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by MikeB
Tue May 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Contact for Blackwing Eng.
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Contact for Blackwing Eng.

I believe that if you want an M7 bolt, you will have to cut it yourself or have it cut by a machine shop. The bolts that came with the Blackwing brace were 1/4-28. When I asked about the bolt size I was told "the 1/4-28 were close enough and would work fine: I do not think he was able to find any 7x...
by MikeB
Mon May 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1999 Valkyrie Interstate possible trade for 1500SE
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: 1999 Valkyrie Interstate possible trade for 1500SE

Good looking '94 SE. Last year for that color too I believe.
by MikeB
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: what tire to buy

I'm going back to Avon Cobra. I don't think the Venom is available any longer.
by MikeB
Wed May 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: what tire to buy

Little confused. Almost Nobody seems to like the bridgestone 709 and nobody had anything to say about the bridgestone excedra max. I may go with Metzler since I liked them on all my other bikes Though there has been little input about the Bridgestone tires, no on has had any real negative input eit...
by MikeB
Mon May 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Smartphone question

I do not know of anyone that has plugged their 3.5 mm plug for the aux into a phone and was able to hear anything. You need a Hollsco Gold Wing Audio Input device. https://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing-GPS-Audio-Input.asp Do it all the time...play thru the speakers. Apple iPhone! Have to be in Au...
by MikeB
Mon May 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

The sequence is still the same. I have used the MityVac as well but I have gone to Speed Bleeders in my bikes. Look for Honda Brake & Clutch Speed Bleeders Goldwing GL1800 on ebay. I've bought several from seller kz10cubed. Much more convenient than the MityVac. I still use the MityVac to empty rese...
by MikeB
Mon May 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

I suppose you can try to bleed just the rear caliper but the brake pedal operates the front brakes too. So, it is advisable to bleed the front and rear at the same time. Here is the sequence I got from the service manual: Fill the reservoir with DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. Operate the...
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which Brake Pads?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Which Brake Pads?

OEM is the way to go.
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Smartphone question

I do not know of anyone that has plugged their 3.5 mm plug for the aux into a phone and was able to hear anything.

You need a Hollsco Gold Wing Audio Input device.
https://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove CB hand controls but replace with what??
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Remove CB hand controls but replace with what??

If it is an Aspencade, it did not come with CB controls on the handlebar. If it is an SE, what happened to the CB? I see you are in England (somewhere) so I assume you have a UK import. Did the GL1500SE UK import come with a CB? Got a picture of what it is exactly you are talking about? Can you plea...
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: what tire to buy

I will normally change them at about 12,000 miles. At that point, there is usually 3/32 tread left.
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: what tire to buy

Neither. I prefer the AVON.
by MikeB
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire choices for my 1500
Replies: 25
Views: 2371

Re: Tire choices for my 1500

I've been using the Dunlop E4 for a year or more. I'm not particularly pleased with the ride. After a few thousand miles, they develop a high spot in the center and then start to follow the grooves in the road. Very unsettling. I'm going back to Avon Cobra AV71 Front 130/70B18 and AV72 Rear 160/80B1...
by MikeB
Thu May 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange Radio intercom issue
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Strange Radio intercom issue

There is always the possibility that if you had so electronic parts cleaner and sprayed it where you sprayed the silicone, you can make things better. If you sprayed it in a switch, spray copious amounts of the the cleaner in the switch and operate the switch multiple times. That has always worked f...
by MikeB
Thu May 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange Radio intercom issue
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Strange Radio intercom issue

Into what part of the bike did you spray it? If in the Push To Talk (PTT) switch, it should have no effect on audio. If into the MUTE button, then there is a possibility that the silicone is insulating rather than doing any cleaning. You really should have used something like QD CRC Electronic Parts...
by MikeB
Thu May 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Front fork rebuild

If your motorcycle mechanic friend is not a GL1800 mechanic, he may be mis-diagnosing the issue. If I were you, before I did any major disassembly I would check the anti-dive assembly to make sure the plunger is not depressed and causing the problem. The anti-dive assembly is only held in place by t...
by MikeB
Thu May 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console

What did you find was causing the issue? What did you do or will you do to rectify it? We are a curious lot.
by MikeB
Wed May 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 6933

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

For Counteract Balancing Beads, there is a calculator online.
It is https://counteractbalancing.com/application-calculator/
by MikeB
Tue May 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need a test ride
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Need a test ride

Just about every Honda dealer has a test ride program. Maybe there are issues you are unaware of.
by MikeB
Tue May 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 6933

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Great. It should work out fine.

I've used 3 ounces in the rear tire before and it made no difference at all, except to make the wallet a little lighter. 2 ounces have always worked just fine in the Avon's and Dunlop's I have used over the last six or seven years that I have used them.
by MikeB
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Trailer wiring

Yeah I have no idea what RIVCO supplies. The picture I sent came from Cyclemax of Ohio. That is where I do most of my purchasing for accessories for the gold wings.
by MikeB
Tue May 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Trailer wiring

What sub assembly harness did you purchase? Did you get an Isolated Trailer Wiring Harness like this one?


If so, then it is pretty much plug and play. The only thing left would be the plug for the trailer and the mating plug for the harness.
by MikeB
Tue May 07, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console

To start with, I'd contact the guy at Wing Connect http://www.wingconnect.com/

Go to his website and read through it. Send him an email to see what his thoughts are. And then send him the radio to work on it if needed. He is very good at GL1800 radio repair.
by MikeB
Sun May 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bottom right fork bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Bottom right fork bolt

When I do it, I use the highest speed setting/impact setting. The speed is not that fast but it is quick enough to jolt it loose.
by MikeB
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bottom right fork bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Bottom right fork bolt

With the fork tube still assembled, I have used an air impact wrench with 100% success.

Even after a friend tried to get his off with a standard hex wrench and got it turning but not coming out, I was successful in using the air impact wrench.