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by Andy Cote
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 10530

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Thinking about the gathering. I thought I might be able to make it but alas no. Enjoy.
by Andy Cote
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High pitch squeel
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: High pitch squeel

Re you saying the noise is there when going down the road but not there when in neutral? Same RPM in all gears or same speed regardless of gear? Stress on parts is different when under load (moving) than when in neutral. It is still possible it's the tensioners and since that was the last work done ...
by Andy Cote
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sling lifting a Goldwing
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Sling lifting a Goldwing

DenverWinger wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 am

Wonder if they checked the load specs of the ladders.... :shock:
Aren't those ladder load ratings just suggestions? Just like speed limit signs?
by Andy Cote
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sling lifting a Goldwing
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Sling lifting a Goldwing

Keep in mind the bike is very heavy - applying a concentrated 1000 lb load to your garage ceiling joists is not going to have great results. Sling.jpg I can't see when using a a sling and hoist would be a good choice for a wing but I see nothing wrong with that engine change setup. Those pressurize...
by Andy Cote
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Accident sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Accident sensor

Sorry, my bad. You are correct. Only fuel injected GL1200s had the BAS.
by Andy Cote
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

jbaviera wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 pm
He should have just bolted a "Smart Car" to the side of the bike (or is that the other way around :?: )
well.....
by Andy Cote
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE

Easy plug and play above is a very good choice. While you don't need an isolator based on load, it doesn't hurt to have one and will ensure a trailer short does not affect bike fuses. Most of the GL1500s I have seen were done by removing the cover under the trunk where the helmet hooks and trunk & d...
by Andy Cote
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Accident sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Accident sensor

Yes. Honda refers to it as a "Bank Angle Sensor."
by Andy Cote
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!

Amen!

I always give extra room to commercial vehicles expecting road gator/blowout.

Also, leave extra room behind:
excavation trucks and trailers,
garbage trucks,
fish delivery trucks (common in my neck of the woods),
livestock trailers,
porta-potty trucks
by Andy Cote
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I now have three lifts: traditional MC jack, lift table, Pit Bull jack. I bought each of them used from local classifieds for about half of the best price I could find new. Somethings like bearing pullers and drivers can be borrowed from local auto parts stores if you only need them once in a great ...
by Andy Cote
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tire pressures
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: tire pressures

Unless you are a very aggressive rider on very twisty roads (like constantly dragging pegs) you will wear out the center first. Lower pressure on your OEM rear tire will adversely affect handling and/or cause premature failure. I run a different rear tire so I will leave ideal pressure to other read...
by Andy Cote
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Additional lights kill the stator?

The dreaded three yellow wires!! Oh no!!! The system was not designed for extra loads. The system was not designed for 30 life. It will fail eventually. I saw it on the internet so it must be true. There are many threads regarding the GL1200 charging system. Adding a couple lights, even LEDs, could ...
by Andy Cote
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki

newday777 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:14 am
It's a great looking rig. You could fasten a tent to the lid like the Slipstream trailer has.

https://www.cyclematetrailers.com/slipstreamcamper.html

Haha! I had thought about that. Haven't ruled it out yet. I have a good canvas guy so anything's possible.
by Andy Cote
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Headlight upgrade?

Having owned a standard I can attest that the light is weak and dismal. A halogen extra bright is nice but they don't seem to last long. The newest LED technology is great on the 1500and 1800. I remember reading that there was some thing extra needed to do a LED on a Valkyrie standard. Not sure if t...
by Andy Cote
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: To repair or rewire that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: To repair or rewire that is the question

There is probably no way for us to answer that question. There are a dozen ways this plug could be wired into the bike and really no plug and play solution that was common on the GL1500. You will need to trace the harness back. It could be under the rear cover under the trunk that DenverWinger talks...
by Andy Cote
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Check this link: http://www.service-shop-repair-manual.com/2012-2017-honda-gold-wing-gl1800-gl1800a-part-61mca66-service-shop-repair-manual-etm/ 2012-2017 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 / GL1800A Part# 61MCA66 service shop repair manual + ETM Your Price: $89.00 Brand: Honda Condition: New Weight: 7.00 LBS R...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: anyone dealt with saber cycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: anyone dealt with saber cycle?

More interesting. Second time in few weeks. See here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52862

Big reputation hole for them to dig out of either way.
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Push Button for storage
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Push Button for storage

There are push button locks in various sizes. I don't remember seeing anyone do that so you might have to research a part number that has the right dimensions and let the rest of us know. But.... A number of guys have made key knobs. Get a replacement key made, cut off part of the key ring end and e...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Trailer visibility

I like the large Square inches of the School Bus lights that you got, but with my Wood Box, there was no way to install them, not enough room on the back. So, I elected to go the Semi Truck LED route and use the metal brackets to hold the lights off to the outside of the trailer.... that created mo...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Trailer visibility

Again depends on your trailer but on my Kompact Kamp I upgraded all the rear lights. I used school bus amber and red lights from Superbrite LEDs. I also added a third brake light made by Sound Off Signal for emergency vehicles. Very bright strobe with five quick flashes then a solid signal. I added ...
by Andy Cote
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Trailer visibility

I am unsure how courteous the cage drivers are in the Northwest. Here in my neck of the woods, They can't ever be trusted. One would think that an extra eight feet of trailer would never be an issue but …….. Of course we will all talk about defensive driving skills. Never linger, stay out of blind s...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted. Ultimate King Seat GL1800
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Wanted. Ultimate King Seat GL1800

Stu, Considering the time of day of your post, I assume you are in NH right now (though the weather in San Diego might be nicer!). Anyway, I found this: https://vermont.craigslist.org/mpo/d/barre-ultimate-seat-for-goldwing/6936621960.html Year is right but not sure which size it is nor any indicatio...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Saddlebag Lights

The aftermarket lights used a straight 12v. The Honda brand accessory lights used a transformer. I can't remember the specs though. Sorry. BTW, many folks have had failures with the Honda lights. Yours were working fine before? There are some threads about folks that have opened up the light fixture...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove rear tire?
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: How to remove rear tire?

You can come out the back with a few things removed.

You can do down and out if you use a lift table or a high jack such as a pit bull.

You can lower over on the right side bars and slide the wheel in and out.

Whichever way you do it - IT'S WAY EASIER THAN A GL1500.