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by keithg64
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: GPS works but won't track

You could disconnect the positive battery cable with the possibility of a reset.
by keithg64
Sun May 22, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable

It's not that hard once you get to it. Get your new one and tape it to the old one and pull it through.
by keithg64
Sun May 22, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800

Use an electrical contact cleaner, do not use wd40.
by keithg64
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: turning radius on a trike
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: turning radius on a trike

You must be hitting something, I just installed a rake kit on my sisters 03 and it turned equally on both sides.
by keithg64
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Madstad Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Madstad Screen

I've had mine for over a year and love it. No more wind buffering, excellent in the summer, manageable in the spring and fall. Will definitely buy one again.
by keithg64
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Fork rebuild

I have used the upgraded progressive springs and have used the traxxion springs but for me the best upgrade is the progressive monotubes that I'm running now. With a fork rebuild kit from wingstuff.
by keithg64
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Surging at idle and cuts out when held at a constant speed
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: 2006 Surging at idle and cuts out when held at a constant speed

Have you changed the air filter and check for a mouse nest ? Checked and replaced spark plugs ? Had the battery load tested ?

Also there is some reading here.

https://www.gl1800riders.com/threads/idle-surge.311825/
by keithg64
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight modulator
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: Headlight modulator

I put Kisan modulator on my bike at the beginning of the season and plugged them into the high beams on my 07. Not very difficult to get to as the other guys have said your just getting to the plug and not replacing the bulb.
by keithg64
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best GPS for non-Nav wings
Replies: 37
Views: 2864

Re: Best GPS for non-Nav wings

I had the zumo 590 for about a year and really like it because of the size and everything Bluetooth to my headset. Bought it used. I have since bought a zumo xt and like the clarity of the screen and size also.
by keithg64
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder Bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder Bad?

Where did you guys get your kits from ? Did you buy oem or aftermarket ?
by keithg64
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2340

Re: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?

I ride my up the lift. I did add side extensions so I can balance with my feet. Ride the bike up into the wheel chock vise, get off the bike and hold the handlebar while reaching down and tighten the wheel chock vise.
by keithg64
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2340

Re: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?

I have a cheaper craftsman lift that goes under the bike and lifts it up off the floor and I also have a Handy lift with the side extentions that I put my bike on over the winter or for tire changes. It is also a great work bench in the riding season. During the ride season I usually don't have and ...
by keithg64
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: better model years
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: better model years

I had a 2000 for 6 years and loved that bike but it definitely was a land cruiser. I now have a 2007 gl1800 with 100k miles that has had no issues when I bought it with 43k miles. I really like this bike. Very sporty and easy to ride. I believe the 01 to 05 also had an internal bearing issue.
by keithg64
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problem after oil and filter change
Replies: 27
Views: 2880

Re: Problem after oil and filter change

So it was the synthetic oil. My bike is a 2007 gl1800 with 100k miles. I have been running synthetic oil for the last 3 years now and have that same sound and have come to the conclusion that it's supposed to sound that way but I'm not happy about it. You guys that have that sound do you use synthet...
by keithg64
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: steering head bearings replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: steering head bearings replacement

There are a few different ways to get them out and back in. I used a chisel with a slight bend and ground tip to fit in the small lip and made my own press. Do a search in the 1800 section and you'll find many ways. It is very similar to the 1500.
by keithg64
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starter problem
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: starter problem

Glad you got it fixed but I would also remove and clean the ground bolt from the battery to the right side of the engine. It can get corroded and cause starting issues. The bolt sits around the reverse cables on the right side of the engine behind the cover.
by keithg64
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Spark Plugs and the infamous "gap."
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: OEM Spark Plugs and the infamous "gap."

I change my plugs every year during the winter. I ride about 18k miles a year. Plugs are cheap and not hard to change. People say that they run high milage on a bike and the bike still runs great and probably does. But that goes right with a pour suspension or old tires or what ever. We get used to ...
by keithg64
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2014 Goldwing/Valkyrie starts intermittently
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 2014 Goldwing/Valkyrie starts intermittently

I'm not sure if the Valkyrie's have this grounding to engine but you can check.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=54338&sid=b2291d56 ... 3bc6629eda
by keithg64
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Chain Slack Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: Timing Chain Slack Adjustment

I don't have numbers or sizes but you can get brushes from cyclemax in Ohio and also get oem bearings from them on the oem side of their site. As far as expense goes you may be right about the price but you can not beat Honda's oem parts. I rather pay now and not worry about it again.
by keithg64
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A better option to trailering.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: A better option to trailering.

If I ever take up golf I would do something like this.

viewtopic.php?t=37686
by keithg64
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Grip suggestions Please
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Grip suggestions Please

Definitely those or these grip puppies. The heat will go through them and they are a better feel than stock diameter grips.

https://grip-puppy.com/
by keithg64
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle height
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Motorcycle height

If you want to read about sag and adjustment there is a lot of info on this. Here is only one.

https://www.theglforum.com/forum/motorc ... on-preload
by keithg64
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: touring hand covers for 1800
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: touring hand covers for 1800

Cyclemax is slowly shipping to Canada and I believe wingstuff is too.
by keithg64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: darkside questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: darkside questions

I've had my 07 around 110 and that is on a mc tire. I ran a ct before for several thousand miles and in a straight line not much of a problem. However in a corner is a different issue. I don't think the mc tire would come apart at say 131 but in my opinion ct are for cars and mt are for motorcycles....