Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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Post by JLH » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:48 pm

I had my 1800 in a farm shed over the winter. I was concerned about mice in the shed so when I took it out I snapped the side panels off to see if there was any signs of mice and a mouse came out from somewhere! When I rode it home the mouse smell become worse, especially noticeable when I parked it in my garage. I took the seat off and there was nothing visible from there. I shone a light in after removing the side panels again but could see no sign of a mouse nest anywhere. From the smell when the motor gets warmed up I'm afraid there is something on top of the motor but I don't know how to get access to that area. I've never had to remove the fairing and I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

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Re: Mice

Post by gareva1 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:02 pm

Most likely, you have a mouse nest in your airbox, it seems to be the most common area for them to be...you'll need to pull the top shelter...what year is your bike? Here is a page that outlines how to pull the shelter and replace the air filter, it should get you started....if your bike is 2006+, there is a slight difference in how to pull the meter panel off, but the rest is pretty much the same:


There's a video at the bottom of the page that goes through the whole process as well.

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Re: Mice

Post by FlyBoy2121 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:25 am

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Re: Mice

Post by Winginhunk » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:43 pm

Hopefully you won't find what I did after I got my 2003 home from where I purchased it in Illinois. After replacing it with a new filter, the MPG did not change.


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