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by mterraci
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 79

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: 337

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: 337

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: 2945

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: 417

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: 253

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: 317

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: 38
Views: 4277

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: 811

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: 2208

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: 2208

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: 229

Re: 2016 Goldwing ?

If I liked the bike I'd do it.
by mterraci
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New rider
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: New rider

Absolutely agree with taking a motorcycle safety course right away; best thing anyone can do. First and foremost, be aware of just how much power the Goldwing has and take it easy. Don't panic and hit the throttle too hard, the bike will really respond. Control is key. Riding down the road on a Gold...
by mterraci
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

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: 255

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: 1841

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: 330

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: 5608

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: 198

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: 472

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: 508

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: 546

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: 1397

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: 19
Views: 1274

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: 403

Re: Won't Start

Battery replacement is a relatively cheap fix and should take care of it.