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by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for front shock info
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Looking for front shock info

Totally agree with Ravyn. The only way I could get the air in was by modifying a hose valve connector with a Dremel, so I could hold it on the valve, then just lift it away, pissing about with screw and lever type was useless, for me anyways. Gauge needs to be digital to be accurate at such low pres...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Been there and done it, same result. Do not know if servicing the shaft and final drive had anything to do with it, or I happened upon a perfect set of bearings, but it went from a hippo, to a hippo GTi in racing leathers.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 GL1800 seat pan
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: 2015 GL1800 seat pan

I tried several years ago. Found a company that would embroider the leather panels for the seat, rider and pillion backrests, and pillion armrests, then send them to saddle company to make and fit the covers, found a ripped seat, but asking price was 150 quid, for what is cheap as chips rubbish to s...
by Big Blue UK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Onboard Air Compressor
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Onboard Air Compressor

He must mean the ride height pressure
by Big Blue UK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Max load on trunk rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Max load on trunk rack?

Just like to add to what Viking said. Apart from the vertical shock, causing the rack mounts to want to put 4 holes in the top box lid, shortly after this little gem of a hammering, whatever is inside the top box will be thrown against the inside of the lid for good measure. Also if the top box is h...
by Big Blue UK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

I agree with 548 somewhat, a motorhome has nothing to do with camping. Motorhomes and caravan have dedicated fields, requiring hook ups etc, they also destroy flat ground, making it unsuitable for tents.. Even when campsites are full regarding motorhomes and caravans, there is always plenty of room ...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Disabling Headlight Adjustment Block - 2012-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Disabling Headlight Adjustment Block - 2012-2017

One of the many things Honda removed from the GoldWing.
My DRL's



Looks like the fogs and spots are on, but they are not, just how bright the angel eyes are
by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Signal This!
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Signal This!

dtrider wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Or for the alternative meanings.....
PMSL :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why

Also when on long stretches of unlit motorways with this kind of barrier, low beam can be raised without blinding traffic on the opposite side of the motorway



by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1796

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

I can just imagine myself over there, 3,000 - 5,000 mile rides.


by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring Connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 1584

Re: Wiring Connectors

Arctic1 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:36 pm
You would think they would be tapered such that you achieve this kind of separation they would separate but no.....
That was funny. :lol:
by Big Blue UK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring Connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 1584

Re: Wiring Connectors

All these type of connectors on cars and bikes are notorious, because they have 4 mating surfaces and weather resistant. Ensure that when you press the tab, the other end of it lifts clear of the locking spike. This connector has been used for decades, in the past I have had to slide a trimmed feele...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Disabling Headlight Adjustment Block - 2012-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Disabling Headlight Adjustment Block - 2012-2017

I get where you are coming from, aiming the low beam upwards to sort of act as high beam. Being seen in daylight is important for sure, and I cannot help with what you are attempting, but how come you do not fit Daylight Running Lights (DRL), they are far more effective than pointing low beam upward...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring Connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 1584

Re: Wiring Connectors

Any secret in separating the electrical connector on a 2010 under the left glove box? I assume you are referring to the blue and green connectors connecting the radio control panel, as M6 said, they differ slightly, but separate the same way, while pressing the tab, insert a thin flat blade screwdr...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with helmet headsets, please!
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Help with helmet headsets, please!

There is nothing wrong with the factory Goldwing 1500 intercom, or the CB, it is the sodding microphones that don't seem to last very long.
I have 5 helmets with headsets, in the past 5 years all have been replaced and 3 have faulty mikes again, not replacing any more.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1040

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I asked , "Does all that help ?" He looked at me carefully and replied , "No". So this guy sells lights for GoldWings, has his GoldWing adorned with extra lighting, when asked if they help his reply was "No" Shame you did not ask him why then did he sell them, and why then he had the extra forward ...
by Big Blue UK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What cooler do you have/recommend
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: What cooler do you have/recommend

I used to use an electric cooler box on the trailer drawbar cooler rack when 0% chance of rain. Cannot be bothered with the hastle these days, a good ice packed cooler bag lasts a few days. I have a small and medium size Titan zipperless, so whatever fresh stuff I take fills it. Great quality bags.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Immaculate Harley Mufflers
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FS: Immaculate Harley Mufflers

That's like just 40 quid, Jeesus.
by Big Blue UK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing and Shifter Pivot
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Blackwing and Shifter Pivot

Got the Blackwing brace on. The handling difference is amazing. Front end feels stiff (in a good way) and very responsive. I have a limestone drive for about 50 feet that I had to maneuver carefully over the rocks before. Now it seems to track straight and over the rocks That was when I noticed an ...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing and Shifter Pivot
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Blackwing and Shifter Pivot

You will certainly notice the difference Dave.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice on welding centerstand mount
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Advice on welding centerstand mount

A good welder will be able to do that.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best glue for parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Best glue for parts?

Can you get Plastex in the US.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Head light adjustments 1800
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Head light adjustments 1800

The 12mm hex head is vertical.
Philips screw is horizontal.
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much do you and your wife weigh?
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

My wife and I are about the same weight 10lbs combined. No suspension problem, high mpg, stops dead, and goes like a rocket/









We both won slimming World weight loss of the year awards.
by Big Blue UK
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Handcrafted trailer hitch

Nice one Kate, my missus has never logged onto a forum to tell everyone how talented I am.