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by ernest62
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Converting miles to kilometers
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Converting miles to kilometers

You are right but the odometer will still read in miles. The speedo healer can change that. The ST has a setting for changing miles to \kms on the odometer. I never looked to see if the gl has that but since your asking, it probably does not.
by ernest62
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Converting miles to kilometers
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Converting miles to kilometers

A speedohealer will do that. http://www.xtsportbikeaccessories.com/S ... QAodd3B6WQ

I had one on my ST1300. Its real easy to use. Its plug and play, just depends on where the connector is on the bike.
by ernest62
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire change and bolt replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Tire change and bolt replacement?

I think the manual says to replace the bolt because the new bolt will come with thread locker on it already. Its their way of avoiding liability. Just put some locktite on it.
by ernest62
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 1800 GL first oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: 2010 1800 GL first oil change

With new engines, synthetic will prolong the breakin as it is so My local engine guy said to use regular oil for a bit before switching to ensure a good break in. Not sure how much break in new models need these day but I had a rebuilt engine.
by ernest62
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to add a trunk rack to your bike
Replies: 70
Views: 33413

Re: How to add a trunk rack to your bike

I never thought of heating abs pipe to use in this manner, thanks for the tips.
by ernest62
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Drilling the Trunk Lid
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Drilling the Trunk Lid

I used a drill made for tile. I also use it on fiberglass too.
by ernest62
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best Oil to use
Replies: 6
Views: 3758

Re: Best Oil to use

How about the best beer.
by ernest62
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Weight
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Engine Weight

I couldn't find any other weight listings and yes its all in the same case, I think the gearbox is the smallest part of the case as the shafts are stacked.

I don't know anything about building aircraft but wouldn't something air cooled be better? A cooling system would add alot more weight.
by ernest62
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Weight
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Engine Weight

The service manual says 260.4 lbs dry weight. As its once case there is no weight listed for the gearbox.
by ernest62
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 brake recall from Honda
Replies: 76
Views: 12791

Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

My dealer is aware if it but I guess they don't get paid if you don't bring them a letter. I guess I'll just wait.
by ernest62
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 brake recall from Honda
Replies: 76
Views: 12791

Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

I haven't got a letter yet....
by ernest62
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal turning off early
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Turn signal turning off early

I think the book for my 2010 said it turns off after 110 meters also.
by ernest62
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: speedometer inacurate
Replies: 29
Views: 5021

Re: speedometer inacurate

I put a Speedohealer on my ST1300. It was easy to install and itworked great. It was also easy to adjust. I don't' think I'll bother putting one on my wing though. I ride with a group alot and I was the only one with the corrected speedo so when others thought we were speeding, I could see that we w...
by ernest62
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: crashed my bike
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: crashed my bike

I'm glad you are still here to tell us about it. I wish you a speedy recovery.
by ernest62
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Part Number Error
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Honda Part Number Error

Thanks for the heads up. Funny why Honda would do that.
by ernest62
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer hitch/Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Trailer hitch/Towbar

Thanks for posting the ebay link. I bought that one. Just waiting for it to arrive.
by ernest62
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer hitch/Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Trailer hitch/Towbar

Do all the hitches clamp on the rear tip over bars? I'mnot sure if I like that.
by ernest62
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 21109

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

Has anyone experienced problems getting warrenty work done with a car tire on? I would think Honda would jump at the chance to deny coverage to any rear suspension parts of drive line parts if you installed a CT.
by ernest62
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oil in Water
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Oil in Water

If its head gaskets you should be getting water in the oil or burning water which shows up as white smoke from the pipe after the pressure builds in the sooling system.
by ernest62
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 5
Views: 6636

Re: Colour code

Mine has a sticker in the underside of the fuel door with the codes. If not there sometimes there is a sticker on the frame under the seat.

Maybe the dealer can tell you the codes for the colors of that year. Should be easy to tell from the name of the color which one it is.
by ernest62
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: One side is hot the other is not
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: One side is hot the other is not

Could be the side that is getting hotter is running lean. Maybe adjusting the fuel/air screw would richen it up on that side.
by ernest62
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to fuel it
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: How to fuel it

I just look in......
by ernest62
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OPINIONS NEEDED....MP3 PLAYER GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: OPINIONS NEEDED....MP3 PLAYER GL1800

I bought one of these....http://www.ebay.ca/itm/USB-CD-Changer-i ... 4aaf1808fd

It works ok and uses the CD controls to change the songs.