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by jgarrett
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 51
Views: 5820

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

I have had all the GWs too;.but the 05 was the newest electrical nightmare for me. I just got the 2019 GW 1200 . looks like a 84. simple to work on like a 84. :lol: Now that's a great looking bike! Wish I could go buy a new one just like it. I actually wrote & called Honda and asked them to make a ...
by jgarrett
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 51
Views: 5820

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

after reading all that, I'm very disappointed :cry: that Honda charges such a price for a Motorcycle that doesn't cater for all forms of personal gadgets like the phone - just Apple :!: Also with so many issues that should have been picked up during testing :evil: :?: As, for luggage capacity reduc...
by jgarrett
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 51
Views: 5820

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

I agree that Honda really dropped the ball with the 2018 Goldwing. I had been waiting patiently for the 2018 Goldwing, thinking that I would trade in my '96 GL1500. The 2018 misses the mark on so many levels I ended up trading for a 2019 Harley Davidson. Here's a few of the things that are wrong wi...
by jgarrett
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

I just had a new "Ricks" regulator soldered in and it does not have ONE aftermarket or accessory on the entire bike except for highway boards. I keep the load as light as possible. I watch it all the time now that it didn't work once! haha But it is holding steady at 14.1 volts.
by jgarrett
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

I too had a 1200, was very happy with it until I rode a friend's 1500 through an Advanced Rider Course track. So I got the 1500. Was very happy with it until I rode a friend's 1800..... So I got an 1800. Bottom line - don't look at or ride anyone else's bike! It gets expensive :lol: I had a 2001 18...
by jgarrett
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1985 ltd edition for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: 1985 ltd edition for sale

quick89ta wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:32 am
600.00 bucks. come get it. complete bike....runs and rides.......this week only....thanks..
I KNOW this is old but..... did you get it sold?
by jgarrett
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 168
Views: 32696

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

I can't afford a new GoldWing no matter what they do to it so for me it's not a big deal. I do agree with you though and think that Honda should listento their customers a little more. Lastly I have a friend who ditched his GoldWing for a BMW and now wishes he hadn't. Can I ask why your friend wish...
by jgarrett
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 113
Views: 166843

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars. Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, addi...
by jgarrett
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...

Did you finally buy it? :?: You never did say a price. :?: The bike looks amazing. :shock: I would jump on it if the price was reasonable and I had the cash on hand. It looks like it came out of a time machine. :D I would LOVE to know the answer too! I found another bike like mine with only 20K and...
by jgarrett
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...

One quick thing, don't forget to take the 3 wire connector off (stator to rectifier) and solder the wires solid!! VERY IMPORTANT!!
by jgarrett
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...

I wouldn't trade my 85 Limited for a 1500 or even the 1800. I don't know if it's the look, feel or exactly what it is I like so much but I have ridden many, many other bikes and this is still my favorite. Parts are readily accessible on eBay and other places too. My Goldwing just runs so good, just ...
by jgarrett
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Aspencade Resurrection (lots of photos)
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: 1983 Aspencade Resurrection (lots of photos)

WOW! I thought I really did a lot of work to get my 85 limited going but I sit here in awe of you talents and work ethic! Thanks so much for sharing, I have so much respect for people who do hard work like this.
by jgarrett
Mon May 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1985 Honda Goldwing LE with sidecar for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: 1985 Honda Goldwing LE with sidecar for sale

Have you sold this yet? Please let me know. Thanks
by jgarrett
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why Aren't You Riding?
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: Why Aren't You Riding?

I have been riding since I was 8 years old and got a Bridgestone Chibi and things have changed drastically in the last 10 years. I have had more really close calls in the last 3 years than all those before and ALL for ONE reason, cell phones. I was going around a corner and for some reason looked ov...
by jgarrett
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which model? (*IF* you were to replace your Wing)
Replies: 105
Views: 5293

Re: Which model? (*IF* you were to replace your Wing)

I just test rode/drove a Polaris "Slingshot" and I must say it was FUN in a big way! I would trade my old wing for that any day and it actually cost much less than a new Goldwing!
by jgarrett
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Goldwing Limited trike
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited trike

I would love to see a pic of a 85 Limited trike...
by jgarrett
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD new owner
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: 85 LTD new owner

Congrats on the Limited! I bought one last year and I had to completely clean it up and solder the wires from the stator, then it charged and runs great. I never did imagine that a flat 4 could run so smoothly and have so much torque, it's unreal actually. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine...
by jgarrett
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!

I would love to know that too. I picked up one from a farmer in Iowa, had 29K miles and stored inside. He quit riding it when it quit charging and he took it to dealer and found it would cost around $2K to have fixed. I got really lucky (for once) and soldered the wires and it charges like a champ!