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by Uptwobucks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1477

Group Rides

How do you feel about group rides? Personally I’m not one to lead, follow or wait one anyone. I just can’t do it. I rather you just tell me to meet you at a certain destination so I can ride the way I can enjoy it.
by Uptwobucks
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

While I'm not certain about the holding power of my metal "D" rings, I'm pretty sure I trust them more than the plastic quick connects I've seen. If I were to have a serious off, my helmet staying on and in place is a lot more important than the five seconds I might save putting it on. The one I wa...
by Uptwobucks
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Helmet Quick Connect

I have been considering a quick connect helmet strap. Any thoughts on these straps? If you use one, please advise.
by Uptwobucks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wonder if they will see me now...
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Wonder if they will see me now...

What state are you located? I’m in Texas. I’m allowed to run white or amber on ground and sides, non flashing while riding. The rest of the lights are just for fun. https://www.russbrown.com/blog/led-lights-on-motorcycles The other colors make it a cool thing to take to bike shows or just having fu...
by Uptwobucks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wonder if they will see me now...
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Wonder if they will see me now...

What state are you located? I’m in Texas. I’m allowed to run white or amber on ground and sides, non flashing while riding. The rest of the lights are just for fun.

https://www.russbrown.com/blog/led-ligh ... otorcycles
by Uptwobucks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 107
Views: 5124

Re: Favorite biker song

Jesus Take the Wheel, Carrie Underwood
by Uptwobucks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2406

Re: The Biker Wave...

In Texas some wave some don’t. Doesn’t matter to me. I wave at all. But I have never seen a wave from a BMW owner. I think their arms are glued to the grips.
by Uptwobucks
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Lone Star Rally 2018 - Galveston HD 1080p
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Lone Star Rally 2018 - Galveston HD 1080p

My visit to the Lone Star Rally 2018


by Uptwobucks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

CNC Nut wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:47 am
That came out nice. Just a quick question...had you looked at hydro-dipping rather than wrapping?
The cost of disassembly helped me choose vinyl.
by Uptwobucks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Metal Mangler wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:37 am
Very interesting article. Looks really well. I was also curious did they wrap it while the bike is in one piece or remove all plastic and panels? Thanks
Only the pieces held on by rubber grommets were removed.
by Uptwobucks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

indydealmaker wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:39 pm
The wrap looks perfect! Was the Vinyl applied to the body parts while assembled?
Yes, while assembled. Only the parts that were held on by rubber grommets were removed.
by Uptwobucks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

CNC Nut wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:47 am
That came out nice. Just a quick question...had you looked at hydro-dipping rather than wrapping?
Sorry for the delay in responding, been on vacation. I did not because of the cost of disassemble and reassemble.
by Uptwobucks
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston

That is a common place for bikers on the weekends. In my opinion it’s a very poor choice to park directly in the line of traffic. It’s a 4 lane tourist trail down the seawall in both directions. They park right on the paved shoulder. It was bound to happen one day.
by Uptwobucks
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

minimac wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 am
If you're happy, it was well worth it. If it looks half as good in person as in the pictures, it's great!
It turned out better than I expected, which is rare :lol: and yes it looks as good as the picture. Thanks for commenting.
by Uptwobucks
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston

This Just happened. A girl driving down Seawall blvd in Galveston just ran over multiple bikes at a restaurant. Then she left the scene. She was chased down by someone on a moped.
by Uptwobucks
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Trike suspension

No, nothing was done since I purchased, it’s a 2015 Trike with the Razor Motortrike kit. I brought it in Aug. 2017, it was a 2015 left over, it only has 6000 miles on it. I believe there s a anti-dive function that locks up on the front end of the Goldwing that causes this issue. I’m not a mechanic...
by Uptwobucks
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Trike suspension

Have you recently had work done on the forks?
by Uptwobucks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:17 am
Very nice job, looks good! Just out of curiosity, how many $ did that set you back?
Started out at 2000.00, but then I add painting to the bottom of the trailer, vinyl paint to the dash panel, paint below the lower driving lights. So I spent 2700.00 total.
by Uptwobucks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

I have a friend who wrapped his GL1500 and side car in yellow a couple years back, and he is still happy with it. I think you did a great job, and it looks great. I have always liked the custom possibilities of wrapping, but personally don't have the guts to do it. Any time I have attempted to wrap...
by Uptwobucks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

FM-USA wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:09 am
You could almost camp in a pumpkin patch and no one will know you're there. 😜

Looks really good! In a way I like that slight dull sheen of the vinyl.

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Now that’s funny right there!
by Uptwobucks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped? Completed

Project completed. Turn out very nice. I also replaced lots of the chrome since it had been on there since 2002. What do you think? Be honest.
by Uptwobucks
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

You are correct, paint does last longer. If I were to disassemble, paint then reassemble the cost was 5k plus. However, I like color change every now and then. So I figured I could do two wraps 5 to 7 years apart, hopefully giving me 10 - 14 yrs for less money. I did question the durability of the p...
by Uptwobucks
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

I am in the process of having my Trike and trailer vinyl wrapped. Have you ever made such a crazy decision? That’s me, I’m known to go off on the wild side. Why I make these crazy decisions I’ll never know. After tossing around the idea and the cost of each, I decided to try the wrap. Liquid copper ...
by Uptwobucks
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Thanks for all the comments. Lots of good information. Now I just need to find out where the wife can ride after we pack all this stuff up... LoL. 28 days till we launch, excitement is kicking in. The best part is this trip from South Texas to everywhere between here and Colorado and east bound from...