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by 702scottc
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Cam tensioner tools

I'm sure you can make tools that will work. Buy a used tensioner from eBay and play around with it. A flat blade screwdriver and a locking device would do it.
by 702scottc
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Cam tensioner tools

Mine is a non-abs model so the K&L tool should work fine on both sides. It's smaller than the one Honda shows in the manual. I may just break down and order another so I can do both sides at once, still a $50 savings over the honda tools. What shim kit would you recommend? I probably should get a ne...
by 702scottc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Cam tensioner tools

Thanks, I like that price better. I ordered 1. I'll just check 1 side at a time, might take longer but at least I'll know.
by 702scottc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Cam tensioner tools

Honesly I think I`m going to leave it alone, runs great no noise of any kind. Its more of a peace of mind issue rather than it needing to be done. Based on what I`ve read from others, valve issues are non-issues on the 1800 engine.
by 702scottc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Cam tensioner tools

Thanks for the info. Can you get by with just 1 and check 1 side at a time? I found a local shop that has the tools and will check them for $150 and if the cams have to be removed it's $300 out the door. It's a reputable shop that's been around a while. I'm tempted just to drop the bike off. I'm sti...
by 702scottc
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cam tensioner tools
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Cam tensioner tools

I want to check the valve clearance on my bike, runs fine but has 83 k on it and I'm not sure they have ever been checked. Where can I get the tools to release the tensioner? Dealer wants $500 to check them, more than I'm willing to pay.
by 702scottc
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trimming a windscreen
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Trimming a windscreen

Thanks. I figured it out. Measured the top of my nose across and marked it. Then I made a template of the windshield with poster paper and cut off the bottom as needed. Took 7 inches off the thing, it was one of those ultra tall Tulsa windscreens. I invested in a Dremel and cut it, nice little tool ...
by 702scottc
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trimming a windscreen
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Trimming a windscreen

I have had this bike for 2 years now and it has a Tulsa tall windscreen that I have to look thru rather than over. It's not an issue most of the time but this past week I was up in southwestern Colorado riding home from Colorado Springs with a buddy and between the late afternoon sun and the dead bu...
by 702scottc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Motorcycle trailer question
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Motorcycle trailer question

This trailer was purchased in mojave,.az. if was paying 1000 it would be new. This one will work fine. I.don't plan to be using it to much.
by 702scottc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Motorcycle trailer question
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Motorcycle trailer question

It will bounce alot more with springs than without. It was loaded with 2 bikes and didn't bounce much at all. Ive seen alot of bike trailers with no suspension, no one complained about the ride. They all stated that they feel in holds the road better without leaf springs. The exception is air bags.
by 702scottc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Motorcycle trailer question
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Motorcycle trailer question

When I went and looked at it yesterday the guy had a HD roadglide bagger and an FXR on it strapped down. Both fit with room to spare so the 1800 will fit as well. It's actually wider than it looks in the photo. It's a custom built trailer, it has no suspension just the 2-16" tires with a 5" wheel of...
by 702scottc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Motorcycle trailer question
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Motorcycle trailer question

I have a question for you folks who own bike trailers and use them. I have an opportunity to pick up a 2 bike trailer and I'm wondering how a 2 bike trailer tows with an 1800 on one side? Since I only own 1 bike it would likely never be used in a 2 up configuration. I can have it modified to a singl...
by 702scottc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing

The orings can be replaced on the pipes without removing the cylinder head but the intake manifolds really needs to be removed. The pipes fit into the thermostat housing and are clamp bolted to the top of the engine. You need to unbolt the thermostat housing assy to really do it right. I would sugge...
by 702scottc
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans

I've read of some interesting ideas to try and solve this issue. Adding fans or reversing fan blades won't solve it, the issue is simply that the fans shut off at to low of a speed to handle the engine heat load in slow moving traffic.Why Honda hasn't changed the program to a higher cut off speed is...
by 702scottc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans

It made sense to me when I looked at how the system works. All the ECM does is supply a ground path for the relay based on temperature and or speed. Interrupting the ground path with an external ground doesn't effect how the system operates normally and won't effect the ECM. Just need to remember to...
by 702scottc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: 2006 Goldwing cooling fans

You simply need to ground the cooling fan relay with a simple rocker switch. The ground wire at the relay is brown with a red tracer ( only wire that color feeding the relay). One side of the switch to the affore mentioned wire, the other side of the switch to a frame ground. This will override the ...
by 702scottc
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rear tire blow out
Replies: 20
Views: 1632

Re: Rear tire blow out

It's good to hear that you and your wife weren't seriously injured. I had a similar experience on my 1500 twice, both with Kenda tires. I replaced both front and rear with the oem recommended Dunlop tires and had no more issues. Like some of the earlier posts stated, the 1500 is a really heavy bike ...
by 702scottc
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: please help transmission trouble video
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: please help transmission trouble video

Its a shame to have to do that but it will fix the issue permanently.. How much did he quote you to repair ? If mine ever needs fixing it would be nice to have a ballpark number?
by 702scottc
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: please help transmission trouble video
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: please help transmission trouble video

Same noise my 1500 made. Shift fork is worn and not centering the synchronizer , that's why it's rattling. The synchro fingers won't fully engage the gear causing premature wear. Only fix is a tear down and replace the worn parts. With it being so new with such low mileage maybe your dealer will ste...
by 702scottc
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: overheating GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: overheating GL1800

I wouldn't reverse the fans, they don't work well that way. If your engine is overheating over 30 mph you either have a thermostat issue or an air pocket in the cooling system. Since the radiator cap is the highest point in the system an air pocket would be easy to eliminate. Let the engine idle wit...
by 702scottc
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: overheating GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: overheating GL1800

I'm assuming that you checked the fans for proper operation? They come on at 15mph and below. Mine runs warm in slow traffic, I think they all do. The fan program really should be changed from 15 mph to 25mph, that would fix a lot of hot running issues. I have figured out a way to bypass the fan pro...
by 702scottc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Vegas trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: Vegas trip

Haven`t seen any emails. Try the private message feature.
by 702scottc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Vegas trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: Vegas trip

I understand completely. Give those folks a call and see what the cost is. They are close to the strip and I -15 and near 4 nice hotels, Orleans, Palms, Goldcoast and the Rio. They are off the strip and might have better rates.
by 702scottc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Vegas trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: Vegas trip

Since your wife is good with traveling on your bike why don't you consider ditching the tow rig and trailer? You can get a pull behind trailer at Harbor Freight for under $400 or even a hitch mounted cargo rack and strap a suitcase to it? You have time to decide and you would save a lot of money and...
by 702scottc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Vegas trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: Vegas trip

There is a storage facility in the center of town that has 24 hr gated access, its call Gerkes RV storage. 702-364-2515.They have a website you can contact to see how much they would charge for 2 weeks. Since it's a small rig if it's too pricey then you could drop the trailer and put it in my carpor...