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by doxbike
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 5257

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Wow! Did we ride the same bike? I've got nearly 4000 miles on mine and love the DCT! and no buffeting at all, handles much better- joy to ride. Sorry you didn't get along. We test road the DCT Tour. Positives. Nice paint, modern appearance, plastic and fit and finish was better, nicer hinges and har...
by doxbike
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: 2018 GL1800 Center stand

dalpol57 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Thanks for the info on the centerstand. followed you advice and it went on fast and easy.
You'd think those factory engineers would have figured that out, huh?
by doxbike
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 service manual
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: 2018 service manual

anyone found one yet?
by doxbike
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: oil level
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: oil level

OK, the manual says run it for a few minutes, then check the oil level after letting it sit 2-3 minutes. Yup, and the level on the dipstick (yes bike is on the center stand and the dipstick is only resting on the threads-not screwed in) is above the upper line. But let it sit for a few hours and it...
by doxbike
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: oil level
Replies: 5
Views: 96

oil level

OK, the manual says run it for a few minutes, then check the oil level after letting it sit 2-3 minutes. Yup, and the level on the dipstick (yes bike is on the center stand and the dipstick is only resting on the threads-not screwed in) is above the upper line. But let it sit for a few hours and it ...
by doxbike
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 34273

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Nav is total BS. Can only enter 8 waypoints; Can't manipulate it when moving- can't even stop routing without stopping the bike; if you miss a waypoint to get gas or decide on a little detour-will not direct you to next waypoint-continually re-routes you back to the missed point or the route start; ...
by doxbike
Wed May 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: throttle by wire
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: throttle by wire

So, I went to the dealer and checked out 6 different wings-all had about the same amount of play. When I talked to service manager and head mechanic and showed them the issue, they were astounded nobody else had pointed that out. They were immediately on the phone to the area rep asking him to get i...
by doxbike
Mon May 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: throttle by wire
Replies: 2
Views: 273

throttle by wire

found a second thing about the 2018 that I don't like-1st is the nav system; 2nd is the throttle grip. The throttle by wire works fine, but the forward, backward, up and down excessive play is driving me batty! The rotational free play is fine, but when you push, pull, lift or press on the grip when...
by doxbike
Wed May 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel mpg and tank distance
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Fuel mpg and tank distance

mileage is improving as the bike breaks in. 225 and still showed 45 mile range. Remember, that's with **** California gas. Elsewhere you should get better.
by doxbike
Mon May 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

well, I have the BD which is the bagger with DCT; I think the B is the bagger with clutch
by doxbike
Sat May 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: FLUID WARNING
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: FLUID WARNING

FWIW, it can take an hour for the oil to drain out of the dip stick tube to give an accurate reading- until then the oil may read over the upper mark. give it a little time. On my 1500 I didn't see that long a lag time
by doxbike
Sat May 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel mpg and tank distance
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Fuel mpg and tank distance

40-45 in tour mode when just taking it easy. have gotten 250 on 1 tank. no long trips yet so haven't tested econ mode. I think the lowest was 38 with a combo of sport and tour modes and being a hooligan. MPH off minimally from my gps
by doxbike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Ipod shuffle connection ???
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Ipod shuffle connection ???

that's a lot easier.
by doxbike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Powerlet Outlets
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Powerlet Outlets

you're welcome. Even though he's in Japan, shipping is quick. While you're there, check out the posi-lock connectors and any other connectors you may need. I have always used his posi-locks as I've never been satisfied with the crimp on connectors- YMMV.
by doxbike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Powerlet Outlets
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Powerlet Outlets

here's the best option IMHO. 2 switched -one for gps or powelet, one for the VIRB camera; and one unswitched for battery tender. I had one in each of my several bikes. Quality stuff. Since I know nada about can bus, this feeds off the battery terminals and switches off the aux terminal in the fuse b...
by doxbike
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: centerstand

ball of your right foot on the CS, right hand on the grab rail, left hand on the left grip. Tip the bike up with continued pressure on the CS until both legs are in contact with the ground. Lift with right hand, pull back with left hand, step down on the CS and it'll pop right up. Goes up easier tha...
by doxbike
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: centerstand

I tried dimes first, then pennies, finally needed quarters to get the spread necessary. ;)
by doxbike
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: centerstand

yep, has to be level. Or you can check it once when level and see where the level is when on side stand.
Tour comes with centerstand
by doxbike
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GL1800 Center stand
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

2018 GL1800 Center stand

It really pisses me off when........................ your new gazillion $ bike doesn't come with a centerstand :cry: but the "bagger" wing doesn't come with one, so if you want it, you have to put it on by yourself or have the dealer do it for you. Having just put one on, let me save you 2 hours. If...
by doxbike
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 service manual
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: 2018 service manual

that would explain why I couldn't find one ;)
by doxbike
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 service manual
Replies: 3
Views: 599

2018 service manual

I've found the owner's manual and nav manual, anyone found the 2018 service manual?
by doxbike
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: XM Radio Antenna
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: XM Radio Antenna

I have the antenna for my garmin zumo550 on the brake reservoir and it works fin there as well
by doxbike
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: XM Radio Antenna
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: XM Radio Antenna

great. thanks
I'm thinking about mounting the antenna on the rear deck lid of my gl1800bd. I would think it would have adequate satellite coverage there?
by doxbike
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: XM Radio Antenna
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: XM Radio Antenna

OK, I found an old xm antenna from a prior application. Before I take the seat off (again) and plug it in, will the audio source now recognize the presence of the antenna as an option. I want to make sure the antenna works before I call SXM. Thanks