Newbie with a couple of questions


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Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:36 am



Hi Guys,

I just bought a 2010 with all the goodies sans airbag and am loving it!
Does the GW have a "flash to pass button> if so I sure can't find it?
Is there any way of getting around the "Nanny mode" on the GPS to make changes while on the move?



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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby JerriEric » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:08 pm

If you hit the start button the lights will flash. Nanny GPS, there are posts on how to install a start button by cutting into some wires. Not sure it is on this forum though. I don't understand why Honda disables the GPS while under way when you can play with the radio until you heart is content.

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:04 pm

Nanny mode can be defeated by following the directions found here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4837
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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Thanks Guys --I appreciate the fast feedback :D

I never would have thought to look for the flash to pass on the starter button :geek:

Not sure about my capabilities on the nav mod --any body have pictures as in "cut this wire" :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:29 am

JerriEric wrote:If you hit the start button the lights will flash. Nanny GPS, there are posts on how to install a start button by cutting into some wires. Not sure it is on this forum though. I don't understand why Honda disables the GPS while under way when you can play with the radio until you heart is content.



I have always been used to a "real flash to pass" button. The one that actually flips on the high beams momentarily. Hitting the starter button on the GW just cuts off the lights? I don't get it? :ugeek:

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby zalesjak » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:10 pm

Hi,

I'm not sure about the USA Goldwing version but European have flash-to-pass function by pressing hi-lo beam switch down.

While holding switch down, hi beams light.

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby Steve F » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:48 pm

bigdogbites wrote:
JerriEric wrote:If you hit the start button the lights will flash. Nanny GPS, there are posts on how to install a start button by cutting into some wires. Not sure it is on this forum though. I don't understand why Honda disables the GPS while under way when you can play with the radio until you heart is content.



I have always been used to a "real flash to pass" button. The one that actually flips on the high beams momentarily. Hitting the starter button on the GW just cuts off the lights? I don't get it? :ugeek:
That's not the real intended function of having the lights going off when you press the starter button, it's just intended to cut the headlights to provide more power for starting. I was under the impression that the "flash to pass" was flashing the high beams...no? Pressing the starter button to flash the headlights is a kind of "poor mans" work around.
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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:57 pm

Exactly pushing the starter button isn't what I'm after
I can't believe this bike doesn't have a flash to pass button!
The cb radio talk button would perfect since I don't ever plan on using the CB

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:58 pm

zalesjak wrote:Hi,

I'm not sure about the USA Goldwing version but European have flash-to-pass function by pressing hi-lo beam switch down.

While holding switch down, hi beams light.


Nope that doesn't work either

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby Rigger » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:29 pm

Flashing the lights with starter button also fires the starter motor. Not a good idea. Simply low to hi beam a time or two with a horn beep.

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:05 am

Rigger wrote:Flashing the lights with starter button also fires the starter motor. Not a good idea. Simply low to hi beam a time or two with a horn beep.



????????

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:52 am

Rigger wrote:Flashing the lights with starter button also fires the starter motor. Not a good idea. Simply low to hi beam a time or two with a horn beep.


Running the starter motor when the engine is already running doesn't hurt the Wing. It's not like a car with a bendix-type starter. The starter is permanently engaged, and is connected to the engine using a one-way sprag clutch. When the engine is spinning faster than the starter (which it is whenever it is running), the clutch is automatically disconnected. Pressing the starter when the engine is already running spins the starter, but doesn't actually connect it to the engine, because the engine is already spinning faster than the starter.

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:54 pm

bigdogbites wrote:
Rigger wrote:Flashing the lights with starter button also fires the starter motor. Not a good idea. Simply low to hi beam a time or two with a horn beep.



????????



So now you beep your horn to flash your brightes? :ugeek: :lol:

Really --is there not a real answer out there? :idea:

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby JerriEric » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:57 pm

Get over it. The US Wing does not have a flash to pass. I don't need it and there are so many other things on the Wing that could be improved that are more important. Like GPS on the fly, change the headlight adjustment on the current models to work on the fly etc...

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Re: Newbie with a couple of questions

Postby bigdogbites » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:07 pm

JerriEric wrote:Get over it. The US Wing does not have a flash to pass. I don't need it and there are so many other things on the Wing that could be improved that are more important. Like GPS on the fly, change the headlight adjustment on the current models to work on the fly etc...



That was the answer I've been trying to get. Totally over it :roll: Thanks.




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