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by themainviking
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Parking
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Parking

... most folks won't mess with another guy's bike. I have found with Goldwings that this does indeed seem to be the case. However, when I was still riding Harleys, I would occasionally exit some place I was doing something in to find some F@#$ing fool sitting on my or another of my fellow riders bi...
by themainviking
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1391

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

Just an off the wall question. Have you been faithful about changing your coolant? Your bike is 15 years old, and if it has the original or near original coolant in it, this could create the problems you are experiencing due to the coolants breakdown. When coolant breaks down, it becomes sticky, whi...
by themainviking
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: 2015 Maintenance

Be attentive with the plastic right and left trim strips that cover up the screws to remove the top shelter. It is really easy to break off one of the tabs, and they are not replaceable. Cold is the worst enemy of taking them off, but you should be okay in Florida.
by themainviking
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 25
Views: 541

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

finding that tool when you need it, is the challenge. "middle drawer, top row, roll-around #1" Almost the same for me.... Top drawer of the top chest with all the other small like minded tools, roll around #3 (the big one with the wheels removed). Yeah, yeah, I know. Too many tools and too many too...
by themainviking
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 gl1800 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: 2010 gl1800 for sale

And the nada guide says between 9,000 and 12,000 for the basic bike with ABS, which would include xm radio, NAVI and heated grips and seats, without added aftermarket accessories.
by themainviking
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bike/Trailer wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Bike/Trailer wobble

When you extended that camper body 1 1/2 feet to the rear of the flat deck of the HF trailer, you took all the weight off the tongue, as Aussie81 suggested. This caused your problem tail wagging. Both extending the tongue, and adding tongue weight will fix this, each to some degree. It is all a tria...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Kuryakin Iso Grips over OEM Heated
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Kuryakin Iso Grips over OEM Heated

Yeah, I have to agree with the other two posters about the Kuryakyn ISO grips. They do not heat up well, and cool off easily due to the amount of metal in them. I have them, and as I never use my heated grips or seat, ever, I am fine with them, but if I actually wanted to use my heated grips, I woul...
by themainviking
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: MP3 options

Totally depends on the year model of your GL1800. I believe the 2012 to 2017 had MP3 on SD card capability incorporated into the sound system from the factory. If this is true I am so far unaware of it on my 2016. The only SD card slots I am aware of are for the maps and trip planner routes. I'm su...
by themainviking
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: MP3 options

I’ve been getting a little fed up with Sirius radio lately and want to get some opinions on MP3 players. What do others use, not interested in using my phone, and how do you like it? What to look for in storage, play back on tracks and whatever I’m forgetting. Totally depends on the year model of y...
by themainviking
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The radio
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: The radio

Gosh, Rockdog, I'm not familiar with the earlier year Wings control setup, but on my 2012 with the controls just in front of the left knee, I just have to press and hold the "Audio" button for several seconds and it goes off. To turn it back on, a quick punch of the same button does the trick and c...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 816

Re: put away for winter

We had some snow, and the highway salters were out, so no more highway riding till after the spring rains. It has been raining here since mid September, so any riding was wet, but when they salt the roads, I put the bikes away. I couldn't be bothered riding around town just to pose for newspaper pho...
by themainviking
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Re: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road

But are both owners sure that a small rock kicked up and broke the engine case? Could it have made a noise as the case cracked on its own, which sounded like the crack of a rock hitting the case? This is interesting enough that perhaps there is a problem with too thin cases and shifter area support ...
by themainviking
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer For Goldwing
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Trailer For Goldwing

Tom, you need to get your local DMV to sort this out for you with Alberta Government. In Ontario you would require a license plate and registration.
by themainviking
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The old Oil Question again
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: The old Oil Question again

wow. that's a long ways between changes, it must be black like tar. if I go any longer than 5000 MILES ( 7500 Kms ) its black like tar. If it is black, it is doing it's job, capturing and holding in suspension all the carbon caused by internal combustion. Even if the carbon particles are captured b...
by themainviking
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1493

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I use a two way like this one, only digital. Like the one in the video on this page, except a two way head like the picture. My bike's valves are 90 degree angled, but I can get to my stems on my Harley wheels as well, with the back angled head. My Harley has straight stems. https://www.canadiantire...
by themainviking
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 32
Views: 858

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Congratulations on your tenth anniversary, Scott. We could not do it without you. (I mean really... we can't... LMFAO)
by themainviking
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy GL1800 Drivers foot pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Want to buy GL1800 Drivers foot pegs

I burned the nut that holds the rubber onto the OEM footpegs right off riding the Dragon roads in Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia. I now have Kuryakyn pegs, which give about a half inch more clearance for the twisties, and are far prettier. http://wingstuff.com/products/132-chrome-dua...
by themainviking
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Trailer Hitches

All this hitch talk is getting me itchy for a hitch again. Why is this show chrome one from cyclemax only $209 https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_show_chrome_vertical_trailer_hitch/139192 While this one is even lower at $179 https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_add_on_trailer_hitch/76/703 a...
by themainviking
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork springs GL1800 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Yes, this can be done. Be careful removing the fork caps as the springs do have some pressure. Also, rethreading the caps takes some patience and care as the new springs will have to be compressed and the caps screwed in while you are compressing the springs. The suggestion to completely get the fro...
by themainviking
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Death of a Wing! (almost)
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: Death of a Wing! (almost)

That actually sounds liable for the dealership whose speed bump you hit.
by themainviking
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 model
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: 2006 model

Looking at a 2006 model.....black with a lot of add ons. 49,000 miles for $7300. Carfax is clean and has all maintenance records including gear oil and oil change in the last month. Front fork seals have also been replaced. Also, brand new tires. Private seller is the 3rd owner. Anything I need to ...
by themainviking
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 GPS Update Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1513

Re: 2008 GPS Update Questions

Thank you Scott, for raising my awareness about Tom Tom. I was not aware that they had purchased Tele Atlas, resulting in my comments being a bit out of date. NavTeq does indeed supply Garmin with the updated data, and I believe they also supply Magellan. It is curious tho, that NavTeq GPS units are...
by themainviking
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Clutch problem

Two screws - I can handle that much. And the local Honda shop no longer has a decent mechanic. You can harm things with improper use of anything, and that includes brake fluid. If you do not know what you are doing, my advice would be to not do it. Get a friend over who has at least some mechanical...
by themainviking
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner from georgia.
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: New owner from georgia.

Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on finding one of the nicer colored bikes available.
by themainviking
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver

Since Amazon has begun really pushing their "Prime" memberships, their shipping which is not under the prime system has gone to hell. They hold back shipping for a week to ten days, in order to convince people that they need prime. What they convinced me of is that I do not need to order from Amazon...