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by raven41951
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 373

Re: Regular or Premium

I should have been more specific. The "previous" engines were carbureted (GL1500, Shadow ACE). The Startron cleared up the Shadow within half a tank so I used it in the 1500 too JIC. Because it worked so well I continue to use it in my fuel injected 1800 for the same reason as you. Stabil works well...
by raven41951
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 373

Re: Regular or Premium

I use 87 unleaded. Every other tank I add two ounces of Startron Starbrite. It has helped me in other engines and I will continue to use it now so I won't need to later. Also I have no objections to Sea Foam and upper end lube. They can't hurt unless overused. And its difficult (and expensive) to ov...
by raven41951
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800

I installed the SoCal Pathfinder low beams in about a half hour with not too much effort. Toughest part is squeezing your hand into the opening. Great lights. I also installed their Pathfinder LED cowl running/fog/drl/directional lights. The toughest part there was getting the Tupperware back togeth...
by raven41951
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 109
Views: 24186

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I replaced just the low beams with the pathfinders in a half hour. Had them on my 1500 too. The low beams are pretty easy to swap out. The high beams require small strong flexible hands. The 1800 uses the same bulb for both low and high beams but the reflectors focus the high beams on a higher plane...
by raven41951
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: satellite radio
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: satellite radio

First, think about where you ride. Second, think about S/XM radios; cost of unit, subscription, longevity of unit. I have had several Sirius radios and thought I could move them from my truck to the bike as they have a plug-in base. Although infrequent, the swapping of the unit from one base to the ...
by raven41951
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: O2 sensor issues
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: O2 sensor issues

Assuming you have read the MIL blinks and traced the DTC to the O2 sensors. You may need to erase the DTC, but you need an SCS service connector. This is from a 2012-2017 manual and yours may be different. There are 48 pages covering the PGM-FI system.
by raven41951
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Fog lights

I believe the color is a function of the wavelength as well as the material the diode is made from. And yes, here in Mass only police and some emergency vehicles are allowed to run blue lights. My LEDs are in the 5000 micron wavelength and are bright white and I prefer them for vision enhancement. T...
by raven41951
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Is This Rim Trashed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Is This Rim Trashed?

Guess I was too brief but I agree with the posts. Knowing the cost of machining, given the distortion, is there a crack in the wheel that would make it unusable, etc. plus the fact that I just got a spare wheel and tire for my own trailer for 100 bucks (US) I figured it as a no brainer to go new.
by raven41951
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Is This Rim Trashed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Is This Rim Trashed?

If you bore it, how do you know ahead of time if you have it centered? Too expensive to find out.

Time for a new wheel.
by raven41951
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Fog lights

Forgot to mention: Note: This rectangular light kit can also be installed on a 2001-2010 Goldwing GL1800 under the following conditions. You must first purchase a lower front cowl with rectangular light openings. The chrome lower cowl from Show Chrome, B52-908, will work. Or you can get a painted OE...
by raven41951
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Fog lights

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... /73/269734

I went with the socalmotogear set from Cyclemax. Driving/Fog/Running/Directionals all in one.
by raven41951
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Goldwing owner
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: New Goldwing owner

Oh ya, I forgot the most important part. Pay close attention to the removal of the Tupperware (plastic body panels) as you can only put them back on in the EXACT same order. I spent two hours changing the belts and two DAYS getting the Tupperware back on because I thought I remembered how I took the...
by raven41951
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

I did the rest but you're darn right. The stand went right through the plywood, and it wasn't even resting on it as I neglected to swing it up. Luckily no damage to the frame.
by raven41951
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 34020

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Stew (and forum), I am 66 years old. I have said this in other threads so I'll be brief (as I can). I started in my teens with a Super (in 68) 90, then a 305 Super Hawk (in 69), and CL450, Yamaha 650, then spent years providing for a family. More recently an 1100 Shadow ACE and a 750 Magna. I test r...
by raven41951
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Goldwing owner
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: New Goldwing owner

Well good luck and there's plenty of help here. Check the DIY section and that should get you through most if not all of your projects. And Welcome!
by raven41951
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 34020

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

1. I believe but not positive that the 2 second shut down is common for both. The DCT has a automatic parking brake for when stopped. 2. Final drive ratios are the same for DCT and 6 speed I priced an airbag model on the Honda Powersports site and with options including rider backrest, storage pads ...
by raven41951
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

Yes. I was lucky, only a hole in the plywood floor of the trailer, because it was strapped down properly (other than the stand).
by raven41951
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

Couple of things to remember when renting a uhaul. The one-way rates are based on several factors including the work load to your destination and from your starting point. The beginning and end of months are the busiest times and one-way rates are higher. Try to stick to mid-month. Stay away from ho...
by raven41951
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

Being an authorized U-Haul Dealer and a Goldwing owner, I can tell you that U-Haul's biggest van trailer, the 6x12 tandem axle (the RV), does not have sufficient door height (only 50") to load a 'wing into it, nor does it have a ramp and you can't rock the bike into it. They do have a 6x12 (open) Ra...
by raven41951
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 34020

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Its a goldwing, you expected a freebie?
by raven41951
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 34020

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

OK, its time for me to chime in. I have been reading the "99%" panning the new wing. I bought my 2016 wing a year ago now because I figured: how can they make it better? add Bluetooth? I read all the conjecture about the new front end, suspension etc. and went ahead with my purchase. Now that I have...
by raven41951
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: VETERANS DAY
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: VETERANS DAY

GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
by raven41951
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Winter Covers
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Winter Covers

Mine is in an enclosed trailer as well (box truck body with good rubber seals) and safe from the road salt. I DO NOT take it out once salt is on the road and I wait until the snow melts and we have two good rains to wash the salt off the roadways. I have missed some good riding, but no road salt is ...
by raven41951
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Winter Covers
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Winter Covers

I agree completely with having a floor. Here in the northeast we will be getting plenty of snow. I don't know how much snow, wind and rain you will be getting, but I don't like anything touching the bike itself as something like a cover can cause scratches if there is any kind of dirt or contaminant...
by raven41951
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heartbroken...rust
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Heartbroken...rust

Regardless, a new bike should not rust this fast. I suspect something else is afoot! Go to dealer and Honda. Research the weather and find if there was any flooding/storm(s) that could initiate such a problem.