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by themainviking
Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MotoBatt MBTX24U Motorcycle Battery for GL1500
Replies: 23
Views: 3606

Re: MotoBatt MBTX24U Motorcycle Battery for GL1500

Offering a full refund and not wanting the battery shipped back sounds like a good business decision and great customer service to me. Yes, I thought so also. The company - BRS Batteries Inc - are a supplier of the Motobatt brand and likely several more. They are not affiliated with the company tha...
by themainviking
Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MotoBatt MBTX24U Motorcycle Battery for GL1500
Replies: 23
Views: 3606

Re: MotoBatt MBTX20U Motorcycle Battery for GL1800

Sorry for duplicating this post, but I could not find the first posting of it. In March 2017, I bought this battery for my 2009 GL1800. It was the first replacement battery for this bike which was purchased brand new in October 2010, but the battery was original as of manufacture date in 2009. The o...
by themainviking
Thu May 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Horizons Unlimited Learning and Riding Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Horizons Unlimited Learning and Riding Weekend

Wing Admin, you could remove this post any time now. Those who wanted to see it probably already have done so, and it will be moot one week from today as the rally will be in full swing, and then gone for another year.
by themainviking
Thu May 17, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Yes it does, and it also doesn't show that it is from the oil pump, because it is not. You can see from the diagram that it flows from that shelf just by gravity. I have pictures from inside the case but again the forum keeps telling me they are too large. Don't know what happened to my post if you...
by themainviking
Thu May 17, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: trailer or hitch rack

I like to camp, and I especially like to camp by motorcycle. One of the racks, to me, are just to haul a cooler for a day ride, or maybe a set of golf clubs if I golfed, which I don't, anymore. I have had four different tent camper trailers small enough for hauling with the motorcycle, and enjoyed t...
by themainviking
Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2017 GL1800
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 2017 GL1800

Canadian models of the GL1800 have a Weather Radio as opposed to an XM radio. Perhaps other country models also. USA models have the XM radio. This is so for units from 2001 to 2010, and perhaps beyond, but I am not certain of that.
by themainviking
Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front / rear wheel alignment 1/2 inch out
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: front / rear wheel alignment 1/2 inch out

Incorrect axle/fork pinch bolt install/tightening can also cause a slight twisting of the forks which will look like misallignment and can also cause weaving, and stiction of the front suspension.
by themainviking
Wed May 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck Trunk
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Stuck Trunk

Okay, I do not know if this will be of any help or not, as I own a GL1800 and not a 1500. On the 1800, a counter clockwise turn of the key locks the trunk. A clockwise turn unlocks it. Is the 1500 opposite to that?
by themainviking
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Horizons Unlimited Learning and Riding Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Horizons Unlimited Learning and Riding Weekend

Hey All in Ontario, or anyone within riding reach of Rice Lake near Peterborough, Ontario. Horizons Unlimited is hosting a weekend get together at a Campground/Resort on the south side of Rice Lake, beginning the 24th of May, for four days. Camping is $10 a night, and a food package is available. Th...
by themainviking
Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Only thing I would worry about with the weight you are telling us of is tire pressure. You probably should not run the pressures that Honda recommends for the tires. I run my rear at 41 and my front at 43. Wife and I top out at about 400. I have the Kuryakyn Ergo II higway peg setup, plus the riders...
by themainviking
Sun May 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brand new - out of the box - 2017 GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 278

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

Planning a trip to north bay this summer to see grandkids. Maybe we hook up for a timmies? Keep me up to date on dates, and you bettchum Red Rider. I will even start turning on my cell phone, and give you the number when we get nearer the time. I also tour down thataway some times in the summer, so...
by themainviking
Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brand new - out of the box - 2017 GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 278

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

garlo wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Come Monday [ May 14/18 ] I am getting my new bike.
Well, May IS buy your Hubby a new motorcycle month. I hope that was the case, and you did not have to spring for it out of your own pocket, LMFAO.

Congrats, you are gonna luv it.
by themainviking
Sat May 12, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ITs ALIVE!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: ITs ALIVE!!!!

Without pics it did not happen.... just sayin'. :lol:

Congrats on a finished product, and yes, post pics.
by themainviking
Thu May 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: MC Camper trailer tires are not good
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: MC Camper trailer tires are not good

I'll have to pay duty and the exchange to import these items but its is still a better deal right! Thanks once again.. Or you could ride your bike to WA with your trailer in tow, change out the tires, leave the old ones with a tire store for disposal, and have a small vacation while there, and tow ...
by themainviking
Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: The Biker Wave...

We get all kinds round about here. We get the HD riders that wave, those that just open their hand on the handlebar grip, and those that refuse to wave and stare straight ahead. All the "other" brand riders wave, with the possible exceptions of the CanAm riders and some of the really junior sport bi...
by themainviking
Tue May 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front caliper rubbing brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Front caliper rubbing brake pads

Have you tried flushing the front brake system? If you had the brake recall done, they would have flushed the rears, but not necessarily the front. You may have some dirt clogging the return passages, or you might just have a bit too much fluid in the front system. If brake fluid had been added to c...
by themainviking
Tue May 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: MC Camper trailer tires are not good
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: MC Camper trailer tires are not good

I have purchased three trailers, new. One is a cargo and I still have it, with the other two being tent trailers. All three, with the tires from the factory, only lasted about 5K and had to be replaced. If you can find Carlisle "Radial" tires in the size you need, I think you can get better service ...
by themainviking
Tue May 08, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New 2015 GL1800 holdover
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New 2015 GL1800 holdover

At the end of 2010, I bought a 2009, that was still in a crate. It knocked $10K off the MSRP, came with full warranty, and has been a most excellent motorcycle. I cannot see any reason not to save that kinda bucks by just buying a bike that is labeled from two years previously. It is still a brand n...
by themainviking
Wed May 02, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: PRELOAD SETTING?
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: PRELOAD SETTING?

I weigh right on 195, and I like to ride the tight twisties any chance I get, so I also put it on 25 and pretty much leave it there. Less scraping of pegs in those twisties, although I still do scrape.
by themainviking
Tue May 01, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Things to check on used bike with low miles
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Things to check on used bike with low miles

If the price is right, I would love to have your buddy's problem. Drain the fuel, change the air filter, fire her up if she has oil and heat the oil up. Drain it, replace with new and a new oil filter. Flush the front and rear brakes, flush the clutch and coolant, change the tires and you got yourse...
by themainviking
Tue May 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shock height
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Rear shock height

Does not matter what i do it will never go up on the stand without the 2x4 i place under the rear wheel. This could be because your shock adjuster is not adjusting much any longer. The plastic hose that comes stock swells a bit and then it does not move the adjustment as much as it used to. Therefo...
by themainviking
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

I completely get that if I purchase map updates they are overpriced and also several years old at least. That's why I am asking if someone on this forum has had any success upgrading the maps of a GL1800 that is using the CF Card to get a relatively new map. I also understand the current CF card is...
by themainviking
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: the worst part
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: the worst part

I have to admit that this is true. I have ridden only one of the Harleys I have owned 800 plus miles in a day, and that was a 1974 FLH. The comfort level of that bike was just about equal to an older Goldwing. Now, I did ride my 1987 Softail Custom 130,000 miles in 13 months, the year I got out of t...
by themainviking
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shock height
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Rear shock height

If you rebuild your rear shock with a Traxxion spring, and their transfer hose, and get the fluid filled up (service the shock system) it will add about an inch in height. You can do this yourself, or you can send it to Traxxion and they will do it, or you can buy one already done from Traxxion.
by themainviking
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TRANSMISSION WHINE
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: TRANSMISSION WHINE

I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again. It is what Honda would call a functional sound, and not to be considered a noise. Hahahahahahaha. Both my GL1800, and my Nissan Murano have it. For some reason my Ford diesel truck does not. :lol: Like you could hear anything over that diesel. My point...