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by Sadanorakman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Summer's slipping away
Replies: 26
Views: 455

Re: Summer's slipping away

We've had a gloriously long, hot summer in the UK this year after the coldest winter we've had in a few years. Right now, the trees are starting to turn beautiful, golden, autumnal hues, as the days shorten toward winter. If all goes well, I get to collect my 1991 SE from the shipping agents 100 mil...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got around to taking a pic of the new girl
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Got around to taking a pic of the new girl

Lovely Bike.

It's very good of you to keep the weather off of the next two bikes following you with that Windshield! :D :D

I guess it runs a lot faster with the wind than into it!!! :D :D
by Sadanorakman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 70
Views: 3041

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:40 pm
My Lesson:

if I forget to snap the helmet strap, it is still hanging, unstrapped when I get there. :evil:
...when you get where... The afterlife? 😁
by Sadanorakman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 70
Views: 3041

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

What irritates me, is when I see a rider wearing a helmet, but without the strap done up; would love to understand their motivation... Do they think it somehow looks cool? Do they think the helmet will simply not come off in a crash? I was taught to clip it up the moment you put it on your head, and...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: radio
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: radio

Exactly... Demand and supply. Market forces in action.

... Same as exhaust collector boxes... Another huge ouch!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: radio
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: radio

Truly shocking the premium price that these second-hand radios command!

In the UK they're equivalent pound to the dollar... £450-£500... Crazy crazy!!!
by Sadanorakman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Gorilla Glue

I never understood the hype, until I tried it just this year... Bought the waterproof version... I couldn't believe how this stuff bubbles up, filling voids... Excellent adhesion whilst gap filling... Just don't get it on your skin! First time, I used way too much and it oozed out everywhere, sticki...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival

That is SO cool... I'd love to have just one hummingbird visit my garden, but that's never going to happen where I live; although maybe eventually with global warming! ... Best I've managed this year is a goldcrest.
by Sadanorakman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: TRIP

tamathumper wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:30 pm
They're telling people not to leave yet, I guess they want to avoid premature evacuation.
Phnarr phnarr, oooeeerr missus! The last thing you want is premature eja...."evacuation". :oops: :oops:
by Sadanorakman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Loch Ness monster?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Loch Ness monster?

Amazing, awe-inspiring engineering. Thank you for posting.
by Sadanorakman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Diesel GL1500

:D :D the old jikes are the best!
by Sadanorakman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'm back...
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: I'm back...

Welcome back to the daily grind WingAdmin. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend Lynn; a lovely lady taken way too soon. Re your garage spring... We call it Murphy's law, or sod's law in the UK. Bound to fail just a few weeks before you intended replacing it! I had taken our microwav...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: got in a few miles today
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: got in a few miles today

I like the external fuel tank; are you one of those iron-butt guys?
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: 2002 honda silver wing odometer problem
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: 2002 honda silver wing odometer problem

Being a digital odometer, I assume it reads pulses from a sensor on the front or rear wheel. Hall-effect sensor with a passing magnet or similar. This is how the speedomrter worked on a cheap quad bike I hired once... I know, because I broke the sensor!
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: She is finally on the road.
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: She is finally on the road.

It's a design of suspension called leading-link, and popular for sidecar outfits for decades. Having never ridden a sidecar outfit, I have no idea what handling issue the leading-link suspension design remedies compared to traditional telescopic forks, but I'm sure someone knowledgeable will educate...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: She is finally on the road.
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: She is finally on the road.

Well, you can drive on the right side, or you can drive on the 'right' side.

Nice rig!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

Whoahhh. Let's hope just a one-in-ten-thousand bad casting, but you'd think they would be ultrasonically tested for integrity/critical flaws in production. Didn't BMW have some failures similar to this with their cantilever front suspension? I think that might have been corrosion at the bottom of th...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

The time will come Len. Eventually the economics balance with technology, but that is normally driven by manufacturing quantity in turn driven by demand. If we're both still here in 20 years, we will see a massive increase in electric vehicles by then, my guess is even in Oz. For most people, a 300 ...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

I don't think weight or installation volume of a hybrid system in a Goldwing is a problem at all: -Because the batteries are only used for slow-speed travel over short distances, or temporarily assisting acceleration, then the battery mass for a Hybrid is a fraction of that for a fully electric vehi...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

So I read this week that Harley has unveiled a new range of Electric Motorcycles (Yukkk): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/30/harley-davidson-unveils-new-range-electric-motorbikes-electric/ When the 2018 GL1800 was first rumoured (sorry guys that's how we spell it in the UK), there was talk ...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Invisible Motorcycle
Replies: 155
Views: 8812

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

What I would like to see is a proper graduated system like is seen in England and other countries, that limits the size and capability of the bike you can ride as you gain experience. You could be limited to say a 250cc bike until you have a year of riding experience. I think we'd see a lot less ac...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

Can a timer be added to the site, to prevent a single member posting more frequently than say every ten minutes? A captcha gets evoked when you post more than once per half hour? A moderator has to review and authorise any new threads from an individual once they create more than two new threads in ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY

Here's my take... DON'T fit an AGM battery, UNTIL the problem is firstly fixed! An AGM battery is an excellent piece of technology, but fitting one will not magically fix an underlying problem! If the alternator's regulator has failed, as I suspect, then it would similarly cook the (expensive) AGM b...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist
Replies: 107
Views: 4088

Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Biker or Motorcyclist? I came across a guy in his late fifties/early sixties and his wife last night at a supermarket, climbing off of a ratty, tatty old Kawasaki V-Twin that looked like a Harley. According to the registration plate, it was from 1996. When I say ratty, this is not meant as a derogat...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference

Brake Hoses, Perfume, Stockings, and Harleys... You're going to have to read all of the below to find out! You are welcome 'Good Hondog'. I'm not recommending the Wezmoto Hoses, I was trying to see if anyone knows why there is such a price difference. I emailed both Wezmoto and HEL, asking each to ...