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by mterraci
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

The GL 1800 is a comfortable bike to ride, and as you noted is very nimble for something this big and this heavy. It handles like a much smaller bike which amazes me. While nobody likes having to crawl along in traffic or go slowly in confined spaces I find this bike has pretty good parking lot mann...
by mterraci
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 1800 clutch slipping
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: 2002 1800 clutch slipping

Would the kind of oil used have an effect on the clutch plates? My only thought...
by mterraci
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

Nice bike, but doesn't look quite as comfortable as your average Goldwing. Might last 20 miles on it, lol.

It is a beautiful machine though.
by mterraci
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

I bet they spend a lot more time in service and a lot less time in the garage then the Harley's.
by mterraci
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800

If it is true I'd scarf one up in a hurry!
by mterraci
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Day

Thankful for many things, especially the Goldwing!
by mterraci
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

I've never seen them that cheap. I've used one for years and swear by them.
by mterraci
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bluetooth Communication Question
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Bluetooth Communication Question

I have a question regarding the best way for a motorcycle driver and passenger to communicate while riding: Should I buy Honda equipment and plug into the motorcycle intercom system to chat with my passenger or would I be better off to get a couple of the new bluetooth units (Sena, etc.)? I'm concer...
by mterraci
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 brake lights stay on
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: 1800 brake lights stay on

Changing the front switch is pretty easy and is inexpensive. I think 10 bucks took care of it for me.
by mterraci
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 32
Views: 1057

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: 7
Views: 518

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: 38
Views: 1649

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: 180

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: 480

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: 2485

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: 325

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: 36
Views: 1229

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: 553

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: 348

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: 1655

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: 804

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: 407

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: 905

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: 454

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: 585

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.