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by tamathumper
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sintered Metal Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Sintered Metal Brake Pads

I stick with OEM. The brakes are not the limiting element in stopping the bike, IMHO, it's the contact patch of the tires to the road. Rotor wear is accelerated with sintered pads, IIRC.
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.

Virus gonna virus, response or not.
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Wannabes
Replies: 291
Views: 25758

Re: Goldwing Wannabes

In for the defensive responses...
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 118
Views: 12462

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:42 am
The tire pressure sensor holds it open when it is screwed onto the valve - that's how it gets access to read the air pressure in the tire.
Oooh, yeah, duh, I get it. The TPMS is propping the valve open and a bead gets stuck in it. I gotcha.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for a transportation company for my moto!
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Looking for a transportation company for my moto!

Something smells fishy about this thread...

Initially felt like a setup for an advertisement, and in my mind there it is.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 118
Views: 12462

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I would think it would have to be open already for a bead to get stuck in it?

What would force the valve open to begin with?

The beads don't have enough mass, and centrifugal force throws them outward, not inward.
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for a transportation company for my moto!
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Looking for a transportation company for my moto!

You need to move the 1985 GL1200 from where to where?
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Hulkman Alpha A85S Jump Starter Unboxing and In-Depth Review
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Hulkman Alpha A85S Jump Starter Unboxing and In-Depth Review

I'm a big fan of these devices. I have a much smaller unit made by Gooloo that so far has started my wife's Ford Explorer in seconds (battery was so dead it would hardly click the starter relay), and powered air mattress pumps, tablets, phones, and other devices while camping. It's not quite as fanc...
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Piston rings

Pretty sure any liquid you put in the cylinder will work its way past the rings over time. How much liquid, and how long, are we talking? I wouldn't do a job that involved until I did a compression test, ran some Seafoam through the gas to see if they're just stuck, and did another compression test ...
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ram air modification
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Ram air modification

The GL1800 doesn't have a MAF, but it does have a MAP and a simple ECU, so it would probably compensate for the increased air pressure, but I don't know if that would equate to more power.
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 577
Views: 84415

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Can you at least put a ban on pics from Las Vegas?! :D
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid exposure. ??
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Covid exposure. ??

The beauty of science is that it is never settled, and it is never established, it is always open to improvement and debate.
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 577
Views: 84415

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Yikes... :shock: Good one.
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It is time to say goodbye.
Replies: 53
Views: 3625

Re: It is time to say goodbye.

That was 3 1/2 years ago, he might be gone by now. ;)
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Suspension harshness

Correct, the shim is what helps most with front suspension harshness caused by a frozen ADV.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid exposure. ??
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Covid exposure. ??

Best wishes, hope that you are well and have no comorbidities.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How and where do you store your riding gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: How and where do you store your riding gear?

They're surprisingly expensive, and before I do that, I'm curious what other people do - Closets? Open hangers? Foot lockers? Nails on the wall?
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How and where do you store your riding gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

How and where do you store your riding gear?

I've hit a dubious milestone - I'm running out of space to store our riding gear... All the footwear, helmets, jackets, pants, etc. are crowded into a plastic "closet" in the garage near the bike. I think the brand is Keter, like this one, below. I want some way to keep everything together, and seal...
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Car runs over motorcycle in Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 1960

Re: Car runs over motorcycle in Florida

I won't get into it here, but rest assured there are thousands of incidents a year where guns save lives and you'll never hear about them. Perhaps a topic for the Off-Topic forum.
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Car runs over motorcycle in Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 1960

Re: Car runs over motorcycle in Florida

The actual number of guns in America is a closely-held secret. ;) As with anything, 99% of people with guns in America are the coolest, calmest people you'd ever meet and you'll never know they have one. You may want to be standing next to one of them if you ever meet the other 1%. But that 1% prett...
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: One low beam light out
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: One low beam light out

Did it get so hot and crispy that it crumbled off? That would be awfully hot...
by tamathumper
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Walked Away!
Replies: 53
Views: 3338

Re: I Walked Away!

Wait, they still make Twinkies? <google, google, google> Well, look at that. I thought they went bankrupt. Looks like someone bought the Twinkie machines and is making them again! Just to reiterate, I appreciate this video being shared, and no amount of criticizing the OP is going to help people agr...
by tamathumper
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

Every time in the garage, it uses up less space.

Very seldom on the road, unless I need it to take up less space, like in the hotel alcove.
by tamathumper
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: smelly 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: smelly 2014

First / easiest things to check are the vent hose coming from the top of the tank at the very front, and the seals in and around the round door and fittings (under the seat)
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Women's Pants
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: WANTED: Women's Pants

... and the gaiters?

But, now this is a discussion about pants, more than a Wanted ad, LOL.