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by kwthom
Thu May 19, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding Glove Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Riding Glove Shopping

I bought the last pair in my size from an eBay vendor.

So, I have delayed the inevitable for at least a year, and can shop at my convenience.
by kwthom
Wed May 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: EdSets 3G Headsets & Component Parts - As-Is - $125
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: EdSets 3G Headsets & Component Parts - As-Is - $125

Sale pending...from another forum.

Sale pending receipt of funds.
by kwthom
Wed May 18, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: EdSets 3G Headsets & Component Parts - As-Is - $125
Replies: 1
Views: 31

EdSets 3G Headsets & Component Parts - As-Is - $125

This includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail to United States addresses only. Payment by PayPal only; I do not use Friends & Family for our mutual protection. I am offering two (2) used and 100% functional sets of Ed-Sets 3G headsets, along with parts and pieces for nearly two more. This inclu...
by kwthom
Wed May 18, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding Glove Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Riding Glove Shopping

I’ll start with “Ugh!” Y’know, when you finally settle on a set of ‘daily use’ gloves, it’s really nice to NOT have to shop around. You have the size, you know the fit - it’s just, you go to the store *or* go on-line and get a new pair when your current pair is getting close to the end of life. In m...
by kwthom
Tue May 17, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3111

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

That's totally outside the scope of this specific thread, but to briefly respond - no, CB's are worthless -unless - you are riding along with a group of other CB owners. As far as the general chit-chat of old, it no longer exists...unless you speak Spanish, that is. 8-) Maybe down there in Arizona,...
by kwthom
Sat May 14, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3111

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

Hmmm - I have the manual which came with my bike (08 GL1800) but in all honesty, and to my discredit, I have not opened it up. I also know my GPS mapping is out of date, but when I checked, it seemed a bit pricey to update. The guy I bought my bike from also threw in a Garmin Zumo 595LM which I upd...
by kwthom
Wed May 11, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Shoei CX-1V Helmet Visors - $20 + shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Shoei CX-1V Helmet Visors - $20 + shipping

I was given a couple of visors for a Shoei helmet; unfortunate, but they don't fit my lid - but they *may* fit yours! If you're wearing a Shoei X-Eleven, XR1000, TZ-R, Multitec or any other Shoei helmet that uses the CX-1V visor, here's your deal of the day! $20, plus the $16 to send it to you via U...
by kwthom
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cardo Packtalk Bold Sena Freewire and transmit CB
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Cardo Packtalk Bold Sena Freewire and transmit CB

<...>I have to assume that the Freewire would pair with the Cardo in the same manor, and in the hopes that it would have the same functions as the Sena. Nope - again, on purpose. Personally, I think it's a function of BT MAC addresses. My suspicion is that the Sena headsets know what address ranges...
by kwthom
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing as a first bike?!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3362

Re: Goldwing as a first bike?!?!

<...>What else should I check on a 12 y.o. bike before hitting the highway?<...> Your health insurance - up to date? Good... I bought a brand new Wing in 2007 & had a ~120 mile ride home. That took three hours, since I hadn't really seriously been on two wheels for that kind of time for over 15...
by kwthom
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ground locations
Replies: 19
Views: 2187

Re: Ground locations

Old post... I'm getting ready to do that very thing on my 1800. I've got a very annoying buzz that comes and goes through the intercom, and I'm betting it's ground loop related. Has anyone installed a buss bar for the main ground, rather than using that single stud? I'm just thinking with a buss ba...
by kwthom
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Headset configuration - 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Headset configuration - 2022

Simple query - there could be a follow-up poll in the near distant future.
by kwthom
Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: NPTRR (National Parks Tour Ride Report)
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: NPTRR (National Parks Tour Ride Report)

Ride completed & submitted a few weeks ago...now the wait for approval.

Ride Conclusion Here!
by kwthom
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Wheels

No. Parts list investigation will confirm this answer.
by kwthom
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: How to track and display your trips for free!
Replies: 17
Views: 12308

Re: How to track and display your trips for free!

The beauty behind this system is you control the extent of the data sharing.

It can be a private link only shared with family as you are on a trip. Or, you can share with others so they can vicariously ride along. I've done both.
by kwthom
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BAD NEWS
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: BAD NEWS

Yes this an old thread but a topic that I'm sure a lot of us including me think about. 70 next month good health so not a major concern yet. <...> So when you decided to step away from 2 wheels what were your reasons. Were there signs that encouraged or are encouraging you to "hang it up"...
by kwthom
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Bluetooth

It will come with Bluetooth 2.1... that was the standard in 2007... 14 years ago, and so it does not even have rider to pilon communications! No wonder I hear about so many issues connecting. My last two GW did not have BT, so this is an upgrade, but for $40K, I would expect a little more up to dat...
by kwthom
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help

<...>it would happen in a microsec and if you blink you miss it. I do not know of any powerplant that outputs a million volts. just doesnt exist in reality. <...> Ooooh... https://www.power-technology.com/features/chinas-mega-transmission-lines/ https://new.abb.com/news/detail/45902/passing-11-mill...
by kwthom
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help

<...>The only problem with the grips is that unless they have 15W the controller that has 3 settings, low, med, and high, only works on high. I know that sounds strange but that is the case.<...> Your controller is a resistive device. On high, it's 'wide open', and will let the gloves take the full...
by kwthom
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help

Didn't have time to complete the post yesterday...priorities... Something like one of these seems to be more appropriate for those accessories the OP posted: https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/roundup-products/00B7Qi4ltX9ajt2lV1F4zov.fit_lim.size_800x450.v1576719933.png Now....just a thought, but *why* wou...
by kwthom
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help

3 Amps is somewhat pushing the limits of the USB A connector. What I would do is cut off the USB plugs and install barrel plugs. Wire up a DC to DC buck converter that has enough capacity to run all your heated gear. Then place barrel jacks where ever convenient to attach your gear. You could also ...
by kwthom
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: Mountable USB Ports Looked and Looked Now I need Help

<...>I have heated gloves and heated grips that require 15w each. So I need both ports that are at least 3a.<...> Wait - are you telling us you have heated gloves that have a USB connector on them? :shock: Most powersports-designed heated gear will run off of +12V. There are others that run on some...
by kwthom
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: NPTRR (National Parks Tour Ride Report)
Replies: 1
Views: 170

NPTRR (National Parks Tour Ride Report)

It might be construed by some as a breach of netiquette (not yet posting it here...yet) but I've been diligently plugging away in writing up the ride report from the Iron Butt Association National Parks Tour that my wife and I are doing two-up. The link to get there is National Parks Tour Preparatio...
by kwthom
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: How to track and display your trips for free!
Replies: 17
Views: 12308

Re: How to track and display your trips for free!

The info in this thread link (perhaps) needs to be merged into this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=63196

As of February, 2022, Spotwalla *will* have a nominal fee. The information is available at the Spotwalla links I just posted.
by kwthom
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spotwalla - 2021 Upcoming Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Spotwalla - 2021 Upcoming Changes

Update: There *will* be a funding change in Spotwalla, as alluded to last year. For info, a couple of links to read:

https://new.spotwalla.com/news/2021/1

Then read:

https://new.spotwalla.com/news/2022/1
by kwthom
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3111

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

So Kwthom are you saying you prefer the built in GPS? Or are you ok with a 3rd party unit or phone? Since I've had *both* integrated on my bike for a number of years.... :lol: The phone, however, is doing *other* tasks as well (music player, tracking device, etc.), so in my use case, I'll use the b...