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by tamathumper
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 48
Views: 5417

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I don't see any cupping, I just see the soft compound on the shoulders worn away, and the hard compound in the center still standing. Cupping, if I understand it correctly, is more visible from the side of the tire, and is where each tread block is "angled" so that its trailing edge is taller than t...
by tamathumper
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fantasy Bike Week
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Fantasy Bike Week

Good thing Rollie was wearing his safety Speedo on that 150+ mph run.
by tamathumper
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

Saw the same thing in an advertisement yesterday and wondered how safe it could actually be, and how good the Bluetooth would really be at that price point.
by tamathumper
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helibar adjustable hAndlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Helibar adjustable hAndlebars

Summer comes on a weekend up your way, I know from living in upstate NY and Maine for over 50 years. ;) Was looking at a potential opportunity with INNIO, cross between Waukesha and GE engine companies - I used to work for GE power generation. Didn't come through, maybe thankfully given the short se...
by tamathumper
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helibar adjustable hAndlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Helibar adjustable hAndlebars

Put a bead seat on, and it will raise you a half inch or so, it's cheap, and every little bit helps.
by tamathumper
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Idle Surge after warmup then dies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Idle Surge after warmup then dies.

Wait. Don't you mean ordering to fix? :D
by tamathumper
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1light
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: F1light

Must have been all that ZDDP in the oil...
by tamathumper
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1light
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: F1light

Well, I guess we can no longer say an O2 sensor has never failed. ;)
by tamathumper
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

Sorry to say, with '02-'03 GL1800's going for $5-$6K, with ABS, CB and fully loaded with farkles, clothes, helmets, and even trailers, it's unlikely that a 31 year old carbureted bike will sell for even $3K. A lot more riders are aging out and have the "everything must go" mentality, so you're compe...
by tamathumper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What can I connect my MP3 to ?
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: What can I connect my MP3 to ?

Sandisk Sansa Fuze, loved those things, still have two, but the rubber coating on them is kinda sticky now.
by tamathumper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What can I connect my MP3 to ?
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: What can I connect my MP3 to ?

That device looks like a USB power socket, so if hooked up correctly it should power your MP3 player just fine. If you plugged the bike's 1/8" AUX stereo jack into your phone's headphone jack and it played music through the bike's AUX circuit, then the AUX cord on the bike is working fine. If your M...
by tamathumper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1175

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

I had Lasik at least 10 years ago. It was perfect for two years, then in the third year it started to degrade, and eventually I ended up right back where I was, with astigmatism and unable to see well at a distance. Now, with cataracts and needing reading glasses, I'm considering the inner lens repl...
by tamathumper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED 17217-463-000 Air cleaner gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: WANTED 17217-463-000 Air cleaner gasket

I would try boiling that one, it might recover its shape.

It works better with thermoplastics than rubber, but you never now.
by tamathumper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How do you brake your Wing?
Replies: 50
Views: 5086

Re: How do you brake your Wing?

From what I read, you're supposed to put your left foot down and leave the right foot on the bike...

But I don't always follow that advice, depending on conditions.
by tamathumper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to connect aux cable for MP3
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: How to connect aux cable for MP3

The bike has two "cubbies", one on the left, and one on the right, each covered by a door that swings outward. The one on the left opens with the latch embedded in the door. The one on the right is locked with a key, just under the door on the panel, next to your knee. Tip: you can make nice short k...
by tamathumper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: long haul
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: long haul

Can't beat a bead seat and Duluth Trading Bullpen undergarments.
by tamathumper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How do you brake your Wing?
Replies: 50
Views: 5086

Re: How do you brake your Wing?

... An experience rider will feather the front brake and use the rear brake for those last few feet and then stop with good balance and put their right foot down. ... From what I've read it's the left foot that goes down, but I'll use either depending on the camber of the road, the direction of the...
by tamathumper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review
Replies: 59
Views: 11861

Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Is the power brick in a place where you can safely increase airflow around it, and/or can you get thermal paste and a small heat sink attached to it?

Not pretty, but pretty effective in some other cases I've had to work with.
by tamathumper
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies

Every community seems to have these forums: - an encyclopedic forum that has lots and lots of How-Tos and manuals, - a social forum with high post counts and "fun" threads designed to churn for posts, - one or more forums with moderate traffic, but a lot of it is cross-posts, - an "Also Ran" forum t...
by tamathumper
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1175

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

+1 on the skullcap, it keeps your helmet liner cleaner longer as well.
by tamathumper
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me bike. Maybe.--Thoughts/Input
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: New to me bike. Maybe.--Thoughts/Input

With GL1800s in the '03 range going for $5,000 with 50,000 miles, I would think a '94 would be way cheaper than $3,500?

Rubber and plastic get old...
by tamathumper
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Looking for information on Solace camper trailers
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Looking for information on Solace camper trailers

Thank you for the detailed response!
by tamathumper
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 23
Views: 636

Re: Riding in hot weather

Over 95-ish it's better to have no mesh, just vents, to limit dehydration, IMHO.
by tamathumper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 163
Views: 6733

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

I think it was good to see this now. For those of you traveling, Ohio is not enforcing the mask "mandate" either - it's not a law, it's a governor's executive order, it has no power to compel the citizenry. None. Unless they decide to compel themselves, and anybody else they can guilt and shame. You...
by tamathumper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 163
Views: 6733

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

There is no law requiring the use of a mask or gloves, anywhere in the United States. That would require the legislative branch to meet, debate, and pass an actual law. The executive orders being posted by various governors (executive branch) have no power to compel the citizenry to do anything. Med...