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by Asphaltmaniac
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air wings worth installing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: Air wings worth installing?

Not only do they give you more air during warm weather but if you ride during cooler times they will direct cooler air away from you by increasing the frontal size of the fairing.

I rode almost 30 years without them. Now I wonder why I waited so long too get them. :?:
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Valve clearance check
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Valve clearance check

I will fess up...Finally had mine checked at 198400 miles. 3 intakes were off. two by 3000th one by 2000th as per Honda.
But, your mileage may vary....ha! :D

Will have Honda check them again this winter, as it will be about 270K by then.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard + Fog switches
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Hazard + Fog switches

Are they busted or just acting clunky?
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Code 23 Right side o2 heater circuit inop.
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Code 23 Right side o2 heater circuit inop.

Just got this bike out again. Ive got a hard code that I cant seem to find the fix. Code 23. Hard code. Right O2 Heater circuit inop. just replaced the right O2. repaired the exhaust pipe. code still there. it was a funeral escort bike. lots of miles 166k. lots of green in the wiring harness from O...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No starting condition.
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: No starting condition.

Was the fairing off? if so maybe the tip over sensor was not reconnected?
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: GPS works but won't track

I think I have seen that happen on my 06 but its been so long I dont recall the reason or even if I ever figured it out.
But having said all that go to system setup/info and try resetting defaults.
by Asphaltmaniac
Mon May 23, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: 2009 gl1800 throttle cable

Yep the airbox has to come out.
A factory service manual will be in my opinion a necessity.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun May 01, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 engine rumble
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 2010 engine rumble

That could be the alternator gear assembly making noise. Mine went out and your sounds suspiciously the same. Your poking around on the correct side for it. Take the side cover off and if you can isolate the noise to right in front of the alternator thats your bad boy. But having said that have you ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun May 01, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 engine rumble
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 2010 engine rumble

Can you post a short video of your bike and its noise?
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Aspy
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: 1983 Aspy

Wow, looks like an All bikes special? Best of luck with it.
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2005 Wing - starter failure
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: 2005 Wing - starter failure

After 17 years it has, IMHO, given its all. My vote is for brand new OEM. Especially if you intend to keep the bike for many more years. :D
by Asphaltmaniac
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank gurgling
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Gas tank gurgling

1st time I've heard it. And have been through much hotter conditions with it since bought new in 06. Who knows, maybe I only thought gurgling was coming from the tank?
by Asphaltmaniac
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank gurgling
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Gas tank gurgling

Do you think Tums would work? :lol:
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2005 wing won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 2005 wing won't start

So before this when your battery was "better" did you notice when started the gauges would momentarily dip down then recover? That for me is a sign the battery is beginning to take a hike.
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Low output from new speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Low output from new speakers

oilboy1162 wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:53 pm Stupid question. Did you check your mute button? I changed out to Polks and have'nt had any issues.
Haaaa. :lol:
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank gurgling
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Gas tank gurgling

It was moderately warm 75F here today and once home from a very short errand 25 miles. I shut off the bike and hear gurgling from the gas tank. It seemed towards the front where the return line enters it. But,thinking for some reason there is excess pressure in the tank. I slowly remove the cap expe...
by Asphaltmaniac
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: My passenger is cold
Replies: 38
Views: 2633

Re: My passenger is cold

I skipped to the end...I have used heated vest/gloves since 1989. There is nothing better.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GW brakes engage while riding
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: 2018 GW brakes engage while riding

clyde017 wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:56 am I was cruising at about 65MPH when the brakes on the 2018 locked up and stopped the bike.
I shut the bike off and restarted it and the bike worked,managed to get it home,have not used it since.
Have not taken it to a dealer because I'm afraid to ride it.
Locked up at 65? Just like that?? :?:
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour

Well, there is no way the two readings will agree. The highest level is found after the longest period of just sitting after a ride, since the period that started as hot from the road will result in the highest reading possible. The 3-3 reading will ALWAYS be lower because you sprayed the oil aroun...
by Asphaltmaniac
Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour

That is interesting. But, the Honda manual says that the 3-3 is their standard ONLY if the engine is not ALREADY hot. AND THEN, even if the engine IS hot, it says wait three minutes because step 2 is NOT uniquely connected to step 1. And ambient temperature is not a criteria. Results would vary fro...
by Asphaltmaniac
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour

Here is how I check my oil level. Bike on center stand. cold engine start let it idle 3 minutes. shut it off let it sit for 3 more minutes before checking oil. Yeah, I think this kind of standardization is key to getting consistent oil level readings. The 1800 manual says to start and run for 3-5 m...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 96
Views: 5581

Re: Quitting motorcycles?

Like many who've already written, I too am constantly amazed how the road scene has changed from when I started riding roads back in 1968. Like some of you, my legs, and reaction times are getting to a point that require constant attention. One change I've made to mt bike is to mount LED running li...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 96
Views: 5581

Re: Quitting motorcycles?

Maybe its time to get a fresh metal face in the garage? Have you ever ridden an 1800? If not, Im sure many have told you its completely different from a 1500 and any other wing as well. I rode a 1200 Aspencade for almost 18 years before getting my 06 brand new. I have almost 251K on it and it never ...
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Inconsistent Oil Level Readings: 2021 GW Tour

Here is how I check my oil level. Bike on center stand. cold engine start let it idle 3 minutes. shut it off let it sit for 3 more minutes before checking oil.
by Asphaltmaniac
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: right side handle switch frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: right side handle switch frustration

Not sure what manual you're using? But here are a few photos from the factory one to help you, along with a couple of heater wire photos from my wing. Make sure the left one is not under any tension as it will eventually fail. Yes the heater wires go down towards the steering stem. Yea that plate is...