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by themainviking
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Trailer Hitches

This is the best type of trailer hitch we have found for the GL1800. Kuryakyn makes a version but this one is Show Chrome. The stinger is removeable and hides the hitch quite well. It is six point mounted which makes it pretty darned solid. https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_show_chrome_vertica...
by themainviking
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Problem with Reverse
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Problem with Reverse

This happens with my bike if the RPMs are too high, such as a cold start. I just need to let it warm a bit and then all functions as it should.
by themainviking
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Gorilla Glue

I do not see this mentioned, but Gorilla Glue now comes in a clear format as well.
by themainviking
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: radio
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: radio

is there any where you can buy a oem radio for my 1997 GL1500a If Honda still sells them new (doubtful) you aren't going to want to pay the price, which was around $900 the last time I looked. You can find them used on eBay for around $450 or so - search for the part number, which is: 39100-MT8-771...
by themainviking
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

Why would you need to chuck the rims when time to replace the tires? The sealant is captured in the tubes, remove tires and tubes and replace them like normal, keeping the rims. I agree, not having a spare wheel and tire or the tools to repair a tube on the road, seems like the sealant could be a r...
by themainviking
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

As trailer tires already mounted on rims are almost the same price as the tires alone, and mounting costs, I would think that this type of substance could be of benefit. One of the things most aggravating is a flat on a trailer tire out in the middle of nowhere, and discovering you do not have a jac...
by themainviking
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 8
Views: 193

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: 149

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: 281

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: 169

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: 149

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: 5469

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: 5469

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: 217

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: 281

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: 217

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: 196

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: 85

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: 196

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: 24
Views: 474

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: 4
Views: 266

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: 24
Views: 474

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: 386

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 ...