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Forum: Recent Rides and Riding Experiences   10-10-2019, 09:46 PM
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Posted By johnusmcret
Southern Utah

We took a 7-day 1,950 mile trip to Southern Utah where we hit 5 National Parks and 2 State Parks. It was spectacular to say the least. One thing I confirmed is the need for a trunk rack/bag.
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Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   06-11-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By johnusmcret
2017 GL1800A reverse not working

So after having the bike in and out of the shop several times since hitting the bear last year, I go to use my reverse and it works intermittently. When it doesn't work, I hear a clicking like a...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   04-21-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By johnusmcret
I watched the video of the Utopia backrest. I see...

I watched the video of the Utopia backrest. I see how it folds forward nicely, but in the video it looks like he has to hold it up when he gets on. Does it not stand up straight by itself?
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   04-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By johnusmcret
Drivers backrest

Another perceivable "need" is a drivers backrest. I want one that does not make it uncomfortable for the boss to get on and off. It seems from the video that the Kurakyn does not sit upright when you...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   04-21-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By johnusmcret
Running Lights

Do running lights improve peripheral vision? I think I "need" them but would like to justify them with the boss. After hitting the bear last year, if I could say that extra lights would have...
Forum: Recent Rides and Riding Experiences   08-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By johnusmcret
Only some tufts of fur!

Only some tufts of fur!
Forum: Recent Rides and Riding Experiences   08-16-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By johnusmcret
Not even a claw! Thought about it afterwards...

Not even a claw! Thought about it afterwards though.
Forum: Recent Rides and Riding Experiences   08-15-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By johnusmcret
Western Colorado

As many know, Colorado has endless miles of great riding roads. I along with my wife, took off for a 5-day trip with my sister and brother-in-law on their Harley. On day 3 I had an unfortunate...
Forum: Other Goldwing Modifications   07-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By johnusmcret
Welcome. I also have a 2016 which I just bought...

Welcome. I also have a 2016 which I just bought used in May. I was also looking at luggage racks, but I noticed the OEM rack says it doesn't work with the spoiler on and I am not about to take it...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   06-16-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By johnusmcret
So I removed most of the slack from the cable as...

So I removed most of the slack from the cable as advised. There might be a slight more left, but I am almost to the end of the travel of the adjuster nut. It makes a big difference.

My problem...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   06-16-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By johnusmcret
Define please. Slow speed maneuver around my car...

Define please. Slow speed maneuver around my car in the driveway. Stupidly I hit the brake while leaning. I couldn't hold it more than a second or two. Gravity won.
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   06-14-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By johnusmcret
Touchy throttle

Well it has been almost a month with my new (to me) 2016 Wing. I have put over 800 miles on her. Sadly I tested the tip over bars this morning. They worked! And I didn't pull anything lifting it back...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   06-14-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By johnusmcret
Living so close one would think I would have...

Living so close one would think I would have ridden up it, but unfortunately I have only been up in a car. The cog railroad is closed for maintenance this year, but the shop is open at the top. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-31-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By johnusmcret
Just 3400 miles. Another reason I could not pass...

Just 3400 miles. Another reason I could not pass it up. PO dropped price to $17.5K. With the exception of one small ding, no one would believe it was used.
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   05-30-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By johnusmcret
Thanks for the reply. Just getting used to the...

Thanks for the reply. Just getting used to the new normals!
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   05-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By johnusmcret
New Wing Rider with questions

Just a week on my '16 and liking it so far. Coming from a ST rider, it is a big adjustment. But I do have a couple questions:
1. While on a 3-hour trip, we stopped for dinner. It had cooled off...
Forum: Honda Goldwing Forum General Discussion   05-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By johnusmcret
Not a lot of experience here after just a week on...

Not a lot of experience here after just a week on my '16, but we bought new helmets with the Sena 30K system which we used a couple times on my ST before getting the Wing. Hindsight! Anyway,...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-28-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By johnusmcret
Thank you all for the welcome and counsel. The...

Thank you all for the welcome and counsel. The wife and I took a 300+ mile overnight trip. I can say the bike grew on me some. I was honestly on the fence whether to keep it or not. My wife...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-26-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By johnusmcret
Hello from Colorado

First time Goldwing owner after having back-to-back ST 1100's. I bought a used 2016. I must say, after wanting a goldwing since I can remember, I thought I would be more instantly in love with the...
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