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by Andy Cote
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:06 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: General advice to first time Goldwing owner
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: General advice to first time Goldwing owner

Welcome to the forum. Did your bike come with maintenance records? How many miles? Where's the pix? I would go into a Honda dealership and have them run a report of services performed by dealers. Won't reflect non-dealer service but will include warranty and recall work and list any open recalls. Ch...
by Andy Cote
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:18 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: 5 pin trailer light outlet on GL1500 to 4 pin flat trailer plug adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: 5 pin trailer light outlet on GL1500 to 4 pin flat trailer plug adapter?

Yes. Available online or auto parts store or even Walmart so long as the pins on bike are “standard.”

You can also build one.
by Andy Cote
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: So joined the 1800 club... what do I need to know?
Replies: 24
Views: 1287

Re: So joined the 1800 club... what do I need to know?

FWIW - I have had four sets of Shinko tires on three different bikes, all were excellent performing. I just bought my first 1800 this week, but have had about 9000 miles of two up riding with myself and my wife on our 88 GL1500 and they have been excellent. I will admit the first set I bought were ...
by Andy Cote
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside Question
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Darkside Question

There has been an effort to consolidate Darkside tire options in to one thread to make searching easier.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=66146&p=386400#p386400
by Andy Cote
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Valkyrie Throttle
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: GL 1500 Valkyrie Throttle

Welcome to the forum. Sharp looking machine. Many of the How-To articles on this site will be very helpful. I hope it's okay to cross link as there is another forum dedicated to the Valkyrie. http://www.valkyrieriders.com/ Regarding your image, obviously someone has converted it to a three wheeler. ...
by Andy Cote
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 Wing work..winter project!
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: 1988 Wing work..winter project!

Great bike. Nice project. One thing, not a criticism, did you pull the driveshaft, clean/inspect/lubricate the splines, replace seals and o-rings? Hydraulic valve lash adjusters so low oil might have caused a performance issue - other things as well. I'd be wary of that at least for a few hundred mi...
by Andy Cote
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse Removal & Test
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Fuse Removal & Test

Welcome to the forum. Looking at the "C" & "D" and arrows can someone tell me how to get that fuse out so I can check it? With a multimeter I test a 12.7 volts across the "C" & "D" screws but that (I believe) is due to the hard wiring to the battery. I...
by Andy Cote
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake bleeding on GL1800 ABS
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Brake bleeding on GL1800 ABS

Have you verified all the brake recalls are done? Those recalls will require a full bleed and are free. Generally you will purchase DOT4 brake fluid by the quart and one quart should be sufficient for this project. Do you have a service manual and/or maintenance videos? There are a number of threads...
by Andy Cote
Mon Dec 26, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Cruise Control

Welcome to the forum. There are two things that may be an issue. Try pushing forward on the brake and clutch levers before resuming CRUISE. The lever bushings get worn causing inconsistent contact with the switches. You should replace the brass bushings when you can. Also, the cable between the crui...
by Andy Cote
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Roadsmith trike brake light wiring issue
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Roadsmith trike brake light wiring issue

More two wheeler posts than three wheeler because more two wheelers on the road. Diversity is a good thing.

Thanks for the information. T-CLOCS is for trikes as well. Not that I have never used tie-wraps but for what those folks charge for a trike kit, it should never rely on something like that.
by Andy Cote
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike
Replies: 38
Views: 27476

Re: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike

94. I had no problem seeing the U slot, but trying to bring it into alignment with the threaded hole and the other piece even with a drift pin, I could not keep it in place, like I said using my floor jack. I just barely snugged up the 2 top bolts of the main frame to help line things up. But after...
by Andy Cote
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike
Replies: 38
Views: 27476

Re: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike

It's impossible to line up the 2 bolt holes, 1 on each side, behind the bags with the 2 other frame pieces. Even using a drift pin. But there is no way to clamp a vise grip to hold the all together so you can screw the bolt in. Yes, you have more room with the bag frame up in the air and easy to ge...
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Supplementary Hazard STROBES
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Supplementary Hazard STROBES

Yeah, I like having the choice with a separate switch.
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New Battery/alternator - still no start
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: New Battery/alternator - still no start

Just curious how you made out with this. You never indicated where you were from. We might be able to suggest a good mechanic.
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 16, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Supplementary Hazard STROBES
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Supplementary Hazard STROBES

Did you ever go forward with the strobe idea?
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 16, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Outlet charger broke
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Outlet charger broke

Kwest364 wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:03 pm Outlet charger stopped working. I can't charge devices or play music via my bluetooth adapter.

Where do I start for troubleshooting? How to test it? Multimeter? What settings on the multimeter?
How did you make out with your problem?
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: LED conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: LED conversion

Welcome to the forum. LED bulbs are great. I have replaced nearly all of mine including one free set of headlight bulbs from the monthly contest on this form (Thanks again WingAdmin). You should review the How-To articles link above as there are several good tips there. But (and a big but it is) I w...
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a goldwing for free!
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Got a goldwing for free!

"Whatever you do, never but from Saber Cycle."

Should say: Whatever you do, never buy from Saber Cycle.
by Andy Cote
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a goldwing for free!
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Got a goldwing for free!

Welcome to the forum. 1) Buy a service manual; Honda preferred but Clymer or Haynes will do for now. Read cover to cover. 2) Buy an Owner's manual. Read cover to cover. 3) Read this forum in its entirety - well at least threads regarding GL1000, GL1100 and GL1200 4) there is another forum with old g...
by Andy Cote
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Why so difficult?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Why so difficult?

Welcome to the forum.

There has been an effort to consolidate Darkside tire options in to one thread to make searching easier.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=66146&p=386400#p386400
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It's the little things.
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: It's the little things.

When I acquired my GL1500 it was those little things that sealed the deal. Radio cover, sleeve for owner's manual and manual had hand written notes on maintenance from day one. Even had the Hondaline bag/trunk liners.
by Andy Cote
Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: No start, warm engine
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: No start, warm engine

Thank you for coming back and giving an update.
by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Toggle switch button removal
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Toggle switch button removal

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure what you are asking. Maybe a picture would help. Or pull up one of the online .pdf files of the Honda isometric exploded parts diagrams and parts lists.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle
by Andy Cote
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Outlet charger broke
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Outlet charger broke

If it is the GL1800 and we're talking about the "plug n' play" cigarette lighter or USB outlet in the glovebox, that harness connection uses the factory ACC fuse in the factory fuse box. If otherwise, a chase out will be required to find a broken wire, bad ground connection or blown fuse. ...
by Andy Cote
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bleeding Rear Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

Re: Bleeding Rear Brakes

Yes. Make sure you do not release the pressure on the pedal/lever when the bleed valve is open. It's easier with two people; one to operate the pedal/lever and one to open and close the bleeder valve. Alternatively, you can use a weight attached to the pedal while slowly opening the bleed valve. If ...