new owner Gl1800


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sonic
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new owner Gl1800

Postby sonic » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:59 pm



Greetings... where can I get a owners manual in PDF format??? (Not service manual). Also, when I first start the bike, the ABS red light stays lite until I ride away a few feet...then it goes off. Is this normal??? Also, rear brake lever, when its first applied, goes down about an inch or so farther than it does after you "pump" it a few times. It stops just fine but acts as if air in line. Wonder if this is normal for ABS brakes....? Thanks 2003 SS



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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby Flyone » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:43 pm

Sonic, I do not have a ABS model but I don't think that is normal. I have a friend who has one and his doesn't do that. I believe I'd have that checked out. Sorry, I couldn't be anymore help than that!
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kdale2006
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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby kdale2006 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:20 am

The ABS light will go out after you reach about 5 mph.
If the ABS light does not go out after you start moving, you have a ABS fault and you need to have it serviced.

Ken

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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:06 pm

I've always wondered what the ABS would feel like on a motorcycle. Does it kick back against your hand and foot when it kicks in, like a car does? Or is it more subtle? I don't think I would like it on a sport bike, where you really need to modulate and feel the brakes, but on a big heavy bike like the Goldwing, I think it must be a benefit.

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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby sluggo » Thu May 14, 2009 4:53 pm

The ABS light IS supposed to stay on until you ride a few feet. If it doesn't go off then you have a problem.

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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby sluggo » Thu May 14, 2009 4:58 pm

In my case..2008 I have had to really stand on the brakes a time of two and there is absolutely none of the pedal jumping that you get from cars. There is the sensation that you should be stopping quicker but that was a seat of the pants type feeling. The braking on my bike is really great. I traded in A Yamaha V-max and there is no comparison on braking power of the Wing. After having the V-Max with some speed improvements I was pleasantly surprised with the pep of the Wing. It isn't a race bike but it ain't bad.

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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby tjr002 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:10 am

Have you had any service done on the brakes? Colud be some air is in the lines. Check you brake fluid levels and try bleeding the rear brakes. Sometimes air does get trapped in that rear caliper.
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Re: new owner Gl1800

Postby tony@ladt.cc » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:08 pm

Mine does the exact same thing, it shuts down at about 5 MPH like reported above. The ABS is a life saver. I was cruising along in the HOV lane and a cager was not watching what they were doing and traffic stopped in front of them while they were chatting on cell phone to avoid slamming into the car in front of him he slid into HOV lane He looked but did not see me - he was looking for a car (that was incident that made me put modulators on my head lights) Thankfully I saw what was going on way before the cager and had started slowing down anyway and 30 years of riding and the new ABS brakes saved the day. The bike went from 75 to full stop in about 4 sec, allowing me to also maneuver onto the double white line of the HOV lane as that traffic stopped the cagger almost bit the dust on yet that car as well. The stop was straight as an arrow, no bucking or handle bar feed back from the ABS - If I had been on the AERO Shadow - I would have bit the dust. I don't know why you would not want them on a sport bike??




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