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by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My bike is in the shop
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: My bike is in the shop

I used to clean and re lube the drive splines on my old 1200 every 20K or so. Hated that job! And for years I only replaced the large O ring going around the gear that slippes into the rear diff. But there is another one on the back side on the gear assembly that slides onto the wheel. That one even...
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri May 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I have a wonderful wife
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: I have a wonderful wife

At the moment it's not going to happen. They are offering me $9000 for my bike and they have discounted the 2017 to $21,200 + fees. So in other words it would be $13,000 out the door which is more than I want to drop at the moment. However my wife (did I mention how wonderful she is?) is still tryi...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat May 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back in from a 75 mile test drive
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Back in from a 75 mile test drive

Thats looks nice!!! Has it been in a cocoon for 40 years? back in 1979 my brother had an early wing it was banana yellow with a white vetter fairing with a car radio installed in it and one of those rubber antennas...ha! I rode it to school one day and looooooong before Will Smith said it I said "I ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat May 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: FLUID WARNING
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: FLUID WARNING

What this means, is the dealerships are NOT taking the time to Properly Inspect and do their Due Diligence to ensure that everything is as it should be. That is exactly what the dealer tech is supposed to do. I did that on motorcycles a long long time ago and did it on new cars for many years. It's...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: PRELOAD SETTING?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: PRELOAD SETTING?

I weight 160 and always keep mine at 0 riding solo.. U pump it up for an extra passenger and cargo.
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed May 02, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My first accident was almost with another motorcyclist!
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: My first accident was almost with another motorcyclist!

It is not always DUI drivers that can get to you. Sometimes, it is bad equipment on trucks. This Penski truck had a bad ABS module on the right rear wheel, driver foolishly going too fast in Stop and Go traffic. Hit the brakes HARD and the truck immediately did a 90° left turn and this is what resu...
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800

I replaced my rear and fr turn/stop with Led's from So Cal. They say on their web site the flasher control does not have to be replaced. But the Led's will flash faster than stock. They are correct.
I'm glad I made the switch!
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: On Board Diagnostics

topgun wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:20 pm
i'm seeing $229. on their site and lifetime updates; unless i'm in the wrong item.....
I meant updates for Hondas pocket tester.
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: On Board Diagnostics

the couple I looked at only support '05-'08 in the wings. the Healtech site mentions "Beware", these knockoffs are old models that still need their software, don't update, and limited functions......... https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/obd/ Yes I have been on their web site and their p...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: On Board Diagnostics

jinx wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:08 am
If you are talking about the cheap after market HDS scanner it wont work. Bought one to check my two Acuras, tried it on my 2006 and it didn't work.
The one I'm asking about is for motorcycles only.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: On Board Diagnostics

DaveO430 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Do you have a link to that?
Go onto e-bay and search goldwing diagnostics.
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: On Board Diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 434

On Board Diagnostics

Has anybody tried the diagnostic tool on E-bay? Plug it into the diagnostic 4 pin connector and that plugs into a black box which you then plug your lap top into. Apparently you can get real time readings, and save them to your computer. Its always bugged me I couldn't plug my OBDII scan tool into t...
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3886

Re: The loneliest road in America???

Actually I am looking forward now to that leg of the trip across Nevada. Our route through northern California and southern Oregon will have to change however. I planned to go the Crater Lake route but after researching weather conditions, late May to early June, it seems the roads there don't even...
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3886

Re: The loneliest road in America???

Beautiful road with great scenery and it beats the heck out of I-80 through Nevada. I've crossed it many many times since moving here. I say try it if you get the chance.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED or standard turn signal bulb
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: LED or standard turn signal bulb

Yea I went with the Socal gear LED's very happy with them. You dont really need to swap the flasher. But if you don't change it your flashers will work very rapidly.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Testing THERMISTORS?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Testing THERMISTORS?

Go back and recheck your work..And are you sure the grips still work but not the seat? On my 06 I'm sure
I've noticed if the seat is not plugged in correctly the grips don't work. And its also possible to switch the grip
connectors backwards. Then they will not work...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control switch won't mechanically engage
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: cruise control switch won't mechanically engage

If you have high mileage I'd suggest replacing the throttle cables if you swap out the switch cluster.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: DRAIN PLUG WASHER
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: DRAIN PLUG WASHER

I flip mine once then its in the bin on the third oil change.
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Lose electrical when engaging starter
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Lose electrical when engaging starter

Kill switch maybe acting up? Mine got so sensitive that just brushing it would kill the bike.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

I borrowed a tester from Autozone and it clearly is in better shape than my old one. Cylinder 1 is 190. #3 is 185 with the rest being 170 through 176. There is 10% difference between the high and low, which is fine. But I was hoping for just a little better.... How many bumps to get to your reading...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

I borrowed a tester from Autozone and it clearly is in better shape than my old one. Cylinder 1 is 190. #3 is 185 with the rest being 170 through 176. There is 10% difference between the high and low, which is fine. But I was hoping for just a little better.... How many bumps to get to your reading...
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

All six are 155 to 160 PSI. But the manual calls for 201 PSI. Has anybody else run a compression check and what did you find? Yes ... on many, and I too have always wondered about the Honda spec of 201 PSI after 5 bumps from the starter. In the Service Manual it says to take a reading after crankin...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

They are all pretty close which is good. Did you have the engine warm and the throttle open? I was very happy too get such a tight group. The engine was warm and I held the throttle wide open. Another member suggested that the hose on my gauge may be to long and that will give a lower reading. The ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

The gauge that you use makes a huge difference, I find pressure gauges with long hoses always read much lower than gauges with short hoses (length of the line from the spark plug hole to the actual gauge), as FlyBoy states, the actual value is not really that critical, it is important to have the s...
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder compression

I have 180K on my 06 and although it runs beautifully absolutely with no oil burning. I decided it was time to check cylinder compression. All six are 155 to 160 PSI. But the manual calls for 201 PSI. Seems too me thats high for a 9.8 too 1 engine that does not require premium fuel. Has anybody els...