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by Steve F
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear speakers not working how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Rear speakers not working how to troubleshoot?

May LOOK fine but could be broken internally and not visible at all. Need to do some continuity probing with a meter to determine if the wires are ok.
by Steve F
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed tailblazer 25led-d not working
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Installed tailblazer 25led-d not working

What do you have for a ground?
by Steve F
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pressure while cranking
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: oil pressure while cranking

When I change the oil, I'll take it for a ride a few miles to get things warmed up a bit, drain and new filter and refill. Start the engine and within a few seconds, usually no more that 5, I'll have oil pressure. Since It was run just a few moments earlier, the oil has coated everything in the engi...
by Steve F
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me 05 gl questions
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: New to me 05 gl questions

DONCAN2, I sent you a Private Message regarding an exhaust system I found for you to look at. He wants (I think) $125, and no dents either! :D
Steve F
by Steve F
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me 05 gl questions
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: New to me 05 gl questions

I had the forks rebuilt a year ago, and it turned out the anti-dive valve was stuck and they replaced that too. I'm glad I had it done when I did since the slider bushings were Juuuust starting to wear through the Teflon coating. Too much more and that would have been expensive. The exhaust can be p...
by Steve F
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit

I've heard stories either way, but when I had the forks rebuilt, I went with OEM seals and sliders too.
by Steve F
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Cylinder compression

Personally, I have not, but doing some checking on the internet, it seems the typical norm is 190, 200-210.
by Steve F
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Greeting at start-up
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Greeting at start-up

Not on the '03. That feature came later on, maybe '06 or so? You only have a choice of the greeting or not.
by Steve F
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: UK Satnav coming to USA
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: UK Satnav coming to USA

If you want to mount it to the windscreen there is a ram mount ball that has 3m tape instead of the suction cup. Works very well. The mount will break before the tape will let loose. Be careful mounting stuff to the windscreen with tape or glue. I had a simple decal on the stock Honda windscreen an...
by Steve F
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: UK Satnav coming to USA
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: UK Satnav coming to USA

Just my opinion, and you can take it with a grain of salt, but I think you would be better off getting yourself a GARMIN Nuvi or something like that and a suction cup mount to the windscreen. Keep your UK navi the same and use the GARMIN for the US routes. Of course, you'll have to purchase it here ...
by Steve F
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 05 gl1800 clutch replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: 05 gl1800 clutch replacement

A clutch failing on a GL1800 is practically unheard of. A rough running engine, with the clutch pulled in can make a lot of noise as the clutch plates are bouncing back and forth in the basket due to a rough running engine. My old CB750F would make noise until I synched the carbs and smoothed out th...
by Steve F
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: trailer wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: trailer wiring

Get back to the basics, and check the fuse in your isolator box, ands all it's connections. Establish that you have power there, and then proceed.
by Steve F
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 2003 1800 full face helmet headset

My recommendation: EDSETS! In my opinion, way better than anything else out there. You get what you pay for, and EDSETS are worth every penny. Be sure you opt for the THUNDERCLAP speakers.
Steve F
by Steve F
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Getting to the water pump and the hose clamps isn't a BAAAAD job, just takes a bit of time. It means pulling the seat and removing the fuel tank. You have to pull the hose connections and unplug the connector on the top of the tank to get it out, a rather empty tank is helpful! Pretty straight forwa...
by Steve F
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: F6B GL1800 Turbo Charged/Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: F6B GL1800 Turbo Charged/Japan

Sounds strong, and I'm looking at the dyno chart, and I don't have a clue what I'm lookin at (aside from being in Japanese).
by Steve F
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda and the wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Honda and the wobble

will dynabeads work just the same??? and do i take off the current weights on tire right now, or leave weights on??? im tackling this first, thanks Balance beads, whatever brand you choose I think is the way to go, and you will no linger need the lead weights. 2oz in the front, 3oz in th rear. 8-)
by Steve F
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda and the wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Honda and the wobble

Having the forks rebuilt involves the seals and dust caps replaced, forks disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and flushed. Then there are the slider bushings that MUST be replaced since they're TEFLON coated and the coating wears off over time. If that happens and they aren't replaced in time, you s...
by Steve F
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front break lever and lights
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Front break lever and lights

Weird. I cuuuda sworn my '03 had 2 individual switches. Oh well.
by Steve F
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front break lever and lights
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Front break lever and lights

Don't waste your time cleaning the switch, it won't last or even make a difference. They're relatively cheap at HONDA, believe it or not. And while you're in there, replace the other switch that's for the cruise control system. Before you disconnect it, take a few photos first so you get the wires b...
by Steve F
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda and the wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Honda and the wobble

Well, if it ever shows up again, have your mechanic (or yourself if you have the tool) check the torque on the steering head bearing. I had ALL-BALLS tapered head bearings in my '03 and never had any kind of shimmy or wobble. I just had the forks rebuild last February and had new tapered bearings in...
by Steve F
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd

I've tried different shifting techniques in the past, and I have found that a quick shift is always necessary. In other words, you must shift the instant you quickly pull in the clutch lever. Don't lag or be slow about it and you'll be amazed at how easy and quiet it shifts.
by Steve F
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Hot Tires

Have you checked if the tire is mounted in the right direction? Also make sure the arrow on the wheel matches the arrow on the tire. I've heard of things getting installed backwards and it still worked.
by Steve F
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Hot Tires

See if anyone you know has a infrared thermometer or a thermal imaging camera to take a look at where the hot spots are.
by Steve F
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 gl1800a stalling from time to time
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: 2001 gl1800a stalling from time to time

Problem solved . I had the bike warming up so I could start jiggling the wiring harness, While I was standing by the bike I set my hand on the throttle grip kind of hard and the bike died. I started the bike again and this time i bumped the throttle grip again a little harder bike died again......I...
by Steve F
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 2564

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

I won't ride if it's freezing or below, but I'll ride to work occasionally if it's 40 or above since it's only a 30 minute ride. Anything below 50 and any long-ish rides are out.
I ride for the pleasure of riding, and if I'm not enjoying it, what's the purpose?