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by AZgl1800
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Poi not showing up on map
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Poi not showing up on map

can't help with the bike's GPS, but with your cellphone, download Co-Pilot USA. that app will download the entire North American Continent in one fell swoop to the SDcard. or, you can select just one or more Regions. it is, by far, the best map app I have seen, it beats my Garmin 2797 ten ways from ...
by AZgl1800
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can someone design a circuit for me
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Can someone design a circuit for me

not sure, but there should be an Oil Pressure switch that closes to Ground. use a Relay and connect one side to the Accessory Terminal, and the other side to oil pressure switch terminal. Use the contacts on the relay that are OPEN with the key turned ON, to supply power to the headlights. this can ...
by AZgl1800
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

wow!

that looks like it just came off the showroom floor.
by AZgl1800
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How low is low MPG?
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: How low is low MPG?

the only way people are going to get 40 mpg out of the 1500s is to never exceed speeds of 40 mph or so, and to stay off the throttle. I have owned two of them, and year end and year out, the AVERAGE for the year is 33 mpg. I have a spreadsheet that documents over 5,000 miles for a 98SE and that is e...
by AZgl1800
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it safe to do an oil flush?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Is it safe to do an oil flush?

adding some seafoam to your oil then riding about 100 miles before the oil change will do a good job of cleaning everything out. I can't remember the exact ratio but I think it is about an OZ per QT I would pay close attention to your oil for a while as milky indicates possible water contamination....
by AZgl1800
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: F1light
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: F1light

tamathumper wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 am
Well, I guess we can no longer say an O2 sensor has never failed. ;)
yeah,
now I will have to go search through all of my posts for the last umpteen years "and correct them".
fat chance.
by AZgl1800
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion

Crazy! What an odd product to use to rip people off on Amazon. Doesn't Amazon have buyer protection? I don't think the seller could get away with this on ebay. It was not fully explained how Amazon got into the picture. The scammer requested that the buyer purchase "Amazon Gift cards" and email the...
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 4402

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

Guarantee, that if you buy the Madstad, by the 2nd day out on the trip, you will have forgotten how much it cost.

It just has so much flexibility, whereas a solid one piece windscreen does not.
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 4402

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

Get the 12 inch. It performs as advertised. A 14 inch would be too high and defeat the purpose of the reason you’re replacing the OEM windshield. I am 5' 11" and I chose the 14" and it gives me a range of 9" above the top of the dash, up to 12" above the top of the dash which is just right at my ey...
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6740

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

In light of where oil is typically used, I'll stick my neck out and say "don't worry". pc I usually like to joke, use the oil that "Tastes the best to you", because in truth, as long as, the bottom of the circle is blank, it just don't matter one whit if it is Quaker State, or Pennzoil, or Valvolin...
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 412
Views: 30053

Re: What does every one do for a living?

I've mentioned my story once or twice somewhere here. worked as a Communications Tech/Specialist ( whatever the companies wanted to call it ) gopher? did that from 1961 through Dec 2010, for two pipeline companies, one Middle/High School complex for a while, and then 18 years for a fire department i...
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.

by Curtw » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:12 am I would post a picture if I could figure out how to do that. New to site and tech challenged. to post a picture here, there are a couple of methods you can use. If the picture pixel count is small enough, you can load it right into the Editor. Look below the edit...
by AZgl1800
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Canyon Dancer Handlebar Cup tiedown helper
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Canyon Dancer Handlebar Cup tiedown helper

I have used this strap several times for my Goldwings. I would note that when I used it on a friends scooter, the friction lock handlebars lowered during transit from the stress. No problems, as I saw the change in my rear view mirror, definitely a consideration. my bike has risers on the handlebar...
by AZgl1800
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6740

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

I'm also curious about how friction modifiers adversely affect the performance of a wet clutch - is it a matter of permanent damage to surface of the clutch plates, or more of a temporary issue that can be resolved at the next oil change? Thanks in advance to who ever might be knowledgeable and hel...
by AZgl1800
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: transponder placement

I fasten it in place with 3M Dual Lock Fastening Tape which I buy by the roll. It's extremely strong, holds even heavy things very solidly in place, but you can remove them if you need to (to throw the tag in the trunk when parked, for instance) - and unlike velcro, it doesn't wear out over time. I...
by AZgl1800
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

well, yesterday I wrote up a long reply before anyone else had done so, but poof! it is gone to nowhere?? at this point, I can only reiterate what has already been said. my 2002 gl1800 was worth the $7,000 that I paid for it 3 years ago. Today? it might bring half of that if I am lucky. but I won't ...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6740

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

Rotella T6 does not have any Friction Modifiers in it. and the pricing at Walmart is extremely favorable, almost half of Mobile-1 full synthetics are a good oil to be using, I have reports from Blackstone Laboratories proving that.... I once over-looked changing oil on our 2007 Pontiac Vibe, my wife...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6740

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

I purchased a Canadian 1986 GW Aspencade last fall, rode for a few hundred kms before winter storage. Now that spring has sprung in southern Ontario, I want to change the oil, the manual calls for anything from 10/30 to 20/50 depending on outside temperatures. Anyone out there using synthetic oil, ...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Engine swap

the 1200s will work w/o too much effort. well, a lot of time will be involved, but the engines are nearly the same size. the 1500 is a flat six, and it at least does fit inside a frame and uses attachment points that you might be able to manage to work out. the SE models have Reverse. the 1800 is a ...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: transponder placement

seeing how you stuck that to the windshield, and seeing that I have a Madstad windscreen since I got the transponder 12 years ago, I might move it up to the screen, then I could fly through the toll gates at 100 mph :mrgreen: that ought to earn me some Brownie Points :roll: Here in Oklahoma, they ha...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Engine swap

How much different in terms of size and mounting points is a GL 1100 engine vs. an 1800? I have the 1100 in a homemade trike and would love to have the reverse gear in the 1800. unless you are building a trike from the ground up, and dispensing with the gl1100s frame, it is NOT going to fit, period...
by AZgl1800
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: transponder placement

on my 1800, it tried it in the side pockets, and unless I slowed down to about 10 mph, they never registered. so, I pulled a pocket out, and stuck it up against the front part of the fairing, and now they work okay. obviously, if stuck to the windshield like on a car, they would do better, but the T...
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: GL1200 Smoking

it would be a lot more useful to stick with one forum,
most of the responders are on both forums and it is ridiculous to be cross posting from one forum to the next.

makes it damn near impossible to figure who said what.
by AZgl1800
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing alternator. Chain reaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Replacing alternator. Chain reaction?

here is a new one, for a lot less than the other OEM listings


https://www.ebay.com/itm/163951973887
by AZgl1800
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing alternator. Chain reaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Replacing alternator. Chain reaction?

the 2006 thru 2017 can all use the same alternator, Honda loves to change part numbers for no damn good reason. I have a 2002 and initially intended to order a later year model, with more amperage, but in a dumb dumb moment, I ordered the 2002 year model from Partzilla.... guess it don't matter, I d...