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by jackjohn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse switch sticking
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Reverse switch sticking

I have found the best way is to replace the switch pack. This is a few hundred dollars but you get all new switches. You can carefully take it apart and clean the dirty dried grease out of it with electronic cleaner, re-grease it with a light coat of lithium grease, just be very careful the little p...
by jackjohn
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shock Progressive spring install
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Rear shock Progressive spring install

Very good, it's great when a plan comes together. I've done a few of the spring swaps and complete shock unit swaps but I've never done it without removing the fuel tank. Just doesn't take long to get it out of the way then everything is easy to get at. You probably won't need much preload if at all...
by jackjohn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: MP3 options

I haven't seen a way to do this on the 01-10 but why wouldn't there be a way ? Some way to have an sd card or flash drive and control from handlebars instead of the j&m and the Chinese cheap thing. The only way I found to add it to my '04 was with the J&M converter. The early Gen 5's were designed ...
by jackjohn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 options
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: MP3 options

Totally depends on the year model of your GL1800. I believe the 2012 to 2017 had MP3 on SD card capability incorporated into the sound system from the factory. If this is true I am so far unaware of it on my 2016. The only SD card slots I am aware of are for the maps and trip planner routes. I'm su...
by jackjohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 LED Headlights; SoCal vs. EC
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: 1800 LED Headlights; SoCal vs. EC

As it turned out, I have Pathfinders in the low beams and EC in the high beams and cannot tell any difference. I installed the lows in mid August and EC installed the highs when I was at WingDing in Knoxville. If you can find a location where EC is doing installations, they will put in the lows for ...
by jackjohn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Keyless Remote
Replies: 57
Views: 8086

Re: Keyless Remote

Got my Remote from a Honda Dealer up in Ohio for $59 bucks shipped off EBay. Programmed it and it pops the trunk and locks and unlocks the trunk and the bags. Great! Programming is easy, but you have to leave the ignition on after the last sequence and the press the pop trunk button within 15 secon...
by jackjohn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to replace front position light bulbs in a 2002 GL1800
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: How to replace front position light bulbs in a 2002 GL1800

Miguel, the USA models don't have that lamp. But I'll give it a try, look down through the forks from the seated position. Based on your picture, you should be able to see the wire coming out of the bottom of the headlamp assembly. You should be able to reach it either from the top or bottom and the...
by jackjohn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Activate Nav while moving
Replies: 65
Views: 12067

Re: Activate Nav while moving

> Ed, it sounds like you didn't save the programming before starting the bike. Actually, the only issue was that I couldn't press the OK button. The Nav remembered the route just fine. As soon as I stopped at a rest area and pressed the button, the nav started right up. I may try the mod described ...
by jackjohn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to replace front position light bulbs in a 2002 GL1800
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: How to replace front position light bulbs in a 2002 GL1800

I didn't realize the European models had those light activated. But to change the lamps, there is a screw on the bottom of the mirror housing, remove the screw, remove the mirror and the lamp holder is behind it. Good luck and keep us informed of your progress.
by jackjohn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Activate Nav while moving
Replies: 65
Views: 12067

Re: Activate Nav while moving

Ed, it sounds like you didn't save the programming before starting the bike.
by jackjohn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Motor Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Starter Motor Replacement

I would disassemble the starter and clean it up, replace the brushes and see if it still works or obtain a good used one and do the same thing to it.
by jackjohn
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Harry, I know you said you checked the plugs but I recommend you pull the plugs out of the radio and examine them carefully for a bent or broken pin. That is easy to do on those plugs. Also be sure the antenna is plugged into the radio, unless you have a mirror you have to plug it in by feel so be ...
by jackjohn
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Shocks

The GL1800 is sorely lacking in the suspension department. Last year I replaced the rear shock with a trike take-off ($) with almost zero miles. This year I rebuilt the forks with Progressive Monos ($$). Wish I had done both ends three or four years ago.
by jackjohn
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 3057

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

J&M Goldwing GL 1800 F6B Bluetooth Cell Phone Integration JMCGBH-GL18 / 2001-2017. EBAY has it starting @ $559. https://www.jmcorp.com/pdf/CGBH-GL18---InstallManual-8-25-16.pdf. I actually got the one for the GL1500 and when I upgraded to my 1800 they sent me the new plug adapter (same unit though)...
by jackjohn
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 3057

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

I have both! I installed a bluetooth device that works thru the Wing's system via the wired headset. When on a call or listening to tunes from my phone, it intercepts the Wing's CB/Intercom/Navi/radio system. When you end the bluetooth activity, it returns to the Wing's system. Also works well if y...
by jackjohn
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.

Hi all, New here. So Hi! :) I am noticing a few things that seem interesting. Please comment if you can. 1. I notice a slight tick from the engine, Sounds like lifters but not sure if that's normal. Seems to go away at different engine speeds. It's not horrendous just detectable. Is that normal? Pr...
by jackjohn
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: WING DING 2018.
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: WING DING 2018.

I went to Knoxville with a small group for the week and it was very enjoyable. We rode the Cherahola By-Way on Wednesday and got soaked. On Thursday we went to the trade show in the morning (parked on the sidewalk right outside the Convention Center Doors). As I was shopping for a helmet, I got a li...
by jackjohn
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 08 GL1800 Left Mirror Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: 08 GL1800 Left Mirror Glass

The glass in those aftermarket mirrors is usually flat. I bought a pair once for my 1100 and was never satisfied with them. Eventually found some used OEM in good condition.
by jackjohn
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CD Player Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: CD Player Problems

Hi Jgaherty, I wouldn't repair it. There are several devices available on the market that plug into the wiring harnass where the CD player plugs in and allows you to play mp3's stored on varis media. Most of these are fairly cheap and very easy to install.

Jack