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by raven41951
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: LE Headlight

Let's all be clear.
GL1800 2017 and earlier never came from the factory with LED headlights.
GL1800 2018 and up came factory equipped with LED headlights as noted previously.
by raven41951
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Paint question
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Paint question

More info required.
Is this a 2008 1800? Can't be if its "new".
Recently painted? By Whom? What paint? Was it properly prepped?
by raven41951
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1983
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Goldwing 1983

Ground wires are notorious for developing bad connections. The high resistance cause by poor conductivity is heating up the wires cause the insulation to burn. Clean the wire connections to assure good conductivity and that should help but not necessarily cure the problem.
by raven41951
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1983
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Goldwing 1983

I'm not familiar with 1100s, but first check the starter switch to make sure it is working properly (making contact and passing current). Then check the kill switch to make sure its not shorted out (you can bypass it with a jumper). Also check the ignition switch for proper function.
by raven41951
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reserve Fuel?
Replies: 23
Views: 4826

Re: Reserve Fuel?

OK so it started as reserve fuel capacity and access and has expanded to fuel mileage etc. Has anyone given any thought of effort on the Brand of fuel we use? Many years ago I had a '66 Superhawk. As I was young and suffered from the dreaded disease of fundsrlow, I wanted the best fuel mileage I cou...
by raven41951
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Winter store...
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Winter store...

I'm with c-dub. This year instead of winterizing it I'm taking it to Florida (Odessa) for 3 months where I'll be shooting trap and riding my ride.
by raven41951
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1800 Quad?
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: GL1800 Quad?

Why bother? A total waste of a perfectly good GW1800.
by raven41951
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

That's what I get for making an assumption (that it was ABS). I should have realized a different material was involved. Guess the older age is slowing me down. When using dissimilar materials its common to use a third, usually a rubber (butadiene), as a bonding agent, blended in. We developed such a...
by raven41951
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

I've been out of the Plastics Industry for about 15 years but I do remember a few things and offer some to help you all understand what is happening with the ABS. ABS is a blend of Acrylonitrile (for strength), Butadiene (Rubber for flexibility and impact resistance) and Styrene (to reduce cost). It...
by raven41951
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!

Forgot to add, they all bite the big one. Sorry
by raven41951
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!

I avoid Google as much as possible. Yes I have a gmail account but that is not used for normal use. That's the throw away account.
by raven41951
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.

I thought I was nuts. I have the 20s and the exact same issues. I thought it was me so I just use one Sena bluetoothed to the phone. No problem. Turn on the second Sena and wham. I have not and probably will not take the time to figure out the procedure that works. As said IT SHOULD WORK, OTHERS DO!
by raven41951
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: need gps suggestions

Steve, I cant recall the models I have had but it started with hunting. I purchased two units from Cabelas back in the 80s. The only reason I don't have them anymore is that they "grew legs". I purchased a RINO in the early 90s and still have it. It did go back to Garmin once for repair and still wo...
by raven41951
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: need gps suggestions

Sorry I'm late on posting. I've been on the road at several trap shooting events. I WAS a long time Garmin user. Got tired of them dropping support after a few years forcing an upgrade to a newer model. I have a gps in my tundra, but Toyota is no better than Garmin or Honda. Now I use my iPhone and ...
by raven41951
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?

I have a toy hauler which has six d-rings in the floor, three on each side. I checked out everything I could find. Use two straps on the triple tree, one each side. Two on the frame members under the battery/brake cylinder and two on the frame under the front of the rear bags. I use a condor wheel c...
by raven41951
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rubber FM antenna for 2006 gl1800
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Rubber FM antenna for 2006 gl1800

I got mine on Amazon. There is a loss of signal strength but I don't use it much anyway. Its nice to have that big whip out of the way.
by raven41951
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

I'm waiting to hear that now your neighbor wants you to replace his wire fence :)
by raven41951
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1974

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

I need to apologize for my outburst. There is no need to bring personal feelings or politics into this forum. Guess I had a bad day. I'll try not to do this again.
by raven41951
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement 2014 Tail Light
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Replacement 2014 Tail Light

You can use the OEM lens and just replace the incandescent bulb with an LED. SoCalMoto gear has them as do Cyclemax and Amazon. I just replaced my rear bulbs with LEDs. Now I have to swap out the Flasher as the OEM flasher does not work well with LEDs (rapid flashing due to resistance). I have the f...
by raven41951
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1974

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

Yes, the Mass RMV has been negligent on processing out of state DUI cases for more than 15 years. They are more interested in catering to illegal aliens and welfare recipients than to care about taking unsafe drivers off the road, after all, many of them are the same people. We call them democrats. ...
by raven41951
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild

I had a deposit on a new Indian Chieftain after a test drive. Sweet machine. Then I test rode an F6B. Then I couldn't decide. I kept the deposit on the Indian but I bought a 94 GL1500 to ride until I could decide. I knew I wanted fuel injection so it was either the Goldwing or the Indian. I never co...
by raven41951
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Continuing starting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Continuing starting problems

On my '16 the starter does not work with the kill switch engaged. Where you found a partially eaten air filter, my first suspicion is that some residue found its way into the fuel system and possibly the cylinders. I would first check the plugs for fouling and if possible use an inspection camera to...
by raven41951
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighting system issues
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Lighting system issues

Remember that the bike is 37 years old. Its had a lot of time to get corroded. Also, if the PO added too many lights it could have overloaded a circuit (or circuits) to blow the fuses. You can also use the aforementioned test lights as a rudimentary ohm meter. Test a fully charged battery and observ...
by raven41951
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiped out my mirror - Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Wiped out my mirror - Need help

Agreed, Helicoil is the way to go.
by raven41951
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running

Just for s... and giggles, check your voltage at idle to make sure its charging. RPMs need to be 800-900 to charge the battery at idle. The volts should be 14.8 +/- to charge and if it falls below 12 (at idle) then the battery is discharging and once its below 11 the engine will die and seem as if i...