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by themainviking
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Tires

If you got 10K miles on an Avon, you are doing fantastic. Mine self destructed at about 6K Kms, which would be about 4K miles or a bit less. It had good tread when it went bad, but the belts seperated.
by themainviking
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to download fsm from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: How to download fsm from here?

I sent you a private message
by themainviking
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

So far, the OP has not come back to check for answers. No sense giving him more till he sees what is here already.
by themainviking
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommended replacement for Michelin Primacy Alpin for going Darkside
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Recommended replacement for Michelin Primacy Alpin for going Darkside

Warning: Darkside information below. GL1800 related. As the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP in 195/55R16 has been discontinued by Michelin and appears to be sold out world wide (or at least North America wide), what would people think would be the criteria for a Darkside radial for a GL1800? I have th...
by themainviking
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Indicator dash lights not flashing
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Indicator dash lights not flashing

Have you had your top shelter off for any reason lately? Possible burned out bulbs, or a fuse, or unplugged or broken wiring.
by themainviking
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside tire change
Replies: 51
Views: 5411

Re: Darkside tire change

So is this on your 1800? If so, start a new topic labled for the 1800. Just so you don't get wonkered answers as the 1500 handling of a DS sneaker is far different from the 1800 characteristics. Just about all of this tread is 1500 related. Well, back to Darkside tire change for a question for alla...
by themainviking
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside tire change
Replies: 51
Views: 5411

Re: Darkside tire change

Well, back to Darkside tire change for a question for alla Yall Darksiders. I was about to jump with a Michelin Primacy Alpin 195/55R16 ZP (run flat) when the whole world became sold out, and the tire is discontinued. Anyone who has already run this tire and is in the same situation, please tell me ...
by themainviking
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions and advice needed on drink holders
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Questions and advice needed on drink holders

I have the folding one that MikeB has, and have had it for about eight years, which is as long as I have owned a Goldwing. Prior to that I did not require a cup holder, because I rode Harleys, which do not need drinks on the bike, as there are all those coffee shops that must be visited. :lol: I hav...
by themainviking
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

About the most common cause of a no start with these bikes is a weak or dead battery. The battery must be able to maintain about 11 volts while starting in order to power both the starter and the ECM which controls the firing. With only clicking, your battery may be too weak to even turn the bike ov...
by themainviking
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bushtec A arm bushings
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Bushtec A arm bushings

Good looking rebuild. You did not need any suggestions from our peanut gallery, :lol: .
by themainviking
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: starting issue

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:28 pm
themainviking wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:41 pm
go1dwing wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 am
That info is in my avatar below pic. Thanks for responding. 03 1800 Honda Goldwing.
Some people read this on their phones and do not see the avatars.
While others will not assume what's in the avatar is the one he's working on.
Yeah - that also
by themainviking
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: My Fall trip 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: My Fall trip 2018

You have a map site (spotwaller) in there, but no actual mapping.
by themainviking
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: starting issue

go1dwing wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 am
That info is in my avatar below pic. Thanks for responding. 03 1800 Honda Goldwing.
Some people read this on their phones and do not see the avatars.
by themainviking
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 20
Views: 349

Re: tires

Also great tires. I have a set on my Harley Softail, and have used them in the past on other Harleys. They do not make one for a Goldwing tho, so if you use them, I believe they are not rated with enough load for Goldwings. I know Michelin has told Honda that they do not make a tire suitable for Gol...
by themainviking
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Boss Hoss
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Boss Hoss

Yeah, they do not turn well, but they are fantastic Interstate Highway bikes. When I lived in New Mexico in the mid 80's, I had a bud in Albuquerque that had one, and I got to ride it, both around town and down the Interstate. You are correct in it having more power than it needs.
by themainviking
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 20
Views: 349

Re: tires

For cars and trucks yes. I use the Michelin Defenders on my F250 and am very pleased with them. I have never heard of a Defender for a motorcycle.
by themainviking
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 transmission noise
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: gl1800 transmission noise

I dunno if this will help at all, but are you sure it is gear noise? Could it be pinging, or pre detonation noise? What fuel are you using and when was the last time you changed the spark plugs and the Air Filter? Maybe I am way off base here, but from my limited experience, Goldwing GL1800s do not ...
by themainviking
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bushtec A arm bushings
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Bushtec A arm bushings

Perhaps some grease zerks in the A arms, so the bushings do not wear like that would help. I just got done rebuilding the suspension on a 34 foot toy hauler with under spec'd parts. I increased the size and thickness of all steel strapping, and put greasable shafts with metal bushings in all hangers...
by themainviking
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer size
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: trailer size

A tent trailer is so handy, for setting up the tent and getting up off the ground, but they are heavier than cargo trailers. Cargo trailers are light and easily towed and moved around, but you are back on the ground with a tent. Those are the options. When I realized how heavy my tent trailer was, a...
by themainviking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 24
Views: 2185

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Well, I have had this installed for almost a month now, and have parked on hot pavement, and dirt, and grassy meadow. It does exactly what we all wanted it to do. It does not sink into iffy surfaces. I am very pleased with it, and fully endorse it - if you can get it for the right price. In Canada, ...
by themainviking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.

To address the fuel mileage part of your questions. It depends on how hard you are running. A lot of stop and go with quick take offs will lower your fuel mileage considerably, as will running above 70 miles per hour or 3000 RPM. A lot of Goldwing riders in the US are able to run at 80 Plus speeds, ...
by themainviking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer size
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: trailer size

My little aluminum cargo trailer is about that size or a bit larger, and it weighs 140 empty. I paid a bit for it, but you should even be able to use a Harbor Freight base and build yourself one that would be a lot lighter than the one you are looking at. That would even be on the high side for a te...
by themainviking
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: For Sale

You could always advertise it right here. Others have, and some have sold to site members.