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by tamathumper
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: speaker covers
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: speaker covers

1. Run a black wire fishing leader through the holes in the dash anywhere behind the grill, or drill a couple special holes for it. Drill a tiny hole in one of the grill's mounting tabs and pass the swivel clasp through it. Lock the clasp. or 2. Mount a Velcro coin on the back of the speaker grill. ...
by tamathumper
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

What is "at work"? :lol:
by tamathumper
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 22
Views: 1367

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

UPDATE: On a recent cross-country round trip, I removed the quick-connect (Echo) that I've had on there for a while. It added just enough length that the helmet's chin pads no longer connected with each other, leaving a space where the quick-connect could rub against my chin. It was catching the hai...
by tamathumper
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver
Replies: 38
Views: 3252

Re: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver

Two metric thumbs up on these - they engage very solidly compared to a Philips.
by tamathumper
Wed May 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Loose handlebars?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Loose handlebars?

Search for "tank slapper", and keep your hands on the grips.
by tamathumper
Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Smartphone question

Now that phones have per-app volume settings, you potentially have to adjust the volume of each app. It's a good feature, but it adds complexity for those who would rather not have the choice.
by tamathumper
Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800

I'd pay the $100 gladly, because I don't have time to **** with it, and if I hurry the job it'll either not work the way I want, or it'll look like ***. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to vehicles and I'm happy to pay for something that's templated or "bolt on" when I'm short on time. When I have ...
by tamathumper
Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Backpack with helmet holder
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Backpack with helmet holder

Outstanding!

Yeah, the trick at Harbor Freight is to get in and out with just what you came for... and before the prastic fumes give you cancer.
by tamathumper
Tue May 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Backpack with helmet holder
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Backpack with helmet holder

The welding rig is more of a "face shield" than a full helmet - if you have a Harbor Freight nearby go take a look at their light-activated ones to get a sense of the size (they're small compared to a full-face). And while you're there, pick up a welder, they're cheap and they work just fine for lea...
by tamathumper
Tue May 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7204

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Other than voiding the warranty for the CounterDynaActBeads, both tires, and the entire bike, I don't see how anything could go wrong. Make sure you tow a trailer using Rotella T6 oil, those two negatives will multiply with the beads and make a positive. :lol:
by tamathumper
Tue May 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800

I'm resurrecting this thread on purpose because I want exactly the same thing, and I found exactly that supplier online in Italy.

May I ask, after a few years, can we get your thoughts on how the lock is working?
by tamathumper
Fri May 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Harmonic noise while cornering
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Harmonic noise while cornering

What is the date code on the tires?

Brand?

Installed in the correct orientation for rotation?

Correct PSI?
by tamathumper
Fri May 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding across I-90
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Riding across I-90

It's pronounced "zing". I've seen them do it a lot, especially when scared.
by tamathumper
Thu May 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Brake Fluid

I just replaced all of my brake fluid with a big ol' bottle of "DOT 3+4".

So either I'm screwed, or it's from the future and it's actually DOT 7.
by tamathumper
Thu May 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Wing resists left turns

Sadanorakman wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 am

I thought it was quite funny; as also in my opinion are politicians and politics in general.
In fact you guys seem to have the biggest joker of them all in charge! 😁😁😁
Perhaps, but he still beats the guy who thought he was in charge a couple hundred years ago. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by tamathumper
Thu May 02, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Drive train noise in neutral
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Drive train noise in neutral

Is that valve noise, or the injectors firing?
by tamathumper
Thu May 02, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Wing resists left turns

Agreed. If the topic is still current, the age of the thread is irrelevant. I've never understood the aversion to revisiting threads based solely on their age, and I've been helped by many, many old threads. Being a new owner of an old bike, I probably spend more time in the "archives". Certainly mo...
by tamathumper
Wed May 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why is there no "Like" button?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Why is there no "Like" button?

As it says on the tin,... why is there no Like button on the forum? Sometimes, I'd like to show my support of a particular post without adding a superfluous post to the thread. Is there a way to add that to phpBB? I don't care about how many likes I've received or how many I've left, but I have got...
by tamathumper
Wed May 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why is there no "Like" button?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Why is there no "Like" button?

As it says on the tin,... why is there no Like button on the forum? Sometimes, I'd like to show my support of a particular post without adding a superfluous post to the thread. Is there a way to add that to phpBB? I don't care about how many likes I've received or how many I've left, but I have gott...
by tamathumper
Wed May 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Motorcycle Cover

That's interesting - I have owned two of them in the past few years. Not impressed. I even sprayed a water repellant on the last one to no avail. We travel with a motorhome and have the bike off the coach at various CG's (bike is NOT covered in travel). But thanks folks Was the moisture collecting ...
by tamathumper
Wed May 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding across I-90
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Riding across I-90

The link for the mini lights isn't working for me.
by tamathumper
Wed May 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Motorcycle Cover

I have an off-brand full cover. I've used it once, for storage. It's too big to fit on the bike anyway.

Santa brought me an UltraGard half cover, and I'm hoping I have enough room to take it cross-country in a few weeks.
by tamathumper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount

I completely agree. - The Ram-X mount presses the phone's buttons unless you're very careful how you mount it - even harder on more recent Samsung phones with more extraneous buttons (yes I'm talking about you Bixby). - You have to glue the arm "tips" on. - The rubber strap is extremely secure, I ha...
by tamathumper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Parts - best place to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Parts - best place to purchase

I've searched Straightwings, Fallen Cycles, and Goldwing Parts King for used replacement parts.

I haven't tried the vendor database yet - https://goldwingdocs.com/Vendors/