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by MikeB
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: installing bluetooth

That is exactly what I was thinking. Two way communications would only be possible with a device similar to this:
https://wingstuff.com/products/37530-fr ... a-goldwing
by MikeB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?

It takes time. Good fuel added to contaminated fuel just gives you less contaminated fuel. Every time to add new fuel, it becomes less contaminated.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?

If you beielve it to be bad fuel, you can siphon it out and then add new fuel. Use the siphoned out fuel in your lawn mower of other yard equipment.
Or, you can add some Seafoam or other fuel additive and then add new fuel to the tank and then just go for a ride.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?

Condensation in a partially filled fuel tank is always a big possibility. It is also a good way to rust out a fuel metal tank. Never a good idea to store a bike with a partially filled fuel tank. As to the idle adjust, it is connected directly to the carburetor and you will have to take off some pla...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think I may have a carburetor problem
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: I think I may have a carburetor problem

Looking at the picture, that filter looks like it could stand to be replaced. But there is always the possibility it is still passing fuel and the Petcock is defective. As I said earlier, it can be rebuilt. However, if you want to bypass it as a test, you do not need any other hardware. Just disconn...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: installing bluetooth

Would you have an Amazon or Ebay link to the Bluetooth unit that you purchased? Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CB6BJVN?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details AliExpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2255799875935904.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.0.0.21ef1802aTFiAO Both are the same. AliExp...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: alternator issues
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: alternator issues

It would appear that you have a defective alternator and need to return it for a warranty replacement or a refund.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: installing bluetooth

Excellent. Thanks for that. I'd been thinking of Bluetooth for phone to headset communication for when the phones no longer have a phone jack in them.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: installing bluetooth

It is good that you got it figures out.

So what Bluetooth adapter did you go with?
What does it do for you; tunes, phone, navigation, headset communication? Do you just use it to listen to audio from a phone or tablet or does it do more?
by MikeB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: installing bluetooth

Who manufactures and sells the Bluetooth adapter that you installed? Does it come with the appropriate plugs to plug it into your Gold Wings system? You say there are no instructions; can't you contact the manufacturer or get info online ab out the adapter? Without more information, it is really har...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Opener rod snap
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Opener rod snap

The original poster was looking for the white snap on the end of the cable.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Opener rod snap
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Opener rod snap

Unfortunately Motosport can't get the part either. I ordered a couple of these clips just in case I needed a new one and the order was cancelled today. It looks like a different method for attaching the opener cable will have to be devised. Like WingAdmin says, maybe a 3D printer job. Here's what th...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head bolt washer catastrophe
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Head bolt washer catastrophe

Great job, Joe.
Congratulations.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag subframe
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Saddle bag subframe

I am relatively certain that the sub-frames are all the same.

That being said, a broken sub-frame is easily repaired if you have any welding skills.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: GPS works but won't track

I guess it's possible that you have an antenna fault. If you had the bike apart recently maybe the antenna got disconnected and or broken. I do not have a nav equipped goldwing so I don't know where the antenna is. You will have to look it up and see if you can find it and then follow the antenna li...
by MikeB
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think I may have a carburetor problem
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: I think I may have a carburetor problem

I think the first thing to do would be to check the fuel filter. As long as you're in there, if you haven't replaced it recently go ahead and replace it. The next thing I would check is the vacuum operated petcock which is right underneath The fuel filler door and forward of the gas tank cap. There ...
by MikeB
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Right radiator fan motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Right radiator fan motor replacement

Great job, glad to hear it.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BikeBandit bankrupt, out of business - but stealing money
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: BikeBandit bankrupt, out of business - but stealing money

In the 23 years I have been riding and wrenching on Gold Wings, I never used BikeBandit. For some strange reason I was put off by their name.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Keeping Cool
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Keeping Cool

Step one would be to check the coolant level in the overflow and the radiators.
by MikeB
Tue May 31, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Right radiator fan motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Right radiator fan motor replacement

I do not know what the service manual says but I am pretty sure there is no easy way. The fairing has to come off and I believe the radiator needs to come out. I've replaced the left radiator and fan in the past after an accident on a 2003. The fairing was off at the time because it was pretty much ...
by MikeB
Tue May 31, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Keeping Cool
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Keeping Cool

Yes it does sound like you have a cooling problem. In those temperatures I would anticipate seeing the needle at the halfway point on the gauge. With the three GL 1500s I have owned I've never seen a temperature gauge needle go over halfway in hot weather. The normal heat range is about 1/4 scale. I...
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike, revs hunting and misfires
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: New bike, revs hunting and misfires

I certainly ope it all works out. It can be an emotionally painful and drawn out process dealing with an unscrupulous dealer.
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike, revs hunting and misfires
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: New bike, revs hunting and misfires

I'd been reassured all was as it should be with the bike (respected bike shop), so figured she'd be better after fresh fuel added, and fully warmed up: She wasn't! Was this reassurance coming from the dealer you bought the motorcycle from? Was it a salesman or a technician? Obviously wasn't about t...
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm

Sorry if this isn't making much sense but I'm a rider, not a mechanic. My husbandxand I gavexa weekend ride planned for next weekend and I'd rather not do it on my Shadow 700 if possible. Can anyone give me any idea as to what the problem might be and how to fix it? Thanks! It would be beneficial i...