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by Fatboy46
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 209
Views: 49478

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

RE: shutting off after 3 seconds of idle... I drove a rental Ford- that drove me nuts until I figured out that I could raise the idle speedup just a tad with the gas pedal(automatic) and force it to keep running. Not sure if that 'll work with the 6 speed..
by Fatboy46
Mon May 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip Planning Advice.
Replies: 45
Views: 3891

Re: Camping Trip Planning Advice.

Dusty and Someone... and to each his own... camping is just waay too rough. "Roughing it' is a motel with no HBO... or just having Waffle House as a meal choice.. You guys go ahead- live and love that outdoors!!
by Fatboy46
Mon May 01, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip Planning Advice.
Replies: 45
Views: 3891

Re: Camping Trip Planning Advice.

;-)... Holiday Inn, IHOP, Waffle House...all provide excellent sleeping accommodations and food..but I didn't like Boy Scouts...and 2 weeks at Ft. Hood -Nat. Guard - reminded me why I did my time in the Navy instead of Army!!
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HANDS GO NUMB EVEN ON A SHORT RIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 2502

Re: HANDS GO NUMB EVEN ON A SHORT RIDE

3 exercises for carpal tunnel... help to prevent carpal tunnel. The repetitive work builds up the muscles and tendons, and the 'tunnel' is limited in size- causing the sheath of the nerves to erode. stretching the tendons, goes a long way to prevent problems and delay surgeries. ( I twisted wrenches...
by Fatboy46
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Licensing of Riders
Replies: 34
Views: 2369

Re: Licensing of Riders

"themainviking"... interesting- and US riders cross the border, and ride with 0 experience? I gotta agree that no one should ride a motorcycle until they have 6 months experience...(;-) I didn't carry any passengers until I had some road time- called a friend to take my wife riding, so she could get...
by Fatboy46
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: After Market Exaust system
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: After Market Exaust system

anybody have the OD of the 1500 exhaust system 'mufflers- inlet out let? mine are UNDER the back of the Trike- hard to access and measure for me..
by Fatboy46
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 1200 a aspencade not starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: 1984 1200 a aspencade not starting

you said it was parked/ air cleaner may be clogged with critter debris... need a screen over the air intake to keep rats and squirrels out..
by Fatboy46
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 35038

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

anytime you thing an outfitted Goldwing is expensive- go price a similarly outfitted Harley.
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(

Texas heat doesn't help them. I had one that would pop out at 70mph. Had to hold it with my leg until i could stop. New rubber grommets fixed it. Didn't know about the retention kits.
by Fatboy46
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Help!! I lost my right White panel today :(

Keep the grommets fresh.. at least every year
by Fatboy46
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Wannabes
Replies: 280
Views: 22940

Re: Goldwing Wannabes

RE: HD- ..and per recent news- HD was fined by our wonderful EPA for selling performance 'kits' that don't meet EPA standards once installed on ROAD bikes- off-road? so--- ya gotta ride your FLHTCUI on the dirt road for a little ways?
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trike
Replies: 41
Views: 9908

Re: Trike

MOTOR TRIKE makes or made a kit that bolts to the frame- leaves the drive wheel on the GW-- ergo=- 3 wheels in the back. I wouldn't ride one on a bet.. BUT, MOTOR TRIKE makes GOO, REAL conversions as well. I'll bet the 'dealer' was referring to the frame bolt on kit- he may not know the difference. ...
by Fatboy46
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Warning about Scam on selling your wing
Replies: 28
Views: 2107

Re: Warning about Scam on selling your wing

When I was looking for my GW.. I saw SEVERAL ads in Cycle Trader that were suspicious. pictures the same- just different locations, prices too low- same descriptions, word-for- word- one of my complaints about these selling sites- even eBay- is that it is so hard to research SOLD items- to see what ...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 72838

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

FM-usa-- Bless your heart!! there you go using logic and facts and then... throwing in PROOF ! That is the kind of information we need to make an informed opinion. I can pretty much guarantee that any tire manufacturer is NOT going to recommend a CT for use on a MC- no more than any MC tire co is ab...
by Fatboy46
Mon May 09, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 72838

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Looks like it is about tread, profile and application. If you are a canyon carver,MC with a round profile would be desired also road racing. Touring? What works and is comfortable. Don't expect the tire mfgr to support cross use or even acknowledge it exists. Nor should you expect to have a CT failu...
by Fatboy46
Tue May 03, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 72838

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Paulcf-- likely due to liability issues. a car tire is for a car.. a MC tire is for a MC. The tire mfgs do not test their car tires on MC, nor do the test the MC tires for auto applications- although some of the little Smart cars might qualify- the old Isettas, etc. CT on a MC? that is a riding styl...
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 72838

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Switch to a Trike... you get car tires on the back for traction, stopping power with larger contact patch, x 2 and run a REAR tire on the front, mounted backwards.. that's what I was told by the Trike manufacturers..
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problems with heel toe shifter
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Problems with heel toe shifter

Does the 1800 have the support problem too? Does it need the support fix?
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lactrical vs Compufire
Replies: 40
Views: 3628

Re: Lactrical vs Compufire

I didnt click on ALL the items, but after about ten that said LAtrical and were Eagle...I gave up. I'm thinking try to find LATrical on line..
by Fatboy46
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replace my windshield
Replies: 27
Views: 1537

Re: Replace my windshield

CA- did the F4 allow you to retain the height afjuustment feature? Some are too thick to allow that - my GW is a 97
by Fatboy46
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problems with heel toe shifter
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Problems with heel toe shifter

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... /86/200181
this supports the shifter shaft, might be your 'fix' if you want to keep it.
by Fatboy46
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replace my windshield
Replies: 27
Views: 1537

Re: Replace my windshield

Has anyone considered windshield height AND the passenger? I have the TALL Stock shield- prefer looking OVER not through, but it keeps some of the buffeting down for my wife. My trike had an adjustable lexan with a lip at the top- LOTS of buffeting for both of us. put the stock one on, much better. ...
by Fatboy46
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lactrical vs Compufire
Replies: 40
Views: 3628

Re: Lactrical vs Compufire

looked up the AMAZON LAtrical alternator- looked for one "by LAtrical" .. found it.. but seller is EagleHigh? Am I missing something?
by Fatboy46
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?

Well. fooey. drove down in all the rain, storms, tornadoes..had no clue except the rain. Was cold and cloudy most of the time and Daytona Bike Week was in full swing.. drove home in the rain and flooding...maybe next time...