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by C-dub
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

Since I am also in the market for some torque wrenches I checked these HF wrenches out. This cracked me up. There's a warning from Cali. WARNING. This product can expose you to chemicals including Diisononyl Phthalate (“DINP”), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Is there anyt...
by C-dub
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 Garmin NAVI Map Update - Clock Error
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Garmin NAVI Map Update - Clock Error

I received a file in an e-mail from Garmin a few days ago. I couldn't get to it until today after work. I deleted the files they indicated and copied their new file into the GPS folder on the map SD card. Plugged it back in and appears to have the date and time correct at startup. I'll check more in...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: New helmet

Installed the Sena bluetooth system. Went in with not much trouble, except the interconnect wire was about 12 inches too long, so it took some creative wire routing to get it all tucked away neatly. Of course now I have new cheek pads to break in again, so it's a little snug. I do like the built-in...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Heat reflective cover?

My ultragard half cover arrived a few days ago and I used it for the first time today at work. I got it on okay before the sun came up and when I left at 1800 got it off just as easily. I was a little surprised how easily I was able to get it back into the little bag it came in. The seat was noticea...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

I was in Office Depot yesterday checking out binders. I didn't see any 7-ring binders, but found plenty of "heavy duty" 3-ring ones. Since there are no holes in my manual yet I'll probably end up going with just a 3-ring binder. I also asked about getting the current binding cut off and they said th...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Luggage capacity question

I have one small hint regarding hitch racks. I would advise to get your hitch and it mounted first. Then measure from the inside back of it so that you would be measuring from the back of the upward part of the rack that goes into that square hole. Measure from there out to the fender of the bike be...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I have the little flexy extendable magnet tool. I don't have a snap ring remover tool, but still haven't gone through my father in law's tools. He passed away and left me a BUNCH of tools that my mother in law hasn't decided what to do with yet. It's tough because he had a huge amount of tools and m...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Yeah, you just have to cut off the glue. 1/8" or so will usually do it. A commercial paper cutter has a large knife type blade that slices down at an angle. They can go through 6 inches or more of paper, no problem. A paper drill has thin tubular bits that will make clean holes in thick stacks of p...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

My Honda came in a binder, but I have a Kawasaki that was perfect bound (like a paperback book). I cut the binding off and drilled holes for a 3 ring binder. I had access to a print shop for the special tools, but I'm sure you could get the same done at a local print shop. Once the binding is cut o...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Bump to the top. My manual arrived without any actual holes to be able to put it in a 7-ring binder if I can find one. It is all bound together. Has anyone taken theirs apart to punch holes in it to put it in a binder? Or to scan it into a pdf file. I'm wondering how difficult or easy it would be to...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I would say what tools you need are dependent on what maintenance you want to do. Right off for starters I would get: Wrench set along with a couple of adjustable wrenches saupload_check.png A screwdriver set. Get some jis screwdrivers saupload_check.png Set of mixed pliers saupload_check.png Socke...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This is my bike
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: This is my bike

I'll jump on the pile and say that is a really nice looking naked wing. And if it runs good I can't imagine having to get rid of it.
by C-dub
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tire pressures
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: tire pressures

Tires can be finicky little things. I've had several bikes. Look to the right under my avatar. However, I'm only on my second set with my Goldwing so far. From what I've gathered here on this forum, many folks put the pressure on their tires a few pounds more than the recommended. When you increase ...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I just measured mine again today, 2k miles after my last post. I'm at 11k on these now and tread depths are 2.3mm in front and 3.4mm in back. Neither tire has reached 50% wear yet. I was close on my guess for pressures in that last post. I've been keeping the front at 38 and the rear at 43. I went u...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Best wheel cleaner

For my car, truck, and bike wheels I've always used just warm or cool water and Dawn dish soap. It's gentle enough to be used on oil soaked birds, so I figured it would be good enough for this too. A little elbow grease and patience and they turn out great. No need to sparkle. They're not chrome and...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Time Dropped the Bike
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

I've unintentionally laid it over twice. Embarrassing as anything else I've done and I don't embarrass easily. Both times was with my wife onboard and she had no idea it was happening either time as I was yelling at hear to lean the other way. After it laid over and I was walking around to get it ba...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount

I thought I had hit some rough spots. You guys sure you're not doing some of that enduro stuff on your wings? I've had my iphone 8+ in the x-mount for about a year now, IIRC, and it hasn't budged once. I normally use the included rubber thingy to keep it extra secure, but have forgotten to strap the...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

After researching a bit more on torque wrenches and visiting a couple of my local hardware stores I've almost definitely decided to order a couple eTork's off amazon. lol The 1/2" drive one I have hasn't been used for at least 10 years and I didn't know anything about turning it down to the lowest s...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Heat reflective cover?

The Aerostitch Ultralight is constructed from a gloriously lightweight 30-denier rip-stop nylon. Comes in white, black or grey. Packs down easily into a handy built-in storage pouch. Silicone-urethane coated on top, which coupled with the parachute-strength fabric, makes it resistant to most weathe...
by C-dub
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Heat reflective cover?

One thing I've noticed about any of these covers is that none of them have holes for any antenna. Most require being folded over if possible, but s couple said they installed grommet holes for the antenna. Have any of ya'll done that with your covers?
by C-dub
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

It arrived today! I feel a bit like Steve Martin in The Jerk when the new phones books arrived. Let the reading begin. Although, I'm going to have to pace myself unlike when I first found this forum and spent several nights after work reading into the wee hours when I should have been sleeping. Also...
by C-dub
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Heat reflective cover?

No time for that stuff yet. I took the wife out for a ride today, 98F here today. We stopped for lunch then had to listen to her jabbering about the hot seat for 5-10 minutes after getting back on. I'll at least try a towel tomorrow and leave it over the seat, while at work, and see if that makes m...
by C-dub
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Check this link: http://www.service-shop-repair-manual.com/2012-2017-honda-gold-wing-gl1800-gl1800a-part-61mca66-service-shop-repair-manual-etm/ 2012-2017 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 / GL1800A Part# 61MCA66 service shop repair manual + ETM Your Price: $89.00 Brand: Honda Condition: New Weight: 7.00 LBS ...
by C-dub
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

I've checked the link in the manual section here off and on for several months and it seems like the manual has been unavailable the entire time. It is every time I check. At least for the 2017 model, 61MCA66. I called just a few minutes ago to try and order the one for only up to 2016, 61MCA65, to ...
by C-dub
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 17
Views: 989

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

For those that find those bead things comfortable to use, go for it. If it works, great! I do not find those things comfortable and would rather find material that wicks the moisture away from my skin to help prevent this and keep me cool. Whatever works best for each person, right? Everyone is diff...