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by 2008retiredplb
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: TPM Sensor - Battery?
Replies: 36
Views: 2396

Re: TPM Sensor - Battery?

Just in case someone is looking for sensors for their factory "TPMS" on the GL1800. I have two, the plastic cases have been damaged/cracked and was broken by a inexperienced tire changer with the bead breaker, but the sensors work. The new cost the last time I looked was over $70 each and that doesn...
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Champion trike conversion kit info
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Champion trike conversion kit info

Unless the trike (2001 to current) has an air compressor on it the suspension is electric over hydraulic.
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 27
Views: 5245

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

..The Goldwings are nearly perfectly engineered engines. I have never heard of anyone having an oil related problem regardless of what they run. IF you change it with a new filter every 3-5 thousand miles I would bet any oil would be fine. I use Rotella Full Synthetic Rated oil with a Super Tech oi...
by 2008retiredplb
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Hyper-Lites
Replies: 21
Views: 2378

Re: Hyper-Lites

I have them on the mighty ST 1300, the set up high are turn and stop lights the set on the bags are running lights. I still wasn't happy with the amount of light on the rear so I had a friend add the led strips and put them on a switch I agree, the rear lighting can use all the help you can give it...
by 2008retiredplb
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted rear Wheel Balancer
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: wanted rear Wheel Balancer

Is there someone that has trike there GL1800 and has now spare rear wheel Centramatic - MGW100-102 - Wheel Balancers ? That I could get /buy for my spare wheel? Thanks Verne The Centramatic Rear wheel Balancer is not connected to the wheel but is placed on the hub before you put the wheel on. You w...
by 2008retiredplb
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Hyper-Lites
Replies: 21
Views: 2378

Re: Hyper-Lites

Those extra brake lights look interesting, might have to look into it. On a similar note... What do you do or think when you're behind someone and you suddenly see a turn signal flash once, then the other side once, back & forth, etc. etc.. ` If drivers can't see the Hyper-Lites, they shouldn't be ...
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 27
Views: 5245

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

I have a 2007 and have been using Amsoil 10w40 Full Synthetic (Metric) for years without any problems. Here in Canada, with varying temps, I find it works great. I use the Honda oil filter. My wing has just over 68,000km.(45,000miles.) No problems with starter, shifting or anything else. :D I think...
by 2008retiredplb
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Centramatic Wheel Balancers
Replies: 33
Views: 4816

Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

Well I finally bought a set of these for my Bike and what a difference. I only had 6,000 miles on the original (rim protectors) tires. I did not like the way the bike handled with the original tires. At this time I installed Dunlop elite 4. My wife and I put about 90 miles on the bike after those c...
by 2008retiredplb
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: tpms reset
Replies: 22
Views: 5879

Re: tpms reset

Went back to shop this morning and after research the mechanic consulted with Honda Dealership mechanic and he said the batteries in the rear tire sensor may be dead as there is a 4 year life on the lithium batteries. My bike is 4 yrs old. They have rear sensor ordered if that works all is well. Ca...
by 2008retiredplb
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: tpms reset
Replies: 22
Views: 5879

Re: tpms reset

I have had a TPM replaced by a local mechanic and we have been unable to get the light to stay out after programming following the instructions on this sight. The bike is a 2012 GL audio comfort. After reprogramming the light functions as it is supposed to but comes on after 10 miles. Reset several...
by 2008retiredplb
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is the fuse box
Replies: 5
Views: 7878

Re: Where is the fuse box

Just bought bike have no owners manual just need help to find fue location and how to access it also want to know if there are power sources for connecting phone ect thanks You should be able to download a service manual (free) for your bike online (If you click on the "Manuals" dropdown menu at th...
by 2008retiredplb
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Warm weather
Replies: 829
Views: 15635

Re: Warm weather

My Brother-in-Law was up in Wisconsin on Sunday and it was in the mid to upper 70's, while we suffered, down here in Illinois with morning temp of 30' and finally did get up to mid 60's by 5pm. Too bad as we rode the bikes south and thought it would get warmer. No suck luck, looks like everything in...
by 2008retiredplb
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 2992

Re: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions

Well there has been a wealth of information and suggestions from board members. Thanks for all of them. I finally broke down and bought off eBay a new complete Zumo 660. Got it at what I considered a good price $328 with free shipping. Also bought a sunshield visor and a weather cap. When I received...
by 2008retiredplb
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 130
Views: 38710

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Glad to see some people haven't had any problems. I just know the problems I had and how Honda addressed that problem. They told me they would not cover changing the starter or starter clutch if they could not find a problem with it. That is a very expensive teardown that I would have had to pay for...
by 2008retiredplb
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone using Hippo Hands?
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Anyone using Hippo Hands?

I had the problem of cold hands in very cool (below freezing) weather also. I had a pair of insulated leather gloves that came with a plastic over-mitt that worked great. The problem was the wind would go through the gloves and my hands would get cold, even with my heated grips turned all the way up...
by 2008retiredplb
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 130
Views: 38710

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Just a note to remember if you are riding in cooler climates: in 2009 Honda changed the oil specs for the GL1800 because of people having trouble with starting their bikes. I personally had this problem a couple of years ago and tested it out on my own. When the temp got down to, or below 50° F, the...
by 2008retiredplb
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 2992

Aftermarket GPS Suggestions

Looking for suggestions on which GPS to purchase. Also suggestions on where to get one, internet or store. I had a Garmin Zumo 550 but it gave me troubles over the few years I used it, I had to send it in for a replacement once, then it finally quit working. It starts up then the screen splits and t...
by 2008retiredplb
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Hitch Install
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Rivco Hitch Install

It is fairly easy to install if you have any mechanical aptitude. Just follow the instructions and should go smoothly. Just a note: I have a used Rivco Hitch off my 2009 Gl1800 that come off when I did the trike conversion in January 2016. Includes a 3" and a 6" drop hitch tongue. I just have to mak...
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 130
Views: 38710

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Hi everyone, lots of discussion here about oils, synthetic oils and filters. First like The Viking, I use Amsoil Synthetic Motor Cycle Oil 10w-30 and an EaOM 103 Synthetic Oil Filter in my 2014 Gold Wing as the recommended oil viscosity in the HONDA OWNERS MANUAL and heres why. Amsoil makes Synthet...
by 2008retiredplb
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Alma Tilt Bed Trailer FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Alma Tilt Bed Trailer FOR SALE

I have FOR SALE a 2010 Aluma single axle tilt bed trailer Model 5410T, Bed size 54" x 10'. Weight 310 lbs. Specifications. • Silver mod steel wheels, 5-4.5 BHP • Aluminum fenders • Extruded aluminum floor • 6" Extruded front retaining bumper • 3" Formed aluminum tongue, 48" long with 2" coupler, ri...
by 2008retiredplb
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 Gl1800 with 2016 RoadSmith Trike
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: 2009 Gl1800 with 2016 RoadSmith Trike

I could not find them in the database so I add them.
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 Gl1800 with 2016 RoadSmith Trike
Replies: 2
Views: 260

2009 Gl1800 with 2016 RoadSmith Trike

Last week I went to White Bear, MN and had my 2009 Deep Blue Metallic GL1800 converted to a RoadSmith HTS1800 Trike. In the photo it looks black, but in the sun it is blue. These people were the best people I have worked with for years. Very helpful and accommodating with most any thing I asked. I c...
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: LED's Around Headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: LED's Around Headlights

I have these installed White LED's on my 2009 Dark Blue Metallic Goldwing. Along with headlight protectors with the Kuryakyn eyebrow trim on the protectors with a blue led strip installed on the back side of the eyebrow between the protector and the headlight lens, you can see those wires in the pho...
by 2008retiredplb
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Safety riding courses......
Replies: 88
Views: 4833

Re: Safety riding courses......

OH THIS SAFETY THING!!!!! WHEN IS IT GOING TO ... BLOW OVER!!!!! SLOW DOWN AND STAY BACK, expect people to treat u like u are invisible on a MC. EVERYTHING will try to put you DOWN... leaves, sand, gravel, "cagers," dogs, cats, rabbits, deer (forest rats), potholes... the list is endless. I watched...
by 2008retiredplb
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Safety riding courses......
Replies: 88
Views: 4833

Re: Safety riding courses......

I fully agree Rednaxs60