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by raygald
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ram air modification
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Ram air modification

Some sport bikes have Ram air system to bring more air to engine with the speed, like a "natural" turbo. These are openings on the front fairing. Does someone has attempted to do a modification of the air inlets of GL1800 to increase amount of air, and power, brought to engine? If so, does...
by raygald
Sun May 27, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Things to look for when buying a used GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Re: Things to look for when buying a used GL1800

Check all the fonctions, accessories and lightings that they operate properly; troubleshouting and fixing electric problems can be the hell with so much wiring running under the body... Be aware that changing the air filter is a big job that an handyman can do after viewing videos and instructions t...
by raygald
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!
Replies: 50
Views: 9626

Re: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!

Thanks for pictures and comments about new GW. It looks that some covers are absent on the bottom sides of the engine, to cover rear brake oil tank and parts of the engine, as these covers are on the former GL1800? Are there good grips to ease the pulling up of the bike if we drop it? Passenger grip...
by raygald
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: Spark Plugs

I suggest a trick to avoid to crosstread the engine head while installing spark plugs: insert the plug in a clean and short plastic hose (like the one to use to bleed brakes or gasoline hose) and start counterclockwise to feel the hole and gently clockwise to make sure that the plug is well engaged ...
by raygald
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front fork bushings on a GL1800
Replies: 2
Views: 355

front fork bushings on a GL1800

What are the maintenance schedule for fork bushings?
How to check if they are OK or have to be replaced?
by raygald
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2017 GL1800
Replies: 13
Views: 2816

Re: 2017 GL1800

I suggest 6 speeds gearbox or automatic double clutch transmission as on some others Honda; a lighter weight to ease low speed riding; direct fuel injection and a (turbo ?) for more low end torque, more HP, and a better fuel economy (Honda has developped direct injection for cars). For a better fuel...
by raygald
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: goldwing 1800 wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: goldwing 1800 wobble

May a added bracket over the fender can stop or lower the wobble? Or it's done by tire wear (rear tire 7000 km and front tire about 18 000 km)?
by raygald
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 104
Views: 16724

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Does someone have replaced OEM front speaker for GL1800 (2001-2005) for a better sound? I know that latest GL1800 has 2-way front speakers playing better than former Wings. Thanks for your ideas.
by raygald
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: loose connectors
Replies: 1
Views: 208

loose connectors

I have problems with High beam on my GL1800, cannot turn on. After putting off plastics of dashboard, I have seen the front connectors out of there white plastic rack, one have rubbed on the inside of dash so the high beam connector was loose. I have bypassed this faulty connector with a jumper wire...