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by thrasherg
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: J&m digital player plugins? 1800
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: J&m digital player plugins? 1800

I guess I am just old fashioned, I fitted a GPS to my goldwing, put tons of music on it and connected it to the Auxiliary input on the wing. The GPS navigates and gives directions and plays music just fine, I can select by artist, album, etc, the GPS automatically lowers the music when giving direct...
by thrasherg
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Centerstand
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Centerstand

I fitted progressive fork springs at the front and a complete progressive rear shock, that raised the static height of the wing by almost 1.5 inches, gave it a lot more clearance in the corners, made the bike handle much better and also made it so much easier to get on the center stand.. I highly re...
by thrasherg
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1600

Re: Current Consumption

Blue water is correct, do not ever connect batteries of different voltages in parallel. The op that said 36 volts would be correct if the batteries were wired in series, but the schematic shown has them in parallel and the voltage would be somewhere between 12 volts and. 24 volts, depending on the s...
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New shirt
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: New shirt

That really is a strange grip!! Love my AR15's, fun to shoot, reliable and just good all round weapons.. My daughters bought me a new Tshirt, but it's for motorcycling it reads "Sons of Arthritis" across the top, picture of a skeleton riding a HD in the middle and underneath it reads "Ibuprofen Chap...
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: How do you brake your Wing?
Replies: 31
Views: 2553

Re: How do you brake your Wing?

I have to agree with the general recommendation on here, use both brakes all the time. I started my motorcycle career on a drum braked motorcycle (1982) and you had to use both front and rear brakes because either brake by itself was useless, but 2 useless brakes work better than one.. Then I starte...
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?
Replies: 36
Views: 1165

Re: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?

Both my daughters and wife ride, both on the road and off-road!! We have had some amazing holidays.. When my wife (my girlfriend back at the time) and I started dating, she secretly booked riding lessons and then after a couple of months, surprised me with a motorcycle license.. We had to get her a ...
by thrasherg
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Tick over problem
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: GL1800 Tick over problem

As the lights on a GL1800 are automatic and come on when you turn the key, and go off while starting, to return after the bike is started, I guess you are actually referring to after market lights. Perhaps the lights draw too much power, if they are incandescent spots. Or you have retrofitted HID l...
by thrasherg
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1600

Re: Current Consumption

The XP back off only receives power when the brakes are applied, there is no permenant positive power feed to the unit, power comes from the switched positive when the brakes are applied, therefore unless the brakes are applied the unit cannot consume any power. Even if the brakes are applied when t...
by thrasherg
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: intercom system
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: intercom system

If you don't already have the honda intercom I would say to forget it, it will cost quite a bit to find one and it will be 20 years old and you will have to plug it and your helmets into the bike using wires. I would buy a Sena20S set of intercoms, it is state of the art, works with any bluetooth de...
by thrasherg
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Updates for 2003 Wing
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Updates for 2003 Wing

The 2003 models where recalled for frame cracking, Honda had to run an extra bead of weld to strengthen things, if you are removing a lot of the bodywork, I would strongly suggest giving the frame welds a very detailed examination to make sure no cracking has occurred. I recently had my stereo syste...
by thrasherg
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: dumb me
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: dumb me

You need to be very careful with acetone on any plastic surface, that will be an expensive lesson!! Windshields are not cheap..

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: water out engine thats been underwater
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: water out engine thats been underwater

I would do the same thing that I do for my dirt bikes when they have been submerged in river crossings. Drain engine and transmission oil, drain fuel tank (gas will absorb water), remove the spark plugs (otherwise you get hydraulic lock). add new cheap oil to engine and transmission. add fresh gas t...
by thrasherg
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Careless
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Careless

Hope you are feeling better, they say "To err is human" so you have just proved you are human, learn from it and move on!! Heal up quickly.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Tires

I run Avons on my 1800 and just love the handling, but I only see 8-9k miles out of a rear tyre, so your mileage seems normal to me. I ride about 9000 miles a year, so it equates to one tyre a year which is acceptable to me given the great ride they give.

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: db651 speaker upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: db651 speaker upgrade

I have the J&M speakers in my gold wing, they are made specifically for the 1800, no modifications required, they are marine quality so not affected by the weather and sell for $100 a pair. Give very nice sound and are rated at 3 ohms, so completely compatible with the goldwing stereo. I used to hav...
by thrasherg
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Belly pan
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Belly pan

I can't remember the make of mine, it is vented, but the reason I mention it, is the front of the pan detaches by turning two 1/4 turn locking pins, this allows me access to the oil filter without having to remove the entire pan. Just something to consider if you buy a pan protector!! Consider how d...
by thrasherg
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: speakers

Realistically you won't notice any difference and will not do any harm to the stereo using 4 ohm speakers. In theory they will slightly reduce the output power of the stereo amplifier (compared to a 3 ohm speaker), but by such a small amount you will never notice, being new the sound will probably b...
by thrasherg
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Confused

Unfortunately anything rubber perishes with time, have you checked the timing belts and brake lines? The belts need to be changed every 5 years or so regardless of mileage (just due to ageing). As stated very few motorcycle shops change the valve stem seals, I replaced all my stems with metal bolt i...
by thrasherg
Tue May 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2005 GL1800
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: 2005 GL1800

the battery on my wing failed suddenly 2 weeks ago with the same symptoms as yours. If I turn the ignition key on, everything lights up and my voltmeter on the dash says all the voltages are good, but when I press the starter button everything turns off (as it's meant to) but the starter makes no at...
by thrasherg
Thu May 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Sena SM10 Transmitter & SMH10 Bluetooth

I have been very happy with my Freewire and Sena20S setup, the units communicate well together and have been very reliable. I do use ear plugs and find the Sena20S is only just capable of going loud enough to be heard at 80MPH on my goldwing with foam ear plugs (no issue at all if you don't use ear ...
by thrasherg
Thu May 25, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: troubleshooting left back speaker - no sound
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: troubleshooting left back speaker - no sound

It is a pain in the arse to get to the speaker, the wire is probably damaged near the hinge of the top box. To get to the speaker, there are 5 screws that hold the housing together, 4 of them are accessible from the outside of the top box, if you open the top box so the lid is vertical and the speak...
by thrasherg
Wed May 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: I have a Rear Brake fluid loss in front brake area
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: I have a Rear Brake fluid loss in front brake area

sorry, but your statement is a bit vague, when you say in the front area, do you mean on the front brake caliper (Linked brake system) or do you mean at the front of the rear master brake cylinder? It is not clear where you are seeing the brake fluid so hard to suggest what might be leaking or have ...
by thrasherg
Tue May 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bits of things !
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Bits of things !

I hadn't thought of the inlet, but it would make more sense, you can't really see the exhausts and they get very hot, so yes inlet makes more sense, not having a carburated Goldwing I have no idea how they mount, but I am sure someone on here will tell us shortly!! :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue May 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bits of things !
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Bits of things !

These are just guesses, but the first 2 on the left look like decorative covers to go over the exhaust headers, the other 2 look like chromed covers for the passenger foot peg hangers. No idea if they will fit your bike, but I would think it would be easy enough to place them against the exhausts an...
by thrasherg
Tue May 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 hazard sewitch
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: 97 hazard sewitch

Just be aware the locking mechanism is very small and easily lost if you open it up!!

Gary