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by Steve F
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 11
Views: 234

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: 187

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: 8
Views: 342

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: 8
Views: 342

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: 251

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: 251

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: 8
Views: 342

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: 14
Views: 414

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: 559

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: 559

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: 4
Views: 286

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: 42
Views: 1524

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?
by Steve F
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant smell long after coolant change
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Coolant smell long after coolant change

Well, it really does take a while for the smell to go away. Even a small bit of the stuff sitting in a small puddle somewhere won't just evaporate, and it just sits there. I was occasionally getting a slight, really faint wiff of coolant, and it turned out to be loose coolant hose clamps. The only f...
by Steve F
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Buffeting
Replies: 39
Views: 4216

Re: Passenger Buffeting

I had the Tulsa Tall, the stock shield (that I hated because of the buffeting), and lately, I think I have a winner! Before I go on about the new shield, I want to say that the Tulsa shield, while really tall, was also HOT to ride behind. Wind was blocked too well, and the passenger never really ben...
by Steve F
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 Headlights Quit (2 questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: 2012 Headlights Quit (2 questions)

2012??? Probably needs a good application of quality contact cleaner.
by Steve F
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: rear speaker
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: rear speaker

I would seriously suspect a ground problem. When they did the trike kit, they must have interupted a ground, and when you put it in reverse, the ground is re-established. Only thing that makes sense to me. I would add a ground to the rear speakers, temporarily, to ensure that is the problem, and if...
by Steve F
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom Issues 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Intercom Issues 2013

Start by switching the helmets around and see if the problem is still with the same helmet or if the problem moved to the other helmet. This will help with where to look further.
by Steve F
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 wet clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1800 wet clutch

Well, my thought is if there's no detectable feel of the bike wanting to move forward, then the clutch isn't dragging. There should be sufficient oil between the clutch plates for a few minutes, I would think.....
by Steve F
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: FRONT LIGHTS FOR GL
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: FRONT LIGHTS FOR GL

I do know of one that I would stay AWAY from, and that would be the SILVERSTAR's. They are definitely brighter than the ordinary halogen, but that's because they overdrive them with a smaller filament that won't last as a result.
by Steve F
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Traded up
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Traded up

Congrats on the new-to-you bike! As was mentioned earlier, everything is about the same as any other bike......except the throttle! It seems it's WAAAAAAY more sensitive that my old CB750F! LOL.
Enjoy the ride and the buttons thing will pass.
by Steve F
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: service rear differential
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: service rear differential

First you're talking about servicing the "final drive" (No differential) and then you're talking about the clutch. What's up with the clutch? The final drive usually only requires draining out the old and in with the new. And synthetic hypoid gear oil should be fine, but unnecessary. A word of advic...
by Steve F
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery goes dead after a couple of days
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Battery goes dead after a couple of days

OK, here's a test you can do to single out any parasitic current draw. It requires a decent quality Digital Multimeter and a bit of patience. In the end it could save you a bunch-o-bucks. This video is based on checking a car, but the process is the same for the bike, except you don't have to worry ...
by Steve F
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery goes dead after a couple of days
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Battery goes dead after a couple of days

Would you happen to have a "BIKEMP3" player in the system? There have been problems with them draining batteries.
by Steve F
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Button Weak Spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Starter Button Weak Spring?

One of the Radio Shack ones did have lube,CRC also makes one
Those....maybe not "most" like I said.
by Steve F
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Button Weak Spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Starter Button Weak Spring?

I've said it before, but WD-40 MAY be used in switches as it is an excellent solvent and crud remover......HOWEVER, follow the WD treatment with a quick couple of shots of a good contact cleaner to remove the WD residue. I've found that WD flushes out crud way faster than most contact cleaner spray...