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by controlu
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike

I purchased a used ’03 GL1800. It was a little reluctant to start at times but ran well after it did start so I decided to take it to the local dealer to have it “tuned up”. They refused to even look at it saying “We don’t work on anything over eight years old.” I was flabbergasted. I stared checkin...
by controlu
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake Pads uneven wear
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Front Brake Pads uneven wear

I was unaware of the fact of front and rear working together, mostly because the bike has been triked. Would have been nice if I'd posted that in the first place but I didn't think it would matter since I thought the front and rear were independent, which they are now. So, I assume that since I'm on...
by controlu
Sun May 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake Pads uneven wear
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Front Brake Pads uneven wear

I decided to check my front brake pads on a recently purchased '03 GL1800. (I call left and right sides as I'm sitting on the bike, looking forward.) I pulled the right side and found them worn way down. The outer pad actually showing some metal and the inner pad not that far gone but still thin. I ...
by controlu
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Is there such a thing A Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade to help stopping when hauling a trailer?
by controlu
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Champion Rear Solid Axle
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Champion Rear Solid Axle

I have a Champion solid axle trike kit on the back of a 2003 GL1800. The seals are leaking in the differential and the outer seals of the axle. I'm told that Champion is going out of business, I don't know, but there is no way to get a call back from them, that much I know. Does anybody know what br...
by controlu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Chrome rims for the trike
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Chrome rims for the trike

I'm considering putting some chrome wheels on the trike but, in the past, I've seen products where the chrome looked good for about a year and then started pealing, bubbling and going to rust. Anybody out there with experience with wheels that knows of a good company that sells a quality product? I’...
by controlu
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heat shield for leg
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Heat shield for leg

When riding with my feet on the highway pegs, I find it easy to burn my lower inside calf on the corner of the CYLINDER HEAD COVER. Does anyone know of a heat shield that is made to prevent this? Yes, I know, keeping my legs spread further apart would help but the beauty of the ride takes over my at...
by controlu
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: LE Headlight

"Wasn't aware they did, ever???????????????????????????????"

That's what I'm finding out, and I'm stunned. Who'da thunk it? Top tier technology abounds on a Goldwing but no LED headlights.
by controlu
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 335

LE Headlight

What was the first year that the GL1800 came with stock LED headlights?
by controlu
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Mechanic needed in S.W. Florida for GL1800
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Mechanic needed in S.W. Florida for GL1800

This last Easter weekend I bought an '03 Goldwing trike. Illusion Blue. After buying, I find out there is no place in my area (Fort Myers, FL) that will work on a Goldwing older than eight years. The local Honda dealer will not even talk to me. I took it to a local trike shop where I bought it and I...
by controlu
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Continuing starting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Continuing starting problems

That's right, it cranks over but won't start. Usually these cranks but will not start problems can be intermittent during diagnosing too. Here are some things to check for, and I would do it in the order listed: - if able to start, while running ... tap the kill switch and then with your fingers gr...
by controlu
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Continuing starting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Continuing starting problems

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:14 pm
I'm gonna assume the complaint it really that it cranks over but will not start. Is that correct ???

Because a rodent is involved, check harness for chew marks.
That's right, it cranks over but won't start.
by controlu
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Continuing starting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Continuing starting problems

After the air filter was changed it started first time every time and ran great for three weeks or so. I don't believe it is a continuation of the same problem. I guess the main thrust of my question is how the kill switch affects the fuel injectors. I don't believe it does. I think the kill switch ...
by controlu
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Continuing starting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Continuing starting problems

I’ve purchased a used ’03 GL1800 this last Easter weekend. It’s had a starting problem the whole time. I dug down and found the air filter partially eaten by squirrels. I know it was squirrels because of all the nuts and nut shells on top of the filter. After cleaning that mess the bike started firs...
by controlu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Push Button for storage
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Push Button for storage

Great idea! Thanks folks.
by controlu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Push Button for storage
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Push Button for storage

The gas filler door needs a key to open it, but there are aftermarket push buttons that eliminate the need for a key. Has anyone seen the same thing for the right side fairing pocket? If I want something locked up I can use the saddle bag or trunk. I'd like to utilize the pocket when going down the ...
by controlu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws

Your new icon: Yea, right....that's supposed to help me concentrate?
by controlu
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws

I'm in Ft. Myers, not too far away. When you are done with her, send her down. :D
by controlu
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws

GoldWingrGreg , I try to read your posts, I really do. I concentrate as hard as I can on every word to try to get the full meaning of what you write ... but that icon ... I just can't get past that.
by controlu
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws

Thanks for the replies. I'll find what I want for sure now.
by controlu
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Source for Goldwing bolts and screws
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Source for Goldwing bolts and screws

I'm going through a previously owned 2003 GL1800 and finding many bolts, screws etc, that are the wrong size with a mix of slot head, hex head, socket head etc. I would like to get everything back to spec. but looking for replacements is not going well. Babbitt's and others have them, but at $3.00 E...
by controlu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: LED Lights

Excellent video on this:

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Center lead goes to the load, +/- leads are interchangeable.
by controlu
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What is that part back there?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

What is that part back there?

'03 GL1800 with a Champion Trike kit. There is a part rattling around back there. It looks to be aluminum, finned, about four inches square, has heavy wires going to it from the battery. I thought it was a voltage regulator but that's in the alt. WhatIsThat 1.jpg WhatIsThat 3.jpg It's the part behin...
by controlu
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: '03 GL1800 Shifting change
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: '03 GL1800 Shifting change

Thank you, I'll give it all a try.
by controlu
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: '03 GL1800 Shifting change
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: '03 GL1800 Shifting change

I don't know when the fluid was changed since I bought it used. Brake fluid was changed two weeks ago, now, gotta do the clutch. I do the shift linkage joints too ... as soon as I find them.