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by thrasherg
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping on a VFR
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Camping on a VFR

At least he wont get sun burnt!! That's quite a sun visor he has overhead!! :oops:

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can beads put a tire out of balance
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

the only way the beads can mess up the balancing is if you have slime or other liquid inside the tyre that causes the beads to stick together, then the balancing can go out, but you are NOT suppose to use beads with any liquid sealant inside the tyre. Just make sure you don't have a sealant inside t...
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessories
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Accessories

what about a sena bluetooth Freewire receiver? or are you going to use wired headsets on the new bike?

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL

there is a menu option and you can select AVS off, lo, mid or hi. I haven't done it for a while so I cant remember how you get to the menu, but I am sure someone will tell you shortly.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

Oh my WingAdmin, I think you just opened the floodgates for comments on this (Personal lubricant!!)!! :oops: :lol:

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Passed my MSF course today
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Passed my MSF course today

welcome to your second childhood!! Have fun and remember to look far ahead, you need to spot the idiots as soon as possible!!

Have fun..

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?

I have run both ceramic and metal balls to balance my wheels, both seemed to work equally well, but I had no TPMS to worry about. I slightly preferred the metal balls as everything seemed clean when I changed the tyres, the ceramic beads seem to generate a lot of fine dust as you use them and I didn...
by thrasherg
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Halogen turn signal question
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Halogen turn signal question

As stated by Dave, only the front bulbs are running lights and indicators and have twin filament bulbs. The rear use a single filament bulb, sounds like you have a twin filament bulb in there, normally you can’t put a twin filament bulb in a single filament mount, they are different to prevent this ...
by thrasherg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing timing belts
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: replacing timing belts

I would suggest getting coolant, you need to drain the cooling system to get the belt covers off, rather than reusing the old coolant I would suggest putting in new coolant and change your oil and oil filter whilst your at it.. It's quite an easy task mechanically, but it can be a bugger getting to ...
by thrasherg
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Needing opinions on engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Needing opinions on engine issues

As wingadmin states fit new belts (Gates are only about $15 each on Amazon) and then try it. Also as stated the heads might be repairable (could be cheaper than buying new heads of unknown status from eBay!). The timing belts are really the only big risk, if they break you risk serious damage to the...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

CDI stands for Capacitive Discharge Ignition, its a generic term for an electronic ignition unit.. Sorry for the confusion!! I believe the Dyna unit does NOT use points but either an optical or an inductive pickup, so the static timing cannot be set with a simple light bulb, you need a strobe light ...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

As stated, you will need an electronic strobe light to check the ignition, there really is no other way to check it, but even with a strobe light you need the CDI instructions as it will be required to check the timing at a specific set of conditions (certain engine speed, etc). First thing is to id...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 GoldWing ?? TPMS
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: 2010 GoldWing ?? TPMS

If the TPMS light on the dashboard is not lighting up, I suspect the TPMS is fitted and the shop that changed your tyres just didn't notice it as it is part of the inflation valve assembly. It is easy to see, but maybe their tech wasn't paying attention and just missed it?

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: RADIO ANTENNA
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: RADIO ANTENNA

Yes, the OEM ones have a metal collar at the bottom of the antenna (where it mounts to the top case), You pull the collar upwards (you might have to unscrew it first, its been a long time since I needed to lower my antenna) and the antenna will then fold forwards or backwards.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth for 2010 Goldwing
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Bluetooth for 2010 Goldwing

The cheapest is just to put a 3.5mm jack plug on the auxiliary lead and plug it into your phone. Works great and is very cheap. After that you need a Bluetooth unit, such as a Sena freewire, but it’s very expensive.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 cooling fan always runs
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: GL1500 cooling fan always runs

As stated, it is most likely to be a failed sensor!! if disconnecting the wire from the sensor stops the fan turning, then the sensor is bad (have to change it) if disconnecting the wire from the sensor doesn't stop the fan then you either disconnected the wrong sensor :D or you have a wiring fault ...
by thrasherg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: seeking guidance, wisdom, and experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: seeking guidance, wisdom, and experience.

As you are asking a mechanic for most of these basic things, I assume you are not mechanically able to do them? If that is right, the mechanic is probably correct as you will pay a fortune in labor costs to fix everything (and a bike of this age is just not worth much). However if you are slightly m...
by thrasherg
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever

I feel sorry for all the creditors, Paul Sr has filed for bankruptcy before and bankrupted several small local companies and sounds like he is doing it again. Enjoyed the TV series but they didn’t seem to understand how to successfully run a business, and has harmed a lot of small local businesses w...
by thrasherg
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Changing the Cruise Control Set Points On 1988 to 1992 GL1500
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Changing the Cruise Control Set Points On 1988 to 1992 GL1500

Whilst there probably aren't that many people out there with this model and wanting to make the change, I did want to offer a massive thank you for posting it and including all the pictures. It was very clear and well done.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel
Replies: 27
Views: 1765

Re: 2018 GL1800 minimal shock travel

There is, perhaps, a variable here we're not seeing. As I recall, the different ride settings - both the sport/tour/rain/econ and the rider/luggage/passenger - change the suspension. One would think that a suspension capable of changing on command would need some power and input from the computer. ...
by thrasherg
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Blue toothing a 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Blue toothing a 1800

As dtrider stated, if you want to use the CB then you need two Freewires (very expensive) but if you can do without the CB then a single dual SM10 and two headsets is all you need.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: eBay dirty fuel pump causes carb disaster - please help !
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: eBay dirty fuel pump causes carb disaster - please help !

To answer your original question, yes you can damage the engine, the dirt is blocking your jets, so the engine is now running lean and that can damage an engine, for short periods of time it wont harm but it needs to be addressed. No liquid cleaner is going to solve this, you are going to have to dr...
by thrasherg
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000

Congratulations and well done.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: fork brace and springs
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: fork brace and springs

Springs definitely, the stock springs are not strong enough, fit progressive or other springs, disable the anti dive and enjoy a much better front end. I fitted a fork brace and I couldn't really tell any difference, so not sure it's worth the money, the only down side was the cost so if you are not...
by thrasherg
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

If they are really plastic, I would be concerned by the quantity of balls you will have to put in the tyre!! We use metal balls or ceramic balls because they are much heavier than plastic.

Gary