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by Wingsconsin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 116
Views: 14060

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

If money was no object for me...
I would have a BLUE one on order ASAP

Unfortunately -- money is an issue... and I will have to stick to my old Orange '02 for the foreseeable future.
by Wingsconsin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd

If you are making shifts from 1st to 2nd in a turn on the Dragon at slow speeds you are going WAY TOO SLOW The GL1800 has the power (torque) to START in 2nd and pull at nearly any slow speed so using 1st may be a challenge. I do ALL of my parking lot maneuvers in 2nd gear - 1st gear is only to star...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Hot Tires

I've always thought the pressure numbers on the tires were maximum, not recommended pressures. No? It is my understanding that those are Maximum COLD pressures. Tire manufacturers count on the tire increasing in pressure when HOT - A typical rise in pressure of 10% (approx 4 lbs ) is not uncommon. ...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 116
Views: 14060

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Soooo, has anyone seen or heard anything yet about hydraulic lifters or air filter location? Ron This is a better question...long term maintenance process For ME - I like the NEW Wing - I can't afford a new Wing So someday (in 5-6 years) I will buy a gently used low mileage version and ride the sno...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Rode to work today -- 28 degrees at the time I left the garage As I walked into the building I ran into a co-worker -- She said .."Are you serious ? - Your are nuts" I laughed and walked to my office in full gear -- Helmet with face shield Neck gaiter Gordons Heated Gear Liner & Heated Gloves Wrap ...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant smell long after coolant change
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Coolant smell long after coolant change

Maybe use the hose to wash off the area of any possible spill...?
Gently and low pressure...just let it run over and clear the antifreeze...?
Unless there are electronics in there to worry about (disclaimer)
by Wingsconsin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 116
Views: 14060

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Not bashing anyone here -- But I have read a lot of comments about the bike being sportier and not tour worthy. I think Honda is right on the mark here. Ridership is going DOWN across motorcycling in general - Most NEW riders are getting on Sport bikes (crotch rockets) and going all over the place....
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 13735

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: 13735

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: 500

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: 476

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: 244

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: 13735

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: 607

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: 545

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: 371

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: 371

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: 388

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: 13735

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: 1179

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: 203

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: 13735

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: 318

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: 13735

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: 13735

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: