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by tamathumper
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Way Up
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Long Way Up

Just finished watching Long Way Up a while back. I re-watched Long Way Round and Long Way Down before starting the newest series. Did anyone notice how slow they seemed to be going in most of the B-roll footage? It looked like they were doing about 45 mph most of the time! Did they have to travel at...
by tamathumper
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bugs behind speaker covers
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Bugs behind speaker covers

In tens of thousands of miles I've never had a bug get behind a speaker cover, you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
by tamathumper
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 34
Views: 1525

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

I'm still over here wondering what "motorcycle washing" is...? ;)
by tamathumper
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 685
Views: 44075

Re: What's Happening Today?

Probably should have sold the new one, LOL. It's not going to last 30 years! I gave away my Craftsman 10HP last year, and it was still going strong after 30 years, and that was just how long I owned it, it was old when I got it!
by tamathumper
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?
Replies: 33
Views: 1953

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

I've seen green skies only twice, and it was ugly.
by tamathumper
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: 2021

Best wishes to all for an emotionally positive period commonly associated with certain social and religious practices in one or more geographic regions.

And to anyone over 50, Merry Christmas.
by tamathumper
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Trailer Hitch

Rivco, or one like it that has the arms reaching up to the frame, and which mounts to the frame at the bottom. Some of them mount to the crash bars which is not recommended. https://www.rivcoproducts.com/shop/honda-goldwing/hitches-honda-goldwing/gl18007-30-for-2012-2017-honda-gl1800-gold-wing-f6b-m...
by tamathumper
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: What's close to your home?
Replies: 64
Views: 8508

Re: What's close to your home?

Fresno sounds like Charlotte, NC - non-descript riding for an hour and a half in any direction, then you hit the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blowing Rock to the North, Asheville to the West, or a little further to the coast for Myrtle Beach to Charleston to the East.
by tamathumper
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helen Musselman Obituary
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Helen Musselman Obituary

Amazing story, thanks for sharing.
by tamathumper
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 3 amp or 4 amp battery tender
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: 3 amp or 4 amp battery tender

Not uncommon, if the light is flashing, look on YouTube for videos on how to replace a capacitor in the unit to fix it.
by tamathumper
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Battery Life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1296

Re: OEM Battery Life?

In your scenario, I would turn off the run switch and see if the battery can still crank the engine quickly for 10 seconds or so. I don't think this is possible with any Gold Wing manufactured after 1997. 1998 and newer Wing's will not crank in the stop position. I think a better test of a battery ...
by tamathumper
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tire Balancing Beads
Replies: 27
Views: 1150

Re: Tire Balancing Beads

BB's might be a little harsh on the wheel and the tire liner, but I've heard of Airsoft beads being used.
by tamathumper
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The return of Motorcycle Consumer News!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: The return of Motorcycle Consumer News!!!

I agree with him 100% - I vote with my wallet and my time, and I don't invest either one with companies that push an agenda. If you make jeans, sneakers, coffee or shiny gadgets, your CEO should keep their trap shut about things other than jeans, sneakers, coffee or shiny gadgets. If you play sports...
by tamathumper
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Did you name your bike?
Replies: 100
Views: 6393

Re: Did you name your bike?

Mine is named Snoopy 2,... snoopy2.png ... and the stickers on the "bow" are Snoopy photos from my father's lobster boat, shown here with me on the bow when it was launched in the spring of 1980,... snoopy1.png ... and here is my mother, christening the new Snoopy 2 on the spring day it was launched...
by tamathumper
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 Antifreeze Leak at Clutch Cover bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: 2003 GL1800 Antifreeze Leak at Clutch Cover bolt

Yeah, I miss that one.

But, I have to say, this one makes me laugh a whole lot every time I see it...



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by tamathumper
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

If you get overpants with knee armor that's held in with Velcro, just be careful that the hook side doesn't fold over at the corners and come in contact with your dress pants. That stuff will "pick" your slacks and you'll have fuzzy patches on the knees of your pants where the threads are pulled out.
by tamathumper
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

If it's your lower legs that get cold, maybe consider knee-high rain gaiters, they keep the wind off your ankles and shins, and don't mess up your slacks as much as overpants.
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak update
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Antifreeze leak update

I don't see a marked circle...
by tamathumper
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Drive Shaft Boot Repair.
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Drive Shaft Boot Repair.

I've used Goop and Shoe Goo on hip waders, sneakers, and various rubber things around the farm. It never stuck to anything, no matter how much cleaning and prep I did. I must just be unlucky.
by tamathumper
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wtb gl1500 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: wtb gl1500 parts

Tether them to the bike, and you won't lose them again.
by tamathumper
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quick links
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Quick links

I have a folder on my shortcut bar in Chrome, called "Riding". In that folder are links to the "New Posts" pages for the major forums I like, Docs / Facts / Riders / Owners. You know the ones. I Ctrl+Click on that folder, and it opens four new tabs, one for each of those forums, showing just the new...
by tamathumper
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: One other announcement...
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: One other announcement...

I don't disbelieve it, I'm just stunned that running this forum takes 8, let alone 12 CPUs! Bandwidth, perhaps, memory for PHP and SQL queries, perhaps, but 12 CPUs?! Are we designing the next space shuttle in the background?! Multiple instances of PHP, plus classic ASP plus .Net plus SQL Server, p...
by tamathumper
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: One other announcement...
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: One other announcement...

I don't disbelieve it, I'm just stunned that running this forum takes 8, let alone 12 CPUs!

Bandwidth, perhaps, memory for PHP and SQL queries, perhaps, but 12 CPUs?!

Are we designing the next space shuttle in the background?!
by tamathumper
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: For the first time in 12 years: user banned from the site
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: For the first time in 12 years: user banned from the site

Thanks for keeping things on track. Didn't see everything, but I think you were more than fair, and more patient than I might have been in similar circumstances.