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Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,365
Posted By DaveF-
Outstanding! I'm really enjoying this report. ...

Outstanding! I'm really enjoying this report. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,267
Posted By DaveF-
Here...

Here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-1982-81-82-Honda-GL500I-CX500-Silverwing-GL-500-Rear-Trunk-Rack-Guard-/200775270000?hash=item2ebf237e70&item=200775270000&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr)...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,267
Posted By DaveF-
That main fuse is a nuisance - replace it with a...

That main fuse is a nuisance - replace it with a blade type automotive fuse and never worry about it again.

Here is a relatively recent photo of my GL.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,716
Posted By DaveF-
My trip preparations have evolved over the years...

My trip preparations have evolved over the years and are written up here. (http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/MotorcycleTouringNotes/index.htm)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By DaveF-
I'm planning to ride to Alaska this summer with a...

I'm planning to ride to Alaska this summer with a few friends from the CX/GL board.

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/Alaska2008/
Forum: Alaska 01-26-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 67,361
Posted By DaveF-
I'll be there if I can get the time off work for...

I'll be there if I can get the time off work for the trip.
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,868
Posted By DaveF-
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,167
Posted By DaveF-
See this writeup....

See this writeup. (http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/MotorcyclePrep/statorfailure.htm)

Several proven stator re-winders are listed near the end.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,191
Posted By DaveF-
http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/LinkedPhotos/B...

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/LinkedPhotos/Bike5.jpg

I've owned my 82 GL500I Silverwing since new and it's been a great tourer. Like any bike, it's needed maintenance, but it's easy to work...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,639
Posted By DaveF-
Years ago I picked up a tip from a Motorola...

Years ago I picked up a tip from a Motorola technician on prolonging the life of soldering station tips. I had been having trouble with them becoming oxidized and pitted after several weeks of...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,639
Posted By DaveF-
That was an excellent tutorial, trscott. ...

That was an excellent tutorial, trscott.

Stripping the wire is sometimes a problem because the individual strands can become nicked and/or broken. This is especially easy to do with the cheap...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,649
Posted By DaveF-
I've been looking at this also, mostly as a way...

I've been looking at this also, mostly as a way to let folks at home know where I'm at and that all is ok.

I'm planning to make a trip to Alaska this summer. The coverage maps look good through...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By DaveF-
Inaccurate if damp

http://www.martelmeters.com/img/products/QM-100V_large.gif

I used one of these for a while but in damp weather conditions its accuracy went to hell so it was removed. YMMV.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By DaveF-
Some windshields are also susceptible to damage...

Some windshields are also susceptible to damage from pressure washing. The damage isn't immediately apparent, but then layers start to peel off. DAMHIK. :bluduh
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 142,274
Posted By DaveF-
Outstanding ride and report, Jacqueline.:clap ...

Outstanding ride and report, Jacqueline.:clap Thanks for posting it.

I've been following it for some time now, anxiously awaiting each new post.

BTW, I thought I heard somewhere that hoon, or...
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 40,113
Posted By DaveF-
I've been following this thread with some...

I've been following this thread with some interest as I've also experienced reliability problems with Electrex/Electrosport stators. Details here....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 820,321
Posted By DaveF-
Taken in Nova Scotia on last year's vacation...

Taken in Nova Scotia on last year's vacation trip. (http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/vacation2006/index.htm)

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/LinkedPhotos/NS2006.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,262
Posted By DaveF-
I'm still riding my Honda GL500I that I purchased...

I'm still riding my Honda GL500I that I purchased new in 1982.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 823,989
Posted By DaveF-
Here's a couple from a 1990 Alaska trip...

Here's a couple from a 1990 Alaska trip (http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/Alaska1990/).

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/Alaska1990/images/07-050.jpg
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,964
Posted By DaveF-
Airis T620

About a week ago I purchased an Airis T620 PocketPC with OnCourse 6 GPS software from buygpsnow.com (http://www.buygpsnow.com/). The unit sells for $299 with no GPS software. Several GPS software...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,977
Posted By DaveF-
My entire music collection has been ripped into...

My entire music collection has been ripped into high bit-rate mp3 files on my computer, located inside the house in an office room.

The computer sound card output is fed to a small FM transmitter....
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By DaveF-
:D

:D
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By DaveF-
1990 Alaska Trip

Finally got around to posting it online. Better late than never.

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/Alaska1990/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By DaveF-
I prefer 64 across southern TN over 78. Lots...

I prefer 64 across southern TN over 78.

Lots of small towns to go through, so don't be in a hurry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,374
Posted By DaveF-
another Atlanta incident

About a year ago I was riding a new-to-me bike home from Nebraska and was southbound on I-75 near Delk Road. I was boxed in heavy traffic with cars on either side of me, an 18-wheeler behind me, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By DaveF-
I used to get terrible splitting headaches that...

I used to get terrible splitting headaches that would have me confined to bed. After a while I noticed a pattern - they usually happened on Sundays, and I had usuallly worked physically hard outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,971
Posted By DaveF-
So far, 29 years with no major incident or injury...

So far, 29 years with no major incident or injury although there have been some close calls. It's been spread over several bikes and I have no idea how many miles.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,850
Posted By DaveF-
I plan to be there Saturday morning and possibly...

I plan to be there Saturday morning and possibly early afternoon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By DaveF-
Check out this thread ...

Check out this thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186125
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,072
Posted By DaveF-
Judging from all the comments, people either like...

Judging from all the comments, people either like it or think it's hideously ugly. No in-betweens.

I'm in the second group.
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By DaveF-
I carry along a small handheld voice recorder and...

I carry along a small handheld voice recorder and use it to log comments.

I don't think I'd use a paper-based logbook.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By DaveF-
This topic has been discussed several times. See...

This topic has been discussed several times. See this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113109) among others.
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 40,113
Posted By DaveF-
Thumb +1 on the Heads-Up voltage monitor. There was a...

+1 on the Heads-Up voltage monitor. There was a thread about it here. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161138)

Such a monitoring capability is especially important if it is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,963
Posted By DaveF-
There are still many of these bikes around. They...

There are still many of these bikes around. They regularly show up on ebay and can usually be had for $500 - $3K depending on mileage and condition.

Here's my GL650I....
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,963
Posted By DaveF-
I purchased a GL500I Silverwing new in 82 and...

I purchased a GL500I Silverwing new in 82 and still have it, along with a few others I've picked up over the years.

The CX/GL series are great bikes. Shaft drive, liquid cooled, and very reliable.
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,276
Posted By DaveF-
I've found Paul's postings to be most informative...

I've found Paul's postings to be most informative and welcome his contributions.

It is surprising to see this thread moved to Vendors. Although he does receive income from manufacturers, his...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By DaveF-
I had the same problem with one of my bikes. I...

I had the same problem with one of my bikes. I finally bought a tube of exhaust system sealer from a discount auto parts store and it's done very well.

Out of the tube it's in the form of a...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By DaveF-
copper pipe

I installed galvanized steel pipe overhead and copper pipe drops in my garage about eight years ago. The steel pipe was a bit of a pain to work with.

If I had to do it all over again I'd use...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By DaveF-
Molex MX150L series

I've been using this series:

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/628/1196.pdf

Very easy to connect/disconnect, weatherproof, good current carrying capacity. No need to use their expensive tool if...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By DaveF-
This is excellent advice. It's very important to...

This is excellent advice. It's very important to try on several to see what fits.

I've tried Arai helmets and they would not fit comfortably. But my Shoei RF-1000 is perfect - it couldn't fit...
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