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by mterraci
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

If you do get one please post a review.
by mterraci
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

Is it Snell certified? Want to make sure you're protected if you have an accident.

Agree it sounds awfully inexpensive.
by mterraci
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles
Replies: 30
Views: 1931

Re: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles

Agree that some of the younger folks ride. Here in Florida I see some younger riders, on smaller bikes mostly, usually commuting to work or school. I assume their bikes serve as cheap, economical transportation as compared with a car. We have lots of people in central Florida who ride as the weather...
by mterraci
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Greetings and tips for first big bike
Replies: 29
Views: 798

Re: Greetings and tips for first big bike

My best tip for a much bigger, heavier bike would be to never park facing downhill. I know many of the Goldwing models have a reverse gear, but it's just too hard to back a big heavy bike uphill. I scan every parking lot I go into and do not park facing down at an angle. Also, be careful moving the ...
by mterraci
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tire Balancing Beads
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Tire Balancing Beads

Agree with everyone that they work very well. I'm happy with them.
by mterraci
Sat May 09, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?
Replies: 25
Views: 902

Re: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?

Definitely no overnights for me right now. That being said, thankful central Florida has lots of country roads and nice temperatures this time of year (will be really hot before long), allowing for plenty of miles to cover and an ocean on each coast. Allows me to relax and "socially distance" myself...
by mterraci
Fri May 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 46
Views: 8563

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

I've been using Amsoil 10W40 in my 2007 Goldwing along with a Honda OEM filter.

No problems of any kind and it shifts well. The discussion seems to be centering around whether there is an issue in Goldwings produced in 2009 and after.
by mterraci
Tue May 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: high mileage vs age
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: high mileage vs age

I'd go with the 1800, assuming it's been taken care of. If it's been well cared for the mileage shouldn't be a factor.
by mterraci
Fri May 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Indroduction
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Indroduction

Welcome aboard.

You'll like this forum, people are extremely helpful. I've learned a lot.

Congrats on the new Goldwing!
by mterraci
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?

I learned the aluminum foil trick on this forum as well. Works great! Just keep it wet while you work on it.

This forum continues to be awesome.
by mterraci
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing tires
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Goldwing tires

I had a new set of Dunlop E4's installed today; got 19,500 miles off of the last set of E4's, not a single issue with them.
by mterraci
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid-19 quarantine
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: Covid-19 quarantine

I've been thankful for the warm temps here and the country roads in central Florida as I've been able to ride by myself and stay away from everyone. It's good therapy and I'm grateful for the opportunity. I'm a nurse in a hospital so I'm around lots of sick patients but I wear all of the gowns/masks...
by mterraci
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Risen from the dead
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Risen from the dead

Glad you're feeling better. I work in a hospital and will be glad when this flu season is over. We've seen a lot of really sick folks.

Again, glad you're getting back on your feet.
by mterraci
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Tires

You'll probably get many different opinions on what kind of tires to get as riders have their favorites and there are some good tires to choose from out there. I have a set of Dunlop E4's, currently with 18000 miles on them, still look good. I'm going to replace them at 20000 miles even if they do h...
by mterraci
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???

Finally changed the oil and filter on the bike today, without using the center stand. Worked from the side of the bike opposite the kickstand (right side when facing forward) and had adequate space to get it all done. Sat on the bike after draining and rocked it as suggested to make sure all of the ...
by mterraci
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Does anyone change oil without using center stand???

This may be a foolish question, but does anyone change oil without putting the bike on the center stand? I've put the bike on the center stand time and time again to change the oil, but last week as I was attempting to lift it something in my right leg went "pop" and it's been a painful several days...
by mterraci
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: Watch your mirrors

Glad to see the rider ended up surviving this accident as it could have turned out differently. Scary to see such a big, heavy bike destroyed. I always watch the mirrors when I'm stopped at an intersection. I also put the bike in first gear as I come to a stop so that I'm ready to go if needed. I se...
by mterraci
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Torque oil filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Torque oil filter?

I've pre-filled my oil filter the last 2 times. 1st time went great, last time I made a mess out of it.
Certainly not hurting anything if you do it. Like posted above, can also crank the engine and achieve the same result.
by mterraci
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow on the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Snow on the ground

Agree.

Just ride to Florida and hang out for a few months. It'll be in the 70's here today, warmer if you go down to Key West.
by mterraci
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GW 1800 comparison chart
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: GW 1800 comparison chart

I bought a 2007 almost 3 years ago and have been really happy with it. I found one which had been well cared for and only had 17000 miles on it. I've got 33000 miles on the odometer now and have had no problems. Runs like a brand new bike. My understanding is that the older 1800's had some frame iss...
by mterraci
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 42
Views: 5173

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I don't get to the wear bars. I'm a big chicken when it comes to tires. If anything I'm probably guilty of changing them a little bit too early. To me it's not worth the risk of trying to run them until there's nothing left. You only have to hit the ground one time to really get hurt.
by mterraci
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: Tires

I'm running Dunlop E 4's on my 2007 Goldwing. Just crossed 15,000 miles on them last week, no performance issues and still a decent amount of tread left on both tires. I'm eager to see how much additional mileage I'll get.
I've been really pleased with them.
by mterraci
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 2493

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I agree. I'm going to keep riding. I accepted the risk the first time I ever got on a motorcycle because the risk exists. I also ride alone and find it to be one of the most relaxing things in the whole world. I do my best to look out for me and for the guy next to me or the guy at the next intersec...
by mterraci
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 2493

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I think driverless cars will be the key to a safer driving world. Then anyone who needs to play with a cell phone can do what they want without trying to kill the rest of us while they travel. I personally don't understand the cell phone addiction but it certainly seems to be there. Good thing peopl...
by mterraci
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2016 Goldwing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: 2016 Goldwing ?

If I liked the bike I'd do it.