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by Ghostman
Fri May 13, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2013 Roadsmith Trike Brake Fluid change
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 2013 Roadsmith Trike Brake Fluid change

With my Lehman I have 2 nipples on each caliper. The installer said to start with the top nipples and start with the caliper that has the longest brake line 1st. Do one side then the other. Just like a car you start with the furthest caliper when bleeding the system. With the front I would trace the...
by Ghostman
Tue May 03, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Jacking the front of a Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Jacking the front of a Trike

I find usually using an ATV jack works the best because you can support all the way across. Having a trike with aquashields makes it a little more difficult because of the supports that run under the trike. In a pinch Ive used the other jacks. If you just want to spin the wheel Harbor Freight makes ...
by Ghostman
Tue May 03, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800

I have a couple of Deltran battery tender pluses. I keep one on the bike and the other I use on my car occassionally when I dont use it for awhile as the alarm has a tendency to pull the battery down. The thing I like about the battery Tender Plus is you can use it to activate a new battery when you...
by Ghostman
Sun May 01, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Jacking the front of a Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Jacking the front of a Trike

When I jack up mine and I have the side shields also, I jack it up centered on the engine case making sure the jack is centered on the seam ansd clear of the supports for the shields. I usually use an ATV jack for lifting. Ive used a scissor jack in a pinch and once in a blue moon a regular 3 ton ja...
by Ghostman
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I bungled it!
Replies: 42
Views: 1992

Re: I bungled it!

by Ghostman
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: looking for info on rear brake pads 2003 Goldwing trike?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: looking for info on rear brake pads 2003 Goldwing trike?

If you have a store like Napa with some older guys behind the counter they might have the patience to try and match the pads for you. A lot of these companies even thought they get parts from somewhere else for their kits ,they want you to buy it from them. Have you tried a dealer of their kits?
by Ghostman
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Elect. Switch Cleaning
Replies: 17
Views: 2606

Re: Elect. Switch Cleaning

https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-control-contact-cleaner-and-lubricant?_pos=5&_sid=29089de4b&_ss=r This is so far the best Ive found and its still available thru their website. No matter how you lube the switches your going to have to do it every so often as deemed necessary. I...
by Ghostman
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Removing left hazard button panel
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Removing left hazard button panel

Also you might check to see where in the switch opening its possibly hanging up. I took some sandpaper to the bottom of the opening and it helped immensely. The switch doesnt catch anymore.
by Ghostman
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: turning radius on a trike
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: turning radius on a trike

Does your trike have handlebar risers? Possibly could be an isuue where the routing of the hoses from the clutch brake and throttles interfering with the handlebars?
by Ghostman
Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 Fairing vents chrome install
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: 2003 GL1800 Fairing vents chrome install

I would clean and check your battery connections and make sure the battery is charged and up to snuff before you throw parts at it. If you can get it to crank, check your voltage as its cranking to see if you get a voltage drop.
by Ghostman
Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Injector/radiator stay replace
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Injector/radiator stay replace

Ive got an 07 and this is at least the 4th one Ive heard of breaking including mine. I wonder how many more are out there. I used automotive epoxy to fix mine.
by Ghostman
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to remove seized reservoir screws
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: How to remove seized reservoir screws

Scott thanks for the video you have some really great tips in there. This seems to be a large problem because people really crank these screws down and I want to say the torque on these are supposed to be around 7 lbs. Plus the fact even though they have the correct screwdriver in their toolkit they...
by Ghostman
Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Disappearing Honda Shops
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Disappearing Honda Shops

Ive had a trike since 07 and shops that dont work on trikes are a sore spot for me also. Sadly this was the death of a lot of install shops because of the lack of ability to service the bike they put the kit on. But from the shops point of view the cost depending on whats needed to be done for servi...
by Ghostman
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog Light Wiring Harness Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Fog Light Wiring Harness Rebuild

try here also
https://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec ... ctors.html
He has a lot of connectors used in Japanese motorcycles.
by Ghostman
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: meant to happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 1021

Re: meant to happen?

I remember my father having problems with his TV in the early 60s and taking out the tubes and going to an Allied electronic store and checking them in the tube tester inside the store. Oh those good old days!
by Ghostman
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The frustrating task of finding that PART
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: The frustrating task of finding that PART

Ive also bought some used body parts and gone to my local jobber and have them match the paint and repainted them myself. Sometimes you get lucky on Craigslist or some of the wing forums.
by Ghostman
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The frustrating task of finding that PART
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: The frustrating task of finding that PART

My neighbor used to have a Harley before he got into Goldwings. He would brag about HD standing for Hundred dollars. When he bought a Goldwing I told him they call it a Goldwing because buying some aftermarket parts you need to trade in your gold . He laughed until the 1st time he went to buy a trun...
by Ghostman
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Emergency/Hazard switch
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: Emergency/Hazard switch

Ghostman, are you saying you have a extra switch that you are willing to sell? I just purchased my first 2002 Goldwing and have a hazard switch that sticks (got it unstuck) but does not work and a cruise control switch that will not stay on. I dont have one to sell unfortunately with the issues wit...
by Ghostman
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Emergency/Hazard switch
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: Emergency/Hazard switch

I wound up some years ago going to Ebay and bought the whole panel with fog light switch and reverse switch used for like $60.00 and wound up cannibalizing one of the switches and I still have one spare.
by Ghostman
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Carb clean solution
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Carb clean solution

Simple Green makes a special version that is used on aircraft.
https://simplegreen.com/industrial/prod ... ?locale=en
by Ghostman
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2007 No Rear Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: 2007 No Rear Brakes

I would change and flush the fluids and then I would check out with honda if the brake recall was done. My 07 when it was new was doing similar things and I went through 3 dealers before I found one who would believe me and finally fixed the issue long before hondas fix. Supposedly theres somewhere ...
by Ghostman
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need some input
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Need some input

http://www.crowitis.com/helpfiles.html Heres a link to their help pages on the LCs and C90s as they say "all you need to know!" I found her pretty easy to work on it was just taking your time and double checking what youre doing.
by Ghostman
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need some input
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Need some input

She was a good bike. The way they were built Harley shouldve taken a good look at them for reliability. When I 1st bought it and brought it home my neighbor came running out thinking someone was stealing his Heritage because we both had straight pipes with flow thru baffles. It sounded exactly like ...
by Ghostman
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need some input
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Need some input

When I had my 03 these were the gentleman that helped me maintain it.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/RLCMC/me ... 2081649827
Its a Delphi forum on the 1500s.