GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals


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Big Blue UK
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GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby Big Blue UK » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:59 am



In the summer I fitted these
http://www.rivcoproducts.com/products/p ... 222&page=1




The installation instructions are clear and detailed containing good quality photos.

I had my initial doubts about how well the decals would remain stuck in place, but they stick so well after fitting the first one,
I feared misaligning one, as removal to reposition may cause damage.

The wiring is inconspicuous and cleverly hidden.
The dimmer potentiometer is cleverly designed and secures vey well.
They stick and remain stuck. It is my opinion that if any part of the decals start to separate, it would be due to touching the sticky or mating surface with fingers, or cleanliness of the mating surface.
Connectors although small are very good quality.
Supplied heatshrink tubing, protects and strengthens the miniature decal plugin connectors.

I chose a warm sunny day, because I use black wax and my Wing was 10 years old, although it only covered 8,000 miles, and perhaps overkill and not needed, I cleaned the mating surfaces and let them dry three times using alcohol wipes to be sure to be sure.

For stick on illuminated decals I was, and still am amazed at the quality and performance, I love the way the decals illuminate the
handlebar controls. An essential lighting mod in my opinion, Nice one Rivco 10/10


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Re: GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby Mh434 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:46 pm

Looks great! Only available for newer GL1800's, though.

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Re: GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby 2008retiredplb » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:49 pm

Yep, they are a great help. I installed them on my 2001 Goldwing and my 2009 come with factory lighted handlebar controls. Guess they saw something positive about them.
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Re: GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby ghostvet » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:28 am

Now THIS looks sharp! I wish they had them for the 1500. I would upgrade then from the existing backlit controls. The lighting is more evenly distributed.

Daddy like!

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Re: GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby Big Blue UK » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:44 pm

ghostvet wrote:Now THIS looks sharp! I wish they had them for the 1500. I would upgrade then from the existing backlit controls. The lighting is more evenly distributed.

Daddy like!

I love your avatar old chap, you must have built it yourself. How do you turn your Goldwing round, reversing up that ramp would be a neat trick.
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Re: GL1800 lluminated handlebar decals

Postby ghostvet » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:40 am

I have a heavy duty motorcycle dolly I just drive up and and turn it around. It really isn't that difficult to turn it around. Here is a pic of one even I was getting to the reverse controller on the bike, but you can see it on the dolly.

Bike up in the dolly (being worked on)
Bike up in the dolly (being worked on)


I have been toying with the idea of building a turntable- like the old 1960's Batman television series had.

But, when I am lazy I just pull it in, and then back it out down the ramp.

I still like the turntable idea though.




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