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by charliektm400exc
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Speed Bleeders
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Speed Bleeders

flogger wrote: Had hoped I had a way to install the rear one thru the bag hole but guess not.
Not sure about the 1500, but on my 1800 I was able to install them fine without having to remove the saddlebag.

Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 rpm's
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: 1800 rpm's

PastoT wrote: The 1800 has 2 more cylinders and I'd bet they are smaller than the 1500's cylinders, still more parts and maybe you sense that extra hardware moving but you'll get used to it, I did.
No, the 1500 also has 6 cylinders. You are thinking of the 1200 etc.
by charliektm400exc
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Sena Com System / GW CB (OEM)
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Sena Com System / GW CB (OEM)

I think you will find the information you need in this thread http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?436793-Full-Use-of-GW-s-CB-with-Any-BT-Headset Charlie Thanks Charlie, but I'm confused. When you go to the link mentioned on the above board, it lists many different options. I use the SMH5 ...
by charliektm400exc
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Sena Com System / GW CB (OEM)
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Sena Com System / GW CB (OEM)

I think you will find the information you need in this thread


http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthre ... BT-Headset


Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 38
Views: 3443

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

I have tried every tire I have been able the find on the market. Dunlop, Bridgestone, Avon, Metzer, Skinko, and Michelin that offers a tire size that will work on a GW. The Michelin Commander II tires are the best I have found for performance and life of tire. I have been reading alot about CT tire...
by charliektm400exc
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 38
Views: 3443

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

I have tried every tires on the maket. I ride hard and have got the most milage from these tires than any other. I average 6000 from the rear and 4000 from the front. As for as the rest of the tires on the maket, I am lucky to get 3000 on rear and 2000 on front, they are made for people who ride in...
by charliektm400exc
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork brace
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Fork brace

On the 1800 it's more important to replace/strengthen the bottom part of the triple clamp.

Have a look here

http://airmontdistributing.com/pro/inde ... Itemid=122

Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Oscillating RPM's At Idle
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Oscillating RPM's At Idle

Well my 2009 oscillates, or hunts as I would describe it. Annoys me a lot, but don think I want to install a power commander just to fix that.

Any other solutions known?
by charliektm400exc
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS Tracking Device comparison: ACR ResQLink+ PLB vs Spot Gen3 Tracker
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: GPS Tracking Device comparison: ACR ResQLink+ PLB vs Spot Gen3 Tracker

Of course the DeLorme is considerably more expensive: $380 for the unit and $420/year in subscription fees for service equivalent to the Spot. Text messages are 50 cents each. If you want unlimited text messages, it bumps up to $780/year in subscription fees. When I looked it up it looked like $300...
by charliektm400exc
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS Tracking Device comparison: ACR ResQLink+ PLB vs Spot Gen3 Tracker
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: GPS Tracking Device comparison: ACR ResQLink+ PLB vs Spot Gen3 Tracker

There is also a commercial product called a DeLorme InReach that offers two way messaging. I have a 1st generation Spot, and I've been thinking about the DeLorme.

Does anybody have any experience with it?


Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 2008 very noisy gear change
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: GL1800 2008 very noisy gear change

Try just pulling the clutch only a little way in. Preload the shifter, then just pull the clutch a little way in, and set your throttle accordingly. If you want to practice it, just ride along at a constant pace and change up and down through the gears aiming to keep the bike as smooth as possible w...
by charliektm400exc
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 38
Views: 3443

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

There is a lot of discussion elsewhere about a 888 that is made for the wing. I don't think it's been formally announced yet, but is due to be announced very soon. Lots of good comments from people who say they have them. Don't quit understand how people can have them, and they aren't announced, but...
by charliektm400exc
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 82
Views: 12403

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

Do Blackwing make one for the 1800? I thought I read that they did when I was searching for information, but then couldn't find any sign of them actually selling one on e-bay.


Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1800 pogo effect after mono-tube install
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gl1800 pogo effect after mono-tube install

I don't believe the 1800 needs a fork brace. But what it does need badly is a much stronger lower triple tree.

I fitted one and it changed the handling out of sight. Search on other 1800 forums for buckskin. He makes a really nice looking one.

Sorry can't help on the pogoing.

Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Front brakes

I've used a feeler guage to clean the seals many times. Only once have I had to go to the special tool, so that can get you on the road quicker. The amount of oil that gets out this way is minimal, so I wouldn't worry about toping up. Perhaps if you were racing it might make a difference, but not fo...
by charliektm400exc
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear identity switch
Replies: 15
Views: 1128

Re: Gear identity switch

WingAdmin. Now that I like, especially if the temperature was in C.

I'm with you, every time I look at the commercial gear indicators I think it's to much money for what they do.

Any chance it's something us home hobby people could build?

Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie

The GWRRA Gold Book shows how to strap a GW. Also, check out this site for how to Search for this subject: "strapping a goldwing". I dont think that the method that you suggest is correct, but it is logical. Dont forget to get some "soft ties" to take the 'rub' factor off the shiny bits. You only g...
by charliektm400exc
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie

You can't use the pillion handles, they aren't strong enough. So what I'm talking about is strapping towards the front. You leave the bike in gear, with the side stand down, and they put a velcro strap around the front brake leaver to make sure that is fully on. I put it around the large square sect...
by charliektm400exc
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: tying down a wing on the Spirit Of Tasmania & touring Tassie

They have trouble with Wings. I've just used their straps, but run them through the frame under the side covers. Then they pull them down from there. The left hand side is hard to feed through, so I keep telling myself to slip a double ended loop strap through the frame before the ride, so I can jus...
by charliektm400exc
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The Delights and Despairs of the Female Rider
Replies: 51
Views: 3437

Re: The Delights and Despairs of the Female Rider

Well you are cute. Anyway on to the meat of the matter. Try Klim gear. They make it for women. It only comes with a Gortex outer shell, as they expect you to use whatever you like underneath to keep you warm, but being Gortex and well designed it's fully waterproof, and with lots of airflow in summe...
by charliektm400exc
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Yes

It's something you can do with a full on dirt bike. Not something you can do with any sort of road bike, particularly one that weighs as much as a wing.
by charliektm400exc
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Give it a try
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Give it a try

I have been using them for a year or so now, and wrote a How To for this site on loading them.

I think they are very good.

Charlie
by charliektm400exc
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Plast-aid Plastic Repair Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 5117

Re: Plast-aid Plastic Repair Solution

I have contacted them and hope to find a local dealer. Amazon.com is great, Amazon.ca is good for buying books and movies and little else... I thought we had some sort of free trade agreement... I bought a kit from these people, no trouble with international shipping. http://www.plastex.net I assum...
by charliektm400exc
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Electricity 101 Part 5: Soldering Techniques
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

Re: Electricity 101 Part 5: Soldering Techniques

Great video. I've been soldering for 40 years, but nobody ever taught me properly so I was self taught, and you've given me some answers to problems I've had. I will be able to do a much better job now. As for soldering on the road, I just cary a handful of posilocks and I think that's a better opti...
by charliektm400exc
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Best Battery for a wing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: Best Battery for a wing?

With the BMW, I have read in my research, that there is a software fault that occasionally doesn't turn the elections off when you turn the key off, and there is enough drain to flatten the lithium batteries overnight.

Charlie