Search found 358 matches

by 702scottc
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cross country trip suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Cross country trip suggestions

Lots of great byways in Nevada and Utah. Hwy 50, hwy 6 in Nevada. You can take hwy 50 across the US from DC to Sacramento. Lots of great places to see and camp in the Rockies and Sierra's. You can take 395 south or north in California and Nevada and hit Yosemite park, Lake Tahoe, Lassen park, Mt. Sh...
by 702scottc
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Riding without windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Riding without windshield

Riding that far without a windscreen would be a mistake in my opinion. Too many nasty things to hit you.. I put a Taka recurve on mine a couple of years ago with a vent and I really like it. Rode from Flint, Michigan back to Vegas a few weeks ago and the vent was a godsend. ( trailered the bike behi...
by 702scottc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2016 Blue Tooth
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: 2016 Blue Tooth

I have one on my 2005. I purchased it from electrical connection, I like theirs better because it comes ready to plug into the oem harness. No splicing just plug and play and no batteries. Works great and is really nice for using your turn by turn on the phone maps, clear as a bell over the speakers...
by 702scottc
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Alternator
Replies: 49
Views: 6084

Re: 1800 Alternator

DB electrical offers a replacement for just over 100 dollars. Cant personally speak for the quality but they have great reviews and for the price wouldn't be too big of a deal to keep one in the saddlebags for a spare on a long trip.
by 702scottc
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone know of a bluetooth audio (android) for the USB plug-in in trunk?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Anyone know of a bluetooth audio (android) for the USB plug-in in trunk?

Electrical.connection sells a bluetooth module that the 3.5mm aux plug in the left pocket plugs into. You simply switch to aux and you can pair your phone to it and it's done. It works great, I put one on my 2005, all the music I have stored on my android phone I can listen to anytime. It's also gre...
by 702scottc
Sun May 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 46
Views: 9351

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

All this talk of oil gets me itching to get some on me! Lol. I've been using the Honda full synthetic 10-30 in my 2005 with Baldwin filters since I bought it 4 years ago. Works fine and I've not noticed any issues. It's a bit pricey but no more than Amsoil really. I know a number of folks that swear...
by 702scottc
Wed May 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust for 1800
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Aftermarket exhaust for 1800

Anybody have a good used set of aftermarket pipes they want to part with that will fit a 2005?
by 702scottc
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Cigarette lighter location

I appreciate all the ideas. I've been riding and smoking for years ( a bad habit I know)I was just looking for some ideas where to mount one and you guys have come thru as usual. The PO put one in the left storage pocket below the rear speaker, great for using my portable air compressor not practica...
by 702scottc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Cigarette lighter location

I really wasnt interested in your anti smoking comments, I really dont care what you think.
I simply had a question.
by 702scottc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Cigarette lighter location

Looking for some ideas where to mount a cigarette lighter on my 05 1800. Putting one in the left pocket really isn't practical to use when riding down the hwy. I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes.
by 702scottc
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust smell
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Exhaust smell

All stock 2005. No F1 lights, runs fine, no misfires. I have been using 87 octane fuel but the mileage has been between 38 and 40 mpg. Air filter has about 12 k on it. The only thing that I have done to it differently was replace the spark plugs 4 months ago. I used the oem plugs but removed the col...
by 702scottc
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust smell
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Exhaust smell

Currently on a long ride to Pacific nw and I'm getting an exhaust smell from time to time, smells like a hot catalytic converter on a car. Only for a second or 2 and when I shut it off to get fuel. Mileage is fine, power is great. Just never noticed before I guess. Anyone get this as well? Factory e...
by 702scottc
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Help broken down at Gran Coulee Dam Washington
Replies: 23
Views: 2154

Re: Help broken down at Gran Coulee Dam Washington

That really stinks, sorry for all the trouble you had. Like Greg said, it takes quite a bit of force to crack or break that reverse gear. If the starter doesnt go right in then all he would have needed to do was rotate the engine a bit till it slides in. Pretty easy to remove the front timing plug a...
by 702scottc
Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air filter replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Air filter replacement

That's what I figured. I'm headed out on a long trip this week so I'll change it. I used an OEM filter last time, a little pricey but worth it .
by 702scottc
Sun May 26, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air filter replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Air filter replacement

What is the average mileage the air filters typically last? I replaced mine 2 years ago and it has right at 15 thousand miles now.
by 702scottc
Fri May 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Americade 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Americade 2019

Is anyone from out west riding to the Americade this year? Would be nice to ride with someone.
by 702scottc
Tue May 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Smartphone question

I set the volume level up on the apps side and now I can hear the map lady easily. Didn't realize there was more than 1 volume control. Learn something every day...
by 702scottc
Mon May 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Smartphone question

That's interesting, I had no idea apps have an independent volume control. I looked at my phone, its a Galaxy J prime and sure enough there is a separate volume control for the other functions..
by 702scottc
Sun May 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Smartphone question

I did try it, you can barely hear the map thru the speakers. The music comes thru the phone into the system fine but the map doesnt. I haven't tried it thru the helmet headset. I ordered the GPS input anyway. It didn't make sense to me either why the music comes thru the speakers fine but not the ma...
by 702scottc
Sun May 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Smartphone question

Thanks. I forgot that he was selling those, I ordered 1. Should work fine.
by 702scottc
Sun May 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Smartphone question

I need some advice from you folks who use headsets and smartphones. I have a J and M headset in my modular that I dont use very often. My question is: while the headset is plugged in to the bike can you plug your smartphone into the 3.5mm plug in the pocket and hear the map directions? I'm taking a ...
by 702scottc
Sat May 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Engine Swap

Any year up to 2017 should work fine. The F6B would as well but I think you would lose reverse. It's the same with the 1500's. A Valkyrie engine works but no reverse
by 702scottc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Travel luggage recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Thanks. I like the idea of a waterproof gear bag. 30L, how much can you typically load in it? How many days travel?
by 702scottc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Travel luggage recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Travel luggage recommendations

I have a question for all the long riders. I'm looking for a new piece of luggage I can carry on the seat behind me for a week or so trip I'm planning. Something not too big or too small. What do you folks use?