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by Ravyn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 74
Views: 3180

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Started riding dirt bikes at age 9. I am now 56 years old and still riding dirt and street thanks to wearing a helmet.I can honestly say the helmet has saved my dome probably more times then I can recall. As a young rider I had more balls than brains. Hey, dbcooper. I live in Wa. state a short dist...
by Ravyn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calling it a night
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Calling it a night

hehehe, easy now wingadmin...we all don't want ya to go an have a coronary. ;)
by Ravyn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: DIY car maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 2535

Re: DIY car maintenance

I just had to change the a/c compressor on my girl friends 2005 Saturn Vue, 3.5 litre v6 First you have to remove the air intake and air box to get at the tensioner pulley to get the belt off. Then in order to get to the a/c compressor which is on the under side of the car bolted to the engine you h...
by Ravyn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: looking to get another bike
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: looking to get another bike

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:15 pm
can I stay on the forum and attend the SAM&G if I get this? i'll still have my wing and the mighty ST 1300
How do you like your BMW ?

The coordinates under your avatar says you live between Aksu and Bayingol just off of G217 National rd. Is that in China ?
by Ravyn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: How many bikes have you owned?
Replies: 50
Views: 9100

Re: How many bikes have you owned?

I don't know. I have been riding since 1962 , I think. :lol: I can't count that high. :D
by Ravyn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: looking to get another bike
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: looking to get another bike

Yes you can stay here. But just because you bought a BMW doesn't give you the right to sit around here trying to discus how much torque to put on your valve caps. LOL :shock:
by Ravyn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Yes sir I agree with the thread title. But Honda has been disgracing themselves for a long time. I doubt that they will address any of these issures because they don't think there is anything wrong. After all they are the almighty Honda. And they also don't give a rats tail end what you think. The n...
by Ravyn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing
Replies: 26
Views: 1139

Re: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing

Bigsteve..... I have a 1994 gl1500 with a CSC friendship 3 mounted to it. You said something about riding it ? Do you have the sidecar mounted? Most but not all rigs have a 4.5 or 6 degree triple tree added that reduces your trail so the bike will steer easier with the car. If this has been done to...
by Ravyn
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing
Replies: 26
Views: 1139

Re: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing

My Granddad said when he put it on it was a bit of a learning curve. Ran a few parking lot sessions to get used to it. He added it when he got unsure of his knees riding two up. PA actually has a 3 wheeled motorcycle license endorsement, my license supersedes that, but they have a training course s...
by Ravyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

hap2 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 am
where do u live? City & state?
I live in Washington state about 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington.

You need one of these. Come on down and have DMC sidecars put one on for you.



by Ravyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

hap2 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am
Wanna buy my bike? Only 4 K usd
Nope..... got to many already. :roll: How come you are selling it?
by Ravyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

I heard Irish Spring works good too. 10 bikes! Y so many? & why don't u sell or get rid of most of them? People sometimes ask me why I have 10 bikes and I tell them because I sold two. LOL :lol: I have a few of them for sale like the Honda cx500 turbo that needs some work but very little, it has on...
by Ravyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

ok I can try that too. They can't chew thru chicken wire? I have 10 motorcycles sitting in my garage and some of them don't get started or ridden very often. I have chicken wire over there exhaust pipes and over the air intakes on the ones I can get to. They have never been able to chew through tha...
by Ravyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Is that what u do? Use bounce sheets? They say only Bounce works ? Give it a try and see what happens. They chewed through the ones I stuck into my pipes. But they didn't have a chance to build a nest in there. Why not just form some 1/4 inch chicken over the opening. If you go for a ride then just...
by Ravyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

I doubt you'll find a mouse that has ANY interest in your exhaust pipes, and he couldn't do any damage to the exhaust anyway.... But they have been known to get into the air intake and make a nest in the air filter. There's a thread here somewhere about mices in the air filters.... Some people have...
by Ravyn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

Thanks much .... I'm working on it. Got slowed down by a really large flash flood that washed away half of my landscaping. I live in Utah's southern high desert. Well FreeSwede, did you ever get the problem figured out ? Or did I miss something somewhere ? THANKS SO VERY MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS GI...
by Ravyn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?
Replies: 27
Views: 812

Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

The Trav-Lite trailer has a long tongue, with the rear stands down there's only maybe 75 lbs on the end of the tongue to get the wheels off the ground even with the trailer loaded to 550# total. (leverage factor). All (most) of the weight on the rear stands. The tongue really isn't that heavy when ...
by Ravyn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?
Replies: 27
Views: 812

Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

You guys worry too much about trailer tires. I've pulled trailers behind a motorcycle all over the United States and Canada since 1984. I've never had a problem with a trailer tire other than wearing them out. I always check the tires before I leave on a trip with a air gauge and check them visuall...
by Ravyn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16981

Re: The idiots are out there

.....But you know? You have to be watching every second. If you don't, you're gonna get it. Guaranteed!....... I love to ride. I've been riding for over 40 years. But I'm seriously thinking about packing it in. Anyone else thinking that way? Packing it in??? The thought never crosses my mind. I jus...
by Ravyn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

hi - sounds to me like it may be a bad ground earth then - I check around the wiring that you disturbed when you changed the battery look for any chaffing in the wires and defo try a new number 3 relay too !! Virgil mobile is a legend on here - he's usually never wrong along also with mike b - both...
by Ravyn
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 74
Views: 3180

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Spook1800 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:32 am
Very good friend of mine was killed at 20km/hr on a Kwakka cruiser wearing one of those. Ambo reckoned it was a preventable fatality.
If I had not been wearing this full faced helmet I doubt that I would be here today.








by Ravyn
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

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

EML out of England was offering a Leading Link front end for goldwing trikes that has a 14" car tire on it. This one was on an 1800 I worked on a few years ago. The handling was vastly improved over the standard forks. It was coupled with a California Side Car Independent Rear Suspension trike kit....
by Ravyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Installing OEM Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Installing OEM Headlight

Thanks. All good advice. I finally succeeded in getting my headlight back together. Basically, I was trying to use an aftermarket 'ring/reflector/lense' assembly. After obtaining an OEM setup from Ebay it went together quickly. Boring details below. Bottom line: Along with your advice and proper ha...
by Ravyn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

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

Pulling a "Ripley's believe it or Not" huh. Well... I got My 91 at 51K miles. Installed 3 rear bike tires and averaged about 12K each. Rather expensive since I ride around 20K per year. My first Austone I installed around 88,000+ miles on the odometer. My second one I installed it at 168,100 miles....
by Ravyn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

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

Car tires up front were used in the late 40s thru early 60s on HD's and Injuns. That's a lot of extra centrifugal weight to be turning with mere handlebars. That fad waned, thankfully. Being a rear motorcycle tire, they have considerably more thread depth which equates to more miles . The guys that...