Search found 146 matches

by baumedagn
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Whats wrong with my cruise control?
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Whats wrong with my cruise control?

This may sound weird, but check your brake light bulbs. When I replaced the fixtures on the saddlebags, they came with bulbs in them. It took me two weeks to figure out the bulb was incorrect and bridging both contacts in the receptacle causing the cruise control to think the brakes were on.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake light replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Brake light replacement

If it's the position lights, you need to remove the headlight assembly if I'm not mistaken.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: intercom advice
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: intercom advice

I just converted my 2012 to bluetooth with the Sena 20S and Freewire. Everything works better than I anticipated. On windy days, we just shut the intercom off and there is no background noise at all. To re-connect, all either the rider or passenger has to do is tap a button. GPS and CB function the ...
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake Pulses
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Rear brake Pulses

Mine did it too after having the update completed. As cihilb says Rocky Bleed will take care of the problem.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

If it's new, run it by the dealer and see if they can make it happen. It should still be within the warranty period and if you start tinkering around, they may get funny about covering the repair.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carburators
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: carburators

+1 On the battery. Check the voltage while you're trying to start the bike. The 1500 is a power hungry beast. Also, the running poorly after you do get it started could just be that it's been flooded while cranking on it.
by baumedagn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: (GPS) Disable Unverified road notification
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: (GPS) Disable Unverified road notification

You could just turn the voice prompts off
by baumedagn
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 gl1800 nav,abs,xm radio CB
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: 2012 gl1800 nav,abs,xm radio CB

If it doesn't have an antenna on the left side of the trunk (sitting in the seat looking forward) it doesn't have a CB
by baumedagn
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proper tie down for a GL1500
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Proper tie down for a GL1500

For several years, GWRRA’s Gold Book has included a description of “How To Tie Down Your Gold Wing.” For the most part, the description was good for all Wings up until the 2001 GL1800. This is the way we tie our Tulsa Enterprises Gold Wing into the trailer and have been doing it this way for years; ...
by baumedagn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No start
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: No start

What virgilmobile said
by baumedagn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake vibration
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: rear brake vibration

Do you feel the "vibration" in the pedal? Or is it brake "chatter"? Have you had the recall done? After the dealer did mine, they didn't bleed the system totally and when the brakes get hot, I would get a chatter in the rear brake.
by baumedagn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cost effective bluetooth for 2000 GL1500 SE
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Cost effective bluetooth for 2000 GL1500 SE

I just converted my 2012 to Bluetooth using the Sena S20EVO's and Freewire. I found everything new on Ebay for around $800. After a little "tweeking", we love it.
by baumedagn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Windshield adjustment

I tried the same adjustments when I had my 1500. What finally worked for me was spraying the lower inside part of the windshield with truck bed liner. It made it a little thicker and added some grip.
by baumedagn
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced silinoid battery and starter
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Replaced silinoid battery and starter

What is the battery voltage while trying to start? The 1500 is a power hungry beast. If the battery is suspect, it won't start.
by baumedagn
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: where does this hose go
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: where does this hose go

I agree with bellboy. It's for the overflow tray that looks to have been removed due to an aftermarket petcock.
by baumedagn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sound system
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Sound system

I just installed the Sena Freewire with the S20EVO headsets. All audio functions on the bike work just as if I was using a corded system. However, we use the Bluetooth intercom, not the one on the bike. The factory intercom causes a half second delay that can be heard through the headset making it v...
by baumedagn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ambient Temperature Sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Ambient Temperature Sensor

Removing the speaker won't help. Honda, in their infinite wisdom, made the speaker mount into a "bucket" that is not removable. This would have been especially handy when replacing the high beams.
by baumedagn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike turns over, BUT won't start
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Bike turns over, BUT won't start

Try putting a voltmeter on the battery while trying to start the bike. If it drops much below 12 volts, the bike won't start. It may be a new battery but it could have been on the self for a while.
by baumedagn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes: Front/Back use ratio
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Brakes: Front/Back use ratio

When your rear brake pedal is used, one side of the front brakes is also engaged. When you use the front brake lever, the other side in the front is engaged (no rear brake action). I personally use both brakes almost always. Slow speed parking lot maneuvers probably not.
by baumedagn
Wed May 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 Gl1800 ABS No Start
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 2002 Gl1800 ABS No Start

Have it load tested. A suspect battery can cause all kinds of strange things to happen. Start simple. If the battery is known to be good, then you can move on to other things.
by baumedagn
Wed May 30, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 Gl1800 ABS No Start
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 2002 Gl1800 ABS No Start

Have you done a load test on the battery? Just because it's fully charged, does not mean it will hold up under a load.
by baumedagn
Tue May 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Cam Chain Tentioners
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: GL1800 Cam Chain Tentioners

Just a thought, when was the last time the valve lash was checked? Maybe what you're hearing is the valves (?)
by baumedagn
Tue May 08, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front caliper rubbing brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Front caliper rubbing brake pads

Make sure the spacers are in correctly and the axle has been installed and tightened according to the manual.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS Disable
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: TPMS Disable

That's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much for your help.
by baumedagn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS Disable
Replies: 2
Views: 401

TPMS Disable

I have a friend that just had his 2012 triked. The TPMS light is on due to the rear tire sensor missing now. Is there a way to disable the system? A fuse or relay that can be removed? The light being on is driving him a little nutty. Thanks.