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by Fatboy46
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I don't know about Home Depot's methods
Replies: 98
Views: 4829

Re: I don't know about Home Depot's methods

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by Fatboy46
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 322
Views: 20696

Re: The idiots are out there

It comes down to your attitude in riding. I do not trust anyone else on the road- not even my mother- especially my mother ;-)... expect the guy behind you to try and run you down, and everyone in front of you to try and make you hit them, and the people on either side to run you over. It 's called ...
by Fatboy46
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This is gonna be interesting...
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Possum51 wrote:
riffraff wrote: My last one was a 1974 Shovelhead 74cc engine and was purring like a sewing mechine when I sold it. Just saying..... :D

don't need to add oil to the gas, Harley does that automatically in the combustion chamber..;-)
by Fatboy46
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I don't know about Home Depot's methods
Replies: 98
Views: 4829

Re: I don't know about Home Depot's methods

by suvcw04 ยป Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:29 pm "Fatboy46, cite even ONE scientifically run study showing premium gets get mileage than regular. If your vehicle says 87 octane minimum, you will not get better mileage, even on AvGas." suv- if your vehicle is designed for 87 octane the mpg increase by using 91/...
by Fatboy46
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I don't know about Home Depot's methods
Replies: 98
Views: 4829

Re: I don't know about Home Depot's methods

You can shop price OR you can shop for service- both isn't available anymore. I go to my local Ace Hardware store for everything=- only if they don't have or cant get it, will I go to Lowes or HD. I'd rather shop at a Mom and Pop grocery, but in the metroplex, they are now called convenience stores ...
by Fatboy46
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Licensing of Riders
Replies: 34
Views: 2369

Re: Licensing of Riders

Hawkeye--- those olden days, when the licenses were put on clay tablets were the reason for bungee cords- strap them to the seat- :lol: back in '69 the THP officer and I disagreed on where to ride on multilane roads- he said ALWAYS on the left of the lane- ALL lanes- so that's where I rode for the t...
by Fatboy46
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Noisy Speedo, HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Noisy Speedo, HELP!

WD 40 is NOT... NOT a lubricant.
oil + WD 40= gunk.
grease + WD 40= thick gunk.
usually, graphite is the speedometer cable lubricant of choice.
Honda MAY have it's own preference, if so,,, use that.
by Fatboy46
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding next to tractor trailers
Replies: 89
Views: 8172

Re: Riding next to tractor trailers

safe answer- don't.. stay away from semi's, garbage trucks, concrete haulers, etc..if you cannot see their mirror-they cant see you. lay back or pass them quickly. If you get caught in a 'convoy' of trucks, get away from them-even if it means getting off the highway for a few minutes or changing rou...
by Fatboy46
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?

Thanks!! I appreciate the info!!
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New guy intro...
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: New guy intro...

Maintenence records! GW are smooth, quiet if you want that. Make great trikes. I like no oil on the ground, gas tank UNDER the seat for lower CG- and 100-300k miles !
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Trike info
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Goldwing Trike info

If you Trike your VTX CHECK out Roadsmith. They ADD 8-12 inches wheelbase for smoother ride for you AND especially the passenger. If you are a tall man that will let you get a seat that gives you better leg room. Get the extra gas tank option at the start NOT Add on.saves $$. :D Roadsmith is an IRS ...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Goldwing Trike rentals in St Augustine area?

Headed go the Sunshine State in late Feb/Mar. Any places that rents GW Trikes in St Augustine?
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: HELP WITH MY 1985 HONDA GOLDWING LIMITED EDITION
Replies: 77
Views: 2048

Re: HELP WITH MY 1985 HONDA GOLDWING LIMITED EDITION

Roadw2. I did read the string. It is very encouraging to see folks like you snd the GW docs family jump in IMMEDIATELY to help a disabled vet. I am partial to our Military vets. I served back in the 60's and 70's and early 80's. Your 'service' to a vet is remarkable. Sadly, not many people put actio...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yesterday while getting gas......a
Replies: 34
Views: 1614

Re: Yesterday while getting gas......a

GW-"other"-vs Harley? Harley- great bike- heavy, overpriced, top heavy, rough riding, noisy, expensive to maintain, ANYTHING with H-D on it costs 2x-3x as much. Friends ride them. Most aren't snobs- those that are-I ask what they do for their Harley at 40-50k miles- usually they say "overhaul the to...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: HELP WITH MY 1985 HONDA GOLDWING LIMITED EDITION
Replies: 77
Views: 2048

Re: HELP WITH MY 1985 HONDA GOLDWING LIMITED EDITION

WOW! You guys are GREAT!!
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Out of country motorcycle purchase
Replies: 38
Views: 1398

Re: Out of country motorcycle purchase

? Just move to Florida. LOTS of great bikes there. USA likes Canadians. its a LOT easier to buy/sell/trade vehicles here. Besides, if you are a GoldWing Rider-we need more of you folks down here..With all the weirdo's and killers our Gov't let's in- we need good folks!!
just sayin' ;-)
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is it high mileage, or low mileage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Is it high mileage, or low mileage?

Maintenance records are king. no records-assume nothing was done properly and price accordingly. Especially the timing belts. maybe they were changed regularly-maybe the oil was changed regularly? was the brake/clutch fluid changed and flushed? axles lubed? bearings checked? Some things you can look...
by Fatboy46
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 178
Views: 21947

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

:-) If you have to ask... you ain't...
by Fatboy46
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: motorcycle windshield wiper
Replies: 165
Views: 13288

Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Roadwanderer-- gotta say YOUR windshield looks better than my '97's
by Fatboy46
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Wannabes
Replies: 280
Views: 22953

Re: Goldwing Wannabes

RE: Honda profits go back to japan.. the NEW Honda sales profits do, not the USED Honda sales profits--- they stay here!!
by Fatboy46
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: motorcycle windshield wiper
Replies: 165
Views: 13288

Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

The old windshields couldn't handle a wiper- scratches too easy. Make sure YOUR windshield is squeaky clean before you turn them on or you will just scrape a big arc onto the 'glass. There are sprays that make the water bead up and blow off- and us old school guys always looked OVER the top anyway.
by Fatboy46
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: new rider question
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: new rider question

Wave if you can.. Nod if you cant let go of the handlebar at that point.. it's a Drive Friendly thing.. Kinda country- EVERYBODY in the country waves at EVERYBODY- whether they know them or not. I see two fingers down.. sort of a- keep the two wheels on the ground- sign. At least we SEE each other--...
by Fatboy46
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Wannabes
Replies: 280
Views: 22953

Re: Goldwing Wannabes

well, one thing they will not get-- is the HEAT VENTS and a radiator!! They still get to overhaul the top end every 30-50k miles, pay enormous prices for accessories and it will always be top heavy. When the H-D guys are sweating the traffic... we are still cool- radiator fan kicked on and still "no...
by Fatboy46
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 178
Views: 21947

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

c5cruiser--- growing older happens- growing up, is optional..
by Fatboy46
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 161
Views: 24814

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Us old guys buy GW's, ride them until we die, or can't ride anymore and then we or the widow sells them to a dealer- read the screed about the 40th anniversary GW not having any 'technology' improvements or style- I guess he wanted fins and electronic paint... some folks gotta have the newest, lates...