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by PastoT
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: I have a Question about an MP3 player.
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: I have a Question about an MP3 player.

I Googled around and found a working link in Australia, ( https://www.jaycar.com.au/fm-transmitter-with-mp3-player-and-remote-control/p/AR3136). However the same company (Jaycar) seems to have US locations from which they have a large inventory of things. Low and behold the US counterpart URL https:...
by PastoT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

Hey DT, before you hit the road at night check the low-beam elevation in your garage. I had to manually realign mine significantly and then discovered my high-beams were angled below my low-beams. I reverted to the H-7 halogen until I could convert all 4 headlights to LED and then manually realign t...
by PastoT
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I got the 10s set so marry up with my summer helmets and their speakers are better than the SMH10 speakers. I would have gone with the 20s but the don't work with Bell mag-9 Sena custom recess. I've been soaked with the 10s no issue. I suspect they're all ok if you're not paying with buttons during ...
by PastoT
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

I've used ceramic balancing beads for 70k miles and most have been recycled from one set of tires to the next and so on. I've never had them turn to dust. I can imagine putting BB or steel beads of any type in my wheels. Mind you there are glass beads on the market as well and they could very well p...
by PastoT
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I went with the Sena 10s headsets and a Sena Freewire on my 2002. Absolutely awesome. I had BT from the bike only for 3+ years but a wired helmet for summer use with my CB. I have two Bell Mag-9 Sena helmets for hot weather and thus ordered 10s mounts for the Sena specific to these helmets, real nic...
by PastoT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Plastic bubble
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Plastic bubble

Try a set of tunnel filters. These Foam pieces work to block the wind and road noise from the front tire and fender area that travels up the fork tunnel. My 02 was noisier than I anticipated and my hearing also has some issues. I bought mine through a sponsor but there are patterns available on the ...
by PastoT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2463

Re: Why did he crash ?

I always take interest in the news articles about cycle crashes here in Idaho. Generally only get the local SW news items but its pretty obvious that the there is a huge trend in the 25 fatalities in Idaho this last year. - Left turns being rushed across oncoming traffic either by the motorcyclist o...
by PastoT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 05 gl1800 clutch replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: 05 gl1800 clutch replacement

Just a thought, do you regularly flush your clutch fluid? It could be as simple as the clutch fluid not releasing the pressure when you let the clutch out - would certainly be an easy and stress free repair. I've read that as the clutch plates wear in over years the fluid level climbs in the reservo...
by PastoT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal flasher
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Turn signal flasher

On an 02 there is a three wire plug that seems to plug vertically into a jack behind the instrument cluster. You won't see a round cylinder module like used in most cars, but you can replace the stock flasher circuit with an automotive electronic flasher module using three jumper wires and a zip-tie...
by PastoT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue '01 GL1800A
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Starting issue '01 GL1800A

If your starter is not spinning and you've already checked the typical disabling switches (kill, clutch, and your in neutral), it might be the start button is dirty/gummed up or as you seem to suspect the Starter A & B relays. My start button got gummed up and stuck in the start position a couple ti...
by PastoT
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor gas mileage and smell
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Poor gas mileage and smell

Just take your time and go easy when removing the lower cowl to access the vapor canister. The cowl has like 6 shoulder screws and I think 4 plastic body rivets but once loose you need to fiddle around to clear the rear-front wheel fender but on an 02 there is no bending of anything to extract it. I...
by PastoT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone try ZDDP Plus additive ?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Anyone try ZDDP Plus additive ?

I haven't used it myself but there are well known and respected Goldwing Wrenches on several Goldwing forums that swear by its use as a positive benefit for our transmissions and the ghost shift (out of 5th gear) issue. Of course not every transmission has the issue develop so how they determined it...
by PastoT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor gas mileage and smell
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Poor gas mileage and smell

They're are several lines to the evap canister, one from the tank that collects the vapor but also can catch over-flow, another to the throttle body through a purge valve. If these are clogged, leaking or the purge valve is stuck or disconnected the gas smell can get pretty obnoxious in a closed are...
by PastoT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike starts only if in neutral?
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: Bike starts only if in neutral?

One more quick note... the wires for those lever actuated micro switches can pull loose on the front side of the brake/clutch lever base and you'll here the switch click as usual, but if they're not plugged in that will also disable that circuit. Its easy to do if you towel off your bike after its b...
by PastoT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1711

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

Take my advice with a regain of salt as I ride an 1800. I've towed 500-600# in both my Time Out tent camper and my HF Tag-Along and had little issue short of decreased mpg. My hitch is lower than what I've seen on earlier models and still I had occasional steering issues as it would attempt to push ...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2004 WING WITH CSC CONVERSION STARTER PROBLEMS
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: 2004 WING WITH CSC CONVERSION STARTER PROBLEMS

First off, welcome to the board. In all likely hood it has little to do with your conversion and that may be confusing the issue. If your starter button on the right hand POD sticks the current running through the starter relays will melt their plastic cores and jam the relay plungers in the start u...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...

I never figured I'd be seeking a lighting upgrade on the 1800, they are more than adequate once fog lights are installed but I was tired of buying headlights so I found LED bulbs for everything all around and noted a nice increase in running voltage (+ .3 volts) with the reduced current draw. The hi...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...

Very true, no load resisters with the electronic flasher module (that's at least 4 less cut up harness wires!) I bought load resisters with my lights and fortunately did not have to splice them in as I bought the new flasher module just in time. I like the flash-to-solid brake lights also, I did the...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Hot Tires

One more tidbit of advice... if you haven't already you should install good 90 degrees steel valve stems the next time you change tires. The 90 degree stock rubber one on my rear wheel was the culprit in my getting stranded in the desert at night - it blew out and thinking I was just shot at I haule...
by PastoT
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Winter Covers
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Winter Covers

I would be so tempted to rent a small storage locker for the short time winter hits. Park it on the center stand with plywood under the front tire, pull the battery and put moth balls in close formation all around it then a dust cover. Short of that I'd widen my back door and bring it in the house, ...
by PastoT
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: regarding leds, trunk lights, brake flasher...

I haven't a Gen2 GL1800 but on the 2002 I've replaced all my lights with LEDs and for the turn flashers to function I disconnected the turn flasher harness from the back of the instrument console and jimmy rigged a solid state electronic flasher module in for 8 bucks at the car parts store. there ar...
by PastoT
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Hot Tires

I've run three sets of E-3s and two sets E-4s and never allow them to drop below 39 stone cold. I've found the E-4 max cold pressures changed between the tire from the first to second but only by 1 or 2 psi. Anyway I run year round in the desert at max cold PSI with balancing beads and have not over...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 2557

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Well I've already swapped my passive jacket liner and gloves for my Gerbings heated gear. I plan to ride as in the past until the roads freeze over. I've ridden the 12 miles to work at 5F and can say at 65 mph my gear starts loosing the battle and I have to slow to about 55 to take off the chill. I ...
by PastoT
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 58
Views: 2746

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Of course I want to be hands on with this new Wing before I put money down and have several reservations starting with the reduced storage and loss of all glove boxes (if you choose the Tour DCT Airbag). Definitely a sharp looking bike but tail in saddle will be the ultimate decision for me. My 02 i...
by PastoT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans

Holy cow, that's a lot of coolant to lose! Mine has only hit the "H" 3 times and only briefly all in miserable 110+ conditions. Once with my camper in trail on I-17 IU got held back behind 20 miles of vehicles crawling past a traffic accident in AZ, there I had pull over issues and no-place safe but...