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by cihilb
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle height
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Motorcycle height

newday777 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:00 pm Put in Traxxion AK-20 fork cartridges and their rear shock and you will gain 3/4"-1" height.
Then you will have a bike that leans more on the sidestand.
by cihilb
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AM/FM Booster to fit a Goldwing GL1800
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: AM/FM Booster to fit a Goldwing GL1800

If it is corrosion on the connectors, pick up a can of Deoxit D5. It will clean the connections and protect them from further corrosion.
Pricy, but works.
by cihilb
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: heat on feet
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: heat on feet

rick3015 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:18 am I installed a pair of Baker Built foot wings and they made a huge difference in keeping my feet warm in cold weather.
I have then on my 2012. Makes a big difference with the foot vents open.
by cihilb
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: heat on feet
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: heat on feet

has any one had problem with heat on your feet from the motor Are you getting to much ... not enough ... is this a trike ??? And, what year is your Wing ??? His profile shows 2008. Depending on what model it may or may not have foot warmers. Look like the base model did not have them. He hasn't res...
by cihilb
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: oil gear oil
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: oil gear oil

I change the Final drive oil every engine oil change, which is every 10K Km, I put a manual pump in the oil bottle it takes less than 5 minutes. I use gear oil from Honda dealer. I know doesn't need to be changed so often but its not expensive and doesn't take too much time to do it. Do you keep a ...
by cihilb
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse not always engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Reverse not always engaging

bstig60 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:50 pm Good job! However, instead of WD40, use some silicone lubricant.
My 2012 was doing the same thing. Sprayed it with some silicone lube and that fixed it.
by cihilb
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: unstable rear after new tire installed
Replies: 17
Views: 1833

Re: unstable rear after new tire installed

I had the Shinkos on my 2012. I actually got them free at Americade for second place in the poker run. I had the same problem. Plus pulling out on wet roads the tire slipped a lot. Also the front tire wandered a lot. I had them on for one year and then trashed them. Worst tires I have ever used.
by cihilb
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: heat on feet
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: heat on feet

Are the foot warmer vents open? Of course you don't say if it's too much heat or not enough.
by cihilb
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: head wobble
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: head wobble

thank you sir. i will try all the things you mentioned Tightening the head bearings is an involved procedure. It is not hard, but it does take time and patience. You need to follow the procedure correctly. You will also need the proper socket/sockets to use on the castle nuts and a good torque wren...
by cihilb
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: head wobble
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: head wobble

With only 11k miles, the steering head bearings should not be worn yet. I had this problem on my 2004. I re-torqued the steering head bearings and the problem disappeared. You can try increasing the front tire pressure to about 40 lbs. It may help. As far as the tires being good, a lot depends on th...
by cihilb
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AM/FM Booster to fit a Goldwing GL1800
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: AM/FM Booster to fit a Goldwing GL1800

Check the ground strap on the antenna inside the trunk. Goes from the antenna mount to a screw on the bottom of the trunk. They have been know to break.


Adding an amplifier probably will not increase signal. The amps are mainly used to push a good signal through a longer cable.
by cihilb
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: paint color
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: paint color

The only red color listed on the parts fiche is *R259P* (ILLUSION RED). Not a true red, but more iridescent. Changes color in different lighting conditions.
Look under the door for the gas cap. It will list the color codes.
by cihilb
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: changing cam shafts
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: changing cam shafts

BadBowTie wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:32 pm trailer full of camping gear. it does ok but i want more.
By the time you put that kind of money in a 1500, you could probably buy and 1800.
The 1500 has 100 HP and 110 lb ft of torque. The 1800 has 124 HP and 125 lb ft of torque.
My 1800 can pull the same Bunkhouse near anywhere in 5th gear.
by cihilb
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: changing cam shafts
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: changing cam shafts

Hot Rod Lincoln, err... Goldwing! What's not to like about that. I do not recall ever seeing such an offering of revised camshafts. There are a couple variants of a "trigger wheel" that changes the ignition timing which may improve low end performance. There also is a service bulletin for...
by cihilb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Reverse Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: Reverse Lights

I just tapped into the 1500's "R" lamp on the instrument panel to activate the LED panel. Since the reverse controller is under the trunk I found the wire connector under the seat and ran my wire to it. Does the 1800 have a reverse light or indicator? If not maybe the relay that controls ...
by cihilb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: headlight adjuster/preload down
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: headlight adjuster/preload down

I was told by a Honda dealer that the switch was not available separately, and I had to buy the complete panel, hence the price. Don't forget, I also live in Canada, where everything costs more, and nobody knows why. Thanks for your note. You could order it here: https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a...
by cihilb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Reverse Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: Reverse Lights

Looks great. Would be nice to find a way to install then on an 1800.
by cihilb
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2893

Re: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018

I've been reading about the reduced luggage capacity of the 2018 + Goldwings. I can't find any specs on my 1983 Interstate. I'd like to get some idea of just how much the new Wings have, compared to what I've been used to for the last 37 years. Does anyone have the capacities of the side bags and t...
by cihilb
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: changing cam shafts
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: changing cam shafts

What are you towing that you need more torque? When I had my 1200, it had tons of low end. I pulled a 450lb Bunkhouse camper and never had any problems pulling out. High end was a different story. I had to run 4th gear on most small hills.
by cihilb
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Powertrain limited warranty
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Powertrain limited warranty

Limited warranty is just that, LIMITED. What is the mileage limit in those 24 months? I would ask just what is covered, and see it in writing, and what is the deductible. It's easy to tell you that the repair needed is normal wear and tear. The drive train is pretty much bullet proof on an 1800, unl...
by cihilb
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: headlight adjuster/preload down
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: headlight adjuster/preload down

The foglight switch is not part of the OEM panel. It is added when foglights are installed. As stated above, you can buy the FL switch separately.
Where did you come up with the $600 price? Partzilla shows it for about $190.
SWITCH ASSY., LEVELING
35800-MCA-A61

by Honda

$194.76 2% OFF
$190.19
by cihilb
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Glue to use
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Glue to use

3M weatherstrip adhesive. Put a thin coat on both rubber and metal. It will hold better is you scuff up the metal and then clean it and the rubber. Brake cleaner works good. Make sure you have both pieces aligned. Once cured it will not come off.
Needs to cure for 24 hours.
by cihilb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

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: 411

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: 584

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.