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by joeincalif
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Impossible cold starts
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Impossible cold starts

I had a VTX 1300 R, always in the garage on a battery tender, never had a problem starting it until I went on a trip and it was parked outside on a very cold night. It cranked and cranked but would not start, I got a jump from a friends bike and it started right up. That happened again the next nigh...
by joeincalif
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: 1500 screws

I have always a good phillips head screw driver. If you are going to replace them I would suggest an allen head
by joeincalif
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

The ACC fuse is only 5 amps. Use a connection straight to the battery to power the air pump. Start the bike when you use the pump as not to run the battery down.
by joeincalif
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Waterproof & Shockproof Voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Waterproof & Shockproof Voltmeter

I had a digital one on my 77 and as RBGERSON said, they are very hard to see in the sunlight.
by joeincalif
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: 2018 Venture
Replies: 0
Views: 172

2018 Venture



by joeincalif
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "New" 2000 1500SE - Overheated
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: "New" 2000 1500SE - Overheated

Great to know there are still good dealers in the world!! So many times all we hear is horror stories about bad dealers. Give them a good yelp review!!
by joeincalif
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Removable emblems?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Removable emblems?

I removed the chrome letters on the windshield trim of my 1800 wing also. just stick on. If the ones on the side cover have pilot holes you should be able to see them from the inside of the cover I would think.
by joeincalif
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.

All 1800's came with a FOB, if you bought used the previous owner did not ive it to you, or if you bought it new the dealer didn't give it to you. You can get one on e-bay Hmmmm, I really don't think so sir, as not all 1800s have the option to open the trunk by remote, mine for sure does not. The h...
by joeincalif
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '90 Down Shift heavy rattle.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: '90 Down Shift heavy rattle.

If the bike is stopped and you push down on the handlebars hard do you hear the noise? could be the shifting fork.
by joeincalif
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.

Thanks everyone and my 2003 does not have a key fob to open trunk just a key. I have turned it left and right. It appears a nut comes loose on linkage. A friend to slim Jim it later. Thanks all. All 1800's came with a FOB, if you bought used the previous owner did not ive it to you, or if you bough...
by joeincalif
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: That One Thing wont leave behind?
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Tire pressure gauge.... and I solved that by installing a TPMS and can easily check the pressures each morning before I leave, and never stoop down again :D I agree that having a TPMS is a good idea but I would never use it to accurately check the tire pressure, they usually take a mile or 2 before...
by joeincalif
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: sticky switches
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: sticky switches

This has been happening since the 88 1500 that I know of, maybe before, Don't you think Honda would figure something out by now!!
by joeincalif
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: goldwing 1800 will not turn over
Replies: 22
Views: 683

Re: +goldwing 1800 will not turn over

The reverse button is not engaged is it?
by joeincalif
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: please help transmission trouble video
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: please help transmission trouble video

It might be worth a call to Honda. I know the bike is out of warranty but with that low of miles Honda might do something just a good relations to a customer. I thought I read somewhere that Honda changed the gears a few years back, but maybe they didn't.
by joeincalif
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 1500se 5 pin com head set and cables
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: WTB 1500se 5 pin com head set and cables

Open face or full face helmet?
by joeincalif
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock question
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Petcock question

Just add some fuel stabilizer and you will be fine. My neighbor who is only here for about 5 or 6 months a year does that and he never has a problem
by joeincalif
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TURN SIGNALS DON'T SHUT OFF
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: TURN SIGNALS DON'T SHUT OFF

Is your speedo working?
by joeincalif
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Traded up
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Traded up

Congrats on the new 2 you ride. Read the owners manual, all those buttons do a lot of different stuff, push them down and turn to toggle thru different settings. The 01 Gold Wing had a lot of recalls and service bulletins, including frame re weld, check with a dealer and see if they have been comple...
by joeincalif
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Price of bike
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Price of bike

I finally settled on my bike. They gave me $5900.00 I was hoping for $5000.00 so that was good. I bought my bike back and I am going to part it out or sell the whole bike if some one wants it. They sure did a good thing. What insurance company do you have? It's always nice to hear when something wo...
by joeincalif
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm back and already some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: I'm back and already some questions

Stock they did not come with lights, they were reflectors,
by joeincalif
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Seeking help with used Goldwings
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Seeking help with used Goldwings

A bike can have low miles and still be a problem. Check and see if they have maintenance records. Look for visible signs of neglect. If the brake and clutch fluids look dark, they probably didn't take time to change the fork oil or timing belts, Don't take their work for self made service records, c...
by joeincalif
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2014 gl1800 remote trunk release not working
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: 2014 gl1800 remote trunk release not working

It's a 14 so it is probably still under warranty, if you do not get an answer here take it back to the dealer.
by joeincalif
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

No front fender, i would wonder if it has been in a wreck. The stumble off idle can be fixed with a 4 degree advance timing wheel. Ask about fork oil change, sub filter and cruise filter change, ask if the drive shaft has ever been lubed, check charging system, but for $1000 if you can do the work i...
by joeincalif
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Price of bike
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Price of bike

Trade in value is 3585, retail is 5700, I doubt if they will offer you more than 4500. They don't care about new tires or what ever else you did to it, it is still a 20 year old bike. Look around on craigslist and cycletrader and see what they are going for, that is about what they will offer you, o...
by joeincalif
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove AM FM CASSETT PLAYER
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Remove AM FM CASSETT PLAYER

To get to the radio you have to remove the seat, and a few plastic pieces around the top part of the radio claw, not a big deal. This video will show you how. It shows how to change the air filter but all you need to watch is the first part where he removes the radio.