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by W3JNP
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Winter Covers
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Winter Covers

Bike Barn makes a nice tent: http://www.thebikebarn.net/

I was happy with mine until I bought an enclosed trailer to store the bike in.
by W3JNP
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Elect. Switch Cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Elect. Switch Cleaning

The best and only real way to fix your sticky switch problems is to disassemble and clean all the internal parts. The problem comes from the grease that Honda uses when put together in the factory. It gets gooey and sticky over time and fails to be a lubricant. As many others have noted, this is a ...
by W3JNP
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike is triked need to wire kick stand like it is up.
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Bike is triked need to wire kick stand like it is up.

You have two other options. One you could use a tiewrap to lock the existing sidestand switch in the up position and hide the switch under the plastic cover. The downside to this is if you ever need to read the diagnostic codes on your GL-1800 the sidestand switch must be in the down position. Anoth...
by W3JNP
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Year to be avoided?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Year to be avoided?

Let me start by qualifying that I have an 04. The 2001 up to some of the 04's had a frame weld recall. Nothing wrong with the bikes as long as they were checked and repaired if necessary. If you look for a bike from that period be sure to check to see if the recall was done. My understanding is that...
by W3JNP
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand no answer found on my issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1504

Re: Center stand no answer found on my issue

Have you considered a ride off center stand?

You can back the bike up onto the stand in reverse or pull it up yourself with very little effort.
by W3JNP
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seal mate tool
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Seal mate tool

One other thought. When you move the dust cover out of the way there may be a build up of fork oil on top of the seal in the cup area. Try and clean up as must of this as you can before you put the dust cover back down. You'll also pull some more fork oil out when you clean out the dirt with the too...
by W3JNP
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seal mate tool
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Seal mate tool

I too have used the SealMate with excellent results.

The cover of a clear plastic paper folder is the perfect thickness and rigidity to make several from. Get those back to school supplies early (;->
by W3JNP
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD

Thanks for all the feedback! I did see Stu's comments in his Wing World maintenance column. At the moment I am leaning toward Fred's 20 disk set.
by W3JNP
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD

I've owned an 84 Interstate, 94 GL1500 and just now an 04 GL1800. I've been shopping for the "best" set of maintenance DVD's for the 1800. I've found sets for sale from Cruiserman, Fred Harmon and Stu Oltman of Wing World magazine. I've seen some of Cruiserman's videos on YouTube and they look good....
by W3JNP
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pilots? Aircraft owners? Speak up!
Replies: 39
Views: 1256

Re: Pilots? Aircraft owners? Speak up!

I'm an active pilot having got my ticket back in the 70's. I've jumped out of them more than a few times as well. I'm also on my second Goldwing and think the dual attraction may be related to the joy and feeling of freedom that both the bike and plane give.
by W3JNP
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

I've never seen them at Ace, Lowes or Home Depot and I looked. The only place I found them was McMaster-Carr stud balls (part # 9512K73). They are not expensive at all.
by W3JNP
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1995 Aspencade battery cover needed
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 1995 Aspencade battery cover needed

Check out the new unpainted or chrome ones on eBay. If you can paint you can buy a pair of news one for much less than a decent used one. The new ones are good quality and won't have any damage or broken studs like you may encounter with a used one.
by W3JNP
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

Maddogg I have had good luck with this, Get the ABS glue not PVC and then get a piece of Abs pipe I just got a coupe of ABS couplings. Take a rasp file or one used for auto body work,get a small cup (not one of your wifes good ones). Use the rasp file and make a half cup of ABS shavings from the AB...
by W3JNP
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

The JB Weld I use comes in two tubes. One is the epoxy and the second the hardener. You mix equal parts together. Neither is a liquid but when mixed are thick enough that they will not drip. Hope that helps.
by W3JNP
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

Yes. I attached a nut at the base of the stud ball to provide a larger surface for the ABS cement to adhere to. I also cleaned the surface of the side panel so it was down to the bare plastic. I used red locktite on the nut and stud ball once I knew I had the length correct. This photo was when I us...
by W3JNP
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

I've repaired two studs with this method. I used regular JB-Weld on one and black ABS cement on the other. Both have held up for several months and several thousand miles in both very hot and very cold days. The black ABS cement seems to be the stronger of the two but both are holding up well and I ...
by W3JNP
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)
Replies: 49
Views: 3983

Re: Side panel "Bosses" (studs)

The stud balls hold much tighter than the original. I marked placement by first prepping the side cover and then putting the stud in the grommet. I checked for proper length and then used a dab of nail polish on the end to mark where on the side panel the nut should go. I tacked the nut in place fir...
by W3JNP
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: studs on side panel
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: studs on side panel

McMaster-Carr stud balls (part # 9512K73) do the trick nicely and hold tighter than the original studs. JB Weld or black ABS cement does the job. See attached photo.