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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: 218

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: 568

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: 28
Views: 1418

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 219

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: 382

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: 6369

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: 1338

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: 6369

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: 154

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: 223

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?
by tamathumper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 27
Views: 754

Re: centerstand

I'm considering building an electric assist that integrates with the stock centerstand. I don't need it for myself, but I enjoy electronics projects. I built a computer-controlled woodcarving machine, so I'm familiar with stepper motors, leadscrews, and motor controllers. Time is the real factor tho...
by tamathumper
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Problem with Reverse
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Problem with Reverse

Easy things first, I'm still back to the battery, regardless of age. Even if it's new, there might still be corrosion on the terminals. Clean them both up good to ensure you're getting full juice out of it, and that it's getting full charging juice back from the alternator. If you have a pile tester...
by tamathumper
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3725

Re: Why did he crash ?

I had heard the "refresh every X years" mantra a long time ago, but I listened to a podcast last week that was a two-part interview with the Director of the Snell research institute. He was talking about all the tests they do, the facts that they keep a sample helmet for every one they test, that th...
by tamathumper
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 74
Views: 3178

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Reflective tape is required in NY?
by tamathumper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Problem with Reverse
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Problem with Reverse

Perhaps early sign of a weak battery?
by tamathumper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

Same here, repetitive honks seem to scare them away most often.
by tamathumper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 55
Views: 9544

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

Congratulations to all on all the recent purchases! Very exciting. :) Please check the date codes on all these used bikes. You don't want to be driving around on tires that are older than 4-5 years, IMHO. But, tire age threads are like oil threads, so let's not go down that rabbit hole. I started ou...
by tamathumper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue is a slightly expanding polyurethane adhesive. It provides phenomenal bonding strength - I use it quite a bit when repairing furniture where there's a break with a small cross section, such as loose or broken chair legs or backs. It is especially good at expanding and bonding loose chai...
by tamathumper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?

Apologies, I blanked earlier on your model - if you're talking about the 1500, I'm not familiar with that model or with the clutch lever adjustment method. I was referring to the GL1800.
by tamathumper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?

Check the "Clutch Lever Adjustment" section of the Owner's Manual also, to ensure you have the clutch lever travel set the way you want. It's on page 139 in my copy.
by tamathumper
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 46
Views: 4738

Re: Dropped bolt

My version of the graph...


by tamathumper
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TRIP
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: TRIP

They're telling people not to leave yet, I guess they want to avoid premature evacuation.
by tamathumper
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gear indicator
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: gear indicator

If restricted to 5 LEDs, I'd be more inclined to make it one LED per gear, i.e. 1-2-3-4-5, and no LED for N. It seems more intuitive.