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by Fatboy46
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount

I would suggest for the folks that don't have a waterproof fone..a resealable sandwich bag to put the fone in... touch screen still works- keeps it dry..
by Fatboy46
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 64
Views: 7536

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Wow!.. creature comforts- storage, sound systems, WiFi- Bluetooth, GPS. Well at least the GW has a heater. Some still think a motorcycle should be loud, uncomfortable and scare you to death occasionally. I prefer a comfortable seat/position. Reliability. and ease of getting on/off. Anything else you...
by Fatboy46
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 64
Views: 7536

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

"Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing Unread post by doxbike ยป Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:52 am FWIW, if you get the locked out message, you can push the back arrow on the left control to get to the previous screen'.. probably not something you would figure out on the fly at 70mph... with ...
by Fatboy46
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 318
Views: 19471

Re: The idiots are out there

Sitting at a left turn light in the 80's, in 6 road intersection, so notorious for bad driving and blocking the intersection- that a cop was directing traffic- patiently waiting my turn to turn left- and I notice this headlight getting closer and closer to my leg. I am in the right tire track...on a...
by Fatboy46
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 318
Views: 19471

Re: The idiots are out there

Guys- I read a lot of situations here that could have been fatal... because the rider PUT HIMSELF into that situation. Ride like everybody on the road want to run you down, and every one behind you wants to run you over. I cross a freeway bridge frequently- same woman in a minivan comes to the light...
by Fatboy46
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heartbroken...rust
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Heartbroken...rust

In Jacksonville, 1969, my new VW got a rock chip. In 2 days it was rusted!!.. Salt will eat up metal.. Florida is surrounded by salt water... ride in FL, wash your bike.. let it dry or do the blower thing to dry it off. keep it waxed.
by Fatboy46
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 209
Views: 44742

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

RE: shutting off after 3 seconds of idle... I drove a rental Ford- that drove me nuts until I figured out that I could raise the idle speedup just a tad with the gas pedal(automatic) and force it to keep running. Not sure if that 'll work with the 6 speed..
by Fatboy46
Mon May 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip Planning Advice.
Replies: 45
Views: 3634

Re: Camping Trip Planning Advice.

Dusty and Someone... and to each his own... camping is just waay too rough. "Roughing it' is a motel with no HBO... or just having Waffle House as a meal choice.. You guys go ahead- live and love that outdoors!!
by Fatboy46
Mon May 01, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip Planning Advice.
Replies: 45
Views: 3634

Re: Camping Trip Planning Advice.

;-)... Holiday Inn, IHOP, Waffle House...all provide excellent sleeping accommodations and food..but I didn't like Boy Scouts...and 2 weeks at Ft. Hood -Nat. Guard - reminded me why I did my time in the Navy instead of Army!!
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HANDS GO NUMB EVEN ON A SHORT RIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 2359

Re: HANDS GO NUMB EVEN ON A SHORT RIDE

3 exercises for carpal tunnel... help to prevent carpal tunnel. The repetitive work builds up the muscles and tendons, and the 'tunnel' is limited in size- causing the sheath of the nerves to erode. stretching the tendons, goes a long way to prevent problems and delay surgeries. ( I twisted wrenches...
by Fatboy46
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Licensing of Riders
Replies: 34
Views: 2262

Re: Licensing of Riders

"themainviking"... interesting- and US riders cross the border, and ride with 0 experience? I gotta agree that no one should ride a motorcycle until they have 6 months experience...(;-) I didn't carry any passengers until I had some road time- called a friend to take my wife riding, so she could get...
by Fatboy46
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: After Market Exaust system
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: After Market Exaust system

anybody have the OD of the 1500 exhaust system 'mufflers- inlet out let? mine are UNDER the back of the Trike- hard to access and measure for me..
by Fatboy46
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 1200 a aspencade not starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: 1984 1200 a aspencade not starting

you said it was parked/ air cleaner may be clogged with critter debris... need a screen over the air intake to keep rats and squirrels out..
by Fatboy46
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 34097

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

anytime you thing an outfitted Goldwing is expensive- go price a similarly outfitted Harley.
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(

Texas heat doesn't help them. I had one that would pop out at 70mph. Had to hold it with my leg until i could stop. New rubber grommets fixed it. Didn't know about the retention kits.
by Fatboy46
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(

Keep the grommets fresh.. at least every year
by Fatboy46
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Wannabes
Replies: 257
Views: 20471

Re: Goldwing Wannabes

RE: HD- ..and per recent news- HD was fined by our wonderful EPA for selling performance 'kits' that don't meet EPA standards once installed on ROAD bikes- off-road? so--- ya gotta ride your FLHTCUI on the dirt road for a little ways?
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trike
Replies: 41
Views: 9572

Re: Trike

MOTOR TRIKE makes or made a kit that bolts to the frame- leaves the drive wheel on the GW-- ergo=- 3 wheels in the back. I wouldn't ride one on a bet.. BUT, MOTOR TRIKE makes GOO, REAL conversions as well. I'll bet the 'dealer' was referring to the frame bolt on kit- he may not know the difference. ...
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Warning about Scam on selling your wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Re: Warning about Scam on selling your wing

When I was looking for my GW.. I saw SEVERAL ads in Cycle Trader that were suspicious. pictures the same- just different locations, prices too low- same descriptions, word-for- word- one of my complaints about these selling sites- even eBay- is that it is so hard to research SOLD items- to see what ...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68447

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

FM-usa-- Bless your heart!! there you go using logic and facts and then... throwing in PROOF ! That is the kind of information we need to make an informed opinion. I can pretty much guarantee that any tire manufacturer is NOT going to recommend a CT for use on a MC- no more than any MC tire co is ab...
by Fatboy46
Mon May 09, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68447

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Looks like it is about tread, profile and application. If you are a canyon carver,MC with a round profile would be desired also road racing. Touring? What works and is comfortable. Don't expect the tire mfgr to support cross use or even acknowledge it exists. Nor should you expect to have a CT failu...
by Fatboy46
Tue May 03, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68447

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Paulcf-- likely due to liability issues. a car tire is for a car.. a MC tire is for a MC. The tire mfgs do not test their car tires on MC, nor do the test the MC tires for auto applications- although some of the little Smart cars might qualify- the old Isettas, etc. CT on a MC? that is a riding styl...
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68447

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Switch to a Trike... you get car tires on the back for traction, stopping power with larger contact patch, x 2 and run a REAR tire on the front, mounted backwards.. that's what I was told by the Trike manufacturers..
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problems with heel toe shifter
Replies: 29
Views: 2476

Re: Problems with heel toe shifter

Does the 1800 have the support problem too? Does it need the support fix?