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by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Running/Stop bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Running/Stop bulbs

regarding the other board post, the sockets should just quarter turn and come out of the light housing.
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Running/Stop bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Running/Stop bulbs

The socket itself is fine. No need to get new sockets. The new jumper wires slide into an existing unused slot in the socket and the other end (Posi-tap) splices into the harness feeding the adjacent bulb. Just check which is which ahead of time.
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Running/Stop bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Running/Stop bulbs

Of course the fact that Honda used dual filament bulbs even where the bulbs are wired for single function doesn't really help. I was checking that out! Hate to let a good filament go to waste. Have to see if I can add a jumper wire. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=16&p=35548...
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gray paint and scratches on lower bodywork.
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Gray paint and scratches on lower bodywork.

fibersport asked the question about touch up paint recently: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=61471&p=354565#p354565

I was mildly surprised at some of the runs and scratches under my bike. Normal use I believe. My belly pan has done its job.
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Running/Stop bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Running/Stop bulbs

Of course the fact that Honda used dual filament bulbs even where the bulbs are wired for single function doesn't really help.
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?

Sharp looking bike.

Welcome (again) neighbor.
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Running/Stop bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Running/Stop bulbs

They are all the same. I believe 3157 is the right number. Easy to pull one out and take it in the store with you.
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind screen
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Wind screen

My GL1500 came to me with a Markland touring windshield. Tall, wide and upswept. Tough. Changed to a Tulsa tall with a vent. Pretty good. Tried one of the low Euro styles. Didn't really like it. Yes the vent is probably worth it. Not tons of air but worth having that option. There was a recent threa...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery charging
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Battery charging

Ok, you have the side cover off but not the seat. Yes, the sides of the seat hang low and can make installation of the battery charger clips difficult. You probably know it already but if you can get the positive clip on securely you can attach the negative to the frame. There is no need to be wary ...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?

BTW, the bike looks good from what I can see. More pix? Mileage?
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Supposedly Aftermarket Lights...?

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from? Those diamond shaped lights were common years ago. Cobra, Markland, Kuryakyn, Showchrome, Add-On and others all offered them usually in conjunction with those chrome wrap around light bars. Believe they have a couple screws to hold the lens on and they would...
by Andy Cote
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery charging
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Battery charging

Do you have the owner's manual? Must have item if you don't. Service manual is close to a must have as well since most dealers won't work on a bike of this age (older than most of their mechanics). The side covers should come off without removing the seat but there are some aftermarket seats that ma...
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessories opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Accessories opinion

Excellent.

For the GL1800, I would stay with either Electrical Connection or SoCal MotoGear for headlights (check product review pages).

When you do the front suspension (or sooner), I would add a fork brace. Also, while not the principal reason, Helibars will stiffen up the front as well.
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace

Purchased one September 28th and the screws provided were not metric. I used the original socket head cap screws because the correct thread size is more important than the cap screw seating properly, being aluminum the screws will make their own seating surface when tightened since they are going o...
by Andy Cote
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessories opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Accessories opinion

Most of the folks I have spoken with recommend waiting until the bike has 35,000 to 55,000 miles before making the suspension upgrades but if you are really disappointed with the handling, of course you can do it at any time. I also appreciate the quiet stock pipes. I've had more throaty pipes on my...
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 gl1500 trike helmet hangers
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 1996 gl1500 trike

BTW. You might get better results with a more specific subject.
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 gl1500 trike helmet hangers
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 1996 gl1500 trike

Something like this:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/goldwi ... nsions/935

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/helmet ... nsions/634

I also once saw a guy that had used two little, three inch long, adjustable wrenches.
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pictures in a PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Pictures in a PM

tried but failed. Sorry
by Andy Cote
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

My GL1200 had the classic issue of leaning more than I liked when on the side stand so I got in the habit then. When I was at work, I was usually the only one on the center stand. Just seemed like a good thing to me. Even looked at buying a center stand (aftermarket) for my Valkyrie.
by Andy Cote
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace

Do you still sell them with SAE (1/4-28) screws or the correct metric thread screws (7-1.0)? This is not some cheap decorative trim piece where "close enough" might be okay for some people It just seemed counterintuitive to me that the flat head screws in the countersunk holes (which are supposed to...
by Andy Cote
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying to find a starter rebuild kit for ....
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Trying to find a starter rebuild kit for ....

The whole bike or something more specific?
by Andy Cote
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: frame touch-up
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: frame touch-up

Maybe a trip to the local auto parts store. A much less cost effective solution is: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... rs/117/177 but that could start an addiction. :D
by Andy Cote
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts

My two cents. The J&M MP3 player is a good upgrade over the factory CD player. I believe all the controls will work as you described. Note that the J&M USB unit can receive Bluetooth audio from another source; it does not provide two way with your phone nor does it connect the bike's system to a hea...
by Andy Cote
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive on GL1800
Replies: 76
Views: 3917

Re: Final drive on GL1800

THATS IT! THIS WILL BE MY WINTER PROJECT! JUST WISH I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ONE WHEN I HAD BIKE APART PUTTING CENTRAMATIC BALANCERS AND TRAILER HITCH. JUST GOT BACK FROM VIRGINIA WITH MY NEW-TO-ME TRAILER,AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXCELLENT TIME FOR COMPARISON.WEBSITE SAYS NEW STOCK OCTOBER 15TH. ITS...
by Andy Cote
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive on GL1800
Replies: 76
Views: 3917

Re: Final drive on GL1800

Like most of us, there have been times when I tried to up-shift only to find I was already in fifth gear. There have also been times when I was cruising at 55-60 range for some time before realizing I was still in fourth gear. While many other folks promoted it, I never supported adding a sixth gear...