. But you know? You have to be watching every second. If y...
by Solina Dave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 3240

Re: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering

Now that had to be embarrassing to say the least. Glad no damage occurred except to his pride. Could have been deadly. Lets hope it was a learning experience. This is one of the reasons I don't like group rides. I can definitely see the attraction in group rides from the social angle. And I'm glad ...
by Solina Dave
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...

The very first thing I do is check my oil level, before starting the engine. Then I give it a full choke, no throttle at all, and just push the start button. The engine climbs to 3000 rpm. After a couple of seconds I open the choke a bit, and bring the engine down to between 1500 and 2000 rpm. I'm n...
by Solina Dave
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 27
Views: 1216

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

You need to ride more!! :lol:

Cheers................Dave
by Solina Dave
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 27
Views: 1216

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

Sometimes, I would be shifting up from say 3rd to 4th Can you be more specific, is it just from 3rd to 4th?. Sometimes, I would be shifting up from say 3rd to 4th and after being in 4th for like a second or two it would then pop out of 4th and go back to 3rd and the rpm's would jump up. Is that me ...
by Solina Dave
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 27
Views: 1216

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

I shift my '78 GL1000 at 3500 to 4000 rpm when accelerating at a moderate rate. And if I'm accelerating fairly aggressively, such as coming off a ramp to highway speed, 5000 rpm is just right for me. Occasionally, if I have to really get on it, to get out of everybody's way, 6000 rpm. But that's ver...
by Solina Dave
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 22
Views: 1565

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I've got a '78 GL that I bought brand new. It's wobbled, when I've removed my hands from the grips, at slower speeds (mainly under 60 kmh/40 mph), ever since the day I bought it. The first time it happened was a bit of a shocker to put it mildly. But my first instint was to grab the grips again. Tha...
by Solina Dave
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Jackets For Plus Sizes
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Jackets For Plus Sizes

I have very long arms. Wife and I both wear tour master high vis. Mesh. Comes with warm and rain liners. Thanks for that Quake. And welcome aboard. There's a lot of good folks here, with a lot of knowledge to share. And argue about! :lol: I've had a Tourmaster Rincon for a few years now. A great ja...
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

DRIVING my car the other day. Not an invisible bike, but my CAR. Coming up on a green light out in the countryside, I'm doing about 50 mph, intending to go straight through the intersection. A guy on the road to my right is waiting to turn right (which would put him going the same direction as me)....
by Solina Dave
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shinko 230 Tour Master (wear bars???)
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Shinko 230 Tour Master (wear bars???)

I've put 3600 kms. on my Shinko 230 Tour Master tires. I'm very pleased with their performance. However I can't, for the life of me, locate the wear bars. There's a locating arrow on the sidewall, but after a close inspection, I don't see the bars. Any chance that anyone else has encountered the sam...
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

I wanted to show this picture that I took while I was out for a ride a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't think of a good place to put it since it wasn't a GoldWing, or even motorcycle related. But then I remembered this very appropriately named thread. All I can say is that I hope whoever is planning...
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

I've seen those '3 flash' brake lights. Besides the attention flash, makes me think I'm seeing several vehicles stopping. Definitely an attention getter. ;) . The XP model also has an extra wire to give you roadside emergency flashing of your rear lights. Just wire it through a separate switch, and...
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

When coming to a stop at a red light or stop sign or anywhere really. Weave back and forth in your lane before coming to a stop. This left and right movement makes you more visible to the cager behind you. Ravyn That's a good one Ravyn. And I see James, that you have an older GL, just like me and m...
by Solina Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When You're Hot You're Hot!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: When You're Hot You're Hot!!!

And a huge blue sky is cool. 8-)
by Solina Dave
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16980

Re: The idiots are out there

"ASSUME NOTHING"

Cheers.............Dave
by Solina Dave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter by-pass
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Starter by-pass

Just so I have this straight, are you saying that I could depress the start button to flash the headlight, with the bike stopped, engine running, and the clutch lever "in", without it engaging the starter. Just as if I were stopped at a stop sign, and I wished to flash my headlight at a vehicle acr...
by Solina Dave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter by-pass
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Starter by-pass

This is likely a pretty dumb question, but I'd simply like some confirmation. When starting my '78GL, the headlight goes out during that startup. It'll start in neutral of course, and also in gear if the clutch is disengaged. It won't start in gear, with the clutch engaged, as it's prevented from d...
by Solina Dave
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter by-pass
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Starter by-pass

This is likely a pretty dumb question, but I'd simply like some confirmation. When starting my '78GL, the headlight goes out during that startup. It'll start in neutral of course, and also in gear if the clutch is disengaged. It won't start in gear, with the clutch engaged, as it's prevented from do...
by Solina Dave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When You're Hot You're Hot!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 246

When You're Hot You're Hot!!!

I'm up here near Toronto at 6:30 pm. I was just checking out the current temperature in Phoenix. It's 3:30 pm, and it's 113ºF. Is anybody out riding in that? And if you are, what are you wearing? And how's your ride? Tell me about it. Is it good? Is it bad?

Cheers.........Dave
by Solina Dave
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 31
Views: 2457

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

I gave this sidestand a good test today. We've had lots of torrential storms this past week, so the ground was not all that hard. I was out at a flea market, and parked my bike for a couple hours out on the grass. When I came back, the sidestand the the Rivco pad on it had made only the very slight...