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by tamathumper
Sat May 23, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Aluminum casting repair

A replacement cover costs 282 dollars and some change A brand new one from Honda perhaps, but from the look of that photo a new one wouldn't match the rest of the bike. Lots of used ones with "patina" are available on eBay. Here's one for $85 or "Make an Offer". https://www.ebay.com/itm/12-HONDA-GO...
by tamathumper
Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 44
Views: 10337

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Interesting, I've had very good luck with Wal*Mart batteries, and Sam's Club. I cooked a couple Wal*Mart batteries with a bad Harbor Freight trickle charger before I wised up to what was going on though.
by tamathumper
Fri May 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Aluminum casting repair

Holy Christ in tights on a cracker... That's a hole you could throw a fixed cat through! A new cover is what, $50? I'd go that route, unless you can get FlexSeal in aluminum color, and then I'd go that route, because you can make a high speed bass boat out of a screen door with that stuff. I've seen...
by tamathumper
Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Aluminum casting repair

Depends on the size and location of the hole. Pics?
by tamathumper
Thu May 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flashing Brake Lights
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Flashing Brake Lights

Once I saw what was involved I left my Wig Wag new in the box.

I'll eventually get the bulbs that flash, if anything.
by tamathumper
Thu May 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 35
Views: 1357

Re: USB usage

Like kwthom said, you can mess with the dates all you want... that doesn't affect the order in which the files were written to disk. The file system is basically a ledger book with rows and columns. As you create a new file, it gets added to the end as a new row. The creation date, last modified dat...
by tamathumper
Wed May 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First post lockdown run
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: First post lockdown run

Soooo,... do Brit bikes have the throttle on the left handle?
by tamathumper
Wed May 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 594
Views: 35038

Re: What's Happening Today?

That bike brings back memories of my CT-70. Of course, there wasn't a DQ for about 65 miles from where I grew up, so riding it to town wasn't happening. And this wasn't today, but it was just a couple days ago... Wiseman's View, NC. It's actually a 180-degree panorama, squashed a bit to fit on the s...
by tamathumper
Mon May 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: USA places traveled map
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: USA places traveled map

There's a very simple way to block only certain people's signatures, on any forum. Or to block any element on any website, for that matter. I can only give the instructions for Chrome, but they're similar for other browsers. 1. Install an ad blocker, in this case uBlock Origin. 2. Right click on the...
by tamathumper
Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: "Hell on Wheels" - See No Evil episode on the death of a motorcyclist
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: "Hell on Wheels" - See No Evil episode on the death of a motorcyclist

Yeah, I remember reading about that at the time - frightening.
by tamathumper
Thu May 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I smell gas
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: I smell gas

Check the vent hose from the tank, is it detached or kinked?
by tamathumper
Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Horror! @@ Poor Dixie :-(
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Horror! @@ Poor Dixie :-(

Sorry to hear that, for both of you. Did she fall out, or did she fall out and get dragged a bit?

We've had dogs jump out of the back of pickups before and thankfully be OK, but it was still concerning.
by tamathumper
Mon May 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1 light
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: F1 light

Gelli wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:25 pm
Stock. It was done at the dealership.
This is an outstanding reason to expect that it is, in fact, the lever. :D
by tamathumper
Mon May 11, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dust Covers and LED Headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Dust Covers and LED Headlights

Yes, Electrical Connection headlamps are great.
by tamathumper
Sun May 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

We should get a list of the Anti Gun businesses and post it for Every Legal Gun Owner to see and maybe we can over time change their business practices to a gun friendly business. Go after them where it hurts them the most, THEIR MONEY. For this reason, I no longer purchase any Levis product, or Ni...
by tamathumper
Sat May 09, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dust Covers and LED Headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Dust Covers and LED Headlights

What brand of headlights did you use, and did you follow the instructions closely? I would imagine without the dust cover in place you're going to get a lot more dust and moisture inside the assemblies. It will degrade light performance and may degrade the reflectors themselves, which are $$$ IIRC. ...
by tamathumper
Fri May 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How do you brake your Wing?
Replies: 41
Views: 4447

Re: How do you brake your Wing?

The saying in firearms training... "You will always fall to the level of your training." LEOs have been known to fire once and put down their weapon even though the threat still existed, housewives have picked up their weapon and racked the slide unnecessarily - costing critical seconds,... All beca...
by tamathumper
Thu May 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

Ah, the American media.

Three guys standing around makes a "swarm".
by tamathumper
Tue May 05, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

How quickly they forget...



by tamathumper
Tue May 05, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?

I've come across Nebraska in that wind, riding the other direction, but still canted to the south. The highway was closed to large vehicles due to the tipover risk.
by tamathumper
Mon May 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: high mileage vs age
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: high mileage vs age

Buy the one you'll feel most comfortable with (mentally and physically). You have to love it when you ride it. If it were me, plastic and rubber get old and I wouldn't buy anything as old as '99 at this point - I'm done dealing with old cars and motorcycles with cracking plastic tabs. With that bein...
by tamathumper
Sun May 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?

I thought Day 3 of my Prefrontal Tour last year was the worst,... until I got to Day 6! Day 3: -------- May 24, 2019 There, on the right. A brilliant arc of white violence flashed to the ground. And on the left, another leapt into being. Above in the gloom, muted flashes betrayed the presence of oth...
by tamathumper
Sun May 03, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk release lock substitute
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Trunk release lock substitute

You're welcome. Maybe you could have it rekeyed?
by tamathumper
Sat May 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk release lock substitute
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Trunk release lock substitute

Might be something on GoldwingParts.com, Randakks.com, or eBay (these may not be the right parts) https://www.goldwingparts.com/collections/goldwing-parts-gl1100-parts/products/seat-lock-with-keys https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-GL1100-Interstate-Lock-Key-Set-off-1982-Goldwing-1100/164122094440?hash=ite...