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by mterraci
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles

That's awesome and very funny. Thanks for posting it.
by mterraci
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Scratching my head
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Scratching my head

Can't be certain but the bike sitting and 2 short rides may well have left you without an adequately charged battery.

For less than 30 bucks, a Deltran Junior is well worth having.
by mterraci
Fri May 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1101

Re: footwear

Definitely boots, gotta cover the ankles. Boots also provide more support for the lower legs/ankles/feet, especially on a 900 pound motorcycle.
by mterraci
Sun May 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F6B Starter Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: F6B Starter Problem

I remember reading the newer Goldwings were recommended to run 10W30 oil because of issues like you described. Hopefully that will take care of it, definitely worth a try before removing an engine. I run Amsoil 10W40 but have an older Goldwing (2007). No issues so far and am sticking with Amsoil pro...
by mterraci
Sat May 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 107
Views: 4913

Re: Favorite biker song

Not exactly biker songs but I have 2 favorites:
1. Bon Jovi "Living on a Prayer"
2. Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar on Me"

Just great music to crank out when you're riding.
by mterraci
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Strange electoral issue.

I use the Pro Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish instead of washing mine. Have been very happy with it. 1 can will clean a Goldwing several times.
by mterraci
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?

I've always ridden with a Shoei full face helmet. I keep the face shield open just to the first click, just enough to keep the breeze flowing in. With the windshield vent open it works well, even in the Florida heat.
by mterraci
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead bike - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Dead bike - sort of

Sounds like a new battery may be needed. The Goldwings take plenty of power to fire up.
by mterraci
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best Goldwing Tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Best Goldwing Tyre

Thankfully we have several very good choices as all of the tires above seem to work well on the Goldwings. Just to add in my 2 cents, I have a set of Dunlop E4's on mine with 13,000 miles on them; still look good and I've been very happy with how they perform. You'll ultimately find what works best ...
by mterraci
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

Agree with deputydawg. I think 2006 - 2010 were the "golden years" as I call them for the GL 1800. Honda had gotten past the frame crack issues and were cranking out bikes that still impress better than 10 years later. I have a 2007 and have had no issues with it. Runs like a brand new bike. That en...
by mterraci
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

I have a set of E4's on my 2007 Goldwing, 13000 miles on them so far and they still look good. I've been very happy with them.
by mterraci
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Won't Start
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Won't Start

Battery replacement is a relatively cheap fix and should take care of it.
by mterraci
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Finally able to get out and go for a ride.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Finally able to get out and go for a ride.

Nice looking wing. Glad you were able to get out.
by mterraci
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA

Submitted. Thanks for championing this cause. It's important.
by mterraci
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shiftless old man in need of advise
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Shiftless old man in need of advise

Agree with the heel/toe shifter. Keeps your foot on top of the shifter at all times, which would be a plus if you're dealing with foot drop to begin with. I really like mine.
by mterraci
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New colour for my Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: New colour for my Wing

Looks nice! Gonna look good heading down the road.
by mterraci
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: New Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: New Battery

The new battery I put in says 20 APH; it also has 400 CCA.
by mterraci
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: New Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 272

New Battery

I'm not a great mechanic by any means; I do change my oil &filter and rear gear oil. Today I managed to change the battery. Not hard at all, but I'm grateful to this forum for all for all of the advice and support. I was able to find enough information to choose a good battery and get it installed w...
by mterraci
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 3187

Re: A new bike...

That looks really nice. She should really like it. Less weight and still plenty of power to get her wherever she wants to go.

Congratulations.
by mterraci
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gear oil
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: gear oil

I use Amsoil synthetic gear oil.
by mterraci
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1466

Re: 5'5"

I agree that it depends on whether or not they're an experienced rider. I'm only about 5' 5 1/2" and I manage an 1800 fine. I don't recommend any new riders to start out on a wing as a first bike. There's a steep learning curve and a big price to pay if you don't handle the weight and the power corr...
by mterraci
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Brake Switch

I bought an '07 wing 2 years ago, noticed after a few days the hand lever was not always making the brake lights come on. Had the switch changed out while I was buying tires; only charged me 10 bucks for putting in a new switch. No more problems. I'm told it's a common issue on the wings.
by mterraci
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Bike Week Daytona Honda Demo Rides
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Bike Week Daytona Honda Demo Rides

If anyone is headed to Bike Week in Daytona this week just a head's up: the Honda demo rides are not at the Daytona International Speedway like most of the others; they're at RC Hill Honda in Deland, FL (about 20 miles away). Waited in line for the Honda tent to open up yesterday morning only to fin...
by mterraci
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

Foolish on the rider's part; just can't force the bike into small spaces like that, especially in traffic.

If you ever needed a reason to wear a helmet this is it. Fell down right on his head. Would have been much worse if no helmet was worn.

I'm thankful he wasn't hurt more seriously.
by mterraci
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 34
Views: 1674

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...