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by GramKate
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: ROK Straps (VIDEO)
Replies: 4
Views: 3156

Re: ROK Straps

Thank you for the information. I'll be picking these up for my bike as well as my husband's GL1800.
by GramKate
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: THIS MAY SOLVE YOUR Intermittent Engine not starting
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: THIS MAY SOLVE YOUR Intermittent Engine not starting

Thank you for sharing this information and all of your hard work. I will be sure to pass this on to my husband.
by GramKate
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3233

Re: Watch your mirrors

I am so glad to learn that you walked away relatively unscathed. Was the driver of the Nissan playing with his/her phone, radio or just driving as they were the only vehicle on the road? Hope that the police department investigating this is better at their job than the one that investigated ours.
by GramKate
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Final Ride
Replies: 20
Views: 3317

Re: My Final Ride

Very happy to hear that there were people there to help you and that you are healing and doing well. The accident that totaled our beautiful 1986 SEI Goldwing happened because an out-of-town visitor ran a stop sign. Fortunately my husband had spotted him and braked as hard as he could and had us fro...
by GramKate
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 88
Views: 8832

Re: Distinguished Attire

My husband and I have "genuine" Goldwing jackets - with the Eagle on the back - that we purchased from a Honda dealership in South Dakota while on a two-week long ride out West. Other than that, we have had embroidery done to shirts, vests and jackets purchased from vendors that we've met at WingDin...
by GramKate
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1493

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

I had sheepskin covers on my car seats for years and loved them. No burning heat in the summer and no freezing in the winter. So when I got my own motorcycle, the first thing that I did was purchase a sheepskin cover for the seat. While my husband and others complain of that "burning hot seat", I'm ...
by GramKate
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2687

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

I have to agree with Hondapotamus. What he described is exactly what I was taught to do when stopped in traffic - whether it's a traffic light, stop sign or road work. Always, always always leave yourself an escape route because you never know when another driver isn't paying attention. It's somethi...
by GramKate
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 10773

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

I want to thank you for bringing all of these problems to our attention. Maybe it will save others a lot of money and frustration. For me, it was bad enough when Honda put a Garmin GPS on the 2008 GL1800 that required updates at $95.00 a pop. But to create a system that only works with Apple product...
by GramKate
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Death of a Wing! (almost)
Replies: 18
Views: 2290

Re: Death of a Wing! (almost)

If the dealership truly has speeding issues in their parking lot, they should have posted speed limit signs. If that didn't help, then install the speed bump that was more in line with motorcycle traffic and post warning signs. Their speed bump looks like it was made for the big 4 x 4 trucks. As the...
by GramKate
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 Second time around.
Replies: 26
Views: 2202

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: 10561

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: 29
Views: 2162

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: 798

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: 798

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: 798

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: 1713

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: 2523

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: 2523

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: 7355

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: 85
Views: 9154

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: 209
Views: 53173

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: 1489

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: 2182

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: 2182

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: 40
Views: 3769

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), ...