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by themainviking
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Flash Drive in the USB Port in the Trunk

Pretty sure the format has to be .wav or .mp3. I do not believe that the Goldwing stereo system recognizes iTunes format.
by themainviking
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Battery type

They were pretty costly. The kind I have, Ballistic, went out of business. Find out more here: https://www.ballistic-batteries.com/main.php Another type are available here: https://www.amazon.com/DLFP20HL-BS-H-Twin-Power-Lithium-1991-2017/dp/B01MRXIKG6/ref=sr_1_6/144-0254211-9661377?ie=UTF8&qid=1547...
by themainviking
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Battery type

I put a motobatt in my GL1800 almost two years ago, in the spring. I loved it for that riding season, treated it very well, put a Honda brand trickle charger on it for the winter and began last year, happy to have a battery I could count on - then it died. I put a desulphating charger on it, and man...
by themainviking
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OEM Equipment Vendors
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: OEM Equipment Vendors

Touristas - I live in Canada, and have dealt with Cyclemax as well. As you show Alaska as location, I would think that you would run into some of the same shipping as we do, and that is that almost everyone is pretty expensive on that side of the coin. Cyclemas is most excellent to deal with, but ag...
by themainviking
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1550

Re: Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour

There are pieces of this on Online "Motorcyclist" magazine. The book is more fleshed out, but the articles she sent to the magazine are available.

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/auth ... ett?page=6
by themainviking
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?

Rat bikes are born and used hard not made..... that is to say, when a bike is ridden for a long time without doing anything to maintain it and it just keeps on ticking like the Eveready Bunny, it becomes a rat bike. This is an area of pride for some people who show off the ugly thing as still being ...
by themainviking
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Did I get screwed?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Did I get screwed?

I was not permitted to test ride a brand new Goldwing at the dealership where I bought mine. I asked at another dealership four hours from here and they also would not allow it. I find it unusual that they would let you test ride a brand new bike. Also, if I wanted a brand new Goldwing, I could not ...
by themainviking
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Did I get screwed?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Did I get screwed?

Thanks Mike... I did not know GPS were standard on all models. Now I do. Awareness raised.

If it was me, I would take my bill of sale to the dealership and ask them about this charge. If it is an erroneous charge, then ask for it to be refunded.
by themainviking
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bar End
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Bar End

Is there not a screw centered in the bar end? If so (and there should be) you would need to back the screw off, and then tap the end in further, and retighten.
by themainviking
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Did I get screwed?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Did I get screwed?

I do not believe GPS is standard equipment, but on the 2018 model, it may be. It never was on previous years, on basic models, but was included on upgrade models. That said, if it was on the bike as equipment, it was not dealer added, and so should have been included in the basic price of the bike. ...
by themainviking
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cargo Trailer and Hitch for my 2009 1800 Wing
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Cargo Trailer and Hitch for my 2009 1800 Wing

Also check out both Show Chrome and Kuryakyn for hitches. They are less money than Bushtec, and as the trailers we typically haul with our bikes are not real real heavy, are entirely suitable. Cycle Max in Ohio carries both.\ As for the single wheel trailers, I have absolutely no experience hauling ...
by themainviking
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question

My trunk lid rack is Kuryakyn, and when I installed it, I removed the inner liner of the trunk lid. I would think really carefully before drilling through, as when you bolt it down, it would sandwich the inner liner and could cause irreparable damage. Another thing I would consider if I had it to do...
by themainviking
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing Reverse
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: 2018 Goldwing Reverse

T'was me, I would have that back to the dealership lickety split. Either something is not adjusted right, or something is broken, OR they did not do their due diligence setting the bike up and showing you stuff. Your warranty covers this.
by themainviking
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800

In a way, I really hope it isn't a true price, otherwise a lot of people are going to have re re-adjust what they think their 2016 Goldwing with 15000 miles on the clock (plus the odd battle scar) is worth. Well, I have to agree with you there Brett. I have a 2009, and it just went down a bit on re...
by themainviking
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800

It is a dealership, and they have many GL1800s for sale aside from the four in the OPs post. I would say that they are lowballing their overstock of older models. If I was living near, and in the market, I would certainly check them out. A short drive to the dealership does not cost overly. They alr...
by themainviking
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I never had a 1500, but I have an 1800 that I bought brand new. I was scraping peg. I updated the suspension, and ride with it all the way up in the rear, and I still scrape peg. First year I had it I wore the acorn nuts right off the OEM pegs, and changed to a pair of Kuryakyns. This gave me about ...
by themainviking
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: oops!
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: oops!

I will have to call BS on that. No way that top bar on that lift is strong enough to do that to a car, it is there to hold up the hydraulic hose and leveling cables, it is not structural. Yeah, I have to agree. If it was factual, I believe the crushing would be to the top of the vehicle. The bottom...
by themainviking
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Retiring

Best wishes on this fuzzydog. I have had that job now for ten years, and it is the best job I have ever had. Also, I am really good at it. Lots of miles and smiles in those lazy, hazy days of retirement.
by themainviking
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Google Know All

-25 with a wind chill of -34 yesterday, -21 with a wind chill of -32 this morning. Three feet of snow on the ground. The bike is buttoned up tight. Enjoy your ride echinus.
by themainviking
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tires losing air???
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: tires losing air???

GL1500s and GL1800s came stock with 90 degree rubber based valve stems. The rubber tends to crack and leak. Honda put the "plastic keepers" on to help stop flexing...but not good enough still. My 2009 GL1800 came with this type of bolt ins. https://www.amazon.ca/Yana-Shiki-VS101S-Motorcycle-Replace...
by themainviking
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tires losing air???
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: tires losing air???

This shows that I am still new to Goldwings. I thought all GL1800s came with the steel 90 degree bolt in valve stems. I have found no reason to change the ones that came with my bike, but maybe yours have been changed to the 90 degree rubber stems, which are not rigid.
by themainviking
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Christmas purchases on Amazon
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Christmas purchases on Amazon

Guess it does not include Canada Amazon. Sorry bout dat. I do use them quite a bit.
by themainviking
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best oil filter
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: best oil filter

idflyit wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:14 pm
i went with the WIX thx to all who replied
Nothing wrong with that choice. Another filter of choice would be anything made by Hastings, which probably includes half of the filters on the lists.
by themainviking
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 steering lock
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: 2018 steering lock

Perhaps the dealership can shed some light on this for you.
by themainviking
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: heated seats themistor removal CAN I ? ? ?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: heated seats themistor removal CAN I ? ? ?

can I eliminate allllllllll 4 thermistors in aftermarket seats Ultimate Goldwing Seat to me its unnecessary as I have had 4 gm pickups with heated seats and they will burn your azzzzzzz off you just turn em down or off SEAT's at Ultimate in Toronto now for repair If the seat is at Ultimate in Toron...