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by Wingsconsin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hartco vs. Ultimate
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Hartco vs. Ultimate

Hartco & Diamond are the same company (kinda) Same place & people - different designs slightly I have a Diamond on my GL1800 With an upgraded version of the passenger backrest it give more room to the co-rider while also allowing a slightly pushed back seating position for the rider driver. Talk to ...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020

Might be a bit too much money --- But I stayed here in June of 2019 -- It was excellent -- North end of the Dragon Back Holiday Inn Express 180 Clay Dr, Pounding Mill, VA 24637 Eat at Cuz's http://www.cuzs.com/ Don't ask -- just DO ! The Back is great - 32 miles of smiles - It CAN cause a problem fo...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020

Subscribed to this information thread -
This is so on my "want to" list for next year .
by Wingsconsin
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Checking oil on a GL1800
Replies: 17
Views: 11429

Re: Checking oil on a GL1800

Well I will be honest here. When I buy a new or used bike, I will check the oil lever a time or two. And I have never had one that used oil, so after I never check it again, I just change it every 2 - 3000 miles. Over the course of having several Goldwings I only found ONE that used a little oil be...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

The BACK of the Dragon from Tazewell to Marion is a GREAT road - 32 miles of twistys ranging from sweepers to switchbacks ;) I have ridden it 3 times in the past 2 years - twice on my Goldwing and once on my 850 - Plan on eating at Cuzz's -- just do it -- It is a once in a lifetime experience. I wou...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: need gps suggestions

Just an aside --
If you have an older Zumo 550 and want it tuned up -- (I have 2 right now)
Brought up to current - new buttons, digitizer, etc..

http://www.palmdr.com/cart/index.php?ma ... d=zumo+550
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Tires

High mileage tires can be a false economy- I have had great longevity with Avon Cobra tires on my 1800 -- about 15,500 mile But they cupped at 11,000 miles so the ride was conmpromised - My riding buddy has used the E4s and reports the rear is worn out at 10,000 miles - he rides 2 up and pulls a tra...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 GL Dies at idle after hitting 5000 rpm
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 2002 GL Dies at idle after hitting 5000 rpm

Try to reset the ECM - Disconnect the battery and let it sit for a while as the capacitors discharge Then re-connect the battery an d start the bike - DO NOT REV the engine - Just let it idle until the fans come on - then shut it down - Wait for it to cool off a bit and re-start the bike and go for ...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Information display
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Information display

I think the '06 is the same as my '02 and my sons '03 The 'bridge' piece from the audio unit to the display panel (meter panel) has a plug that connects the bridge to the bike and the display I think those buttons are controlled through that plug - If they disconnected it for some reason ..and forgo...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped seat bolt mount holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Stripped seat bolt mount holes

The previous owner of my bike had stripped out the threads in my frame where one of the rear crash bars bolts into place. The way they "fixed" it was to fasten the crash bar in place with a zip tie!!! :shock: And...to make matters worse, this is the same bolt used to hold my aftermarket trailer hit...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars closer to me.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Handlebars closer to me.

I went about 12,000 miles in the OEM position - then bought the Risers that lifted and spread the bars -- for about 12,000 miles Then changed to the risers that lifted and stayed the same space for about 12,000 miles. This past week I went back to OEM -- I remember the way the bike handled and drove...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped seat bolt mount holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Stripped seat bolt mount holes

Mine was a bit buggered up -- but I chased it with the correct tap and cleaned it up
There was still some meat in the hole so it worked OK -- the last (first?) 3 turns are missing so it acts like a pilot hole .
Tighter isn't always better -- some people are really heavy handed on fasteners... :roll:
by Wingsconsin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A louder muffler
Replies: 38
Views: 11157

Re: A louder muffler

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:59 pm
The Harley guys should be able to figure out that you're accelerating based on the fact that you're getting smaller in the distance. :)
THIS...!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Wingsconsin
Fri May 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: what tire to buy

Personally - my opinion - Once a tire is cupped it still is safe to ride - However it is an uncomfortable feeling -- For ME - I can feel the scallops especially at low speed - The effect of the cupping does not seem to cause poor traction that I have noticed As of right now I have put on an extra a...
by Wingsconsin
Fri May 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: what tire to buy

My experience indicates the following : I am really consistent about checking tire pressures and run Centramatic balancers on every wheel - I have run the 709/704 Bridgestone combo - 2 sets already - I average 9000 miles of use but they are really good - sticky, and quiet and did not cup - good in ...
by Wingsconsin
Thu May 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1861

Re: Wing resists left turns

Is he so Conservative that he refuses to go 'Left"...? :lol: Anti Dive zero chance of affecting steering in this manner. Any of the cables leading off the handlebars sticking, or a bad stem bearing are the likeliest of causes. Start calling your friend Tippy? I can agree that there is a lot of valu...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 Passenger backrest ('02 model)
Replies: 0
Views: 179

GL1800 Passenger backrest ('02 model)

I was cleaning the garage and found the OEM backrest I took off when I bought my Diamond seat - This backrest was on the bike for 25,000 miles and then placed in a box in the corner - It is really in good shape -- If you can use it... ? I would take $100 shipped to you in the lower 48 Or make an off...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: hard knocking on take-off on first gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: hard knocking on take-off on first gear

Worth doing My sons 1980 was a beast until we got eh carbs synched properly (which took several trials) But once it was done -- more power, better MPG , easy cold starts , ran great -- I wish we still had that bike - but he sold it to upgrade to a 1500 ; which he sold and upgraded to an 1800 now -- ...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 67
Views: 4816

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

Darkside Austone update! Just installed my Austone on my 1500 and took it for the first ride. It handles and corners GREAT! But it's rubbing something under the fender when I hit bumps. I've read of others having this problem, so I kind of expected it. So far, I can't see where it's rubbing. Anyone...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Look into a side trip to the Back Of The Dragon. IMHO, much better than the Tail. Unfortunately, I'm already booked for another rally the same week in Cooperstown,NY. THIS -- is true wisdom - The Back is Better -- Marion to Tazewell -- Made a short video of a run we did last year ;) [youtube] rboB_...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Like I said ... too many good roads to do in just a few days.
I have been there 4 times already in the past 7+/- years -- and still much to see and do
by Wingsconsin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

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by Wingsconsin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bias Ply Tires on an 1800?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Bias Ply Tires on an 1800?

The guy who suggested the American Elite bias says that a bias will last longer. He showed me his rear tire with 17K on an 07, and it's still in pretty good shape. I'm used to getting 10-12K out of the Avon's on my 1500 for years, and would like to do better with the 1800. The 1800 is a notorious t...