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by chads920
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

Just got back from a ride across Canada and the USA put approximately 19000 Kilometres on my Avon trike tire and I'm very pleased with the handling and wearability.
by chads920
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

Check out the Military Police National Relay Ride for Blind Children (MPNRR) 2018 web page and or Face Book site. Cathy and I participated this year leaving for Esquimalt on the 29 th July ending in St Johns NF on the24 Aug. Great ride, great people and wonderfully planned and executed.
by chads920
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

Just returned from a cross Canada and USA road trip in excess of 19000 Km over a 7 week period. Good to be hame again. No problems with our 93 trike and a great experience with out 2016 Bunkhouse Queen MC trailer. Lots of miles (km) and lots of people along the way.
by chads920
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Vintage Motorcycle Insurance in Alberta
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Vintage Motorcycle Insurance in Alberta

ICBC albit a BC insurer, $150.00 and your GTG (4 photos Ft, Back, side, side) You could move... lots of great roads here....
by chads920
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

I just mounted my second Avon Trike tire on my 1500. I am happy with the handling, it is good with wet conditions and the feel is an improvement over other (rear) tire installs. I got good wear based upon the driving conditions I experienced. I will be starting on a 20,000 Km ride on the 27th July a...
by chads920
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Trip coming up

Ernest.. Thanks, the Wife and I are looking forward to a great ride with great company. We rode to Winnipeg with the group last year and made the decision to go across Canada based upon that experience. I know Kyle and Sprinkles and Sandra and will be camping with them along the way. Spent some time...
by chads920
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Trip coming up

My wife and I (plus other riders) will be leaving Nova Soctia on the 29th Aug for our return leg (to Keremeos BC) of our cross Canada (Victoria BC to St Johns Nfld) Military Police National Motorcycle relay ride. We will cross into Maine and wonder through the NE states re entering Canada at Niagara...
by chads920
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

Well that works. I'll look up the hydraulic jack stands.. hadn't seen that device before.
by chads920
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

Best buy auto equip has some good products and I'm tempted but TerryT's lift has impressed me and I think that I will pursue that as a project this Winter. Having access to the underside of a Trike is my focus and many of the lifts provide limited room through a drop down deck section. The addition ...
by chads920
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

I decided to utilize the Travel Planing option offered with membership. I called the service office about 10 days ago and requested a route from Nova Scotia to Buffalo through New York State. Lots of questions answered but no info received yet. Has anyone else had any experience with this Trip Plann...
by chads920
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: MC Camper trailer tires are not good
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: MC Camper trailer tires are not good

I bought the Carlille tire and I think I'll like them. The tire tread design is far superior to the tires that were mounted at the factory. They are somewhat bigger but not a problem. I think I will have better traction in wet conditions and that will ease my mind as the trip through Ontario and Eas...
by chads920
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

Having a Trike has the benefit of having more rear lights. The stock trunk lights function as per and the trike body has a good display so the combined effect is good. I did replace bulbs to get brighter display and I think I've done as much as I can with that. I do like the idea of side lighting an...
by chads920
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What cooler do you have/recommend
Replies: 6
Views: 344

What cooler do you have/recommend

Cross Canada road trip this summer and I feel that a mini fridge would be useful. When I traveled with my Kamloops Chap G group to Kennewick WA on the Memorial wk end I observed that many at the gathering, who pulled a trailer, had a 12V "cooler" mounted on their trailer reach. Doing a 'search' on t...
by chads920
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

Roger that! New enforcement or rather a greater focus on/ of the window tinting laws as they pertain to vehicle side windows has been announced here in British Columbia. I seems that the distracted drive law has caused some to find ways around the scrutiny by police by darkening their side windows. ...
by chads920
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

Lights are good more lights are better I agree... what about colour, is a yellow (fog type) more noticeable?
by chads920
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I am thinking I need MORE lights up front and have considered the addition of an LED 'yellow' type fog light to ogment the LED head light and LED cornering lights installed this Winter. There are two light bar options, a wide bar which situates the lights just inside the grips and a narrow bar above...
by chads920
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: The Biker Wave...

I wave at them all icluding those on electric bikes and our local seniors on their scooters. We all enjoy a greeting and acknowledgement, why not express an interest in others, its all good .
by chads920
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

cost of steel is somewhat expensive these days but I think I will do a drawing and mat list for costing. This may be a good project for this winter when I'm in Arizona as I have a garage there and a friend that can assist with the fabricating. I'll keep an eye out for recycling opportunities to cut ...
by chads920
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

its an air cylinder that you use .. correct? Do you have a "safety" loc out in case of air pressure loss? I'm looking at your photos to try and figure material type and size etc. as I think that I could replicate your hoist.. if thats ok. You have a background in metal and mechanics I'm guessing. Gr...
by chads920
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

now that is perfect! I am now suffering from garage/hoist envy. Living in a Park model (RV) trailer (50 sq Meters) I don't have a covered area in which I could locate this jacking sys but.... Thank you for the idea and pics, your device certainly provides access to some of the currently inaccessible...
by chads920
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

what do you use to lift your trike for service and inspection

there are not many shops that have a means to lift a trike for general service and maintenance. I have been considering digging a service pit of a size that matches my trike wheel base but ... is there a simple way (not that i'm allergic to shovels but)
by chads920
Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: MC Camper trailer tires are not good
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: MC Camper trailer tires are not good

Interesting 'trial and error' methodology, I am leaving in an hour for Kennewick WA and will be picking up my new trailer tires along the way. I'll have the tire shop inflate to 26 lbs as that is likely a good 'rule of thumb' pressure for my weight.
Thanks for the input.
by chads920
Tue May 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

That is what i'm doing got the trike tire in the shed and the trailer tires will be put on this week while at Kennewick GWRRA campout and the rear tires are on order... ducks in a row. Buddy is making his decisions as we speak me thinks.
by chads920
Tue May 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

My wife and I along with other Riders (20) will end our Military Police Rally ride for visually impaired children on the 24 Aug this year in Newfoundland. A couple of riders will then head off on a 4 corners route back to Victoria BC and the wife and I with a buddy want to drop down into Maine and t...
by chads920
Wed May 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

Stew.. just a note and a pat on my back.. I was very encouraged this AM when the scales displayed my weight @ 189.4 lbs. Thats down from 213 lbs when I decided it would be a good idea to make some changes to the life style I had become accustom to. A change of diet and walking the golf course (3 tim...