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by freedomrunner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes: Front/Back use ratio
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Brakes: Front/Back use ratio

c-dub, One question you asked that hasn't been responded to yet is your inquiry as to how long your brakes will last. Tough question to answer because just like your family sedan, the life span of your brakes depends on how you stop and what type of driving you do. For example, if you do a lot of ci...
by freedomrunner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front wheel wobble
Replies: 25
Views: 6813

Re: front wheel wobble

A dealer, sells bikes. Talk to a motorcycle service technician. This is not normal. There is something wrong or several somethings that are wearing out. It could be anything from an out of balance tire/rim, to air pressure, to bearings, and the list can get longer.
by freedomrunner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: 2002 GL1800 trailer hitch. Which one ....

I have had great luck with the Kuryakyn hidden trailer hitch. It is nice for when you aren't using it that it is out of sight out of mind.
by freedomrunner
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Not Using Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Not Using Clutch?

Not using the clutch to shift into 3rd, 4th and 5th to reduce wear, simply put, makes no sense. Very very very minimal wear occurs from shifting into the higher gears, unless you completely don't know how to shift. The wear on a clutch, mostly occurs when taking off from a standing stop. Just a few ...
by freedomrunner
Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning front tire
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Cleaning front tire

Is that really a standard front rim? It looks great!
by freedomrunner
Mon May 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning front tire
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Cleaning front tire

I bought a used Goldwing and the front tire rim has what appears to be several years of built up crud on it. My first impulse is to just throw the rim away and buy new. Before I do that, I thought I would check to see if there are any good ideas as to how to approach this. I don't believe the normal...
by freedomrunner
Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 50
Views: 2923

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Rain can be tricky but with proper preparation and precautions it can be dealt with effectively. I will mirror some comments provided earlier. A good rule of thumb is to reduce the number of surfaces you are looking through. If you are going to use a visor on a helmet, then try to see over your wind...
by freedomrunner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: CB Radio

Update, Received the Sena 20S system, both synced to our iPhones easily. Sets came from factory pre-synced so intercom works great as well. Sound is clear and with our tall windshield, very little wind noise. We are both able to listen to music directly from our phones as well. One question, is ther...
by freedomrunner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: CB Radio

thanks for the valuable info on the CB, etc. I just ordered a Sena 20S
by freedomrunner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: CB Radio

thank you sir, we might be heading your way on our way to Alaska. Keep the weather warm for us.
by freedomrunner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 751

CB Radio

Greetings, Just purchased a 2008 which includes a CB radio. The seller, (also the original owner), didn't have any manuals on the bike. I previously owned a 2004 Wing but it didn't have the CB radio. The seller stated that he never could figure out how to use the CB. Are there any known manuals, doc...
by freedomrunner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Helmets

We are looking to replace our helmets and are hoping to get a set of bike color matching helmets. Anyone have recommendations on where we should go to get these?

Thank you
Freedomrunner
by freedomrunner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom/Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Intercom/Radio

thanks for the info. Haven't really decide one way of the other on wireless v wired. will definately keep this product on my short list.
by freedomrunner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom/Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Intercom/Radio

Good day all, We are returning Wingers. We bought a new 1800 back in 2004, kept it for four years and sold it with almost 90,000 on the odometer. We have been away from riding for ten years now, and out of touch, but just recently purchased a 2008. I've been busy breaking the bike down, cleaning, in...