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by peppilepew
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front end vibration on my 2016 gl1800
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Front end vibration on my 2016 gl1800

Being a virgin bike I would have to agree with Scott. I would loosen the left front axle cinching bolts and bounce the front end. I have taken mine riding with them loose in the process of eliminating stiction. I assume it's virgin. Mine has Traxxion cartridges which split smooth cushy ride with pro...
by peppilepew
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace
Replies: 128
Views: 33611

Re: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace

Sorry you had a problem. Bent flats are common place. Many bikes have been dropped and require a shim. Knowing what I know now I would have designed it differently so the pivot could function freely when 90 degrees is not available. Well over 3K of these have been purchased. I don't know how many co...
by peppilepew
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.

The brake recall while eliminating the drag issue has now caused a low initial brake pedal. On top of everything else I strongly suggest that anyone with wing issues find an independent who specializes in wings. This forum is by far just that, a group of smart experienced wingers. Don't sell this fo...
by peppilepew
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.

Correct! To amplify the imbalance a 1k pound rear spring was added. If I was schooled in rake and trail, it would have long ago never happened, or been solved. It should have registered when the bike handled better with weight in the bags and riding 2 up. Tapered roller bearings exert more resistanc...
by peppilepew
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.

I have an update on the instability issue. The recommended fork drop when installing the replacement bearings was a little overdone by me. I was told 10mm would make the bike handle better. I dropped the front end 9/16 thinking it would be better. It created an over reaction in the steering that was...
by peppilepew
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blowing fuse. Wire question. GL 1500
Replies: 26
Views: 876

Re: Blowing fuse. Wire question. GL 1500

I can't tell you specifically what's wrong. What I can do is tell you that you don't need a diagram to find a direct short to ground. That's what you have. A component would just fry when asked to carry full fused capability. Disconnect the ground and install a circuit breaker rated slightly lower t...
by peppilepew
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 wing w/ abs wheel on 2008 w/o abs
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: 2012 wing w/ abs wheel on 2008 w/o abs

ABS works with the rotor, not the wheel. The answer is most likely yes, it should work.
by peppilepew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

I also have them at www.gl1500auxiliaryshifterpivot.com. I don't know if Gary is open today.
by peppilepew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Uni-Go touring trailer with GL1800 custom bullet proof draw bar. 1200.00 firm.
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Uni-Go touring trailer with GL1800 custom bullet proof draw bar. 1200.00 firm.

I purchased this almost two years ago and used it once. I made a draw bar that is virtually one piece with the bike. I am selling this for what I purchased it for. I also paid 300.00 to have it shipped. The price is firm at 1200.00. I don't play games. If you want it then PM me. Please consider I am...
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 45
Views: 3008

Re: trailer or hitch rack

I made one of these years ago that comes apart and fits in my trunk. I added a stem to mount it upward as an alternative store point when the trunk is full. I love the concept. I have had zero issues.
by peppilepew
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 9519

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Honda is not known for their working with customers. Arrogant manufacturer. Having trouble with my 12 and they won't help. Still under warranty. They rarely change mid-stream. My next bike will be a BMW or Harley. Sorry Honda, you dropped the ball on this new Goldwing. Rode one and think the OP is d...
by peppilepew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 79
Views: 6515

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Scott does a hell of a job here. I appreciate every how to, and product evaluation. Venues like this is where the manufacturers problems get solved. Good job Scott.
by peppilepew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 79
Views: 6515

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I have seen Michelins last 100K on a car, why not 30K on a bike? We are limited by our minds only. I'm considering the dark side on my next set.
by peppilepew
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 79
Views: 6515

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I think replacing the socal diodes before they burn out is a waste of money. If they never burn out, then so be it. It's getting crazy. You can be sure someone has something better right behind these EC diodes. How about a MT that last 30K miles? Now that would be something! The main reason for rep...
by peppilepew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 79
Views: 6515

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I have the EC led's on my 06 GL 1800. Love them. Two notes of caution. One I had one driver box fall down and block the triple tree from turning. The tape that comes with kit, tore in two. Cleaned it up and use Gorilla double side tape and wire tied it up. Two I have the modulator on the high beams...
by peppilepew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 79
Views: 6515

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I think replacing the socal diodes before they burn out is a waste of money. If they never burn out, then so be it. It's getting crazy. You can be sure someone has something better right behind these EC diodes. How about a MT that last 30K miles? Now that would be something!
by peppilepew
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement

I got home from vacation Thursday. I picked up the bike yesterday and worked on it today. I purchased a fish scale and set the turning force to about 4.5 lbs. The dealer did the brake recall which fixed the occasional dragging of the brakes. The torque procedure fixed the stability issue. The stem ...
by peppilepew
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement

I got home from vacation Thursday. I picked up the bike yesterday and worked on it today. I purchased a fish scale and set the turning force to about 4.5 lbs. The dealer did the brake recall which fixed the occasional dragging of the brakes. The torque procedure fixed the stability issue. The stem b...
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 2012 with 40K unstable and slows down. Required excessive throttle.

I was told the brakes were dragging. They did the recall. Let you know soon.
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement

I do have an update. The dealer claims it's the stem bearings torque. Asked them to re-torque and guarantee that it would solve the issue. They wouldn't. I guess that means they didn't know. I got the impression that they didn't want to get involved. I asked why the condition came on full, and not g...
by peppilepew
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Being a Canadian , not sure what you are talking about as fas as being peasant and keeping jobs in our own countries and not playing fare, Scenario is, I live an hour from the Port Huron border, i visit the U.S on a regular basis, I pick up parts etc, Last time i checked i pay you're state sales ta...
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

bstig60 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:48 pm
I had one of these on my 99 1500,never had a problem with it, IMHO it’s well worth the money.
Thank you.
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

I could have these made at a fraction of the cost in china. I choose to use American aluminum, and manufacturing. I also have greater control over the quality. To date, not a single quality issue with any of them. They all are well within tolerance.
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Being a Canadian , not sure what you are talking about as fas as being peasant and keeping jobs in our own countries and not playing fare, Scenario is, I live an hour from the Port Huron border, i visit the U.S on a regular basis, I pick up parts etc, Last time i checked i pay you're state sales ta...
by peppilepew
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24752

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

I know that this is a common problem since there is a lot of posts about it but 108,000 miles on my 92 from 1992 to 1998, and about 50,000 on my 98 SE from 1999 to 2003 and I never had a shiftier seal leak. The leaking is a small part of the issue. The stress created from the extended arc makes fin...