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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-31-2012, 09:24 PM
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Seat-belt and helmet laws are just plain parental. I opposed them even while I always were my seat-belt and/or helmet.

Seat-belts, never had an accident, never seen an airbag deployed (except on...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-31-2012, 02:33 AM
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I hope those gurus hang around. When my 1500 was having problems my mechanic (let alone me) could not resolve I got lots of valuable help right here. Eventually the 1500 came back to life, thanks...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 146
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Ouch, he that cannot takes a shot at me who has done. You remind me of the losers who tell me training for a marathon is a waste of time. It is always those who lack the will that dismiss the...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2012, 02:39 PM
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Xtracho wrote:



That, that they cannot accomplish must be pointless. The common refrain of those that cannot when faced by those who do.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2012, 10:02 AM
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I have the Bigbike kit, new in package but the 1500 is long gone. Free to a good home.

Update: Kit found a home right here in Sunny CA
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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IdahoRaider wrote:


Confused? Maybe, more likely it has them trying to imagine how to deny a claim.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-27-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 146
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This insurance company thing and car tires is such non-sense. Does anyone know of a single claim not paid based on running a car tire on a motorcycle. Big choppers run car tires all the time. It...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-27-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 146
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Brianinpa wrote:


Well said.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-27-2012, 01:33 AM
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I have 20 documented IB rides, including 5 so-called "extreme rides". No accidents, no tickets, but I leave the judgement to others. C'est la vie.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
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Here is a thought; leave the dog at home.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-18-2012, 08:03 AM
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Note to Honda:
Software changed needed on GL1800.
Please enable a feature by which TRUNK OPEN detection is bypassed. Tell me in the opening ceremony that I enabled this feature.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
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Cannot see why not. I use a CT on my GL18 w/o a side car. I use a Kuhmo ZP 195/55-R16 - identical to the tires on my Prius
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
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Just seems a little "rickety" for 80mph freeway travel. I am not saying it is and I am not making a engineering judgement, just my "gut reaction".

I like it for towing short distance and I do...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
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Bugsy wrote:


I have Trailer-in-a-bag and many times I have used one GL to tow another one to the shop. However my longest tow is probably 15 miles. I have no empirical evidence but I would...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-16-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
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DaveO430 wrote:


It has always surprised me that my-then 2000 GL1500 (now my brother's GL1500) would consistently get better mileage than the more modern 2006 GL1800. On a recent IBA ride from...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
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I am an endurance rider and ride almost exclusively on multi-lane highways and mostly in the west where speed limits are at least 70 and usually 75 or even 80. I usually run about 80-85mph and my...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,346
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Her son is in the hospital...is she the doctor? No. take your time and be safe. If my kid was in the car with life threatening injury (G*d forbid) and I was driving to the hospital I would take...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2012, 12:30 PM
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My '06 had the problem, dragging rear brake. Honda of North Hollywood fixed it
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2012, 09:34 AM
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royak wrote:


1+ - Seafoam is as close to magic as it gets
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2012, 12:11 AM
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DaveO430 wrote:


That is for damn sure. I stored my GL15 and GL18 side-by0side for four+ years. Changed fluids and put tires on GL18 and it took off. GL15 was PIA to get moving.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-14-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
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Yep - what they all said.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-11-2012, 10:02 AM
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ziadelsol wrote:


+1 - exactly what I did, on GL1500 its is 12 years old and 6 on GL1800, works and will not open trunk or start bike. On long rides it is really handy.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
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I got mine from M&J http://www.m-j-enterprises.com/

The little topper that screw on do come off from time to time so recommend buying a few extra.

Couple of close-ups
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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-11-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
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The only update I know of for S&T is to buy the new version, which I just did. S&T 2013. Sometimes S&T does something really silly, I documented one whereby S&T would take you off I-15 headed south...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
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http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2007/12/11/randakks-supercharger-for-honda-gl1000-gl1100/

okay a GL1100, converted to chain drive, stretched about 2 feet, mount a 325/25-R20, a blower pumping...
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