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by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: ECM
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: ECM

YEAR and MODEL ???

How do you know your ECM is failing ???
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: For Scott
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: For Scott

The EPA has clamped down on much of that stuff because it alters the emmisions, and most of the manufactures don't wait fined or jail time. Also, most of my customers will share that much of the hesitation goes away if the Wing is properly maintained. For example: - a health, correct type and ampera...
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suddenly it won’t start.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Suddenly it won’t start.

New batteries need tested to verify that they test good. 5th gen Wings have various lock outs that keeps the starter from turning over. Be sure that the side stand is up ('S' light not lit), that it's in neutral ('N' light on), that the kill switch is in the "on" position, that reverse is ...
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: keyboard disp, info, trip, dim
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: keyboard disp, info, trip, dim

Be sure to check the connection. Also, occatioally a wire at the connector breaks.
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?

My advised would be to do a thorough inspecion of the Wing prior to leaving and replace parts that are needed then. Such inspections are done on 12 and 24k services. In addition to that, be sure to service the hand levers, side stand, and check the battery and charging system. If your Wing has not h...
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight adjust?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Headlight adjust?

From my arm chair, it sounds like they are not mounted correctly.
by GoldWingrGreg
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Lights Stay On
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Brake Lights Stay On

I'd start by pushing out on your front brake lever to see if it causes your brake lights to go out. If so, do you have OEM levers or chrome ones, or aftermarket piviot pins. FYI ... on 5th gens, the clutch and brake levers should be removed, cleaned, and their related parts inspected at least every ...
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 wont drink coolant
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: 2003 GL1800 wont drink coolant

ElJajas wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:07 pm Thank you!, it was exactly that, i believe the bracket was hit at some point which made it to be below the coolant line.
Some are just like that. As stated above, not all GW are the same.
by GoldWingrGreg
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 wont drink coolant
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: 2003 GL1800 wont drink coolant

Hello everyone. This is my first post and also my first GW ever, i found the site looking for answers about why my GW wont drink the new coolant when i already drained more than 3 quarts of the old one. I kid you not, no more than 8oz of new coolant have actually go into the empty radiators/engine....
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel

Although BushTec makes a great trailer, I too have some things I wish were different. Certainly is the availablity of tires. I always carry a spare. Another is grease around the hitch area, and lastly, is always having to watch the camber angle of the tires and having to air the shocks accordinly.
by GoldWingrGreg
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: GPS works but won't track

That is correct, wherever the bike starts, is where the GPS shows as being, even after a day on the road, it shows initial location. Of course it will not guide,as it sees no movement. It's been my experiance that happens when the antenna is not positioned or installed correctly. I experianced the ...
by GoldWingrGreg
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel

Some build there own, or buy small trailers intended for cars, but somehow get sold to the m/c world too. Most of them are unsafe in many ways, and the rider has no idea until he/she finds out the hard way. For safe pulling, a real m/c pull trailer has certain phyical features. Let me share what hap...
by GoldWingrGreg
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Champion trike conversion kit info
Replies: 12
Views: 4014

Re: Champion trike conversion kit info

I know this may be a long shot since this is a rather old thread, but..... ...has anyone actually done this procedure on a trike? My 2008 has the exact same problem with the hydraulic portion of the suspension (won't engage until it hits 8 or 9 on the scale). Looks darn near impossible to do withou...
by GoldWingrGreg
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hole Above Oil Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Hole Above Oil Filter

Memebers have offered possible answers, but as most have said, for better help a better picture is needed.
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Champion trike conversion kit info
Replies: 12
Views: 4014

Re: Champion trike conversion kit info

Thanks for the reply Big Blue. I will set the shocks to the lowest setting and reduce my tire pressure and see if that helps. I found that the rear suspension is working after fiddling with the switch. The pump begins to engage right at 15 and goes to 25. The bike's body does lift about an inch. I ...
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Map sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Map sensor

I just dug in on a 03 1800 to check the air filter and coolant level to find the map sensor hanging loose on the wire harness. IMG_0796.JPG My question is should this have been attached to one of those open holes on the edge of the cruse module? Or does it belong somewhere else since it is a sensor...
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: GPS works but won't track

To clarify ... does tracking mean that when you go down the road that the map changes to show your movement ???
by GoldWingrGreg
Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A knock that isnt always there
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: A knock that isnt always there

I listened to the video again. As the clock changes from 2 to 3 seconds, and at the 3 second mark when the Wing is just barely stopped, there are single knocks at each of those times. Assuming that the 2 knocks that I'm hearing are the same as the others, and because at the 2nd one the bike is not m...
by GoldWingrGreg
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A knock that isnt always there
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: A knock that isnt always there

Is starting out in 1st, and at a low speed the only condition of your noise ??? What happens when you start out in 2nd ??? Does it do it in other gears ??? What happens when applying the brake when starting out ??? Any change when the bike is cold/hot ??? Is the noise loudest on the right or left si...
by GoldWingrGreg
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hole Above Oil Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Hole Above Oil Filter

Your picture is of no help. However, there should be a threaded hole for an oil pressure sending (OPS)unit to screw into above the oil filter. If there is no OPS threaded into it and when running, a lot of oil will squirt/flow out of it.
by GoldWingrGreg
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800

Why do you need a battery tender ??? So you can get 5+ years out of a battery instead of 1-2? So you always have a full charge on the battery? I keep my bikes on tenders all the time, even though the longest I go without riding is a few weeks, but batteries last for years. I plug mine in every time...
by GoldWingrGreg
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A knock that isnt always there
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: A knock that isnt always there

Is there anyway of making a video of the noise, posting it on youtube and posting the link here ???
by GoldWingrGreg
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: fuel leak
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: fuel leak

Techdude2000 wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:54 pm
Hey Greg! We are missing you over on the other board.
Thanks Rob and I miss them too. Be sure to say hello to everyone over there for me.
by GoldWingrGreg
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: fuel leak
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: fuel leak

bgfish2 wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:11 am Trike does have an Aux tank, but it has a manual on off switch.
In that case, I would contact the manufacture of you trike kit. Call their "tech support" help line and discuss the issue with them.
by GoldWingrGreg
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable

The thread I was reading was saying that you have to remove the airbox but also the gas tank and radiator. To replace 2 of the 3 throttle cables on a 2001-05, yes the radiator needs pulled. The 2006-17s only have 2 cables, and there is no need to pull the radiator to replace the cables. However, th...