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by Big Blue UK
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer make and model
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Trailer make and model

I stumbled upon the private sale in Essex So far the only information I have, although not 100% certain, is it was thought to be manufactured in Norfolk UK, and was some sort of commission or special order, only a few were made. I have emailed all trailer manufacturers in that part of the country, a...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 328
Views: 26931

Trailer

I recently purchased this trailer for my trike Big Blue. q6UDtLX.jpg UUivfGA.jpg Om342tF.jpg Pic were taken when I picked it up. 9'4" long 4'10" wide 3'8" high It was commented that it could be made in the US because the front looks like the back of a big old Amercan car with the spare wheel shape o...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield for Tall Riders
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Windshield for Tall Riders

+12, bleedin ell, if I stood up on the footrests I would not be able to look over it LOL.
That would keep me dry when stationary if I leaned forward a bit.
by Big Blue UK
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer make and model
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Trailer make and model

Hi all. Have just bought this trailer. Does anyone know what is, there is no plate and no markings, probably covered by a past respray. it has been suggested it may have come from US q6UDtLX.jpg Have only found one other pic of one, do not know who it is though. although not identical (airfoil, shap...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Trailer Hitch

Charlie1Horse wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 pm
I am getting lazy in my old age. LOL
You and me both Russ, I am sure someone is messing with mine, it never used to be this heavy.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Trailer Hitch

Dont you know anyone who can weld, if it will only be used as a flag mount, there is nothing to it.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Glitches on GL 1800's ??
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Glitches on GL 1800's ??

Bought my US import 2002 four years ago, 7,000 miles at the time, with following. Hazard switch failure. Foglight switch failure. Transmission failure symptoms. Temperamental start buttion when cold. Rubbish amplifier chip. Sticking cruise on switch. Top box lid grinds against top box case. Pannier ...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: new 2018 yoke bearings not properly torqued at factory
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: new 2018 yoke bearings not properly torqued at factory

Why was it taken to Traxxion and not the dealer?
by Big Blue UK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel

Not surprised in the slightest. = to $42,000 in the UK :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Big Blue UK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Big Blue work in progress
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Big Blue work in progress

After engine strip down and transmission overhaul, following long standing 5th gear gripe throwing a wobbly in September. Engine running as sweet as a nut, no transmission snatching for the first time. Spent last week improving mod wiring. I actually fitted the port tube to the active downward firin...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 transmission complaints
Replies: 52
Views: 15797

Re: GL1800 transmission complaints

FIREFIGHT100 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:52 am
This is a fairly common problem with the 1800 Honda's. And it is in excess of $4000. for Honda to repair as it requires a mostly all new transmission.
Mine cost $4.200 in your money, have had it back about 2 weeks, sounds sweet but still in bits
by Big Blue UK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on fixing my screwup
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Suggestions on fixing my screwup

Is the backfiring coming from one side or both, it will tell you if the crank is out or just one of the cams. I reckon it has nothing to do with timing marks out of alignment. Just to say it has been done if not, turn the crank until the cam marks both line up at least 5 times, each time check crank...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on fixing my screwup
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Suggestions on fixing my screwup

Post some close ups of your 3 timing marks.

Strange, one tooth out and easy to see the timing marks would be way off.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd

LOL, you have some funny swear words.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd

I hoped for the same thing James, but I knew in the back of my mind it was not. In a while I will post a pic of the selector drum with the track edges worn at the bends, this is where the gear changing problems start between engaging and disengaging the clutch. Mine is ok, but I had no problem chang...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: Hard Shift 1st to 2nd

Hi Wingrider. When I bought my 2002 in 2013 at 6,900 miles. I discovered when changing from 4th to 5th, after releasing the clutch, acceleration would be normal, then suddenly between 1 and 3 seconds later there was a metal on metal snatching sound and sensation, as if a gear crunched or slipped, as...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: In for a penny in for a pound
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: In for a penny in for a pound

I had to look it up :D .
Looking forward to no 5th gear snatching, that was really getting my back up.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 412 shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Progressive 412 shocks

I had progressive fork springs and 412's on the rear of a 1500 solo, and have progressive fork springs and 412's on the rear of my 1800 Monarch trike, I weigh around 12st, only rode/ride two up a few times a year with a live pillion. Don't think this counts. JfFknWY.jpg The 412's made a huge differe...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: In for a penny in for a pound
Replies: 4
Views: 333

In for a penny in for a pound

or 3,000 give or take a few quid. So, I started off by putting the finishing touches to the DRL's iOONwtw.jpg Then I finally decided to fit the long awaited port tubes to the topbox/subwoofer 81sREL0.jpg Ended up with a garage full of this. GvmvI4V.jpg and this viYgCb4.jpg Reversed the rad fans. Eng...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 2933

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 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 fairing side vents/grilles
Replies: 1
Views: 257

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: 1058

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: 224

Re: Custom blinged out something

Bloody Nora, King of Bling.
by Big Blue UK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 5821

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: 257

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