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by novatz
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Battery access
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Battery access

Okay- my impatience got the best of me I had started to take the seat off- I actually installed it after I purchased the bike- but was aggravated. Tried to put the bolts back on but everything seemed messed up. Took it to a shop - seat off, panel off, wires hooked up, all put back together. Cost-$20...
by novatz
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Battery access
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Battery access

Forgot Andy - bike is also a 2015 basic black.
by novatz
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Battery access
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Battery access

WOW Andy - thanks. Yes - I did learn the seat was a pain when I replaced the stock seat. I'll give it all a try.

Was trying to install a receptacle in the trunk to plug in a small air compressor. Had experienced four flats in the past two years so have invested in a tire plug and small compressor.
by novatz
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Battery access
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Battery access

In the past, access to the terminals was relatively easy though putting the side panel back was always a pain. This one - 2015 1800 - trying to add an item that requires a connection to the battery. Took off the passenger foot peg and started to take off the panel (pull down and out) but the rear po...
by novatz
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flat Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Flat Tires

Forgot to ask - if plugging, what are you using for a small portable air compressor?
by novatz
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flat Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Flat Tires

Four flats in two years. Read a few links regarding plugs - it appears folks are in fact plugging a tire on a short term basis (I had been previously told to never plug a bike tire). A few options suggest the Dynaplug appears to be the quickest, easiest to use - enough to get you home. Recommended ?...
by novatz
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Towing

What is everyone using as a service when one gets a flat tire? I have had three in the past two years - first two was within a mile of my coach, last one about 20-25 miles out. Called FMCA that I use for my coach - wait time forecasted was 4 - 6 hours in 90+ degree heat. Called my lawn service - kne...
by novatz
Thu May 13, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rain Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Rain Covers

Thanks - I'll check it out. Yes - South Dakota. Woke up in the morning and looked out the coach window wondering where the bike was. Fortunately it fell onto the grass so no Damage.


by novatz
Tue May 11, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rain Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Rain Covers

Have used a rain cover (half cover) for the Wing in the past. Have never been happy with the quality but it is easy to use. Not wanting a full cover - bike was blown over in a SD windstorm with a full cover. Recommendations for a really good half cover for a 2015 Wing? Actually, if I stay out of SD ...
by novatz
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Navigation System
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Navigation System

GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I contact and pay Garmin? I assume updates are downloaded to my PC to load onto the SD card?

I'll get there.
by novatz
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Navigation System
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Navigation System

Still looking for a method to update. In the trunk is the XM radio. It has an SD card in it labeled "Honda trip planner". That would suggest that is the method to update the maps. The other unit in the bottom of the trunk seems responsible for other things. I don't see an actual Garmin. Wh...
by novatz
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: TPMS

nope - maybe I misunderstood. Will try again in a few days. thanks.
by novatz
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: TPMS

Well, I tried bumping up the pressure to 50+ and back down to the 40 recommended. No change. I will probably try it at least once more.
by novatz
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: TPMS

Thanks - worth a try
by novatz
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Grips - again
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Grips - again

Have been wanting to change out my grips but the "Kuryakn over" the heated grip is way to big for my small hands. Found a Show Chrome heated grip replacement. Seems smaller - have asked the company for a circumference measurement. Does anyone have these and what might the circumference be?
by novatz
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Handle bar straps
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Handle bar straps

I'll have to check - is that crash bar connected to the actual frame? Would make that place to tie it down solid.
by novatz
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: TPMS

Thanks Steve. Guess I'll check out the battery issue.

Today's ride - on when I left the garage, out for about 11 miles (11 again) then on for the rest of the 75 mile ride.
by novatz
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 2
Views: 213

TPMS

New tires put on 1/15/2021 at 25,200 miles. Three days ago the TPMS light came on at about 11 miles and went out at about 22 miles. Tires had about 1000 miles on them. Checked all pressure. Next day, same thing. Yesterday - now about 26,700 miles - light came on at about 10-11 miles but stayed on fo...
by novatz
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: New Dunlop Elite 4 Rear Tire wore out too fast
Replies: 38
Views: 2306

Re: New Dunlop Elite 4 Rear Tire wore out too fast

We put 20k miles every year on the bike. Generally get 14 - 16k out of the tires. I tend to change them out early before we leave for the summer with the coach (we have a lift on the back to haul the bike). I don't like to be out and about searching for tires/dealer when we're traveling. However, th...
by novatz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 6
Views: 473

TPMS

Put new tires on bike about 1500 miles ago. Last two days went for a ride and the TPMS indicator came on in about 5-7 miles and went off at about 20-22 miles. I understand if it is cold that will do that until tires heat up a bit BUT is was 79 degrees when we left today. I run 36# front and 42# rear...
by novatz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Handle bar straps
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Handle bar straps

Interesting regarding the length issue. Had not thought of that. Have been hauling the bike for 11 years now though this coach (2010) and bike (2005) have both been replaced with a black 2015 Wing and a 2017 tag Bus. I know I shouldn't tie it down with the peg and crash bar but the other picture I o...
by novatz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Handle bar straps
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Handle bar straps

Same setup as mine. I do have that front wheel “holder “ but that is not the wheel chuck. That was ride into it and the bottom locked it in place. My problem with it was reversing the bike out of the chuck. I do strap it down as shown but I also add a strap around both the foot peg and the crash bar...
by novatz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: soft ties
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: soft ties

Thanks I'll check it out
by novatz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: soft ties
Replies: 2
Views: 245

soft ties

Need to locate some new soft ties. All I can seem to find are 17 - 18"s but did locate some 14' ones, Checked Amazon, Tractor Supply, Lowes, Home Depot, Wingstuff, and a couple of others.

The ones I have on the front of the bike currently ar 11-12" which is what I am looking for.
by novatz
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Handle bar straps
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Handle bar straps

Front wheel stabilize is not the issue. Did have a wheel chock - took it off. The actual ramp itself is sufficiently narrow (rear wheel barely fits in) to keep the front wheel in line. The lift isn't really wide enough to have angles to secure properly. I have had the wing and the hydralift on two s...