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by Andy Cote
Thu May 19, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing accessories on the handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Installing accessories on the handlebars

What I use is a reservoir-fastened RAM mount . You remove the two machine screws fastening either the left or right clutch or brake reservoir to the handlebar, and replace them with the machine screws supplied with this mount, fastening the mount in place at the same time. Then you can clamp any RA...
by Andy Cote
Thu May 19, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter or Ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Voltmeter or Ammeter?

An ammeter certainly can be a nice piece of equipment. A direct current ammeter needs to be installed so that all current flows through it. A simplistic description is placing it in line between the battery and the battery cable. Since you want to see it from the riding position, you will need to mo...
by Andy Cote
Sat May 14, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Lamp Choice
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Headlight Lamp Choice

Good question, and the search will lend you many, many results but all probably in the same vein. The reflectors are fine, and they reflect the light from the filaments of a standard H7 bulb as designed. Cheap Chinese LEDs from eBay don't put the LEDs in the same exact position as the original H7 b...
by Andy Cote
Sun May 08, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Luggage Box Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Rear Luggage Box Removal

Not sure what you mean by luggage box on top of the trunk. Can you post a picture?
by Andy Cote
Sun May 08, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Overpants

Most all of the large volume MC gear companies sell them. The first set I bought were Firstgear HT-Air mesh and came with a removable liner. Most brands are designed to be sold as your normal size knowing they will be overpants. Many also include some level of waist adjustment and Velcro around the ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Replacement Air Deflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Replacement Air Deflectors

Andy, we live in Poland Spring. I see you are also in Maine from the photo of Height of Land. Just minutes after I posted this query I found the right deflector on the Baker Built site. I have one on order and I hope it will match. I'm two towns over. Drop me a PM or e-mail if you want to meet up f...
by Andy Cote
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Replacement Air Deflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Replacement Air Deflectors

Hi neighbor. What part of Maine are you in? Several brand of wind deflectors look similar. National Cycle has ratchet type adjustment. The rest are strictly friction. Here are a few. Note that some of the replacement parts are interchangeable. http://bakerbuiltairwings.com/ http://motowing.com/ http...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need advice on front forks
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Need advice on front forks

Are there three bolts per side or four? If I remember there are two bolts on the top clamp and two on the bottom clamp. Before twisting the tubes, I would use a block of wood and a rubber mallet to tap on the top of the tubes. That with the oil should pop them out. Place some padding on the floor be...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration in highway pegs.
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Vibration in highway pegs.

I find the GL1800 to be about as smooth a drivetrain as I can remember on anything. The highway pegs will always feel different than the OEM pegs, not only because to the different amount of rubber but because of the angle of your legs and how much weight you are putting on the pegs. Trying pressing...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: headlights

If everything else seems to work correctly, my suspicion is the start button. When you press the stater button, it's designed to disable the lights to provide more current to the starter. Then when you release the button, the lights should come back on. They are known to get sticky. Try pulling out ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Valkyrie front turn signal bulb ?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Valkyrie front turn signal bulb ?

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from? Valkyries use the old school push and quarter turn type bulbs. Front signal is dual filament (running light and directional light) so it should be a standard 1157. Rears are single filament 1156. I have a drawer full of 1157 bulbs and not much to use them in...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800A - Indicators all staying on
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: GL1800A - Indicators all staying on

Welcome to the forum.

Yes, most likely something happened during the most recent maintenance action. Sorry to say but you likely will need to start retracing those steps.
by Andy Cote
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Front wobble

You probably are talking about a fork brace. The Blackwing is popular on this site but apparently is no longer being imported. Superbrace is a well known manufacturer of fork braces. As with all things GL1500, since the bike has not been made for over 20 years, availability is getting harder and har...
by Andy Cote
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is the brake pedal switch?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Where is the brake pedal switch?

Try unbolting the pillion floorboard. Believe the chrome piece is bolted to it.
by Andy Cote
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Front wobble

Yeah, scary when it happens, right? There are a number of threads on this (use the search function) and multiple contributing factors. You may need to fix one or all of: tires, wheel bearings, steering stem bearings, fork bushings/seals, swing arm bearings, fork brace, and on and on and on. BTW, Hon...
by Andy Cote
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SeaFoam Question
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: SeaFoam Question

IMHO, 99% of engines have no need for Seafoam in the crankcase.

As far as gasoline goes, it is very helpful in a poorly running engine and many anecdotes of carburetors that might have otherwise needed an overhaul, coming back to good performance.
by Andy Cote
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Paint colour identification
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Paint colour identification

Very nice looking trike.
by Andy Cote
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Oil in Air Box
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 1998 GL1500 Oil in Air Box

Welcome to the forum. I would continue with all the maintenance and then maybe check the airbox again in 10,000 miles. Also, there is a rubber hose that drains the air box. It has a plug at the bottom. Pull the plug and clean the line. MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE PLUG BACK WHEN DONE! Check this plug every...
by Andy Cote
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SeaFoam Question
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: SeaFoam Question

What are the thoughts on putting a can of Seafoam in right at ths end of an oils life and run if for a "while?" then change to fresh oil and filter? Would this be a good idea at end of season, last ride of season? Before I did that, I would change oil and filter and use inexpensive oil. T...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SeaFoam Question
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: SeaFoam Question

If you want to use in the crankcase, you can substitute a pint of SeaFoam for engine oil at the next change. Then run the bike for a few hours and do another oil and filter change with all oil. If you want to use SeaFoam in the fuel system, you can add a pint to half a tank. Ride it for an hour, let...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: the classifieds
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: the classifieds

If you want to post an item, go to the "For Sale/Wanted" forum and create a post - just like the one you just did above. The "Classified" tab is a powerful search tool that pulls Goldwing related ads from Craigslist, Cycle Trader, etc. If you create a Craigslist ad with Goldwing ...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Paint colour identification
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Paint colour identification

When typing a post, below the text box there is an "Options" tab and an "Attachments" tab. You can click the "Add Files" button and browse your computer. Alternatively, while typing in the text box, you can click on a .jpg file in your file index and drag that file over...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Paint colour identification
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Paint colour identification

Welcome to the forum. We would be grateful to see pics of your trike. Look for a label on the inside of the gas lid. There is a thread on this site with colour codes for all years. https://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20Goldwing%20Paint%20Colors-DDF6B.pdf Here are the choices for 1996: 1996 GL1500 In...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valkyrie fuel pump issues
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Valkyrie fuel pump issues

Sometimes it takes a while but I found the R&M instructions. I also have it as an ADOBE .pdf file
by Andy Cote
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valkyrie fuel pump issues
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Valkyrie fuel pump issues

Welcome to the forum. The OEM configuration has no electric fuel pump and therefore no wiring color codes in the manual. While I can't be sure, it's highly likely that your belly tank was made by R&M. So, I can not find the actual instructions. IIRC, the R&M belly tank is supposed to be conf...