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by themainviking
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....

My Cargo trailer is similar to the ones you are looking at. I have a hitch that is made the same as the Kuryakyn hitches, and six point bolt on. The bike does not even know the trailer is there, and there is plenty of arc for the hitch and ball to work together. I have run the tail of the dragon wit...
by themainviking
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lucas oil stabilizer safe in Gl1500 engine oil?
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Lucas oil stabilizer safe in Gl1500 engine oil?

If the Lucas bottle does not have a label statement saying it has no friction modifiers, or that it is JASO MA/MA2 certified, I would not use it.
by themainviking
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....

I found this one on ebay, brand new http://www.ebay.ca/itm/like/352361146320?vectorid=229529&lgeo=1&item=352361146320&rmvSB=true and this one quite similar, in used condition https://www.ebay.ca/itm/05-Honda-Goldwing-1800-Gl1800-Abs-30th-Anniversary-Edition-Trailer-Tow-Hitch-/202320654038?_trksid=p2...
by themainviking
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests

I tried a couple of add on backrests, and one, I did not like = the other, the passenger did not like. Upgraded to a custom seat and had them add the backrest and I love that one. It is easily removeable if I want it off, but I never take it off. I ride most of the time with my back just barely touc...
by themainviking
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fuses keep blowing?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Fuses keep blowing?

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Fuses keep blowing? Here's how to fix it once and for all!
Ayup, that would do it.
by themainviking
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Best Oil

I have been using full synthetic oils since 1976. I do not know why anyone would say to use semi rather than full synthetic, unless it would be to get "some" of the wear benefits of synthetic, but just not "ALL" of the benefits. Also, if one is going to change with the manufacturers recommended chan...
by themainviking
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Use of gears
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Use of gears

Above 50 MPH I put the bike in OD. Below 50 MPH, drop to 4th and lower depending on how far below 50 MPH. The single most important thing to me is that I do not lug the engine.
by themainviking
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Drivers backrest removal
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Drivers backrest removal

Does it not just pull straight upwards to remove it? May take a little bit of a tug. If that does not work, you may have to remove the seat to get at the bottom of the seat pan.
by themainviking
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rain Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Rain Gear

I used to buy more expensive rain gear, but found that Frogg Toggs give better protection from the rain at far less cost. If I do happen to rough them up, they are easily and more cheaply replaced. When I bought them, they were about $80 for the set in a bag. Pants and hooded jacket. I bought two se...
by themainviking
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 2016 F6B Service Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: 2016 F6B Service Manual

Sorry, no. Honda made the site owner remove all service manuals. About the only chance at one would be from Helm Inc., if they have one out yet. Otherwise, your Honda dealership may be able to get you one.
by themainviking
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Hydralift and RV for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Hydralift and RV for Sale

Getting a new one Jim? Will we see the new one at the SSM Knight Wings Campout?
by themainviking
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed the oil now hard shifts
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Changed the oil now hard shifts

As was mentioned above, read the bottle. JASO MA/MA2 on the label is the key. If this is present, the oil is suitable for use where there is a wet clutch. Other than that, 10W30 and 10W40 are both suggested by the manufacturer, depending on the ambient temperatures in the area where you operate the ...
by themainviking
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Not Using Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Not Using Clutch?

Just because I can, does not mean I should. I have been riding for 53 years, and this is what I have been told all that time by people who ride and work on their motorcycles, and have since long before I began. As was stated, Goldwing clutches are pretty much lifetime items, and misuse is the only t...
by themainviking
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?

If you are willing to protect it, this might solve your problems. I use one on my diesel truck. It does stick out a bit, but a shield like a belly pan would take care of keeping it from being knocked out. https://www.amazon.ca/Fumoto-F-108-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003VCCUJI?th=1&psc=1&source=googlesho...
by themainviking
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How many accessory switches do you need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: How many accessory switches do you need?

I don't have any extra switches or buttons. This bike already has way more than is sensible. There are at least two on my audio control panel that I have never even touched. Then the ones on the right side for headlight elevation. I also do not use them. I also do not ride at night, so no need for t...
by themainviking
Thu May 31, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Need info: Dometic RV Roof Top A/C

RV units are similar to home Air Conditioners, only smaller and less efficient. The label you provided does not list the BTU Capacity, but I would not be surprised if a Dometic unit at 8 amps could only pull the air down 10 degrees. The 13,500 units on Airstreams which run at 15 amps can only pull i...
by themainviking
Wed May 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer isolator
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: trailer isolator

fred1diver wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Stupid question but what if I don’t need the 5th wire, I’m looking at installing it on a 4 wire plug
I am far from being the electronics expert on this forum but you may also need a five wire to four wire adapter if your trailer is four wire.
by themainviking
Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer isolator
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: trailer isolator

cyclemax is expensive to ship as well, 38$ us for a 49$ item, I'll wait until next pay and order it I know Cyclemax does not charge extra on their shipping - their shipping costs are what it costs to ship. Same goes for me - I charge only what it costs (actually, I lose a bit of money on shipping o...
by themainviking
Tue May 29, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

T-Bay Tel is the main server of voice communications around the north end of Lake Superior and is probably the only consistent coverage provider. This information was gleaned from personal experience, as I had the main provider in Canada, Bell, and could not get signal for more than 2/3 of the way f...
by themainviking
Mon May 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When I'm King
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: When I'm King

This may be a bit right wing, but that is what I am so - Any intentional violent crime should be punishable by death. Accidental crime, such as stealing a loaf of bread because your kids are starving should be immediately expunged, with the exception that if you do it three times it becomes a capita...
by themainviking
Mon May 28, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: I have a wonderful wife

is it in her favorite color? ha! Sort of. It was the candy apple red. Not exactly her favorite, but she has never been particularly fond of having a black bike. Still wouldn't be worth that kind of money just to change the color. I could probably get a custom paint job for less. /dwight One thing t...
by themainviking
Mon May 28, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Solenoids or Bad batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Solenoids or Bad batteries?

Ditto on the battery. May look good but till you test it for adequate voltage to run the PCM AND ALSO start the bike, it needs to be considered as the fault. I had a perfectly good battery in my bike, less than a year old Motobatt, was on a tender all winter. I left the key on and the radio played w...
by themainviking
Mon May 28, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer isolator
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: trailer isolator

Wingstuff has always been pricey on their shipping to Canada. You may wish to consider Cyclemax for this purchase. They have a couple of isolators, one less expensive, but neither one is what would be called expensive. Only one is listed for the 1200 tho, and it is a universal model. http://cyclemax...
by themainviking
Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer tire replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Trailer tire replacement

I use Carlisles in the radial version. They seem to wear better than the bias plies. Or at least they wear better than the bias plies that the manufacturer put on the trailer. (we are speaking of motorcycle pulled trailers, right?) :lol:
by themainviking
Tue May 22, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: I have a wonderful wife

That ain't bad for a dealership. They are a tad lower on the trade than you could sell your 2012 for (quite a tad) so maybe buy the 2017 and privately sell the 2012. The way it works up here, if they give you that amount for your bike, then the taxes as well come off the taxes on the new bike. Dunno...