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by tfdeputydawg
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: trike front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: trike front suspension

Hold the front brake and see if you can push down and get any suspension compression. If you do, bounce it hard and fast. It should "lock up" after three or four compressions. If it won't compress, most likely, as I already posted, the ADV is stuck! Most bikes will feel harsh if one hits a "pot hole...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: trike front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: trike front suspension

How many miles are on the bike? Suspensions do wear out and need replacement. Do you know if it has OEM springs? Tell a true story: One of the installers I talked to told me, he insisted on installing "stronger" fork springs on the first 6 conversions he sold. After 5 of the 6 asked for their OEM sp...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 416

Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Bunch if killjoys :lol:
The legend:
https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/th ... -tradition
Just a way to add a little humor.
I received my first from a close friend and it made me feel good to be thought of.
Have given several to friends since.
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:19 pm
stick with the All Balls kit, it is tapered Timken bearings, OEM is ball bearings and they don't hold up well.
Fork rebuild does not normally include bearings :?:
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: regarding grip and seat heater
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: regarding grip and seat heater

You will read that Dyna Beads won't work, that is true, and false. I read an article that says they won't work but they put a tire with beads in it on a computer spin balancer to come to that conclusion, which won't work. The tire has to be rolling on a road surface for it to work. Really! What lea...
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: regarding grip and seat heater
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: regarding grip and seat heater

ive read a multitude of problems that seem pertain to this...what i havent come across or maybe not gotten to you yet is this: 1) i'm mechanically/electrically challenged, especially on this new bike. does the warranty cover the grips and seat not having heat??? In theory, this is covered by warran...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: stubby radio antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: stubby radio antennas

As soon as a rider gets on board, not to mention adding a passenger, you can kiss that stubby antenna's "careful SWR tuning" goodbye forever, it ain’t' there no more. FYI, My comment was directed AT CAREFUL TUNING of an OEM CB antenna, not a stubby. Careful relates to being away from buildings, tre...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: stubby radio antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: stubby radio antennas

Stubby's kill the incoming signals! Dastic reduction in reception distance. As for the OEM CB antenna. I see so many comments such as "line of sight", short distance, etc. While it is true there is not much ground plane on a motorcycle, if the SWR is carefully and properly tuned, the transmitting di...
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: re-painting a radiator?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: re-painting a radiator?

Are you sure bead blasting will not damage the thin fins????
If would consider letting a radiator shop boil them and ask them about proper paint method.
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: left side red wind deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: left side red wind deflector

What brand? Can you post a picture of the right side one? Not that I can help much but info may help someone that can.
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 CB
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: GL1800 CB

jaxbb3 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 am
Sorry, I've been looking at an 09 a 12 and a Anniv 14 online and typed that by mistake. Now leaning toward the newer models.
The only difference is the harness. At one time you could get the 2012 to 2017 harness from Electrical Connection. Might check with them:
tel; 865.219.9192
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 CB
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: GL1800 CB

Why does it not fit your 09? Thought they were the same for 01 thru 2010. Then required a different harness for 2012 up!
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear-end rattle at slow speed
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Rear-end rattle at slow speed

Check U-joint for wear
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans

How long has it been since you flushed and replace the coolant??
Have you checked the thermostat?
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Headlights

Put the auto adjust dial in the center position, then Proper headlamp aim is achieved by adjusting the upper(high) beams. Bike needs to be on a level floor, standing upright, loaded as you normally ride. (re, 1up-you for most), with pre load set as you ride 1up, placed 25' from a wall to the headlam...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires / winter storage
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: tires / winter storage

There is no danger to "modern" tires!
This myth stems from the days of nylon tires that would flat spot if parked for long periods of time.
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "New" 2000 1500SE Questions-Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: "New" 2000 1500SE Questions-Pics

If it was taken in on trade, I assure you they have all the previous owners info!!!!!!!
1. Yes, drain hoses
2. Photo cell is most likely for a modulator, which was either removed or is not working! Was the bike running and the headlight on upper beam when you checked the switch and sensor?
by tfdeputydawg
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Highway Boards-2000 SE
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Highway Boards-2000 SE

Take the bike and boards back to the dealer and tell him to show you how they fit!
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge

Just wondering if you are aware the Blue Ridge Parkway does not start in Front Royal! That is the North end of the Sky Line Drive. The North end of the Blue Ridge starts at the South end of the Sky Line at Rock Fish Gap.
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: I need some help..
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: I need some help..

If seller did not inform you it was the covers only w/no brackets, I'd be asking to return them and get a refund!
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CB radio
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: CB radio

If it is a OEM CB, it's AM.
http://www.techlib.com/reference/CB.htm
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike jack
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Bike jack

I suggest you buy a bike jack, a good one, before you drop you're Wing!!!!
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is your shield high or low?
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: Is your shield high or low?

If you want to stop the buffeting on you and a passenger, buy the best shield on the market!
F4 Customs
My suggestion is the +4, tinted/vented
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trike
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Trike

You don't say if you added a rake kit or not?
If not, a low speed head shake is pretty common, especially from about 40mph on down.
If you do have a rake kit, most likely the head bearings are not torqued enough