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by brenniac
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ride Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Ride Videos

There is a park road near my house where I do most of my testing. Usually, it's tires or attachments just to see how it feels under what will probably be accurate actual riding circumstances. I've been using a lot of different cameras on my '06 Gold and finally concluded the GoPros are going to give...
by brenniac
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to mount a video camera
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: Where to mount a video camera

I've tried at least a dozen camera models and have finally settled on GoPro. I get the best quality video and audio and the fewest problems. I have mounted it on the right mirror with the stick on (great mounting point) and the right engine guard with Ram mounts. I prefer the perspective from the en...
by brenniac
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 365
Views: 54719

Re: Trailer picture thread

Here are a few pics of my Time Out XL1800 cargo trailer. I opted for cargo so I can put camping gear in for camping or travel gear for trips or use the trailer for shopping trips around home. It's on my 'Wing at least 1/2 the time all summer. I have 130k miles on the 'Wing so I will give the trailer...
by brenniac
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Light 'er up!
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Light 'er up!

Wonder where he mounted the extra alternators to power all those lights? Must have been a horrible paint job as it is now all covered up so it can't be seen. Must be a light salesman. Ghost of Christmas past! I have a friend that had his HD covered in lights like this back in the '70s that I though...
by brenniac
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Light 'er up!
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Light 'er up!

I have a few LEDs on my 2006 Gold One. I'm sitting in upstate NY contemplating my icicles and awaiting the day I can get her on the road again. Best wishes for your project. I put a few more pics of it up in my "Lights" gallery. http://goldwingdocs.com/UserImages/brenniac_7624/Lights_2005/...
by brenniac
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help ID a add on
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Help ID a add on

I found the receipt for this bar last week, but it won't help you any. The receipt I have is for cash at Americade in 1996. This indicates that (a) It was bought and installed at Americade which meant; (b) I would not have saved any of the packaging or manufacturer information. The receipt only indi...
by brenniac
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: 'new' trailer. Can anyone ID from the photo?
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: 'new' trailer. Can anyone ID from the photo?

It is definitely a Timeout trailer. It looks like an XL1500. Are the taillights matched to the Goldwing?


by brenniac
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: insurance

I have Liberty Mutual for my home and car. Never had a claim, nor a problem with them. Progressive insures my bikes. I've had two crashes within the last 10 years. One was my fault and the other not so much. No injuries other than minor bruises in either case but extensive damage to the Wing. Progre...
by brenniac
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 91
Views: 10436

Re: Distinguished Attire

I dress for protection, comfort and style in that order.


by brenniac
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thinking about buying 1988 1500..any helpful thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Thinking about buying 1988 1500..any helpful thoughts?

I agree with getting the inspection done. You might try asking the owner about any issues with the bike. If his records are as meticulous as you stated, he should be forthright. If you keep the maintenance up, another 145,000 miles would not be unheard of.
by brenniac
Mon May 26, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help ID a add on
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Help ID a add on

I looked through all my 1500 accessory docs and I cannot find any info on this bar. I know I had it in my hand when I ordered for my 1800 (different bar and manufacturer) but that does not help you any. I will keep looking. Sorry I could not help right away.
by brenniac
Wed May 21, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help ID a add on
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Help ID a add on

I have that same bar on my 1500. I can't remember the manufacturer offhand. I am sure I can come up with it over the weekend. Stay tuned.
by brenniac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Convince me!
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Convince me!

Good for you! Keep the old one for parts.
by brenniac
Fri May 02, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Convince me!
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Convince me!

You can't make a bad decision. My experience with them is that I entered the 1500 world under the same approximate circumstances... a pickup truck driver decided that I no longer needed my GL1200 so he pulled in front of me. The bike got totaled but my wife and I walked away. This was in 1991 and I ...
by brenniac
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ohio weather sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Ohio weather sucks

Send some of it my way. I'd love a change in the weather (not).
by brenniac
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How do you handle test rides
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Re: How do you handle test rides

My point exactly. I haven't allowed a "test" ride.
by brenniac
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How do you handle test rides
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Re: How do you handle test rides

Every bike I've sold has gone out that way. It's a deterrent to looky-loos, novice riders, bad riders and possible thieves. Here in NY, motorcycles are not covered by the no-fault law, therefore personal injuries in a motorcycle accident are not covered. I am not willing to to take a chance of someo...
by brenniac
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How do you handle test rides
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Re: How do you handle test rides

Sounds like a plan. Just follow your instincts.
by brenniac
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How do you handle test rides
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Re: How do you handle test rides

I do it pretty much the same as WingAdmin...Cash in hand. You break it, it's yours. You don't bring it back, it's yours. Come get the title :mrgreen:
by brenniac
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: how many miles?
Replies: 23
Views: 6373

Re: how many miles?

My 1989 1500 has 159,000 miles on the odometer and my 2006 1800 has over 111,000 miles. All of mileage is mine so I am sure it's accurate on both of them. I've had to replace the drive shaft on each one, but no engine troubles. I'm shooting for at least 300k on the 1800.
by brenniac
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Safety riding courses......
Replies: 92
Views: 8706

Re: Safety riding courses......

My experience teaching the course for ten years is similar to vinlugg’s. The course is structured such that by the time students get to the range to ride they have had at least three hours of classroom training and simulation practice. In addition, the initial stages of actual riding are designed to...
by brenniac
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: go pro
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: go pro

I attach my camera to my Texelent accessory bar. It is very stable.
by brenniac
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Safety riding courses......
Replies: 92
Views: 8706

Re: Safety riding courses......

The last trick in the arsenal is practice - you need to practice emergency maneuvers. They are a perishable skill, and will go away without constant practice. You need to develop the "muscle memory" required to brake, swerve and avoid, so that when you require that maneuver in an emergenc...
by brenniac
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Safety riding courses......
Replies: 92
Views: 8706

Re: Safety riding courses......

I had been riding about twenty years (self-taught) when I took an advanced rider course on my 1200 Goldwing. I learned a lot and improved my riding skills and awareness greatly. I learned why I was doing many things, how counter steering works corrected some bad habits and picked up some new (good) ...
by brenniac
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Master Formula Metal Gloss and Sealer Gloss / Polish
Replies: 0
Views: 1592

Master Formula Metal Gloss and Sealer Gloss / Polish

I picked up an aluminum, chrome, brass, stainless steel polish at the Cleveland bike show that I'm just dying to try out. First, let me say that i am not a chrome polisher. In fact, I have added very little chrome to my bike simply because I don't want to spend time wiping it off. Mine gets washed a...