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by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

Of course you are probably already familiar with these specialized items. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted vertical stabilizer ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

IMHO you should have a regular motorcycle jack. You can pick up a used one from local classified ads. Yes, most items can be done without but it's something you'll want at some point and better to have it in advance. Your toolbox is probably already stocked. Normal handtools, metric wrenches, socket...
by Andy Cote
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki

gford wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:32 pm
I'm guessing its a cargo trailer. How does it open up, how much room is inside. Looks nice.
About 3' x 6-1/2' of floor space. Big enough to sleep in but no ventilation.



by Andy Cote
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki
Replies: 2
Views: 61

My New Nomad - no not a Kawasaki

So as some of you know, I bought a Kompact Kamp last fall as a winter project. I went thru with new wiring, new LED superbrite school bus taillights, new bearing and tires, etc. Sold my Piggybacker cargo trailer. Then I found an Alite 400 so I sold the tent trailer. But before I could get there, the...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 25
Views: 1347

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

Mass RMV certainly had not performed their duties. But everyday I check the newspaper there is a least one arrest for operating after suspension. Very high percentage drive anyway. While I am not defending the truck driver in any way (he should not have been driving - that we know), I will hold my c...
by Andy Cote
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted-Saddlebag Corner turn Signals "Newer Style"
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Wanted-Saddlebag Corner turn Signals "Newer Style"

Congratulations. Doubly.

You found what you needed.

You actually received what you ordered from Saber Cycle.
by Andy Cote
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Beverage holder for 1800 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Beverage holder for 1800 Goldwing

I have tried several. Agree with WingAdmin. I avoided Butler for a while (How much for a cup? Really?) but in the end having now used one, I'm a believer. I however replaced the thumbscrew with a RAM ball and used the RAM mounts I had previously installed. vice the Butler mount. I just have to remem...
by Andy Cote
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Confused about this wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Confused about this wiring

Suggest you disconnect the aux panel completely until you figure out what's going on. High level of concern but investigation required before just switching over to the positive terminal. Can't say not knowing but the AUX plugs in the left glove box and the trunk lid are USUALLY connected to the sto...
by Andy Cote
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

How did you go about "ceramic" coating the chrome? Thanks I think there is a post around here on the subject. Below is one company that produces a ceramic product (I am NOT related to this guy): https://ceramicpro.com/getprotected/ The ceramic coating is wicked hard. Much harder than wax. Very, ver...
by Andy Cote
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

I agree that many of the chrome parts from Showchrome/BBP, Add-On and Kuryakyn tend to be inexpensive Chinese products and likely made in the same factory. But when it comes to GL1500 many of these items are now discontinued and you are limited to existing inventories. As you look at the retailer we...
by Andy Cote
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Contemplating moving up

I had my GL1500 for quite a while, lots of miles, and planned on keeping it until I was done riding. Then I got the itch. I started looking and pricing and planning. Put the GL1500 on the market at what it was worth to me. Once I found the right guy who thought it was worth that much to him, off she...
by Andy Cote
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: LED Lights

The reason you get hyperflashing is the thermal relay that is used in the bikes think a bulb is burned out due to the reduced load. Some use in line resistors to solve the issue, but I personally think a better solution is to replace the flasher relay (or relays if there is a second for 4-ways, don...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Night riding windshield glare

Ask your Optometrist to check for cataract.
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hartco vs. Ultimate
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Hartco vs. Ultimate

For comparison sake. I had a Hartco on my GL1500 and did not care for it. I had an Ultimate on the same bike and was ecstatic. Also had an Ultimate on my Valkyrie Interstate and was pleased. I now have an Ultimate on my GL1800. Limited experience so far but seems to be meeting my expectations which ...
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Sequential Cowl Lights/Daytime LED Running Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Sequential Cowl Lights/Daytime LED Running Lights

I have the sequential front turn signals on my 2015. Similar circuitry, different location. I like them very much. Look good, work well and good attention getter. I recommend them and by extension think these units for the 2018 would be a good addition. BTW. I did a review on the Add-On brand sequen...
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Electrical Connection company - genuine company or not ? did not receive heated grips

They do make some good products. I had an issue about six years ago with a product that was of unknown age. Took about a week to hear back from them but once I did, they were extremely helpful. But...….As far as I know WingAdmin is still waiting for the LED headlight kit he was promised last year to...
by Andy Cote
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 trunk corner brake light bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: GL1200 trunk corner brake light bulb

Correct, the corner lights in the trunk on a GL1200 are an aftermarket accessory. Here is the link to OEM and includes details on the bulb.

https://addonaccessories.net/gl1200/120 ... n-kit.html

A worthwhile addition IMHO but a good candidate for a LED upgrade.
by Andy Cote
Fri May 24, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Of Floorboards and Linked Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Of Floorboards and Linked Brakes

Here's a rider with the opposite problem. A trade may be in order.

https://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/3 ... l1500.html
by Andy Cote
Tue May 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Custom Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Custom Seat

Stich pattern is a giveaway - Hartco Diamond. But most any rain cover will work.
by Andy Cote
Mon May 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Garmin 595 with Tpms sensors.
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Garmin 595 with Tpms sensors.

So I had an issue with Garmin 395 when I first installed. Please see this: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44560&p=275643#p275643 Note in that linked post that the Garmin Tech Support was not able to fix my problem on my first call. The phone answerer claimed to own a bike and se...
by Andy Cote
Sun May 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals stop after 10 seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Turn signals stop after 10 seconds

I remember reading once that if you hold the switch for a couple seconds it extends the duration or even cancels the auto-off function but you know, I've never tested this. I just got in the habit of holding the switch in the on position until committed to the turn and pushing the manual cancel as s...
by Andy Cote
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can you identify these parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Can you identify these parts?

Size? Springs about four inches long? Looks like the mounts for the lower cowl cornering lamps/driving lights.