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by GramKate
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 Second time around.
Replies: 24
Views: 1170

Re: 1976 GL1000 Second time around.

I am so glad that you found this bike again. It's definitely meant to be your motorcycle and am glad to read that you are definitely keeping it this time. Good for you.
by GramKate
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Older Than Dirt Quiz
Replies: 100
Views: 7669

Re: Older Than Dirt Quiz

Oh Crap.....according to this I really am older than dirt! I remember 23 of the 25 items on that list. But since "feeling old" and actually "being old" are a trick of mind over matter, then it only matters if you let it! But the quiz sure did bring back some great memories of childhood.
by GramKate
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Do you look thru
Replies: 23
Views: 1245

Re: Do you look thru

This is one of those issues that my husband and I disagree on. He prefers to look through while I prefer to look over. After being caught in heavy rain on one trip and dense fog on another, I knew that I didn't want to look through the shield. I may get a bit more wind buffeting than he does, but I'...
by GramKate
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Handcrafted trailer hitch

I am adding pictures of the homemade trailer that my husband created by starting with a car-top luggage carrier known as a turtle. We took it on one trip, then found a trailer that matches our GL1800. So a friend who had admired it offered us $500.00 for it. The third photo is of the GoldWing with a...
by GramKate
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Handcrafted trailer hitch

I had to find the pictures, but they're here now. The hitch is made of Stainless Steel and works perfectly. Included in this post are pictures of the finished hitch assembly both before and after it was added to our 2008 GL1800. I'm very proud of my husband's talent for being able to create such won...
by GramKate
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Handcrafted trailer hitch

I'm taking this moment to tell you all how talented my husband is. He worked as a welder for a rail car manufacturing company for 32 years. And in that time, he was the first welder in their 100+ years history to be awarded the Master Welder Certification. When he was getting ready to retire, we tra...
by GramKate
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How many accessory switches do you need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: How many accessory switches do you need?

While I agree that having all of those pretty and fun bells and whistles on your bikes, they can also be a huge distraction while you're riding. One of the first things that I learned while learning to ride was that the most important thing on a motorcycle is the driver. And the driver needs to be p...
by GramKate
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 15
Views: 2192

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

I prefer having my lift in my own hands, with a big assist from God. I would rather ride my motorcycle than do anything else.
by GramKate
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 15
Views: 2192

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

My husband never mentioned that he thought our GL1800 lost HP when I was a passenger, but I suppose it could have. Either way, it's no longer an issue, because I no longer ride on the back of the GoldWing. It isn't because I can't get on/off the motorcycle or no longer want to ride, it's because I g...
by GramKate
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: My first bike
Replies: 46
Views: 5893

Re: My first bike

I was 53 when I got my first bike - a Honda 250 Rebel. My husband bought it for me to learn on. From there I went on to a 600 Shadow and then to my Honda 750 Shadow Aero. Teaching me to ride was the best thing my husband could have done for me. He knew that this was something that my mother had alwa...
by GramKate
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 5635

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Apparently Honda thinks that everyone who might want one of their new Goldwings owns an Apple iphone. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Those of us who own a Goldwing probably own a smart phone, but a lot of us own Samsung or other Android phones. That makes that fancy new radio system useless to ...
by GramKate
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 37218

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

I was really excited to see the 2018 Goldwing. The pictures and specs made it seem like a bike that I would like to upgrade to. Until I saw that the radio is Apple based. What a stupid thing to do. We are Android people in my home and will not be switching no matter what. Another problem is the loss...
by GramKate
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cross Helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Cross Helmet

These kinds of gadgets are absolutely NOT needed. The only thing that matters is how well that helmet has been manufactured and its ability to protect you in the event of an accident. The manufacturers obviously have no regard at all for those of us who love to ride our motorcycles. There are lots o...
by GramKate
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?
Replies: 36
Views: 1597

Re: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?

I'm sure that you'll have a great time at Sturgis as well as the trip to get there. We went to South Dakota several years ago, and our first day out was perfect. But the next two days we rode in the pouring rain. We still managed to have a great time even in the rain....but it's not something that I...
by GramKate
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?
Replies: 36
Views: 1597

Re: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?

I rode behind my husband on several GoldWings that we've owned, when I finally decided that I wanted to learn to ride and have my own motorcycle. At the age of 53 I got my permit, a Rebel 250, started practicing and passed the Motorcycle Safety Course on the first try. My husband made sure that I le...
by GramKate
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 3090

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

I also agree with mainviking....the whole "had to lay her down" thing is just asking to lose a lot of skin and maybe even an arm and/or a leg. My husband and I were on the receiving end of a jerk who ran a stop sign. There was nowhere for us to go (trees on our left & a 6' deep ditch on our right), ...
by GramKate
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Monthly Drawing Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 9430

Re: Monthly Drawing Contest

I'd love to be the one to win the $100 gift certificate this month....then I could get my husband something nice for Christmas for his GL1800. It's tough getting extras when you're living on a fixed income!
by GramKate
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 55
Views: 9532

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

After riding on the back of my husband's GoldWing's for years, I finally got a small bike to learn on. Within 4 months, I was proficient enough to take the Motorcycle Safety Course and pass it with flying colors. My next step was to trade in the small learner bike for a 2012 Honda 750 Shadow Aero in...
by GramKate
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Boots question
Replies: 23
Views: 1113

Re: Boots question

I always wear boots and have several different pairs. When the weather is dry, I wear my Tony Lama cowboy boots that I've had for 15 years. They've been re-soled a couple of times, but still look as good as they did when I bought them. I also have waterproof hunting boots for wet weather. I also mak...
by GramKate
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Autumn Colors
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Autumn Colors

more pictures on the way. most of these pictures were taken along SR 44 near Jersey Shore. The one exception is The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park during their First Fork Fall Festival.
by GramKate
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Autumn Colors
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Autumn Colors

The Fall colors came on slowly here in Central PA, but they were worth the wait. We spent several weekends with a group of friends riding through six different counties. We started out in Union County and headed Northwest. We visited the Elk Center in Benezette on one weekend and The Wildlife Center...
by GramKate
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Finally riding my own motorcycle
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Finally riding my own motorcycle

Thanks for the post. I encourage all of the women I know to learn to ride. Even if they don't want their own bike, knowing how to ride could come in handy if their partner should become unable to ride when they're away from home.
by GramKate
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Finally riding my own motorcycle
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Finally riding my own motorcycle

After spending years riding on the back of our GoldWing while my husband drove, I finally got my learner's permit and a Rebel 250 to learn on. My husband told me that "anyone can ride a motorcycle at faster speeds". He wanted me to be able to balance that motorcycle in 1st and 2nd gears before I tol...