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by C-dub
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Well, how about that? I'm not as mechanically ignorant as I thought I was. I've been doing it correctly all these years.

Loving the videos so far Scott!
by C-dub
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: NO HEATED SEAT OR GRIPS on 06 1800GL
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Re: NO HEATED SEAT OR GRIPS on 06 1800GL

I may or may not have an issue with my seats and grips heating. Is the system temperature dependent? When I'm checking through the troubleshooting section I keep seeing about what the resistance should be at a certain temperature. If the temperature is above that will the heating control module prev...
by C-dub
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Not withstanding the poor telephone customer service, at the time of the original post the Helm manuals were backordered with no delivery date available. That was a huge issue for me on my initial contact with Helm. It left me with a complete lack of confidence in them as a whole. The pictures in m...
by C-dub
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?

Just a suggestion, the museum is huge. I had no idea when my son and I stopped to see it. We had 3 hours. We needed at least a day because there is so much to see. So just thought I would tell you to give yourself plenty of time to tour it. I was planning on an entire day in Fredericksburg at a min...
by C-dub
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Anyone in the Texas Hill Country with a camping trailer?

In a little over a week my wife and I are headed back down to the hill country again. We'll visit Fredericksburg this time and check out the WWII Pacific & Nimitz museum and probably rider the Twisted Sisters again, but going the other way this year. We've been talking about longer trips again and s...
by C-dub
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

How long does your riding gear last?

As mentioned in another thread, I'm contemplating upgrading my gear as the gear I have is showing signs of wear. And I'm considering waterproof gear without liners for breathability. My current gear is the Bilt Explorer Air Adventure Jacket & Pants. This model is being closed out and is at closeout ...
by C-dub
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: PET CARRIER GL1800
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: PET CARRIER GL1800

I'm not up for a trike yet and don't know if I ever will be, but that's cool.
by C-dub
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Trunk Rattle fix
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: Trunk Rattle fix

DSCN0740.JPGI and many others have tried to locate the rattle produced from the trunk area. I tried for years to stop the rattle. This included removing the trunk lid liner and placing foam around all connections coming into the lid, putting stick on foam around the passenger cubby openings and var...
by C-dub
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: iron butt rides

Well, since my 1st reply (back when the thread was new), Ive done a handfull more of them. 1500+/24hrs really wasnt bad. Its a tough ride tho, dont get me wrong. A traffic jam turned another one into a BunBurner Silver (1500/30). But those 1000mi days are pretty gravy on a 'Wing. Its been 3 or 4 we...
by C-dub
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: iron butt rides

All this talk of iron but, made me think how nice it might be to ride Lands End to John O'Groats. Some refer to the trip as 'LEJOG'. The Journey takes you from the southern-most point of mainland England (in Cornwall) to the northern-most tip of the Scottish mainland. ...thing is, it's only 874 mil...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: First time changing oil on my Wing
Replies: 0
Views: 202

First time changing oil on my Wing

giphy.gif This was me changing my oil & oil filter for the first time today. Overall, it went without a hitch or any major issues. Drain bolt plug and filter were reinstalled and torqued to spec and the new 3/8" torque wrench appears to have worked perfectly. clipart-two-thumbs-up-happy-smiley-emot...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: iron butt rides

Well, since my 1st reply (back when the thread was new), Ive done a handfull more of them. 1500+/24hrs really wasnt bad. Its a tough ride tho, dont get me wrong. A traffic jam turned another one into a BunBurner Silver (1500/30). But those 1000mi days are pretty gravy on a 'Wing. Its been 3 or 4 we...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Checking oil on a GL1800
Replies: 17
Views: 11425

Re: Checking oil on a GL1800

As the OWNERS MANUAL states to place the motorcycle on the center stand to check the oil, that is what I would do. If the SERVICE MANUAL happens to say to support the motorcycle in an upright position, I would place the motorcycle on the center stand, which would support it in an upright position a...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires
Replies: 21
Views: 3899

Re: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires

Probably the only issue with E-4s, at Max pressure they last but it's a trade as you lose there cushy ride. This seems to be an issue that I'm mulling over. Over the past several months I've increased the pressure on my E4's by 2-3 pounds and am so far getting excellent wear from them without any a...
by C-dub
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Holy smokes guys! I thought, would have hoped, I had a better understanding of the English language and technical manuals that it appears I have. :oops: When going back over this it appears the root of my confusion is in which model I have. I did not dig deep enough and thought I have an AC model, w...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

All I can say is... I can explain it to you.jpg I'm sorry and do thank you for your patience. I would much rather check the level while on the centerstand. That makes more sense. It does not make sense that our two manuals are worded slightly different. Now, I'm also confident in your greater exper...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

I have to assume that you mean your Honda Service Manual, not your Helm Manual. What I listed for you was out of the Owners Manual, not the Honda Service Manual. I hope you have an owner's manual. Anyway, on pg 3-13 of the Honda Service Manual, I see that it does say to drain the oil while the bike...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Checking oil on a GL1800
Replies: 17
Views: 11425

Re: Checking oil on a GL1800

In my other thread about the service manual I asked this question. I tried changing the thread title, but it didn't take so that it would be obvious the direction I was taking. And I just found this thread, so reviving it. My question is regarding the position of the motorcycle when measuring the en...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

I have never seen it in the manual to leave the bike on the side stand to drain the oil. I have always done oil changes with the bike on the center stand. So I looked in the Owner's Manual. Here is what I found: Drain the Engine Oil: 1. Park your motorcycle on its center stand on a firm, level surf...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Oil level checking confusion?

Okay everyone. Tomorrow is the big day. My first oil change on my own with this Wing. I haven't changed my own oil on a bike in 20+ years. I'm also gonna take care of some of those trunk screws and bolts to try and make sure they don't back out on their own. The confusing part seems to be whether or...
by C-dub
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: iron butt rides

I've done one ride that missed the 1k mile mark by about 5 miles. IIRC, I was 19y riding from NAS Miramar back to Dallas and made it as far as Pecos before subfreezing temps and snow forced me to stop. I left Miramar at about 0300 and stopped in Pecos at about 2300 that same night. With better weath...
by C-dub
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Which loctite?

I've got a lot of miles on my bike and have never had a screw back out. What's going on that you have screws loosening up? Don't know. It's only been one so far and not really a screw, but rather a bolt. One of the small ones inside the right saddlebag at the top. It just dropped down and was sitti...
by C-dub
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Which loctite?
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Which loctite?

As always, I greatly appreciate all your insight. FYI, I'm not asking this time about fixing something that is broken, but only to prevent screws/bolts from vibrating and backing out. I'll change my own oil for the first time on my Wing next weekend and will probably also put some PTFE(teflon) tape ...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replace Trunk Lid Seal
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Replace Trunk Lid Seal

I find myself in this same situation after having my left saddlebag replaced last year. The weatherstripping won't stay in place when it is too warm or too cold. The safe range it stays in is about 50-90F. I want it to stay in place, but forever and 100 years might be a bit much. Any other suggestio...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

DonnyBrook wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Trim And Molding Tool Set - Harbor Freight around $10 -- Makes getting panels off without hurting them easier.
That is a great idea. Thanks