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by Big Blue UK
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 85
Views: 8763

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Always wanted to bass blast on a bike just for kicks. Its just something U do not see. I set out to have a better amp chip, to replace Mickey Mouse chip, in the cheap as chips unit, that would not even run the Polk speakers I installed. Ended up completely re wiring system, twin 47Ah batteries, hig...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2138

Re: The Biker Wave...

G'day to All! :D Here in the Oz we ride on the wrong (or left) side of the road, this makes it difficult I can relate to that, over here it's nod city. When passing on a dual carriageway or motorway, they will give a wave as they pass by. I am pondering on wiring my skeleton pillion right elbow to ...
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue, GL 1800
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Electrical issue, GL 1800

You have not mentioned the fully charged battery voltage, before and after fitting. You have not mentioned the charge rate (unless I have missed something). Fit a fully charged battery, check the voltage, and the charge rate as soon as it starts, leave the test meter connected until it cuts out, and...
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review
Replies: 23
Views: 2567

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review

Great review.

But this was brilliant
WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:22 pm
My wife told me, "just go get a good one that won't die!"

Really? Go buy tools? Well, OK, if you insist...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which wing?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Which wing?

Depends upon the "few problems", and the service history of the "Looks good to go". To me, good to go, is nothing needing servicing that is near due or overdue.
Can you check MOT history in the US
by Big Blue UK
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question

The way Deputy did it may be fine for him and many others, each to their own. But taping washers between the lid and inner cover void space, is testimony to how good the design and fitting instructions are. It is to me as if BBP could not be bothered to take the inner cover off, did not fancy people...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Show Chrome Low Contour Rack Install Question

You may need to modify the fittings, but definitely fit it as Viking suggested. The instructions do not hint, they instruct to drill through the inner cover, what a load of rubbish. Probably afraid to put in writing to tell someone to remove the inner cover and locking staples, because they know wha...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 1126

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: 31
Views: 972

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: 1126

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: 27
Views: 1165

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: 399

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: 361

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: 6171

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: 311

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: 1126

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: 167

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: 590

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: 1126

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: 31
Views: 972

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: 54
Views: 6094

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: 667

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: 1239

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.