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by joeincalif
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change miles, times, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Oil change miles, times, etc

I used T6 on my past bikes but since since I bought my 1800 VTX I can't find the T6 so I have used T5, I change oik every 3,000 miles anyway. Old school I guess.
by joeincalif
Fri May 06, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter button?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Starter button?

how old is your battery?
by joeincalif
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for on an ‘03
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: What to look for on an ‘03

There were several recalls and service bulletins on the early 1800 wings. The dealer can look them up, make sure all of them were completed, especially the frame re weld. Also beware that the frame on the early wings have cracked in places other than where Honda had the re weld done. Also check the ...
by joeincalif
Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Duct select loose
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: Duct select loose

If your talking about the vent by your knee there is a screw that tightens the lever if I remember you have to take the side cover off to get to it. look at part #8
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by joeincalif
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone 180/70/r16 vs 180/60/r16
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Bridgestone 180/70/r16 vs 180/60/r16

I had a 70 series Stone on my 08 wing, never had a problem. But like everything else, what works for some might not work for all.


by joeincalif
Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing Frame Cracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Goldwing Frame Cracking

Some of the frames were cracking in places other than where Honda had issued the recall for and they did not cover those. Once your wing is converted to a trike the Honda warranty is voided. They will void the warranty if you put a trailer hitch on it, I have even seen where they voided the warranty...
by joeincalif
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CD on bike or not????
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: CD on bike or not????

I'm sorry I read the post wrong, OI thought it CB and I see now it said CD, SORRY
by joeincalif
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What to watch out for?
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: What to watch out for?

you didn't get that one but you get another one? You might want to look around even in other states near you. Back in 03 I bought an 02 and flew from So Calif to Portland Oregon to pick it up and had a nice ride home.


by joeincalif
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Yamaha 1900 Raider GREAT
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Yamaha 1900 Raider GREAT

I have had great luck with all the Gold wings I have owned, so far the Yamaha is doing great. Only put about `1800 miles on it since I bought it but they were fun miles.
by joeincalif
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CD on bike or not????
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: CD on bike or not????

Does the bike have a CB antenna? When you push the push to talk button do you see TX on the screen?
by joeincalif
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Audio issues
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Audio issues

Have you tried transmitting from the passenger CB connection? If not, try it,
by joeincalif
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Cruise Control

this is common on the Gold wings,more so on the 1800. If you do not want to adjust the cable then after you push the SET button push the acc button for a few seconds
by joeincalif
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Yamaha 1900 Raider GREAT
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Yamaha 1900 Raider GREAT

Ok so I have owned a lot of bikes including 7 Gold Wings, a few Shadows and 2 VTX 1300's and 3 Kawasaki's including a super fast 1400 Concours. But a few months back I was looking at a Yamaha, never own a Yamaha. A friend bought a new Corvette and lost interest in the bikes, he owned 2. A 1300 Yamah...
by joeincalif
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What to watch out for?
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: What to watch out for?

There must be a reason why it has been there for that long of a time. Is the title clean? You can a vehicle report on it and see if it has been in an accident. If you get a good deal on it I would make the dealer change all the fluids, and air filter and check the valves. Also it would have to have ...
by joeincalif
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag bar mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Saddlebag bar mounting

I've removed the saddlebag a few times before but that was when I was living in Redondo, when I had a normal garage with electricity and could do work/maintenance on the bike without issue. My new apartment gave me something, I'm not sure I'd call it a garage. it's shared, doesn't have electricity ...
by joeincalif
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I hate Honda Dealers
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: I hate Honda Dealers

Most private owned shops wo0rk on anything. Dealers don't want to work on older ones I think because if something would break while they are workings on it, could be because of age of what ever broke, they would have to front the cost of the repair to that item IF they could find it to replace it. I...
by joeincalif
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag bar mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Saddlebag bar mounting

Someone will chime in, I don't have a1500 at this time, I would think you could get to it without removing the saddlebag but if you have to remove it it's not that hard to do
by joeincalif
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New Buyer Concerns
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: New Buyer Concerns

to many problems for a bike with that low of miles on it. Unless you can do the work you night have a hard time finding a shop to work on it. Lots of shops will not work on a bike that old. Keep looking. If you look at an 1800 Wing I would not go older than an 05. many of the early 1800 wings had ma...
by joeincalif
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best GPS for non-Nav wings
Replies: 37
Views: 2873

Re: Best GPS for non-Nav wings

I use a Garmin NUVI . I have 2 different ones. One is an older with FM modulator, (I think that is what it is called) you can use an open F< station on your radio to have the GPS sound come into you bike speakers/headset. the other one is a NUVI 50 LM. Both work great and a lot cheaper than the moto...
by joeincalif
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Filling holes drilled in the bodywork
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: Filling holes drilled in the bodywork

Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉


by joeincalif
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage question
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Storage question

weight limits are put there is cover the manufacturers behind. At one one of the wing Dings I went to, don't remember which one or where it was but there was a scale set up so you could ride on it and see your total weight, probably 90 % were over suggested weight. Just like other things manufacture...
by joeincalif
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The "feel" of that clutch lever
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: The "feel" of that clutch lever

I had 2 1800 wings, an 02 and an 08, never noticed a buzz in the lever, I used Shell Rotella T 6 fully synthetic oil,.
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by joeincalif
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage question
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Storage question

I doubt most owners weigh anything that goes in the bags or trunk. If you ride 2 up most are probably over the recommended weight capacity for the bike anyway. according to the owner's manual the maximum total weight (includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo and all accessories) is 408...
by joeincalif
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio no work?
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Radio no work?

Make sure the SEL auto select button is not pushed