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by Andy Cote
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: 2015 Questions

Welcome to the forum. Is that Blue Haven, New South Wales? Is your 2015 a U.S. Spec bike or European model? Steve is accurate on the trailer wiring and handlebars. Your trailer wiring harness should include directions on where to plug in. Usually under the seat. BTW Steve sells these harnesses if yo...
by Andy Cote
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Cruise Control
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Intermittent Cruise Control

Instead of jostling the levers, give them a gentle push forward. They have switches as opposed to sensors. Push the either lever forward then slowly pull it back. You should hear two clicks. One is for CC cancel and the other is for the brake light or starter circuit enable (clutch side). Look under...
by Andy Cote
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling blower direction
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Cooling blower direction

So should I conclude you and Tamathumper are brothers? He made that move and also spent some time in Vacationland I've been down to Machias many times and expect to be soon in my implementation of social distancing. At the other end, my late brother-in-law used to live in Sanford and I worked some i...
by Andy Cote
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling blower direction
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Cooling blower direction

tamathumper wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Andy Cote wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Two great towns there.
Andy, have you ever *been* to Machias or Sanford?!... :lol:
Pourquoi mon ami? :D :D
by Andy Cote
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling blower direction
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Cooling blower direction

Should have said before - Welcome to the forum. Sorry I didn't notice it was your first post.

Two great towns there. Basically half of the Maine Four Corners Tour without even trying. You're gonna love that bike.
by Andy Cote
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 High Beam bulb change
Replies: 18
Views: 4513

Re: GL1800 High Beam bulb change

Changing high beam bulbs on a GL1800 requires some disassembly, patience and tricks. I have used dowels, small flexible tubing and three different long reach needle nose pliers. I will offer that LED or HID is actually easier IMHO as they have a wire harness "tail" to help wag the dog rather than ju...
by Andy Cote
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20410

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

The GL1800 rear wheel looks like an automobile wheel. Any decent tire, car or bike shop should be able to do a dynamic balance. However, I have used Dynabeads with good success and expect Counteract to be just as good. Now have Centramatic balancers that seem pretty nice as well.
by Andy Cote
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling blower direction
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Cooling blower direction

Yes, yes and yes.

There is a mod to reverse the fans if you want. Generally they never come on going down the road, only parked or very low speed. At low speed, do you want the heat blowing forward or back on your legs?
by Andy Cote
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????

Zeoran, Have you used the search tool on the classified link at the top of this page? I found these which are in the price range you have been talking about: https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/d/tucson-2003-honda-goldwing-gl1800-abs/7076992609.html https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/d/hesperia-2...
by Andy Cote
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????

I saw both of those pix, but I did not examine the loose hitch to see if it was a vertical or horizontal. shot from the hip on my response :( I usually blame my bi-focals even though I don't wear them anymore. :D No harm, no foul. BTW, there is a beautiful 97 SE in the one year only midnight blue f...
by Andy Cote
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Commends/thoughts on this used 1999 Goldwing in AZ????

John, One of the pics show the cooler in place behind the fender so it was on at one time. But one picture shows the entire hitch on the garage floor. It also shows as a straight in receiver type not the vertical style receiver style and other pics show the rear fender with no receiver below it. I d...
by Andy Cote
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Buying a used 2000 from out of state???
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: Buying a used 2000 from out of state???

Honda sold Goldwings that celebrated the anniversary of the Wing itself as well as anniversary of Honda itself. My only question on the linked one is why the hitch was removed. Some pictures show it installed. Regardless, easy to reinstall. Chat with the seller but looks good so far. Weekend trip!
by Andy Cote
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Desperately Searching for 2000 Goldwing SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Desperately Searching for 2000 Goldwing SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can't lose something you never had. That bike wasn't meant to be. Don't worry, you will cross paths with the perfect bike. Any vehicle 20 years old is going to need some work, regardless of mileage. Even if it's running fine when you look it, could have a dozen things go wrong right away. But ju...
by Andy Cote
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse camera to display screen ?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Reverse camera to display screen ?

There was a short thread started on this: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=53563&p=311753#p311753 If you were to use a standalone motorcycle specific dash cam with it's own display screen, you could make the display show the rear view full time. Beware, the control head/display ma...
by Andy Cote
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth communication - keep it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Bluetooth communication - keep it simple

rickygilbert wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Nulaxy KM series.. I love the KM24 KM 28 and now KM30... work so well, gives you blue tooth everything and pipes through your standard internal Gold wing Systems
Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

Could you please supply some additional details on why you recommend this system?
by Andy Cote
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: head lights
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: head lights

Go to the PRODUCT REVIEW section and read the threads on Electrical Connection and Southern California Motorcycle Gear bulbs. There are reviews of HID bulbs, older/original LED bulbs and the latest generation LED bulbs and catching up on this history will be helpful in your decision making. I have a...
by Andy Cote
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio static when brakes are applied only on FM stero
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Radio static when brakes are applied only on FM stero

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

Do you have LED brake light bulbs or a brake light flasher? ABS?
by Andy Cote
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cb radio alternative
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: cb radio alternative

TWTourist wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Those of you using the 75-822 what antenna are you using? Where do you have it mounted?

TIA
One of the advantages of this radio is the antenna is built in. Sorta like a walkie talkie with a hand held mic.
by Andy Cote
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello fellow wingers
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Hello fellow wingers

…... I have went to great lengths getting this bike road worthy and do not want to trash it !! Bike damage or wife damage? :shock: Anyway, check with your local motorcycle safety schools and local GWRRA Chapter. They may offer a passenger/pillion course. If that is not available in your area she co...
by Andy Cote
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 86
Views: 7102

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I installed both the EC and the SoCal LED headlight units. The SoCal are much easier because the shim is attached. The loose shim ring on the EC is just one more thing to balance in the blind with your hand in the fairing. Performance wise, I haven't been able to tell the difference. I really like t...
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: 451

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: 330

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: 378

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: 1871

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: 344

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.