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by C-dub
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Natchez Trace is on the calendar!
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Natchez Trace is on the calendar!

tamathumper wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:43 am
I wouldn't worry too much about Antifa stealing your motorcycle, most of them don't know how to ride, let alone use a manual shifter. :lol:
LMAO, true that!
by C-dub
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

About the same. We would have taken a trip to the Grand Canyon and Phoenix that was cancelled. We both work in hospital laboratories and things were slow, then crazy, then slow, now crazy again. Neither lab can schedule more than a couple of weeks in advance. Bean counters! Argh!!! We have other stu...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Natchez Trace is on the calendar!
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Natchez Trace is on the calendar!

It looks like our first big trip (biggest so far) is going to be The Trace and then back through Arkansas around the Ouachita National Forrest a bit again. We've a lot of stuff going in both of our laboratories over the next 5+ weeks, so we've planned some PTO and are going to head that way early in...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Heat reflective cover?

A little over a year now and the half cover is still working great. It has faded a bit from direct sunlight, but better it than the seat or anything else it protects. No holes or rips yet either.
by C-dub
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester
Replies: 21
Views: 1539

Re: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester

The "friction zone" is when you have the RPMs high (and you hold them there at the same level), while you keep the clutch partially engaged. That way you're able to quickly and smoothly modulate power to the rear wheel when you need it, just using the clutch lever to provide the right amount of fri...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Failure!

I don't remember exactly when it was last year or where we were now. All I remember was feeling something hit my right foot. I didn't see anything approaching and I didn't see anything behind me afterward. I also haven't found anything missing since then and it's been in for service a few times sinc...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Change from miles to km and farenheit to celsius
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Change from miles to km and farenheit to celsius

That's interesting. I can change from miles to kilometers in the settings, but when I exited the setup menu and returned to main display it still showed miles. Hmmm
by C-dub
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gauging, your interest
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Gauging, your interest

I did recently get my wing up past 88 mph, so maybe a gauge for flux capacitance would be useful.
by C-dub
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Tires

I was between 20-21 thousand miles on my first set of Elite 4's before changing them out. Just moderate riding.
by C-dub
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.
Replies: 26
Views: 1059

Re: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.

YzluR1kbgMo Thanks for the video. I started having a little deja-vu then looked at your location and noticed the Willow City Loop in the upper left corner of the video and realized I've been on that road at least in the area before when going between Fredericksburg and Llano. We did hit some of the...
by C-dub
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??

I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front! However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol: A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They ...
by C-dub
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??

I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front! However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol: A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They ...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1797

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

... I've thought about getting the dark tint because I think it would look good on my black/charcoal bike. However, I've also been paying attention to how much I do look through my OEM clear shield when at slow speeds, parking lots, and about to stop anywhere. During the daytime it might not be an ...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1797

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

So which shield did you get (height and any tint)? I got one recently ( 12", light tint). I wanted a medium tint but they were out of the material and were not sure how long till they were going to get more. I am still not sure if I should have gone with the 14" (I am 5' 11" with a ~28-29" inseam),...
by C-dub
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Forecast weather, *along* your route
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Forecast weather, *along* your route

I've found most weather forecasts are only good for a couple of days for specific things. Generally, one can be okay 7-10 days out, but that's not for certain. My wife and I haven't taken any trips for than 4 days yet, so we've been in decent shape for the most part. Our only misadventure was one ti...
by C-dub
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Riding without windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Riding without windshield

Going on a cross country tour (15,000 miles or more). Start in Ohio. Windshield or no windshield? I've been riding without one for weeks since it was so hot without wind flowing over me. Makes a huge difference to me. Frankly, that's my biggest concern is comfort in heat. When will this tour begin?...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 51
Views: 5899

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

One thing I do have to say about the Elite 4 tires. I have had them on for just over a year, and they are the loudest tires I have run on this motorcycle. I have purchased a set of Shinko tires for my next change, which will be in less than 2K miles for sure. I have under 8K miles on these Elite 4s...
by C-dub
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 51
Views: 5899

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

While adding air and inspecting my E4S yesterday I noticed the dreaded cupping has developed. What is more concerning is I only have just over 12k on the tires, I have been running 41f 41r, the tires still work fine, and are not singing. I figured I wouldn't see this change in the tires until at le...
by C-dub
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: when you start the bike it just clicks
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: when you start the bike it just clicks

From a troubleshooting standpoint, if all you get is clicking then it is not the battery. If it were you wouldn't even get the clicking. I'm not 100% positive, but I don't think it is the starter solenoid either because I think that is what is clicking. So, I'm curious if the OP has changed out the ...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 51
Views: 5899

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I finally changed out my first set of E-4's just short of 21,000 miles and started on my second set today. The first set had about 6k miles on them when I installed centromatic wheel balancers. We'll see if the second set fares any better starting out with them.
by C-dub
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 416
Views: 30991

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Missed this thread along the way retired US Army in 2014, 11 years active and then reserve duty. Currently working in the most hated climate in America, yes I'm talking about law enforcement set to retire from this in July 2025 unless something else comes up where I'm at so I can keep the retiremen...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

After sleeping on it and 12 hours later I'm thinking that for the price it might not be too horrible to at least give it a try. I'm looking for a new helmet nor do I need one at this time or probably for another 2-3 years, but for someone that is it might be worth trying. You could even get two of t...
by C-dub
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

Looks interesting. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-outrush-modular-helmet Revzilla has it on sale for $180. I wonder what shape it is. Oval-Round For that price it makes me highly suspicious of the quality of both the helmet and bluetooth since my SRL by itself is more than that whole thing.
by C-dub
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.
Replies: 26
Views: 1059

Re: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.

I have the 14" tinted Madstad shield. I am 6'0" tall. Love the shield. I look over it and no problem with wind. Took a few tries to get the angle where I like it so now I don't want to move it. Wife says buffeting is reasonable. Whatever that means. Besides how nice it works, the tinted shield chan...
by C-dub
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

I'm curious to know how it does in rain, being that it lifts away from the fairing a bit to let air in behind the windshield from the bottom. Does rain come up through there as well, as a result? AZGl1800 loves his on his GL1800 as well: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=41967 Wor...