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by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3116

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Old Butt wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Cool trick. What kind of straps are those?
They look just like mine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9KBNOT/?t ... ingdocs-20
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

The only real load on that thing is compressive, and there are plenty of 3D print media available that are strong enough to take that and any lateral pressure from the bike rocking. The puck I carry now looks like it's only made of ABS as it is. https://airwolf3d.com/2017/07/24/strongest-3d-printer...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: cell phone

Metal Mangler wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Will using the plug in left fairing pocket allow you to talk? I know you can use it to play music but I didn't think you could talk. Also the phones are so large now mine will not fit any more.
No, it's a listen only - you can play music from the phone, but not use it to talk on.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 spits up
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: 1800 spits up

Is the coolant reservoir overfilled?

Has the reservoir ever been removed, or the tubes to it disconnected?
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Headlight failure at night

I desoldered all of the pins from the modulator, then cleaned the board up under a stereo microscope, to check for bridges and breaks. I scraped some of the solder screen off a couple traces, and soldered wires directly to them. The modulator actually only touches two wires in the connector: It inte...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Seems like an opportunity for someone with a 3D printer... As long as it prints aluminum. :) This thing is CNC milled out of a solid chunk of aluminum. You'd have trouble getting a plastic one strong enough to hold up the bike on soft ground. And 3D printers that print aluminum...well, they cost mo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Taming the 2018 Wild Wing
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Taming the 2018 Wild Wing

In the online "newsletter" published today by this site, I was given attribution for the clutch initialization video. That attribution is completely incorrect. I simply provided a link to a video uploaded by an individual only identified as "FredH" on youtube and other forums. While I DID perform t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

Hi, as I`m still on H4 I would like to turn over to the LED. So for me it is also the Point of interest where I can get the EC LED and do I need some Adapter. Thanks from Germany Roland No adapter is needed, they will plug right in place of the old bulbs. I will write up a review showing the instal...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

I gave this sidestand a good test today. We've had lots of torrential storms this past week, so the ground was not all that hard. I was out at a flea market, and parked my bike for a couple hours out on the grass. When I came back, the sidestand the the Rivco pad on it had made only the very slight...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

DaveO430 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am
I also had an 1100 with boards and H/T shifter, hated them. Would drag on any curve and they kept my shins bruised.
I forgot about that, yes, my shins were permanently, painfully bruised when I had my 1100 with floorboards.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

If it was a small plug in electric commuter bike maybe but a touring bike, a big fat NO. It just adds too much weight and you would probably never recover the extra cost in fuel savings. I did the math a few years back on a hybrid accord and a regular 4 cyl accord similarly equipped. It would take ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Headlight failure at night

It is 99.9% of the time owner add ons that cause electrical issues other than the self inflicted. :) True...which is why, when I was riding home after it flickered and failed, I was blaming my noise-killing circuit for the problem, assuming something I had built had failed. But that turned out not ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?

Pistol Pete does them, using Randakk kits and parts. Your carb will come back better than it was new from the factory. He's one of the best Goldwing carb rebuilders out there - it's pretty much all they do.

http://www.oldwings.com/services.html
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Hi everyone, first time posting for me, What is the opinion on floor boards on a honda goldwing . I really like the looks of them and was thinking of buying them Pros and cons? Thanks Tom I hate them. I suffered through them on my GL1100 - they were constantly dragging on the ground, and necessitat...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....
Replies: 196
Views: 13207

Re: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....

Last week I was about 6 miles in to a 20 mile trip to my chiropractor. I’m on a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade. I’m coming out of a small town, and begin to accelerate as the speed limit increases. Throttle cable snapped. I coast to the shoulder and think for a minute. It crosses my mind that the choke incr...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

They actually announced five different bikes: A heavy "adventure bike": pan-america-1533062346.jpg A new "Custom": custom-1533062416.jpg What they aim as a competitor to the crotch rockets: streetfighter-1533062688.jpg And the new electric bike: livewire-1533062015.jpg You have to give it to them - ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Big Blue UK wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
I can just imagine myself over there, 3,000 - 5,000 mile rides.
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Over here, a thousand miles is a good day's ride. :)
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year


Contenders
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The winner!
The winner!

by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Man, what a noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Man, what a noise!!!

Any news? How did you make out with your transmission fix?
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Headlight failure at night

I wonder how much current was going through it to get it hot enough to do that. It wasn't melted, it was mechanical failure. Heat won't cause those hole-throughs to come out of the board, the only thing that can do that is movement and vibration. I know the engineer over at Kisan, if he wants it, I...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 starting system
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: GL1000 starting system

Thanks for all the info, especially the wiring schematic. I disconnected the two wires, green and green/red at the clutch lever and did a continuity check with an ohmmeter and got nothing with the clutch lever in or out. I'm assuming that I should have continuity with the clutch pulled in? That's c...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year
Replies: 1
Views: 146

2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year

I just got my issue of Rider magazine, and they have declared that the 2018 Goldwing is their 2018 Motorcycle of the year. It had some tough competition this year, but they mentioned that it was an absolutely unanimous decision - every editor voted for it. That's a fairly resounding award!
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

Two years ago, I pulled the HID headlights out of my GL1500 and replaced them with a set of SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED headlights. I did this for a couple reasons: - HID headlights, while extremely bright, spray light in every direction, blinding oncoming drivers - You can't use a headlight modula...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Headlight failure at night

Well, I pulled it apart tonight. And the answer is..... ...the headlight modulator!! DSC00146.JPG I've been using Kisan PathBlazer headlight modulators for many, many years on multiple bikes, and I've never seen this happen before. DSC00161.JPG DSC00164.JPG The board is a double-layer board, and the...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Melt Down
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Melt Down

Very unlikely that the meltdown was caused by high ambient temperatures. When fuses melt like that, the most common cause is dirt and/or oxidation in either the fuse blades, or more commonly, in the terminal itself where the fuse plugs into. If there is any kind of dirt or oxidation where the fuse b...