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by ron203
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: I bungled it!

I think the "pretty girl" thread is a great idea. When I was in college, my girlfriend's (now wife of 41 years), father towed her old, $200 1969 Valiant down for her to drive at school. Someone at home had removed the driveshaft and I said, " oh no problem, I'll put it back in." ...
by ron203
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: I bungled it!

Not something I did, but something I saw done to someone else. Some years ago in my town, I went to pick up my car at the local Firestone/Sears store where I'd left it for an oil change. As I was standing at the counter waiting to pay and leave, an older man charged in, waving his arms and shouting ...
by ron203
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 engine cylinder cover question
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: GL1800 engine cylinder cover question

Okay, for the answer and the 150 who viewed this and went away shaking their head ;) , there are no rubber pieces inside the cover. Oh, and the bolt wasn't missing, just a washer.The washers that are needed are outside under the bolt heads and the side marked "Up" really means (to me) &quo...
by ron203
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 engine cylinder cover question
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: GL1800 engine cylinder cover question

Thank you Terry. I appreciate the help. I did find one of the lower cover bolts missing and replaced it. The top cover is still leaking a bit, so I’ve got a new gasket inbound to fix that. I’ve thought about trying to reposition it and fix it with some gasket maker but I think I’ll just do a new one...
by ron203
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Kuryakyn Armrest
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Broken Kuryakyn Armrest

Great job. I love a cheap fix.
by ron203
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Kuryakyn Armrest
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Broken Kuryakyn Armrest

My wing came with those and they flopped, too. I replaced the nylon washers (top and bottom) with washers from ACE Hardware and tightened them up. Helped some, but wife didn't like them anyway. Gone!
by ron203
Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 engine cylinder cover question
Replies: 3
Views: 314

GL1800 engine cylinder cover question

Dumb question inbound , but the story… I was starting to get at the spark plugs on the left side for the first time (2008 GL1800 with 40,000 miles) and absent mindedly removed the TOP cover bolts. I put them back in, changed the plugs, and went for a ride to discover oil leaking around the middle on...
by ron203
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Disappearing Honda Shops
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Disappearing Honda Shops

The "chain" (corporate) shop that sold me mine in 2018 said they didn't work on 10+ year bikes either, but they'd "work on mine since they just sold it to me." Gee thanks. I took it elsewhere. There's a good independent shop about 7-8 miles away from them in NE Atlanta area. That...
by ron203
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Valve adjustment necessary at 51000 miles?
Replies: 25
Views: 1725

Re: Valve adjustment necessary at 51000 miles?

Had my '08 checked at 34,000 since I bought it w/28,000 so I should be good until the next one. I'd check them @ 51,000 for sure, but be sure you trust your "guy."
by ron203
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do I have a good life or what
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Do I have a good life or what

Sounds like she's a keeper. That's kind of how I got a GW. We wandered into a dealership, not really in the market for another bike and my wife saw my 2008. She turned to me and said that's a pretty bike, you ought to buy that for us to ride. I said, "Nah.." She kept bugging me and two wee...
by ron203
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Tire Choice

I bought a 2008 and put E4's on them because they seemed to hold up well (about 8,000 miles on them at the point that I was going on a 3,000 mile trip last fall, so I decided to replace them "just in case." Couldn't find the rear E4 at that moment and ran out of time, so I tried the Dunlop...
by ron203
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800

Yep. There was not one in the continental U.S
by ron203
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Nice. I've put 2,500 on these so far and they are very satisfactory. Thanks for taking time to comment.
ron
by ron203
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800

Yes, but none in stock anywhere.
by ron203
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 545

WTB Fresh air outlet, right side p/n 64445-MCA GL1800

2008 GL1800. OEM Black or matching aftermarket chrome - I'll replace 'em both.
Thanks!
by ron203
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Part needed
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Part needed

Hi guys. Anyone looking to sell a 01-'10 GL1800 fresh air outlet for the right side of the fairing? This is the "footwarmer" louver. Seems all of them are back ordered to China or ? I'd prefer the OEM black one if possible. I was on a trip and mine fell apart. I can find ShowChrome chromed...
by ron203
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Remote?
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Remote?

Thank you. I appreciate the reply.
by ron203
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Remote?
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Remote?

Okay. Bought my '08 used. It's the basic model with no nav, CB unit, and no factory heated grips. My buddy thinks it ought to have a remote fob to control the locks on the bags and trunks. Yes? No? I don't really miss having one, just curious. Technology has changed a lot since '08., We use blue too...
by ron203
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Okay, so the upshot and finish of this thread (for now), all said and done, was I couldn't find a rear E4 and since I like matched sets, I went with the Bridgestone 704/709 set up. I was looking at 3,000 miles on my trip and ended it @ 2,944. The Stones were weaving when just installed on grooved co...
by ron203
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

With full gear on both of us, we're in that weight range, too. Thanks for the heads-up.
Ron
by ron203
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Thanks John! I appreciate the feedback.
by ron203
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Okay guys, I'm ready to order some new skins and suddenly there's a tire shortage! I can find a rear E4, but no fronts. Sheesh!!!
by ron203
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Heat is much more of a problem here than cold. Good feedback.
Thank you.
by ron203
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Great feedback, both quality and quantity. Also thanks for the shout out in the newsletter on the topic.

Ron
by ron203
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback on E4's
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Feedback on E4's

Yes, your feedback is very helpful and reassuring. I appreciate it as well as all the other thoughtful replies. I'm not a hard rider (on tires) but I've got some experience in my past work activities regarding different aggregate (the rock used in highways) in different parts of the country. I live ...