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by tamathumper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Skyline Drive Trip and BR Parkway
Replies: 13
Views: 478

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: 14
Views: 196

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: 10
Views: 195

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: 10
Views: 195

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 ...
by tamathumper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Alternator

Are you a GWRRA Member - by that I mean can you reference the Gold Book for local help?
by tamathumper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

That's probably not a trailer so much as a counterweight...
by tamathumper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Do I get two guesses?
by tamathumper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ham radio licensees?
Replies: 108
Views: 6304

Re: Ham radio licensees?

KD2PRE, General level, not active in Upstate NY, but curious about Charlotte region next month.
by tamathumper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gauge Question
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Gauge Question

Do you mean the fuel gauge? Upper right of center?
by tamathumper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Re Ride-On
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Re Ride-On

I think you're way over-thinking this Ride-On thing... Also, you're not worried about riding for a prolonged period on a plugged tire at highway speeds, yet you're worried about how Ride-On will feel for ten minutes? The conditions are actually mutually exclusive. Ride-On calls for being ridden at h...
by tamathumper
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Electrical Issue

IIRC, Fred H. or someone posted pictures of soldering a new wire across the top of all the tabs that come to roost at G1, and then ran that wire somewhere more accessible, even.
by tamathumper
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Electrical Issue

G1 is well and truly buried under the gas tank.
by tamathumper
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Re Ride-On
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Re Ride-On

You don't have to take out the whole valve stem, just unscrew the core, and they provide the tool to take it out.

https://images.ride-on.eu/en_US/install ... ctions.pdf
by tamathumper
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

Well over 16,000 miles so far on the first set of E4's. Slight cupping on the front with a lot of tread left. Moderate cupping on the rear with a lot of tread left. Started to notice the slightest "wiggle" on some grooved pavement, back in Nebraska, maybe from the cupping on the rear? Didn't always ...
by tamathumper
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: speaker covers
Replies: 3
Views: 144

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: 375

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: 23
Views: 1507

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: 3385

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: 180

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: 439

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: 834

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: 151

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: 151

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: 7528

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: