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by Viking
Mon May 17, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How I keep my Fram oil filter o-ring flat during an oil change.
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: How I keep my Fram oil filter o-ring flat during an oil change.

WingAdmin wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:25 am It would seem to me that the simplest solution would be to exercise your rights as a consumer and purchase a different brand of filter that doesn't fold the O-ring up in the box. :)
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by Viking
Mon May 17, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for the 09-10 Nav update file.
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Looking for the 09-10 Nav update file.

I don't know if there are dissparaties in the numbering system for the Garmin firmware for these bikes. My latest version is 4.9 and my bike is a 2009, however, it is a Canadian version 2009 with still having the CF card. When they made the US version bikes (2009 and 2010) that took an SD card, did ...
by Viking
Mon May 10, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: NEED FRONT WHEEL
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: NEED FRONT WHEEL ?

I have the same problem as Jim, but not sure I need to do anything. In slow traffic, about 20-30 mph, a rock about 4” in diameter appeared from under the car I was following on my 2005 GL-1800 trike. I tried to swerve enough for it to pass between my front wheel and the left rear, but must have ove...
by Viking
Mon May 10, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Problem with passenger position
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Problem with passenger position

I have a 2009, and my wife found the backrest a bit too laid back as well. She would slide forward on every bump. Our solution was to buy a custom seat, and I went with the Ultimate seat. It totally solved that problem, but was costly. I recouped some of my loss by selling the stock seat back to the...
by Viking
Fri May 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: kuryakyn saddlebag LED's
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: kuryakyn saddlebag LED's

redpj wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 6:49 am Did you have any luck? I need a replacement strip as well.
James Pettijohn
redpj@aol.com
You may have better luck with your question if you PM jetdok5. He only posted the one time and has not been seen or heard from since, but may respond to a private message notification.
by Viking
Tue May 04, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Scissors or Bottle Jack, lifting rear of an 1800?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Scissors or Bottle Jack, lifting rear of an 1800?

One other thing you can do with the help of almost anyone, if you have a bunch of lumber pieces is to build a stand while rocking the bike back and forth. IE (put as much lumber as will fit under a rearward frame member on the right side of the bike, then rock the bike up onto the that pile, while s...
by Viking
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reserve Fuel?
Replies: 27
Views: 6205

Re: Reserve Fuel?

As if this thread is 12 years old and still going. Here in Canada, I’ll hit reserve at around 263 kms and continue with 3 litres left until completely empty. I figure another 60 kms at 20 kms/litre. And, yes I reset my trip meter, so I know exactly haw far I can go. Only ran out of fuel once doing ...
by Viking
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

I have been eating Mexican since the mid 1970s when I lived in Colorado for a spell. Continued with it through the 1980s when I lived in New Mexico and discovered what real Mexican food really was. I believe most of us are more familiar with TexMex than Mexican. Chili Con Carne to me till New Mexico...
by Viking
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

And for anyone who is interested, this is a travis... Actually a Travis on a silver platter. There are four sizes of Travis, this one at $28.95, a Full Travis at $15.95, a half Travis at $12.95 and finally, a WIMP Travis at $9.95. Under the fries is the Mexican breakfast or lunch whatever you wish t...
by Viking
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: J&M 291 headset sounds like crap
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: J&M 291 headset sounds like crap

The best I had found were a pair of Klipsch in ears. They fit perfectly, did not move around, were noise cancelling and extremely accurate to the output of my music system. Sadly, one of the wires to the earpieces went bad after using these for about eight years, and they are no longer available. I ...
by Viking
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 c26 connection
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: 2006 c26 connection

Sent you a private message
by Viking
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A better option to trailering.
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: A better option to trailering.

Bravo.... You have stumbled upon the reason for motorcycles - to ride them. Transport by trailer of a motorcycle is only for moving your home from one place to another when you have too much stuff to haul on a motorcycle (or, as is the case with AZgl1800, because of health reasons). I truly applaud ...
by Viking
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: towing a trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: towing a trailer

People with F6Bs may be having issues finding wiring packages for trailers. We have a member who bought a Bushtec and the company, and no one else can provide the wiring.
by Viking
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DEAD dead dead
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: DEAD dead dead

I just went through this very same scenario. Hit starter, heard a click, lights went out and meter showed 5.5 v. I started checking connections and everything seemed tight. I thought my 5 year old Napa Legend agm bit the dust and ordered a Motobatt. I had decided the Motobatt was going to be my nex...
by Viking
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: UHaul motorcycle trailers
Replies: 28
Views: 1237

Re: UHaul motorcycle trailers

Do not use your handlebars - ever - for anything except stabilizing the bike. There are special rigs for that so you can tie it off in an upright position. I have never found this necessary. If the trailer you intend to rent is for motorcycles, it should have a wheel chock. This would be ideal as it...
by Viking
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage after m/c flush and oil changed to synthetic
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Clutch slippage after m/c flush and oil changed to synthetic

I may be incorrect, but I think the high mileage version of Mobil 1 oils does not have JASO MA/MA2 certification, and so would not be for motorcycles. That said, in normal use, your clutch should not begin to slip as quickly as you describe if your oil has friction modifiers, which are what causes m...
by Viking
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Amsoil? Numbah 1 or Numbah 10?
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: Amsoil? Numbah 1 or Numbah 10?

AZgl1800 wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:17 pm the 5w40 does not have the friction modifiers,
been using it for years, the clutch has never slipped.
This is correct. Shell Rotella T6 5W40 is JASO MA/MA2 certified, which means it has no friction modifiers and is compatible with wet clutches.
by Viking
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: how well do you know your machine?
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: how well do you know your machine?

muddy 456 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:57 pm Thanks, I enjoy the answers. Now how about the extreme, What is going to far?
When all a person does is obsess over their machine, so much so that they never use it - that's too much unless the person is a collector of many, like Jay Leno.
by Viking
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Graphite spray for gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Graphite spray for gloves

Another good trick with leather gloves,... if they're too tight, wet them with rubbing alcohol while wearing them and work it in good. The leather will stretch and relax to fit your hands, within reason. A readily-available substitute nowadays is probably high-alcohol-content hand sanitizer with la...
by Viking
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Amsoil? Numbah 1 or Numbah 10?
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: Amsoil? Numbah 1 or Numbah 10?

Jet engines cannot survive on dino oil. They use synthetic oils. Al Amatuzio, who was a jet pilot looked at this and thought - maybe synthetics would be an improvement over dino for all vehicles. Other companies have since thought the same, including Mobile Oil. Most of the advertisement for synthet...
by Viking
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: saying hi
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: saying hi

Show Chrome (Big Bike Parts) used to sell a kit for this, part #21-520. It appears to be discontinued, but a search on ebay may unearth a set. If it doesn't today, try again in a week, or two.
by Viking
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: soft ties
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: soft ties

Boating supply places have braided ties called fender loops that work as well as the webbing ties that motorcycle supply places sell. They are usually a whole lot cheaper as well.

https://www.thechandleryonline.com/prod ... ts_id=7870
by Viking
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Amplifier
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Radio Amplifier

A couple of years ago I added pillow fill in the speaker compartment and polk audio speakers and I got the same feeling that it wasn't loud enough. I removed the fill and now it seems better. But I to suffer from the Def Leppard days. Polk speakers are not as loud as the OEM speakers. They sound be...
by Viking
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike Lift Advice in the UK please
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Bike Lift Advice in the UK please

Yes. Now this is probably the best option I have seen yet, however, it is pretty pricey at a thousand dollars here in Canada.