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Coyote79

Wylie, TX, US, 75098

Alias:

Coyote79

About:

Living for Christ; CMA member
Texas A&M Former Student '79
Engrg background;
Married 38 yrs to the beautiful Mom of 3 beautiful daughters (all married, 2 grandsons, one on the way, & 2 gdaughters)
Avid sportsman, pilot, skydiver
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Occupation:

Regional Sales Mgr

Favorite Quote:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
— Calvin Coolidge
 

Member Since:

05.07.2011


Bike 1:

Met Black 2010 Honda GL1800 NAV/ COMF/ XM

Bike 2:

midnight Blk 2017 Yam FJR1300ES

Bike 3:

- No Bike 3 -


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Coyote79

06.04.2018

2018 Gold Wing Traxxion Suspension Upgrade // Install & First Reaction


Hi Rick, you have discovered the difference between craftsmanship & art. I had Max & the TD team install the ‘full monty’ on my 2010 wing ~3 yrs ago (~74k mi, now have 94k) & the ride, performance (I ride aggressive) & increased handling of the bike were incomparable! No more cupping or infamous ‘wing wobble’, only fun & better use of a well designed bike, except the suspension!! Two things I highly recommend to every Winger are: traxxion dynamics & centramatic balancers- worth every penny!

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VStream Quantum Hard Coated Windshield for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PG24215

09.25.2018

5 Stars

my V-stream has 7 yrs & 100k mi+ now on a 2010 GW. just returned from 9k mi AK trip. The top is starting to craze now, but overall very good shape for the mileage. One reviewer mentioned the rainbow colors he sees thru the shield- he must be wearing polarized sunglasses as this is called the Newton Ring effect- most contoured coated plastic optics will exhibit this effect. I will be ordering a new V-Stream, so cannot comment on ease of installation, etc. vey good product.
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Chrome Front Rotor Covers
ITEM CODE: HO08P54MCA100,   SKU: HO08P54MCA100

03.31.2018

5 Stars

Addtl note- I also noted much reduced vibration at high speeds. The plastic versions I had previously exhibited signficantly more
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Chrome Front Rotor Covers
ITEM CODE: HO08P54MCA100,   SKU: HO08P54MCA100

03.31.2018

5 Stars

I had the plastic covers before & held up well, but they just can’t take the road wear over time. Become pitted, etc. These metal covers appear to have good plating & show well. The mounting was easy. Minor ‘bending’ or forming was needed to get them aligned & spaced evenly to the rotors/ rim, but nothing too complicated. I will report durability after I get 10k mi on them & my Alaska trip this summer.
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VStream Quantum Hard Coated Windshield for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PG24215

08.15.2015

5 Stars

An update on the performance/ reliability of this shield. After 72k mi of mod-aggressive riding in all seasons & weather I'm happy to report my V-stream (preinstalled by dealer at purchase in 2011) w/ vent continues to perform. Very little pitting & very small craze at corner of vent now, but very little considering the topographies I've covered. Not sure why our Canadian friend review had such a difficult time w/ his- installer??? ;-) I highly recommend this shield for wingers. I'm 5'10"/ 175, sitting height 33-34" & I run the shield at full extension position at typical cruise speeds >80MPH. PS I measure a shield for its ability to reduce buffeting & reliable service in varying conditions; measuring dB gain/ loss is a bit much, in my opinion- these are not cages :-)
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VStream Quantum Hard Coated Windshield for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PG24215

09.26.2014

5 Stars

I bought my GL1800NAVCOM new in May '11, w/ this shield & vent installed. Now have 60k mi & no issues or problems, even w/ the shield at max height point. I ride mod to aggressive & at consistent high cruise speeds in all kinds of weather. Even w/ significant head or cross winds the shield handles firm, w/ slight vibration; nothing atypical of any shield. I'm 5'10" w/ sitting height of 33-34", if that helps. great shield! I also highly recommend their Zip Coat, like Rain-X for plastics- no more smearing & obscured vision in rain! also works fantastic on the face shields!
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Chrome Lower Front Cowl for GL1800
ITEM CODE: BB52608,   SKU: BB52608

08.22.2014

4 Stars

I can relate to those who say the chrome plating quality for most of these after market companies leaves much to be desired- Show Chrome, Kury, et al. I will say the cowl cover I have now is beginning to show its age (3 yrs & 58k mi), which is very good for how I ride (fast & aggressive). Showing pitting & typical wear for any plastic part that is directly facing all objects from the road. I hope I am as fortunate w/ the new one I just ordered.
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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PRRBBB,   SKU: PRRBBB

08.22.2014

3 Stars

I have 58k mi on this solution for those who use a luggage rack and/ or experience chaffing of the interior lid, which will happen- period. Take a sufficient length of ~ 1/4 or 3/8" clear polymer, flexible tubing that can be bought at Home Depot,etc & slide this tubing inside the gasket already on the lid. Wet or lube it & push until it returns to the opening/ slit (gasket is slit at bottom of Lid), then trim as needed. This gives the gasket greater support under loads from luggage rack. has worked for 58k mi thus far.
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Ergo III Chrome Adjustable Arm Cruise Mount w/ Dually Pegs
ITEM CODE: KU4081,   SKU: KU4081

07.16.2014

3 Stars

Just installed to replace my ergo II pegs which I had ground into oblivion cornering ;-) The chrome plating appears to be inconsistent on all surfaces. The 'showy' surfaces that are exposed appear sufficiently prepped (ie, sanded, Cu plated, Nickel plating etc), but the surfaces hidden to the naked eye are not- Chrome &/ or Ni plating appear thin. I see potential corrosion points in these areas after time & exposure to the elements- miles & time will tell. Kury needs to take note of their quality, for the price they ask for these parts!!!
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Short 4.5 or 6 inch Arms for Ergo Pegs
ITEM CODE: PG03443

04.30.2014

5 Stars

Some have inquired about the 6" arms I mentioned in a previous review- I have sold them. Thanks
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Special Edition Quantum Windshield w/Rain Zip Coating
ITEM CODE: TR552153,   SKU: TR552153

04.30.2014

5 Stars

I now have 50k miles w/ this windshield- still oging strong & in excellent condition- no pitting, crazing or cracks. I do use Zip Coat to promote water runoff during rain & prevens smearing(acts like rain-x). Is made for plastics, unlike rain-x.
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Waterproof Battery Tender 12V 800 mAmp
ITEM CODE: TR212116,   SKU: TR212116

04.30.2014

5 Stars

My previous review indicated the LED status lights were not functioning properly- it was a blown fuse!! Doh!! These are great units
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Waterproof Battery Tender 12V 800 mAmp
ITEM CODE: TR212116,   SKU: TR212116

02.21.2014

4 Stars

Like everything about this unit, however, I have two units where the LED indicator lights for charging/ maintaining charge have died or failed. Anyone else have a similar experience? I've had hte units < 1 yr, use every day.
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