Headlights


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Maynardjamesapc
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:42 pm
Location: Spanaway, WA
Motorcycle: 1988 GL 1500/6

Headlights

Post by Maynardjamesapc » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 am



I just bought a 2001 gl1800. The previous owner had blue lense covers over the headlights with velcro. What can I use to remove the velcro without damaging the lenses.

Thank you.



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 18747
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Headlights

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Maynardjamesapc wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 am
I just bought a 2001 gl1800. The previous owner had blue lense covers over the headlights with velcro. What can I use to remove the velcro without damaging the lenses.

Thank you.
You can peel the velcro away and remove the remaining adhesive with Goo-Gone. I have never had Goo-Gone damage any surface. Make sure you use the small bottle shown here, not the spray bottle (which doesn't work anywhere near as well):

https://www.amazon.com/Goo-Gone-Origina ... =8-1-spons

Goldwingsnut
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:10 pm
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800
1998 ST1100

Re: Headlights

Post by Goldwingsnut » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:07 pm

I have had goo gone damage some plastics when I applied it too generously. I generally try mineral spirits to remove adhesive glue first and if that won't do it I'll move on to the goo gone.

User avatar
Steve F
Posts: 474
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:25 pm
Location: suburban Chicago
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda CB750F Cafe' (sold :>( )
'03 GL1800
DARKSIDE RIDER

Re: Headlights

Post by Steve F » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:40 pm

WD-40 works great too. Just spray on and wait a few minutes and rub off, using your finger to avoid scratching anything.
"To ride is the reason, the destination the excuse."

hondapotamus
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:22 pm
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2001 GL1800A Goldwing

Re: Headlights

Post by hondapotamus » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:49 pm

Isopropyl alcohol works good too and leaves no residue.
Lead, Follow or Get out of the way!
IBA 37676

User avatar
GoldWingrGreg
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:18 am
Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida
Motorcycle: 89 GL1500
03 GL1800
04 GL1800(abs)
05 GL1800(abs)
07 GL1800(abs)

Re: Headlights

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:42 am

You might try Brake Clean in the red can.

User avatar
alwrmcusn
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:22 am
Location: Rockwood, TN
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800 MotorTrike (2015)
Contact:

Re: Headlights

Post by alwrmcusn » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:29 am

Sounds odd but creamy peanut butter can remove small amounts of adhesive residue also.
Image
Every motorcycle will out perform it's rider.

User avatar
cihilb
Posts: 250
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Location: Natrona Hts., PA
Motorcycle: 2012 Pearl White

Re: Headlights

Post by cihilb » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive before you try to remove the velcro. It actually isn't velcro but called 3M dual lock. The adhesive is much more aggressive than velcro. The good part is, the adhesive may come off almost completely when you remove the dual lock.
Peanut butter or vegetable oil work fine. Along with mayonnaise. Just let it sit for while.



Post Reply