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by 2manywings
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

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

I've done many of these installations. The GL1800 and 1500 use the same size tire on the front. I've been using the Bridgestone BT-45 Battlax rear tire size 130/70-18 bias ply (Dennis Kirk $113.00). I know that guys are going to say that you should never run radial tires on the rear and bias on the ...
by 2manywings
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tow Pac help
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Tow Pac help

Been that route. I knew that would be a long shot as each bike uses it own unique hitch. I've checked with several dealers with the same response, that being that "dealers don't stock parts". Some offered to contact Tow Pac but got the same response that I got ("we no longer offer hitch kits"). The ...
by 2manywings
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tow Pac help
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Tow Pac help

I recently purchased a used 2000 Gl1500 with a TowPac kit installed (or so I thought). It turns out that the previous owner bought the TowPac through ebay and did not realize that he did not get "EVERYTHING" (the main hitch that stays attached to the bike. Not knowing that, he took what he had purch...
by 2manywings
Mon May 28, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Heel toe shifter
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Heel toe shifter

I've got a complete set of "Markland" boards with shifter and brake peddle. These are in near perfect condition. I'll part ways with them for $250. plus shipping. I live north /east of you up in Saginaw. I've also got a complete set of stock pegs, shifter and brake peddle (also in new condition), if...
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2288

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Having it down as far as you do, it's a great time to do upgrades to the rear suspension ie: ss preload hose, fill and bleed all air from the system or replace worn components. These are all well documented problems, and several of us can help you out if you need help.
by 2manywings
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2288

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Those five band clamps are original, and that's where leaks commonly appear. You might be best off draining the system, disassembling and cleaning those connections and using some better clamps. As for pressurizing the system, some of the better auto parts stores have a free tool loaner program, as ...
by 2manywings
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Escapade trailer issue

After speaking with CSC (Escapade) and doing a goggle search, it appears that this problem has happened to others, but by no means in large enough numbers to be alarming. CSC has made changes to this area in recent years to simplify production across all models according to them. I could upgrade min...
by 2manywings
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2288

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

I doubt that you have a bad water pump. Most times it's just a loose clamp. It's a shame that so much has to be removed to get at them though. Do your homework, take pictures and take your time... You can do this! I made a cardboard diagram of where all of the removed screws and bolts go and poke ho...
by 2manywings
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2288

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

The other area that I've seen hard to find leaks is behind the right side heat shield below the cylinder head. There are coolant hoses and clamps down there. If you have a belly pan installed, a leak in that area could easily drip onto the pan and find its way to the rear if the bike. Pull the belly...
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze Leaking
Replies: 31
Views: 2288

Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Take a close look and make sure that you didn't snag the reserve tan and poak a hole in that. Usually if there is a leak that far back, it's from that tank. I probably change six or more of these tanks every season... it's that common. In most cases that I've seen, if there is a leak from the hoses ...
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 front brake drag
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: GL1800 front brake drag

Sorry, I didn't realize that this post was so old... I'll pay more attention next time. Merry Christmas anyway!
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 front brake drag
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: GL1800 front brake drag

Did you clean the master cylinder and make sure that the relief hole is clear? The brake recalls have all been related to the rear brakes. They won't do anything with the front unless you request it. And don't forget the clutch system too. All of those fluids should be changed every TWO years... No ...
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork lower allen bolt removal video
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Front fork lower allen bolt removal video

I find that it always works much easier if you remove that allen head bolt before removing the top fork cap (let the spring tension work to your advantage). And yes, a good quality impact gun helps. I always spend the extra 15 minutes and remove the fork tubes from the bike. It makes the whole job e...
by 2manywings
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Escapade trailer issue

Winter is here... We got our first snowfall of the year here in MI. last night. Boo-Hoo! I have a suspension problem with my Escapade trailer that I'd like to know if anyone else here has experienced. The 3/4" dia. stub spindle that the trailing arm attaches to snapped off approx. 1" inside of the t...
by 2manywings
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I had all of the plastic removed except for the fairing itself, so it was easy to check all of the connections and even tried another ignition switch. Narrowed it down to the pulse generators. Someone on another site explained how to test them. Ordered a new set from Partzilla, installed them, and a...
by 2manywings
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I had remembered that Honda had an ignition switch recall on some GL1200s, and I had an extra one so I plugged it in (without actually mounting though) without any difference. I'm going to test the pulse generators next. I've already cleaned up some bad connections at the starter relay/main fuse and...
by 2manywings
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 472

GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I'm dealing with an '86 Gl1200 asp. with an intermittent electrical problem. The bike will start right up and run just fine, then for no reason, acts like someone hit the kill switch. All of the lights remain on and without touching anything, you can hit the start button and it will fire right up an...
by 2manywings
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Air Rider seat set for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Air Rider seat set for sale

I too have been trying to find info about this company. If anyone out there has any knowledge regarding a source, please pass it along. Thank you!
by 2manywings
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers

You're welcome! Glad I could help.
by 2manywings
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers- update

This is a sidecar rig so it does see more stress than normal. I got my order a couple of days ago and installed them yesterday. The Valkyrie dampers part number 06410-MBH-000 ($32.75) comes as a set of five rubber dampers with the aluminum collars molded right in. Everything went together just fine....
by 2manywings
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers

I think that I figured it out! In either application, the aluminum collars need to be ordered separately and by the piece. The rubber dampers are the same, but for whatever reason, they come as a set of five when ordered as a Valkyrie part for $32.75. If you look up the Goldwing application, they ar...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 403

GL1500 rear wheel dampers

Does anyone out there know if the rear wheel dampers for a GL1500 Valkyrie will work on a GL1500 Wing (1996) ? It seems that I remember something about this from a while back. The Valkyrie set is considerably cheaper, and it looks like everything (rubbers and aluminum collars) comes as a complete se...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Compu fire alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Compu fire alternator

I quit using them several years ago after numerous cases of failure, all on different bikes. From bearings to seals to rotor problems. All were just out of warranty (just over a year). In Michigan that equates to 7-8 months of use. For what they cost, that did not set well with my customers. I had b...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up
Replies: 31
Views: 3201

Re: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up

Too bad our hands are tied when it comes to factory recalls. I begged the service manager at my local dealer to let me do my own work (knowing they weren't going to let me). I said I'd even sign a work ticket making it look like they did the repair... No Dice! The scarry point for me was when I drop...
by 2manywings
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up
Replies: 31
Views: 3201

Re: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up

As you say JD, we will never know what really happened. I make my living working on these things (have my own shop), so I see this kind of stuff daily. Personally, I highly doubt that there were any "swollen seals". I have yet to rebuild an 1800 front master. My hunch is that you had some hardening ...