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by thrasherg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runs then dies but will restart....
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Runs then dies but will restart....

In the past when this has happened to me, it has been either the spark plugs (one or more) failing when they get hot, or the CDI failing (including pickups) when it gets hot. Have you tried just changing all 4 spark plugs and see if that helps? Its pretty cheap and easy to do.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Beware-credit card fraud
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Beware-credit card fraud

we recently had a similar issue, someone in California got our credit card number and spent $500 on various women's clothing and makeup items. fortunately we spotted it and stopped the card after just 6 purchases, the bank has reimbursed us and issued new credit cards, still have no idea how someone...
by thrasherg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: new member
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: new member

Welcome to the site, it is always nice to see someone give one of the old girls a new home and look after them. I hope you have many trouble free miles of riding.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

Not only can the Russians get Trump elected, but they can bugger up our goldwing forum!! Is there no end to their evil powers!! :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue May 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a GL1800
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Buying a GL1800

I think there where 3 major recalls for the models prior to 2006, the most critical that I recall is the frames where recalled for cracking, Honda had to dismantle the bikes and run a second bead of weld in several locations of the frame!! they then stamped a dot in the frame above the VIN number to...
by thrasherg
Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Too Much Vacuum?
Replies: 19
Views: 955

Re: Too Much Vacuum?

your air filter isn't completely blocked? cant think what else would cause such a high vacuum.. Does the engine idle?

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon May 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tenders
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Battery Tenders

I am like all the above, everything with a battery is connected to a tender, as soon as I arrive home they are plugged in, then they might be used 10 minutes or 10 months later, they are connected all the time. My batteries have all lasted years (far longer than any battery that I have owned and not...
by thrasherg
Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Am I losing my mind? Or can fork seals be replaced without a snap ring retainer?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Am I losing my mind? Or can fork seals be replaced without a snap ring retainer?

I am 100% sure there is meant to be a snap ring above the fork seal on both forks!! I suspect a previous owner/mechanic failed to put one in, but how the seal did not get blown out amazes me!! Unless you are not running any fork oil in that leg then it wouldn't blow the seal out, but the internals w...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shock height
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Rear shock height

Exactly as the viking suggests.. I fitted the traxxion spring (less than $100) and it raised the rear just over an inch, made it much easier to put on the stand, significantly improved the handling and increased ground clearance when cornering.. A superb improvement with lots of bonuses and all for ...
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. Really low oil level after a ride
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: HELP. Really low oil level after a ride

First thing is to add more oil and get the level to the correct level. I would then be looking for external leaks, if it was burning that much oil I think you would see plenty of smoke, so I suspect the level was probably low before you started your ride. If after filling the oil level, you see it d...
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping on a VFR
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Camping on a VFR

At least he wont get sun burnt!! That's quite a sun visor he has overhead!! :oops:

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can beads put a tire out of balance
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

the only way the beads can mess up the balancing is if you have slime or other liquid inside the tyre that causes the beads to stick together, then the balancing can go out, but you are NOT suppose to use beads with any liquid sealant inside the tyre. Just make sure you don't have a sealant inside t...
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessories
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Accessories

what about a sena bluetooth Freewire receiver? or are you going to use wired headsets on the new bike?

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL

there is a menu option and you can select AVS off, lo, mid or hi. I haven't done it for a while so I cant remember how you get to the menu, but I am sure someone will tell you shortly.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

Oh my WingAdmin, I think you just opened the floodgates for comments on this (Personal lubricant!!)!! :oops: :lol:

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Passed my MSF course today
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Passed my MSF course today

welcome to your second childhood!! Have fun and remember to look far ahead, you need to spot the idiots as soon as possible!!

Have fun..

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?

I have run both ceramic and metal balls to balance my wheels, both seemed to work equally well, but I had no TPMS to worry about. I slightly preferred the metal balls as everything seemed clean when I changed the tyres, the ceramic beads seem to generate a lot of fine dust as you use them and I didn...
by thrasherg
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Halogen turn signal question
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Halogen turn signal question

As stated by Dave, only the front bulbs are running lights and indicators and have twin filament bulbs. The rear use a single filament bulb, sounds like you have a twin filament bulb in there, normally you can’t put a twin filament bulb in a single filament mount, they are different to prevent this ...
by thrasherg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing timing belts
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: replacing timing belts

I would suggest getting coolant, you need to drain the cooling system to get the belt covers off, rather than reusing the old coolant I would suggest putting in new coolant and change your oil and oil filter whilst your at it.. It's quite an easy task mechanically, but it can be a bugger getting to ...
by thrasherg
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Needing opinions on engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Needing opinions on engine issues

As wingadmin states fit new belts (Gates are only about $15 each on Amazon) and then try it. Also as stated the heads might be repairable (could be cheaper than buying new heads of unknown status from eBay!). The timing belts are really the only big risk, if they break you risk serious damage to the...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

CDI stands for Capacitive Discharge Ignition, its a generic term for an electronic ignition unit.. Sorry for the confusion!! I believe the Dyna unit does NOT use points but either an optical or an inductive pickup, so the static timing cannot be set with a simple light bulb, you need a strobe light ...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

As stated, you will need an electronic strobe light to check the ignition, there really is no other way to check it, but even with a strobe light you need the CDI instructions as it will be required to check the timing at a specific set of conditions (certain engine speed, etc). First thing is to id...
by thrasherg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 GoldWing ?? TPMS
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: 2010 GoldWing ?? TPMS

If the TPMS light on the dashboard is not lighting up, I suspect the TPMS is fitted and the shop that changed your tyres just didn't notice it as it is part of the inflation valve assembly. It is easy to see, but maybe their tech wasn't paying attention and just missed it?

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: RADIO ANTENNA
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: RADIO ANTENNA

Yes, the OEM ones have a metal collar at the bottom of the antenna (where it mounts to the top case), You pull the collar upwards (you might have to unscrew it first, its been a long time since I needed to lower my antenna) and the antenna will then fold forwards or backwards.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth for 2010 Goldwing
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Bluetooth for 2010 Goldwing

The cheapest is just to put a 3.5mm jack plug on the auxiliary lead and plug it into your phone. Works great and is very cheap. After that you need a Bluetooth unit, such as a Sena freewire, but it’s very expensive.

Gary