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by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

I am glad you guys had a good time..
I am sad that I couldn't make it.... dang!
Next year !
by Wingsconsin
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Looks like everyone had a good time - I hope my friends at the hotel took good care of ya'll .
Sorry I missed it - sometimes life gets in the way - but hopefully next year I can make it if this becomes some type of annual event.
Keep those pictures coming ;)
by Wingsconsin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Alternator
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 1800 Alternator

2002 with 49,000 miles on original alternator
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Digital speedometer
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Digital speedometer

If memory serves me correctly there are only a few connectors to un-do /re-do. Unfortunately you will have to go back in to find them and re-seat them. The one I usually forget is the radio antenna - but the other 2 connecting the radios and various readouts are under the shroud. And of course the ...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control button problem
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: cruise control button problem

I am sorry you broke the button If this is your first Goldwing please realize that 'more force' and 'plastic' usually end up in this type of problem Many of the fasteners, buttons, and parts on the Wing are plastic - and 'more force' is a bad practice in my experience. Best wishes for speedy repair
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Someone posted about a formal dinner. Who is organizing this? What about reservations? I can't seem to find a central location for information about this gathering. Is there somewhere to sign up? Informal - No real organizer - just people stepping up to help. read the entire thread if you can and t...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shift pivot and mouse house eviction.
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Shift pivot and mouse house eviction.

In my opinion the shifter pivot is the most dependable and reliable way to address the sloppy shifting on a GL1500 The pre-load is one method but requires precise timing and may add stress to the seal around the shaft - it has been a time tested method for working around the problem - but not a sol...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 mounting a new rear tire
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: GL1500 mounting a new rear tire

regardless you should plan on some sort of balancing process - When I had my 1500's I used balance beads inside the tires. Easy and very effective. - Avon makes a great tire - but run them hard - at the MAX PSI listed on the sidewall cold. You will like them and get great longevity as well as handli...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: How to upgrade my headlight?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: How to upgrade my headlight?

Great videos Wingsconsin. I'm curious, though, about the high beam light pattern. It seems to me, that while much brighter, the beam doesn't really reach out much further if at all. What do you think? Yes - the lights do not look great in the video But I can assure you that in real life they are gr...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: How to upgrade my headlight?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: How to upgrade my headlight?

I did mine to all LEDs - I timed it for when I had the air filter to change - and some other tinkering I wanted to do while I was at it ... I was easily able to get to the high beams because I had the cowl open for the filter change - The results -- I changed ALL my forward facing lights to LEDs - ...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: FRONT LIGHTS FOR GL
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Electrical Connections LEDs -- for the WIN !

I changed ALL my forward facing lights to LEDs - less power draw and bright white light !
See these videos for my results


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by Wingsconsin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Room is Available

Sadly I have decided to Cancel my room reservation :( Due to life getting in the way - I will NOT be attending this gathering- :cry: It breaks my heart as I have been looking forward to being there and meeting those of you who are attending. Saying hello and shaking your hand would've been a pleasu...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: stubborn oil filter
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: stubborn oil filter

Easiest method is to just drive a big screwdriver through it and off it comes. Way easier than a filter wrench. I have seen this method mentioned a few times in this thread. On my old 1500 I had to do this one time - and the filter just ripped apart. I ended up tearing the filter apart and getting ...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CLutch and Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: CLutch and Cruise

After market levers ?
Did you check the bolt/ bushing where the lever pivots ?
That may be worn -- this was a problem for the 1500's but I've not heard it on an 1800.
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Things have changed for me recently Work and home life are really pressing my time and resources. Currently there is a 50%/50% chance of me being able to make it. Probably not really that good .. :( The hotel will take good care of any of our group regardless of my being there - Hopefully I can get...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Traded up
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Traded up

Congrats on what seems like a really good trade..
Post some pictures of that new ride so we can all see what you got !
Welcome to the 1800 family
by Wingsconsin
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

I just emailed to the hotel -
They are looking forward to our little group gathering with them.
Bring your swim suit - there is an indoor pool for relaxing
And the free breakfast is fine as well.
Ride safe
by Wingsconsin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12548

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

wireguy51 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Only a month to go until the get together. I don't know about anyone else but as for me, I'M GETTING GEEKED!!!
:geek: :ugeek: :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek: :mrgreen:
by Wingsconsin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone changes to LED Bulbs on Factory Lights?
Replies: 25
Views: 1800

Headlights ?? YES !

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by Wingsconsin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1987 Aspencade for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: 1987 Aspencade for sale

I am not really in the market for another bike.. but... :ugeek: ... But your ad has caught my attention - Is it really under 10,000 miles or has it been turned over prior to your owning it ? I seem to recall the 1200's had a 5 place odometer and 100K + would spin it over - :| If I am wrong - please...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator question
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Alternator question

YOU can buy a good AGM battery at Batteries Plus for around $100 today ! They have them in stock !?! - Autozone as well - motorsports batteries are easy to find Your shop has no clue what they are doing in my opinion - but depending on where you live you may not have a lot of options. IF the Compuf...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator question
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Alternator question

That is unusual A) Compufire has a track record of being VERY reliable - Mine was used for 100,000 miles before I took it out and sent it in for a general tune up and cleaning That was Representative not required - and in fact Compufire themselves have NO recommended service intervals B) Take the C...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Overtightened rear wheel nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Overtightened rear wheel nuts

The dealerships use the air driven impact driver to put them on.. I doubt any of the newer techs know how to use a torque wrench or even bother. Tight is tight ..right ? Except some of those shop guns can torque over 100 lbs easy with a load of air behind it -- :o I had to use some considerable for...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

Meant to be there - it allows condensation to drain
by Wingsconsin
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: More Lights than EVER ! LEDs light the way
Replies: 0
Views: 180

More Lights than EVER ! LEDs light the way

Recently I did a massive upgrade to my forward facing lights (headlights included) AS I ride in the fall - in the dark - in Wisconsin with deer everywhere - I felt the desire to have a LOT of forward facing lights - SO - I changed my headlamps (low & high) to LEDs from Electrical Connections - Adde...