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by Steve F
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead bike - sort of
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Dead bike - sort of

Start with the simple stuff, and things that you can easily get to, like the battery terminals and narrow it down from there.
by Steve F
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Speaker problem
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Speaker problem

Seems like you momentaraly lost power, and when that happens, all settings revert to neutral of "factory" settings. You may also have lost all your radio station presets.
by Steve F
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 90K on a used GL1800
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: 90K on a used GL1800

See is you can get the seller down to 5500 or 6k. Then I would consider it.
by Steve F
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Won't Start
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Won't Start

Remove, clean and replace the battery connections. Make sure they're tight!!! If there's a tiny bit of crud between the cables and the battery, it won't start. You -might- get lights and radio, but hit the starter, and everything quits. If all this won't fix it, then battery replacement is most like...
by Steve F
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Microphone Windsocks
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Microphone Windsocks

I've used those foam things, and they're tight but never tore one. I went to EdSets and got his fabric sleeves for the microphones that slip over the mic and Velcro shut.
EDIT: I just noticed that EdSets have changed their covers and now they're more like heatshrink and no Velcro anymore.
by Steve F
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

What Goldwing Greg said....... I had that exact thing happen. It was wearing on the rivets, and nothing bad happened and was easy to set straight. However, I might add that there was no "clunk". Check that the caliper is tight but free enough to move on the pins, and the pads are free enough to move...
by Steve F
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Crankcase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Crankcase Question

okay, so what is a "core plug"? What does it do...why is it there? I've herd of freeze plugs, I'm going to guess it's not the same thing.
by Steve F
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Front fork rebuild

You said that it doesn't seem to be absorbing the bumps so well. Something that you may need to address would be the anti-dive valve. If that thing is stuck, it affects the shock absorbing ability of the front end. When I had my forks rebuilt, it was found that the valve was not working, and they re...
by Steve F
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: 2006 GL1800 Luggage Rack Broken Tap

I've been a toolmaker for 45+ and when we break off a tap, you can sometimes use a tap extractor designed specifically for the size tap you have broken off. If it's a 2-flute tap, maybe 5mm you get an extractor for that tap. They're available in 2, 3 and 4-flute varieties. If that doesn't work we wo...
by Steve F
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cargo Trailer and Hitch for my 2009 1800 Wing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Cargo Trailer and Hitch for my 2009 1800 Wing

I'll second the swivel hitch comments. I feel confident that it'll save my hide if the trailer decides to do a flip or two....there ARE naysayers, but that's OK with me. I have a friend that actually looked at getting one-wheeled (Unigo) trailer and he said that it's just too small for any practical...
by Steve F
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smokey reverse.
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Smokey reverse.

Maybe something had dripped onto the exhaust and boiled off as you were backing out.... ~Merry Christmas~ That would be my thought as well. Did you park it on the side stand? Did it smell like coolant by any chance? I've had that happen and did what you were explaining.... only I didn't use reverse.
by Steve F
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Clutch Adjustment

If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and get a set of Speedbleeders. They make the process even better and faster, and can do it all by yourself....get enough to do the brake system too. Makes it super easy the "next" time too.
by Steve F
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Clutch Adjustment

There are no adjustments that I'm aware of. When was the last time you bled the system? If you have air in there, it won't work to it's full travel. Needs to be completely bled every-other-year.
by Steve F
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 spits up
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: 1800 spits up

I have never had the temp rise above the half-way mark. In my opinion, a mark above the half-way is an overheating situation. I'm thinking that you have air trapped in the system somewhere and the system has an air pocket that can essentially "erupt" when the coolant comes in contact with the hot sp...
by Steve F
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?

I too have an '03, and every time it's at the dealer for anything, I have them check the frame for cracks. So far, nothing. But I will continue to do so. It's kinda like knowing there's a chance of cancer because it's hereditary and you go in for the annual check up.
by Steve F
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: ? alternator
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: ? alternator

Loose battery connection
by Steve F
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals and parking lights stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Turn signals and parking lights stopped working

Likely a ground somewhere got pulled out.
by Steve F
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight wattage
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Headlight wattage

I got rid of the halogens and put in H.I.D. Even still are brighter than most LED's out now.
by Steve F
Sun May 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GEN
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: GEN

Do you have the CD changer on your trike? A quick Google search is pointing in that direction. That's all I have.
by Steve F
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Audio display
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Audio display

Pull the battery negative terminal and wait 5 minutes, reconnect and try again before going any further. Sometimes, the system has to be rebooted, so to speak.
by Steve F
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Headlights

WD-40 works great too. Just spray on and wait a few minutes and rub off, using your finger to avoid scratching anything.
by Steve F
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom/Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Intercom/Radio

Are you thinking about going wireless or sticking with the cables? I don't have any experience with the wireless or Bluetooth, but I do have the wired headsets from EDSETS. I got the high-end system with the THUNDERCLAP speakers, and I'm very pleased with them. If you get the microphones that mount ...
by Steve F
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Growling noise from rear tire
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: Growling noise from rear tire

I'm not trying to bash any particular tire brand, but it seemed to me that the Dunlops were way noisier than the Bridgestones the more they wore.
by Steve F
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gen2 Battery replacement - Remove Seat ?
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Gen2 Battery replacement - Remove Seat ?

I need to change my Battery on the GL1800 2nd GEN. Changing the battery is not a big deal UNLESS I have to remove the *%^&^% seat. I HATE putting the STOCK seat back on that friggin bike. I have the tapered screws. You know it's bad when somebody came up with the idea of tapered screws. Geez, I hat...
by Steve F
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CD changer
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: Adding a CD changer

No. There is no USB plug/connector in the trunk of 2001-2008 gl1800s Well, that's a shame. So it's just another audio jack? No, it's a multi-pin plug that goes into the player, and hooks up to the controls on the handlebar and will show the track and other data on the display. Much more than the au...