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by yechave
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mosquito's and LYME'S disease
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Mosquito's and LYME'S disease

Thought I would put a quick mention here about Lyme's. I thought I had heat stroke after taking the Wing out on July 14th. I was SO sick, and thought I would tough it out. About July 24th, I had someone run me to the ER. I did not know at the time they tested for Lymes. I was sent home with pretty m...
by yechave
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease

This was a line from the last Falling Skies TV series last Sunday, which I never watch. "The woods are full of mosquitos and ticks. Do you have any idea what Lyme's disease does to you?" How exactly does that fit in an alien invasion movie? A friend was watching and heard Lyme's mentioned. I watched...
by yechave
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease

LDRD is a web site designed to help educate people about Lyme disease. NEW developments in the quest to understand and defeat Lyme are continually replacing old news and ATTITUDES. Lyme disease symptoms mimic those of hundreds of other disorders, therefore Lyme is known in the medical profession as ...
by yechave
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

I wasted a couple of years with the tire tubes, the walmart comfy cushion (which was not bad), the roid seat cushion, and finally decided we had so much money in the Gold Wing, it was time to try the money back guaranteed Air Hawk R. Never looked back! I wonder how I managed to ride all these years ...
by yechave
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Heat Stroke vs Lyme's disease

Going back to July 14th, temps in the mid 80's. We took a 2 hr ride in the morning mostly all interstate roads. Keeping up with traffic, 75+ was the norm. Wearing full safety gear, I had never had an issue in heat and did not expect this to be any different. We got home before noon, took an unusual ...
by yechave
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes and heater warranty service questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Brakes and heater warranty service questions.

Just informed by dealer the bike is finished with repairs. It has just under 24k miles on it. The seat was replaced, this being the sixth Gold Wing I have heard of needing the seat replaced due to both grip and seat heater not working. The OEM pads were replaced with another set. Time will tell if t...
by yechave
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes and heater warranty service questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Brakes and heater warranty service questions.

As per not worrying about the heaters, we only have two weeks left of warranty. I am told it could be as much as $450, if it needs say a new seat, which they have been known for on this issue. At about 10k, the passenger heater control was toast, and, we don't even use the bike much.... That warrant...
by yechave
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes and heater warranty service questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Brakes and heater warranty service questions.

We have an 06 with 23k miles. The brakes did not squeak for at least 17k miles. New pads were installed at 20K. The brakes have been squeaking all the time since. It is very annoying at slow speed stopping. After my comments about it to the dealer, they told me they just do that. I don't think so. I...
by yechave
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heated seats/grips update, still baffling
Replies: 63
Views: 20031

Re: Heated seats/grips update, still baffling

I greatly appreciate all that info. Our 06 just started having intermittent power to the grips and seat. Only 23k on the bike which is not used much. I just called Honda and found out the warranty expires first week of August. Yikes, I was going to put this off until Oct. Looks like it could have be...
by yechave
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gas milage
Replies: 25
Views: 2199

Re: Gas milage

We get 41 mpg NE PA. That is two up, PA hills and hwy crusing up to about 70.

I was getting 37 and found out the computer chip for the fuel metering was bad. Covered under warranty.

Reason I had it checked, the lights would dim when I pulled the clutch in.
by yechave
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Lube the vent lever!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Lube the vent lever!

I will get some silicone this week.

Yep, I knew about all the way up/down. Been using it regularly since I had the wing.

It went up today, but did not want to go back down.

Thanks!
by yechave
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Lube the vent lever!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Lube the vent lever!

I just had the bike out last week, first for the season. I soon realized I could not open the vent, and it was either broken or just plain stuck. It moved freely by moving the vent itself, but the lever would not move. Never had any issues with it before. I called Don at F4 customs just to make sure...
by yechave
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?

WOW! I envy you. I sold my primary driver - 97 conversion van last Fall, and barely drove 2k miles/yr with that. We have a mere 23k on this 06. I did have to replace the alternator at 10k, was pulled again last year just to check. The tranny was rebuilt in 2010 I believe. Had the Traxxion suspension...
by yechave
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?

Thanks for all that info. Both heaters were on. Sounds like it is going to go in the shop. I have never taken any parts off the bike, but it has had extensive repairs done the past two years. The tranny was rebuilt, so basically everything was dismantled, and the fuel mapping chip was later replaced...
by yechave
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Seat & grip heaters work intermittently?

I rode for a couple hours the other day. I had both grip and seat heaters on for the first 25 min, pulled in at gas station and put side stand down, in gear, did not turn the key off. After I restarted, there was no heat on either for the rest of the ride to my destination, which was about half an h...
by yechave
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: G-max 3/4 helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: G-max 3/4 helmet

User update: I had my original replaced under warranty due to a lot of noise with the liner making creaking noises after installing a Card com system. Had the same problem with the second helmet. I didn't use it at all without the Cardo, so not sure if it would have been an issue anyway. Still, prob...
by yechave
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 GL1800 - loaded, 22k miles. $19,500
Replies: 0
Views: 149

2006 GL1800 - loaded, 22k miles. $19,500

A fully loaded, 2006 Titanium GL1800 Gold Wing. MINT condition! Second owner. Garage kept the first three years, stored in a heated garage for winter since. OEM full warranty until Oct 2013, with a zero deductible. Traxxion suspension installed at about 7k miles, and yes, it is worth it. Now has abo...
by yechave
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GPS sunshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: GPS sunshield?

Regarding the ad for the Olympia Nova vest on this page, I just ordered that from Revzilla.com. Found I had a $13 credit on my account from a couple of years ago. Best price I could find anywhere. Great company to deal with as well. The sunshade was fantastic today. I sweltering 90+ degrees with ple...
by yechave
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GPS sunshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: GPS sunshield?

I finally had some change to buy the Nav sunshade. Very nice indeed!

Be pretty hard to come up with a better product.

Still being advertised on Ebay.
by yechave
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Grip replacement options/opinions
Replies: 37
Views: 2848

Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

I've used the Grip Puppies on the LT and GW. Had the dealer install the last set for very little $, great product.
by yechave
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: weight is hard to get used to
Replies: 22
Views: 5751

Re: weight is hard to get used to

Ever consider going to a scooter? I thought I would never be interested in one of those, until..... my SO became interested and bought a 250cc Helix. What a blast that is to drive! At 375 lbs or so, you can pick that up off its side with one hand with its low center of gravity. Very nimble, had no p...
by yechave
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: G-max 3/4 helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

G-max 3/4 helmet

This is my first 3/4 helmet. I bought a white helmet with black accents. It looks a lot nicer than it did in the catalog when I ordered it. It also feels a lot better than either Nolan I own. My SO bought the G-max 1/2 helmet which also looks much nicer than the pic from the catalog. Both were aroun...
by yechave
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Air Hawk R seat cushion
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Air Hawk R seat cushion

I have about 5 tanks of gas on the cushion, and it gets my vote. I had been using the Walmart seat with a Roid air bladder inside. That was great for $30. The fact I am in so much pain before I even start riding, I need all the help I can get to ride as long as possible. The weather is much too nice...
by yechave
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Super mount for camera/cam cord on Amazon
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Super mount for camera/cam cord on Amazon

Update: About 1800+ miles later, the camera fell off this evening. It didn't look right the last couple of trips and I did attempt to straighten it out about half an hour before it came off. The tether worked great. Once it fell, it landed on the GPS sunshade and never moved. I may have to use some ...
by yechave
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Robbie Maddison world record jumps - wow!
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Robbie Maddison world record jumps - wow!









Robbie Maddison's World Record breaking jump of 322 feet and 7 1/2 inches on New Years day at 12:45. He jumped over the football field not once but twice!!