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by gareva1
Tue May 24, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: a little sound
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: a little sound

If you're looking for sound, you could drill out a baffle as others have mentioned....also could look at aftermarket pipes----Torqmaster, Cobra, and AlleyKats make pipes for the gl1800....I have the torqmaster pipes and the torqloops, and have nothing bad to say about them.
by gareva1
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?

I too have an '08 and I follow the method that "Dingdong" gave a link to. In addition there are a couple of things I do: 1. I have a padded block of wood that barely slides under the engine block when bike is standing straight up after the first 2 straps. This block absorbs some of the weight of th...
by gareva1
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: RADIO NOISE SUPRESSION
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: RADIO NOISE SUPRESSION

Electrical connection also sells just a audio ground loop isolator that doesn't require power that will likely fix your issue...it's quite a bit cheaper than the one you mentioned, and they make it universal with headphone plugs, or wing specific with the plug that goes on the other end of your bike...
by gareva1
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: jump starting a gl1800
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: jump starting a gl1800

No, but I have heard of people attaching some heavier gauge wire to the battery and running it up to the trunk or one of the passenger side pockets and putting a golf cart charger connector on it, then cutting one end off some jumper cables and attaching some golf cart charger connectors to it...you...
by gareva1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CD Player Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2574

Re: CD Player Problems

Additionally, I think both Sierra Electronics and Panasonic both offer repair services for these changers, but it's mucho expensive...
by gareva1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CD Player Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2574

Re: CD Player Problems

I've helped repair a few that broke for one reason or another...usually what happens is two cds get stuck in the same tray or the tray lifting mechanism travels past where the changer thinks it should go and locks up...dunno if you'll be able to bench test it without the bike however, I've only seen...
by gareva1
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: installing a volt meeter
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: installing a volt meeter

2001-2005 the harness is behind the right switch panel. 2006 is behind the left panel and you need to by an adapter to run the wire from the left side to the right side. Many people think this is the case and buy the adapter flyboy is referencing...however, the connector is there, but it ic closer ...
by gareva1
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: DISCONNECTING WIRE HARNESS PLUG 2010 GOLDWING
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: DISCONNECTING WIRE HARNESS PLUG 2010 GOLDWING

the plugs are spring loaded and keyed---you'll need to remove a rubber cover from the back of the speaker where the wire comes in, then you'll find the keyed plug. The plug on the meter panel is also spring loaded.
by gareva1
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing

Yeah, found this: http://www.ford.co.uk/OwnerServices/VehicleServiceandRepair/Tyres1/TyreCheck/UKTyreLaw apparently it is also illegal to mix and match radial and bias ply tires as well...I highly suspect this is a law that is rarely enforced by itself, but I have no way to know...maybe someone in t...
by gareva1
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing

Car tyres in the UK on Motorcycles of any make are illegal except for rear wheels on a trike - classed as a 3 wheel car in uk (therefore no helmet required but seatbelts for passengers if the rear seat holds more than one passenger). So I find this very fascinating especially when gareva1 can quote...
by gareva1
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air conditioning for motorcycles
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Air conditioning for motorcycles

I guess if people are willing to attach a hose to their gear astronaut style, then this may be a viable option, but I suspect most people will not be pleased with its looks.
by gareva1
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing

Something else to be mentioned is the handling difference---the 195 and 205 tires require a little extra steering input as the bike tries to right itself when cornering; most people find this different and get used to it very quickly. I found that the 175 did not have this issue at all, and in fact ...
by gareva1
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing

If you're running a 1500 as your details say, the 175/60R16 is pretty much your only option that I know of that's still in production, and the most popular of that size is the dunlop wintersport SP runflat...for the 1800s, you can run a 195/55R16, 195/65R16, or even 205/55R16, though you may be look...
by gareva1
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Car Tire on a 07 Goldwing

Much like oil, there are many opinions about darksiding, both for and against; I personally use the Dunlop wintersport 175/60/16 on my 08; I like how the 175, being the narrowest CT people use, allows the wing to keep the motorcycle tire handling characteristics many people lose when moving to a wid...
by gareva1
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: forck springs
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: forck springs

The OP was asking about fork springs, not a total front suspension replacement...since we're talking about just springs, race tech is not much cheaper than the competition, if any. Like I said, any of these will be an improvement...in light of the previous comment though, if you think you want to st...
by gareva1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Shut off vale
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Shut off vale

Well...you could run it till it dies from no fuel...
by gareva1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Rear Stand

Allow me to save you some of the trouble expplane had...bend the spring and place coins in between the bends to lengthen the spring, then remove them once the spring is in place.
by gareva1
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Left panel
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Left panel

It does pull out, but I suggest pulling the bottom out first...the top does tuck under the seat a bit, but not so much that you have to remove the seat...it is however easier if the seat is off...once you get the harness put on, you can run it through the side panel so you won't have to remove the p...
by gareva1
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Left panel
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Left panel

If you have passenger floorboard risers, you will need to remove them to remove the battery if that's what your intent is...
by gareva1
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to mount GPS
Replies: 41
Views: 6087

Re: Where to mount GPS

The thing I really like about the ram stuff is that it is so expandable with future tech...I've had a blackberry, 3 iphones, gps receivers and now gopro hero cameras, and I've been able to easily fit them to the ram hardware; I think you're paying for that convenience and once you get past the initi...
by gareva1
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2nd gear starts
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: 2nd gear starts

Starting in second is a common way for beginners to learn slow speed maneuvers on the wing; in fact, Jerry Paladino (Ride Like a Pro) recommends using 2nd when you start on bikes like the wing when starting out. You won't toast your clutch so long as you don't ride the clutch endlessly, and give the...
by gareva1
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: suspension Error (SUS ADG ERROR). Goldwing GL1800 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: suspension Error (SUS ADG ERROR). Goldwing GL1800 2006

If one of the suspension relays fails it will cause an error. Or if the position sensor connector is not connected it will cause an error. The system sends power through the relays to the motor to make it move, and then monitors the position sensor (POT) for a change in resistance. If no change in r...
by gareva1
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plugs 2003 GW
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Spark plugs 2003 GW

I've never been too impressed with the tools that come in the honda tool pack...I wonder if the plug is not in there straight/crossthreaded...does the socket work for any of the plugs?
by gareva1
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plugs 2003 GW
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Spark plugs 2003 GW

Can't tell from the picture, but is the socket you are using actually hex shaped on its outside as well? The sockets I have used are rounded on their outside...mine is made by kobalt, but I've used craftsmas and snap-on as well with no trouble.
by gareva1
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio (Or WB)
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

WB stands for Weather Band; in Argentina, I don't think there is a government run weather radio service:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_radio


Do you have one antenna or two antennas on the trunk of the bike?