A fondness for rat bikes and rat rods inspires one man to turn an old Gold Wing into a new “old ratty” machine. Since its birth in the mid-1970s, the Gold Wing has been the go-to for comfortable long range cruising. With thousands of custom aftermarket parts and performance bolt-ons available, it’s hard to… Read more »
Editor’s note: Boody has studied GL1000s extensively since 1975, besides owning some of these glorious bikes since they first came out, and later restoring others. Aboard since the Wing’s start, GL1000 enthusiasts such as Boody know a lot about these pre-production and production model Wings. As Boody states, “I appreciate your interest in me and… Read more »
I started adding my own touches to my Valkyrie almost immediately.
Last September, Dainese introduced its D/air bagequipped one-piece race suit to the U.S. market. A street version was recently introduced in Europe and is expected to be available in the U.S. sometime soon. I won’t go into the mechanics of how it works. It fits neatly inside a riding jacket and just suffice it to… Read more »
My dream to build a truly unique, big-wheel bagger was more of a challenge than I expected.
The marketing folks at Honda began to envision the real possibility that the Gold Wing was and should be thought of as a touring motorcycle.
BROTHERS BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM REAL-LIFE SOLUTIONS It all began in 2006 when Bobby Guglielmo decided to trike his bike after back troubles made him concerned he might drop the bike with his wife on it. Having worked in the auto-body business for years, Guglielmo wasn’t satisfied with parts of the trike install, even though… Read more »
Ham Radio, A fun special interest group Ham radio is also known as amateur radio and sometimes called shortwave radio. Unlike CB radio, it has more than one band and more modes of transmission than only AM channels. Ham bands run from microwave to UHF (ultra high frequency), VHF (very high frequency) and HF (high… Read more »
I vinyl wrapped my Goldwing! Iwas the owner of a beautiful Black ’99 GL1500 SE with a Hannigan sidecar. Anyone who owns a black bike knows that it’s only black and shiny after you wash it. Take it for a ride and five minutes down the road, it’s dirty again. After six years of doing… Read more »
Answers to the technical questions in this month’s Workbench were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor.
Installing a CB on an 1800 When I bought my 2012 GL1800, the CB radio was a factory option that listed for $1,100. I thought that was a bit pricey since I knew that the bike was prewired for the CB radio, and the controls were already present on the handlebars. In fact, since the… Read more »
On the first test ride with the Optic Armor GL1800 +4 windscreen installed on our 2001 GL1800 Motor Trike, we noticed several significant improvements. It replaces a wide and tall screen from another manufacturer. The ultimate pleasant surprise is the optical clarity. Gone is the distortion on the side edges, as we had with the… Read more »