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by gbearth
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 505
Views: 28030

Re: What's Happening Today?

Lol your mum look slender but she has one giant appetite. Good for her 🤗🤗
by gbearth
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 505
Views: 28030

Re: What's Happening Today?

Well today I’m near Fengirola in Spain watching England cricket team beat New Zealand on TV as well as sorting out a new garage to get my Goldwing MOT.
I’ve moved to Surrey so finding a local place is important.
by gbearth
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left saddle bag will not open
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: Left saddle bag will not open

I had this problem and no matter what I did it would not open. As a final attempt I removed the saddle and saw there is a row of nuts and bolts holding the 2 half’s of the pannier together. A bit tricky I removed as many as I could without stripping out other bits. Then gently prised the 2 parts apa...
by gbearth
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 2096

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

Using a mobile phone in the UK has been against the law for many years. There have been many horrific accidents by drivers in cars and trucks causing multiple deaths. Many cyclists (peddle bikes) have turned vigilantes and recording drivers then passing the information on to the police. The police n...
by gbearth
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: electrical plug/socket location
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: electrical plug/socket location

Thanks MikeB The plug/socket I want to get access too is defined as 6P B1 (mini). I think its located near or under the air-box could you clever people out there please confirm before I strip the bike down, 6P is attached to the gear selector. Whoever wrote the manuals must have now moved on to MI5 ...
by gbearth
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: electrical plug/socket location
Replies: 2
Views: 294

electrical plug/socket location

hi can anyone advise where I can find a document that shows the location on the bike (1800 - 2004) of the electrical plug and sockets.
I have a CD manual but cannot find anything on the locations.

Thanks
by gbearth
Mon May 02, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 28317

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

Great report, will fit these to my 1800 as soon as they become available in the UK. Just a further point when are going to drive on the correct side of the road (left)
by gbearth
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to use a motorcycle lift
Replies: 49
Views: 40388

Re: How to use a motorcycle lift

Hi unfortunately the design of the frame on an 1800 is not the same as a 1500. The frame of the 1800 does not come low level.

As I need to also lift my 1800 would also appreciate some advise from the guys who have done it previously without cracking the crank case :)
by gbearth
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?
Replies: 111
Views: 16786

Re: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?

Hi, a gathering sounds like a great idea, reminds me of the film Highlander, "There can be only one". Now you guy are clever, so please provide details of making my Honda ocean going, pictures and video will be extremely helpful. Seriously I would really like to meet some of you but logistically and...
by gbearth
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: side stands and mounting your bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3454

Re: side stands and mounting your bike

I don't have a problem getting on my Goldwing it's the getting off, I have to do the Goldwing Shuffle or the left leg hop sliding my right leg over the seat.
by gbearth
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Burn CD for GL1800
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Burn CD for GL1800

This maybe the wrong area, but I have looked in loads of places and not found a satisfactory answer.
What is the format of the CD player MP3, Wav ? I want to burn some discs with my own music choice.

My bike is an 2004 1800

Thanks
by gbearth
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to LED your windshield

Good news, I had reason to change my windscreen and hey-presto the blue LEDs lite up the screen on the replacement. So the moral is there are screens out there that due to there manufacture will not transmit the light. Well I assume it's due to the way they are manufactured.
by gbearth
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cracking in Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Cracking in Windscreen

Stop drill the hole (this is the same method used to fix cracks on non-critical airplane parts) but don't fill it. The hole needs to be left open to distribute the forces and keep the crack from propagating. Hi Wingman When you say "stop drill the hole" what does this mean, is it do not drill right...
by gbearth
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cracking in Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Cracking in Windscreen

Hi
Has anyone out there had a stress crack on your windscreen and managed to repair the same. I think the only way is to drill a small hole say 1mm at the end of the crack and then fill the hole with some sort of clear filler...but I bow to others greater experience

Thanks
by gbearth
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to LED your windshield

Hi all I just wish my screen looked half as good as the example it would be great. But the on the example the actual LEDs can be seen at the bottom. I have used 45 LEDs type 3528 they are water proof (ip65 I think). My LEDs are at the very bottom of the screen with LEDs touching (through the jelly) ...
by gbearth
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to LED your windshield

Hi all I polished the end edge using a Dremmel, it is not possible to polish the edge to look clear as the screen front, the light reflects differently, and it looks dark ( this is getting too technical for me) the LEDs I am using are the same spec as you suggest but just blue and guess what they do...
by gbearth
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to LED your windshield

Hi Polished the edge with fine sand paper which made the edge become clear. I secured the LEDs with insulation tape as this allowed greater control on the position of the actual LEDs against the edge. I went across the LEDs with about 30 strips then length ways along the strips to prevent the ends c...
by gbearth
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to LED your windshield

Hi, I have just done this project using blue led's, and was very disappointed with the result I.e no glow up the screen. I think this may be due to the bottom edge, and intend to clean the edge with some sand-paper. The other main reason to reply was that I fitted my led's via male/female plug makes...
by gbearth
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: LED Lights

Hi
Thanks for that on reflection I will fit the resistors, did you fit yours under the top pannier where it's easy access for frame.
by gbearth
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: LED Lights

Hi Wingadmin I have upgraded front and rear turn lights for LEDs, I read yours and others article on this, and read you changed your flasher unit for an electronic unit CF13JL02. However on my bike the OEM flasher is 3 inline pins and not a boxed spade connections. I have seen on eBay an electronic ...
by gbearth
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal cancel with no radio
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Turn signal cancel with no radio

Hi again Wing, on the subject of auto cancellation of the turn signal I have totally removed the radio unit from my 1500. When I took it out on the road the turn indicators do not auto cancel they work ok manually. The radio will not be returned, is this the reason for the non-auto function, if yes ...
by gbearth
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to use a motorcycle lift
Replies: 49
Views: 40388

Re: How to use a motorcycle lift

Thanks Wing, I would like to say I have followed your advise and completed several projects.
I would however suggest you review the pictures on this subject and you will clearly see the jack is just in front of the centre stand, and the bike is on the centre stand. Just a thought. Thanks again
by gbearth
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to use a motorcycle lift
Replies: 49
Views: 40388

Re: How to use a motorcycle lift

I appreciate your comment, and fully understand how to make the bike balance, but to move it further back would mean the bike not being on the centre stand at the start of the lift, and one of the supports of the jack would be on the folded centre stand. With your experience would this method be ok ...
by gbearth
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to use a motorcycle lift
Replies: 49
Views: 40388

Re: How to use a motorcycle lift

Hi from sunny UK which was a week ago flooded. I have purchased a lift unit very similar to your one shown. My bike is a1500, I positioned the jack, as you described, when I started to lift the front came up first, then the back. This was done very slowly as it was my first lift. When the rear wheel...
by gbearth
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24547

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Are you/can you export to UK because I would like one as well :D