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by alwrmcusn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 69
Views: 12545

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

Starting in 1958
Cushman
Triumph T-21 350cc
Royal Enfield 500cc
Matchless G12 CSR 650cc
Kawasaki H2 Triple 750
Honda GL500 Interstate
Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Goldwing GL1800
And a couple of mopeds for riding around the bases in Rota, Spain and Exmouth, W. Australia.
by alwrmcusn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Steam Cleaner For Motorcycles - Anyone Tried This?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Steam Cleaner For Motorcycles - Anyone Tried This?

JMO: When I was stationed at NCS Londonderry in the '60's, I would use the galley outside pot/kettle steamer to clean my Matchless 650. It did a great job and I never had a problem caused by the steam cleaner. HOWEVER, that was before vehicles became rolling computers!
by alwrmcusn
Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Go Pro addition
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Go Pro addition

I have several places that I can mount my GoPro's. Top or side of my helmets using the GoPro stick on mounts. Great videos but you need to be aware that turning your head makes videos jarring to watch. Front of my windscreen (GL1800) using the GoPro stick on mounts. Top and/or bottom of my trunk lug...
by alwrmcusn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1800 windshield mechanism
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Gl1800 windshield mechanism

Viking already stated that it must go all the way to the top before it can be dropped back down. I had that problem shortly after I bought my 2008 trike. Someone on here, possibly Viking, responded....I lifted it all the way up, and voila! I could then push it all the way back down.
by alwrmcusn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ipod
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Ipod

I simply open the left fairing pocket, plug the 3.5mm plug into my iPod, turn on the iPod, maximize the volume on the iPod, close the fairing pocket and then adjust the speaker/headset volume using the bikes controls.
by alwrmcusn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Compare spyder with Honda goldwing trike
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Compare spyder with Honda goldwing trike

JMO: I was looking to replace my 2009 RSV Hannigan trike and was interested in the Can Am Spyder. I went to my local dealer for a test ride. I had test ridden one about three years prior when I instead elected to have the Venture "triked". I found the steering to be quite "twitchy" and was told it w...
by alwrmcusn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom volume
Replies: 32
Views: 1656

Re: Intercom volume

I had the same "problem" and was told that the volumes are different for headsets and speakers. Can't remember who explained it to me but the fix was to put on the helmet/headsets and then push the volume knob and then adjust the headset volume as you would adjust for the speakers. My 2008 GL1800 di...
by alwrmcusn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Checking oil on a GL1800
Replies: 17
Views: 13249

Re: Checking oil on a GL1800

JMO: I wish someone would offer a side panel that allows me to remove the dipstick and check the oil without having the pull the entire panel.
by alwrmcusn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First significant ride with wife on new trike
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: First significant ride with wife on new trike

Hannah and I have been "triking" for about 6 years. We find it extends our riding season by a fair amount of time. That of course depends on how you feel about cold weather riding. We both enjoy the stability of a more upright riding position. That also will depend on how you feel about rolling thru...
by alwrmcusn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Cigarette lighter location

My cousin has one mounted center of his GL1500 but not on the handlebar. I believe it came with a changeable mount for handlebar or Ram mount and I believe the guy who installed it for him built it into a small unit along with another gadget. It does have a penchant for blowing fuses. Not sure in th...
by alwrmcusn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal???
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Turn signal???

Just an aside: Fuses are routinely considered either good or bad. Either they work or they have "blown". Once during my Navy career I encountered a "partially" blown fuse. Seems the piece of communications equipment suddenly stopped working and then started and then stopped and then started..etc. Th...
by alwrmcusn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Beverage holder for 1800 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Beverage holder for 1800 Goldwing

Mine is not elegant but it is highly functional and works really well. I cut a piece of 4inch diameter PVC pipe 6inches long. I next cut a slot about 2.5 inches down the side to allow cups/mugs with handles to fit. I drilled a hole in the tubing to match the clutch mounted cup holder that was not la...
by alwrmcusn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tricking a gl1800
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Tricking a gl1800

I've had a Hannigan trike and now riding a MotorTrike. They were/are both stable, cornered very well, handled great and were/are pretty much trouble free. My cousin and a friend I know have California Side Car conversions and again they have indicated no problems. I believe the problems you may enco...
by alwrmcusn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How many Trike owners
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: How many Trike owners

Our 2008 GL1800 Motortrike is our 2nd trike. First was a 2009 RSV Hannigan.
Ain't regretting adding that third wheel!! :D :D :D
by alwrmcusn
Sun May 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: How to read the FI (fault indicator) light on the GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 28481

Re: How to read the FI (fault indicator) light on the GL1800

I have a 2008 GL1800 Navi. I keep hearing about the "F1 Lights". Where is this located? Any photos" If it lights up does it remain on or just blink and then disappear?
by alwrmcusn
Tue May 14, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Classic Photos???
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Classic Photos???


Matchless G12 Londonderry, N. Ireland
Matchless G12 Londonderry, N. Ireland


Kawasaki H2 750cc Jacksonville, FL
Kawasaki H2 750cc Jacksonville, FL


Honda GL500 Interstate Western Australia
Honda GL500 Interstate Western Australia

by alwrmcusn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 44
Views: 2073

Re: Drivers test bike

In Ireland: Triumph T-21 350cc
In U.S. Honda GL500 Silverwing Interstate
In Australia: Same Honda GL500 Silverwing Interstate
by alwrmcusn
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: USA Trailer Store
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: USA Trailer Store

No dealings but I did call and talk with them a couple of years ago. I was considering a trailer they had for sale. Similar to the Harbor Freight Tag-a-long trailer. It was not currently in stock, shipment was due in a couple of weeks. The gentleman was friendly and up front about everything.
by alwrmcusn
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sierra Adapter Harness for SNH10
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Sierra Adapter Harness for SNH10

SENA no longer has those? There should still be some in the supply chain. Try searching Cycle Gear, J & P, Amazon, etc. You should or might find one or two still out there waiting for a buyer. JFI: SENA has a couple of helmets with the communicator and/or communicator/camera built in. I've looked at...
by alwrmcusn
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sierra Adapter Harness for SNH10
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Sierra Adapter Harness for SNH10

What is an "SNH10"? do you mean SENA SMH10?
by alwrmcusn
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 107
Views: 5928

Re: Favorite biker song

The Back Porch Pickers "Ridin' on the Dragon" also Link Wray's "Walkin' Bulldog" even though it isn't exactly a biker song, when it comes up on my playlist my throttle seems to twist a bit more.
by alwrmcusn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: MP3 options

I simply plug my iPod into the 3.5 connection in the left fairing pocket and turn up the volume.
I can also plug the iPod into my SENA Bluetooth but I prefer the fairing speakers, less intrusive/distracting for me.
by alwrmcusn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1970

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I use a Ryobi 18V inflator but my Motor Trike has a neat cubby hole space in the trunk behind each wheel so storage space is not a problem.
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