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by 2manywings
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: In search of a windshield
Replies: 0
Views: 191

In search of a windshield

I'm freshening up a 2000 GL1500SE and am in search of a windshield. I've been a big fan of Cee Baily products for many years, but was saddened to find out that they have stopped producing items for motorcycles in order to concentrate their efforts on their aircraft business. So if anyone out there s...
by 2manywings
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

The last things that were done to the bike are a complete system flush with a commercial cooling system cleaner, then filled with fresh coolant. Also blew a fair amount of dirt and road crud out of the radiator, and verified that both fans were indeed working properly. At that point, the weather her...
by 2manywings
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

I don't know why Mother Honda had to screw with a system that worked just fine for 25 years with no issues. I'd like to know if it's feasible to wire up an 1800 to operate in the same manner as the previous models. I'd think that if the thermal switch operated in the same heat ranges, the fans come ...
by 2manywings
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

The issue is on an '03 that recently got triked. He's never had issues before (he's owned this for several years), but now that it's triked, I think it's working a bit harder. And he was pulling his camping trailer when this happened. The fans are currently working the way that they were designed (w...
by 2manywings
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mufflers for a GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Mufflers for a GL1500

I'm looking to replace the mufflers on my 2000 GL1500. My question is... Does anyone know if mufflers from a GL1800 will fit without much modification?
by 2manywings
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

I've got a 2003 GL1800 with the dreaded engine temp. issue. I've been told that there is someone out there that developed a wiring harness to reverse the fan motors and add a switch to manually turn the fans on (or something to that effect). I've searched the web, but have been unable to find any in...
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: 18
Views: 1974

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: 223

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: 223

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: 405

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: 2563

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: 2563

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: 1217

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: 2563

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: 2563

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: 2563

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: 999

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: 999

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: 962

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: 1217

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 885

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: 471

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers

You're welcome! Glad I could help.