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by Fatboy46
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clock- dash on 1500 was blank
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Clock- dash on 1500 was blank

I started my 97 1500 and the clock/radio display was blank, radio would not work. nuthin"! rode home. Shut it off and the turned the key back on- everything worked!! Apparently I turned the key too rapidly to the start position! I recalled turning it quickly- no real reason- I haven't tried to dupli...
by Fatboy46
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind noise and buffeting
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wind noise and buffeting

My brothers GW1800 trike kit has a plexiglass device behind the passenger-before the top trunk that is supposed to help with buffeting the passenger. similar to the devices Mercedes uses in their convertibles on the back of the headrests
by Fatboy46
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind noise and buffeting
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wind noise and buffeting

Be careful about buying a taller windshield.. the angle of my 97 Aspencade 's fairing mounted windshield, makes me be cautious when mounting the bike- the top edge can bang into my head!
by Fatboy46
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?
Replies: 38
Views: 2938

Re: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?

At some point one has to become an adult and recognize that you bought the wrong part. Suck it up and 'sell it on eBay or Craig's List'. Don't whine about having installed it and not liking it. Don't pop up and complain that your were treated poorly, when it is YOU that failed to handle your purchas...
by Fatboy46
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 71
Views: 8179

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

If I were looking to part with $30K for a new bike, I would be getting a Yamaha Star Venture Transcontinental. They have really stepped up with this bike. It seems they have asked the right questions and built the bike people have asked for. While it is a Cruiser, that seems to be most popular righ...
by Fatboy46
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2210

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

One last thing - the second your bike is moving your left foot is back on the foot peg. This is your best balance position. I constantly see people move off from a stop with one leg hanging out, presumably for balance - sometimes all the way through the intersection. That much weight off to the sid...
by Fatboy46
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

CORN STARCH. oh Yeah. there may be stuff that is soothing after you get butt rash- but CORN STARCH will do that AND work to prevent it! My ship (a DD) had no AC for enlisted berthing- we cooled the area by washing down the ship at a certain point in the temperature drop-- too soon and you got steam,...
by Fatboy46
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 1712

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

GREAT accessory! Probably should be a STANDARD on all Goldwing's . Bought one for my 1500 Trike- apparently they come with the trike kit if you get the raked tree... :oops: :D Oh well, I am sure I''l find someone that doesn't have one... and needs one!!
by Fatboy46
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

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: 71
Views: 8179

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: 71
Views: 8179

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

"Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing Unread post by doxbike » 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: 322
Views: 20009

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: 322
Views: 20009

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: 1935

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: 46190

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: 3747

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: 3747

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: 2407

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: 2313

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: 566

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: 1144

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: 34376

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: 1180

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: 1180

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

Keep the grommets fresh.. at least every year