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by gypsy traveler
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why I like GoldwingDocs
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Why I like GoldwingDocs

I have to say...after owning 46+ bikes since l was 15 and rebuilding bikes, cars, and boats for years...l REALLY appreciate the efforts that our admin [Scott] puts into this site! l believe that his efforts inspire others to share their experiences and advice...l have said for years that ''we all ha...
by gypsy traveler
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver
Replies: 28
Views: 1485

Re: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver

It will become part of my ''on bike'' kit!...always wondered why my sae phillips never fit correctly on my bikes!
by gypsy traveler
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 33
Views: 2577

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

l stopped at RIVCO [Burlington WI] in August of 18...l was told that they no longer had the stand pads for the 1500...l mentioned to the lady that there were more 1500s on the road than other gwings and she told me that ''those gwing owners weren't interested in buying new products for their old bik...
by gypsy traveler
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low beams on a GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Low beams on a GL1500

As additional info for your question...i recently went to a local auto parts store to source new headlight bulbs for my 96 SE...they were $12 less than my local honda dealer and much closer...MY stock bulbs were 45/45 and I chose 55/65 replacements! A tremendous difference!!! in my past, with a 2000...
by gypsy traveler
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23687

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

To FM USA when I joined I lived in Elkhorn...since feb 16 II've lived in juneau...about 65 mi north of Elkhorn
by gypsy traveler
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23687

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Just so folks know...if you pull a trailer through Chicago and MAYBE all of Illinois your speed and lane choices are limited and seem to be enforced depending on traffic flow or the troopers mood! Pay attention...as most know, travel sucks through Chicago! p My plate reads DVLSH not because the bike...
by gypsy traveler
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23687

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

shawnee...I would say your best bet would be to hook up with friends/other campers and combine resources! Having said that, back to you packing for solo 1 state traveling/camping!I would suggest cargo nets over bungees...either pick up a collapsible soft sided cooler, or AFTER you get there a dispos...
by gypsy traveler
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23687

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

I'm in ...whenever! Trailer's all set up as a gypsy caravan/compound. Keep posting! Local chamber of commerce? Camping info? I have not been through the area! I'm hoping for a public/private campground with showers and a small store available! Any suggestions? I'm an experienced bike camper but the ...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Rotopax Gasflask fuel carrier
Replies: 26
Views: 1820

Re: Rotopax Gasflask fuel carrier

If my vote counts... IM with buzzard...mount a can somehow to your hitch ONLY for your Alaska trip...yo DO remember the ford pinto gas tanks! Leave room for fuel expansion...and keep in mind that fuel is as slippery as oil [on tires] and you don't want to bbqd goldwings! buy the hitch rack of your c...
by gypsy traveler
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Park It or Ride It
Replies: 37
Views: 2087

Re: Park It or Ride It

After riding year round in WI for 45yrs I know to NOT USE YOUR GOOD BIKE IN WINTER find an old enduro...it will sharpen your skills...wear snowmobile gear and dirtbike pads...WEAR A HELMET...you WILL go down! Ride with a buddy! Stay off crowded roads...nobody is expecting you out there! Obviously sl...
by gypsy traveler
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12565

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

Scott, Thanks about those details regarding polarized glasses and GW windscreens...haven't tried them on my 1st GW! I'm not a newbie but I am a newbie to GWs. A whopping total of 4 mi! LOL! A shout out to your membership and yourself for all your postings! They have greatly advanced my GW knowledge ...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bee/hornet in shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Re: bee/hornet in shirt

The story behind that hornet is this......I was standing in the shade at a rafting place, and out of the corner of my eye I see something fly by...Suddenly something else flys by and tackles that sucker out of the sky!....Now I'm nosey about nature so I mosey over to see what's happening! So I'm ben...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Critters and bikes!
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Critters and bikes!

We've all had close calls, some worse than close...Here is my friend Daves story...Afew years ago he was traveling in Michigans Upper peninsula 1 bike-2 people-...he was on a back 2 lane rd and came upon an area with no shoulders on the road, and traffic was stopped in both directions. So you and Da...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Chilled Water Cooling Vests
Replies: 11
Views: 7647

Re: Chilled Water Cooling Vests

Not trying to hijack your post but...As a long term diesel mechanic, I would use a small towel, wet it and wring it, roll some ice cubes in the towel around my neck and tuck the tails in my collar....you WILL get wet... but blissfully so! I have found that some fast food restraunts will sometimes se...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12565

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

Walmart was selling polarized sunglasses in their FISHING DEPT...5-7 bucks I have bought several pair. Welding supplies sell tinted safety glasses at a reasonable price! Good source of amber & clear safety glasses also! Been paying about 10 bucks. DO NOT BUY WELDING/CUTTING TINTED LENSES!!! [turn/br...
by gypsy traveler
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?
Replies: 111
Views: 15553

Re: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?

DAD GUM IT!I one fingered typed about a 20 line proposal...thought I had entered it...now I cant find it anywhere!...Darned technology! lol took bout an hour too!
by gypsy traveler
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?
Replies: 111
Views: 15553

Re: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?

harvey01 makes a good and strong statement!
by gypsy traveler
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bee/hornet in shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Re: bee/hornet in shirt

We ALL hate those stinging /biting/crawling/SOBs in our clothes...problem is....WE ALWAYS expect the worst...and deservedly so! [who knows whats in there!] its like defensive driving...hopefully it NEVER creates an incident [hopefully only just a sting] Bald faced hornets [at least in WI] aren't pre...
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Social Farting
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: Social Farting

I ONCE HAD A FART ABOUT 10'' LONG...FOUND OUT LATER THAT 1'' WASNT A FART!
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Harley Bikerack - Just when you thought you've seen it all
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Harley Bikerack - Just when you thought you've seen it all

I once bought a car dolly on the side of the road and pulled it home behind my road glide
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bee/hornet in shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

bee/hornet in shirt

I m pretty sure we've all had a bee in our clothes...I usually squish that sucker with my hand right through my shirt...a honey bee can only sting once, a hornet can continue to sting! In 02 I spotted a 2-3'' long hornet in NC. Its called a JAPANESE GIANT HORNET...check it out on you utube they have...
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Older Than Dirt Quiz
Replies: 100
Views: 7707

Re: Older Than Dirt Quiz

I REMEMBER GOING TO THE DRIVE IN WITH MY DAD ...AND COMING HOME WITH MY MOM!...BUT I WAS JUST A SQUIRT AT THE TIME!!! LMAO
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Older Than Dirt Quiz
Replies: 100
Views: 7707

Re: Older Than Dirt Quiz

Im 59, but I remember electic street cars, coal delivery guys with their canvas totes hefted up on their shoulders, street vendor with a hand drawn cart sharpening whatever you brought him, 3 wheel cop bikes marking tires with chalk and writing parking tickets, walking down to the river to explore f...
by gypsy traveler
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Shifter Brace
Replies: 25
Views: 11479

Re: GL1500 Shifter Brace

As I stated... If I had the slippage problem that others had reported, the method of knurling that I described would likely be MY 1st choice. I threw it out there as an alternative to the various thread locker methods described by others. I believe that le pew has made a great product and I intend o...
by gypsy traveler
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Shifter Brace
Replies: 25
Views: 11479

Re: GL1500 Shifter Brace

OK NOW, After this older post there is a lot of discussion about the pepe le pew brace "slipping" on what I am going to refer to as the "shift shaft extension" [sse] I need one of these on my new to me 99 SE. my thought if I have this slipping problem is to remove the sse, take it to my work bech, a...