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by JoeHall
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800: 2 low beam bulbs burn out simultaneously
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: GL1800: 2 low beam bulbs burn out simultaneously

I definitely need to look into LEDs. Where did you get yours? Was it plug and play? Brightness comparison? Cost?
Thanks Much
by JoeHall
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800: 2 low beam bulbs burn out simultaneously
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: GL1800: 2 low beam bulbs burn out simultaneously

I know this is an old thread, but just wanted say, today I discovered both low beam bulbs burned out on my 2008 Goldwing. I noticed yesterday, upon arrival home, I had no low beams. I then did some research here and on another forum: checked #14 & 25 fuses, reverse and starter switches, and cleaned ...
by JoeHall
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 5770

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

You can put me down. The Gathering is only about 350 miles for me here in Kentucky, 35 miles south of Louisville. I am mainly a lurker here but look forward to meeting you folks, and local riding there in WV. I know the host motel is sold out, but will reserve a motel somewhere else in Mineral Sprin...
by JoeHall
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darksider Wannabe
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Darksider Wannabe

Thanks Mountain Rider,
I believe there is a Hankook Optimo available in RF, size 195/55/16. How well do you like your Hankook NRF? I have ran the Optimo on a couple of cars, and liked them. That may be apples to oranges though.
Joe H
by JoeHall
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark side, run flat or standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Dark side, run flat or standard?

I am still a DS wannabe but, in prep mode, have been doing a lot of reading. Have also gathered everything needed for my 2008 GL1800, except have not yet chosen a tire. Per what I have read, RF is one of the major benefits for going DS. The benefits, of course include safety, and being able to limp ...
by JoeHall
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Accessing Classified Ads
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Accessing Classified Ads

When I try to go to the Classified Ads here, it wants me to select states, countries, etc., then download something in order to convert my computer to something the ads will show in. That seems odd to me, and I am reluctant to download anything. Is it necessary for me to download something here, in ...
by JoeHall
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darksider Wannabe
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Darksider Wannabe

I guess, technically, I am still a wannabe, but am inching toward the darkside. I began with lots of reading about darksiding a GW, and continue to climb a learning curve. I had previously ordered a pair of t-stems from Cyclemax, and this morning ordered a rear rim off fleabay. So now just need a re...
by JoeHall
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 58
Views: 5733

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

I can identify, I sold a 1993 in the late 1990s, after dropping it one too many times. I'd owned it since 1994, and ridden it 50,000 miles. I'd dropped it at least 5 times, maybe more, always because of my mistakes. But with lighter bikes the same mistakes are easily overcame, i.e. simply getting of...
by JoeHall
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question

Reading the above, it looks like WingAdmin and ekvh had two totally different experiences. I do not see myself wrestling with the job, as ekvh had to, but since I do have a HF tire changer, maybe the job would go easier. On the one hand, I'd prefer to order the tire on-line, then use the HF changer ...
by JoeHall
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1500 vs 1800
Replies: 54
Views: 5177

Re: 1500 vs 1800

I realize this is an old thread, bit can compare and contrast, since I have now owned both 1500 and 1800. In 1994, I bought a 1993 GL1500 with 10,000 miles on it. Sold it after riding it 50,000 miles. I have many fond memories of that bike, but the main reason I sold it was because it was too top he...
by JoeHall
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: WING DING 2018.
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: WING DING 2018.

I only live about 200 miles from Knoxville, and plan to give it a try. If nothing else, I can just ride back home if its not for me. I have never been much into the social scene with any bike, but enjoyed fellowship with the GWRRA folks out in California, in the late 1990s. Not sure what to expect i...
by JoeHall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Question About Modern Day Camping

I recently bought a 2008 GL1800, and am loving every mile ridden so far. Definitely interested in motorcycle camping, so of course would be in the market for a camper trailer. Looking on CL, there are lots of motorcycle camper and cargo trailers available, for reasonable prices. My sister an her hus...
by JoeHall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 1583

Re: gl1800 swingarm bearing replacement

This thread confirms what I was thinking. I have watched several youtube videos by Traxxion, and their approach seems to first convince that the OEM suspension is inferior, then introduce their products, as a badly needed fix. Having ridden a GL1500 for 50,000 miles 20 years ago, I do not recall any...
by JoeHall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question

Thanks Wingadmin, I had stumbled onto the thread you mention, after posting here. Was wondering if it may work with the CT. Sounds like you have recently been there-done that, so I am now confident enough to give it a try also. I am chomping at the bit to go to darkside with this bike. But the cheap...
by JoeHall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question

I plan to go darkside on the rear of the 2008 GL1800 when the rear tire wears a bit more. I have a Harbor Freight auto & motorcycle changer, bought several years ago, and it works as it was designed to. My question: Is it really possible to use the manually operated HF tire changer to mount the run-...
by JoeHall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SpeedoDRD Installed & Dialed In
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: SpeedoDRD Installed & Dialed In

is that different than the SpeedOhealer? https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/sh/ It is similar, but different from the speedohealer. I do not know anything about the Speedohealer, but it is difficult to imagine it could be any simpler to install or dial in than the SpeedoDRD was. Healer c...
by JoeHall
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SpeedoDRD Installed & Dialed In
Replies: 3
Views: 261

SpeedoDRD Installed & Dialed In

Today's goal was to install the SpeedoDRD. Before tackling the job, for the past week, I prepared by watching several youtube videos on replacing the air cleaner. Those videos gave step by step info on how to remove the shelter, which was the most difficult preliminary for the SpeedoDRD install. Sta...
by JoeHall
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket Heated Grips
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Aftermarket Heated Grips

Minimac, Reading in the archives here, it looks like the Show Chrome heated grips are basically junk. Will give the grips a try with the OEM switch, but may have to go to another brand, or used OEM. If I decide later, I just cannot live without heated grips. Not sure that's gonna happen though. Stil...
by JoeHall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket Heated Grips
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Aftermarket Heated Grips

The 2008 GL1800 I recently bought has heated grips by, "Show Chrome". I never bothered to turn them on, but the first rain storm I got caught in, the grips came on by themselves, and stayed on. Operating the switch did nothing, so I pulled the fuse in order t turn them off. I believe the rain water ...
by JoeHall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Offshore Knockoff Repro Versus Honda OEM Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Offshore Knockoff Repro Versus Honda OEM Parts

My experience with Chinese stuff is that most anything made in Taiwan is quality, but not so if made in China. I really want to install a trunk spoiler, but not willing to pay $250-$300 for an OEM one. Besides, the black OEM ones are no longer available.
by JoeHall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

This evening I took the GW out for about 50 miles, with the Hornet on all the way. I deliberately went past the knoll where the doe is often seen. This evening, she was about 1/10th mile down from where she usually is, standing at a guard rail, facing the road. I instinctively hit the brakes because...
by JoeHall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

Viking, you are killing me. Only wish I'd read your referenced research about a week and $100 ago. LOL. I have a test of my own planned. There's a doe that comes out on the same grassy knoll to eat, every eve at dusk, for the last 2-3 weeks. She seldom even raises her head when I go by, about 50 yar...
by JoeHall
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

My daughter is a violinist, gifted with perfect pitch. She listened to the Hornet and pronounced it, "definitely a B". We came into the house and she tapped a B key on the piano, and it sounded like a chop of the noise the Hornet makes, except it is incessant. Obviously I am not a musician, but for ...
by JoeHall
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

Today, I received the, "Hornet" electronic deer whistle in the mail. Since Kentucky sometimes seems like one large wildlife reserve, I mounted it right away. I did not go to the trouble of hiding the wires very well, because I wanted to test it out a bit first. Not sure if the Hornet will run a deer...
by JoeHall
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Newby Here, With New-To-Me 2008 GL1800
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Newby Here, With New-To-Me 2008 GL1800

Thanks viking, That certainly clarifies a few things. Hopefully I have at least 10,000 miles before I have to worry about any of the above. I have installed Progressive front springs in several BMWs and Harleys. Being progressive/variable rate, on those bikes they resulted in a butter smooth ride on...