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by bstig60
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 295
Views: 22129

Re: Average age ?

I will be 73 in August. I recently moved from Northern California to the East Coast of Florida. Looking forward to riding more in the winter time. I currently have an '03 GL1800 that I bought about a year ago, she only has 35000 miles on her. This is my 3rd GW. I previously had an '88 and a '99 1500...
by bstig60
Mon May 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 45
Views: 2532

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

I find the goldwing protects you very well in the rain as long as you keep moving. I rode all the way across Wyoming in the summer of '14 in a steady rain... I got wet up to my knees, but no where else and I had my vented jacket on. The only other time I rode all day in the rain returning from a tri...
by bstig60
Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests
Replies: 0
Views: 239

GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests

I have a set of near new Passenger armrests for sale. Pics available upon request. Asking $150 OBO>
by bstig60
Mon May 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Down Draft muffler ends for GL1800
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Wanted: Down Draft muffler ends for GL1800

Looking for a good set of downdrafts for my 2003 GL1800, need to be in good shape and reasonably priced.
by bstig60
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sea Freewire. Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Sea Freewire. Goldwing

Thanks, Tom. I may try this setup when I get back home to Florida.
by bstig60
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sea Freewire. Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Sea Freewire. Goldwing

Has anyone used thsidevice? If so, how about a report on it....... https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/s ... r-goldwing
by bstig60
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: 1800 Speedometer Accuracy

My '12 typically shows about 5MPH fast at 60 on the GPS. That's with the standard 180/60R16 rear tire. For a while I was running with the larger 180/70R16 and I noticed that the speedometer was closer to agreement with the GPS. At the time I didn't think to check the accuracy of the odometer. That'...
by bstig60
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

All back together, took a 120 mile ride and all is well. Problem solved!
by bstig60
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I am aware of how the shock works. It works just fine. Thank you.
by bstig60
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

All back together. Took it for a 35 mile ride and all seems to be OK. Looks like this problem is solved.
by bstig60
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Plastic bubble
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Plastic bubble

I have never noticed a sound like that on my 2003 either. If you think there may be a problem, give us a little more detailed info.
by bstig60
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Consider the Traxxion Dynamics rear shock upgrade, huge improvement over the factory stuff! My bike has 34000 miles on it.. It rides and handles well. Don't see the need to spend 500 bucks on a rear shock to replace on that is working as designed. Cleaned up some things. Installed the alternator an...
by bstig60
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Great idea, but money is tight right now with buying a house and a cross country move coming up. Have to be another time. Pulled the alternator today and found another loose clamp, turned it a turn or so. Put coolant back in and Pressurized the system to 15 lbs and let it set under pressure for abou...
by bstig60
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I found one leak in the bypass hose just under the tank. I now have the system pressurized to 10 lbs and have let it set for several hours without any loss of pressure. I am going to let it set that way overnight and see if there is any change in the morning. Hopefully, no other leak will show up. T...
by bstig60
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Borrowed one from Autozone
by bstig60
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I am getting ready to pressurize the system. What pressure does the system run at? I don't find it in the service manual..
by bstig60
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Got motivated this afternoon and pulled the fuel tank. Can't see too much but there appears to be seapage in a couple of places. I will have to pull the alternator and maybe the starter to be able to see down below the water pump. Here are a couple of pics I took from the top... I need to presurize ...
by bstig60
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It's Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: It's Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
by bstig60
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Move has been delayed until sometime in late January, so I will try to do it here when I can catch a warmer day. Pulled the overflow tank off and its OK. Still can't see up in there enough to tell where the leak is coming from. Bike has only 34K miles on it, so hopefully it isn't the water pump.
by bstig60
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

The belly pan was removed when I first saw the leak. I just took another look and I have droplets on the back of the transmission, so the leak appears to be coming from the rear somewhere near the water pump. As soon as I get time, I will pull the seat and see if I can get the fuel out of the gas ta...
by bstig60
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I took a look with a flashlight this morning and could not see any sign of a leak. I then pulled the lockable box and checked the radiator level, it is down to where you can't see coolant. My guess it is a hose or a clamp broken, so I will try removing the fuel tank. BTW, I have a pan installed to p...
by bstig60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Since I have 10 days before my move, I will most likely wait until I get to Florida (warmer weather), to fix this problem. I will ride my Virago 1100 to the toy run this Saturday. Thanks for all the good advice.
by bstig60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

That sounds much easier than what the manual says. I will try that.. Naturally, I have a full tank of gas, Hopefully, I can siphon most of that out...
by bstig60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I would like to do that. But it looks like I will have to remove a lot of parts to get to the water pump area. It's also possible that a clamp may be broken. I am trying to find out if there is an easy way to get to that area to check the clamps without having to pull half the bike apart.....