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by themainviking
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Keyless Remote
Replies: 47
Views: 6074

Re: Keyless Remote

Well, there ya go.. I am wrong. I will have to figure this one out, now. To the best of my knowledge and experience, my 2009 only unlocks or locks. I wonder if it has anything to do with country model of motorcycle.
by themainviking
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Keyless Remote
Replies: 47
Views: 6074

Re: Keyless Remote

Now for the kicker... Someone correct me if I am wrong. I believe the 2001 to 2010 wings would only lock and unlock the trunk and saddlebags using the remote, but the 2012 to present actually pop the top box. Do I have this right?
by themainviking
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

I have a friend who wrapped his GL1500 and side car in yellow a couple years back, and he is still happy with it. I think you did a great job, and it looks great. I have always liked the custom possibilities of wrapping, but personally don't have the guts to do it. Any time I have attempted to wrap,...
by themainviking
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When You're Hot You're Hot!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: When You're Hot You're Hot!!!

I lived in New Mexico, about a hundred miles from Phoenix, for three years. We regularly rode in temps up to 125 degrees. In summer, if you want to ride, you need to ride in the heat. I have seen it not drop BELOW 113 overnight even. There is virtually no humidity, so it is not as sweltering as it i...
by themainviking
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Strange thing only when I pull trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Strange thing only when I pull trailer

I had that happen when I pulled the tent trailer with my GL1800, and also, I could get the bike to speed wobble pretty easily at speed. The trailer was heavy enough to wag the bike. I had to be attentive while towing. With my light cargo trailer, it does not happen. I think it could be an inherent p...
by themainviking
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: trailer lghts not working

This is the reason for trailer wiring isolators. With one of them, you draw power for your trailer lights directly from the battery and only signal through your bikes wiring and fuses. You can get one here:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... ess/206791
by themainviking
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

It is strange, but the rest of the bike, like both sides, do not appear to have suffered any damage. How the heck would the bike not go over on its side and slide? Well, probably by stopping dead when it ran into an immovable object. If the forks had just broken off like that, and bashed in the fron...
by themainviking
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: State Motorcycle Laws
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: State Motorcycle Laws

Which one do you think is ignored the most? Exhaust System, Handlebar Height, Helmets, Headlights? Here in OkieLand all but helmets are ignored. If you mean ignored by the police, up here where I live, it would be helmets. If you meant ignored by those who are farkling their bikes, it would be hand...
by themainviking
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Orders
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Rivco Orders

I think that you hit the problem right on the head there. You said "preorder", which means ordering before the product is available yet, in order to get it as soon as it is ready. Is this what happened here? If so, it is the prime reason that I do not preorder. You pay up front, and may or may not g...
by themainviking
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Yeah, prairie Thunderstorms are no joke, especially when there is hail. I have huddled under an overpass before in those areas, where Intrestates cross, waiting for the biggies to go through. Saw cars that looked like golf balls from the hail. That stuff could seriously affect ones day on a motorcyc...
by themainviking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 987

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

Don't forget the free camping in the Indian owned casino parking lots. Most will let you stay for free and there is a security guard that makes rounds through the parking lot on a regular basis. Most of them serve pretty good food for a reasonable price if ya want to do that sort of thing. I don't ...
by themainviking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I saw some videos made on the track in Britain several years ago to do with controlling this death wobble. Tank slappers is what they were called in the videos. The way to get through it, believe it or not, is to put weight on the FRONT of the bike, as in lean forward and get some weight up there. T...
by themainviking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Getting hot under seat, intermittent loss of lights and dash
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Getting hot under seat, intermittent loss of lights and dash

Did Mother Honda do anything to take care of this issue going forward, does anyone know? As I have a 2009, it could start for me in about five years if they did nothing. I am positive that five years from now, if it is a common occurrence, I will not remember this thread, so if that is the case, I n...
by themainviking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?

Thank you both. Are cracks something that typically happen gradually, or do they ever happen catastrophically (causing an accident)? There has never been a reported incident of a catastrophic cracking which caused any accidents. Honda, in their favor, got right on this when it was discovered, and h...
by themainviking
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Max load on trunk rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Max load on trunk rack?

You see, it is not the light weight load that will crack the lid, it is when you hit bumps and the load bounces against those four washers that are holding it. A complete support plate modified to fit perfectly inside the lid, made of aluminum, would greatly lessen the possibility of cracking the pl...
by themainviking
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?

never impossible. A tad difficult as a learner bike, yes, but if you also want to learn to work on it, then the perfect bike for that. You will have a lot of missed maintenance ahead of you, like oil and coolant change, brake flushes, timing belt change, etc. As to the riding end, you would be well ...
by themainviking
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Onboard Air Compressor
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Onboard Air Compressor

Perhaps Motor Trike can help. To the best of my knowledge, GL1800s did not come with an onboard compressor, so it must be part of the trike kit.
by themainviking
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1902

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

For any Canadians who would like one of these for their GL1800, Amazon.ca just put up a less costly supplier of same. Now $39.19 plus $16 shipping in CDN dollars from a company in Arizona called Lytle Racing. I ordered mine. This is a lot better than the $125 and $185 ones they list from a different...
by themainviking
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Thank you all for the great response on the floor boards gives me a lot to think about Tom Unless you have long legs, like 34 inch or better, floorboards will be constantly in the way for putting your feet down. I tried the Kuryakyn version with heel/toe shifter on my 2009, after a friend gave me h...
by themainviking
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1902

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

The only real load on that thing is compressive, and there are plenty of 3D print media available that are strong enough to take that and any lateral pressure from the bike rocking. The puck I carry now looks like it's only made of ABS as it is. https://airwolf3d.com/2017/07/24/strongest-3d-printer...
by themainviking
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: question about Delo 400 LE 15W/40
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: question about Delo 400 LE 15W/40

No, I believe it is just not there. Delo is designed for diesel engines to the best of my knowledge. Any oil is better than no oil, but I won't use it. As you said, lots of folks do.
by themainviking
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va

I have always felt that when I am riding, I am alone on the motorcycle anyway, with my tunes. Having other bikes in a group, all around me, is more a danger than a relaxation technique, unless I know the people well, and their riding styles and experience. I was with a chapter of GWRRA for a couple ...
by themainviking
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: clutch lever and cruise control
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: clutch lever and cruise control

I would suspect, with a 2008 bike, that all you need is a clutch flush. If that doesn't do it, then maybe look for more drastic measures.
by themainviking
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new episode of Hoarders
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: A new episode of Hoarders

I agree that it can get to there. I had four at one time, which, after buying a Goldwing, which made it five, I began to sell off. I am down to two now, including the Goldwing, but I really miss the three I sold. It can be done tho, by going to hoarding counselling. I started with three sessions a w...
by themainviking
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Sturgis

I have not been to Sturgis since 1990. I used to go every year or two. Thirteen times in total. In 1990, they topped 500,000 attendees and I have not been back since. It is just getting way too big. I understand 2017 exceeded a million. That is just nuts for a 5800 person town. When I was attending,...