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by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 17121

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I am looking at a a cheap Walmart winter tire 195 65r16. It has what looks like a more rounded tread profile. Will the tire fit? It has a 400 tread depth. Anyone that is looking at CT's please,please don't post on the forums that you're looking at or running a $49.95 tire on your Wing.That just fee...
by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 90
Views: 17121

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I am looking at a a cheap Walmart winter tire 195 65r16. It has what looks like a more rounded tread profile. Will the tire fit? It has a 400 tread depth. Anyone that is looking at CT's please,please don't post on the forums that you're looking at or running a $49.95 tire on your Wing.That just fee...
by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 suspension
Replies: 26
Views: 4362

Re: 1800 suspension

As far as the rear I wouldn't go in and just change out the spring.In fact I would go in and install a 2012 and up shock even with the stock spring.Better rebound dampening in the newer shocks.That's where the better ride comes in,not from the stronger spring.The stronger spring will stop the botto...
by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 suspension
Replies: 26
Views: 4362

Re: 1800 suspension

As far as the rear I wouldn't go in and just change out the spring.In fact I would go in and install a 2012 and up shock even with the stock spring.Better rebound dampening in the newer shocks.That's where the better ride comes in,not from the stronger spring.The stronger spring will stop the botto...
by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Specialty tool for Swingarm nut
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Specialty tool for Swingarm nut

Mark the swing arm bolt to make sure it doesn't move when you torque the lock nut.It'll change your preload(make it higher) if it moves.The factory tool holds the bolt while you torque the lock nut.The preload is more important than the lock nut torque.You had the right idea with your original desig...
by Fatwing Chris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

The stainless hose is not necessary,just make sure the system is full.Did a lot of reading on this before I did any mods on mine.The heavier rear spring is definitely a must.My pump was starting at approx 7 before I upgraded and filled the pump/shock ass. and now it starts right away(0-1).It hasn't ...
by Fatwing Chris
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: We're too big for two up!
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: We're too big for two up!

My wife and I took a little ride on our 86 Aspy over the weekend. It was fun, but I noticed the rear suspension didn't like us riding two-up. It seems the compressor fills the shocks up just fine, and they seem to hold air just fine, but I think we're just too much for them. Sooo.... I am looking a...
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: diesel oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: diesel oil?

I've used it in my last 4 Wings.I've used both dino and the full syn. with no issues.
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: older style wet cell battery
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: older style wet cell battery

The OEM batteries in Wing's have been AGM's for years.The extra CCA is what the 1500 works better with.Had a 1500 for 5 years and I gotta tell you the difference in the rpm that the AGM turned it over at seemed like it was double what the lead/acid did.No more lead/acid for me.Both my atv's have th...
by Fatwing Chris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Uncomfortable riding position
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Uncomfortable riding position

minimac wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:30 pm
Get rid of your 1800 and get a nice 1500. More comfort and space for riding. ;)
Too true!
by Fatwing Chris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: older style wet cell battery
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: older style wet cell battery

The 1500 loves a good battery for starting and the AGM's are about 60 CCA's more than your lead/acid.For that reason I would say use your lead/acid for your fish finder or lawn mower etc and go buy an AGM for next spring.Your starter will thank you. Although I am not against an AGM battery, I can't...
by Fatwing Chris
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: older style wet cell battery
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: older style wet cell battery

The 1500 loves a good battery for starting and the AGM's are about 60 CCA's more than your lead/acid.For that reason I would say use your lead/acid for your fish finder or lawn mower etc and go buy an AGM for next spring.Your starter will thank you.
by Fatwing Chris
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Uncomfortable riding position
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Uncomfortable riding position

IMHO you need a seat that moves you back and has a Utopia style backrest.Next is some sort of hyway pegs/boards.The other thing is the bars usually need to be moved.You can get spacers/shims to move them($80) or you can get the really over priced(IMHO) Heli-bars($800) . Once you get that all sorted ...
by Fatwing Chris
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to mount Garmin Zumo 660
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

Re: How to mount Garmin Zumo 660

I mounted mine on the dash directly in front of me. I don't have to look away from the road just slite eye movement down to see the screen. The cords that came with the bike mount I put behind the meter panel shelter to the left fairing pocket. Worked out great. I mounted mine on the dash as well f...
by Fatwing Chris
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted: 2015 stock seat for Goldwing. Sale or trade for my Corbin
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: wanted: 2015 stock seat for Goldwing. Sale or trade for my Corbin

Have you given the Corbin a real good chance to show it's benefits or does it just not fit you?IMHO if it fits you're making a big mistake trading it off.Nothing worse than a stock seat after a couple of hours.
by Fatwing Chris
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 Valkyrie Interstate shifting problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: 2000 Valkyrie Interstate shifting problems.

Welcome!
Did it shift before you flushed and bled it?
Most bikes once they're moving you can shift them pretty easily even without using the clutch.
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1997 VS 1999
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: 1997 VS 1999

MikeB wrote:Actually, it was 1997 that the Valk upgrades were made to the Goldwing.
Goldwing History by Steve Saunders --> http://homepage.tinet.ie/~wingnut/goldwinghistory.htm
I stand corrected.
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TRANSMISSION WOES
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: TRANSMISSION WOES

Have you made a decision on how to repair your bike? Since you are in Florida I think I would contact justwings, I looked at their site and they know exactly what needs to be done. You might also consider pulling the engine yourself and see if they will repair it out of the bike, would save quite a...
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: flat rate times
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: flat rate times

I've heard it was 8 hours,but most likely because of the age they'll come up with some add-ons.
by Fatwing Chris
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ticking, knocking
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: ticking, knocking

Could also be as simple as a carb sync.
by Fatwing Chris
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TRANSMISSION WOES
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: TRANSMISSION WOES

Blaming the heel toe shifter for these issues is typical dealer not knowing what to do. Since Honda had never officially said there is an issue with syncro drum engagement the dealer is pretty much on their own. If the aftermarket shifter was even remotely to blame then evertime they sold a floorbo...
by Fatwing Chris
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1997 VS 1999
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: 1997 VS 1999

99 should be worth more for the simple fact that it has the updated Valk trans.Pretty sure it came out in 98.
by Fatwing Chris
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Preload Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Rear Preload Settings

Being an 07 along with what PastoT says you probably need at least new springs.Even with low mileage.They were weak right from new.My 04 had approx 35 k on it and the springs were not good.
by Fatwing Chris
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1500 vs 1800
Replies: 46
Views: 3935

Re: 1500 vs 1800

The only TWO PENNY thought I can offer is the 1800's frame. The early 1800 frame broke and MFG fixed the issue, to me, once it happened "it can" happen again. I haul trailers, sometimes (not often) really heavy ones. I'm not one who can weld aluminum on the side of the road. I'd have to rely on som...
by Fatwing Chris
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TRANSMISSION WOES
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: TRANSMISSION WOES

Have a friend that is a certified Honda mechanic . I told him I was upgrading to an 1800 from a 1500 and heard of some issues with the trans . I asked him his opinion he told me to stay away from any 1800 that had a heel toe shifter installed . Many will ask whats the difference ? All I can tell yo...