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by Andy Cote
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Any Valkyrie owners out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Any Valkyrie owners out there?

I do not recall that on mine or anyone else's. I do know that many owners of Standards or Tourers would swap out to the Interstate ECU for more torque. You might want to read through this information source: http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/ Also, there is a couple Valkyrie centric mechanics (BigBF ...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing marks
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Timing marks

Are you planning on new belts? I would since you are already there. Regardless, it is not uncommon to be off a half tooth.
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?

There are a couple youtube videos.

Next person that does an alternator change on a GL1800, please post it in the How-to articles section. Thank you in advance.
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?

So you are definitely looking at pulling that alternator. Others have rebuilt them, usually new brushes are sufficient. They are a PITA to get out. Sorry (not sorry) to say I have never done it myself so I can't offer specific steps myself. Some guys have made wrenches or used a ratcheting wrench wi...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tank Bags for a GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tank Bags for a GL1800

newday777 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:47 am
I wonder if the Coleman jug is just air insulation instead of foam insulation.....like their chest coolers are.....
Just from the heft of it I would say it has foam insulation.
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tank Bags for a GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tank Bags for a GL1800

Yes. The woman that makes the harness found that there was no advantage to buying and shipping the jugs. They are readily available at many stores (B&M or online). Just tell MotoJug which jug you are going to use and they will make accordingly. My daughter bought a Coleman one gallon jug to go with ...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder Sequential LED spoiler
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Pathfinder Sequential LED spoiler

As you know, the SoCal Pathfinder comes with a built in flasher function. I do not know it that can be bypassed. Functionality would be dependent on if the OEM spoiler circuit is "upstream" or "downstream" of the BackOff flasher unit (does your current spoiler light flash?) and how the flasher units...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tank Bags for a GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tank Bags for a GL1800

Not exactly what you asked for but you might try this:

https://www.motojug.com/

I received one for Christmas and am suitably impressed so far. Have not actually used under way yet but as soon as spring gets here, I will provide a review.
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

patbrandon1 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:54 am
Thank you everyone for the great input. Very helpful, and your time is appreciated.

This is what I ended up getting my buddy for Christmas to wash his new bike.

I think he was very surprised.


GWD socks.jpg

GWD Water.jpg

Not the rinseless wash I had in mind.
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted Lower trunk light assem. 2000 1500se
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Wanted Lower trunk light assem. 2000 1500se

Do you mean item #2 in this exploded view diagram? https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclemax/showmodel.asp?Type=13&make=hondamc&a=491&b=76&c=0&d=2000%20GL1500SE%20GOLD%20WING%20SE%20SADDLEBAG There is also a replacement that adds turn signals to these assemblies. This one has orange lens. Th...
by Andy Cote
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM
Replies: 32
Views: 1103

Re: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM

Stuck pistons would explain why the pads are not worn! I can't tell but since you you are not getting fluid out thru the bleeder, I assume with the bleeder closed, you are not able to build pressure and get a full/hard pedal. Have you tried opening the bleeder on the rear caliper? The pedal brakes c...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to the Goldwing Doc Site
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: New to the Goldwing Doc Site

welcome.

Your profile shows a 2002 so you might fix it to 2018 DCT.

The pros are immense. That's why you bought it, right? :D

Cons? Some will point out a few things as shortcomings but IT'S A GREAT BIKE! Enjoy.
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: EZ-Lift Center Stand help for GL1800
Replies: 0
Views: 200

EZ-Lift Center Stand help for GL1800

There are many posts and videos that deal with getting the big GL1800 up on the center stand. I have practiced the technique and demonstrated it for a few other folks and usually can make it happen on first try. But I recently purchased a package deal of extras and it included one of the subject EZ ...
by Andy Cote
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

I have one of those brushes but use a wash mitt most of the time. For soap I use the no rinse product from Optimum. I really like the no rinse because of minimal water usage. You don't have to flood the bike to get the soap off; you don't waste a lot of water (environmentally friendly) and you can d...
by Andy Cote
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Cruise control stopped working

The lever switches are always the first reaction on a GL1500 CC not holding but the CRUISE SET light seems to be working perfectly so not that. You said you adjusted the cable. When was this done? Was that to help take the "slack" out to reduce the engage time after setting the CC? My first thought ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth

Can you transmit with the CB using BT? I have an SMH10 and a Cardo G9 BT unit. I have tried it on the GL and find the volume lacking. If you want Honda CB functionality, I believe you will need either a mic splitter or a SENA Freewire/SENA headset arrangement. You could also use a separate handheld...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cruise and headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: cruise and headlights

Cold? I'm just leaving that alone for now.
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cruise and headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: cruise and headlights

Two center headlights are low beam. Two outer bulbs are high beam. Lows remain on with highs.

Sounds like a battery issue.
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: another question
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: another question

Ok, I'm with ya. That cover is decorative only. Doesn't hold the floorboard. You can wiggle those around while the floor board mounting bolts are loose, making sure the rubber grommets are in the right places. The exhaust heat shield may also be a little tweaked. This is the same side as your saddle...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: another question
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: another question

So I was headed out the door when I first posted. Now that I have finished plowing and shoveling I wanted to post some perhaps helpful links. These are links for the 88 and a 91 Interstate showing the passenger floor boards and foot pegs. These are the factory isometric exploded parts view drawings ...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Work shop light

My garage has many overhead fluorescent lights, a third of which have upgraded to LED bulbs. I have three handheld corded mechanic drop lights and several halogen stand mounted work lights (also act as great heaters during the winter!). I have five different battery operated flashlights, including e...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebags
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: saddlebags

I do believe the latches are adjustable but if all you did was remove and reinstall the assembly, I would check that everything is back in place before making adjustments. It should not look different than it did before. It is 30+ years old and things get tweaked and out of kilter so it's possible t...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: another question
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: another question

Sorry but I'm not sure I follow your question. Could you perhaps add some photos? Sounds like something has been changed. On the 1988, the OEM passenger floor boards are a simple two bolt install with a plain aluminum board and a rubber like pad. The SE model (not available in 88) had adjustable hei...
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyeing the vinyl and 100 other projects
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Dyeing the vinyl and 100 other projects

Don't let those belts intimidate you. Take your time and follow the directions and you'll feel good about a job well done. I will say this is a job to start fresh, first thing in the morning. If you plan on taking a day, you'll be in for lunch. But if you try to rush it, like after work or when you ...
by Andy Cote
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: strobing brake lights
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: strobing brake lights

Just make sure they flash up to 5 times and then go to a steady burn. Those are leagal, anything that flashes more is not. I use these instead of changing bulbs. Unless the bulb is a high quality one, you run the risk of them failing. The cheap China stuff fails all the time. That is why they are c...