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by Mountain rider
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

To top it off, I doubt he got the picture he was trying so hard to get. That is the reason they make telephoto lenses This is so true. My wife and I ride to the Park several times a month during the warmer months and see it all the time. It's especially a problem when the tour buses come through. F...
by Mountain rider
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

I know the they carry nothing for the 1200's, as to the 1500's, they may not be listed, but a call to Madstad should get you taken care of. The communications I had with them were friendly and helpful, and any time I left a message, their replies were prompt. support@madstad.com, 352-848-3646
by Mountain rider
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2161

Re: The Biker Wave...

823JIM, you're right, I shouldn't lump everyone together. I wave whether I get one in return anyway. Ride safe all, and keep the shiny side up.
by Mountain rider
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

Madstads are awesome. After AZgl1800's glowing reviews on its performance, and the fact I needed a new windshield anyway, I put one on my 1800. My first trip with it was 1800 miles, and those were 1800 a lot more pleasant miles than with the stock shield. As to rain, the wind being deflected up the ...
by Mountain rider
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2161

Re: The Biker Wave...

Ok, then I guess I'll consider MI a no wave zone and move on. :o
by Mountain rider
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2161

Re: The Biker Wave...

I'm finding the biker wave to be a bit distracting and frankly annoying. Anyone else ever feel this way? You were kidding when you wrote this, right? There aren't too many other groups you will ever find that show any degree of respect for eachother like motorcycle riders. There are exceptions, alw...
by Mountain rider
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 100
Views: 4427

Re: Favorite biker song

Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive. Wore a tape out in the Aspy playing that, now have it on an MP3 player for the 1800.
by Mountain rider
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Question about windshield height
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: Question about windshield height

WingAdmin, Happy New Year, and thanks for bringing this up. I must admit I've spent less time here than I should as this is a great site and has helped me on numerous times. It's been over a year since I started this thread, so let me update it just a bit. First off, the Aspy has gone to a new owner...
by Mountain rider
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Retiring

First, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Second, congrats on retirement. March 21st, that's my day this year, and like you, I'm really looking forward to it. I don't have to move to Idaho, I'm already here, so if you need to get out and ride, drop me a line. :D
by Mountain rider
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

I had them on my 86 1200 and hated them. The bike was too tall, the boards were too wide, and my butt was too short. Now the 1800 is another story. The PO put a nice set of Kuryakyn boards and heel toe shifter on and I love them. They fold up easily, have nice scuff pads on the bottom for those time...
by Mountain rider
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 318
Views: 18689

Re: The idiots are out there

Yes they are!!!! I almost got sandwiched by an out of state soccer mom in a mini van coming on the hi-way from the ramp and a guy in a pickup in the fast lane. Traveling happily along in my lane when soccer mom thinks she has the right of way when entering traffic and pickup guy is along side in the...
by Mountain rider
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Head bearing wrench
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Head bearing wrench

I know I've seen it mentioned before, but I don't remember the part number. I need to check the torque on my bearings before I head out on a trip to Washington.
by Mountain rider
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark side, run flat or standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Dark side, run flat or standard?

Someone told me the Pirelli P1 would turn my Wing from a Cadillac into a Maserati, he was right. The ride and cornering are amazing. I'm currently running about 34 PSI in it and can't see how it could possibly get any better. I used Ride-on for balancing, since its sealing properties are purely redu...
by Mountain rider
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark side, run flat or standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Dark side, run flat or standard?

Thanks, John
I think I'm going to give the P1 a try. My current tire works well, but gives me just the smallest wiggle when I lay over in a corner. I think I'm just running it up on the shoulder.
by Mountain rider
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darksider Wannabe
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Darksider Wannabe

My Hankook is actually a good tire. I'm looking to go to the run flat for two reasons, 1 we're planning a longer trip soon and would rather not have to be stuck in the wilds of the North West. 2, I found it gives me a little wiggle when I lay the bike over in the Twisties. It's not life altering, bu...
by Mountain rider
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding on a snake
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Riding on a snake

Another option is to run a rear tire of the proper size on the front. Since the rear tires come with about an additional 2 or 3/16ths of tread, you get a more durable tire right from the start. Good Luck.

Oh, and the Avons are awesome tires!
by Mountain rider
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darksider Wannabe
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Darksider Wannabe

The Yokohama is a great tire, used and recommended by many. Another tire to look at is the Pirelli P1. For a non run flat, I currently run a Hankook Optimo H426 and it rides very well, although I'm looking at both the aforementioned run flats since we're getting ready for some long trips. For your 1...
by Mountain rider
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C

That should help. The book says the AC should reduce the temp by 30% of ambient. So at 100* it should cool to approximately 70*. That will vary dependent on the unit, insulation, and ambient temperature. The hotter it is, the harder the unit will have to work. Good luck
by Mountain rider
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C

The vent that comes directly from the unit is the one I was refering to as the quick cool vent. It's normally just to knock the heat down a bit so you can tolerate being inside, then it should be closed so the cool air can pass through the ductwork and spread it throughout the trailer. I'll check my...
by Mountain rider
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark side, run flat or standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Dark side, run flat or standard?

When doing the dark side, is there any advantage performance wise, to use a run flat over a standard tire? Obviously not having to worry about a flat is one, but is there a significant difference when cornering? I have a standard CT on the rear now, but with a long trip coming up, anything that help...
by Mountain rider
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C

Is this running in the toy hauler? If so, are you running it with the quick cool vent open all the time? Even if there's little humidity, the condenser can freeze up reducing your cooling air to nothing. Use the quick cool vent to get things moving toward cool, then shut that vent and let the cool a...
by Mountain rider
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Who's up for a ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Who's up for a ride?

Dwight, we'll have to plan a ride. I so envy you guys, I used to live in Oak Harbor on Whidby Island when I was a kid. The San Juans are just North of there. Huge strawberries up there and amazing scenery. Enjoy!! Maybe we can link up end of August/early September. My wife and I are heading over to ...
by Mountain rider
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Who's up for a ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Who's up for a ride?

Might be a bit ambitious. I think you could do the miles in that time frame, but it leaves you little time to stop and enjoy the sights and locations you pass.
by Mountain rider
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Do you look thru
Replies: 29
Views: 1673

Re: Do you look thru

Take a look at the Madstad windshields. You can look through or over, or change the angle to direct air up and over you and your passenger. AZgl1800 swears by his, hence the reason I'm saving my pennies for one on Black Beauty. I love the clear view from looking over personally. Good luck in your se...
by Mountain rider
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Who's up for a ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Who's up for a ride?

Wish I had lottery money so I could just pay to have you and the Wing brought up for the weekend, we'd love to have you. If you ever get up this way, drop me a line, we'll show you the sights. I've got a big back yard where you can pitch a tent if you need to.