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by Viking
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

Why, yes. Yes I do, but most are not chains or only have 2-3 locations at the most. I don’t know anything about Canada’s situation. I was up in Seattle once about 10 years ago. We tried a recommended Mexican place and it wouldn’t make it a month down here in Texas. For one thing, instead of Mexican...
by Viking
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin
Replies: 25
Views: 27839

Re: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin

Comoxguy wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Viking, thanks for the quick reply. You are correct that I'm on Vancouver island. We are still riding here. Could I PM you with some specific questions?
PM'd you
by Viking
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin
Replies: 25
Views: 27839

Re: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin

2.0 was the first version of firmware for these Nav units. There have been a number of updates since then. Learning to update your Navi has a fairly long learning curve, about which you can read if you go through all the threads on it here at Goldwingdocs. Your profile says Canada, but not where in ...
by Viking
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin
Replies: 25
Views: 27839

Re: How to update GPS Navi maps without paying Garmin

BigRedK9, check your private messages.
by Viking
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...

You want snow bikes - they make kits for snowbikes. Not for the faint of heart and probably not up to a Goldwings standards but here are a few:

https://eatsleepride.com/c/227712/the_b ... _snow_bike
by Viking
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Cigarette lighter location

Nice one scott.. :lol: :lol: as i said "when i smoked i often lit one in the car only to have the lighted end drop on my lap ( the baccy would stick to the lighted element and pull out) " usually on the bits that matter and more than once a hole burnt thro' heading towards the "old man"..I smoked f...
by Viking
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 GL1800 MP3 Player
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: 2008 GL1800 MP3 Player

I have a J&M. Works fine but locks up occasionally. There is a DVC knockoff of the J&M that can be purchased out of China on EBay for cheap. Some people have loved them, and others have gotten poor units, like pretty much everything out of China. You pays yer money and you takes yer chances. To the ...
by Viking
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Any Difference in Canadian 2012 GL1800 vs US?
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Any Difference in Canadian 2012 GL1800 vs US?

Pretty sure the only difference is with radio and Navi functions. Up till 2010, Canada got WX radio and US got XM radio, and the US got a more updated Navigation system, which probably changed in 2012 as all the old crap they put in the Canadian bikes was used up in Marysville. With the 2012, that m...
by Viking
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: rear shock

Traxxion Dynamics has an instruction sheet on their web site showing how to rebuild the rear shock and reservoir, using their braided hose, and another showing rear spring replacement. They can be found on this page, one about half way down and the other nearer the bottom. https://traxxion.com/lists...
by Viking
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Antenna

Pretty sure your antenna is for AM/FM radio. The XM Antenna is in/under the dash of the bike, and the NAV is incorporated into the unit. This is my understanding at least. Anyone with more knowledge, please chip in. If you have a CB radio, I would not be snipping that antenna, as a CB is also a tran...
by Viking
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1800 Quad?
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: GL1800 Quad?

I gotta say - that is one of the best looking Golf Carts I have ever seen. But he forgot his clubs.
by Viking
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trike KIt
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Trike KIt

I'm pretty sure it was the 12" wheel Instatrike, as shown on their web pages for a 2001 to whatever GL1800. He had a 2003 GL1800.
by Viking
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trike KIt
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Trike KIt

I never did, but I know someone who did. He was very vertically challenged and in order to even take a GL1800 off its side stand, he needed the tow pac. He liked it because it would hold the bike up at stops, where he could not with only tippy toes touching and then only on one side. He did have dif...
by Viking
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Start Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: GL1800 Start Issue

First two things I would look at would be the kill switch and the battery voltage while cranking. Both of those items are too often overlooked with a no start problem and both could cause it.
by Viking
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

DenverWinger, I like the framework you have to put your blue canopy in. Do you have a use for it "while camping?" Like, do you use it as a bench to sit on?
by Viking
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

I have pulled many trailers with several motorcycles, and there is a learning curve. It is not a long nor a harsh learning curve, but it is there. Stopping distance gets worse the heavier the trailer, unless as mentioned, you get one with electric brakes. Tent trailers are heavier and therefore a bi...
by Viking
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

More information as well as some pictures would not be unwelcome. Where you ordered and how much your costs were could be topics of welcome information. Being familiar with the J&M product, which I have on my GL1800, I would not be putting it under the CD player in the lower trunk. I had mine there ...
by Viking
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: How long does your riding gear last?

Dunno bout others, but I have both textile and leather. I prefer the leather. Good solid heavy leather. I have been knocked down on bikes by cars on highways and have survived because of the leather absorbing the asphalt rash as opposed to having to do it with my own skin. Gotta love cows. Last time...
by Viking
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Those crazy Russians...
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Those crazy Russians...

I laughed so hard when that bike came out of the bush missing two Russians..... Whew. Tears in my eyes.
by Viking
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helpful Tip
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Helpful Tip

minimac wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:09 am
I found it easier to have the bike on the centerstand and just look for it! :D
Yeah, I guess that would work as well. I do like the first tip tho cause it is much more complicated :o
by Viking
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: PLedge and Bees
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: PLedge and Bees

A smashed bee smells like bananas, and that causes other bees to swarm. Did you have a banana in your back pocket? :lol: https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-to-murder-someone-with-bananas-and-also-bees-460444715 Interesting as heck, as it also mentioned citrus, or at least lemon is alluring to the same bee...
by Viking
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: PLedge and Bees
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: PLedge and Bees

Did you know that when bees suicide on your windshield, they release a pheremone that draws other bees? It might be that, rather than the pledge. Or it might be the pledge. I also use lemon pledge, and have not in a while since getting the scratch fix stuff, but I still get bees attracted to the phe...
by Viking
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1184

Re: iron butt rides

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:33 am

Incidentally, the reason for the trip was to watch my father fly his dream airplane, a P-51 Mustang:
That's right up there with riding 500 miles for coffee.... and returning the same day.
by Viking
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Starter Problem

Always the very first thing to check is the battery, and connections, even if it is brand new. As yours is a Yuasa, and probably a lead acid, it is very likely to be the problem. Get a known good battery as your first task and see if that fixes the start problems.
by Viking
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Checking oil on a GL1800
Replies: 17
Views: 11625

Re: Checking oil on a GL1800

As the OWNERS MANUAL states to place the motorcycle on the center stand to check the oil, that is what I would do. If the SERVICE MANUAL happens to say to support the motorcycle in an upright position, I would place the motorcycle on the center stand, which would support it in an upright position an...