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by Steve F
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Emergency/Hazard switch
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: Emergency/Hazard switch

I have taken the hazard switch apart, cleaned, lubed and reassembled and it took less that 30 minutes. THE IMPORTANT PART IS TO DISASSEMBLE AND REASSEMBLE INSIDE A LARGE PLASTIC BAG to keep the springy bits from springing away to the nether parts of the garage!! You'll be glad you did, just use caut...
by Steve F
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wingconnect gone
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Wingconnect gone

Larry fixed my radio up a few years ago, and it is in need of something again since the sound has degraded beyond usable or "enjoyable" for me. I just simply don't listen to it anymore, just use the intercom. I believe a lot has to do with the speakers NEVER being up to the task of motorcy...
by Steve F
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Key fob
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Key fob

Sometimes there gets a buildup of crud or oxidation under the buttons and you should take it apart and clean the contacts with alcohol. Dirty contacts may prevent it from operation or be intermittent.
by Steve F
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control light constantly on
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Cruise Control light constantly on

Nice! Enjoy your new-to-you ride. Yes, call your local Honda dealer and give them the VIN to see if all the recalls have been done, including the rear brake recall and frame inspection.
by Steve F
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning the rims.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Cleaning the rims.....

This, I suppose depends on what you consider "looking good". If you use the steel wool or the aggressive Scotchbrite pads, you'll end up with a dull finish. To that end, you might as well use the aluminum and mag wheel cleaner which requires minimal work, but leaves a dull finish because i...
by Steve F
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 CB antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: GL1800 CB antenna

I would recommend that you replace the whole thing. If you buy the wrong part and try to match it to the existing base, all bets are off, and you risk the chance of not being able to tune it once it's all together. The length is critical on CB antennas to perform properly.
by Steve F
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Start Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: GL1800 Start Issue

When you changed the air filter, you most likely had to move things around and unplug others to get to the airbox. I'm afraid that after you try the "easy" stuff, you'll have to take off the top shelter again and check all of those connections and plugs. Don't put it all back together unti...
by Steve F
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing a whelen Lin3 or tir3
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Installing a whelen Lin3 or tir3

If I'm not mistaken, some states require such a strobing light to either go solid-on, or to stop flashing and turn off after 4 seconds. I built a time-out timer that cuts the power to the TIR3 after the 4-second time out. If I reapply the brakes, the timer starts all over again.
by Steve F
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Which loctite?

One technique that I have HEARD of (not actually used) is to drill out the hole where the threads are slightly oversize, and fill the hole with JB WELD... ---BUT--- do not let it harden until you put the screw back in the hole.... ---AND---first you spray or coat the screw with silicone lubricant an...
by Steve F
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: need gps suggestions

Sorry I'm late on posting. I've been on the road at several trap shooting events. I WAS a long time Garmin user. Got tired of them dropping support after a few years forcing an upgrade to a newer model. I have a gps in my tundra, but Toyota is no better than Garmin or Honda. Now I use my iPhone and...
by Steve F
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: need gps suggestions

Look for a referb Zumo. They are waterproof and sealed for dust. They are also built for the road shock on a bike. Mine (550) is about 15 years old now and still going strong. Because it is waterproof you can use it when it is raining. With a car unit in a case, you can't use the touch screen if yo...
by Steve F
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: need gps suggestions

There are tons of options out there, and I found the ZUMO units too pricey for me. I went hunting and GARMIN sells factory refurbished units that look and function like brand new units. I got a NUVI 760 for cheap that had been factory refurbished several years ago and I love it. It has several featu...
by Steve F
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Reverse

GoldWingrGreg wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:37 pm No ... just make sure all conditions are right.
- engine running for it to back-up
- side stand up
- transmission in 'N'
He's got a trike. Are they the same? Except the side stand part?
by Steve F
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Washed my bike...
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Washed my bike...

It's probably just Blinker Fluid. Not to worry.
by Steve F
Sun May 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals stop after 10 seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Turn signals stop after 10 seconds

I've gotten into the habit to turn on the signal and I keep "refreshing" the lever input until I reach the intersection if I was making a turn. I also got into the habit to hit the "cancel" if making a lane change to make sure it doesn't stay on any longer than necessary.
by Steve F
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead bike - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 724

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: 345

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: 12
Views: 759

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: 582

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: 310

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: 589

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 enou...
by Steve F
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Crankcase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 695

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: 762

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: 356

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: 364

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...