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by tamathumper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: My Garage fire...

Those *are* one of their best items... I have an unknown number of them as well.
by tamathumper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tires losing air???
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: tires losing air???

A pair of these for a couple bucks, and you're in business. Use them only while adding/removing air.


by tamathumper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this LCD indicator?
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: What is this LCD indicator?

It's there to indicate what range is considered Cold, and what range is considered Hot. Only two ranges, apparently...
by tamathumper
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1039

Re: What would you stick in here?

With the appropriate dimensions, any number of guys still in "the business" over at www.joescnc.com could carve the molds out of wood, acetal/delrin/acrylic/lexan, or even aluminum. My machine is currently disassembled or I'd have a go.
by tamathumper
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tires losing air???
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: tires losing air???

Absolutely, and I recommend the steel ones that have a threaded "shaft" and a nut that goes inside the wheel to compress a rubber grommet. Those rubber 90-degree valve stems are a real brain fart.
by tamathumper
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left saddle bag will not open
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Left saddle bag will not open

Is the saddle bag crammed full of stuff? If so, the stuff might be pressing out pretty firmly on the door, so pressing inward with your palm in the area where the latch is stuck while you pull the release lever might help the latch actuate.
by tamathumper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1039

Re: What would you stick in here?

Yes, that software will import 3D formats. You could use the David Laser Scanner and see what you get.
by tamathumper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1039

Re: What would you stick in here?

I've built CNC carving machines, and the software I use (Vectric) can create any pattern in a surface you like so long as you can get a picture of it. It can even randomize it to some degree. A leather texture would be no problem.
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Interesting concept for head injury - Q-Collar
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Interesting concept for head injury - Q-Collar

Holy interlaced video, Batman... :shock: 1984 called, it wants its VCR back...
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work

Great article, thank you! I can attest that the "Harbor Freight" brand of trickle chargers are not accurately regulated. I've seen them put out as much as 21 volts! I fried a lawn tractor battery over the course of a winter with that trickle charger, and now I use nothing but Battery Tender Jr.'s on...
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Parking
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Parking

on the 1800s, Reverse is a terrific tool because when that key is turned OFF, that bike is not going anywhere unless a tow truck picks it up off the ground. I would have agreed a month ago, but surprisingly this is not the case. The bike can still be pushed forward, albeit with great difficulty. A ...
by tamathumper
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Police Hoverbike
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Police Hoverbike

Dibs on the first news story "Police officer descends into crowded street to control riot, decapitates sixteen citizens."

Actually, over there it might be "... decapitates sixteen subjects."
by tamathumper
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires

I've got about 8,500 on this set, and I don't see any abnormal wear on them. I don't see too much wear at all, to be honest. I was worried they'd be whooped by now, but they're holding up nicely. They perform well in the wet, on grooved pavement, and on tar snakes. I was skittish about every little ...
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best & brightest lower cowl LED driving lights?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Best & brightest lower cowl LED driving lights?

I'm looking for recommendations on the best lower cowl LED driving lights, (NOT fog lights). I don't want low and diffuse fog lights that light up the pavement just in front of the bike. I want beams that will illuminate deer as far as possible down the road, while remaining safe for oncoming driver...
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Hip cramp

I notice you say you stand on the highway pegs, and not the foot pegs. There are a number of posts on various forums about footpegs (and mounts) breaking off, luckily when people are mounting the bike by standing on the left side (a couple of right-side ones, too). Based on those posts I've made it ...
by tamathumper
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver
Replies: 33
Views: 2406

Re: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver

I ordered Sept. 1, and received Sept. 5.
by tamathumper
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1494

Re: No helmet

I'm wearing my helmet right now.
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1494

Re: No helmet

My trauma kit arrived today.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: would like to sell all my Goldwings and parts
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: would like to sell all my Goldwings and parts

Sorry for your loss, and best wishes to you.
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stopping oil leaks with an additive?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Stopping oil leaks with an additive?

I've never successfully used a "Stop Leak" product, in coolant or in oil, in any vehicle. Back to what kind of oil you're using,... if you've recently switched to synthetic, I've seen vehicles that ran dino for years start weeping from various seals when charged with synthetic for the first time. A ...
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 60
Views: 6521

Re: so American politics

... and that's what's wrong with our current system.
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1494

Re: No helmet

bryanw1 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:17 pm
The next thing I was aware of was a drunk bending over me slurring how sorry he was. Have to say, it was a huge let-down.
Very sorry to hear about your accident, but I did LOL at this! It's something I would say.
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: so American politics
Replies: 60
Views: 6521

Re: so American politics

The Republicans and Democrats are actually one party, and they pretend to be at odds. The media helps maintain the charade, and they all get together for drinks after work and laugh at how gullible Americans are. Meanwhile, we argue about the "difference" between the two parties like useful idiots i...
by tamathumper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing kick-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Removing kick-starter

What kind of penetrating oil are you using? Back when I was restoring 1950's Farmall Cubs, the oil to use was PB Blaster, with some guys swearing by Kroil.

I've seen PB Blaster work some miracles, along with a small torch (and sometimes a bigger hammer).
by tamathumper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Starter vs relay
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Starter vs relay

On the P-cars we had multiple relays of the same type and we could swap them around temporarily to troubleshoot issues like this. Is it the same on the GL1800?