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by tfdeputydawg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2007 Goldwing for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: 2007 Goldwing for Sale

Please tell us what level the bike is. Though accessories don't mean much $$ wise on used bike it helps to list them as IMO, they do make some difference when trying to sell. What year is the trailer?
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tow Pac help
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Tow Pac help

Contact your nearest dealer: http://towpacusa.com/dealers/
by tfdeputydawg
Fri May 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 91 aspencade heavy front dive on forks when braking
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: 91 aspencade heavy front dive on forks when braking

It's time to refurbish your forks!
I would suggest, if you have the finances, Progressive Monotubes.
I doubt the ADV is bad as the failure mode is usually a stuck valve in the "on" position causing the fork to lock up!
by tfdeputydawg
Wed May 02, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: PRELOAD SETTING?
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: PRELOAD SETTING?

FAT MAN 65 wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 9:03 pm
A friend said Honda recommends setting on "0".
Ask your friend why Honda would include a preload adjustment if they "recommend" 0
by tfdeputydawg
Wed May 02, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: PRELOAD SETTING?
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: PRELOAD SETTING?

1. Make sure the pump is full
2. Set it on 25 and leave it there!
by tfdeputydawg
Tue May 01, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 heated grips and seat
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: 2006 GL1800 heated grips and seat

There is a rather lengthy series of trouble shooting steps to go though which is listed in the service manual! When my 2006 Comfort system failed, I called 4 local dealers, trying to find 1 that knew how to service/check the system. Even had 1 service mgr. tell me there was no heat in the passenger...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue May 01, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Headlight mirrors

I worked in a GM plant that produced composite headlamps for automotive/trucking vehicles. Your headlamp is just like these. It can be done but, extremely difficult unless you know what you're doing. The lens and the housing are bonded together and are very hard to separate, The finish on the housin...
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 heated grips and seat
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: 2006 GL1800 heated grips and seat

There is a rather lengthy series of trouble shooting steps to go though which is listed in the service manual! When my 2006 Comfort system failed, I called 4 local dealers, trying to find 1 that knew how to service/check the system. Even had 1 service mgr. tell me there was no heat in the passenger ...
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: XM Radio/CB
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: XM Radio/CB

Does anyone have an idea where I might find used CB and or xm Radio versus $400-$500 new>?????????????????? :P First, I'd like to know where one could get a new OEM CB for $400 to $500 :shock: To get one as cheap as possible, start checking E-bay and search for motorcycle salvage yards and contact ...
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 gl1800 burgundy paint code
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 2006 gl1800 burgundy paint code

2006 R303M AJ7057 Cabernet Red Metallic (Candy)
If that is not a match, I suspect you purchased the bike used and it has been painted by a previous owner or your paint shop mixed it wrong!!!!
by tfdeputydawg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: grip and seat heaters
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: grip and seat heaters

There is a section on trouble shooting the Comfort System in the Honda service manual.
You need this manual to accurately check this system.
One thing to check is to remove the seat bolts, raise the seat enough to make sure the seat is properly/fully plugged into the connector.
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: Death wobble

I'd quit letting go of the bars!!!!!
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: trike front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: trike front suspension

Hold the front brake and see if you can push down and get any suspension compression. If you do, bounce it hard and fast. It should "lock up" after three or four compressions. If it won't compress, most likely, as I already posted, the ADV is stuck! Most bikes will feel harsh if one hits a "pot hole...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: trike front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: trike front suspension

How many miles are on the bike? Suspensions do wear out and need replacement. Do you know if it has OEM springs? Tell a true story: One of the installers I talked to told me, he insisted on installing "stronger" fork springs on the first 6 conversions he sold. After 5 of the 6 asked for their OEM sp...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Bunch if killjoys :lol:
The legend:
https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/th ... -tradition
Just a way to add a little humor.
I received my first from a close friend and it made me feel good to be thought of.
Have given several to friends since.
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: All Balls Or OEM Fork seal kit

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:19 pm
stick with the All Balls kit, it is tapered Timken bearings, OEM is ball bearings and they don't hold up well.
Fork rebuild does not normally include bearings :?:
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: regarding grip and seat heater
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: regarding grip and seat heater

You will read that Dyna Beads won't work, that is true, and false. I read an article that says they won't work but they put a tire with beads in it on a computer spin balancer to come to that conclusion, which won't work. The tire has to be rolling on a road surface for it to work. Really! What lea...
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: regarding grip and seat heater
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: regarding grip and seat heater

ive read a multitude of problems that seem pertain to this...what i havent come across or maybe not gotten to you yet is this: 1) i'm mechanically/electrically challenged, especially on this new bike. does the warranty cover the grips and seat not having heat??? In theory, this is covered by warran...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: stubby radio antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: stubby radio antennas

As soon as a rider gets on board, not to mention adding a passenger, you can kiss that stubby antenna's "careful SWR tuning" goodbye forever, it ain’t' there no more. FYI, My comment was directed AT CAREFUL TUNING of an OEM CB antenna, not a stubby. Careful relates to being away from buildings, tre...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: stubby radio antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: stubby radio antennas

Stubby's kill the incoming signals! Dastic reduction in reception distance. As for the OEM CB antenna. I see so many comments such as "line of sight", short distance, etc. While it is true there is not much ground plane on a motorcycle, if the SWR is carefully and properly tuned, the transmitting di...
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: re-painting a radiator?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: re-painting a radiator?

Are you sure bead blasting will not damage the thin fins????
If would consider letting a radiator shop boil them and ask them about proper paint method.
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: left side red wind deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: left side red wind deflector

What brand? Can you post a picture of the right side one? Not that I can help much but info may help someone that can.
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 CB
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: GL1800 CB

jaxbb3 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 am
Sorry, I've been looking at an 09 a 12 and a Anniv 14 online and typed that by mistake. Now leaning toward the newer models.
The only difference is the harness. At one time you could get the 2012 to 2017 harness from Electrical Connection. Might check with them:
tel; 865.219.9192
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 CB
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: GL1800 CB

Why does it not fit your 09? Thought they were the same for 01 thru 2010. Then required a different harness for 2012 up!