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by tamathumper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?

The band isn't nearly as bad as the computer animator... Jus' sayin'.

I've ordered parts from them before and been happy.
by tamathumper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Vail Pass
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Vail Pass

Looks like me going through Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank passes from Ouray to Silverton to Durango in late May. I actually turned around and went back to Silverton because there was a solid 1/2 inch of snow on the road at that point and the back end slipped a bit on a corner. Lucky for me the b...
by tamathumper
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

I worked at a chemical company for 23 years making plastic additives, plasticizers, tackifiers, and thousands of different resin compounds. DINP is a plasticizer that probably makes the rubber/plastic on the handle of the wrench more pliable. I'm no chemist, and I don't particularly like chemicals, ...
by tamathumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

There's not much to calibrating a torque wrench.

Lock it in a vice, hang a known weight a foot out along the handle (or do the math if the handle is longer)... Voila.
by tamathumper
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: OMG !!!

Ow... Ow, my face...
by tamathumper
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

Get the HF wrench.

If you're worried about its accuracy, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that show you how to calibrate a torque wrench with a bench vise and a known weight hanging off the handle.
by tamathumper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 204
Views: 15764

Re: GWRRA Members ???

How about the fact you join an organization where the members have no voice in the way its run. And the fact he shut down TRI to put the members into GWWRRA to bolster its sagging numbers. Its an overpriced business. Sounds just like the European Union. Just like Good Sam Club, NRA, etc., they all ...
by tamathumper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1825

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

I'm offended you felt the need to apologize.

Just kidding. :D But it really does seem that bad online sometimes!
by tamathumper
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tock, tock rhythmic sound on GL1800, 2004
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Tock, tock rhythmic sound on GL1800, 2004

Yup, that's your headlight adjuster(s) over-traveling and "jumping teeth" on the plastic gears. If you look up under the cowl, you'll be able to see the plastic nuts on the adjusters, and you might be able to see one or both of them slowly turning. There are quite a few articles from different sourc...
by tamathumper
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tock, tock rhythmic sound on GL1800, 2004
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Tock, tock rhythmic sound on GL1800, 2004

If it is a loud "tock" noise about every 2 seconds, then it's probably the sound of one (or both) of your electric headlight adjusters over-traveling and stripping out its plastic gears.
by tamathumper
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

I have to say, all of the powders and creams are just treating the symptoms. The bead set provides ventilation, and prevents the rash from ever happening in the first place. I have big tubes and cans of Anti-Monkey Butt Powder, Chamois Butt'r, and other salves. I don't know where they are, because o...
by tamathumper
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

Bead seat. Best $10 you'll ever spend.
by tamathumper
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option

No, you didn't want the 84 Goldwing. Old bikes and old cars are a rich man's game. Cars start out new and expensive (to buy), then they get cheaper as they age for a while (and while parts are widely available), then they get a lot more expensive again (to maintain, and as parts are no longer availa...
by tamathumper
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of a 108-year legacy
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: End of a 108-year legacy

I had to stop reading print material about 15 years ago, was just too hard of a strain on my eyes. so, now I use an eReader to read my books, and a laptop to read almost anything else. I need larger fonts today, even though I have two new Cataract lense replacements.... the world is clearer, but th...
by tamathumper
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars closer to me.
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Handlebars closer to me.

I'm using the MBL Wide version, and at 6' they are just right for me. I can settle back into the Utopia backrest and my arms aren't stretched out to reach the grips.
by tamathumper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: '03 GL1800 Shifting change
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: '03 GL1800 Shifting change

Does it clunk when cold, and then get better when warmed up? Totally normal.

Try preloading the shifter (put a little toe pressure on it first, then shift firmly).
by tamathumper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: totally off topic

If that was a P-Car, I'd suspect the Heater Control Valve.

https://www.autozone.com/cooling-heatin ... ota/celica
by tamathumper
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Re Ride-On
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Re Ride-On

Based on their age code, you might be due for tires regardless of the tread left on them.
by tamathumper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips

I have a bunch of their stuff, and I like it all.

High and low beam headlights I think I got from them directly, and the 12V power receptacle in the trunk I think I got from WingStuff.com or CycleMax.com.
by tamathumper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option

Regardless of brand, plastic and rubber get old and brittle. I learned that the hard way on P-cars. Stuff will break.

Factor in a new set of tires if they're over 5 years old.
by tamathumper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1825

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

I don't think CDL has any bearing in this situation.

The company he was driving for was a Hot Shot hauler, and AFAIK that doesn't require a CDL.
by tamathumper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Skyline Drive Trip and BR Parkway
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Skyline Drive Trip and BR Parkway

Yes, we've had bad weather in the NorthEast all year - high winds and heavy rains. Sorry you didn't make it to the BRP.

The GL1800 doesn't have any holes you can see through, so it's like a sheet of plywood in a crosswind. Everything is covered up by side covers, saddlebags, and the front shelter.
by tamathumper
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option

I will regret this, but here goes. You are a single parent, with a newly found job, and a recent near-death experience that has left you with few funds. Everything about your situation, to me, says "reduce risk". A motorcycle accident would leave your child without a parent. Motorcycles are inarguab...
by tamathumper
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Sidcar wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:58 pm
I was told today that the front sidecar wheel steers via an electric servo motor and a "fly by wire" set up from a sensor on the forks. Now why does that make me nervous, what could possibly go wrong.

Sid
Yikes!
by tamathumper
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Well it got to the meeting without visible damage so assume it steers ok but I was wondering if the rider has arms Shwarzenegger's thighs. Sid Seeing as Schwarzenegger has been in two motorcycle accidents now (both with no license and at least the latest one with a sidecar), maybe even he couldn't ...