Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-Present)
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Postby NoTippin » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:15 am

Wow, looks like I'm on a roll. Had this trike ('06 1800 / Roadsmith) for 4 wks now. Fired up fine when I bought it. Lately, the reverse has been very weak /slow. Wouldn't reverse up even the slightest incline. Is this normal? So, this morning it hesitates to start...wonk...wonk...start. I ride it about 4 miles, shut it off and try to re-start just to check. Not a grunt...not a light! I'm going to have a look at the batt to see how old it is. Poss new batt. Poss charging. Should I also have the ALT checked? Is this something I can do w/o taking it to a dealer? What do I need for tools? When the key is 'off', all elec systems are off, right? So no need to turn off lights, radio etc? Right? Any suggestions/tips are greatly appreciated.

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Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:02 am

Sounds like an old battery...pull the battery and have it tested at a local AutoZone or whatever/wherever can test a battery. If you have to replace it get an AGM battery to replace it....Big Crank is a good battery!
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