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by Rwilkerson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 56
Views: 1973

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

Thanks, Rwilkerson - so it sounds like if I get a single Freewire then I can get full use out of the CB - I assume that the bluetooth between our helmets would still work, but my wife would not be able to hear the CB. I guess the other option would be to keep things as they are: we can talk to each...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 56
Views: 1973

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

The Sena freewire allows you to use all the bikes audio, that includes the CB. Questions regarding the Freewire: my wife and I have the BILT Techno 2.0 helmets from Cycle Gear with built-in Sena bluetooth, and they work great as an intercom system. When on group rides we can turn up the volume on t...
by Rwilkerson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 56
Views: 1973

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

Hadn't heard of that brand before, but there is still a major deal breaker. On group rides we use the CB, and I have yet to find a BT solution that works with the CB... The Sena freewire allows you to use all the bikes audio, that includes the CB. I have mine attached to the lid of my left pocket u...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Hip cramp

Honestly.........you need to increase your intake of Magnesium. I use a powdered product called Cal-Mag. Calcium-Magnesium you just mix with water. You have to start out slow, and work into higher doses, but your muscles are in dire need of Magnesium. Try it. It works. Don't try too much at first t...
by Rwilkerson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Hip cramp

Honestly.........you need to increase your intake of Magnesium. I use a powdered product called Cal-Mag. Calcium-Magnesium you just mix with water. You have to start out slow, and work into higher doses, but your muscles are in dire need of Magnesium. Try it. It works. Don't try too much at first t...
by Rwilkerson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Clutch problem

I'd suggest before anything else that the clutch system be flushed and bled. Air in the clutch line can cause exactly this problem. There might be air in the master cylinder, after I rebuilt mine had a heck of a time getting the system to bleed properly, I had to loosen the banjo bolt at the master...
by Rwilkerson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Hip cramp

I notice you say you stand on the highway pegs, and not the foot pegs. There are a number of posts on various forums about footpegs (and mounts) breaking off, luckily when people are mounting the bike by standing on the left side (a couple of right-side ones, too). Based on those posts I've made it...
by Rwilkerson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Hip cramp

I personally installed the Dispatching System at the Laveen Fire Station.... always liked that area, very rural and lots of trees. Thanks John one of the reasons I bought here was the country feeling although it is changing rapidly. I have the Kury floor boards and does provide some relief and not ...
by Rwilkerson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Summer's slipping away
Replies: 26
Views: 502

Re: Summer's slipping away

Well here in Arizona we look forward to the summer ending, 115 heat for 30 days all summer long and over 100 the rest of the time not fun or wish to get that dehydrated I would just rather use my air conditioning. October thru April is the perfect temps here. could be why the the snowbirds show up t...
by Rwilkerson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Hip cramp

I do not ride in the summer much do to the extreme heat. Today I took a ride to an open area to dial in my cb antenna. I have in the past and again today get pain in my hip (both sides cramping) and was interested in what others have to say about how they overcome this issue. Have hwy pegs and helps...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 20
Views: 3581

Re: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

I would agree with you with one exception they can not take to much vibration, (rough roads) if one goes out the other will follow. Only had my bike less than a year when mine died. Good thing had my fogs or I would be been without lighting. I assume the led will last many times longer. That is the ...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Surge and idle problem of 1800 GL
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Surge and idle problem of 1800 GL

Have not had that problem yet, but many thanks for that information. When it comes to problems I think many of us get a mental block otherwise known as a "brain fart" and really helps for someone to clear the air! Pun intended.
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 56
Views: 1973

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

Well my fitty cents worth, got rid of that cord, bought a quietride helmet (seals out road noise) and installed Sena S 20's cost to have the best but the wing is not cheap thing.
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.
Replies: 16
Views: 2080

Re: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.

I bought my 02 and found many items were put to well let's say fucocked up! cowling tabs broken missing wrong screws, missing clips trunk lid post were stripped along with the post for the latches windshield was screwed into the front cowl (could not figure why I could not adjust the up or down.) Th...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 2694

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Call me old fashion fuddy dudy or just plain hard headed. I would spend $2800.00 on a compressor spray booth time and paint it every time. If I want to change color I will sell mine and buy a new color. Sticking something to a perfectly good paint job is just nuts! If just a part need touch up or re...
by Rwilkerson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 20
Views: 3581

Re: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

I own an 02 GL 1800 and also have SocCalMotot's the newer one's have changed from the ribbon heat sinks to a metal fin type. I am happy with the lights and have only been flashed once when my lights were set up for a load. Once I changed the setting never have had a problem. As for high beams love t...
by Rwilkerson
Wed May 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: DIY Cheap Common Negative Ground / Hot Blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 5830

Re: DIY Cheap Common Negative Ground / Hot Blocks

I do not have pictures but I used the acc screws next to the fuse block and has a fuse as part of the system in place. Used 12 ga wire the soldered the leads to the wire. Now using one lug mount rather than several. All power is is off until ign switch is activated eliminating any drain. All wires a...
by Rwilkerson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Bluetoothing a GL1800
Replies: 52
Views: 39601

Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

The freewire does exactly what it is built to do. matched with a quiet ride helmet and Sena S20 you use your phone, intercom, audio and CB on the bike (I use the phone for nav) gives turn by turn, will pair with other riders using a different system. If you were to go out and buy a top end helmet yo...
by Rwilkerson
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 130
Views: 45855

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

The choice was simple Mobil 1 T racing oil full syn. 10/40 Hot shifts better, engine runs smooth and used the mobil 1 filter just to back it up. You can go round and round but there is nothing better. Went with the 40 as I live in AZ and temps are well over 100 many days a year.
by Rwilkerson
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Bluetoothing a GL1800
Replies: 52
Views: 39601

Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

I just converted to Freewire bluetooth headset . I removed the old a J&M wired single if you want it have no idea what its worth shoot me a number.
by Rwilkerson
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Front Shocks

Thanks am3098 for the reply. I have decided to do just that! I will look into the super brace too. I think it will be good investment. I have several things to do the bike when i get the money. It has been neglected a bit from previous owner on maintenance. Those things come first and then other go...
by Rwilkerson
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio control buttons dead
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Radio control buttons dead

Wayne wrote:OP mentioned cb. If he has pass control check for stuck ptt button.
You lost me? I was to understand this was a post regarding stuck radio buttons. No mention was made about CB.
by Rwilkerson
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio control buttons dead
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Radio control buttons dead

+1 on Wing Connect. Larry also offers services like mods that remove the bike shelter noise from the intercom circuit and amp upgrades for older radios (if the parts are still available). If I ever park my bike for more than 2 days I plan on sending my radio to him for the microphonics modification...
by Rwilkerson
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio control buttons dead
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Radio control buttons dead

IN the gl1800 radio the buttons you press down on should rise back up to momentarily actuate the contact between little contacts on the back of a rubber membrane that is one big piece (that way water getting in) doesn't contact the radio components (there are also air passages to dry out anything t...
by Rwilkerson
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Bluetoothing a GL1800
Replies: 52
Views: 39601

Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Just a suggestion but has anyone tried modifying a phones wired headset to plug into the wings headset plug ? Don't have a newer smart phone, still using a flip phone which is fine for my needs , so don't know if they have headset jacks anymore. Also there are other bluetooth headsets much cheaper ...