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by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

I ride for the pleasure of riding, and if I'm not enjoying it, what's the purpose? About sums me up. Like Viking, I am not as bulletproof either, and it takes me toooo long to wash the cars and the GoldWing. Apart from that, being retired every day is Sunday, and I have every day from April - Octob...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 fairing side vents/grilles
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: 2002 fairing side vents/grilles

You have to remove the fairing, they are secured to the fairing from inside with self tapping screws, the plastic mesh grilles are fixed to the radiators.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding a wing on grass
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Riding a wing on grass

Grass is fine, even when soft and wet, you would be surprised. it is when you are coming back out and vehicles after the winter/show etc, have created a 20ft mud patch at the entrance, that gets your adrenaline pumping.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Custom blinged out something
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Custom blinged out something

Bloody Nora, King of Bling.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 57
Views: 3724

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

While agreeing with what everyone has said, just one of the things I would like to add, is that it is everything I expected it to be, cheap Mickey Mouse bleedin rubbish, compared to what it should be. I have been a biker for 43 years, like WingVetteGSXR, and no doubt many others, I bought my first G...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow tire leaks
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Slow tire leaks

were the valves replaced when the tyres were fitted, unscrew the valve cores (don't know what you call them) and try some new ones


by Big Blue UK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Headlights

Only close call or even up close with a deer was many years ago driving my car through a local forest one night, a deer shot across the road in front of me. BLEEDIN HELL, it looked the size of an elephant, it must have jumped into the road, never even had time to touch the brake pedal, thought is wa...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Headlights

Ah, just read his post again, all I read was he adjusted them all the way up, did not realise he only used the electronic load adjuster. Anyway, here is a pic of the manual height adjuster, I use a long flexy 1/4" drive extension on a screwdriver handle. XK7UN5g.jpg Hang on, reading it again fully, ...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 Gl 1500 SE Intercom
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: 1991 Gl 1500 SE Intercom

You will find the loom plugs for the rear speakers and the rear intercom patch lead under the seat, and the front patch lead under the left fairing pocket. Sometimes when you start to take apart to improve and add things, it is a bit like opening Pandoras box. It may be untouched, a 15 year old Aspe...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RIVCO Aero Pegs
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

I like the design, RIVCO do make quality bits, I have the same problem with the pegs I use, and do the same as you LOL. I would have to sit on the tank cover to reach them comfortably with both feet
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Headlights

Has it got extended fork caps Carl. If you look just below the top yolk clamp, you should see the end of the cap. I can upload a pic if you are not sure what you are looking for. My guess is they have not fitted them, although they should when raking the forks, but the extended caps do not come as p...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 transmission complaints
Replies: 49
Views: 13985

Re: GL1800 transmission complaints

The day I have been expecting since I bought the 2002 GL1800 trike in 2013 with 7,000 miles on the clock has arrived. The snatching when changing up into 5th it had when I bought it, that never got any worse, threw a wobbly last weekend. Only done 25,000 miles. My guess is it started with very low m...
by Big Blue UK
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Left front fork seal
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Left front fork seal

I agree with newday, get rid of the cheap stupid anti dive. I got rid of the linked braking system also. Perhaps I am toooo old school, but who the bleedin hell wants to apply the back brake, and have some numpty design apply ones front brake and stiffen up just one of ones fork legs into the bargain.
by Big Blue UK
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: rear speaker
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: rear speaker

I cannot understand how only the rear speaker - cannot be re connected, does it have reversing lights.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: rear speaker
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: rear speaker

You serious :lol:........
by Big Blue UK
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: LEAKED PHOTOS of the 2018 Gold Wing
Replies: 30
Views: 7443

Re: 2018 Goldwing Update

Whatever it is, it will not be a Goldwing. More like a Pan 1800, with the cheapest suspension design, in the hands of people who want to build it for a tenner. anyone expecting better, will find if they spend a tenner on design, they will cut a tenner from production. Bleedin cramped as it is, its l...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 48
Views: 4163

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

All my 1500's were happy with any decent 10/40 semi synthetic oil, the 1800 however is a different kettle of fish. Changed to fully synthetic a week or so ago, and I get more of a click than a clunk when at normal temperature. I also only use genuine oil filters,
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Speaker wiring harness
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Front Speaker wiring harness

I assume you have installed a aftermarket amp, if so you might as well run some decent quality speaker cable from each speaker to your amp. Take off the instrument panel cover and tank cover. Run cable from the LF speaker to the RF speaker, then just follow the main loom down to and along the frame ...
by Big Blue UK
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2014 GL 1800 battery
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: 2014 GL 1800 battery

I have known batteries to fail within 12 months, it could have a dead cell. You need to check the battery connections, check the static voltage before you do anything, jump start it and check the charge rate. I reckon alternator is ok though, for a good battery to go that flat, the alternator output...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Good battery, no response to start button, not even a click
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Good battery, no response to start button, not even a click

You have not got a short circuit, it would blow a fuse or your bike would be on fire. If you have added no electrics and the charge rate is ok your battery guess is about right. 24 hour charge eh, a decent battery should start a wing after 5 - 10 mins charging
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Models
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Models

Sure we have Sid, but there is always so many people, I forget who is/was who. Thanks for posting the pic, I always forget my camera.
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !
Replies: 46
Views: 2451

Re: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !

newday777 wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:26 pm
5 of the 6 I mentioned were 2 year or less tires
I must say though, those pictures, bloody nora, never seen anything like it, glad it did not throw you off.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Honda Golwing logo
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Honda Golwing logo

Have a read of this.
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/ca ... le-278834/

A mate has a sign making business, he does a lot of raster to vector work and tracing etc, converting can be messy and requires cleaning or crisp high resolution. Finding what works best for you is best
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 start problems
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 1800 start problems

Have to ask the daft question, does it have fuel?, that's that done with.
Pull fuse 26, low beam will not come on with IGN while you diagnose.
How long has it been standing?
What is the static battery voltage?
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Updates for 2003 Wing
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Updates for 2003 Wing

Change the air filter.
Wire up a couple of songle pcb relays so the Common, NClosed and NOpen wires are available under each fairing pocket.
Run a couple of wires from the L fairing pocket, to the R fairing pocket.
run a permanent and switched live, and a earth to L&R fairing pocket.