VICTORIA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER CHAPTER CONTACTS

GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION
REGION J – BC-V
AUGUST 2013
VICTORIA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
http://www.victoriagoldwings.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGWRRA
CHAPTER CONTACTS
Chapter Director
Tom Woodrow
250-216-1804
[email protected]
Assistant Chapter Director
Tony Brooks
250-208-1492
[email protected]
Secretary / MEC
Sue Smith
[email protected]
Treasurer
Deb Furlong
[email protected]
Chapter Educator
Robert Beecroft
[email protected]
Ride Coordinator
Jennifer Robinson
[email protected]
Web Master
Bill Haggerty
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor
Tony Brooks
[email protected]
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER CONTACTS ...................................................................................................................................................... 1
RECENT EVENTS ............................................................................................................................................................... 3
UP-COMING EVENTS ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
GOLDWING HISTORY...................................................................................................................................................... 5
TECH CORNER ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Air Filter Replacement ................................................................................................................................................ 5
CHAPTER EDUCATOR’S CORNER ................................................................................................................................ 6
When Debris or Hazards Appear in Your Path................................................................................................... 6
MOTORCYCLE HUMOUR ................................................................................................................................................. 6
Surgery! ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6
CLASSIFIEDS. .................................................................................................................................................................... 7
For Sale: 2003 Honda Goldwing ............................................................................................................................. 7
For Sale: Honda Goldwing 1500 ............................................................................................................................. 7
For Sale: Home Built Teardrop Trailer. ................................................................................................................ 8
RECENT ACCIDENTS ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Nanaimo Motorcyclist Dies in Collision................................................................................................................. 9
Serious Injury After Collision Near Ogden Point .............................................................................................. 9
DISTRICT STAFF ............................................................................................................................................................... 9
REGION / NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL ................................................................................................................. 9
CALENDAR…… .................................................................................................................................................................. 10
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RECENT EVENTS
Many thanks to Rob for leading a lovely ride through the Peninsula for the
Friday Night Ride 5 July. The Malahat’s been a mess lately with road
construction which just adds to the Friday night traffic jam as people try to
get home, so we had to nix the Goldstream Heights ride that was originally
planned.
Our Chapter Director Tom Woodrow was a member at large during the
month. He met with AB-A Chapter for a ride. They left at 9AM and
returned at 6:30PM covering 500 KM. His son in-law has returned home
now so Tom is back. He thanks everyone for their kind thoughts and
hopes for a speedy recovery.
UP-COMING
EVENTS
2 – 4 August
Region-J Rally, held in
West Lock, AB
John and Sue Sawyer led us on a fantastic Friday Night Ride 12 Jul through
the Cowichan area.
Sunday 14 July four GWRRA bikes attended the Sooke Lions Poker Run,
with all proceeds going to Camp Shawnigan for children with disabilities.
The Lions did a great job with a good ride, good prizes and great steak.
Hopefully next year we can increase our numbers supporting this worthy
cause.
25 August
Langford Fire Dept.
Charity Ride
14 September
Annual Bug Run & BBQ
29 September
Breast Cancer Ride
Our guests at the 19 July Friday Night Ride were treated to the best
Victoria has to offer with the Dallas Road Ride that started out with the
Esquimalt Lagoon, through Esquimalt into the downtown core. From
there we leisurely rode Dallas Road up through the Uplands and
connected from Cadboro Bay to Cordova Bay. From there it was through
the Peninsula Farmlands before coming to a stop at Mike and Tiffany’s for
outstanding munchies, bevvies and company.
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Saturday 20 Jul our two guests (Harold
Arthurs and Doug Hildebrand) gave six of us
an amazing Advanced Rider’s Course. We
spent the day between the classroom and
the range trying and improving skills that we
would never get a chance to develop
otherwise. Everybody learned something
and oh what fun it was to rocket the
Goldwing across the range just to come to a
screeching halt at the drop of a dime. I think
we should all get our brakes checked to
make sure we still have any left! Again, Mike
and Tiffany really stepped up to the plate
running coffee, doughnuts and water around
and assisting the instructors setting up,
adjusting and tearing down the range. Those
two really have the community spirit and it is
simply marvelous.
Unfortunately Jennifer and I missed both the 26 July Friday Night Ride and the 27 July Salt Spring Ride due to a
wonderful visit from her mother. Sue Smith informed me that the Salt Spring ride went well. Eight bikes in total
gathered at Schwartz Bay to catch the 8:30 ferry over to the island, including our newest member, Don Shandley from
Nanaimo. From what I understand, Kerry & Leanne Zado were even permitted to put a Harley into the mix. Apparently
the market was as enjoyable as usual and was followed by a marvelous ride around the Island led by Mike and Tiffany.
After crossing the Vesuvius Ferry, the riders enjoyed lunch at the Brass Bell Pub in Crofton before heading back to
Victoria. Many thanks to Tiffany and Marilyn for heading up this event in such fine fashion, which is good, because they
have already volunteered to do it again next year!
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GOLDWING HISTORY
1976 saw the standard GL1000 unchanged, apart
from a badly needed grease nipple on the
driveshaft. An LTD model had some nice badges,
TECH CORNER
Air Filter Replacement
Ever think about replacing the air filter on a GL1800 yourself?
Well, here’s what you have do to your bike in the process.
pinstriping, a better seat and other cosmetics,
however it was only available this model year.
1977 saw the first changes based on customer
feedback. Higher handlebars with neoprene
grips, dual contoured saddle, chromed heat
shields on the header pipes and chromed upper
engine mounting brackets. More importantly,
steering head bearings were now tapered rollers
instead of quick-wear & seize ball types. Front &
rear engine and rocker covers were thicker to
And here are the bits that came off.
reduce noise and the fuel tank had an internal
coating applied to prevent rust.
Smaller carburettors, shorter valve timing and
increased spark advance in 1978 were designed
to give increased roll-on performance in top gear,
which translated into slightly less top speed but
more torque. The camshafts were severely
detuned in to improve low speed performance.
Fuel, coolant temp and voltage gauges were
mounted on the tank. The awkward but
functional kick starter was omitted and the
Personally, I think I’ll leave this one to Brent and his band of
merry mechanics down at Action. If however, you want to
troublesome wire wheels were replaced with five ignore this advice and have a go yourself, you might want to
spoke Comstars. The stepped saddle was
check
out
the
following
website
first:
introduced and has been a feature of all
http://www.scrc412.com/smf/index.php?topic=1157.0
Goldwing models ever since. A fully chromed
exhaust system, rear indicators moved from the
frame to the rear mudguard and shocks with
much welcomed and long overdue two-stage
damping (in addition to longer forks & springs)
completed the picture.
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CHAPTER EDUCATOR’S CORNER
When Debris or Hazards Appear in Your Path
There are many times that hazards such as potholes, branches or items in the road
might appear seemingly out of nowhere. It is very important that you practice
avoiding hazards, and are able to react quickly and calmly when they do appear.
Often, you will need to make a quick turn to avoid the object or hazard. To do this,
you should lean quickly in the direction you want to turn and press on the inside of
the hand grip on the same side. This will cause the front wheel to move slightly in
the opposite direction while still allowing the bike to move straight ahead to avoid
the object without losing balance or throwing the bike too far off course.
If you have to ride over an object, it is important that you:
• Hold onto the hand grips tightly.
• Keep a straight course.
• Rise up slightly on the foot pegs to absorb the shock.
Once you have driven over an object or hazard in the road, it’s a good idea to pull over and inspect your bike and tires
for any damage.
The same advice holds true when dealing with uneven surfaces like potholes, broken pavement or railroad tracks.
• Slow down
• Hold onto the hand grips tightly
• Keep a straight course
• Rise up slightly on the foot pegs to absorb the shock
• Try to cross the uneven surface at an angle.
MOTORCYCLE HUMOUR
Surgery!
A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known
cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his bike when
the mechanic shouted across the garage “Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?”
The cardiologist, a bit surprised walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic
straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and aid, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out,
repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new.
So how come I make $39,675 a year, a pretty small salary and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759) when you and I
are doing basically the same work”
The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic…..
“Try doing it with the engine running.”
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CLASSIFIEDS
Non-Commercial Ads in this section are
free. Commercial Ads the size of a
business card can be purchased for a
raffle prize donation. Larger ads are
considered on a case by case basis.
For Sale: 2003 Honda Goldwing
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5,700 miles
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Mint Condition
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Comes with 2 Helmets
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6 Disk CD Changer
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Cover
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Asking Price: $16,900
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Contact Tavish Annis:
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[email protected]
For Sale: Honda Goldwing 1500
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130,000 KM
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Canadian Edition
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Lots of extras (Chrome)
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New Cam Belts
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Recent Tune-Up
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Asking Price: $6500
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Contact Rob Reinhart:
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[email protected]
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For Sale: Home Built Teardrop Trailer.
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Snow Bear chassis from a sport trailer.
4'x6' Platform with 3.5' height inside.
Torsion suspension.
Total weight: approx 400lbs. Tongue
weight: appox 15 lbs.
Original 4.80-8 wheels were replace with a
new set of 4.80 - 12 sport trail rim and
tires for a better pull.
This trailer was built for a route 66 rd trip
with the heat factor in mind and of course
comfort.
It has been pulled by a Goldwing and
achieved excellent performance during the
trip, reaching 80 miles per hour when
passing large trucks.
It is very stable and really fun to pull even
in the twisties of Donner Pass!
The trailer is fitted with a solar panel,
battery and charging station for laptop,
cameras etc.
It has a rear view camera that transmits
wirelessly to a LCD screen mounted on the
windshield of the bike.
The construction is made of marine ply and
fiberglass cloth and also insulated.
A roof vent is fitted as well as a large
sliding window with a screen.
The trailer can also be pulled by a car or
SUV in its current configuration or the
tongue could be made shorter if the intent
is a car.
Recently we filled two shopping carts at
Costco in it and went back home with a
smile :-)
Asking: $3500.00 (Cdn)
Contact: Franco: [email protected]
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RECENT ACCIDENTS
Nanaimo Motorcyclist Dies
in Collision
DISTRICT STAFF
BC District Directors
Con & Pat Williams
604-951-9441
[email protected]
BC Assistant Directors
Patrick & Rainie Frampton
604-943-2527
[email protected]
BC District Educator
Harold Arthurs
604-351-5295
[email protected]
REGION /
NATIONAL /
INTERNATIONAL
Region J Directors
John & Leslie Wait
604-628-6557
[email protected]
Asst. Region Directors
Arnie & Janet Tucker
604-462-0822
[email protected]
Region J Treasurer
Kathy Shumard
250-579-5354
BC District Sec/Treasurer
Shirley Williams
604-599-8769
[email protected]
BC Dist Leadership Trainer
Pat Williams
604-951-9441
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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BC District MEC
Virginia Hoogendoorn
604-614-9705
[email protected]
BC District Ambassador
Peter MacGregor
604-460-2017
[email protected]
Region leadership Trainers
Phil & Margaret Craven
250-353-7108
Region J Educator
Larry Harland
403-328-0233
[email protected]
A 36-year old Nanaimo man died after
a motorcycle crash at about 1:30 am
Friday 19 July at the intersection of Hill
and Cedar roads in Ladysmith’s North
Oyster district.
The motorcycle was southbound on
Cedar Road when it hit a utility pole.
The bike and its rider came to rest in a
field near the intersection, but
because of its location the accident
was not discovered until after 11 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation
by the RCMP and B.C. Coroner Service.
Serious Injury After Collision
Near Ogden Point
The 55 year old rider of a Silver
GL1800 was taken to hospital with lifethreatening injuries to his leg (which
was later amputated) after being rearended at Ogden Point 24 Jul 13.
Victoria police and B.C. Ambulance
quickly attended the victim of the
accident that appears to be the result
of high speed (perhaps with purpose).
The driver of the SUV was also taken
to hospital, but with only non-life
threatening injuries.
The results of this investigation should
make for good reading!
CDN Rider Educator
Milt Sorensen
403-346-0756
[email protected]
GWRRA Head Office
1-800-843-9460
[email protected]
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CALENDAR
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