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by cihilb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike

What is the condition of the battery, how old is the battery. Does the bike crank and not start? A weak battery will allow the bike to crank and not start.
The ECM needs at least 10.5 volts to start. Take the battery to an good auto parts store and have them load test it.
by cihilb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear trunk latch
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Rear trunk latch

You say the silicone spray does work for a while. The spray does not last on metal parts. Try some light grease on the catches on the opener unit. Do you hear the mechanism trying to pop the trunk? Also, try it with the trunk open to see if it's even trying to unlatch. You say it's a 'new' 17. If al...
by cihilb
Mon May 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1 light
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: F1 light

tamathumper wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Gelli wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:25 pm
Stock. It was done at the dealership.
This is an outstanding reason to expect that it is, in fact, the lever. :D
Or did they disturb or break one of the switches? I am not sure if the switches can cause this problem.
by cihilb
Mon May 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1 light
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: F1 light

Stock or aftermarket lever? Some of the aftermarkets push on the switches even when all the way out.
by cihilb
Mon May 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1 light
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: F1 light

Does the sidestand light come on? May be a bad sidestand switch. Clutch lever out?
by cihilb
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: day time running light
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: day time running light

If you are talking about the lights in the mirrors, I don't believe the UK bikes are wired for them.
Check your motor vehicles laws. It may be illegal.
by cihilb
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gremlin in lights
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Gremlin in lights

Here's a link to a thread on another site. Seems to be a normal problem on older Wings.
https://www.gl1800riders.com/threads/re ... re.274882/
by cihilb
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Torque oil filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Torque oil filter?

Hold the throttle wide open while cranking. Do this two or three times for about 5 seconds each time. The engine will NOT start as long as the throttle is wide open. Just keep cranking 5 seconds at a time until the oil light goes out. Your filter is now full.
by cihilb
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1896

Re: Login

Not just you. When this started I contacted the admin last year and they told me it would be fixed when the site is upgraded. I have tried everything as far as clearing cache and cookies, to allowing tracking and data collection. Another thing that started happening is my notification emails from t...
by cihilb
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1896

Re: Login

I've got the same thing. It never used to be that way. Now I have to log-in everytime I want to access the site. It's so irritating. It's like I'm having to prove, I am who I say I am, everytime I want to enter my own house. It's not too welcoming. :( I agree. Never had this problem before. There a...
by cihilb
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1896

Re: Login

I've got the same thing. It never used to be that way. Now I have to log-in everytime I want to access the site. It's so irritating. It's like I'm having to prove, I am who I say I am, everytime I want to enter my own house. It's not too welcoming. :( I agree. Never had this problem before. There a...
by cihilb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 37
Views: 2399

Re: Clear coating small area

One other thing to consider. Talk to a local body shop. They may do the entire trunk lid when they are painting another vehicle. You would probably have to prep the entire lid, but they may do it little or no cost.
Can't hurt to ask.
by cihilb
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: Cigarette lighter location

The original poster was asking about a cigarette lighter, not a power point socket. Lot's of suggestions for mounting a power outlet, but he needs to be able to reach it while he's riding to light his smokes!
by cihilb
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cigarette lighter location
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: Cigarette lighter location

Looking for some ideas where to mount a cigarette lighter on my 05 1800. Putting one in the left pocket really isn't practical to use when riding down the hwy. I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes. I have mine mounted on the right side just in front of my knee on the panel that has the...
by cihilb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Feed back through speaker when using Freewire
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Feed back through speaker when using Freewire

Check the ground strap on the antenna in the trunk. Make sure it's clean and tight at both the antenna and bottom of the trunk. Also make sure the strap is not broken at one of the bends. I had this happen on my 2004. Not with a freewire, but using the 5 pin cable. I added a piece of copper braid to...
by cihilb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Which loctite?

One technique that I have HEARD of (not actually used) is to drill out the hole where the threads are slightly oversize, and fill the hole with JB WELD... ---BUT--- do not let it harden until you put the screw back in the hole.... ---AND---first you spray or coat the screw with silicone lubricant a...
by cihilb
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Which loctite?

edr421 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:36 pm
if all else fails, take a pair of pliers and crimp the threads. blue loctite if it is metal to metal, red is stronger and is for bearings.
NO LOCTITE anywhere near the plastic parts. Unless you want to replace them.
by cihilb
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Which loctite?

If it's the screws that go into plastic, use a piece of a nylon wire tie in the hole, then the screw. Cut the wire tie flush with the top of the hole.
If the screws are going into threaded inserts, use a dab finger nail polish on the screw.
by cihilb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: static on intercom 2015 Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: static on intercom 2015 Wing

When you installed the CB did you install the two electronic filters that came with it? Those filters filter the noise from the alternator and the other, I'm not sure. They are both an inline connection. Unplug a connector and these plug into both ends you just unplugged. The 2015 CB did not requir...
by cihilb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: zumo 595lm
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: zumo 595lm

Did you format the thumb drive before using it? Some drives have proprietary folder structure and hidden files. Make sure you use a quality thumb drive. Do a complete format using FAT32. You have to copy the music as MP3, the unit will not accept AAC (Apple). Setup folders on the thumb drive and cop...
by cihilb
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Help with horn 2008 Wing
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Help with horn 2008 Wing



Simple picture. Hope it helps you.
by cihilb
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement 2014 Tail Light
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Replacement 2014 Tail Light

The 2012 and 2014 use the same assembly. Also, I replaced the ones on my 2012 with lights from a 2010. Perfect fit.
As far a LED's, you can get replacement bulbs (LED). I wouldn't get the ones that have integrated LED's. Some had problems with bad LED's, which meant replacing the entire unit.
by cihilb
Thu May 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: USB port problem

If he just started adding songs to a "new" drive, he may have to do a full format first. Some thumb drives come with with hidden software already on them. That may confuse the audio system.