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by Mountain rider
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 493

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: 313
Views: 17415

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: 181

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: 394

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: 394

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: 219

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: 278

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: 219

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: 573

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: 573

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: 394

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: 573

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: 313

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: 313

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: 23
Views: 1298

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: 313

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.
by Mountain rider
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Who's up for a ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Who's up for a ride?

I'm looking to round up a few Goldwing guys and do some riding. If you're in or around the Idaho Falls, Idaho area on Sunday the 1st of July, swing into Sportsman's Warehouse around 10am. Hoping to ride about 10:30, heading to Ponds Lodge for lunch and on to Yellowstone for the afternoon. Weather's ...
by Mountain rider
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 378
Views: 23814

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Retired military, 18 years in the wireless cable and broadband internet industry, now turning wrenches as an RV tech. Five more months and I retire for real.
by Mountain rider
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What is your mileage on your goldwing?
Replies: 200
Views: 11267

Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

My 86 Aspy SEi is setting at 97,500 + right now. Come this next riding season, she'll roll over the 100,000 mark.
by Mountain rider
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It's Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: It's Christmas

Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years to one and all. May you feel the happiness and joy of this wonderful season throughout the coming year. Dave and Leslie Hanna
by Mountain rider
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI Seat Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: 86 SEI Seat Cover

I bought mine on eBay from a guy out of Montana. I'll post some pics later. By the way, I ride an 86 SEi, so you're good.
by Mountain rider
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 3521

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

My rides to work lately have been around the 35 mark and the roads have been great. I won't ride on ice or snow, but until the hands start freezing, I'm good. I've been looking at heated gloves lately.
by Mountain rider
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 73
Views: 5294

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Stew, that is a beautiful bike! You will so enjoy dancing it through the twisties in the mountains. Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.
by Mountain rider
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cycle Sound Speaker Grills
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Cycle Sound Speaker Grills

I searched for replacements with little luck. In the end, I drilled several small holes in strategic spots and installed some tiny counter sunk screws. Not really noticeable and they don't come loose.
by Mountain rider
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Click from the rear
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Click from the rear

Thanks guys, much appreciated. I plan on doing the rear brakes here soon, so while I've got stuff torn apart, maybe I'll get in there and do the bearing as well. One less thing to worry about. That will give me a chance to inspect the splines on the drive as well as the rubber bushings on the wheel....