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by AZgl1800
Tue May 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Non-E fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Non-E fuel

I can tell the difference in my vehicles also. My Suburban is a 5.3L V8, and when towing my Toy Hauler at ~8500 lbs on E-10, it is hard put to keep it rolling witho9ut me pushing the throttle hard. Changing over to E-0 the tranny never downshifts, it just keeps on rolling along and gets about 2 mpg ...
by AZgl1800
Tue May 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a gl 1800
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Buying a gl 1800

later thoughts, is the battery posts clean? if there is corrosion, then it was not taken care of, or having been left for 3 years, it just simply ran down. loose connections at the battery terminals can cause problems. do NOT use a car jumper cables to start it, the risk of blowing things on the bik...
by AZgl1800
Tue May 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a GL1800
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Buying a GL1800

at this point in time, the frame cracks can probably be ruled out. if the bike has 75,000 or more miles and no cracks, it is a good one. there were only a few bikes with this problems, the early couple of years when being hand welded. Honda switched over to robots for the rest of the frame welds. I ...
by AZgl1800
Tue May 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a gl 1800
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Buying a gl 1800

check the tires for a recent DOT code DATE. are the handle lever bushings worn out? easy fix, about 30 cents each, but if they are worn, you get problems with the cruise control not setting does it shift easy? will need all the fluids changed period, the hydraulic fluids especially I am looking for ...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 21, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How-To Articales
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: How-To Articales

I can tell you that this site, at present, does not honor Bullets or Lists which gripes me a lot. It will let you use Bold, and Italic, so use "White Space" lines between thoughts, and "2 white lines" between subjects. if you don't the results will be "run on sentences". I use an offline editor for ...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 21, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

I remember reading about that but I don't remember which of these links it was in, so, you get all of the links. 1800 Tour for 2018 http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=40481 pQLtH4dFA6M ti0JEGAPd5A xHhNO_yLrkE xd6olr8ZqEQ https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2018-honda-gold-wing/preview...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 21, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tie down points
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: tie down points

Don't do that, use a single strap that is wrapped around the rear wheel near the bottom and snug it off as tight as you can to each side of the trailer. That will allow the bike's suspension to absorb road shock as designed to do. Tying off to the frame sideways can have bad results, depending on wh...
by AZgl1800
Sat May 19, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying the Dark side :)
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Trying the Dark side :)

Betcha it don't slide in corners anymore :D
by AZgl1800
Thu May 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scary towing experience
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Scary towing experience

It's probably a good idea for everyone else to search the site and find how and where to strap down your ride if the need should ever arise. I was fortunate the one time I needed to be flatbedded (due to a cracked valve stem) off of the interstate, that the driver was a motorcyclist also and knew w...
by AZgl1800
Thu May 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 754

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

I have always felt from day one, that pulling a vehicle with a driveshaft intact is pure idiocy.... I have always dropped the driveshaft off of cars/trucks that I towed. Just pure common sense. What is 15 minutes versus $1ks of bux to repair a transmission? IMO, trying to pull that 1200 with the rea...
by AZgl1800
Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: HF Haul Master trailers
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: HF Haul Master trailers

all of the tires on HF trailers were junk the day they left the store.

I had to replace mine with larger wheels, 5.80x8 which are actually speed rated and heavier sidewalls in the tires.
by AZgl1800
Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Rock auto, timing belts.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Rock auto, timing belts.

call the other auto stores,
O'Reilly's tends to be on the high side also, never priced their Gates belts for our bikes though
by AZgl1800
Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: trailer or hitch rack

I have the rack and a trailer, and will keep them both. 1) if I am just going out for the day and it will be hot, like 85°F or higher, the rack goes with me. It carries an ice chest with water and ice. That is used to soak my Phase Change vest that is used to protect me from having a Heat Stroke. IF...
by AZgl1800
Wed May 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scary towing experience
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Scary towing experience

The only thing needed to secure a bike sideways, is a single strap wrapped around the bottom of the rear wheel/tire and secured to both sides of the trailer/tow truck. That allows the suspension to absorb all of the road shock, like it was designed to do in the first place. Straps over the top of th...
by AZgl1800
Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scary towing experience
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Scary towing experience

Kickstand down is a BAD idea! Tying to the trailer hitch IMO is also a bad idea, it is not made to be jerked sideways, I would remove the rear plastic and inspect the trailer hitch mounting to be sure the bolts have not been sheared, and/or the frame of the mount bent. I would call the tow company a...
by AZgl1800
Tue May 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

I keep forgetting about the "Honda recommended" tire pressures, IMO, they are bogus for the "real world" and current tires. IMO, the front tire should be at a minimum of 41, I use 44 psi. the rear tire if a m/c tire should be 44 psi also. in my case, with the Michelin RF ZP the situation is a bit di...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride Bar pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Air ride Bar pressure

I ran 57# for years, never a problem
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much do you and your wife weigh?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

I have been at 250+ for over 15 years, and while my wife would not ride with me, she ( gasp, saw the same on the doctor's scales ) My son weighs 325-350 or so, and last year I was at 275 and we doubled up and rode quite a bit. the 1800 did not seem to even notice, it is strong hearted, and has very ...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 754

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm
I guess you deleted my post showing you were wrong.
Dave,
I read your post, but it sure is missing now.
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

the factory's suggestion for maximum weight is hilarious.

enjoy the pegs and forget about it.
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Battery Tenders

if the bike is daily transportation, and get used every day like my '94SE was back when I rode it to work/back and didn't have a car......... it never saw a Battery Tender. No need from one day to the next. but, now that I am retired, and my activities are much more relaxed, and the bike gets ridden...
by AZgl1800
Mon May 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Battery Tenders

I have a hard and fast rule. Get off the Bike, PLUG IN THE BATTERY TENDER!!! Why? Because I don't know how long it will be until the next time I go riding, and my bike has a couple of parasitic current drains, while they are very small, will eventually pull the battery down too low to start the engi...
by AZgl1800
Sun May 13, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 5W-20 oil
Replies: 37
Views: 3091

Re: 5W-20 oil

Thought I'd drag this horse out and beat on it some more. Regarding 0W20 oils, I came across this article in the Rock Auto newsletter. It gave me a few laughs, and I thought I'd share it. "The owners manual for the 2011 Honda Civic says, "Engine oil level - Check every time you fill the fuel tank."...
by AZgl1800
Sun May 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: 1983 V65 Magna
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: 1983 V65 Magna

I bought one of those for my son in '82 or '83 ?? he loved that thing.... his first trip into Albuquerque going to meet up with friends, he was traveling north on Juan Tabo Blvd NE, which is situated "downhill" from the Sandia Mountains.... ( we lived in Cedar Crest, NM at the time ) There came a Fl...
by AZgl1800
Sat May 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator options?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Alternator options?

the 4 cylinder bikes don't have an Alternator, it is a STATOR.

you need to do some tests to verify the condition of the existing charging system.

several good gurus that can help on that.

if you don't want to fix the OEM system, you can add an alternator, but it is a lot of work.