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by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?

You're welcome! I had a GW mechanic recommend that I dust the alternator frequently because I live in a dusty area. An 02 I had was in the shop for one of the early recalls back in the day. He had a policy of dusting the wing alternator on the bikes he worked on. He told me that mine was the dirtie...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Help with trunk parts removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Help with trunk parts removal

YouTube and I had a falling out of sorts and I put a nail in my channel. Long story, lots of politics. But that video is no longer available. I don't remember the process now that it is 4 years later but I have the video in an archive somewhere and can look tomorrow and let you know. You are talkin...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: 2008 charging circuit have a fuse?

I live 3 miles down a dirt/gravel road. Every time I go out for a ride I get 6 miles of dust. The Wing is a dust vacuum under all the plastic. With that, I usually do a dusting of the alternator, wheels, underneath and the dash/switch buttons with compressed air at days end back at the house. When ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 44
Views: 2288

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

I had my biggest year ever...Just missed 45K ridden. :D Normally Im in the 16-25 range.
P.S no covid and no fear of it either.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 07 Gl1800 im in pain!
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: 07 Gl1800 im in pain!

I had the same problem over time as my seat began to wear out..So instead of lowering the foot pegs I raised my sitting position. I found at my local fabric shop HIGH DENSITY foam 1 inch thick cut to fit and Wa-La, suddenly hitting higher with broader support. And it wont absorb water. And its cheap...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 alternator drive gear
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: 2009 alternator drive gear

I'm just glad to hear it happened to someone else. Thank you! :D
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cams install
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Cams install

You should just order a factory service manual.
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Broken tabs on rear front fender on a 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Broken tabs on rear front fender on a 2013

Bikebandit.com good prices on most things goldwing.
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 alternator drive gear
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: 2009 alternator drive gear

I'm late to the party, but to those who worry about the various noises a gl1800 makes need really not worry. These bikes really clunk and thunk. ADGs make a normal amount of noise that varies frome one bike to the next. I've heard pulse secondary air injection solenoids make noise. I've heard fuel ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak update
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Antifreeze leak update

Maybe the 3 way joint or its connection? Hate too say it but Id be pulling the tank.
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Battery Life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1259

Re: OEM Battery Life?

mterraci wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:00 am
I'd replace it. Cheap insurance and peace of mind.
Replacement OEM battery from Amazon is very reasonable. Peace of mind is priceless.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Antifreeze leak

There is a O ring right there in that area. The silver pipe going into the Cyl head.
Go to Bike bandit and look your bike up its part I believe its part #23.
But thats just my 2 cent best guess.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BIG DUMMY!!
Replies: 35
Views: 3535

Re: BIG DUMMY!!

DenverWinger wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:44 am
You sure one of the Harley guys didn't "adjust" the kill switch for you? :shock: I've found mine "adjusted" in similar situations more than once.... :lol:
Ha same here...
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left Saddlebag removal problem
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Left Saddlebag removal problem

HooWing wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 pm
I canceled that order and will install the Show Chrome replacement heated grips. I would have gone with the Inferno style but it didn't seem that they would work with the stock heat system.
Hmmmm cant go wrong with the stockers. Hope it all works out for you... :?
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 585
Views: 90393

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Lookout Mountain above Denver is a regular Antenna farm, probably 15 big towers up there! OK - Here's the new "mark". Since we've got the Radio/TV Transmitter tower, how about your bike in front of a TV/Radio Studio building. The Studio's sign needs to include the CallSign or Frequency. Everybody h...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 47
Views: 2497

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

Forget the trike conversion put a side car on it...Much cooler looking.
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse on 1800
Replies: 17
Views: 2614

Re: Reverse on 1800

keith565 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Yes, even changed it to be on the safe side.
Yea they pop funny sometimes. But this problem just started up out of the blue?
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse on 1800
Replies: 17
Views: 2614

Re: Reverse on 1800

I too am having problems with my reverse. Light comes on but flashes, when I depress the button the R light flashes slower. Need to stop the engine before I can get it out of reverse. Im thinking I might change the reverse solenoid as theres no clicking like it usually does. Are the starter solenoi...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes vibrating
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Brakes vibrating

I figured out a fix for my rear brake shudder... I'm pushing 23300K on my 06 and maintenance is a fact of life. I realized I had never replaced the spring pad or retainer on any of my calipers. So while I was replacing the rear disc with a good used one. I found the retainer was so loose it would ju...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Turn Signal Bulbs.
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: LED Turn Signal Bulbs.

Swapping out to LED's without installing a different flasher relay causes the signals to flash rapidly.
I used Socalmotorgear for my conversion LED's. They are very helpful and may be able to answer your
power draw questions.
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fitting new kickstand
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Fitting new kickstand

Dont 4get safety goggles.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes vibrating
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Brakes vibrating

mrbreeze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Do you have stock mufflers??
Yes, exhaust is stock
Mine shuddered more (especially in bumper to bumper in summer) when I had an aftermarket exhaust installed that had no heat shield.
Less now after going back to stock exhaust system
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Minimizing effects of ethanol
Replies: 41
Views: 2589

Re: Minimizing effects of ethanol

GLRT wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 am
I just built a fully electric reverse trike so I guess I only use non-AC electrons :D
Oh boy picture picture!!!
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1992

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

I cant imagine a time when the "magic" just drains away! But have always said if I ever get too old or lazy to put my feet down I will put a side car on my wing. So the magic can continue. Or try a lighter bike and then maybe put a side car on that one... So I picked up this last year and use it for...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing? More like Trashwing now.
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Goldwing? More like Trashwing now.

So that's why I haven't seen you around town... :lol: