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by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: speaker covers
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: speaker covers

Does anyone have a sure-fire method for keeping the speaker covers on the instrument panel from coming dis-lodged? I've lost three of them so far and am tired of replacing them. It usually happens after hitting a sharp bump. Sure would appreciate some good ideas. Stay away from sharp bumps.... ;) S...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012: Radio, Turn Signals, Reverse and Key Fob do not work!
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 2012: Radio, Turn Signals, Reverse and Key Fob do not work!

Have you looked at the wires that run along side the trunk hinges? The constant open and closing of the trunk really does a number on them over time.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My two cents
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: My two cents

I can reiterate that. I put a set in over 40,000 miles ago at 78,000 miles and likewise, prior to the Allballs install, my tires would cup after 4,000-5,000 miles and had the decel wobbles And now at 40,000 miles still no cupping until after 14,000 miles and more. And no decel wobbles. I'll be putt...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun May 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My two cents
Replies: 3
Views: 307

My two cents

Back in December before mounting a fresh set of Bridgestones before a March ride to key west Fl. I installed a set of the all balls tapered roller bearings and said I would report back. So after 14200 miles here are photos of my fr tire taken 180 degrees apart. 002.JPG 002.JPG I have ridden two new ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes vibrating
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Brakes vibrating

Do you have stock mufflers??
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light, won’t start after using reverse.
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: No neutral light, won’t start after using reverse.

Well we could all send him private messages asking. ;)
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swapping motors
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Swapping motors

Sounds like a good project. Dont forget to post pictures!
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Any dual sport riders here?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

I am seriously thinking of looking for a BMW GSA later this year. I do heavy touring with my wing and dont know how many times I have passed an interesting dirt road and wistfully thought, wish I could go down that road. I backpack in the sierras so camping out with an adventure bike off the beaten...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lagging between 2 & 3 thousand RPMs
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Lagging between 2 & 3 thousand RPMs

Did you thoroughly check and or replace all any and all vacuum line and soft parts in and around the carbs or on top on the engine? friend of mine just finished doing what you did to his 96 1600. It idled just fine till the throttle was cracked. He wanted to blame the carb re-builder. Long story sho...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Well, it gets sadder. My bank called this morning to ask about some charges they had flagged; they weren't mine. Could be a coincidence that someone got our card number (it happens) but just seems damned unlikely. It was mainly nickel-and-time stuff, but adds up. In the old days they charged plane ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stock GPS sensor location
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Stock GPS sensor location

Clips to the underside of the visor. I cant remember exactly what it looks like but it should stand out.
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 1945

Re: waterless antifreeze

I also had the concern of if I was away from home and needed some coolant, The folks at Evans ask for a sample of the fluid after it was in the bike for a while to see how much water was in it, They told me around 10 % would be fine, Mine tested good when I send the sample BUT I bought another gal,...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 1945

Re: waterless antifreeze

Correct. Adding anything with water in it will negate its efficiency. What I was told didn't sound as benign as that. Too use this stuff there is a procedure to remove all water/coolant from the system. And its not possible to put any water in after that. So I like the idea of going water less but ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 1945

Re: waterless antifreeze

I'm not 100% on this but I think if you've made the conversion and have a coolant leak away from home its not possible to just add regular antifreeze or water :?:
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead bike - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Dead bike - sort of

Have a problem with my 2012 Deluxe, bugger won't start! Been on trickle charger for a couple of months, went to start it and just got a click which seems to be coming from behind the left hand box. I've removed the plugs and moved it back and forth in 2nd to see if the starter had stuck, but made n...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ice Coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Ice Coolant

I used something similar in my 68 396 SS Chevelle. Its supposed to help with heat transfer. But if you find as it gets a little warmer your temp is still fluctuating. Verify that your radiator cap will hold pressure.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Any dual sport riders here?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

I am seriously thinking of looking for a BMW GSA later this year. I do heavy touring with my wing and dont know how many times I have passed an interesting dirt road and wistfully thought, wish I could go down that road. I backpack in the sierras so camping out with an adventure bike off the beaten ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is Spring finally coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Is Spring finally coming?

no snow but cool temps here so I rode on the first day of spring and yesterday I'd like to pick up a BMW GSA later this year. Yours is an 2011 air cooled correct? If so is it really noisy at hwy speeds compared to your previous or current liquid cooled engines? I have no idea how noisy or not the a...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Loose white 4 pin plug
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Loose white 4 pin plug

CB maybe??? But is there a plug under the seat with a red cap? If not that may be the data link connector.
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Card Read Error on GL1800
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Card Read Error on GL1800

Yes, the switch. I wasn't familiar with the reset button. I will check that out also. thanx from my 06 manual... You can try rebooting the system by disconnecting/reconnecting the battey - terminal. But if you've had the batt disconnect since this problem started. We know that wont work. Try this.....
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA

USDA may have deleted it, but, luckily, there are groups who want it to be public. Click on this: https://farm.ewg.org/addrsearch.php?search_input_text=grassley Chuck is there, along with his son Robin and grandson Pat. Pat, by the way is a member of the Iowa legislature. The plan is that when Chuc...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Card Read Error on GL1800
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Card Read Error on GL1800

When you say restart do you mean cycling the ignition switch? There is a reset switch on my 06 nav unit in the trunk. I'm guessing your 12 has one as well.
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA

suvcw04 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 am
The PROOF is in those checks from the farm program to his family checking account. Do you want to see his birth certificate also?
Where can I see that info please?
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Year-round E15 Ethanol being pushed by EPA

Iowa Congressman Chuck Grassley and his son and grandson have received more that $1.5 MILLION from the federal farm subsidy program. Might be a clue as to why the rest of us are stuck buying crapgas. If you had as much money as the ethanol lobby, you could afford to buy your own personal member of ...