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by tamathumper
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: would you keep driving on 12 years old tires?
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: would you keep driving on 12 years old tires?

The tire is not new, regardless of appearance.

I would change it immediately, and every 5 years thereafter no matter how much use it saw.
by tamathumper
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight adjust?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Headlight adjust?

The only LEDs I've found worth a darn are the ones from Electrical Connections, they are aimed correctly from the get go, and they don't have any fans.
by tamathumper
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 405

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

Yep mine broke while out of town. Since it’s a work bike and not under warranty I just drilled away. Put 2 screws with rubber washers on the outside and lock washers with blue thread lock on inside and went on no more problem. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do..if I can figure out how to add...
by tamathumper
Sat May 14, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Lamp Choice
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Headlight Lamp Choice

Good question, and the search will lend you many, many results but all probably in the same vein. The reflectors are fine, and they reflect the light from the filaments of a standard H7 bulb as designed. Cheap Chinese LEDs from eBay don't put the LEDs in the same exact position as the original H7 bu...
by tamathumper
Mon May 09, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Overpants

+1 for FirstGear overpants
by tamathumper
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat ripped. Repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Seat ripped. Repair?

Check to see if there is a FibreNew franchise in your area, those guys can repair seats very well, and it usually doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Only cheaper option would be to replace with a new skin, but that might not have the pattern embossed in it.
by tamathumper
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: I bungled it!

It gets like this every spring. A bunch of old men who haven't been able to ride for six months get cranky.

It will improve in about a month, as the number of posts drops significantly and more people post about where they went for a ride, and less about those damn kids on the lawn.
by tamathumper
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration in highway pegs.
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Vibration in highway pegs.

If your ADV is stuck (very common), you'll get road harshness through the front end. Have you disabled it?
by tamathumper
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration in highway pegs.
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Vibration in highway pegs.

I've never felt significant vibration in any part of my GL1800. It is so smooth I can stand a nickel on edge on the console and rev the engine without it falling over.

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by tamathumper
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: I bungled it!

Methinks we didn't swim far enough west. :roll:
by tamathumper
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: I bungled it!

I'm offended that you are offended.

Even Urban Dictionary says a spaz is a "clumsy or inept person".

There's enough of people claiming to be offended these days, and being offended doesn't make you right. It just means you need to take a break from the Internet.
by tamathumper
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2008 GL1800 Titanium
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: 2008 GL1800 Titanium

It's probably a post that sets a new account up for spamming the forum.
by tamathumper
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ever used a "Seal Mate Plus" to fix a leaky seal?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Ever used a "Seal Mate Plus" to fix a leaky seal?

I made my own out of the side of an oil bottle, and it worked for me.
by tamathumper
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cyclemax Sold
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Cyclemax Sold

Best wishes to them both for what sounds like a well-deserved retirement.
by tamathumper
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: My passenger is cold
Replies: 37
Views: 2012

Re: My passenger is cold

My understanding was that most of the wind and buffeting to the passenger came from the lower part of the bike, and that the lower wind wings would correct that. I think I recall YouTube videos showing those effects with ribbons attached to the bike. Did he not corroborate that?
by tamathumper
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for on an ‘03
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: What to look for on an ‘03

I would check for:

Frame cracks
Mouse nest(s) on the air filter (gooseneck scope cam, $20 on Amazon)
Worn steering head bearings
Tire date codes

The last three would be an indication of overall maintenance - they're your "real life service records".
by tamathumper
Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank gurgling
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Gas tank gurgling

Gasoline is such a mixture of junk that it has multiple boiling points. I'm pretty sure the lowest is still over 100 degrees, but that's going from memory, and it's been a while.
by tamathumper
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: My passenger is cold
Replies: 37
Views: 2012

Re: My passenger is cold

Check out Baker Wings, they'll deflect all that lower air around the rider, and reduce buffeting and temperature issues, at least in my experience.
by tamathumper
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Daytona Beach drawbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: Daytona Beach drawbridge

I think he took the barrier arm in the forehead. You can see pieces of it fly up in the air, and he looks like he's bent down recovering when he passes the camera, then he looks surprised and knocked forward on the bike when it transitions to the bridge and the trailer jumps the first gap. I think h...
by tamathumper
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: What is this?

From memory it pops back on hard, if you have it aligned with the adjuster rod.
by tamathumper
Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GW brakes engage while riding
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: 2018 GW brakes engage while riding

Did both wheels lock up, or just one, and which one?
by tamathumper
Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Site progress update
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: Site progress update

Wow, a real labor of love, thank you for all you do. I'm sure everyone will React positively to this, and I'll bet the site will be more Responsive, node doubt, .js sayin'. :D
by tamathumper
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Highway peg extension
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Highway peg extension

Once you figure out what you prefer you may want to consider laying the bike over on a piece of carpet in the garage. Make note of what hits the carpet first, and if it's the foot pegs you may want to move and remount them until they're not the first thing hitting (the road). Too many stories of peo...
by tamathumper
Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?

When illuminated the filament is (as one would expect) a little wire about a centimeter long, if memory serves. The Electrical Connections LED bulbs have several tiny LED squares in a row on both sides, about a centimeter long and fairly well placed in the same position as the original filaments, so...
by tamathumper
Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: RPM surging under partial throttle
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: RPM surging under partial throttle

It's not uncommon, and might be fixed with a simple ECM reset. Without touching the throttle, start your bike and let it idle until the fans kick on and off again, then turn off the bike. If it still happens after that, I'd make sure the battery connections are tight and I'd test my battery with a c...