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by Red Ron
Sat May 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brand new - out of the box - 2017 GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Brand new - out of the box - 2017 GL1800

Check all the fluid levels ESPECIALLY THE FINAL DRIVE OIL. Goldwings are notorious for coming from the factory with low final drive oil and sometimes engine oil and coolant also.
by Red Ron
Tue May 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: shelter cover removal
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: shelter cover removal

I am assuming that you know there is storage in there. There should be a keyhole on the right side of the fairing. Insert key and turn to the right to unlock this pocket.
by Red Ron
Tue May 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM CB
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: OEM CB

You're welcome. I got my CB back in 2009 and used it on my '08 until I purchased my present '13. If you buy an older CB made for pre 2012's you have to get an adapter to be able to connect the main data cord to your bike's outlet. I think you can get them from Sierra or other such places for about $...
by Red Ron
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM CB
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: OEM CB

Looks like you have a 2012. The bottom of the trunk has a lid tht lifts up and there is a well that it fits into so it doesn't take up any of the trunk space. The 2012 / 2017 is plug and play except for the antenna.
by Red Ron
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Alternator
Replies: 27
Views: 1549

Re: 1800 Alternator

I think failures are more common on pre '06 models as it was a less powerful model alternator. A dealer will tell you they have to pull the tank because the service manual says to do so. But you don't. I had to remove the alternator in my previous '08 but only because I broke a terminal connection o...
by Red Ron
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Changing rear brake pads on 202 GL1800A
Replies: 18
Views: 5370

Re: Changing rear brake pads on 202 GL1800A

Red Ron, you might be on to something. I just replaced my pads and rotors all around a couple weeks ago, but normally I'd replace pads without removing the wheels. The front is nothing to remove to clean the calipers but the rear is at a bad angle and location to clean and compress the cylinders. O...
by Red Ron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL

My '13 does and it is a base model so your '12 does also.
by Red Ron
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS LIGHT AGAIN.
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: TPMS LIGHT AGAIN.

DaveO430 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 am
Red Ron wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 pm
My TPMS light comes on once about every 3 months. Has done that since I bought it new.
So what do you do about it?
It always goes off either before I am done riding or it is off the next day when I turn the ignition on. From what I have read, some alarm systems cause the light to go on.
by Red Ron
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS LIGHT AGAIN.
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: TPMS LIGHT AGAIN.

My TPMS light comes on once about every 3 months. Has done that since I bought it new.
by Red Ron
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Transmission fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Transmission fluid

While there is no transmission fluid I assume you do know about the final drive oil. Since some are giving their favorite oil....mine is Mobil 1 10W40 full synthetic and non energy conserving. Get 5 qts at WallyWorld for about $25.
by Red Ron
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Newby to 1800 CB secrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Newby to 1800 CB secrets?

Check the classified section on other goldwing sites like gl1800riders.com. I got mine from there for $350. I also, have hooked up 2 antennas and they worked great without checking with swr meter.
by Red Ron
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy

Best I can remember my '08 was off by about 4%. On my '13 with a 60 series CT my after market GPS actually says I am going a little faster than what the speedo indicates. So maybe they did correct it on the '12's and later.
by Red Ron
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Changing rear brake pads on 202 GL1800A
Replies: 18
Views: 5370

Re: Changing rear brake pads on 202 GL1800A

I would like to chime in with a question. I like to take the calipers apart and clean the pistons before I push them back into the caliper. I have always taken the rear wheel off to do this. With a car tire (60 series), I am wondering if I could avoid putting the bike on a jack and just take the wh...
by Red Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel

Me and another guy looked at them today at Bike Week in Daytona. We got down on our knees and looked up into the front and we couldn't see a bumper like the one in the video. We could barely see one at the bottom of the spring but it appeared a lot smaller than what is on the video. I wonder if they...
by Red Ron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy

I heard they were correct from '12 on. On my '13 I have a 60 series CT. My GPS says that I am going a little faster than the speedo.
by Red Ron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel

Wow! Reinforces my decision to wait a couple of years. I never buy a new vehicle (or bike) the first year when radical changes are made.
by Red Ron
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike starts only if in neutral?
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Bike starts only if in neutral?

I have had it happen several times on the 1800's I have owned. Couple of times after riding several hundred miles in the rain. What happens is the micro switches in the clutch lever get grime between the contacts. Spray them clean with silicon spray or something similar and should take care of it.
by Red Ron
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

You are about 40 miles south of me. I ride across Merritt Island (couple of miles from your backyard) quite often and stop and view the manatees. Maybe we can meet up for a ride after you get settled. There are about 3 different groups of Wing riders here. The Prowlers are extremely active this time...
by Red Ron
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

Thanks for all the reply's... Some great ideas here. Interesting I didn't get a notification! It is rainy season in California and I have some stuff that shouldn't get wet and some things that might tempt some joker at night while I am stopped at a hotel in my 6x12 open trailer. Getting the GW into...
by Red Ron
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

If you don't have a chock, run a strap over the left side of the top of the triple tree and to the front left corner of the trailer. Do the same over the right side of the triple tree. Also remove the side covers to access the frame. Run straps from the frame on each side of the bike. Also, I run 2 ...
by Red Ron
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant smell long after coolant change
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Coolant smell long after coolant change

Very easy to make it overflow when refilling after a change. Seems like it took a month for the smell to go away last time I changed.
by Red Ron
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel no longer spins as freely.
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Front wheel no longer spins as freely.

If you can make the wheel rotate through 3 rotations or so it is probably ok. The brakes are supposed to make a little contact. If they seem to be grabbing it might be necessary to loosen the pinch nuts and axle bolt and make sure the wheel is aligned and follow the instructions in the manual to tig...
by Red Ron
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS Error
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: TPMS Error

It's called Boyle's Law. PV=NRT. Been so long since I recalled it. Cold air is much denser. Pressure will decrease in the cold. When your tire warms from riding, the pressure comes back up as the air expands. This is completely normal. I live in the NE and experience what you speak of when I fail t...
by Red Ron
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS Error
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: TPMS Error

My '13 has done this since day 1. Probably 3 to 4 times a year. I have found from reading posts on several other boards, that this is a common problem. Sometimes it will stay on till I turn the bike off. I have read that alarm systems can trigger it. Now I just ignore it and don't pay attention to i...
by Red Ron
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fifth gear
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Fifth gear

If it turns out to be serious there is a guy in FL that has fixed a ton of bikes with the "Ghost Shifting" problem. He is a lot cheaper than the dealer. His business can be found at justwings.com.