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by Andy Cote
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Ultimate Seat for Valkyrie Interstate
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: For Sale: Ultimate Seat for Valkyrie Interstate

Sorry, I should have posted sooner that this seat has been sold.

If you haven't tried, this site might help: http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/

Good luck with your search.
by Andy Cote
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fairing marker lights
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: fairing marker lights

From the photos they look chrome. The U.S. bikes has those as orange with the socket on the back and the harness on the bike but no socket or bulb. Most believe this was built this way for some export markets that required lights vs. reflectors. If allowed where you live, you certainly could upgrade...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fog / turn lights
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Fog / turn lights

I installed a set of daytime running lights on m GL1500 a few years back. If I remember they were from Showchrome but I think most brands are similar. The wiring was already there. There is a relay that is used to provide the on/off function for cornering lights or a jumper that is used for full tim...
by Andy Cote
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Goldwing Model History
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Goldwing Model History

Thank you. Thank you. :D :D
by Andy Cote
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger arm rests
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Passenger arm rests

I always liked the look of the Hondaline ones, even before I owned a GL1800. They were early on my shopping list once I bought the bike. Install is a bit more labor intensive than others. They are not as big which I like better.
by Andy Cote
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '81 GOLDWING - AUTO TRANS?
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: '81 GOLDWING - AUTO TRANS?

Welcome to the forum. Yes, a 1981 Goldwing does not have an automatic transmission. Honda did offer automatic transmission in this time frame but only on the 400 twin or 750 Four models. Those Hondamatic models can be subject to the issues you have raised but I have seen many that still work very we...
by Andy Cote
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: LE Headlight

Below is from Honda website for current model year but applies to the 2018 & 2019 as well:

All 2020 Gold Wing models feature a complete LED lighting package. The headlights, the taillights, and every bit of instrumentation is LED. LEDs not only last longer, but they’re also lighter and run cooler.
by Andy Cote
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: LE Headlight

2018

Product review forum has threads/posts for replacement bulbs for earlier years.
by Andy Cote
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

I have been watching a show called Brain Games on NETFLIX. It has some information regarding how we draw conclusions and make decisions.
by Andy Cote
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

I have seen a small number of folks report that another driver said "I thought you were signaling okay." IMHO these other drivers did not see you (as described above) and only recognized their mistake after the fact, using the modulator as an excuse. If one actually looks at a correctly installed mo...
by Andy Cote
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Modulator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Modulator Question

Another new member. Welcome to the forum.

There are methods to measure non-events. It is truly a research project and requires some work. Whether funded by a grant or a scholar thesis, important work that needs to be done.
by Andy Cote
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Modulator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Modulator Question

Funny question, don't you think it would be factory installed if there was any verified data on the effect ? I live in Netherlands, Europe and as far as I know we are one of the few countries where you get a 10 % discount on the insurance premium after attending an advance rider safety training. Ou...
by Andy Cote
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires

I am planning the same winter project. I thought one ounce would be enough but actually I bought two three ounce bags. My plan is to use half a bag (1-1/2 oz. less spillage) in each tire but wanted the two filtered valve cores. I'll save the other bag of beads for a future job. I also plan to instal...
by Andy Cote
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1987

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

Not extremely funny but all I remember at the moment. Walked out of a Subway restaurant after lunch. Stereotypical mom with minivan and three kids was loading up right next to me. I donned the gear, straddled over and hit start. She actually tensed and flinched as I was firing up. Then she exclaimed...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Both Turn signal dash lights an beep
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Both Turn signal dash lights an beep

My 1500 never beeped except the poor OEM horn. Makes me think there is a bad ground or short, perhaps in the left handlebar switch box as it has both turn signals and horn buttons. If it's not the horn you hear, is it possible that someone has installed a reminder signal to turn off the directional ...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for a mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: looking for a mechanic

AZgl1800 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm
http://www.oldwings.com/

Pistol Pete's GL1000 Carb rebuild service and others
does he do 1500 carbs?
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for a mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: looking for a mechanic

I do have one local to me that I trust but sorry to say I do not have a mechanic local to you. I would suggest that whomever you select use parts from Randakk's: https://www.randakks.com/ Bill Ferguson Specializes in Valkyries but may do work on the Goldwing. Good thing is he comes to you. Here's a ...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GW 1800 comparison chart
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: GW 1800 comparison chart

I think either a 2006 or a 2007 is an excellent choice. Two years ago, I, like you, started to get an urge to move from the GL1500 to a GL1800. I was checking all the local used bikes, mostly 2006-2010. When the time came, I fell into a deal on a 2015 with 2000 miles and still under warranty. Althou...
by Andy Cote
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 1279

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Not withstanding the poor telephone customer service, at the time of the original post the Helm manuals were backordered with no delivery date available.

If you look at a Clymer or Haynes manual side by side with a Honda manual you will see similar issues to what my2009wing has described.
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: ULTIMATE SEAT
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: ULTIMATE SEAT

The 2012-2017 seat will go on a 2001-2010 only by the "beat to fit" method. A 2001-2010 seat will go on a 2012-2017 but leave a gap between it and the side covers requiring "paint to suit." Better off to get a proper fitting seat for BOTH the bike AND the butt.
by Andy Cote
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: How long does your riding gear last?

Gloves: I seem to wear these out most frequently. Olympia summer weight did not make one season, Fulmer summer weight gave me four seasons and I just bought some KLIM. Heavier gauntlet set from Roadgear have lasted well along with heated Gerbings. A couple Firstgear jackets are still in service. I t...
by Andy Cote
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Modulator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Modulator Question

https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/00-nht-212-motorcycle/toc.html https://msf-usa.org/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771245/ I am surprised when I see another motorcycle with one. Very infrequent. There really has not been a study on the effects (positive and neg...
by Andy Cote
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: ULTIMATE SEAT
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: ULTIMATE SEAT

Is it wired for factory heat?
by Andy Cote
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Darkside

I understand the potential risks of running a car tire but would like to still. I know the size and brand/model I want but I can’t find anyone willing to do the install. I trust the tire but not myself to install/balance it. Does anyone know of a chain willing to install these tires or do you have ...
by Andy Cote
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag tail light difference
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Saddle bag tail light difference

Different but interchangeable. The 2001-2005 has amber lens for directional lights; 2006-2010 uses clear lens with amber colored bulbs. Similar situation for trunk mounted red lights. The 2012-2017 trunk lights are also interchangeable but go back to the earlier red lens with clear bulbs.