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by waituntilthebeep
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

I think I have definitively confirmed the why. Now I just need to figure out the how. I got on the bike today to ride to work... we have sun for the first time in over 25 days!!!! and I stepped on the shifter to pop it into neutral and it went down but wouldn't come back up. I could pull it with my ...
by waituntilthebeep
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

The oil I used in the last change was A Honda branded m/c oil bought from the local Honda dealer. I am leaning towards the shift linkage bonding as it has never been cleaned or lined. I am in a holding pattern at the moment as I need to come up with space and time to address it. The priorities list ...
by waituntilthebeep
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

I was going to ride to work today but there is 6 inches of water running over the driveway from the creek. Crazy amounts of water right now.
by waituntilthebeep
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

Right on! I will have to get after that here once the rains let up. Driveway is a lake right at the moment
by waituntilthebeep
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

Interesting. Now that I think of it, I used a different brand of oil than usual on the last change. It has been 1000 miles or so and it won’t kill me to change it again. Worth a try.
by waituntilthebeep
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

No. That is the next step. I am in the middle of moving out of a project house and onto property so I have no place to work on anything. Was hoping someone had been into that area of the bike that could shed some light on it. This is what my shop looks like. Both cans are full btw... 2189A9BF-1F62-4...
by waituntilthebeep
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: 1800 does not want to downshift

It’s not speed related. I drive big rigs so I clutch and downshift every gear and I don’t try to drop it to first until I am almost stopped. Problem is that I can’t get to first. I start downshifting and try to put it in third from fourth at any speed and it doesn’t want to go. High rpm, low rpm, ro...
by waituntilthebeep
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 does not want to downshift
Replies: 20
Views: 716

1800 does not want to downshift

My 2012 1800 has started an annoying and presumably terminal shift issue. I can easily runt the gears up to 5th and back down to 4th but to get lower than that I have to quickly bang it up a gear and then bang it back down. Not violently but with more force than I am comfortable with. The shifter fe...
by waituntilthebeep
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 2546

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

IMG_0130.JPG Well, the coldest I rode last year was 18 degrees F. Didn't have a problem staying warm with my gear but the roads were sketchy as frig and the best of it was what was showed in the picture. There was no snow when I left home but when I got off the ferry on the Seattle side of the comm...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 173
Views: 22434

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

It's good to see the old poorly designed transmission go away but the are no SO MUCH more electronics to fail. I know... as is with all new tech vehicles. But that means with each module it is going to be a stack of Benji's to fix it. I also see no point in keeping the top end gear ratio the same bu...
by waituntilthebeep
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: LED Eyebrows/Halo lighting installation
Replies: 19
Views: 4719

Re: LED Eyebrows/Halo lighting installation

You only need one. There come as a set and there is a left and right wired strip in the package. It is relatively obvious which is which. And if not, power up the strip to make sure you know which way the lighting faces.
by waituntilthebeep
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

I don't have a belly pan on my ride and have lost 2 oil filters due to road debris. Should probably have a belly pan :) but I don't... yet. A filter sleeve might have saved me those other 2 times though.
by waituntilthebeep
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?

It's only a flesh wound...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?

What acorn nuts? The footpegs have acorn nuts?! EXACTLY! Well, used to anyway. Acorns belong on the ground, thus with that reasoning they should be drug regularly! "So... if she weighs as much as a duck... she's a witch!" You can understand where my reasoning came from, right? (A serious Monty Pyth...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Danged ghosts are screwing with me...
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Danged ghosts are screwing with me...

SO my 1800 decided that it was going to start ghost shifting on me at random times, finding a neutral that doesn't exist between 3rd and 4th gears every once and awhile and just being generally cranky in the shifting department. It was 3 weeks before the original 3 year warranty ran out and the last...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?

There is no bank angle sensor on that bike, I am guessing. Would defeat the whole purpose of what he is doing. I don't throw my ride around like that but I drag pegs all the time on my 1800. Part of the fun of riding a sporty sofa!
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Satellite radio install
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Satellite radio install

I can't give you an exact answer as my bike came with the sat gear installed factory. Obviously a mobile kit is the way to go but you have to consider keeping it out of the rain. I know there are kits to keep a standard control head dry. I found a couple on amazon.... https://www.amazon.com/SIRIUS-S...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing 2012GL-1800 Radiator/Fan assy's
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Removing 2012GL-1800 Radiator/Fan assy's

I just went through a MAJOR teardown of the fairing on my 2012 due to an accident way back when. I had to strip the fairing assy down to it's unmentionables and was still probably 2 or 3 steps away from the radiators and fans. I really wish I had taken lots of video and pics of that for ya but after...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Mice in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Mice in Trunk

There was talk on the dark web about counterfeit keys being distributed for rodent intrusion but only the worst of the worst are getting them in their furry little paws. lol What I'd like to know is how the heck they are getting in there. If all the appropriate panels are on the bike, there is zero ...
by waituntilthebeep
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: LED headlight

I got these delivered 2 days ago from Electrical Connection and am going to try and install them this weekend. 01052-1-500x302.jpg Those are the same lamps as the SoCal's I installed on my Wing. You WILL have install issues. Don't get me wrong they are bright as all get out and they work great but ...
by waituntilthebeep
Mon May 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth

I received my Sena 20s and the Freewire units. I used the Amazon locker p/u option this time around which is AWESOME I have to say... but that is another topic entirely. I was using my break times at work to do the configuration and what not for the gear and I will warn you... The overall setup is n...
by waituntilthebeep
Thu May 25, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth

I just purchased a Sena20s and a Freewire simply to integrate all of my audio and Bluetooth stuff together. I'd like to be able to use my phone, have Bluetooth audio from my phone as well, and also have the connectivity to satellite radio on the Goldwing altogether in one nice neat package. Up until...
by waituntilthebeep
Sun May 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio issues with USB
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Radio issues with USB

Nope... didn't make it to the dealer today. Nothing turned out as planned. Will definitely be getting in there Tuesday though.

I have never plugged a thumb drive in there. Didn't know it would read like that. Hmmmmm.Something to try for sure. Thanks for that suggestion.
by waituntilthebeep
Sat May 20, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio issues with USB
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Radio issues with USB

I am starting to have issues with my USB port on my radio. I used to be able to run my iPod touch or iPhone 5s. Then all of a sudden, it won't connect with either. Shows the USB icon on the dash but does not register whatever is connected to the cable and doesn't charge the device. The radio sends a...
by waituntilthebeep
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Me and my welders clamps
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Me and my welders clamps

You dadgum cavemen with your screwdrivers, you make a big mess doing it like that.....LOL :lol: Besides that's something we did in the 70's....You guys just like beating on stuff...lol I declare... :lol: I got a hammer and screwdriver as a kid and history was written in advance. When in doubt... be...