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by C-dub
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gone with time!
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Gone with time!

It'll happen to all of us at some point. I remember when my dad gave up riding. He was only 59 and it was after his second stroke that he decided he could not risk being on the bike and have the next one, so he gave me his GS850G. Unfortunately, we never got to ride together. He did get to see my 20...
by C-dub
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Riding through south west Colorado Aug.2018 (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Riding through south west Colorado Aug.2018 (video)

Very nice.

I have a couple routes plotted in Colorado. I hope the wife and I can get up there within the next 2 years. We've got so many rides we'd like to do, sometimes it's difficult to decide which to do next.
by C-dub
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Uni-Go Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Uni-Go Trailer

It can fit a 6-man tent with poles and stakes and all? I didn’t realize a uni-go was that big.

I don’t need a tent that big, but I’ve considered a unit-go trailer.
by C-dub
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The End of the CF Carded GPS NAVI Saga
Replies: 33
Views: 6295

Re: The End of the CF Carded GPS NAVI Saga

Hello the bike has been imported from the US and is now been sold in the EU. The gps is still like when the bike was bought in 2009 in the US, the local dealers do not have any info about these systems even Garmin BE does not know what to do, To me its a shame having the system on your bike and not...
by C-dub
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The End of the CF Carded GPS NAVI Saga
Replies: 33
Views: 6295

Re: The End of the CF Carded GPS NAVI Saga

Many thanks to Themainviking and all others helping and investigating with this issue. I am happy I was able to help. Enjoy Good Riding..... Viking Hello, This sounds good. I have a 2008 GL1800 imported from the US wit the 2 GB CF card City navigator North America V8.00 in it. Is it possible to put...
by C-dub
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Trailer Hitches

The new stuff arrived today! I don't know how big I thought the Centramatic discs were going to be, but they seem smaller than I thought they would be. Whatever. I'll get it all installed at my next service at 16k miles. They way my riding time is going lately that is starting to look like mid March...
by C-dub
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions

Thanks for the feedback. I purchased the Neotec II and SRL. I will either run with the standard cheekpads or order the thinner size, think they are 31mm from the larger size helmets. Looking forward to warmer weather to properly test! I never could find a Schuberth 4 to test and SENA is not very in...
by C-dub
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk

oilboy1162 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:37 pm
The phone WILL charge while plugged into the USB plug in the trunk, but only with bike running.
Thanks! Good to know. Now I gotta try out those other things to see how much control I have of it while plugged in.
by C-dub
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk

I just use the 3.5mm jack output on my Iphone and plug it into the 3.5mm input that is in my left cubby. The advantage to that is that I can see what tune is playing on my phone and skip the tunes that I don't want to hear. I have over 12 hours of music on my phone and it works just fine. Of course...
by C-dub
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage Temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Storage Temperatures

Floortek wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Hi c-dub

To answer your question c-dub I have another wing at home. It is just cheaper for us to fly than drive back and forth.
Again thanks for the additional advice on vents and fans.
Cheers
Floortek
That’s great. 👍🏼
by C-dub
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage Temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Storage Temperatures

Alright, I'm curious. Instead of storing it in Arizona for the summer, why not take it with you and ride it during the summer and trailer it back to Arizona to ride during the winter?
by C-dub
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 11
Views: 359

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

Maybe. Probably!

I’ve had three great bikes. My GS1100E, Hayabusa, and now my 2016 Wing. I saw a good chunk of this country on that 1100, but I’ll put far more miles on this Wing and see a great deal more with my wife.
by C-dub
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

On my our last ride around the North Texas countryside my wife complained more about buffeting than any other time. I think a large factor in that ride was that for at least 100 miles we were riding into a significant headwind. Then we had a crosswind hitting us for another 30 miles. Having just ord...
by C-dub
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Trailer Hitches

Bushtec hitch with deluxe ball stuff, centramatic balancers, and vertical hitch rack ordered this morning. I did not get their wiring harness and will probably opt for something M61A1Mech offered when the time comes. I'll be coming up on my 16k mile service next month and will get the hitch and bala...
by C-dub
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Miles on the Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Miles on the Bike

So far the wife and I have done about 300-325 a day getting to and from with pleasure rides at the destination of about 250. I did a 500 mile to and from last Spring that wasn't too bad. 30 years ago I made a few trips to and from Dallas & San Diego and I split it up into three days each time, so I ...
by C-dub
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk

my 2 cents, but you dont use the "AUX" function for the usb port. "AUX is the 3.5mm jack in the front left cubby.hit aux a second time to acsess the usb My AUX button works the USB port in the trunk just fine. It may also select the 3.5mm jack in the left cubby, but you can't control anything from ...
by C-dub
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk

I copied my songs directly from their directories using the file manager. The Wing will not recognize anything in an mp4 format, so I converted mine that were into mp3 using iTunes. I'm not sure about the .wav format. The Wing also won't see any files in a folder with more than 255 files I think. It...
by C-dub
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: throttle by wire
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: throttle by wire

I wonder if it is a way to keep it from being too sensitive?

Anyone work on any fly-by-wire systems? Was there anything like this on those?
by C-dub
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Road signs that make you pucker up
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Road signs that make you pucker up

If you are ever in France, this is one to look out for. Basically it means the traffic coming from the right has right of way. So you can be driving down the main road in a town or village and vehicles can simply pull out on to the main road from a minor one, and if you are on the main road you hav...
by C-dub
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bushtec tire options
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Bushtec tire options

Sorry I was referring to a knobby motorcycle tire to street style motorcycle tire. And yes you are correct. On my old trailer I never had to change the trailer tires which was a 4.00 x 8. I probably put 30 to 40 thousand km on them with no issues. Cool. Glad I’m not missing out on some secret motor...
by C-dub
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bushtec tire options
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Bushtec tire options

I would think that the motorcycle tread would last longer due to the more tread contacting at any given time. Anybody have any comments. Are you sure about this? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? A car like tire should be better for a trailer that does not lean like a motorcycle. The tread shou...
by C-dub
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Did I get screwed?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Did I get screwed?

Still makes me wonder how many others didn't check on this and the dealer kept the $700.
by C-dub
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2013 GL1800 Level 3, Hesitation on COLD take off
Replies: 19
Views: 620

Re: 2013 GL1800 Level 3, Hesitation on COLD take off

I must be getting old. :roll:

I let it warm up. No problem.

If I don't or can't, I go easy the first 0.5 miles or whatever until it does. No problem.
by C-dub
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1291

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I still maintain that the riding style must adapt to the typ of bike one is riding. A Goldwing has some giddy up, but it is not a sport bike. Advertisements or commercials with professional riders may make it appear sporty, but it is still the Cadillac of motorcycles. People don’t buy Goldwings for...
by C-dub
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1291

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I still maintain that the riding style must adapt to the typ of bike one is riding. A Goldwing has some giddy up, but it is not a sport bike. Advertisements or commercials with professional riders may make it appear sporty, but it is still the Cadillac of motorcycles. People don’t buy Goldwings for ...