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by mterraci
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Congratulations!
This site has been the absolute best and has helped me out multiple times. I recommend it to others all the time.
Thank you and keep up the best forum out there for Goldwing owners!
by mterraci
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 model
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: 2006 model

Sounds like a good deal. The price is fair enough, especially if it's been well cared for. I would take a good look at it to see if it's been kept indoors, or at least covered. The leather on the seat should look good, the plastic covers on the headlights should be crystal clear and not cloudy. The ...
by mterraci
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 37
Views: 1247

Re: No helmet

I always wear a full face helmet. Don't care how hot it gets in Florida. I'll risk neck injury, etc. from the weight of the helmet. I have no doubt that there will always be someone who says they would have been worse off without a helmet (or a seat belt in a vehicle), but the odds are against you. ...
by mterraci
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: New Member

Looks really nice!

Welcome, this is a great forum. Lots of people who jump in and help out.
by mterraci
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TRIP

Be careful with the weather on the east coast. Hurricane headed for the Carolina's later this week.

Enjoy the ride!
by mterraci
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

Almost 10000 on my E 4's now with no issues. Still 36 in the front and 41 in the rear. Still plenty of tread.
by mterraci
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?

I agree that, literally, nothing is impossible. That being said, you'll have a steep learning curve with something that big as a first bike. I'm 5' 6" and can reach the ground OK. Two things to focus on with such a large bike (in my opinion): 1. You have to be really careful moving it around and rea...
by mterraci
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: loss of power, knocking engine noise
Replies: 35
Views: 838

Re: loss of power, knocking engine noise

I'd be hesitant unless you know what's going on. There are too many other good Goldwing's for sale out there.
I found a used one, very well maintained, with less than 20,000 miles on it. Runs like a brand new bike.
by mterraci
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

My 2007 Goldwing came with floorboards and a heel-toe shifter. I was already accustomed to that setup on my previous motorcycle so I really like them. The only issue is that it puts your feet out a little wider when stopped; if you have short legs (like me) it's a bit more of an effort to put your f...
by mterraci
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Advice please

Can the seller show you receipts for maintenance, etc? I might consider it if it's been well cared for. If not, then that seems a little high.
by mterraci
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1469

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Submitted a petition.

Thanks for letting us all know about this. There's enough crap in the gas we purchase now, without adding more.
by mterraci
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Regular or Premium

My 2007 Goldwing runs on regular and does great. No problems noted.
I've not tried the ethanol free fuel as it's a lot more expensive. As long as I'm burning the fuel and it's not sitting in the tank for long periods of time I don't worry about it too much.
by mterraci
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...

Agree you have to just let it go when other motorists make life difficult (not to mention dangerous) for you.

Safe riding is all about being very, very humble.
by mterraci
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 27
Views: 753

Re: centerstand

At first I had trouble putting the bike up on the center stand. I discovered I didn't have the bike centered properly. To me it tends to feel like the bike is leaning too far over to the right side (the thought of letting it go over too far and dropping it messes with your head). However, when I wou...
by mterraci
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New tires and average cost to buy and mount
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: New tires and average cost to buy and mount

Depends on the amount of tread remaining and on your riding plans for the summer.

As far as what kind of tire, you'll get different opinions from just about everyone. I have a pair of Dunlop 4's on my motorcycle right now; about 8000 miles in and they both still look really good.
by mterraci
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests

Liking the backrest. But I would expect there to be some who are more comfortable without one.

Glad a backrest is an option.
by mterraci
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Use of gears
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Use of gears

I'm typically in 5th gear at 45 mph or above, as long as I'm not climbing a hill. I avoid lugging the engine. Otherwise the Goldwing has more than enough horsepower and low end torque to move along with ease.
by mterraci
Wed May 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a gl 1800
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Buying a gl 1800

Check the oil, make sure it's not milky. Also, look at the clear plastic (headlights, etc); if it's cloudy the bike has been sitting out in the sun.
by mterraci
Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

I have not noticed any handling issues. I like the pegs too.
by mterraci
Mon May 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tenders
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Battery Tenders

I leave it plugged in all the time when I'm not out riding.
by mterraci
Wed May 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: The Biker Wave...

Pretty much all of the bikers in central Florida wave. It's part of the brotherhood.
by mterraci
Tue May 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Things to check on used bike with low miles
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Things to check on used bike with low miles

I bought a 2007 Goldwing with 17000 miles in 2017. It had lived indoors and was well cared for. Runs like a brand new machine! No problems so far (I've put 8000 additional miles on it the first year). Also, bring the VIN number to the local Honda dealer and make certain the rear brake recall has bee...
by mterraci
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1800 Hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 348

GL 1800 Hoses

Hi all, I've got a 2007 Goldwing, picked it up just over a year ago with only 17000 miles and have put 8000 miles on it since then. Do I need to be thinking about replacing hoses at some point? I've not seen any posts on the forum about anyone having a coolant hose failure out on the road; I know th...
by mterraci
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: centerstand

Can't believe they wouldn't put a center stand on at the factory. We've always needed one, if nothing else to check the oil level. I put the bike on the center stand to change the oil and filter too.

Do the new Goldwings still require the bike to be level to check the oil???
by mterraci
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Charlie Horse on A Bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

I've not had that experience.

I'd try very hard to stop and land on the other leg so that the bike stayed upright. I do work on stopping using one leg or another just in case it's ever required.