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by jinx
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Added charger
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Added charger

I'm done . I call ****. The ckt in question has worked fine for over 7 years. I don't know why I waste my time on this site.

Fill free to delete this post.
by jinx
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Added charger
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Added charger

I added a regulated 5VDC 10AMP supply to the bikes battery with an inline 10amp fuse and 18guage wire. Bought some of the cheap dual 5v usb adapters, gutted them and used just the case and jacks. Installed one in the left pocket and two in the cubby on my 2017.The 5vdc supply is divided in to two ou...
by jinx
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED FLASHER
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: LED FLASHER

I assume you are asking about the mod. You can cut the run on the flasher circuit board that goes from the shunt the big heavy wire, to the IC. This is the bulb out sense line that causes the lights to hyper flash when a bulb is out. Have done this mod on three OEM flashers and works great with LEDs...
by jinx
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED FLASHER
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: LED FLASHER

It is a pain but you can unbolt the dash to get to the flasher. As far as LED flashers I believe some of the major suppliers have them. If you know what to do you can mod the OEM flasher to work with LEDs. If you switch to an LED compatible flasher it should work with the OEM bulbs but you lose the ...
by jinx
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi

Check fuse 31 in the fuse panel/box.
by jinx
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CD changer
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Adding a CD changer

No. There is no USB plug/connector in the trunk of 2001-2008 gl1800s
by jinx
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CD changer
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Adding a CD changer

The MP3 player make for the bike goes in the trunk and plugs in under the seat into the plug meant for the CD changer.
by jinx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CD changer
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Adding a CD changer

The cord will come with the device you order. Have you decide whether you are going with the CD or MP3 ?
You will have to drill a hole in the back of the trunk to access the bikes wiring harness under the seat.
by jinx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CD changer
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Adding a CD changer

Check out the MP3 players for your bike. The CD changer is more trouble than it is worth. Had the changer and replaced it with the MP3 player and glad I did. The MP3 player will allow you to have about a 1000 song available to you through your handle bar controls. I am not sure which one is the best...
by jinx
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: On Board Diagnostics

Sorry hadn't seem that one. If youn get one let us know how it works.
by jinx
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: On Board Diagnostics

If you are talking about the cheap after market HDS scanner it wont work. Bought one to check my two Acuras, tried it on my 2006 and it didn't work.
by jinx
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: My first post (and its gotta be a problem question)
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: My first post (and its gotta be a problem question)

Sorry to be anal about this but are you talking about the ON/OFF switch to the left of the resume set switches ? If so is the ON/OFF button popping out when you turn off the cruise or is it staying in ? IF the cruise is off pressing the ON/OFF button should turn the cruise on and the button should s...
by jinx
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Turning on your GPS without stopping!
Replies: 25
Views: 7142

Re: Turning on your GPS without stopping!

If you use the zoom switch on the left hand grip control you can zoom in and out while riding. JerryofAZ your mod is nice but if you put it in use you will find your timing needs to be changed. How do I know. My 2006 level 3 nav was first modded in 2009. The first smart mod was done in 2011 similar ...
by jinx
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6

In the States 2009 was the first year that routes could be loaded and shared.
by jinx
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6

Simple answer No. Not that I know of with a CF based system.
by jinx
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6

Sorry to say FW V4.9 will not help you with the routing. I would be very careful with the FW update you install you could brick the nav unit.
You might want to check on some of the European boards they may be of more help.
by jinx
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: GPS firmware V2.7 and V4.6

You are going to receive other post on this but are you sure you have FW 2.? and a CF card ? Being as you are in NZ your system maybe totally different from the US or Canadian versions. Here in the US 2009 GLs have a SD card and FW V2.9 latest. In Canada the 2009s have a CF card and FW 4.9 latest. S...
by jinx
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 2.8 Firmware for 2012-2017 Navi System

FYI latest firmware is 2.9 . Anyone doing the firmware update make sure you have the one for your wing' 2006 - 2008 USA with CF card latest FW 4.9 Canadian bikes 2006 - ??? that use the CF card use the same FW 4.9 2009 - 2010 USA use FW 2.9 size about 6.0 mb 2012- 2017 USA use FW 2.9 size about 26.0...
by jinx
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

A good installation requires that the modules be tucked away, held in place, and that the leads (low beams) never touch, under any riding conditions, the fork pipes or steering head as the bars move from side to side, and as the forks collapse and extend. To do such installation, you'll probably fi...
by jinx
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: LED Headlight replacement: all 4 now or just low beams?

The low beans can be done in ten minutes by going thru the the tunnels . I just swapped installed the low bean LEDs on my 2017. The high beans are a different story. Unless you want to get frustrated out of your mind or you want to tear down the front fairing I would suggest not doing the high beans...
by jinx
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cubby cover lid
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: cubby cover lid

I JUST BOUGHT A 2012 GOLDWING . MY STUPID QUESTION IS , I CAN'T REMOVE THE CUBBY COVER , INFRONT OF THE GAS LID. IS THERE A TRICK? I'M AFRAID I MIGHT BREAK IT. THANKS I assume you are referring to the two glove boxes in the main fairing (left and right hand sides)? I cant think of any cubby hole on...
by jinx
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cubby cover lid
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: cubby cover lid

It is locked. use the key lock on the right side in the nav control panel. The lid will pop open.
by jinx
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: removing panel holding headlight adjustment & preload switches ??
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: removing panel holding headlight adjustment & preload switches ??

you need to pull/pry the black trim off the take out the screw or screws holding the panel in. That is it. After the first time it is easy.
Prying the trim off is nerve racking the first time, mine are very tight fitting.
by jinx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Cylinder compression

I did a check on my 2006 at 150,000 miles and all cylinders where between 190 and 205. So you may want to check yours again or use a different gauge.