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Colbert, WA, US, 99005

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My first Honda was a 150 CC. Didn't have much power, but it got me around. Tried a 350 Kawasaki enduro. but found I didn't like the enduro style. Bought a 1974 750 Honda, then later a 1987 1200 Aspencade, a 1996 1500SE, a 2004 1800ABS, and now have the 2005 Blue 1800 Anniversary Special.
I like to travel around paved back roads and on long distance travel will look for back roads to simply stay off the freeways.
I am a loner cyclist. Reason is I don't like riding in a string of bikes with cars wanting to pass and it holds them up. It is just not for me.
I am over 70 years old and have ridden over 500K miles. Other than a bike falling over on me standing still that's about it.
Riding makes you much more aware of your surroundings which increases your awareness driving a caged vehicle. So ride and ride safe.
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Retired

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Member Since:

10.26.2006


Bike 1:

Blue 2005 Honda Goldwing

Bike 2:

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Bike 3:

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Premium Heavy-Duty 100% Waterproof Cover w/Bag

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Premium Heavy-Duty 100% Waterproof Cover w/Bag
ITEM CODE: WSHD500BK,   SKU: WSHD500BK

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I bought this because of the 100% water proof. Yes, it is HD and weighs a little more than the average covers, but I say it is worth the sacrifice so you don't have to put a tarp over your bike (which you'd have to carry extra anyway). I have not tried it on yet, because it is winter at this time and the bike is parked in a cargo trailer for the winter. Towards spring I will give it a fit. One thing I have done on covers is used 1.5 inch strapping with plastic clip in connectors to tie across the bottom. That way the weight of the plastic clip, and strap, allows you to toss across from one side (underneath) to the other so you can get a hold of the clip to plug it into the other clip part. If you want a good cover, I suggest this one.
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Clear Lens Universal 3rd Brake Light w/Run Option

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Clear Lens Universal 3rd Brake Light w/Run Option
ITEM CODE: EC01106,   SKU: EC01106

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I installed this just below my license plate that has the Eagle Chrome License Plate Frame on it. There are three wires to be hooked up, one for ground, one for running light, and one for the stop light. They definitely are bright. I had difficulty trying to find the wire that had the stop light as my arms weren't long enough to sit at the back checking wiring and reaching the brake on the handle bar (Dah). You will need to drill a small hole in behind the plate to run the wires up inside the wheel well area to the wiring harnesses. My belief is the more lights on the back of the cycle the safer you are. This is worth the investment.
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Eagle Chrome License Plate Frame

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Eagle Chrome License Plate Frame
ITEM CODE: CA77023,   SKU: CA77023

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I decided to put a frame around my 2005 GL1800's license plate so ordered this. It definitely is heavy duty and looks nice. Only problem was the prior bolts I had on the license to hold it on were those type with the reflectors as the top part of the bolt with wing nut on the back. I had to go to an auto shop and get different bolts as the reflectors would not fit in at the corners. As a footnote. I have a running/stop light strip that I fastened into the base of this plate. Since the lights are clear (when not lit) it all looks like one unit.
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Side Cover Replacement Studs

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Side Cover Replacement Studs
ITEM CODE: PG37050

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I bought a used 2005 GL1800 and the left side cover had a broken stud (gone) so I bought these and used a Dremel drill forming the stud close to the way the other one was on the right side. I then cut it off for length and used their JB epoxy to glue it in place. I think they are a little over priced, for only getting two, but hey -- they did the trick. You could probably buy an ABS plastic sheet and glue strips together and make your own, but these are convenient to work with.
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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for GL1800 Gold Wing

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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for GL1800 Gold Wing
ITEM CODE: PRRBBB,   SKU: PRRBBB

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I had these on my 2004 ABS and recently bought these for my 2005 GL1800. Now. the template shows the exact edge spot where you line it up on the trunk. And when you mark the spots you will see the spots are very close to the outside edge of the trunk (you will think 'to close'). Reason is there is a double layer of plastic for connecting the trunk together towards the inside edge. I drilled the holes and then spitted on them (as instructed) and used a small screw driver to push the edge on the outside part of the bumper into the hole. After getting it to start into the hole on the edge I then pulled them down with needle nose pliers (back and forth) and continued to work the small screw driver around the upper outside edge. They then popped in. Yes, the trunk will be tight closing, but my experience with them on my older 2004 bike is after a while they do form in and the trunk becomes easier to close. The instructions will tell you all of this. I definitely think they are well worth it.
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Trunk Handle

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Trunk Handle
ITEM CODE: BB2376,   SKU: BB2376

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

My thought is - this was originally designed for a 1500 bike as the trunk lid area where this is to be installed is flat. I had this on my 2004 GL1800 ABS and it was convenient. So I thought I would put one on my newly acquired 2005. However, when I went to test it for install I noticed the base where the screws go in leaves big gaps per each leg. Meaning that the only way this accounts for the gaps is with the rubber grommets. So on one side the grommet will be almost flat and the other side (across) not flat. I am not saying you can't put this on an 1800. It is just I elected not to after seeing how the base of those legs are flat and not formed to shape so as to fit a rounded trunk like the 1800 has. I give it 5 stars because it is handy and I did like it on my 2004.
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BikeMP3 & JM Music Player Populating Software

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BikeMP3 & JM Music Player Populating Software
ITEM CODE: WSPS1,   SKU: WSPS1

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I had bought the recent J&M digital player and decided to order this software. I noticed a few glitches with it, but basically it makes it easier to load a flash drive with the songs you want. The nice thing is you can save your list should you want to rebuilt your flash drive, or make a duplicate. Example, you wan reload your list that may have been in original CD order and scramble the list and install it again. So it has it's benefits.
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High Output Coaxial 30-Watt Speakers

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High Output Coaxial 30-Watt Speakers
ITEM CODE: PG02183

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I installed these on a 2005 GL1800. They sound great so far. I guess I will see if they last or not. Most of the time I play music through my head set so probably won't be using them that much. If they break down I will write a second review later on, but so far so good.
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Multi-Port Adapter

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Multi-Port Adapter
ITEM CODE: WP719129,   SKU: WP719129

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I bought two of these for my 2005 GL1800. One is installed inside the trunk up on the lid and is able to be plugged into the Universal Trunk Plug I installed (EC02208) into the lid cover. I used Velcro to attach it up onto the underneath side of the trunk. This allows me to plug in USB items (2) and regular items using cigarette lighter plugs. I always wanted plugs for my previous cycles in their trunks and this does the trick now. I bought two so i could have one in my front left glove compartment, but the way I have done the wiring I doubt I will need the second one.
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Stainless Steel Luggage Rack Washers w/Rubbers

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Stainless Steel Luggage Rack Washers w/Rubbers
ITEM CODE: WS4SW,   SKU: WS4SW

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I had a 1996 SE and with the original washers and rubbers under the luggage rack. There became fisher cracks on the trunk after a few years. My son and I removed the trunk lid then fiber glassed the inside where the bolt holes were then re-drilled the holes and installed these wide base washers. I changed out the washers on my 2004 1800 ABS and now have installed a luggage rack on my 2005 1800 and ordered these washers with it. These washers will spread the weight ratio outward more and thus help eliminate cracks from occurring. Consider this though. Don't put a lot of weight on the luggage rack. Keep it light with the heavier items in the trunk or other places. I only pack a light tent and 3/4 roll mattress on the luggage rack. Nothing else.
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F4 Scratch Resistant Clear or Tinted Windshields for GL1800

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F4 Scratch Resistant Clear or Tinted Windshields for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PG20048

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

Back on 7/13/2011 I wrote a review about how great the F4 folks were in replacing the 4" I had put on my 2004 wing. If you wonder about the 4" possibly cracking, I would say they have corrected that situation by making the base thicker. But, one thing to consider is the 4" creates more buffing with wind, so that is why I put the 2" (adjustable, as the 4" is not) on. This new one is now on my 2005 Goldwing and I actually took a brand new factory windshield off (former owner had put on) just so I could have the F4 on it. It is easy to clean and I do not have to worry about the F4 getting foggy like the factory one does. I also bought clear because I always wear lightly darkened glasses when traveling so didn't want night vision to be darker. If you want a great windshield, get the F4.
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Chrome Windshield Vent Trim Accent for GL1800

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Chrome Windshield Vent Trim Accent for GL1800
ITEM CODE: AO451242,   SKU: AO451242

11.20.2017
BLC

5 Stars

I did something different with this trim. Have you ever had a bug come through the vent and hit you in the face at about 70 MPH? Yes, it stings like heke. On my previous cycles I made a trim from a piece of flat plastic and put window/door screen on the back side then Velcro to attach it to the vent. With this chrome trim I carefully removed their double stick tape. Then put down contact cement where the tape had been and then laid some window/door screen over and pressed into the channel (using clear wrap (for food so it would not stick to my fingers). I let it dry. I cut strips of Velcro and attached the rough side of the Velcro to the channel of the trim accent (back side where I glued in the screen). Once that was done I removed the cover wrap of the soft side of the Velcro and pressed it the trim onto the windshield vent. I now have a nice looking chrome trim, with a screen in it (to stop bugs) and it is removable if I need to clean the screen. Word of caution -- If you do this be very careful removing the double stick tape as the thin part of the chrome accent could easily break, so be patient. It really looks nice.
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