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by Big Blue UK
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: put away for winter

ummm, me thinks you have the packing order list all knackered. Big Blue should be the very last thing that goes in for the winter.....that way, all yee need do, is open the garage door and fire her up and go. I am sure you meant summer, AZ, which would be and sounds easier I must admit, you possibl...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road

Only been on sale 5 minutes, be interesting to see how much rock damage is caused when more hit the road next year.

Blaming that on a rock is like calling a chicken a horse because it hatched in a stable
by Big Blue UK
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: put away for winter

You can't fool me. Besides, I've got it all written down. :lol: That made me laugh Dave, reminds me of me at times. My garage is only 8' wide but 60' long. Decide to go out for the day on Big Blue (I am retired so can do this almost every day, part of the reason Big Blue hibernates early). Move SWM...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 21
Views: 523

Re: My Garage fire...

So sorry to hear that birdman. easy to think it cannot happen to you, or you never think about it. Until it happened to someone I used to work with many years ago. Went to have a look and thought 'bloody hell'. Caused by a washing machine in his garage, that was turned on before his wife went to wor...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: MP3 options

I haven't seen a way to do this on the 01-10 but why wouldn't there be a way ? Some way to have an sd card or flash drive and control from handlebars instead of the j&m and the Chinese cheap thing. There is a way, but it is DIY. Have to realise the first 1800 rolled off the production line, the sam...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: how do i get MAXIMUM RADIO volume
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: how do i get MAXIMUM RADIO volume

TerryRuth wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:15 pm
yup pressed the mute button it got LOUD real fast lol
PMSL.....
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: LED Eyebrows/Halo lighting installation
Replies: 21
Views: 5900

Re: LED Eyebrows/Halo lighting installation

My DRL's are illegal during lighting hours, I have them wired up to a normally closed relay, they go off when I turn the headlights on. Then the case guard and cowl fogs, I can turn on with either high or low beam.


by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights not working
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Fog lights not working

First thing I would do is put a multimeter on the switch. Strip one down and you may think, damn, that is flagship Honda quality design and production right there. I would not.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: put away for winter

Put the bikes on the center stand and do an oil change before putting her away. I rather look forward to any servicing in the spring, when the weather is nice but the roads are still grey with salt residue. After more than 30 years on GoldWing solo's, my right hip and the GoldWing centre stand got ...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Newbie with a noise?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Newbie with a noise?

I have the same, sounds a bit like chain slap/rattle. Always done it, even after strip down for transmission parts replacement, I ignore it.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pics of painted chrome garnish above headlight?
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Pics of painted chrome garnish above headlight?

Been there, done that. How many colours have you tried?. Are you mixing the base coat yourself and adding your own metal flake?.What type of paint are you going to use?. Are you going for mirror lacquer finish, or a little orange peel?. Going to look bostin'. Not married with kids then :) If you are...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: put away for winter

Will not be using mine now until the spring, just disconnected the batteries, and covered it, may roll it back and forth a foot or so occasionally.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: 2018 Goldwing broken engine case from small rock on road

But are both owners sure that a small rock kicked up and broke the engine case? Could it have made a noise as the case cracked on its own, which sounded like the crack of a rock hitting the case? This is interesting enough that perhaps there is a problem with too thin cases and shifter area support...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 45
Views: 5037

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

AZgl1800 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 am
I thought he did a damn good job of explaining the negatives...
I thought he was being kind
AZgl1800 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 am
one word sentences aren't worth a damn.
Neither is the 2018 GoldWing MO, should have just beefed up the Pan, because that is all it is.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

I do not get this one.
by Big Blue UK
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

newday777 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:10 am
EML out of England was offering a Leading Link front end for goldwing trikes that has a 14" car tire on it.
Should be standard on all Goldwing trike conversions, raking and Progressive springs are ok, but bleedin robbery for the money they charge.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best GPS Options
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Re: Best GPS Options

My tuppence worth. Always used Garmin, not saying they are the best, but always worked well, always had lifetime updates. Garmin Express always flashes up when updates are ready to be installed. I use Garmin Base Camp and Honda Trip Planner, if I want to plan my exact route, and just download it to ...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

I did the fan mod on mine, massive difference, especially on parades, and the fans are not pushing the air out the front against the natural flow of air. On 2 occasions during a parade my temp started to climb more than I was comfortable with, and had to pull over for the fans to kick in. Being able...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Proud New Owner

DougEFresh1123 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Happy wife happy life - even if I agree to the name she's still not guaranteed to be happy, something about me doing to many stupid things. :shock:
I think your wife and my wife are twins PMSL
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Trike tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Avon Trike tyre

Just finished installing better wheel bearings on the trailer, there was slight play when I bought it, so tried some cheapo bearings six quid a wheel, as rubbish as I figured they might have been. So I bought some genuine NTN premier bearings, my god, the difference is night and day. Anyway, took th...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Remove Side Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Remove Side Covers

Yup, amazed at the amount of 1800 side covers I have seen with broken off lugs, when I bought mine, it had lugs broken off both sides.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Trike tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Avon Trike tyre

Time for a new front tyre, I said when I fitted the Metzeler, the next front tyre would be an Avon Cobra AV71. The Metzeler was far from bald, but just down past the wear indicators. I noticed immediately the difference in the profile, the tread area being less convex than standard front tyre. Not t...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Proud New Owner

One thing I must mention is the timing belts. Unless you know with absolute certainty when they were changed, I would replace them with Honda or Gates. I rode 1500's for over 20 years, each one I bought, the same day ordered timing belts, because the belt history was not known for certain. Big Berth...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 2
Views: 296

The Wife

HARRY "Will you ask your wife if she will do me a favour"
BILL "I have not spoke to her for almost 2 weeks"
HARRY "Ya fell out"
BILL "Nah"
HARRY "Whats up then"
BILL "It is rude to interrupt someone while they are talking"