Wing Ding 34 in Review
TRAVEL PLANNING, BIKER-FRIENDLY LODGING —AND MORE!
OUR SOUTH DAKOTA TRIP
and the Wind Beneath Our Wings, Part 2
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October 2012 • Volume 35 Issue 10
ABOUT THE COVER
A Top Gun contestant at this year's Wing Ding 34 pre-
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Travel Planning, Biker-Friendly Lodging—and More! ......................................................................30 SPECIAL SECTION: Wing Ding 34 In Review ..........................................................................66-83 Storing Your Wing – Early Start ..........................................................................................................52 Wind Beneath Our Wings—Our South Dakota Trip, Part 2 ......................................................56
his way around some cones on the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lot this past July. Photo by Patty McKenna.
“Where’s Wingy” Contest Rules (SEE PAGE 45 for details.)
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Bringing Back the Competition—the Drill Team Competition, That Is! ....................................26 Friends for Fun, Safety, Knowledge & Goodwill Worldwide ........................................................35 Let’s Celebrate 35 Years Together! ....................................................................................................20 International Directors of the Year for 2011-2012 Say Goodbye —and Welcome in New Couple ........................................................................................................18 South Carolina Offers a Lot in a Relatively Little Space ..............................................................87 The Red Page from American Honda................................................................................................12 Trike Tracks Section ........................................................................................................................61-65
D E P A R T M E N T S Acts of Kindness......................................14 Advertisers Listing ..................................97 Association Leader Listing ....................98 A Word from Your Director ...................9 Classifieds ..................................................95 Events .........................................................93 Finishing Touches ...................................106 GWRRA Official Products..................104 GWRRA/Rescue Application ................84
Hall of Fame..............................................94 In Memoriam ............................................94 In the Zone...............................................10 Just Jokin’ ...................................................84 Motorcycle Goodies...............................90 News Briefs ..............................................22 Product Previews.....................................24 Readers’ Responses ................................16
GWRRA MONTHLY SURVEY - SEE PAGE 44 October 2012
Readers’ Rides .......................................102 Wing Ding 35 Application .....................85 Wing Ding 35 Housing...........................88 Wing Ding 35, Greenville, SC Map......89 Word Puzzle (Cryptogram) Answer for Prior Month .......................................97 Wordsearch Puzzle .................................97 Workbench ...............................................40
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A Word From your GWRRA Director
Message About “Fun” Understood! I’m sure you know what it’s like to take on a new position. Whether as a volunteer or in professional life, everyone has a different approach or idea as to how they can be successful in their new endeavor. Some come into a new assignment looking to make changes immediately; others take a more “wait and see” approach until they’ve had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate whether anything even needs to be changed. Either way, new assignments can bring you into contact with a broader base of varying views, and this affords you the opportunity for greater feedback. As for me, my operational career progressed through my 20 years with GWRRA—and my different areas of responsibility broadened my knowledge and allowed me to expand my contact with the membership. What I found is that the “inner circle” extends ever outwardly when one’s involvement leads them on the path of Chapter, District, Region and International assignments. And this “circle” broadens itself regardless of whether you have chosen a path of Operations, Rider Education, Leadership Training or Membership Enhancement. As your new Director, I wanted to take some time to listen, watch, learn, observe, evaluate and consider the best course of action that benefits the membership. And though I still plan to do exactly that, you have already provided me with some feedback and I want to thank you for it. It came to me in a way that was most unexpected, and your comments touched me deeply. Ironically, it was not so much what you said, but what you also implied. After the press release was issued that I’d be your new Director, I began receiving email well-wishes regarding my new position. It was as I was reading the emails that I realized there was something very different about them: There was a consistent and direct message being sent to me from across the broad base of our membership, and I began to sense an underlying tone—actually, a pattern—of concern. The membership was telling me: “Please do this for us! Do this for the organization!” The message was clear—crystal clear, in fact: BRING BACK THE FUN! That three-letter word—and the outcry for its return— would not leave my mind. Could it be that the organization that I’ve enjoyed for 20 years, whose motto is “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge,” has inadvertently deleted
the word “Fun”? I wondered. Have we simply become “Friends for Safety and Knowledge”? Then I realized: Impossible! There’s no way we would ever eliminate “Fun”. Perhaps we just misplaced the concept of fun. Perhaps it was just waiting to reappear again—and now is the time! And so far this year, Linda and I have noticed that, despite the fact that attendance has been down at some events, those folks participating are still having a considerable amount of fun! Self-guided and led rides are still popular ways for friends to enjoy the local sites and scenery. And theme participation, involving costumes and/or skits, can still bring about an evening of joyful laughter and camaraderie. But participation is the key to improving the quality of fun, and Chapter Life offers the best opportunity to increase the level of fun. Think of it…a Chapter comprised of enthusiastic participants can’t help but have fun! Riding and socializing are key elements of a healthy Chapter, and events must be planned to accommodate the varying needs of the Chapter participants. So you, the membership, have asked me to do something for you and, in return, I will ask you to do something for yourselves and for all of us. After all, this has to be a team effort as no one can do this alone! I will do my part to focus on developing fun and on minimizing the structure that leaves us with the perception that the fun has gone away. Meanwhile, I am asking that you be a partner in this effort, participate when you can, make others feel welcome and enjoy the feeling of showing those who are new to our organization that we know how to have a good time. It’s time for enthusiasm, for an awakening and for going forward with a positive attitude to reward us with the fun that so many of you desire. So, do we have a deal? Do we have a partnership? Are we a team committed to “Fun”? Let’s say “no” to “can’t” and, instead, ask, “How can we?” There’s no doubt in my mind that, TOGETHER, we can do this! Ride safe, be well and remember: FUN shall be the last word—so HAVE FUN! Jere Goodman Director of GWRRA
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Wing Ding: A Time to Try Something New! This year at Wing Ding I gathered up my camera and rushed off to get photos of the Drill Team Performances… only to come upon an unusual sight when I arrived at the designated parking lot at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. First one, then another, novice drill teams performed before the scheduled drill teams—the Central Florida Motorcycle Drill Team and the Northern Lights Drill Team from Canada—went on the field. These two impromptu teams were great, and I was surprised when I spoke with a nearby Northern Lights Drill Team member who told me both novice teams had only practiced together for a few hours before getting on the pad…in front of a huge crowd of people! Now I’ve always loved watching the drill teams—it’s one of my very favorite things to see at Wing Ding each year—so I have to tell you I was pretty excited to see this increased—and actual hands-on—interest in the event. And the fact that both teams performed with a precision one would hardly expect from six riders who had never before done calculated maneuvers next to each other just made it all the better! Then I got another surprise. Immediately after both teams had finished, I ran over to where the first team had gathered so I could get a group photo of them before trying to track down the members of the other team for a group shot. And as I put the viewfinder to my eye, I was happy to see a female among the first group of novice drill team rid-
ers I photographed (it was Janine Brandt, oft-time winner of Top Gun/GL1500 Class). As I later learned, many of the other participants in these two novice drill teams were also regular, annual Top Gun and/or Amazing Team Challenge riders—which of course was one reason they could perform the maneuvers so well. But even so, I wondered to myself, who would dare ride so close together and try so many new tricks, especially in front of so many spectators? It must have taken a lot of guts for each one of these riders to do this. And it was at that moment that I realized two very important things about the convention and our Association: Wing Ding is a great time to try something new, and we should all be very proud to be Members of an organization with people like this in it. After all, it’s not every day that such an offer is made—as that of riding in an impromptu drill team! And it’s also not that often that some good sports—like the riders this year, regardless of their level of riding ability—will take someone up on it! That said, I’m sure there were many, many other folks who tried something new this year at our annual family reunion, and I encourage you to tell your Chapter friends all about it. After all, trying something new at Wing Ding is just one of the many aspects of the convention that makes it so much fun each year. (For example, I got the chance to ride two-up with Greg Hohlock this year in Top Gun…he’d been asking me to for a couple of years but other obligations had prevented it…and what fun that was!) Now I know it gets old after awhile hearing people say time and again, “Participation is the key to having fun”. But all I can tell you is that I had a blast riding in an event this year, and I saw plenty of other people also having fun in their first-time endeavors—including those novice drill team members. Not only did they have big smiles on their faces, but they also put plenty of smiles on the faces in the crowd as well! For an overview of Wing Ding 34 presented by Progressive, see pages 67-83 of this issue. For more on the drill teams in particular, see page 26. ●
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severity. If the crash is severe enough, it signals the inflator to ignite and begins filling the airbag with nitrogen.
In 2006, after 15 years of research and testing, Honda introduced the world’s first motorcycle airbag. An airbag equipped Gold Wing has been available ever since, and no other manufacturer has been able to match this unique safety feature. Even after six years, peo- “The most common motorcycle accident involves another ple are amazed that vehicle...violating the right-ofHonda could produce an effective airbag for a way of the motorcycle...usually motorcycle and are by turning left in front of the intrigued about how it oncoming motorcycle...” works, this may include Findings of the “Hurt Report” study of you. The following infor4’500 motorcycle crashes. mation provides a brief explanation of why the airbag was developed, how it works, and what role it can play in improving rider safety. How Rider Injuries can Occur in a Frontal Crash As an example, consider what happens when a motorcycle and rider crash into a stationary car at 30 mph at a 90° angle. In this scenario the motorcycle will come to a stop in about 1/10th of a second. Without an airbag, the rider would continue forward at 30 mph until he strikes the car, another object, or the ground with a force that could cause very serious or fatal injuries.
In the same situation with an airbag-equipped motorcycle, the bag would slow the rider’s forward movement and absorb some of his kinetic energy. As a result, the rider would impact the car and/or the ground at a lower speed and with less force, and have a better chance of surviving the crash. How the Motorcycle Airbag Works The airbag system is activated whenever the ignition switch is in the ON position. An indicator on the instrument panel comes on briefly when the ignition is first turned on. It will come on and stay on if any system problem is detected while riding. When the front wheel impacts a solid object, sensors detect the motorcycle’s deceleration and send that data to the control unit. The control unit evaluates data from the sensors and estimates crash 12
In less than 1/10th of a second, the airbag pushes up through the cover and completely fills, while tethers help keep it in place. As the rider’s head and chest press into the bag, the gas immediately starts escaping through vents on either side, and the bag quickly deflates. When the Airbag Should Deploy and Benefit the Rider The airbag should deploy, and provide maximum benefit to the rider, in a severe head-on or nearly head-on frontal crash into a large solid object or another vehicle that is stopped or traveling at moderate speed, such as when a vehicle turns left in front of the rider at an intersection.
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There are Not Enough Words to Thank Them In late June, my wife and I left for a three-to-four-week trip to the Oregon Coast on our 2007 GL1800/Champion trike, pulling an Aspen Classic camping trailer. On the fifth day, June 26, we left Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho for a trip on Highway 75 through the Sawtooth Pass. It was a gorgeous, cold (28 degrees F) ride, and we stopped in Stanley for breakfast. Heading down Highway 21, we were about 31 miles southwest of Stanley and rounding one of the many curves when, suddenly, we heard a loud explosive pop, thud and harsh scraping, clattering noise. We’d hit something on the road, likely a sharp rock, and soon discovered a puncture in the lower sidewall of the front tire. Our first thought was about the many “Acts of Kindness” we’ve read about, so we decided to use the Gold Book to locate some help. Alas, there was no cell phone service for either of our two providers! We had an emergency tire plug kit and decided to try it so we could limp to a place for service. However, the puncture was too large for the plug to be effective. While we pondered our dilemma, the first of many good Samaritans stopped to see if we needed assistance. Brian and Shirley Lewis (of Oakley, Michigan) on their 1999 Valykrie stopped to see if they could help. They didn’t have phone service either but offered to ride until they could make some contact for us. They also kindly offered us water and snacks. We gave them our membership information for Rescue Plus and asked if they would make arrangements for a tow. After about an hour, a pickup truck pulled over and brought us two cans of Fix-A-Flat, sent by Brian. The driver relayed a message that Brian was at a lodge about 20 miles away and trying to arrange the tow service. We tried to use the Fix-A-Flat along with a plug, but it didn’t work. A short while later, Brian returned and informed us that the Rescue Plus service needed to speak to one of us. He gave my wife a ride on his Valkyrie back to the lodge’s café, where
a land line was available and she called them. Unfortunately, this area of Idaho is far from any major cities, and the rescue service would need to locate someone with a roll-back truck; the nearest was in Boise, about 100 miles southwest. One couple talked with my wife and said they were headed my direction so she asked them to deliver a status message to me. The couple, Dan and Bonnie Critell (of Eagle, Idaho), was on a day ride with some friends. When they stopped, they left their contact information and told me the dealership would likely be closed by the time a tow truck arrived at it with my trike. Then they generously offered to let us drop the trike at their house and also invited us to spend the night. Meanwhile at the Sourdough Lodge, northeast of Lowman, Idaho, Proprietor Jim Dovel was extremely gracious, letting my wife make and receive numerous calls. Finally, at about 2:30 p.m., she learned that a tow service was dispatched, but would take about 2-1/2 hours to get there. After picking up both me and my wife, the driver headed for Boise. But the Honda dealer was closed so we called Dan and Bonnie and made arrangements to have the trike delivered to their house; it was about 8:30 when we arrived. Not only did Dan and Bonnie provide us a place to stay, they also served us dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning! Dan had offered to help remove the front wheel so they could take it to Carl’s Cycle Sales the next morning. And upon removing the wheel, we discovered that our damage extended beyond a blown tire: The oil filter was smashed, the exhaust cover was severely dented and the cowl was broken. (The belly pan likely prevented other damage.) Whatever we hit must have propelled like a rocket under the bike’s belly. After reporting the damages to our insurance company, we decided to fix the bike so we could continue on our trip. Carl’s Cycle Sales didn’t have our tire in stock but expedited a pickup and we were on our way in just a few hours. Then, thanks to Dan, we did the repairs in his garage. We know now how important cell phone coverage is and also to always inspect the undercarriage when a blowout occurs. But above all, we will always remember the kindness of everyone we encountered, especially the biking community. Brian and Dan, along with their wives, are but two examples of wonderful people who will help total strangers in need. There are not enough words to thank them. Charles and Carolyn Shields GWRRA #133353 Kingsville, MO
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Your Story Really Hit Home for Us! I would like to thank you for your article about loving and listening and motorcycles (“In the Zone”, p. 12, August 2012). This article could not have come to our doorstep at any better time. That said, I’d like to share a story with you… Recently, I had the chance to ride a GL1800 and, after a few days, my wife, Linda, asked me if I was ready to step up to an 1800. I told her no, I’m very happy with my 1500. I said, “She’s like part of the family.” We’d gotten her brand new on October 10 of 1999, she is the first bike that we’d bought brand new and we’d put 128,000 miles of memories on her. Sure we’d had to replace a few things over the years, but it hadn’t been anything I couldn’t do myself. Also, Linda had worked very hard in our small town in Montana as an EMT to pay for this bike (yes, she bought it for me), so I was really attached to it. Well, back to where I was going before I got sidetracked… When Linda asked me if I was ready to trade up, it started my mind’s wheels turning. I went to Craigslist.com, checked out a few 1800s and found some real nice bikes then I went to the GWRRA classifieds and found some more. Finally, there was one in Arizona that caught my eye. I made the call and talked to the man who owned it. He was really nice and answered all of my questions. I told him I’d call him back after I talked to my wife. Linda said to go ahead and get it but to make sure it was what I wanted and that it had everything I’d hoped for. Afterward, just like a kid in a toy store, I got all excited and found it hard to sleep that night. I tossed and turned, but not with excitement about getting the bike, but rather with wondering, Does it have this or that? Well by 3 a.m., I still wasn’t able to sleep so I got up and went back onto the computer to start my search all over. Within five minutes, I found a 2006 1800 with heated seat/heated grips/CB/radio/NAV. Plus, the color was gold and the price was not too bad. The only problem was that it was at a dealer in Springfield, Missouri, so back to bed I went. The next morning was just this past July 20th, a Friday, and I called the dealer and made them an offer over the phone (of course I already had my wife’s go ahead). They said they’d get right back to me. Hours went by and there was no word, so I said, “Scratch that one. Let’s go camping up north for the weekend.” But as we packed our camper and 16
got ready to head out, I said I was going to call them one last time to see if they’d accept my offer…and they did! So Linda and I unhooked the camper and headed for Springfield. What a ride that was! The dealer closes at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and we had 600 miles to cover in just 22 hours! We arrived in Springfield at 1:30 on Saturday and looked the bike over really well. I found a leaking fork seal and showed it to them; they took another $200 off the price (the dealer’s name is Mother Road Motorcycles, and they were very nice to work with). Anyway, the deal was made and off we went. Now, here is where your article came into play… We had no history about the bike but, with only 17,000 miles on a 2006, we knew it hadn’t been ridden much. So we looked at the name and address of the owner and—can you believe this—we would be going right by his hometown on our way home. Linda said, “Let’s look them up and talk to them about the bike.” So we did! We programmed my Garmin with the address and away we went. When we got there, I knocked and asked the person who answered the door if his name was Charles. He said yes, and I introduced myself and told him that we’d just bought his 1800. I then asked him if he could tell us about the bike and of any trouble he might have had with it. He proceeded to tell us that he’d bought the bike from Iowa and that he and his wife had lived in Illinois at the time then moved to Missouri. He said that his wife was then on oxygen and that she’d had a hard time breathing with a helmet on so he’d traded it off for a Mustang convertible. He also told us he’d just lost his wife on May 30th. We were there for about an hour, and then we had to go. But it was such a pleasure to meet Charles. We wished him the best and told him that his bike will be well taken care of. Now I just hope that, when I sell my 2000 1500, that it goes to someone who will take care of her as well. Again, thank you for your story. It really hit home for us! Dan Pilger GWRRA #288832 Ft. Lauderdale, FL ● Wing World
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Say Goodbye—and Welcome in New Couple By Lonny and Karen Hunter, IN-E Chapter Directors and 2011-2012 International Directors of the Year Wing Ding in 2012 marked the end for us as a couple of what we feel is one of the greatest honors any Member of GWRRA could ever have—that of being honored as the very first International Directors of the Year. Though You May Not Have Heard of Us… Many Members of the Association were not at Opening Ceremonies for Wing Ding 33 (in 2011) when it was announced that Karen and I, as Senior Chapter Directors of IN-E, had been selected as the first recipients of this new recognition…and the existence of such an honor has basically remained unknown within the Association as a whole. But for Karen and I, it has truly been one of our most special titles ever because—just like we often hear people say when they are honored in the music, movie, or theater fields—there really is nothing more
Thoughts on GWRRA GWRRA is an Association that has been successful because of the enjoyment it brings to the lives of its Members. The bikes are the greatest machines on earth, but it’s the fun factor that keeps us coming back to be part of the group. GWRRA has had, and now has, many successful leaders who try to make sure that the “fun factor” is there. The most successful leaders, though, are probably the ones who view their opportunity to serve others as just part of the fun and not as a “job”. Also, sometimes everyone feels that they don’t have enough time, but true leaders are the ones who continue to lead and make sure that what the group needs continues to get done; the best leaders continue to give. It was precisely because we’ve met so many good leaders in GWRRA that we were so shocked when we were announced as the
Lonny and Karen Hunter in 2011 at Wing Ding 33’s Opening Ceremonies—after just having received the honor of being named GWRRA’s first International Directors of the Year.
Mike and Angie Mitchell (who were Virginia District Directors at the time) at this year’s Wing Ding giving their acceptance speech as the new 2012-2013 International Directors of the Year.
special than to be honored by your peers that you work with in an organization. And that’s how we’ve approached it…the important thing has been the internal knowledge that our effort to make GWRRA a better and more fun Association has been recognized by others.
first International Directors of the Year. I’ve described it as if we’d won a race we didn’t even know we were running; it was one of the few times in my life I was absolutely speechless.
Some Background on Us, Your Very First International Directors of the Year Karen and I began our GWRRA ride in April, 2002—just ten short years ago. We knew from the first event we attended that it was a riding group and friends that we wanted to be part of. We joke that we just wanted someone to ride with on Thursday evenings, but the group soon became so much more important in our lives than that! And it’s been noted that we were “targeted” early, like so many other leaders in the Association. We have been honored whenever we’ve been asked to fill any position at the District and Region levels, and GWRRA has allowed us to serve on multiple levels since 2005: Indiana District Senior Leadership Trainers and also Assistant District Directors. Still, the vest that is most important to us continues to be our Chapter Director vests (which we are now wearing for the fifth year). That’s why being honored as International Directors of the Year has meant so much to us. It validates that what means so much to us is the same thing that means so much to others. 18
In Closing… So, as our year as the initial recipients of this honor draws to a close, we just want to thank everyone who has served with us in any way during our time in GWRRA. The Members of GWRRA follow their leaders by choice and not because they have to. It’s therefore those Members who make a leader look good or not look good. So thank you to everyone who has ever followed us in any way. Wearing that special medallion around our neck—and wearing that special patch on our IN-E Chapter Director vest—has truly made the last half of 2011 and the first half of 2012 very special for Karen and I. We encourage Members now to acknowledge the next recipients of this honor...who happen to be Mike and Angie Mitchell, the previous Virginia District Directors who were named the 2012-2013 International Directors of the Year at this year’s Wing Ding Opening Ceremonies (and who have since replaced Jere and Linda Goodman as GWRRA International Deputy Directors). Congratulations Mike and Angie! ●
In honor of GWRRA’s 35th Anniversary, each month in 2012 this page will either contain a Member-written article from someone who has been instrumental in our Association or an article relaying some of the history of GWRRA.
By Jim and Margie Hodge, Chapter MS-A Area Reps (for life), GWRRA Life Members #36790, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Friendship & Water
As our Founding Fathers settled this great country of ours, they often traveled from one “source of life” to another—natural springs. There they would rest and prepare for the next leg of their journey: Some tarried just long enough to water their stock then hurried on to find their dreams; others remained in the area, planting crops and enjoying the bounty of the land plus encounters with other travelers just passing through. In fact, many of our cities and towns now are a result of these springs. A special one comes to mind in South Dakota. It is advertised for hundreds of miles away as: “Free water at Wall Drug Store.” Well, as water is to the body, friendship is to the soul. And so it has been for us with GWRRA… In the mid-80s, Margie and I had built a successful business and a new home and were in the later stages of raising our children. In search of new challenges and rewards, we were fortunate to re-connect with old friends who were into Gold Wing motorcycles. Our paths led us to help start a new chapter in our own lives—as well as the first official GWRRA Chapter in Mississippi! All things were new and special as we shared our time with other groups around the state and country, partaking of their “springs of friendship” and opening up new territory for others. There were many
special characters among those we encountered; however, one exceptional person comes to mind. He was a retiree from The Overhead Door Mfg., an older fellow named Clarence Pratt. Clarence rode a Suzuki but joined as an Associate Member and was always the first to volunteer his time and resources. Once, during one of our first Tri-State Poker Runs, he even showed up at the kick-off point in a big Chrysler pulling a vintage Air Stream travel trailer! It was for us to use as our headquarters, he said. Then he pulled it with us to the coast for use during the weekend. Plus, he brought along an antique squeeze box for Saturday night entertainment. Clarence also played the piano to kick off our first Talent Show at the State Rally that fall, and every year thereafter until he could no longer hold it to play. Another memory of Clarence is about one of our monthly Chapter functions. We’d have pot luck/birthday suppers and, having to travel some eighty miles each way to the Chapter, Margie and I were limited as to what to bring. So one night we stopped at a drive-thru restaurant and, as part of our order, asked for large, hot yeast rolls to bring to the meeting. That night Clarence asked, “Margie, you brought these rolls ’specially for me?” Margie said, “Just for you, Mr. Pratt.” And thereafter, we always brought Clarence’s rolls to the supper. After Clarence passed away, his wife (who was not a rider and who we had only seen a few times) sent Margie the nicest card, thanking her for bringing the rolls that Clarence enjoyed so much. She keeps the card in her nightstand and reads it occasionally. You see, it’s not always the big things that matter in people’s lives. So like pioneers stopping over at a spring, Members visit our Chapters and Association for various reasons: Some only want a few minutes of refreshment; others find a totally new lifestyle. Each is unique and has a special need and story to tell. And we have been blessed in GWRRA to have shared in so many of the lives of friends who have just stopped in for a drink of cool water and a moment of friendship!
By Jim and Shirrin Hutchens, GWRRA Life Members #31698 & #31698-01, of Pleasant View, TN
How Much We’ve Learned from GWRRA…
First of all, we are honored to have been asked to write an article pertaining to our history with GWRRA, and we wish GWRRA a Happy 35th Anniversary! We are walking examples of two people who just “joined an Association” and not a local Chapter or “club”. Allow me to explain… I (Jim) am retired from Sales and Management and, to enhance my career, we chose to move to seven major cities over a forty-year period of time. But as a result of GWRRA and its ideals, we were able to easily fit into our new surroundings with each new location. That’s because each location provided a source of new friends, yet we were still able to keep our old friends, too. And today, we are blessed to have friends all over this great country! When we joined GWRRA in 1985, we had no idea that we would become deeply involved with an Association of people who would later become our extended family. In 1986, when we moved to the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area, we finally attended a Chapter meeting (OH-D), located 45 miles from our house. As new Members, we were asked to get involved and that we did. In Ohio, we were asked to be the AMA Legislative Coordinator, 1988 Chapter Couple of the Year, 1988 Ohio Couple of the Year, Assistant Area Representatives for Chapter G2, Area Representatives for Chapter G2 and, lastly, we were asked to be one of Ohio’s Assistant District Directors. But as a result of my career moves, we moved to the Greater Detroit, Michigan area and I had to devote almost all my time to understanding and fulfilling my new job description. After a year passed, I felt more comfortable with my new job and we accepted the position of Assistant Region D Directors. Then, in 1999, we accepted the position of Region D Directors—and at the time Region D was the largest Region in GWRRA. Our tenure ended in 2004. We later held several positions, including National Operations Directors – Northern Regions, Event Management Team Members and National Directors of the Chapter of the Year Program. We also championed many other programs in GWRRA. I mention these stepping stones within GWRRA only to point out the fact that GWRRA was instrumental in the success of my personal career. My career in management dealt with people and, in order to be successful in my career, I had to be focused on what the people wanted and expected from me. GWRRA is a family-oriented organization and an informal educational, social organization of proud, unique and special people who promote the TEAM concept “Together Everyone Accomplishes More”. I still believe in this today! As Life Members of GWRRA, we are proud to have been involved for 22 years. And even though I am retired from my career and no longer hold a position with GWRRA, I still uphold the Association as one of the finest in the world and am proud to be a Life Member. GWRRA celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year as a result of its thousands of Volunteers and the willingness of GWRRA to be focused on its Members. We wish to thank Paul Hildebrand and Shirley Stephens-Garcia for their actions in 1977 and to offer our thanks for allowing us to be a part of the Association along the way. We also wish to thank all you Volunteers and Members who continue to make the Association what it is today! ●
NEWS b r i e f s “WHERE’S WINGY” CONTEST WINNER FOR AUGUST ISSUE Congratulations go to JoAnn MacLean of Canyon Country, California for finding “Wingy” (seen here) on page 21 of the August 2012 issue. Wingy was located in the bottom ad (for the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester), to the left of the man kneeling at the front of the group. JoAnn won $50; and you could, too! Just search for Wingy—he’ll be located (most often, but not always) within the editorial text or photos—and send in your entry. (For complete rules and eligibility requirements, see page 45 of this issue.)
REMINDER: GWRRA’S “QUESTION OF THE MONTH” Questions are posted on the homepage of GWRRA’s website. To participate, please visit gwrra.org each month to take part in these surveys.
This month’s question is: What is most important to you when planning a motorcycle tour? ❑ Taking a popular/scenic trip ❑ Visiting landmarks & attractions ❑ Roads that are technically challenging ❑ Desire to explore & escape ❑ To schedule your trip around an important event
WING WORLD CORRECTIONS
Directors of the GWRRA Membership Enhancement Program.“Please join us in welcoming Jorge and Julia to the Membership Enhancement Team.” Say Jorge and Julia: “We have been married for 36 years and have been blessed with three sons, one daughter and six grandkids. Julia has been riding for eight years and currently owns a Suzuki Burgman 400. She is retired and a great cook, friend, mechanic, homemaker, landscaper, painter, polisher, planner and motorcycle rider. I (Jorge) have been riding for 34 years and currently own a 2006 GL1800. I am Director of Technology by trade and, because of my beautiful wife Julia, a very lucky man the rest of the time. We are very proud of being surrounded by such a great family and feel truly blessed by God. The glue that has always bonded us has been enjoying our activities together. As a family we enjoy RVing, camping, fishing, NASCAR, Corvettes, motorcycles and, most of all, GWRRA. We use our 2002 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a base camp whenever possible and try to combine it with our love for RV, camping and our GWRRA family and activities. As your Camping & RV SIG Representatives, we look forward to serving our Members as a source of camping & RV knowledge with a certain GWRRA flavor to it. Please contact us with any RV and camping questions or suggestions you might have!”
PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION® MOURNS LOSS OF CO-FOUNDER DIANNE TRAYNOR
—On page 32 of the April 2012 issue of Wing World, in the “Blacksheep Trading Company” entry, the first and third sentences refer to the company’s ButtEase seat covers; however, the second (middle) sentence is specific to their Custom Tailored seat covers. Our apologies to Blacksheep Trading Company and our readers for any confusion.
NEW CAMPING & RV SIG REPRESENTATIVES ANNOUNCED
The Membership Enhancement Team says it is excited to announce that Jorge and Julia Perez have accepted the position of Camping & RV SIG Representatives. “Jorge and Julia are excited to be appointed to this position,” say Ed and Linda Johnson, International 22
Dianne Traynor, president and co-founder of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation ® and co-founder of the Ride for Kids® motorcycle charity program, died on July 20, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia after a long illness. She was 67. Dianne and her late husband, Mike, began the Ride for Kids ® program in 1984 to raise funds for childhood brain tumor research. Its success led them to start the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF), which is now the world’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated to finding a cure for the deadliest form of childhood cancer. “The foundation was Dianne and Mike’s life work, and it will go on,” said PBTF Vice President Glenn Wilcox. Donations in Dianne’s memory can be sent to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806, (800) 253-6530 or made at curethekids.org. ● Wing World
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OTHER NEW ITEMS INCLUDE: REPAIR TAB FOR ZIPPER PULL ($7) If you have a broken zipper pull on your jacket, chaps or boots, you know how frustrating it is to close that zipper. These repair pulls are designed to replace that broken tab, easily and efficiently. (Two sizes: Small, 1” x 9/16” or Large, 1-3/8” x 5/8”) HAND MOTORCYCLE TONGUE WEIGHT SCALE ($12) If you pull a motorcycle trailer and don’t know the tongue weight, you are flirting with disaster. Too much tongue weight reduces steering capabilities and wears your back tire excessively, and too little tongue weight will cause the trailer to fishtail and not track correctly. This handy scale will eliminate any guesswork and ensure you correctly load your trailer. It’s compact and doesn’t take up much room.” WINDSHIELD RAIN/WIND DEFLECTOR ($15)
This deflector prevents rain from coming over the windshield to inside, as the rounded design sends the rain up and off of the shield. It also adds to wind deflection for a smoother ride with less buffeting. Plus, it gives your windshield the Euro Look! For more information, and to order these and other products, visit cowhidecovers.com or call (210) 834-5868. ●
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Bringing Back the Competition —the Drill Team Competition, That Is! By Randy Rodriguez, International Director of Drill Teams
One of the two “novice drill teams” performs (right) while the other waits its turn to “Wow” the crowds.
Wing Ding 34 presented by Progressive was a hot affair on the drill pad. But in spite of the three-digit heat, crowds came out to witness the Drill Team Performances by the Central Florida Motorcycle Drill Team and the Northern Lights Drill Team from Canada on Friday morning, July 6. In addition, some “new teams” got to perform. The Northern Lights had earlier conducted an on-field drill team training seminar, and the end result was that not only were some new, interested riders discovered, but also two novice teams—made up of the collective riders—were formed and went on to perform just before the scheduled Drill Team Performances! Now as you may or may not know, Jim Graybeal—longtime International Director of Drill Teams—stepped down at the end of Wing Ding this year. Jim served 10 years representing drill teams, helping to bring back interest in their performances and adding to the competitive riding courses. Thank you, Jim, for both the Amazing Team Challenge and for all your many years of service! Jim handed over the reins to me, Randy Rodriguez, and I want to assure you that we know that there’s more interest in drill teams out there than the current number of GWRRA drill teams suggest. However, we also know it’s very difficult to launch a team if you don’t have an experienced drill team rider to show you the basics and also if you don’t know how to create a flowing routine for a show. But last year, the drill team web page was returned to the gwrra.org site under Rider Education, and on there is a “how to” brochure that shows simple starting maneuvers and even a simple routine to get you started. In addition, there is also a very real commitment from me to travel up to 1,000 miles to help you get your team started. I also have a few other volunteers who will travel to help you (and who may be closer to you). Either way though, no matter where you are located, just call or email me and we’ll figure out 26
something. Even if you’ve already started and just need some suggestions, call or email if you need help. One last note is that we’re going to try to get an actual competition going again in 2013! So if you need any help whatsoever in regard to drill teams, my email is email@example.com and my phone number is (???) ???-????. Let’s put the fun—and the challenge— back into our competitive field events, starting with the Drill Teams! Stay tuned for more information regarding the other competitive field events soon! ●
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Travel Planning, Biker-Friendly Lodgingâ€”and More! By Dean Scott, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
This past summer, we thought we’d try some new ideas to involve you, the Members, in these types of articles. First, we figured we’d ask you some questions. Then, we decided the easiest and most fun way to do that would be via GWRRA’s Facebook account. And it worked! A number of you responded and we appreciate it. Now first, we’d like to say that the answers we received regarding travel planning were as varied as the many types of motorcycle riders there are on the road today. But some answers were pretty consistent, and we’ve listed five from each question below... What product is a must for you to have while traveling on your motorcycle? GPS • Gold Book • First Aid Kit • Safety Gear (including Rain Gear) • Tire Repair Kit What is one thing when traveling by motorcycle that you can’t leave home without? (Besides your motorcycle, gas and any of the above answers.) Spouse/significant other/co-rider • Money/Credit Cards • Water and Snacks • Hair Dryer • Camera
When going on a long ride (and with space being so limited), what is your best packing tip to make sure you have all that you need? Bring a trailer • Pack for only three days; you can always do laundry on the road • Instead of folding, roll the clothes tightly (you can also stuff them into Ziploc freezer bags and squish out the air before zipping them closed) • Pack three days before you ride, then take out half your things and leave them at home • Make a list (especially of everything you forgot last trip) and stick to it!
With that said, here is the rest of the article for you to enjoy!
Motorcycle Touring and Rental Companies Sometimes—whether you’re traveling internationally or even within the U.S.—you just don’t have the time and/or desire to plan out every detail of your bike trip. Or, you may be traveling and simply not have your own bike with you. That’s when it’s time to let a professional, like a motorcycle touring and/or rental company, handle the specifics so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. Here are just a few to check out.
2 Wheels Deluxe’s Touring Motorcycles & Accommodations for Riders “All riders need to do is let us know when they’re ready to saddle up [in the U.S.], and we’ll take care of the rest. We provide all-inclusive service which fits the client’s budget, including motorcycle rental (delivered at the hotel), full coverage insurance for rider and passenger, roadside assistance, airport pick-up (upon availability), hotel reservations, restaurant reservations and so much more. Plus, we provide the same quality service in Europe!” (714) 519-1335; 2WHEELSDELUXE.com October 2012
Chapel Australian Bike Tours “We plan customized, fully guided motorcycle tours all around Australia using only Honda Gold Wings (as of yet we don’t have trikes, but we hope to in the future). Australia is a vast, and very different, country than the U.S., especially when it comes to traveling on motorcycles. Using us as a tour guide is a better way to see the country than on your own. With us, you’ll experience more of Australia in a shorter time, and we can customize any tour to fit your needs, budgets and special interests.” +61.2.44437086; chapelaustralianbiketours.com
Open Road America “With our guided motorcycle tours, we do the planning and the riders just enjoy! We know the territories and the sites most riders would simply ride by. Our customers stay at first-rate facilities and enjoy leisurely riding and nightlife. We provide private tours as well as group tours and can accommodate all types of riders, new and experienced. We will also accommodate a private tour for special interest, as we are able to adjust our tour to meet our customers’ needs. All of our tour guides are experienced riders, some with advanced riding certifications.” (727) 458-5783; openroadamerica.net 31
Convention & Visitors Bureaus—and Similar Types of Tourism Organizations But when you do decide to research a new area and/or routes to ride on your own, keep in mind that convention & visitors bureaus and other types of similar tourism organizations (like B&B associations) are great places to start. That’s partly because they offer a ton of factual/helpful information like maps, links to area businesses, etc. and put that information literally at your fingertips. Here are just a few to check out.
Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association —New York “ESBBA is a membership organization of B&Bs and inns in New York State dedicated to high standards of hospitality and quality. Member B&Bs/inns range from historic homes and farmhouses to newly constructed homes that are located in the many diverse regions of New York State. Each B&B/inn is unique, not only in structure but in the individual innkeepers themselves, and they’ve been evaluated and approved for cleanliness and professional and ethical business conduct so you can rest assured you’re staying at the best.” (315) 483-2222; esbba.com
Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau —Harrison, AR “Harrison, Arkansas has over 500 lodging rooms available. Lodging rates range from $40-$100. Harrison loves motorcyclists and is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. The Ozark Mountains are most accessible from Harrison, with seven distinct routes starting and stopping there. In fact, we put out a free guide called ‘Motorcycle Riding Guide of the Ozarks’ that highlights the places to go and ride.” (870) 741-1789; HarrisonArkansas.org
Haywood County Tourism Development Authority – Maggie Valley/Waynesville, NC “The Maggie Valley and Waynesville area in North Carolina is one of the most beautiful spots on earth, and Haywood County sets at one of its greatest collection of motorcycle rides. Centrally located, it’s a perfect place to stay and get the most out of your motorcycle vacation. Here, you’ll find a delightful combination of a booming arts community, a thriving Farm-to-Table movement and the grandeur of the highest mountains in the East. Request a free brochure detailing 11 great rides in the area or visit our website to download your free copy.” (800) 334-9036; visitNCsmokies.com
Biker-Friendly Lodging Now, let’s say you’ve researched an area and already know that’s where you want to head. Well one of your very next steps, of course, is to find and reserve nightly lodging. But did you know that biker-friendly lodging can actually come in a wide—and often surprising—array of choices, including not only the expected “roughing it” campground but also several nationwide motel chains and even some luxurious, independent B&Bs? Here are just a few to check out.
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks – Leakey, TX “Our inn is nestled on 35 acres of woods with scenic views, and our Myrtie Maes Restaurant was again awarded with an ‘Arkansas Times Readers Choice Award’ for family-style dining and great buffets. We offer 122 rooms and suites with an abundance of room types (including rooms with one king or two queensized beds (plush tops!), balcony, jacuzzi, etc.). Rates start at $89.95, and we always offer senior discounts, AAA rates and special packages. We also offer handicap-accessible rooms, are pet-friendly for dogs and have covered, secure motorcycle parking and a wash station with cleaning cloths. There are even free poolside movies each evening!” (800) 552-3785; InnoftheOzarks.com
D’Rose Inn and Cabins – Leakey, TX “Since 2005, I have offered lodging for motorcyclists and bicyclists only, and my rates are the same year-round ($75185/night, taxes included). We are conveniently located on US Highway 83 in Leakey, the motorcycle mecca of Texas, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful views and routes in the Texas Hill Country. The three-acre property offers three rooms and 11 cabins (all with complete linens; rare in this part of the Texas Hill Country). We also have a pool, a covered pavilion (with grill and smoker) and October 2012
barbecue grills (including charcoal and dishes) and picnic tables at every cabin and scattered throughout the property.” (830) 232-5246; droseinn.com
Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora /Sonoran Motorcycle Touring Center – Banámichi, Sonora, Mexico
Gillum House Bed & Breakfast – Shinnston, WV “Ours is a three-guestroom bed & breakfast with rates from $99 to $149. We offer day-trip routings—with twists, turns, and hills—of local scenery, technical riding and history. We offer a large front porch with glider and chairs and, in the dining room, coffee/tea/ice supplied all night if you wish. We also offer a full breakfast served at the time the guest tells us (between 4 and 10 a.m.) and bucket, water and towels for bike washing. Plus, we’re walking distance to restaurants and shopping.” (888) 592-0177; gillumhouse.com
“Our hotel is motorcycle friendly and owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiasts who also own a full-service motorcycle touring company. The hotel offers full motorcycle guide services, assistance and escort from the U.S. border to Banámichi, Sonora, Mexico, plus private, secure parking and support while traveling in Sonora. Plus, Sonoran Motorcycle Touring Center is a special service offered by Hotel Los Arcos. It offers motorcyclists self-guided and guided tours throughout Sonora and the Great American Southwest.” (303) 838-6505; LosArcosSonora.com
Kettle Campground, Cabins & RV Park – Eureka Springs, AR “Kettle Campground is a campground that also has two cabins, two RV rentals, one teepee, 40 RV sites and 15 tent sites (prices vary from $16 to $65 year-round). We offer discount tickets to local shows and make the reservations. We also offer maps and suggest routes. There are many great rides to do from here, like Pig Trail (Hwy 23 south to I-40), with rides from 30 miles to 200 miles long. The views are spectacular as we are in the Ozark Mountains. In addition, we’re Gold Wing owners and even belong to GWRRA!” (479) 253-9100; kettlecampground.net
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WORKBENCH Technical Questions and Answers Answers to the technical questions in this month’s “Workbench” were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor. Please submit your technical questions about Gold Wings or Valkyries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to “Workbench,” GWRRA, 21423 North 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Please include your full name, city, state and GWRRA membership number.
The opinions of the Technical Editor do not necessarily reflect those of the editor(s) or publishers of Wing World Magazine, GWRRA, or their agents.
About the new photo... Time flies when you’re having fun. And I’ve had so much fun answering your questions over the past 15 years that I forgot how long it’s been since Nick Hoppner took the photo of me that’s been at the top of this column since 2001. It’s human nature, I suppose, to deny the aging process. But I was recently reminded when a friend asked me, “When are you going to replace that Fountain-of-Youth picture”? So we’ve updated with a shot that reflects my current appearance. Older, but still having fun. Stu
My New Gold Wing Trike Dear Stu, We just sold our ’03 Gold Wing trike and purchased a used ’07 Roadsmith 1800 trike, but we’re experiencing the following problem: When climbing steep passes—7,000 to 10,000 feet—the temperature gauge immediately goes to the “Red” while the fluid level checks out okay. (Our riding friend has an ’07 Champion trike, and his gauge stays in the middle.) I seem to remember you discussing a similar problem but, in reviewing my old magazines, I cannot seem to find it. I think you said something about the “oxygen sensor”. Would this show up on a diagnostic check? We live in the Phoenix area in the winter but are by West Yellowstone in the summer, so we’re always experiencing high altitudes. Any help you could provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Bill Smith GWRRA #194026 Goodyear, AZ Bill, I doubt the oxygen sensors or any other component of the PGM-FI system have any bearing on your problem. When you say the fluid level checks out okay, I assume you’re checking the dipstick on the coolant overflow bottle—behind the chromed panel on the bike’s left side. If so, it’s entirely possible that the coolant recovery system is malfunctioning either due to a loose radiator hose clamp, faulty radiator cap, or defec40
tive recovery hose; the hose that connects the overflow bottle to the radiator filler neck. If any of those faults exist, the cooling system will purge hot coolant overboard rather than into the overflow bottle and will not recover coolant into the radiator as the engine cools down after riding. The result is that the overflow bottle appears to remain at the full mark on the dipstick, while the level in the radiators slowly declines. To see if that’s your issue, remove the radiator cap after allowing the bike to cool to room temperature. You should see coolant in the filler neck. If not, slowly pour water into the radiator filler neck till the level can be seen. That shouldn’t require more than an ounce or two. I’ve seen
some Wings with your symptom that were down a quart or slightly more, and that will definitely reduce your cooling system’s heat shedding ability. One other thing—you don’t mention at what speeds or in what gear you’re attempting to climb those steep grades at high altitudes. With the weight of a passenger and/or loaded trailer adding to the already increased weight due to the trike conversion, your engine will be working harder and generating more heat. If the cooling system components I mentioned are good and the actual fluid level in the radiators is full, consider using a lower gear in those situations to reduce the load on the engine. Stu
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Stu, I have checked the overflow bottle and the fluid is at the level mark; also checked the radiator neck and it was full. I then borrowed a pressure tester and checked the cap and system but met my manuel specs. At this point, I don’t know what to look for. What about the thermostat? Could it cause this? My thinking says no, but I don’t know what else there is. Any thoughts? Thanks again, Bill Bill, If your thermostat were stuck partially closed, my hunch is the bike would overheat just idling in neutral in your driveway. Please review my comments regarding load weight vs. road speed vs. gear selection. If you feel those comments aren’t relevant, then I suspect your cooling system is in need of professional help to eliminate blockage due to contamination. Stu
the caliper released. The bike was towed to the mechanic, and I asked them to re-inspect the rear brake system under the recall notice. The mechanic suggested that I had not bled the rear brakes, which is required after changing the front brakes. The service manual does not mention bleeding the brake system after changing out the front brake pads. My thought is that the valve is faulty and should be replaced under the recall notice. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated by me and other readers. Thomas “Doc” Hammonds GWRRA #326808 St Louis, MO
Doc, Installation of new brake pads doesn’t necessitate bleeding of the brake lines. Brake system flush and bleeding intervals are listed in your maintenance schedule. When the rear caliper locks up, it’s normally due to either rust causing binding of the rear caliper pistons, or blockage of the fluid return port in the rear master cylinder bore. Stu
Gas Leak Hi Stu, I have a 2005 Gold Wing. After the last two
Gold Wing, Factory Seats I have a 2002 Gold Wing with 176,000 miles on it, and I’m ready for a new seat. For half the price of aftermarket seats, I can buy a stock seat so I’m wondering if the newer seats got any better. Have there been any changes on the newer seats, and are they interchangeable? Ken Bonnema GWRRA #199167 Youngstown, OH Ken, The 2001 through 2003 Wing has a different seat part number than the later models. I’m afraid I can’t answer the question regarding fit or possible improvements. To avoid disappointment, your best bet would be to order the correct part number for your particular bike. Stu
2008 GL1800 Rear Caliper Lock Up Stu, My rear caliper locked up after changing the front pads. I followed the instructions in the service manual to the letter and didn’t do the rear brakes before taking the motorcycle out on a short test drive. (Three weeks prior to this, a dealership changed my brake and clutch fluids.) I had driven perhaps five miles on the interstate before returning home over the streets; no hard braking involved. It was on the return home when I noticed the dragging. With the clutch engaged, I noticed the deceleration. I placed the bike on the center stand (gear placed in neutral), and the rear wheel would not release. I then operated the rear brake pedal and October 2012
rides, the bike has leaked several drops of gas during the night from the front end. As far as I can tell, the leak is the vent on the EVAP canister. Is this a problem, or is it just a “sometimes” thing? By the way, the mileage is 19,000. Sincerely, William J. Harvey GWRRA #167684 Nixa, MO William, A few drops after shutdown may not present a hazard. But because the EVAP system is designed to temporarily store fuel vapors from the fuel tank till the system sends them into the induction system for burning, leakage of raw fuel from the storage canister is definitely not acceptable. It’s often the result of overfilling the fuel tank, which can cause flooding of the EVAP canister. This condition will exist till the canister has been purged of liquid, and that may take some time—time during which your garage may stink of fuel every morning. In order for the system to function correctly, an air space must always exist between the top of the fuel tank and the fuel level inside. That’s the reason for the deep neck in the filler opening. Don’t ever fill the tank above the bottom of that neck. Stu
Sloppy Lower Forks Help Stu, I took my ’94 Aspencade to my friend to have him change out my front tire (which has shown some uneven wear), and he told me there is about a quarter-inch play in the lower forks. (He hasn’t worked on the Wings but has done lots with Harleys and said I probably would need to purchase new lower casings at around $300 each.) Upon looking at the assembly in my tech manual, I see a slider bushing illustrated. Do the inner casings wear out to the degree of needing replacement, or is it usually just a needed replacement of the slider bushing? I hate to purchase something that isn’t needed. My Wing passed the 100,000 mark last summer. I’ve seen fork assemblies on eBay from wrecked bikes with low mileage but don’t want to purchase more trouble than I already have. Thanks Stu, John Briggs GWRRA #155581 Clatskanie, OR John, Each of your forks has both a slider bushing and a tube bushing. New slider bushings will eliminate much of the slop at the top of the 42
sliders. But if the tube bushings have been worn past the point requiring replacement for a long time, it’s possible that the inside surface of the sliders in the area where that tube bushing rides is worn beyond use. If that’s the case, then you will need to replace the sliders. If you buy used, make sure the sliders you purchase are from a ’91 or later model GL1500. Stu
GL1500 Engine Swap Hi Stu, Thank you for being such a great resource. I look forward to reviewing your articles every month. Now to my question... I have a 1990 GL1500SE with transmission trouble and have decided that it is better for me to change out the engine than to rebuild mine. As a result, I am replacing the California emissions engine for a regular 49-state engine. Can you advise me what pitfalls I may have in doing this? To me, it looks like it should not be that difficult to do but I may be missing something. Look forward to your response, Via email, Larry Harland of Lethbridge, AB, Canada Larry, The engines are identical in physical shape and size. The main differences between 49-state Wings and the rest were in the carburetors and their plumbing. If you use your original California-spec carbs, be sure to keep the rest of the bike’s emission control system intact. Stu
Rim/Tire Width? Hi there, I have an 1982 Gold Wing GL1100I that I am trying to get tires on…the front actually. It has a Kenda (cheap) aK673 on there now, with an “acceptable rim width of 2.5” (says Dennis Kirk). But the Honda manual makes no mention of rim width (supposedly that is all contained in the aspect ratio?). Anyhow, I was looking at the old standard Dunlop K177 and the Dunlop D404, which are slightly more affordable; however, they are both wider…3.0” and 2.75” respectively. Currently, I’m commuting on the bike year-round, but really that means mostly just short rides around town. (This Gold Wing is such a treat...I never thought I would ride such a big bike but, shoot, it’s actually dinky compared to what passes for a touring bike now!) So what can you tell me? Many thanks, Via email, Stuart Solberg Wing World
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Hi Stuart, I agree that the least expensive tires aren’t the best way to go. They probably won’t last as long as a premium tire nor handle as well. Whether you select Dunlop, Avon, Metzeler, Bridgestone or any other major brand, it’s usually best to follow the tire manufacturer’s suggested selection for your particular make and model, because those suggestions take into account proper fitment to the bike’s rims. Often, you’ll find they even recommend cold inflation pressures to use with their tires on your bike. This information can usually be had easily by visiting the various manufacturers’ websites. But regarding some bike models (such as your GL1100), model specific information may not be available from all tire makers. Dunlop is one that does support your model with matching front and rear tires. Their suggestion is the Elite 3 Bias in sizes MR90-18 and MU90B16. Recommended pressures are 36 psi in front and 40 psi in the rear. Trust them—they’ve done the homework and know their products. The K177 front tire is not recommended for your rim width. Regardless, the K177 and D404 are older designs that won’t handle or last as well as the newer design Elite 3 Bias, and they’re likely to get pretty noisy in turns (especially the rear tire) after they get a few thousand miles of wear. You’ll possibly pay a bit extra for the Elite 3 Bias, but I believe you’ll be a lot happier than Over the next few months on GWRRA’s website, we are going to ask a series of questions to find out why you belong to GWRRA. We appreciate your feedback as we try to enhance your GWRRA experience.
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if you’d gone with the “old standard”. I hope this helps. Regards, Stu Oltman
Bluetooth Adapter I enjoy your magazine, and especially your column, very much. It is very informative. I have a ’92 Aspencade that has 200Kplus miles on it. I would like to add a Bluetooth transmitter to my factory installed radio and CB sound system. (I can then add a phone, GPS and other toys to that system without having two boom mics and boxes on my helmet.) What do your recommend? Emil Farr GWRRA #3686595 The Woodlands, TX
Fork Quandary Hi Stu, My bike is a 1999 GL1500SE, and I’m rebuilding the forks. I’m trying to figure out which fork gets the Oil Lock Piece. My Gold Wing shop manual shows an exploded diagram of the right fork but claims it’s the left. That explosion shows the Oil Lock Piece. In the assembly instructions, it says the Oil Lock Piece goes in the right fork only. When I disassembled my forks, the piece was in the left fork. Also, the oil capacity for the left fork is shown to be 5cc less than the right, which I assume is to account for the displacement of the Oil Lock Piece which, near as I can tell, is the
only difference between the fork innards. I need to get the forks reassembled. Can you shed some light on which fork the Oil Lock Piece goes in? And can you tell me what function it performs? Thanks Stu, Terry Branthwaite GWRRA #288144 Carnation, WA Terry, The Oil Lock Piece causes hydraulic lock near full compression to prevent the fork from bottoming hard and possibly suffering component damage. It goes in the left fork of your ’99. Stu ●
Emil, You’ll still need a headset in your helmets, even though it may be connected to the bike’s audio system by a Bluetooth connection rather than wires. Contact J&M to see what, if anything, is available for your GL1500. Stu
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WIN $50! Here’s how the contest works: You can find “Wingy” anywhere in your Wing World magazine! Follow these instructions: Find “Wingy” (shown here). Then: Email your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail your entry to: WW October “Wingy” Contest, 21423 North 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. All entries must be received before October 3rd, 2012.
Entries must include your name, mailing address, phone number, GWRRA membership number and the following: • The page number on which “Wingy” is located. • The location on the page where “Wingy” was found. A winner will be randomly chosen on September 10th; the lucky winner of the $50 will be contacted by email or phone. Additionally, the October winner’s name will be published in the December 2012 issue of Wing World magazine. Limit one entry and winner per issue! So, enjoy the search! And while you are busy looking for “Wingy”, we’re sure you will find tons of interesting goodies along the way! So, whatcha waiting for? Good luck and Happy Hunting! Legal stuff: Contest will run, starting with the January 2010 issue of Wing World magazine, and may be discontinued without notice by the publisher. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to the specific rules, terms and conditions provided for this particular contest as stated in the Rules given here. ELIGIBILITY AND ODDS OF WINNING: No purchase necessary to enter. Limit one entry per Member. Multiple entries will not improve chances of winning. Contests are open to any member of GWRRA, except employees of GWRRA, IBVC, affiliates, subsidiaries, and successor companies, contest sponsors, advertisers and/or promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, participating advertisers and immediate family members of anyone so situated. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related.
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Red Roof Inn – U.S. and Beyond “Red Roof Inn is a national chain with clean, comfortable rooms at a great rate that offers GWRRA Members a 15% discount off the regular rate. Most Red Roof Inns have a seating area in the lobby of their inn, and all Red Roof Inns allow one well-behaved pet for free. Some properties offer complimentary breakfast, while other inns may not, but complimentary WIFI is available at all locations. In addition, Red Roof Inns have many exterior corridor hotels that allow bikers to park their bikes in front of their rooms.” To obtain the 15% discount, either visit the GWRRA website at gwrra.org/featured_article/new_benefits_redroofinn_motel6.html or call John Murray at (734) 365-2529; redroof.com
Smoky Mountain Mansion – Robbinsville, NC “We’re located in one of the most popular motorcycle riding areas in the Southeast—close to the Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway, two of the most famous roads for bikers in America, and also Moonshiner 28. Some of our favorite customers arrive at the Mansion on two wheels, and we offer them maps and other area information! Our B&B has six bedrooms or is available for full house rental. We are pet friendly ($50 fee) and offer a beautiful formal garden, lovely living room with fireplace and full country breakfast (with B&B rentals).” (828) 479-4220; SmokyMountainMansion.com
Miscellaneous Travel Items to Check Out But whether you’ve decided to go with a ready-made tour or to personally create one of your own, as long as you have your own bike, chances are you’ll be thinking about taking along many types of travelrelated items. So here is a list (in no specific order other than alphabetically) of just some of the things you might be considering to make your journey more efficient, safe and enjoyable. Check them out! 46
Baxley Trailer Company’s “The Baxley Trailer is the easiest and safest motorcycle trailer on the market today. The bed of the trailer drops to the ground, you ride your bike onto the trailer flatfooted and into the LA Chock, and your bike is locked in place. Then you simply get off the bike, walk away, lower the lift arm and the bike/bikes are raised into towing position and the straps automatically tighten. Plus, our trailers will handle one or two Gold Wings or a trike.” MSRP is $3,500 (single bike trailer), $4,500 (single bike fold-up trailer) and $5,500 (GT2000, hauls two full dressers or a trike); (800) 842-4517; baxleycompanies.com
BikeMaster’s Air Compressor and Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit “Our Air Compressor and Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit help to assure you that if your tires start leaking, losing pressure, etc., you will have the tools available to keep the bike going. They are essential due to the probability of temperature changes that can alter tire pressure and hazards in the road that can puncture the tire. They’re compact, efficient, universal and can help you to avoid getting stranded with a flat tire.” MSRP for BikeMaster Air Compressor is $35.95; for BikeMaster Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit is $44.95; (877) 848-1320; bikemaster.com
Diamond Custom Seats’ and Hartco International Inc.’s Custom Motorcycle Seats for Honda Gold Wings and Valkyries “No one should plan a long-distance ride without a comfortable seat. We make custom saddles for all years of Honda Gold Wing and Valkyries and have been building custom seat for Wing World readers and GWRRA Members since the early ’70s. Our seats are custom-made to the height, weight and inseam of the rider and passenger, and our seats work perfectly on trikes. Orders for custom motorcycle seats need to be made 30 days before the trip.” MSRP varies (800) 722-9995 or diamondseats.com (800) 446-7772 or hartcoseats.com
Genuine Innovations’ Street Emergency Tire Repair Kit “We provide a quick and easy flat tire repair and inflation solution—with everything you need: High quality rope plugs, rubber cement, an assortment of patches, scuffer, reamer tool, plug tool and, most importantly, two 45g CO2 cartridges and a Monster Airchuck (in a small case). Each 45g cartridge is capable of inflating a rear street tire (170/80-15) to 22psi and a front tire (130/70-18) to 38psi. You can easily plug/fix then inflate your flat tire in 2 minutes or less!” MSRP is $59.99; (800) 340-1050; genuineinnovations.com
J&M Corp.’s Bluetooth Cell-Phone/GPS/Radarbeep Integration for Honda GL1800 “With this new product (for all GL1800 years), we focused on the mission of automatic Bluetooth cell phone integration and linking into the Wing’s on-board audio system (through the driver’s corded helmet headset, regardless of brand), along with delivering the beeps/braps from your favorite radar detector. Simple to install and operate, it provides crystal clear one-touch communications over the rider’s cell phone. Automatically links after initial link into system—and no batteries to charge!” MSRP is $599.99 (800) 358-0881; jmcorp.com
Joe Rocket’s Mens and Ladies Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket “Our Joe Rocket Mens and Ladies Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket minimizes packing requirements by combining three jackets into one and allows riders to plan with confidence knowing they will ride in comfort in a wide range of climate conditions, so it’s ideal for long-distance riders. Plus, the removable waterproof outer shell comes with its own selfcontained carrying pouch for when only the armored mesh internal jacket is required.” MSRP is $259.99; (208) 932-0303; JoeRocket.com 47
K&N Engineering, Inc.’s (dba K&N Performance Filters) Johnny Jump High-Flow Air Filter and Wrench-Off Oil Filter “Our air filters provide low restriction (for increased horsepower and torque), feature a K&N Million-Mile Limited Warranty, offer long service intervals (up to 25,000 miles) and are washable and re-usable (and pre-oiled and ready for installation). Our oil filters are built with a synthetic media (designed to be compatible with synthetic and semi-synthetic blended oils), will allow for longer service intervals and have a 17mm hex nut affixed to the head of the filter that aids in removal.” MSRP varies; (800) 858-3333; knfilters.com
Kompact Kamp’s MiniMate Motorcycle Camper Trailer “The Mini Mate provides a great way to save money on lodging during a motorcycle trip. It provides sleeping accommodations for two people and 15 cubic feet of storage that’s accessible without setting up the camper. It’s a full fiberglass camper trailer that sets up in as little as two minutes, and LED lights are now standard on our Mini Mate Camper. Ordering ahead of time is encouraged so that we can build it to the customer’s specifications.” MSRP is $2,895; (717) 933-8070; jdtrailers.com 48
LDComfort Performance Undergarments for Motorcycle Riders “LDComfort™ was the first to design an undergarment made specifically for the long-distance motorcycle rider; they were not designed for exercise activity like most wicking garments but for sitting for long periods of time through all sorts of weather conditions. Our fabric (which is two-sided as opposed to single layer like similar undergarments), keeps your skin dry, helps to regulate your body temperature and prevent tenderness and raw skin. Plus, there are no seams in the seating area!” MSRP ranges from $18-$65; (888) 642-7091; LDComfort.com
Leader Motorcycle Accessories’ eCaddy Ball GPS Mount “Available in chrome or black, our eCaddy Ball GPS Mount can be used with any ball-receiving socket mount (on the GPS itself or a plate or cradle in its kit). It attaches and pivots/angles just like a windshield mount and mounts to the controls/switch housing on all GL1500 and GL1800 models. It’s important to have a good, solid mount so you’ll never lose it; our eCaddy mounts are the highest-quality mounts out there. We even offer extra niceties like antiglare screen and power options!” MSRP is $54.99; (763) 535-1440 or (800) 828-0844; LeaderMotorcyle.com
L&S’s (Dist.) PressurePro Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Bikes “PressurePro is an electronic tire pressure monitoring system which can alert the rider to a low-pressure tire before it becomes flat, resulting in added safety and economy when touring. Easily check tires by reading the monitor. Small monitor attaches to handlebars or the windshield area; tire sensors replace the valve-stem caps.” MSRP (includes monitor and 2 tire sensors) is $234; additional tire sensors are $39.50 each; (800) 521-6820; TirePressureMonitor.com
McTotem Pet and Light-Utility Carriers “The McTotem (pet and light-utility carriers) requires a standard 1-1/4” horizontal hitch receiver and is adjustable horizontally and vertically for easy access to trunk and luggage compartments. Options available are a tailgate setup for cooler, folding chairs, etc. ($300), wire pet cage (24”W x 18”D x 19”H), including plexiglass wind shielding and mounting hardware ($60) and cage cover to protect your pet(s) from direct sun, light rain and wind ($140).” MSRP is $250 - $275; (740) 533-7743; McTotem.com
Motowings’ Motorcycle “Eagle in Flight” and Dragon Designs Air Deflectors “Motowings—made of heavy duty 3/16 acrylic—help provide comfort for the rider and co-rider by allowing them to control the airflow to their upper and lower body. They also reduce buffeting on them and help keep them dry in the rain, plus provide direct engine heat when cold or can be turned to flow cooling air when hot. We are just introducing new ‘Eagle in Flight’ and Dragon designs.” MSRP varies, starting just under $100; (800) 466-7032 or (480) 969-7032; motowing.com
REDA Gas Can “Never run out of gas again! Our EPA- and CARB-certified spare gas can fits very easily into saddlebags and trunks (as it is specially made to fit the back slant on the back of most saddlebags), takes up hardly any room and is ready for use in an emergency. Reda Gas Can is five times as thick as a normal gas can and is vaporproof and spillproof!” MSRP is $29.99; (708) 364-7643; redagascan.com wingstuff.com
Stop & Go’s Tubeless Puncture Pilot “This kit allows you to make an on-thewheel repair to your tubeless tire and reinflate it on the spot. It includes the awardwinning Pocket Tire Plugger with its 15 mushroom-shaped rubber plugs and the very compact Mini-Air Compressor, which all fits into a durable, zippered canvas case that measures only 7” x 4” x 3” and weighs only 1.7 lbs. The mushroom plugs measure 5/16” diameter shaft x 3/4” in length that work on all tubeless tires.” MSRP is $64.95; (800) 747-0238; stopngo.com
TouringProducts.com’s Personal Chase Vehicle “The PCV is the powersports industry’s first multi-functional pull-behind trailer to provide emergency support to the individual motorcyclist—similar to the function of a chase vehicle following a group of riders. It’s also the first to include these standard features: On-board refueling station, on-board compressed air station, on-board power system, portable weatherproof cargo box, aluminum construction with fold-down tailgate, adjustable air bag suspension and more!” MSRP (sold as a complete package) is $5,250 - $7,500, depending on payload and GVWR; (855) 325-1200; touringproducts.com
Ventura Motorcycle Accessories Inc.’s (Dist.) Gryyp Tire Repair Kits “You never know when you’ll get a flat, and this kit will fix anything with a tubeless tire. There are no tools required, it has an indefinite shelf life, and it’s simply screwin/break-off tire repair with a basic plug the size of a ‘key’. A friend in Australia told me of the product, and it’s replacing the old rope-and-plug type repairs because it’s simple and quick.” MSRP is $26.50-$55; (800) 688-6439; ventura-mca.com ●
Getting an Early Start on Getting Ready to Store Your Gold Wing By Howard Halasz, Technical Contributor
Most of us here in the greater Houston-Conroe-Galveston area (where I live) are able to ride our Gold Wings the year-round. But there are a few of us, particularly those folks who reside in the Snow Belt, who choose to store their Gold Wings until the next spring, when warmer weather finally arrives. Then they get on their trusty Wings and find out that they either won’t start, start but won’t idle properly, or start but won’t idle down, and fuel is leaking from the fuel system all over the floor. The following paragraphs give a few helpful hints—for those who choose to store their Gold Wing for three months or longer— that usually ensures a trouble-free startup after long-term storage. Though it’s a bit early yet to think of it, getting an early start on storing your Wing is never a bad idea as it gives you time to prep and to get all the things you’ll need to do so.
The First Step The first thing you ought to do is to get all of the gasoline out of the carburetors. Some Gold Wings have them, but not all Gold Wings do. For instance, the 1985 Limited Edition, the 1986 Aspencade SEI and all 2001 and later Gold Wings have electronic fuel injection rather than carburetors. However, all other Gold Wings do have carburetors. On the fuel injected 1985-1986 Gold Wings, simply turn off the fuel valve at the fuel tank and then run the engine until it stops by itself. On four-cylinder Gold Wings with carburetors, do the same thing. Then open the brass drain screw at the bottom of each carburetor bowl and let the unburned fuel drain out. This can be a simple but time-consuming job if your Gold Wing has a lot of stuff like chrome carburetor covers and manifold covers. If you own a 1200 or a 1500, plan to remove a few plastic parts to get to the bowl drain screws. On the 1988-2000 GL1500 Gold Wings, open the fuel filler door and remove the vacuum hose from the vacuum fuel valve. Hold your finger over the end of the hose and start the engine. Let it run until it burns all the fuel out of the carburetors and stops by itself. If you leave gasoline in your fuel system, it will turn into dried-up glue in three months and it will smell like, well, that doesn’t really matter…just know it will stink. If that happens, this dried-up gasoline residue can only be removed professionally, regardless of how much Gumout® or similar chemicals you dump into your gas tank. And professional carburetor cleaning on the Gold Wing is quite expensive, so think about it when it comes time for you store your Gold Wing.
and if the electrolyte level drops below the low level line, top it off with distilled water. Check the coolant level in your radiator and coolant recovery tank. Top off the coolant levels, being careful not to overfill the coolant recovery tank. Take a look at the fluid in your brake and clutch cylinder reservoirs. Look for gray or white flaky residue in the reservoirs. The flaky residue is corrosion due to moisture mixing with the fluid. The reservoirs need to be cleaned and flushed out with fresh fluid from a sealed container. Check the brakes and clutch and make sure the wheels rotate freely when the brakes are released. Also check to make sure that your clutch engages and disengages properly. The 1975-1983 Gold Wings have a clutch cable. The 1984 and later Gold Wings have a hydraulic cylinder operated clutch. You may need to lubricate the clutch cable on the older Wings and bleed any air out of the hydraulic system on the newer Wings. Be very careful not to spill any DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid on any plastic or painted surfaces. If you accidentally get any DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid on any plastic or painted surfaces, wash it off immediately with cold water. If you use DOT 5 fluid, you don’t need to be as careful. (NOTE: WE RECOMMEND USING ONLY DOT 4 FLUID FROM A SEALED CONTAINER.) Put the Gold Wing on the center stand (if it has one) and store it. If you follow these helpful hints concerning storing your Gold Wing, it should be ready to start next time you’re ready to ride
Getting Ready to Ride Again When you’re ready to ride your Gold Wing again, simply check your tire pressures and make sure that they are inflated according to the tire manufacturer’s recommendations. Then just finish the rest of your T-CLOCS inspection, jump on your bike—and go! ●
The Next Steps Buy some STA-BIL® and read the directions before using it. Then dump the specified amount of STA-BIL® into your fuel tank and top it off with some fresh gasoline. This procedure will keep moisture and rust from forming in your tank, and it will keep the gasoline from turning into that stinky stuff that I mentioned in the last section. STA-BIL® can be purchased at most Honda dealers and auto parts stores. If your motor oil is stale, stinky, and looks like raw sewage, it’s probably time to replace it with some fresh oil and a new oil filter. Remove your spark plugs. Spray a little WD-40 into the spark plug holes. Turn off the kill switch and operate the starter for a couple seconds. (NOTE: On some of the later model Gold Wings, the starter will not operate with the kill switch in the “off” position.) Replace the spark plugs. Check the water level in your battery and top off the cells with some distilled water. Don’t use tap water, deionized (soft) water, or Ozarka® drinking water. It must be distilled water. If your Gold Wing has a maintenance-free battery, you need not be concerned about the electrolyte level. Trickle charge the battery once every three weeks for about twelve hours with a one-amp trickle charger. Better yet, buy a Battery Tender® or a Battery MINDer® and keep it connected to your battery during the storage period. If your battery is NOT maintenance-free, October 2012
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OUR SOUTH DAKOTA TRIP
—AND THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS— By Bruce A. MacMaster — Photos by Phyllis Ellis
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Two of the bikes in the 10-bike group of Texans that headed for South Dakota.
Last month, Bruce told of the first part of his 3,032-mile journey with 15 other riders and coriders—all participants of Chapter TX-H of San Antonio—on 10 motorcycles, most pulling trailers, from Texas to South Dakota. During their nine-day trip, the riders created some wonderful memories; however, along the way the wind played a constant role in their daily travels. After having just stopped in Colorado Springs for a few days, the group was at last about to begin its final leg to South Dakota. Here is the rest of their story…
Our Trip Continues… The next day it was on to South Dakota, with strong crosswinds predicted yet again. (The big question is: Why do they build roads across the prevailing winds instead of with them?!) And we did turn off the main highway when a sign warned of gusty winds (in excess of 50 mph) ahead and no light trailers allowed. A good thing was that, as we headed north, the temperatures stayed cool all day—with a max of 62 degrees F. We figured this would be nice, since the next three nights were going to be spent in Custer! But then, due to future bad weather predicted for our Day Two in South Dakota, we decided to visit the Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore memorials the very first day. (But why we listened to the weather forecasters—the only job where you can be wrong 50 percent of the time and still have a job!—was really the big question. As it turned out, we had good riding all three days, with only a very light sprinkling of rain.) Anyway, our trip to the memorials was a great ride—cool (only 55 degrees F for a high)—but sunny. We learned that it’s going to be a long time before the Crazy Horse Memorial is finished. I last visited it in 2007, and the only way I could tell any progress had been made since then was to compare how it looks now with a picture taken back then.
Packing as Much as Possible Into the Day After visiting the two memorials, it was off to Sturgis. While in Sturgis we, of course, had to shop for T-shirts; they had just gotten in the ones for the 2012 rally. Now only one store had a Sturgis T-shirt with a Gold Wing on it, and the only choice of color was red, but I think everyone bought at least one shirt to either wear or give away.
We then paraded down the main street a couple of times. There were no skimpily dressed women around at this time of year, but we also did not have to put up with 250,000 motorcycles sharing the roads with us. This is really the way to visit this small city! When we were parked in front of the motorcycle museum, a lady stopped by and wondered if something special was going on since there were so many Gold Wings parked on the street. We assured her that nothing special was going on; we were just up from San Antonio for a visit. We then headed out to Needles Highway. We wanted to ride this great, curvy road with its tight tunnels thrown in before the supposedly bad weather came through the next day. Since it was during the week—and before the tourist season—we were mostly alone on the highway, and it was nice not having to worry so much about oncoming traffic through the one-lane tunnels. This road is part of Custer State Park, and we were able to ride though the park as much as we wanted to since our three-day motel stay came with an annual pass to the park.
Day Two in South Dakota The next day we went through Custer State Park again, this time around the perimeter where lots of large animals lived. We passed three herds of buffalo but only stopped for pictures of the first one. I counted 55 members in this herd! Also, we went into Wind Cave National Park and took the tour of the cave; it was one hundred fifty steps down and an easy elevator ride back up. This is a very different cave than I’m used to because it’s a dry cave, no stalagmites or stalactites, no soda straws
One of the tight tunnels along Needles Highway.
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or columns. The most-noted feature of the cave is boxwork, which is commonly “…thin blades of the mineral calcite that project from cave walls or ceilings that intersect one another at various angles, forming a box-like or honeycomb pattern.” (Wikipedia.com.) It is found in small amounts in other caves, but this cave has about 80 percent of the world’s known formations of it. The passageways were very narrow and had low ceilings; only our shortest Member did not have to duck at some point. It’s the fourth longest cave in the world, but we only did a small portion of the 127 miles that have been explored. (And the cave is still being explored—with no end in sight!) Afterward, we stopped at a local restaurant, called Peggy’s Place, for lunch, where I had a great-tasting strawberry-rhubarb pie. I don’t know if the bakers in San Antonio know what rhubarb is, but it reminded me of the pies that my grandmother made when I was growing up in Ohio. Not only were there lots of buffalo in Custer State Park but also lots of artistic buffalo in the city of Custer. Like other cities that are known for a particular animal, Custer has a fiberglass figurine of its animal (the buffalo) in various parts of the city that’s been painted by
a local artist and then auctioned off (with the proceeds supporting the arts). They have been doing this for nine years, and there are about 25 artistic buffalo scattered around town. (Austin, Texas does the same thing—only they use cows. And while I was living in Norfolk, Virginia, they had started the tradition of auctioning off painted mermaids.)
One of many artistic buffalo in the town of Custer, SD.
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Heading Home Then—all of the sudden—our trip to South Dakota came to an end. But as we headed for home, our views were still fun-filled. Like in Oklahoma, for example, at one of the many feed farms along the way when I saw some mounds of material (dirt, hopefully) that the cows were playing on. A cow was right on top of one, playing “King of the Hill”, while a bunch of others were climbing up to push him off. But anyway, getting back to the wind along the way…this time the wind was not quite as strong. Plus, it was finally blowing parallel to the road. However, it was blowing against us, so it definitely affected our gas mileage. And a quick note here to riders: Be careful when traveling in the wide-open spaces of the Midwest. Make sure you don’t ride tank-to-tank before filling up. We had planned to fill up in a small town, only to find out that its solitary gas station was closed! We slowed down and managed to make it to the next town, but the 1500 had less than a half-gallon left (it was pulling a trailer and was therefore not getting the best of mileage).
Finally, about 100 miles from home in the town of Mason, Texas, it showed that it was already spring/summer—the wildflowers were out in full bloom. They started out as Golden Yellow and then added some purple for good measure. Orange was the next color to be added in great numbers. The fields were beautiful! Later, two different shades of violet were added to the mix and a few blues could be seen, though not the famous Texas Bluebonnets. And every once in awhile, a white flower in the center of a yucca plant could be seen towering over all the other flowers. Yes, we were finally home.
Conclusion Though it had been a very windy ride, it had been a great trip and far too short. We were only home a week before we were already planning next year’s trips—yes, plural! We decided on another short, one-week trip for those who have to work and also a longer, three-week trip for us retired folks. But this time, we’ll go east. The short trip will be to Daytona Bike Week via Key West, and the long trip will be to Wing Ding in Greenville, South Carolina—via New Brunswick, Canada! ●
Some of the many roaming buffalo the group met up with along the way.
A “HoneyBee” in Alaska! We are Wayne and Gloria Pratt (GWRRA #299097, of Shreveport, Louisiana), and we’re Members of Chapter LA-C (Region H) out of Shreveport. Our bike is a 2010 GL1800 Gold Wing with Motor Trike conversion. It’s Pearl Yellow so we named it “HoneyBee”. In July of 2011, Wayne and a friend, Dennis DeLoach, rode their bikes to Alaska while I (Gloria) flew to Anchorage. I rode with them for a week and then flew back. This is a photo of Wayne and me on the ride from Homer to Anchorage. We had a 12-hour ride that day and saw really beautiful country. The water and mountains are so pretty and the weather was perfect—plus, we had a really comfortable ride!
All-New for Victory
-the CSC Ventura Says California Sidecar/CSC Trikes: “We’ve just introduced our Victory trike kit, called the ‘Ventura’. The Ventura has captured Victory’s classic edgy style and incorporated its distinctive lines and feel into a truly complementary custom look that begs to be ridden. The Ventura challenges all other touring trikes with our industry leading independent suspension, a 6.1-cubic-foot trunk that almost doubles those of our competitors and styling that is sure to draw a crowd of admirers everywhere it goes. The all-new Ventura Kit fits Victory’s Cross Country, Cross Roads, Cross Roads Classic LE, Hard Ball, and the Cross Country Tour models.”
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WING DING 34 - FORT WAYNE, IN
SO MUCH TO DO, AND GOOD FRIENDS, TOO! Text and photos for opening pages by Sharon Stanley and Contributors (as noted) Photography for photo recap by Don and Helen Cranfill, Janice Hohlock, Bill McIlrath, Patty McKenna, and Sharon Stanley
Wing Ding 34 presented by Progressive held fun for everyone while in Fort Wayne, Indiana this past July! First, we’ll share a few statistics below about the convention. But statistics are really just numbers. To get a more personal take on how the event was enjoyed, we’ll share some comments from Wing Ding delegates and vendors who were there—and hear what they have to say about it in their own words!
SOME BASIC STATS: ❂ Almost $62,000 worth of vendor-donated prizes and packages and 50/50 drawings distributed ❂ ❂ 198 vendors present ❂ ❂ 59 Rider Education seminars and courses offered ❂ ❂ $7,488 donated to Ride for Kids® ❂ ❂ 248 new Members recruited ❂
Enjoyed Meeting Fellow Wingers from Around the World! As a Charter Member and Director of Chapter NZ-A down in New Zealand, I attended Wing Ding this year with my NZ team. And we were invited by Director of Global Affairs, Dan Sanderovich, to the Overseas Delegates Reception on Thursday morning. Dan presented to us the new GWRRA Ambassadors, past NZ-A Directors Paul and Marguerite Storey. Plus, we also had the added bonus of being well-hosted and able to enjoy meeting fellow Wingers and their ladies from around the world. John de Lautour GWRRA #167983 and Director of NZ-A
New 2012-2013 International Ambassadors, Paul and Marquerite Storey of NZ-A. (center) with Directors of Global Affairs, Rachel and Dan Sanderovich. Wing World
When You Participate, Good Things Happen My name is Leaster Gibson of Missouri’s Chapter Z. While attending Wing Ding 2012, I had two great experiences happen. One was meeting Sharon Stanley and the other was meeting Paul Hildebrand. This goes to prove that if you “participate, participate, participate”, good things will happen for you. Being a Member of GWRRA is truly priceless. Ride safe brothers and sisters! Leaster Gibson GWRRA #316505 and MO-Z Rider Educator Paul Hildebrand, Founder of GWRRA, congratulates the Grand Prize Winner of the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing, Alice Schauss, at Closing Ceremonies.
Completion of a Milestone…and New Friends! We had the most memorable time at Wing Ding this year because of the completion of a milestone in our lives as part of the International Couple of the Year selection process. We’ll forever cherish the honor of being GWRRA ambassadors because of the enthusiasm and support of fellow Members and couples. But it’s the Members we enjoyed the most, seeing old friends and meeting new ones; and it was so enjoyable to meet our new International Director and Members— who are now friends—from as far away as Nova Scotia, Israel and the UK! Mike and Dean Stokes Appalachian Region (N) Couple of the Year Mount Holly, NC
Mike and Dean Stoke, one of the nine Region Couples of the Year.
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Says Mildred: “Region H was in charge of the bike show again this year; Johnny judged and I organized the judges.”
We really had a great time again this year at Wing Ding. There were so many things that we enjoyed, like the outstanding fireworks display. Plus, the vendor area was very well organized, with plenty of room to shop. We also really enjoyed the J&M entertainment; Vocal Trash was great. But I think the best thing about Wing Ding is the friendships you make. It’s really amazing to see people from all over the world gather in one place—and the only thing we may have in common when we arrive is our motorcycle. Yet by the time Wing Ding is over, you have lifelong friends. Johnny and Mildred Glasscock GWRRA #255129 and Arkansas District Directors
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Mike & Dean Stokes - Appalachian Region (N) Blair & Carol Embree - Canadian Atlantic Region (L) Alain & Suzie Mainville - Canadian Central Region (K) Wendell & Marie Vince - South Central Region (H) Dave & Dee Gormley - Southwest Region (F) Bruce & Sherry Watkins - America’s Heartland Region (E) Joe & Paula Swift - Great Lakes Region (D) Kevin & Robin Sedlak - Northeast Region (B) Greg & Renee Dempsey - Southeast Region (A) 76
2012 WING DING WINNERS 2nd – Janine Brandt 3rd – Don Cordway 1500 EXPERIENCED 1st – Jon Lorek 2nd – E.J. Johnson 1500 NOVICE 1st – Jeff Austin OPEN CLASS EXPERT 1st – David Dwyer
2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL COUPLE OF THE YEAR Greg & Renee Dempsey New Market, Alabama Southeast Region (A) 2011 INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR OK-N, Chapter Directors L. Huggard Norman, Oklahoma 2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR Mike and Angie Mitchell Former Virginia District Directors (and now International Deputy Directors) Richmond, Virginia Appalachian Region (N) Paul and Marquerite Storey Former NZ-A Directors Christchurch, New Zealand STATISTICAL AWARDS LARGEST DISTRICT (NUMBER): Indiana (477) LARGEST DISTRICT (PERCENTAGE): Hawaii (24.24%) YOUNGEST RIDER MALE: Scott Bevill (38), Normal, IL YOUNGEST RIDER FEMALE; Tammy Hollingsworth (43), Meridianville, AL OLDEST RIDER MALE: Lee T. Wood (83), Durango, CO OLDEST RIDER FEMALE: Elizabeth L. Gies (76), Lansing, MI YOUNGEST CO-RIDER: Kristen Cordell (8), Tampa, FL OLDEST CO-RIDER: Ruby Valentine (80), Knoxville, TN YOUNGEST SIDECAR PASSENGER: Amy Shannon (46), Louisville, TN OLDEST SIDECAR PASSENGER: Ginny Allison (69), Sacramento, CA LONG DISTANCE MALE: Paul Edwards (2,187 miles), Kent, WA LONG DISTANCE FEMALE: Kim Hanners (1,240), Lehigh Acres, FL LONG DISTANCE TWO-UP: David & Loretta Champion (1,962), Newfoundland, NL, Canada INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE COUPLE: Paul & Marguerite Storey (8,289), Huntly, New Zealand INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE INDIVIDUAL: John DeLantour (8,295 miles), Tampo, New Zealand OTHER ANNUAL AWARDS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR Betty Knutson HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Gordon Murphy, Pete Woodruff MEDIC FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR Steven Gales, Region D MOTORIST AWARENESS MA COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR Bill and Mervi Bannasch (WI District) TALENT SHOW SERIOUS: 1st – Jill DeCesere, FL-2L 2nd – Terry Hupp, IN-D2
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BIKE SHOW WINNERS GL1000 2 Wheel – Stock Mark Woodby – OH
GL1000 2 Wheel – Custom Bob MacBird – TX-M2
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GL1100 2 Wheel – Stock Marvin Gael – IN-U
GL1200 2 Wheel – Stock Scott & Deb Justice – TX-T
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GL1500 2 Wheel – Stock Ron Heffelfinger – IL-L
GL1500 2 Wheel – Custom Keith & Sandy Amsdill – MI-B2
GL1800 2 Wheel – Stock John Honsberger – FL-1F2
GL1800 2 Wheel – Custom Henry Hemmes – MI-G2
GL1800 2 Wheel – Show Andrew Karakos – NC-K2
GL1500 Trike – Custom Bobby Webb – AR-D
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GL1800 Trike – Custom Gerald & Mary Boehman – IN-M
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Open Class (Less than 1000cc) Diane Bibaud – Quebec, Canada
Open Class (1000cc or more) John Rooney – NC-X
Valkyrie (All, with or without Trailer) – Stock Ken Tarver – MS-Y
2 Wheel with Factory Trailer – Stock Ricky & Jeana Crews – TN-O
Valkyrie (All, with or without Trailer) – Custom Joe Lorek – OH-Z
2 Wheel with Factory Trailer – Custom James Smith – TX-Z2
All Gold Wings with Sidecar (With or without Trailer) – Stock James Bell – TN-Q Wing World
BIKE SHOW WINNERS All Gold Wings with Sidecar (With or without Trailer) – Show Joe Grubb – IL-O
2 Wheel with Factory Trailer – Show Gary Adams – KS
Airbrush (All Bikes without Trailers) Evan Parton – NC-L2
3 Wheel with Factory Trailer – Stock Robert Gales – IL-Q
Homebuilt Trailer (With or without Bike) Dwight Keen – AR-R
3 Wheel with Factory Trailer – Show Adlai & Linda Owens – TN-A2
Special Show (All Bikes, with or without Trailer) Jim & Alvalin Woodul – TX-T
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South Carolina Offers a Lot in a Relatively Little Space… By Dawn Dawson House, Director of Public Relations and Information, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism; photos courtesy of the South Carolina State Tourism Office
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tle-known fact is that more Revolutionary War battles were fought As you’re planning your trip to Greenville, check out here than in any other colony; stories are told at preserved nationall the great places South Carolina in general has to offer both al and state battlefield sites such as Kings Mountain and Musgrove before—and after—Wing Ding 35! Mill. And modern military buffs won’t want to miss historic waterShaped roughly like a diamond, polished by more than 300 front Beaufort and Parris Island. years of American history and made gracious by a tradition of Cotton fields themselves, something most northerners haven’t hospitality as diverse as its people, South Carolina offers visitors a seen in real life until they drive by, spread by the thousands of broad array of attractions and accommodations, limited only by acres through much of the Midlands. Tobacco fields can be seen one’s imagination. in the Pee Dee, and roadside farm stands selling produce of all Nearly 200 miles of beaches and coastal attractions—includkinds dot the highways across the state. And then there are the ing world-famous Charleston with Ashley River Road (that routes peaches! South Carolina grows more than any other past historic plantations) and the state’s coastal drive, state than California. U.S. 17 (that goes past fishing villages and coastal South Carolina is also dotted with unique small towns)—make South Carolina a great state for sun and d d towns and big cities, each with its own cultural and culisurf. This includes affordable beach destinations like its nary offerings (like barbecue, which is a mainstay). four state parks that offer combinations of camping, cabGreenville’s robust downtown and unusual cantilevered ins, wildlife observation and history discovery. bridge over the Reedy River Falls is a good example not The most notable of these are Hunting Island, site of to be missed. the only lighthouse in the state open daily for public GREENVILLE, SC And Columbia, the state capital, offers Statehouse access, and Charles Towne Landing, the state’s settlement tours, its own dynamic museums, a major university and site—which features a museum and interpretive programthe nation’s largest Army basic training base. Aiken and ming, including musket and cannon firings—that illustrate Camden bear mention as unique equestrian towns of how Charleston began. unusual quiet wealth and charm. And then there are hidden gems A truly iconic symbol of the South Carolina coast is the sweetsuch as Newberry, Cheraw and Abbeville filled with history and grass basket. It is a Gullah (“African Americans whose early ancesantebellum homes. tors were brought to the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry And don’t forget the great outdoors itself! From whitewater raftthrough the ports of Charleston and Savannah as slaves”… ing on the roiling Chattooga in the Blue Ridge to paddling through Wikipedia.com) traditional craft still made by local residents and quiet tidal creeks (and the huge inland reservoirs in between) or hiksold at roadside stands and Charleston markets. ing along hundreds of miles of unspoiled trails, South Carolina They’re just a part of the living, breathing Gullah culture that offers something outdoors for everyone. grew from the long-abandoned rice plantations that now form the Some good places to begin your journey in South Carolina? heart of thousands of acres of nature preserves such as the ACE Visit the state’s official tourism website at Discover South Basin. In fact, the Penn Center on St. Helena Island is home to the Carolina.com for details. Sample itineraries can be found at first school for freed slaves and is still a center of African-American DiscoverSouthCarolina.com/plan-your-trip/itineraries/default.aspx. culture to this day. Also, you can request a copy of the guide be mailed to you at And as the South Carolina story spreads inland, through the SCVacationGuide.com, or you can see the guide online at pristine swamps and pine-filled Midlands to the Blue Ridge SCGuideOnline.com. Mountains themselves, it’s all available in one day’s journey. A lit● Presented by
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EVENTS We list only GWRRA-sponsored and supported functions by category, name, date, location and contact person and information. For full details, including rally costs, we recommend you also visit on-line listings according to GWRRA Region, District and Chapter. Event listings may run up to six months in advance of an event, and will run through the month of the issue’s cover date. “Photo Tours” and “Other Tours” will appear periodically. The deadline for Events is approximately the fourth Friday of the month, three months before the issue’s cover date. To submit event information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to “Event & Tours,” GWRRA, Inc., 21423 N. 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027. To help assure inclusion, please include "Event" or "Events" in the subject line of an email. ***To best understand the EVENTS SUBMISSION DEADLINE, use the cover date (for example, September 2009); do not count that month (September); count back two months (in this case, August and July). Therefore, the fourth Friday of June is considered the fourth Friday the submission is due for the September issue.*** * Indicates new listing in this issue.
SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2012. SOUTHEAST REGION A’s “Mardi Gras” Convention/Rally. Site accommodations at Lakepoint Resort Lodge & Convention Center, US-431 North, Eufaula, AL. [Contact Sone’ Kornegay at (800) 544-5253 or (334) 687-8011 for Lodge Rooms, Cottages or Cabins; 3-night minimum.] For camping inside the park, call (334) 687-6676 [from tents to motorhomes to RV-trailers; all state building, nonsmoking and, sorry, no critters (pets)]. For more info, call Region A Directors Bob and Nan Shrader at (352) 668-3164 or Rally Coordinator Ed Porter at (727) 938-8190. DISTRICT EVENTS
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS JULY 3 THROUGH JULY 6, 2013. WING DING 35 IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. Join us for the annual GWRRA party and convention, including the world’s largest Gold Wing trade show, parades, Rider Ed courses and classes, seminars, parties, dancing, food, great riding and much more—all in a great city! Sign up now at www.wing-ding.org or call (800)8439460 or (623) 581-2500 (Phoenix area) to register now. NOVEMBER 4-11, 2012. 35TH CARRIBEAN CRUISE ANNOUNCED. GWRRA would like to invite you to come join its 35th Anniversary Celebration Cruise to visit the Western Caribbean (see page 6 of this issue for more details). Enjoy seven nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl™ cruise ship, departing from Miami for the ports of Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), George Town (Grand Cayman), and Cozumel (Mexico). For cruise rates, and to book your cabin, Please call 1888-969-4768 ext. 76908 or visit etouches.com/GWRRA. FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 10, 2013. Three-week tour of New Zealand escorted by Members of Chapter NZ-A. Join us for our fourth “Muster Down Under”. For more information, contact Ron Meiklen at email@example.com REGION EVENTS SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2012. GREAT LAKES REGION D CONVENTION at Celina, OH, Mercer County Fairgrounds. Theme is “Let’s Rock & Roll back to the 50s”. Come for lots of FUN and riding around the St. Mary’s Lake to see the beautiful country scenery. For more info and details, contact Region D Directors Roger and Penny Hurley at (937) 698-4443 or RHURLEY3@woh.rr.com. We also have info on our website. October 2012
SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2012. PA DISTRICT CONVENTION will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel & Convention Center in Gettysburg, PA [(717) 334-8121]. Theme is “A Year of Holidays”. Send reservations to: Tom & Renee Wasluck, D.D., 279 Church Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707. For more info, call them at (570) 474-1014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyers and more info is available at aaa.gwrrapadist.org. SEPTEMBER 9, 2012. Barber Motorsports Park, 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy., Leeds, AL. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. SEPTEMBER 9, 2012. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Gate 2, 4400 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. SEPTEMBER 9, 2012. Puget Sound Ride for Kids®. Remlinger Farms, 32610 Northeast 32nd St. Carnation, WA. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2012. “Wings Across Tennessee”/St. Jude Children’s Hospital 500 mile benefit ride from Bristol to Memphis. Ride leaves Bristol, TN on Friday at 9 a.m., stops in Dickson for the night, departs Saturday morning at 8:30 and arrives at St. Jude Children’s Hospital 12 noon for presentations and tour. Commemorative T-shirts and antenna flags. For more info, visit stjudeswingsacrosstn.com or call Tom Jarrell at (423) 383-0339. SEPTEMBER 16, 2012. Oklahoma Ride for Kids®. Tulsa Health Dept. 5051 S. 129th East Ave., Tulsa, OK. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. SEPTEMBER 16, 2012. Philadelphia Ride for Kids®. Valley Forge Christian College, Soccer Fields at Academy Way and 93
Township Line Rd., Phoenixville, PA. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2012. 29TH ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT RALLY. Come join Sheriff Andrew and Ms. Vickie, along with their District Posse, as they kick off a BRAND-NEW LOCATION AND NAME with a Wild, Wild West Shoot Out at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49 North, Concord, NC. Enjoy new “guided” and “unguided” scenic riding tours, NASCAR tours, gold mining, camping on-site and much, much more! Come shop one of the largest selections of vendors in one place east of the Mississippi. Our Bike Parade is welcomed to the Historic Town of Concord for an evening of entertainment, ice cream and shopping. Too much to list, including Rider Education and Leadership Training Seminars, NC Drill Team Performance, Top Gun Competition, Bike Show, games and prizes galore! Full registration includes a chance to win $10,000 cash, Motorcycle Trailer or Küryakyn Chrome Package. NO ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD; must be present at closing ceremonies to win. For more info, visit gwrranc.org or contact Andrew and Vickie Butcher, NC District Directors at (336) 861-7140 or email@example.com.
the “Events” tab. Payment due at the convention. If any questions, contact Lonnie and Diane Borseth at (319) 631-8680 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SEPTEMBER 30, 2012. Las Vegas Ride for Kids®. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas, NV. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org. OCTOBER 4-6, 2012. VIRGINIA DISTRICT’s "Rally in the Valley" at the Salem Civic Center. This year’s theme is "Harvest Fest II – a Monster Mash" in Salem, VA. For details, contact Dennis Weston at dweston6@Verizon.net or (757) 416-8479.
SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012. The NEW YORK DISTRICT Ride Out will be hosted by Chapter N in Lake George, NY. For more info, contact Charlie Portes at (518) 668-0488.
OCTOBER 4-6, 2012. 28th ANNUAL OKLAHOMA DISTRICT CONVENTION. We’d like to extend a very special invitation for you to travel to the Heartland of America. Our theme this year is “Gone with the Wing”, which kicks off with a “Red Carpet Dance” on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. The entire convention is theme oriented around Hollywood, and we’d love to have you experience it with us this year! This year’s convention will be held at the Expo Center in McAlester, OK, (4500 West Highway 270), which is large enough to accommodate all planned activities (except our riding courses), including the vendors, inside the facility. Excellent accommodations in the area, including camping and plenty of fine dining. For more info, contact District Director Larry Cowan at (405) 535-1154 or email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012. Baltimore/Washington Ride for Kids ®. Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD. 7:30-9:15 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org.
OCTOBER 7, 2012. Dallas/Fort Worth Ride for Kids® Grapevine Mills Mall, Southeast Parking Area, Grapevine, TX. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530.
SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2012. IOWA DISTRICT CONVENTION at the Reinig Civic Center, 1007 Prospect, in Toledo, IA. Registration cost is a Free Will Cash donation. Then you’ll ride through the scenic and historic countryside of Tama County, stopping at a couple of unique museums. We’ll have several raffle items, such as tires, weekend getaways, etc. And of course, we’ll have food! You can pre-register online at GWRRA-Iowa.com under
OCTOBER 7, 2012. Northern California Ride for Kids®. Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd., Fairfield, CA. 7:30-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530.
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beaches of Biloxi, MS! The Convention will be held at the IP Casino, Resort & Spa. Special room rates available if you mention GWRRA; room rates will increase after September 1, 2012. Our theme is “Back to the Beach”. Come join the fun and experience ARC, ERC, Trike Course, Amazing Team Riding Challenge, vendors, games, seminars, Talent Show, Lighted Bike Parade, Bike Show, Best Dressed Competitions, Medic First Aid Course, Couple of the Year Selection, Block Party, Costume Contest, Grand Prize of $2,000 cash, 50/25/25 drawing. For more info, visit miss.gwrra-regiona.org or contact Bobby Bryant at (601) 9190920 or firstname.lastname@example.org. OCTOBER 21, 2012. Phoenix Ride for Kids®. Desert Ridge High School, 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa, AZ. 8-9:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530. OCTOBER 21, 2012. San Diego Ride for Kids®. MiraCosta College, San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA. 8:30-10:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530. OCTOBER 26-28, 2012. ARIZONA DISTRICT CONVENTION. Join us for “The 10-26 to Yuma” Western theme convention, to be held (where else?!) in Yuma, AZ. Not just a stopover to California anymore, folks! Games, seminars, western wear competition, bike show, light parade, all the usual and MORE! Host hotel with special rates is the Hilton Garden Inn [(928) 783-1500; Group Code: GWRR12]. Secondary hotel, also with special rates, is the Best Western Coronado Motor Hotel [(928) 783-4453; mention that you are with GWRRA Convention]. Visit the AZ website at gwrraaz.com/ convention.html for registration form, schedule of events, etc. For more info, contact Jimmy Collins at (520) 648-2524 or email@example.com or Candace Shirley at (520) 232-3785 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOVEMBER 4, 2012. Tampa Bay Area Ride for Kids®. Heinrich Training Center, 14063 County Rd. 39, Lithia, FL. 89:45 a.m. For more info about an event in your area, please visit www.rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530.
OCTOBER 11-13, 2012. MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT CONVENTION. We’re going “Back Home” to the beautiful
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(Recruited more than 100 new GWRRA Members.) ALLEN, DONALD........................FAIRFIELD, CA BOLDT, CLARA ..............................TOLEDO, IA CARSON, JOHN....................JACKSONVILLE, IL CARTER, DAVID ....................CRYSTAL LAKE, IL COLEMAN, CHARLES ........TRAVELERS REST, SC COLLINS, JIMMY ................GREEN VALLEY, AZ DODD, JOSH ........................HOKES BLUFF, AL DODD, KACEY ......................HOKES BLUFF, AL ELLIOTT, KIRK..........................KAMLOOPS, BC FISHER, STEVEN ..................HUTCHINSON, MN GOINS, SHERWOOD ................DRY CREEK, LA GRANT, KEN ............................PENSACOLA, FL GREER, KARLA ......................JONESBORO, GA HEWITT, DAVID ................................MESA, AZ HOLTON, DEAN ......................LOUISBURG, NC HOWELL JR, RICHARD ......ALBUQUERQUE, NM HUMPHREY, ROBERT ............CLARKSVILLE, AR HUTCHENS, JIM ................PLEASANT VIEW, TN HUTCHENS, SHIRRIN ........PLEASANT VIEW, TN JOHNSON, ED..............................BRISTOL, VA JOHNSON, LINDA ........................BRISTOL, VA KNUDTSON, KAREN ................MASON CITY, IA KNUDTSON, RONALD..............MASON CITY, IA KOLASKE, NEAL......................MILWAUKEE, WI LANTZ, CHARLES ......................WOOSTER, OH LEWIS, EDWARD ......................CONCORD, NH LEWIS, JUDITH ........................CONCORD, NH
LYMAN, KIT ....................................HEMET, CA MCNABB, CHARLES..............SPRINGFIELD, MO MYTINGER, DAVID ..............INDIANAPOLIS, IN PANTER, JIM ..............................CANTON, OH PRESTON, JOHN ......................KNOXVILLE, TN RASMUSSEN, DELORES ......MINNEAPOLIS, MN RENNICK, BOB..............KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC ROBERTS, LOGAN ....................CHANDLER, AZ SHARP, GAYLORD ..................SIOUX FALLS, SD SHRADER, ROBERT ..............SAN ANTONIO, FL SIMMONS, WILLIAM ..................NEWBERN, TN SMITH, BRUCE........................ST THOMAS, ON SMITH, STEVEN ................................YORK, SC SWANSON, LLOYD ..........OKLAHOMA CITY, OK TABER, FRANK ................PORT ORCHARD, WA TAYLOR, HOWIE ................WESLEY CHAPEL, FL TAYLOR, JOHN......................JOHNSTOWN, CO THAYER, GARY ....................MCDONOUGH, GA TOWNSLEY, RICHARD ..............HARLINGEN, TX VAILLANCOURT, MICHEL ..........MONTROSE, CO WAER SR, ALLAN ..................MESHOPPEN, PA WHITE, KIRBY..........................BURGOON, OH WILLIAMS, BOYCE ..........HOLIDAY ISLAND, AR WILSON, JOYCE ........................GADSDEN, AL WILSON, KERRY ........................GADSDEN, AL ZAKRAJSEK, MARTIN................RICHLAND, WA
Ralph Rand GWRRA #039224 Mansfield, OH
Robert Aquiar GWRRA #148443 Watauga, TX
Lucille Ingraham GWRRA #058377 Richford, NY
Everett Lisby GWRRA #605080 Wheeling, MO
John Augustine GWRRA #032046 Erie, PA
John Jaeger GWRRA #280667 Bellingham, WA
Howard Shumsky Ernie Milot GWRRA #182349 GWRRA #289792 Lake Worth, FL Taunton, MA
Clarence Bartrum GWRRA #137346 Niles, MI
Ted Koetz GWRRA #015168 Spencerport, NY
Edward Niemi GWRRA #089285 Pinconning, MI
Jack Snead GWRRA #145079 Jamestown, NC
Mark Fearing Roy Leuenberger Robert Priest GWRRA #091719 GWRRA #261737 GWRRA #009673 Lafayette, IN Freeland, MI Richfield, MN
Ray Walker GWRRA #282301 Nacona, TX
JANUARY 18-19, 2013. ILLINOIS DISTRICT's "Winter Warm-up" in Decatur, IL. For more info, contact DD Dan Ribbing at (618) 228-7433 or email@example.com. CHAPTER EVENTS AUGUST 3-5, 2012. ID-H’s 10th Annual River Run. Come and float down the superbly beautiful Coeur d’Alene River with us. Best entertainment at the lowest cost west of the Mississippi! Price includes Friday night Chili Feed, Hot Breakfast Saturday, Rib dinner Saturday night and continental breakfast Sunday morning—all for the extremely low price of $35/single camper and $55/couple. Bring your tubes! Bring your raft! Bring your friends! For more info, contact Bruce and Tina Eckhardt at (208) 651-1604 or Bill Trombly at (208) 665-9585 or see our flyer on the web at gwrra-id.us/idh/flyers/river_run_flyer.pdf AUGUST 11, 2012. IN-U’s 7th annual “Hog Roast” at the Commons Park (Pavilion #1) in Angola, IN. All Chapters invited to this All-U-Can-Eat-Dinner that includes pork, sauerkraut, baked beans, potato salad, desert and more! Serving begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Silent Auction begins at 11 a.m.; escorted ride leaves at 1:30 p.m. $8.50/pp. For more info, contact CD Scotty Cripe at (574) 238-2781 or ACD Duane Ewell at (260) 894-1642. AUGUST 18, 2012. TX-M’s 10th annual “Moonlight Fun Run”. Come join us under the Texas stars in Burleson, TX
in the Lowe’s parking lot at I-35 south & Alsbury Blvd. Registration starts at 7 p.m.; Cost is $15/pp. Great prizes as usual. Lots of good dining and motels in immediate area. For more information, contact: J.D. Walker at (817) 913-6588 or check our website at txmoonlighters.com. AUGUST 24-26, 2012. All are welcome to the MIA–B2–E–F–F2–K–Q2–V and V2’s “East Central Section Campout & Supermarket Ride” at Covenant Hills Campground, 10359 E. Farrand Rd., Ottisville, MI. Call (810) 631-2267 or email covenanthills.org and mention GWRRA. Camping $20-25/night, 2 bike campers/1 lot, all full hookups, free day pass; call for cabins. 50/50, Chinese auction, bike show, light parade; goody bag for 1st 100 bikes. Friday/Saturday p.m., bring your jokes/stories for at the campfire. Contac:/RSVP Jon Badour at (989) 894-4180 (after 6:30 p.m.) or Ron Linn at (810) 2234403/(810) 223-4404. Full flyer/daily activities at gwrrami.org/2012%20Chapter%20Fliers/3rdsectioncampout.pdf AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3, 2012. BC-D’s “Gold Run in Cache Creek, BC”. Great riding and lots of fun. For more info, check our website at gwrra-bcd.org. SEPTEMBER 15, 2012. PA-K’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone is invited to dinner, followed by an evening of sharing pictures and memories, “A Quarter Century of PA-K.” The fun begins at 4 p.m. at Wellsville Volunteer Fire Company, 95 Community Street, Wellsville, PA. The cost is $20/pp. To
Visit www.gwrra.org/message boards/classifieds for up-to-date, Member-maintained classified listings. These classified listings are a benefit for GWRRA Members and are for GWRRA Members’ personal property only. Listings limited to approximately 30 words each. We reserve the right to edit entries. Include year, model, mileage, price, name, phone number, email, state or province. Type or print written entries and send to “Classified Ads,” GWRRA, Inc., 21423 N. 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To help assure inclusion, please include "Classified" or "Classifieds" in the subject line of an email. Deadline is fourth Friday of the month approximately two months before issue’s cover date. Ads run one month on a first-come, firstserved, space-available basis. Late-arriving ads are held for a succeeding issue. GWRRA assumes no responsibility for quality of items listed, nor for the outcome of transactions initiated through these listings.
comp., radio, tape player, air comp. New tires and battery. $4,000. (775) 265-1018.
1986 GL1200 Interstate. Wineberry Red. 65,850 mi; being ridden regularly; Arizona bike, ridden year-round. Two new Dunlops, Super Brace, trunk rack, custom passenger boards. $4,000. (928) 274-1078 or email@example.com.
WOWMotorcycles.com BUY-SELL-TRADE-RENT. Highest prices paid for clean bikes! America’s largest independent dealer of used bikes, (600+ in stock). Always huge inventory of quality Wings and other Touring bikes. Coast-to-coast pickup and delivery. Now RENTING GL18's and Trikes! Check us out @ www.WOWMotor cycles.com or call 800/572-3720. MOTORCYCLES 1985 GL1200 Limited Ed. 31K original mi. Electric travel October 2012
1986 GL1200 Aspencade. 19K mi. AM/FM/Cassette. Two matching helmets w/ intercoms, CB system, soft luggage. Honda tool kit. Floorboard and Mustang wool seat cover. $8,500. Ollie. (702) 353-1236 or Ollie12@cox.net for pictures. Las Vegas, NV. 1994 Gold Wing Aspencade. Teal Blue. 57K mi. CB, Tulsa windshield, trunk rack and spoiler, Charlie Buzzard pinstriping – 4 colors! 270 LEDs, air horns, Ring of Fire and much more! Asking $7,000. R. Dobie. (586) 751-3676.
obtain a registration form or for more info, contact Kitty at firstname.lastname@example.org. SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS’ 27th Annual Ride-In at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL. Hosted by Southern Illinois GWRRA Chapters. Onsite camping and local motels. Guided scenic tours, on- and offbike games, flea market, CMA service, two free hot meals, door prizes and giveaways in a very relaxed atmosphere. For more info, contact Steve Gottschalk at (618) 889-4036 or email@example.com. Registration form available on the IL-Q website at chapterq.weebly.com. SEPTEMBER 22, 2012. WI-N’s annual Chili Fest. Come join us for fun, games and CHILI! We’ll be at the Ixonia Firemen’s Park in Ixonia, WI, located on Highway 16 between Oconomowoc and Watertown. (Park St. Ixonia, WI 53036; GPS coordinates: 43.146419, -88.598558) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration is available until September 8. For more info, contact Frank Jackson at (262) 844-6128 or gwrra-win.org. OCTOBER 20, 2012. CA-1F’s “Halloween Fun Run”. San Diego’s beautiful fall weather, fun, friends and rides. Sign in at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts in the a.m. and Italian lunch later. Rides around San Diego and into the countryside. Slo-ride contest and raffles and prizes. Pre-reg $18 (deadline Oct. 15). For more info, call Todd Way at (619) 890-9064 or (858) 453-4739. ●
1997 GL1500SE. Two-tone white/gray. 50K mi. CB, cruise, reverse and luggage rack. $7,500. (815) 772-2417 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1997 GL1500SE Two-tone red. 64K original mi. Comes w/ matching red Kompact Kamp Trailer w/ less than 10K mi. Compu-Fire 90-amp alternator, Westco sealed battery, driving lights, air horns, Baker Air Wings, Küryakyn accessories, Power Park, center stand, Utopia backrest, armrests, two matching Arai helmets w/ J & M headsets and much more. Trailer hitch, receiver and accessories. Both for $9,500. email@example.com or (732) 928-5758. NJ. 1998 ST1100. Black. 51K mi. Exc. cond. $3,500. Orby. (865) 705-0505 or Rsandgolfmc@aol.com. Knoxville, TN. 1998 Honda Valkyrie 1520cc. 33,800 mi. Extra seats, 2 helmets, cover, forward controls. $7,000. (304) 645-7123 or (606) 923-2654. 2002 GL1800A. Pewter. 52K mi. ABS, factory CB, spoiler, fog lights. Also Saddlemen Road Sofa, trailer hitch, Mick-OPegs. One owner; kept in climate-controlled garage. $10,000. (440) 773-3675. 2004 GL1800. Magenta-Purple (’04 color). 17K mi. CB and extras. One owner; garage kept. $12,000 firm. (972) 743-0203. 2004 GL1800. Dark Cherry Red. 15K mi. In absolutely perfect cond. Lots of chrome, new tires and battery, cover and lots of add-ons. Asking $14,900. (812) 455-4263. Newburgh, IN. 2004 GL1800A (w/ ABS). 151K mi. One owner; always garaged. Custom seat, chrome wheels, CB radio, Garmin Zumo GPS with XM and NavSat Traffic, Bluetooth, custom pinstriping, running lights, trunk rack, spoiler, trailer hitch, wiring and more. $12,000 obo. Mike. (858) 922-2048. San Diego, CA. 2004 GL1800A (ABS model). Glacier White. 49K mi. Race 95
Tech emulator front suspension. Tasteful Küryakyn chrome, trunk lid rack and bag. CB. driving lights, vented F4 windshield. Dramatic black/white airbrush art to match Wing Bling “open spider marble” dashboard. J&M passenger controller, cradles for XM Skyfi and Garmin 2720. Bushtec hitch and wiring. $13,500. See photos at gwrracoloradochapterq.org. Nick. (970) 964-4379. 2006 GL1800. Titanium Silver. 1,900 original mi. Absolutely mint. Navi, ABS, heated grips and seats. Totally untouched bike. $17,000. Richard. (917) 714-4291. NY. 2006 Gold Wing. Only 4K mi. Bought new; 1 owner. Küryakyn backrest, luggage rack, GPS, cruise and etc. Bought new after 2007 came out. Illness. (785) 543-4485. 2006 GL1800. Metallic Black. 23K mi. GPS, AM/FM, heated grips and seat. Driver backrest, luggage rack on trunk, running lights on fairing. Always garaged; mint condition. $13,950. (541) 744-3860. Eugene, OR. 2010 GL1800 with InstaTrike. Yellow. Only 700 miles! Same as new! $18,000. (734) 848-4228. Luna Pier, MI.
TRIKES 1995 GL1500SE with Motor Trike conv. Magenta. Comes w/ matching Time Out trailer. 121K mi. CB intermittent; carb could use some work, but runs good. Compu-Fire and extended tinted windshield. $7,000. Chuck. (352) 688-8488. FL. 2005 GL1800 w/ CSC conv. Candy Black Cherry. 15K mi. Comes w/ matching 2006 Escapade motorcycle trailer. Both in exc. cond. and professionally maintained. Health issues force sale. Asking $29,500 obo. Details and photos avail. Bill. (586) 725-7971 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chesterfield, MI. 2008 GL1800 w/ Roadsmith Trike conv. Red. Just under 53K mi. Honda extended warranty until 9/2015. Front rake is 5.5, Progressive Springs and new battery. Clear title in hand. Meticulous maintenance and records. I’ve added Hondaline CB and antenna, F4 windshield, extended front fender, Centramatic Front Wheel balancers, heated Küryakyn hand grips, volt meter, 12-volt accessory plug, Mic- Mutes, Electrical Connection running lights, blinkers in the mirrors, Baker Built wind wings, mirror wings and trike wings, Driver hwy pegs and passenger pegs, driver backrest, passenger armrests, passenger push-to-talk and volume controller, trunk rack and handle, LED brake lights w/ Hyperlites flashing, trunk spoiler w/ lights, Butler cup and mount. I’ll include full and half cover. $3,800 for matching 2008 CSC Escapade trailer w/ chrome tongue, chrome wheels, lighted spoiler, cooler rack, garment bag and storage cover. Will sell together or separate. Dave. $26,000 (bike). (815) 556-8282 after 6 p.m. CST or email@example.com. 2008 GL1800 w/ Motor Trike conv. Dark Red. 54,170 miles, but still in great shape. Aqua Shields, CB, rear light bar, new front tire, Comfort pkg, Navi system, EZ-Steer, trailer hitch, passenger armrest, extra lights, driving lights and lots of chrome. Exc. cond.; always garaged. Call for more info; can send pics. $29,500. Bob. (603) 448-3707 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NH. 2008 GL1800 w/ Motor Trike conv. Titanium. 30K. Exc. cond.; always garaged. CB, luggage rack, bike cover, 2 helmets w/ intercom. Trailer hitch w/ wiring and more. Comes w/ 1994 Bunkhouse trailer w/ queen-sized bed. Very good cond. Call for 96
more info; can send pics. $29,500. Chuck. (520) 400-7137 or email@example.com. 2009 Gold Wing w/ Lehman Monarch II conv. Light Blue. Comes w/ matching A-Bar-K trailer. 12K mi. Fully loaded! Exc. cond. $35,000. Carol. (605) 212-7146 or (605) 446-3830. Colton, SD.
lights and run/turn/brake lights. Will accommodate virtually any sized two-wheeled motorcycle. Uses a 1-7/8” trailer ball. If you want to take your bike on a trip or haul it for any other reason, then this trailer is inexpensive and convenient for your needs. $300. Oliver. (706) 376-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. GA.
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES TRAILERS AND SIDECARS 1992 Time Out camper. White Tent replaced about 5 or 6 years ago. Some aluminum bars on inside need replacing or worked on. $1,000. Glenn. (337) 436-4405 or email@example.com. Louisiana. 1995 Escapade trailer. Two-tone Red. New tires, chrome rims, vinyl bra. Asking $1,800. Robert. (419) 913-9810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta, OH. 2002 Keystone Montana camper, 32 ft. Has a 16-ft. slide-out in living area, sleeps 9, has queen bed, fold-out sofa. Table makes bed and 3 bunks. Air-conditioning and furnace. Self-contained and very clean. Has upgraded cabinets and lots of storage, plus 20-ft. new awning. Asking $10,000. If you live in the Morganton, NC area, the leased lot will go with it for the rest of the season at Daniel Boone Campground. Don. Call (704) 7357707 or (704) 868-7997 for more details. 2005 Bunkhouse camper. Many options, including the 6 x 8 screened room, chrome wheels, custom Wing match paint, custom cover and much more. $3,500. (330) 819-5834. Akron, OH. 2009 Aspen Classic camper, 9 x 9 clubhouse. Aluminum wheel upgrade, cooler rack w/ cooler and cover. Used very little; garage kept. Hunter Green tent w/ white box. Rear mounted spare tire. $4,000. Glenn. (337) 436-4405 or email@example.com. Louisiana. Evans custom open two-wheel trailer w/ electric brakes. Will haul two Gold Wings. Includes custom tarp to cover trailer for outside storage. $1,700. (865) 705-0505 or Rsandgolfmc@aol.com. Knoxville, TN. Cycle Kamp pop-up camping trailer. Fiberglass construction. Perfect cond. Sleeps two max. Inside completely redone last year w/ all-new sleeping cushions and top-of-the-line new canvas. Ice chest (not matching), spare tire, daylight running switch, 110v outlet inside and out. Pulls like a dream. Approx. 260 lb; 92L x 48W x 34H. Plenty of storage space. Must see to believe. Email for pics. Tires and wheel bearings are new. Always garaged. $1,499. Eric. (805) 890-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ventura, CA. Easy Hauler trailer w/ a trailer jack. Equipped w/ a Condor Pit front wheel stop and a trailer dolly. Will haul any motorcycle, including a Gold Wing. $950. email@example.com or (732) 928-5758. NJ. BushTec Roadstar trailer. Like new, solid aluminum wheels, garment bag, covered cooler, front bra, carpet, light, spare tire, all options, new tires and specialty paint. Sold for over $4,000 new; bargain at $2,600. Call (731) 659-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pics. Single axle, single bike, motorcycle trailer. Needs painting; otherwise in very good cond. 4-1/2’W x 8-1/2’L. 8” wide, welded, steel channel to hold the bike in place in the center of the trailer, 3 new tires (2 on the ground and a spare), side marker
One small HJC helmet. Maroon. Full-face/flip-up visor, J&M headset and helmet bag. Like new. $100, plus shipping. email@example.com or (815) 625-3812. Two complete rear suspension shock assemblies; new. One rear brake caliper and pads; new. One stock triple tree; new. $650. firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 860-5473. 2007 GL1800 bike converted to trike; all rear parts for sale: Saddle bags w/ light bars, tire and wheel. Like new. Rear end, roll bars. $1,300, plus shipping. Ray. (724) 538-5149 or email@example.com. Hondaline brand headsets, mfg. by J&M (2 ea.). Used only one time on a 3-day trip. $100 for both, plus shipping. Clarence. (205) 389-5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AL. 2012 new steering head for 1800, $100; 2008 new steering head for 1800, $50; 2004 used, low-mileage steering head for 1800, $25. Plus shipping. Bob. (603) 448-3707 or email@example.com. NH. 2012 GL1800 all rear parts from a trike conversion. All new parts. White. Steering head, saddlebags w/ lights, tire and rim, rear end, etc. Can send pics. $1,500, plus shipping. Bob. (603) 448-3707 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NH.
MISCELLANEOUS Motorcycle magazine collection, 1968-1997, includes: Cycle World (1968-1997, 211 issues); Cycle (1968-1984, 136 issues); Cycle Guide (1969-1984, 47 issues); Popular Cycling (1969-1972, 12 issues); $100 obo. email@example.com. Arlington Hts., IL (near Chicago). Genuine Log Cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN for rent (daily, weekends or weekly). One bedroom/one bath. Ideal for honeymooners or couples that want to think and act like honeymooners. Special rates for GWRRA Members: VRBO #320973. This is a personal rental, not a business. Please check my website at tnlogcabinsforrent.com or call (800) 383-1401.
WANTED Gold Wing GL1500 stock grey seat in very good cond. firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 886-5513. Used “Voyager/Tow-Pac” for a GL1500. email@example.com. Female Trike rider (single). Retired teacher is interested in a non-smoking male rider for dinners, rides and companionship in the southern central Michigan area. firstname.lastname@example.org. ●
You weren’t able to get to every single event at this year’s Wing Ding 34 presented by Progressive, of course, but you did get to quite a few of them! And now, a couple of months later, you’re trying to explain to local Chapter friends (who are hoping to attend next year’s event in Greenville, South Carolina) about the many, many things there are to see and do at the annual convention. Check here to see how many of the events you can remember.
Look for the Answer Key in next month’s issue! (Puzzle created by Wing World Technical Contributor Howard Halasz)
Answer to Last Month’s Cryptogram Word Puzzle... (Photo created by VA District Newsletter Editors John and Kathy Skinner; puzzle created by Sharon Stanley.)
While on the Road... D TO
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Did you figure out the very important mantra one should always keep at the forefront of his or her mind while riding? If not, see the answer key here. October 2012
OCTOBER 2012 ADS ACE Motorworks........................................................64 Add On.....................................................................42 AIM/Richard Lester...................................................39 AJ Cycle & Trike Conversion ......................................64 Best Western Inn in the Ozarks .................................43 Big Bike Parts.............................................................8 Brookside/S-100 ......................................................33 Centramatic ..............................................................39 Champion Trikes .....................................................107 Chapel Australian Bike Tours .....................................43 Chrome World...........................................................10 Corbin ......................................................................33 Cozy Winters...............................................................8 Diamond Gusset........................................................53 First Street............................................................6, 19 Gene’s Gallery ..........................................................17 Georges Trikes ..........................................................65 Gerbing’s Heated Clothing .........................................13 Hannigan Motorsports...............................................23 Harrison Arkansas ....................................................27 Haywood County.......................................................49 Honda of Tupelo .......................................................43 Innovating Balancing ................................................58 Iron Butt Magazine...................................................84 J & M Corp .................................................................2 Joe Rocket................................................................51 Kisan Electronics .......................................................46 Küryakyn .................................................................15 Lawrenceville Honda.................................................59 M&J Motor Company ................................................60 Midwest Cycle Pro.....................................................40 Motor Trike..........................................................54-55 MS Cooling ...............................................................53 MTC Voyager.............................................................44 Niehaus Cycle Sales...................................................25 NiSHNA Valley Cycle..................................................27 Open Road Motorcycle Tours .....................................57 Overby’s...................................................................14 Progressive Insurance .................................................5 Rampage Lifts...........................................................44 REDA Gas Can...........................................................58 Rider Insurance.........................................................41 Roadsmith ..............................................................108 Saddlemen ...............................................................50 Sierra Electronics.......................................................15 Spectro Oils ..............................................................49 STAUER.....................................................................11 Starr Brite ................................................................66 Tampa Bay Trikes......................................................34 Time-Out Trailers.......................................................44 Touring Products .......................................................57 Tow-Pac, Inc..............................................................77 TRIGG Trikes .............................................................43 Trike Alternatives......................................................65 Trikes and Bikes........................................................65 Trikes by Rodney ......................................................64 U.S. Paint .................................................................45 Utopia Products ........................................................27 WingStuff.com.....................................................28-29 97
A S S O C I A T I O N
L E A D E R
Membership in all 50 States. Represented in 52 Countries.
COUNTRIES ANDORRA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA BAHAMAS BERMUDA BELGIUM
BRAZIL BRUNEI CANADA CHINA COLOMBIA COSTA RICA CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK ENGLAND FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY GUAM HONG KONG
ICELAND INDONESIA IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY JAPAN KOREA
L I S T I N G Denotes senior officer
REPRESENTED: KUWAIT LUXEMBOURG MALAYSIA MEXICO NEW ZEALAND NORWAY PAKISTAN
PORTUGAL PUERTO RICO REP OF PANAMA REP OF SINGAPORE REP OF SOUTH AFRICA SAUDI ARABIA SCOTLAND
SLOVAKIA SPAIN ST VINCENT SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TAIWAN THE NETHERLANDS
TURKEY WALES WEST INDIES
DIRECTORS: JERE GOODMAN............DIRECTOR ...........................................93 STEFANIGA FARMS DR .......................STAFFORD .....................VA ...................22556 ..........................540-623-0447 MIKE MITCHELL...............INTERNATIONAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR .....3306 LISTERBROOK CT ...........................RICHMOND ..................VA ...................23230 ..........................804-334-5035 DAVE CARTER .................INTERNATIONAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR .....1854 WOODHAVEN DR .........................CRYSTAL LAKE ...............IL .....................60014 ..........................815-477-9893 JEFFREY LINER.................INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF FINANCE .....PO BOX 54 ............................................CALHOUN ....................TN...................37309 ..........................423-336-5835 ED JOHNSON ................MEMBER ENHANCEMENT....................20141 INVERNESS WAY .........................BRISTOL ........................VA ...................24202 ..........................276-628-5535 TONY & MICHELE VAN SCHAICK ..RIDER EDUCATION DIRECTORS.............1822 LANDSTROM LANE ........................FUQUAY-VARINA............NC..................27526 ..........................919-346-1433 PAUL BROSHER ...............LEADERSHIP TRAINING ........................8410 ROBERTS RD ..................................HILLIARD........................OH..................43026 ..........................614-851-1256 DAN SANDEROVICH ......GLOBAL AFFAIRS .................................MOSHAVA..............................................YOQNEAM ...................ISR ..................20600......................972-542-300-311 BOB GREER ....................CHAPTER OF THE YEAR........................2738 AUSTIN LN ....................................JONESBORO.................GA ..................30236 ..........................770-473-1316 ANTHONY ONDOF ........RECRUITING AND RETENTION .............2900 TESSIE TRAIL ..................................NEW BERN ...................NC..................28562 ..........................252-636-1413
ROBERT SHRADER ........................SOUTHEAST (A) ...................................9333 ROLLING CIRCLE . .................SAN ANTONIO ................FL .........................33576 ..............352-668-3164 THOMAS WASLUCK.....................NORTHEAST (B)....................................279 CHURCH RD. ..........................MOUNTAIN TOP ...............PA ........................18707 ..............570-474-1014 ROGER HURLEY............................GREAT LAKES (D)..................................201 SOUTHVIEW LANE ..................WEST MILTON ..................OH .......................45383 ..............937-698-4443 BRUCE BEEMAN ..........................AMERICA’S HEARTLAND (E) ..................1910 7TH AVE. NE.........................AUSTIN.............................MN ......................55912 ..............507-433-4286 ANITA ALKIRE ...............................SOUTHWEST (F) ...................................4331 SUMMIT DR...........................LA MESA...........................CA .......................91941 ..............619-741-8893 BILL GRAY ....................................SOUTH CENTRAL (H) ............................1820 W. KENT PLACE . ..................BROKEN ARROW..............OK .......................74012 ..............918-231-9371 MICHAEL HUDNELL ......................BIG SKY (I) ...........................................211 SE SHADOWOOD DR .............SHELTON ..........................WA.......................98584 ..............360-426-0213 EDWARD GRAZIER .......................APPALACHIAN (N)................................413 MORTON ST ...........................SMYRNA ..........................TN........................37167 ..............615-459-4499 PETER RUSSELL .............................UNITED KINGDOM REGION (UK) ..........34 WEST PARK...............................LONDON .........................ENG....................SE9 4RH ............02088570525
C A N A D A JOHN WAIT .................................GREAT NORTHWEST (J) ........................1238 QUEBEC ST...........................VANCOUVER ....................BC ......................V6A4G7 .............604-628-6657 BOB PINET...................................CENTRAL CANADA (K) .........................1315 SHERWOOD CT. ...................BURLINGTON....................ON .....................L7M1C8 .............905-336-6166 ALLAN TUCKER ............................CANADIAN ATLANTIC (L)......................265 STEVENS RD RR 1....................LONDONDERRY ................NS ....................BOM 1MO ...........902-662-2276
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TRUSSVILLE MOBILE HUNTSVILLE
BROWN, R TANNER, M DEMPSEY, G
205-680-2621 251-973-1978 256-852-4316
C H A P T E R AL-D AL-F AL-G AL-H AL-J AL-L AL-M AL-N AL-Q AL-S
ANNISTON MONTGOMERY SAMSON ATHENS TUSCALOOSA THOMASVILLE OPELIKA GADSDEN MILLBROOK RUSSELLVILLE
D I R E C T O R S CAMPBELL, K LA BARRE, B COLVIN, D* CHAPMAN, R MURPHY, R LUKER, P SHIRAH SR, R RUSSELL, G WESENBERG, T* SWINDLE, M*
256-463-5367 334-730-4914 334-222-1294 256-509-2338 205-242-6990 334-682-5592 334-499-5000 256-458-1930 334-264-0685 256-331-2735
C H A P T E R AL-T AL-U AL-V AL-Y AL-Z
MCCALLA DOTHAN GUNTERSVILLE BIRMINGHAM PRATTVILLE
EAGLE RIVER ANCHORAGE
L O C A T I O N S TRAVIS, M HALL, S BREEDING, C TURNER, D MCGALLIARD, R
205-744-0192 334-671-3667 256-230-5505 205-956-0590 334-365-7589
ALASKA NORWOOD, S HOEHNE, J
AK-B AK-M AK-P
FAIRBANKS WASILLA SOLDOTNA
DE HAVEN, P* PETITO, J BIBLE, D
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GLENDALE TUCSON LAKE HAVASU CTY MESA SIERRA VISTA GREEN VALLEY TUCSON PHOENIX SCOTTSDALE YUMA PRESCOTT
907-488-8777 907-376-2550 706-781-7400
ARIZONA TRASK, W PENNER, R FIDDLER, S PRENTICE, T HOWARD, L LIBERTY, C BAILEY, J PENROSE, S MCGRAW, C WARD, C GASTON, S
623-934-7496 520-638-6758 928-680-9431 602-438-9660 520-459-0079 520-883-7883 520-404-8345 623-581-8472 480-502-1542 928-782-6440 928-759-9719
FL-1T FL-1V FL-1W FL-1X FL-1Y FL-2A FL-2B2 FL-2D FL-2E FL-2F FL-2G FL-2H FL-2L FL-2N FL-2O FL-2R FL-2W
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BLYTHEVILLE FAYETTEVILLE CABOT JONESBORO HOT SPRINGS BATESVILLE RUSSELLVILLE CONWAY MOUNTAIN HOME VAN BUREN BLYTHEVILLE
GLASSCOCK, J BRANDON, N DELLINGER, R MARTIN, J PENUELL, R WAMMACK, T LOVELESS, J DANNER, B TBA, FLOYD, G DUNHAM, B
870-623-4578 479-685-2268 501-944-4705 870-483-1614 501-922-4185 870-307-9663 479-858-2452 501-730-0827 479-474-1560 870-824-2155
CALIFORNIA D/D CA-1A CA-1C CA-1D CA-1F CA-1I CA-1K CA-1L CA-1M CA-1N CA-1Q CA-1R CA-1S CA-1V CA-1Z CA-2A CA-2J CA-2K CA-2N CA-2Q CA-2S CA-2W CA-C
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D/D CO-A CO-B CO-C CO-E CO-G CO-I CO-J CO-L CO-N CO-Q
LITTLETON LITTLETON GRAND JUNCTION CANON CITY WESTMINSTER FORT COLLINS COLORADO SPGS AURORA LAKEWOOD PUEBLO MONTROSE
JOHNSON, W BOWERS, G JARED, S MCSHANE, T* ROWLEY, D NEWMAN, G GALLI, N ANGLETON, F DAMICO, S FOLEY, L O’DONNELL, P DIAZ, G JOLITZ, J CRITZMAN, M BOMAN, J BOYAJIAN, G AGEEV, A PALATINO, S SPENCER, L FOSTER, S PORZIO, C MOODY, J HARRIS, R
707-429-2920 661-435-6526 760-989-7138 562-920-6564 619-269-0305 951-808-1878 818-398-0763 805-345-8776 909-391-4021 760-476-9450 714-525-3993 949-551-4896 805-216-6661 760-486-3405 951-440-0657 559-638-4931 925-497-4480 707-426-4847 209-996-4664 925-829-3747 408-710-6227 559-275-7856 209-744-8560
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BUCKHEAD MCDONOUGH DUBLIN MARIETTA DOUGLASVILLE HINESVILLE GAINESVILLE DALTON THOMASTON SAVANNAH AUGUSTA COLUMBUS ALBANY LAVONIA HIAWASSEE KINGSLAND ROME MOULTRIE TIFTON FAYETTEVILLE WARNER ROBINS JASPER WINDER ATHENS NEWNAN
303-933-6073 720-733-2144 970-270-1508 719-372-6498 720-890-8122 970-347-8855 719-495-5741 303-993-7554 720-922-0789 719-485-3536 970-316-1720
CONNECTICUT D/D CT-E CT-Q
LINCOLN FAIRFIELD PUTNAM
BURNS, J POIRIER, J OLSON, M*
401-728-6617 203-378-1183 860-923-9966
DELAWARE D/D DE-A
MIDDLETOWN NEW CASTLE
BROWN, M CAREY, R
D/D FL-1A FL-1A2 FL-1B FL-1D FL-1D2 FL-1E2 FL-1F2 FL-1G FL-1H FL-1H2 FL-1J FL-1K FL-1K2 FL-1L FL-1L2 FL-1M FL-1O FL-1Q FL-1R FL-1S
MULBERRY TAMPA TALLAHASSEE BRANDON PENSACOLA NEW PORT RICHEY FORT WALTON BCH OCALA DELTONA DAYTONA ORLANDO JACKSONVILLE PALM COAST ST PETERSBURG PANAMA CITY WESLEY CHAPEL CLEARWATER DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MILTON DUNNELLON ZEPHYRHILLS
FLORIDA BERRY, W MARION, B STEPHENS, C VAN DAME, N* KENNEDY, F HECKLER, R DONALDSON, D* ELDRED, A DENNIS, G* WELLS, G* RUBINO, L GRESHAM, E CARR, E JOHNSON, J* SMITH, R DUFFEY, J DUNN III, W DAVIS, W* PRIDEAUX JR, D TIDD SR, A NORTHROP, R
321-557-7762 305-232-2882 941-243-8159 239-229-7882 863-773-3648 863-858-0634 321-514-6853 772-216-3768 954-830-7044 863-644-1109
863-860-4484 813-299-6433 850-539-5084 813-684-1200 850-232-0365 727-819-1113 850-279-6658 352-339-4044 407-732-4086 386-427-5169 407-977-7089 904-707-4584 386-846-0146 727-525-8020 850-871-2571 813-748-0770 727-544-2961 850-892-0318 850-377-6478 352-489-4078 813-714-1669
MARTIN, T SALLEE, J TBA, HICKS, G MORTON, N SEWARD, J KOZLOWSKI, P ROGERS, K REECE, R PAYNE, R CATES, L FUGATT SR, S LIVINGSTON, W BROTHERS, F JONES, M MCCRACKEN, C SERITT, M MCCALL JR, G* HANDLEY SR, R RUDDY, L AIKENS, D POWELL, K WHITEHOUSE, P STEWART, D ROBERTS, R
ID-A ID-B ID-E ID-G ID-H ID-T
POCATELLO LEWISTON IDAHO FALLS TWIN FALLS COEUR D’ ALENE NAMPA
D/D IL-B2 IL-C IL-C2 IL-D IL-D2 IL-DK IL-E IL-F IL-G IL-G2 IL-H2 IL-I IL-L IL-N IL-O IL-PI IL-Q IL-R IL-S IL-T IL-U IL-V IL-W IL-Y IL-Z IL-Z2
AVISTON CRYSTAL LAKE GILMAN LENA MATTOON EFFINGHAM DEKALB LITCHFIELD MT VERNON DIXON GURNEE GALESBURG DECATUR ROCKFORD QUINCY COLLINSVILLE PARIS CARBONDALE PERU OLNEY SPRINGFIELD VANDALIA BATAVIA KANKAKEE NEW LENOX PEORIA CHICAGO
D/D IN-A2 IN-B IN-B2 IN-C IN-C2 IN-D IN-D2 IN-E IN-E2 IN-F IN-G IN-G2 IN-H IN-J IN-K
ELIZABETHTOWN LEBANON NEW ALBANY MARION INDIANAPOLIS FORT WAYNE TERRE HAUTE FORT WAYNE ANDERSON MITCHELL WARSAW FORT WAYNE MILAN GOSHEN KOKOMO LAFAYETTE
678-725-1632 678-201-9116 404-861-8843 404-761-3775 912-832-4382 770-530-0161 706-673-5584 770-898-8485 912-754-6171 706-860-9238 706-604-0521 229-889-1705 706-356-4966 706-896-9506 989-714-1355 770 547 2091 229-985-2412 229-425-5798 770-502-0700 478-365-0841 404-281-5636 770-867-2649 404-379-4060 770-251-2460
IDAHO ORAM, W ERWIN, D ROBERTSON, L BEARCE, T WIDMER, J LEA, B*
208-237-7304 509-751-0846 208-241-9866 208-736-4288 208-660-8520 208-465-9941
ILLINOIS RIBBING, D KATKUS, J BEASLEY, O MURRAY, L GRABER, J WEBSTER, D JANAS, C FRENCH, R BRIDGWATER, G ADAMS, M* KAHAN, E PEDERSEN, D GAITROS, T BANER, W SAMMONS, R HAGGERTY, E WALLER, P COYNE, M PROSTKO, J LEMKE, L LAW, D DEPEW, R CLANCY, T SIPPEL JR, N JUNGER, M HOUSE, M SUNDT, A
IN-L IN-L2 IN-M IN-M2 IN-N2 IN-O IN-O2 IN-Q2 IN-R2 IN-S2 IN-T IN-T2 IN-U IN-U2 IN-W IN-Z
LIBERTY GREENWOOD WASHINGTON COLUMBIA CITY SCOTTSBURG EVANSVILLE ELKHART PORTAGE RENSSELAER SOUTH BEND UNION CITY HUNTINGTON ANGOLA LAPORTE COLUMBUS BLOOMINGTON
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IOWA CITY DES MOINES CHEROKEE MASON CITY BURLINGTON CEDAR RAPIDS OTTUMWA WATERLOO DAVENPORT SHELDON
D/D KS-A KS-B KS-C KS-F KS-P KS-Q
EL DORADO WICHITA GARDNER TOPEKA EL DORADO WICHITA ARKANSAS CITY
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SHELBYVILLE LOUISVILLE LEXINGTON FLORENCE SHELBYVILLE DRY RIDGE ELIZABETHTOWN PAINTSVILLE RICHMOND CORBIN MAYFIELD
D/D LA-A LA-B LA-C LA-D LA-E LA-F LA-H LA-J LA-K LA-M LA-O
MORGAN CITY BATON ROUGE LAFAYETTE SHREVEPORT WEST MONROE ALEXANDRIA SLIDELL HOUMA LAKE CHARLES METAIRIE DE RIDDER FRANKLINTON
D/D ME-A ME-C ME-D
SABATTUS SANFORD LEWISTON BANGOR
D/D MD-A MD-B MD-C MD-F MD-H MD-I MD-J MD-K MD-L
WALDORF BALTIMORE OXON HILL GLEN BURNIE HAGERSTOWN BEL AIR WALDORF ANNAPOLIS ELDERSBURG EASTON
D/D MA-A MA-F
WESTFORD WAKEFIELD BERKLEY
D/D MI-A MI-A2 MI-B2 MI-C MI-C2 MI-D MI-D2 MI-E
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765-966-8722 317-493-5541 812-882-4385 260-396-2333 812-294-1810 812-457-8486 574-273-3001 219-879-7242 219-987-3225 219-608-1148 260-726-9534 260-356-8922 574-825-1695 219-369-1694 317-727-1472 812-824-9302
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READERS’ RIDES Do you have a good, clear photograph of your pride and joy? This section of Wing World is designed to show off as many bikes as possible. Give us information about your Gold Wing; start with the basics of its year, model and color, then tell a little about what is special about your bike. Send your description and photos to: Wing World Editorial Department, 21423 N. 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027, or via email to email@example.com.
1996 GL1500 Trike My name is Robert Ring (GWRRA #60611, of Penobscot County, Bangor, Maine), and I am very proud of my affiliation in the Masonic and Shrine Organizations as well as GWRRA. This is a photo of my 1996 GL1500 trike that I’ve decorated in Masonic and Shrine emblems (though you can’t see them here). I ride it in the Shrine parades in support of Shriner Hospitals all over the world. We help to care for children who have many problems and are under the age of 18.
2010 GL1800 This is a photo of us (Barb and Tryg Hillbo, GWRRA #148532, of Madison, Wisconsin) and our 2010 Pearl Yellow GL1800 when we stopped by the Hyde Mill, built in 1850 and located in Southwest Wisconsin. We joined GWRRA in 2000, shortly after purchasing a 1993 Teal GL1500SE that we rode for 11 years and traveled on to 35 of the Lower 48 states. We hope to ride in the remaining 13 states (in New England and the far Northwest) on the new Wing soon!
1978 GL1000 I (Ken Muncey, GWRRA #345218, of Kenmore, Washington) thought folks might get a kick out of my ’78 GL1000 to which I’ve made a few changes from stock: ’96 Kawasaki Vulcan fuel tank, H-D Sportster mufflers, ’94 Magna seat, H-D tail rack and sissy bar as well as a lot of fabricated parts. It handles and runs like a bandit, and I’ve been riding it in one form or another since ’95. My daughter named it Bullwinkle when she was six; she thought the front-end looked like him—headlight his nose, driving lights for eyes and handlebars for antlers!
The More Riders, the Merrier! All GL1800s/Two Wheels This photo of us (Tom and Joanne Taylor, GWRRA #274659) and our red 2010 GL1800 (middle) and two other GWRRA couples, Glen and Jane Taylor with their black 2010 GL1800 and Jim and Anna Gallina with their 2008 Gold Wing, was taken in the Badlands of South Dakota. Weâ€™d gone on an 11day trip in the hottest and longest heat wave weâ€™ve ever been in. We covered eight states total and even spent two days in Fort Wayne at Wing Ding 34!
All 1800s, with a Trike in the Mix A small contingent of New Mexico District Members on our way to the May 25-27, 2012 Region F Convention in St. George, Utah, we stopped to take this photo as we were about to cross into Utah from New Mexico. In the photo from left to right are: Jimm White, Keith Morrison (NM District Director), Gene Wagner, Mark Davis, Brian Earle and Joe Opuszenski. (Photo taken by Teresa Morrison.)
Mostly 1800s, with a 1500 in the Mix Five Members of NC-Y2 (of Monroe, North Carolina) recently rode the North Carolina Mountains for a weekend and stayed at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. Left to right are: Don Bowlin, Kevin Jones, Jerry Coates, Ralph Vernon and me, Ken Wade. The campground is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and is a great place for motorcyclists. Our ride was filled with good people, good food, good friends and miles and miles of great riding in all directions.
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BLACK/RED HAT with White Flames
#3111000 EZ Air Gauge From G.H. Meiser & Company, a combination air pressure gauge and inflator. Works with Gold Wing’s on-board compressor, as a stand-alone gauge or with service station air hoses. Permits viewing pressure while inflating. Bleed valve permits fine pressure adjustment. Brass fittings ensure a tight seal and long service life. 4011001 $19.95
Outside: 100% pes mesh and 300D oxford. Inside: 100% pes 11:1 mesh. Inner Jacket: 100% pes 210T PVC coating. C.E. protected.
NOTE: The GL1800 does not have an on-board comressor. The EZ Air Gauge will work on the GL1800 tires, but requires access to a compressed air source.
This summer jacket combines breathable high flow poly/mesh ventilated core with C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows. Comes with removable 100% waterproof liner for those rainy days.
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Extension Hose. A 10-foot accessory hose with brass fittings on both ends. Use with Gold Wing’s on-board compressor. 4011000 $12.95
EZ Air Combo Buy both EZ Air Gauge and Extension Hose and save! 4011002 $29.95
Rider Education DVDs All 4 Rider Education Videos are now available on DVD. Buy the entire set and save. Available are the Co-Rider, Touring/Braking, Trailer and our best selling Slow Speed Cycling Seminar
Short Sleeve Black T-Shirt with Eagle on Front
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Griffin Patch Black
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$13.95 100% Cotton
4081004-Trailering DVD ..........$10.00 4081005-3 DVD Package ........$30.00 4081006-4 DVD Package ........$36.00
GWRRA 35th Anniversary Pin $3.00 #1110001
GWRRA Gold & Nickel Plated Official Buckle Size: 3.5" x 2.5"
Blk/Gold Antenna Flag
Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Belt Buckle
Made of 3-D Pewter with Pewter Stand
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As a New Day Dawns... By Sharon Stanley
As a new day dawns, It’s time to ride. To grab my gear, And head outside.
It gives me yet, Another chance. On my way to work, To do our dance.
It rarely matters, If it’s cold or hot. I often ride, No matter what.
And who knows, If we’re lucky later on, My bike and I may dance, All day long.
And I often ride No matter when. Which is why this morning, Is my special friend.
I’ll just call in, And beg the boss, That for some reason, I need the day off.
And if I’m lucky He’ll say yes. And this perfect start, Will have a perfect end! ●
Says Rob McIntosh (GWRRA #223460, of Torrington, Wyoming): “That’s me, my 2005 Honda Gold Wing and a beautiful Wyoming sunrise between Torrington and Cheyenne… with a little help from Photoshop and my Canon camera.”