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by tamathumper
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: BackOff Wig Wag Modulator
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: BackOff Wig Wag Modulator

I bought the Wig Wag about a year ago, and I also purchased pigtail wiring and the correct wire spades and lugs to be able to remove the OEM wires and insert the Wig Wag's wires into the OEM harness, so nothing would have to be cut and it could be enabled/disabled with a switch. This wiring job is a...
by tamathumper
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine protection plate
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Engine protection plate

I have it and I think it provides some much-needed debris protection.
by tamathumper
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and push button light replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Three posts back I followed up to say my radio buttons did light up, but were so dim as to be undetectable in any amount of daylight. Apologies for the confusion.
by tamathumper
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smell of gas after top shelter removal
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Smell of gas after top shelter removal

Is it possible that you pinched the vent hose at the top of the tank, or dislodged it entirely so that fuel is spilling out the hole and onto the top of the tank?
by tamathumper
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 27
Views: 1376

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

I'm looking for a camper trailer, so I haven't yet, but I plan to.
by tamathumper
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio static when brakes are applied only on FM stero
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Radio static when brakes are applied only on FM stero

I learned something interesting last year about LED bulbs and radio interference. I had two brand new garage door openers, and I swapped out the light bulbs for LEDs I bought off Amazon. Once I did that, the remotes and wireless buttons would work once, and then not again for some time. So the door ...
by tamathumper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Re: Watch your mirrors

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
:shock: Glad you are alive. :shock:
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by tamathumper
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 86
Views: 6835

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I'm no expert, but when I do my best soldering it's because I clean the iron really well, and "tin" it by dipping it into a little can of tinning paste I got at Radio Shack. I use a dab of flux paste and I think it helps the heat flow from the iron into the braided wire, otherwise I don't get enough...
by tamathumper
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 86
Views: 6835

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Thanks Scott. after further review of my BANK ACCOUNT I had to go with (middle of the road) SYLVANIA SILVERSTAR. ($44) I'll leave a review on them after I've had them for a while. Or after I take them back.lol In my experience, you won't have time to take them back. One or both of them will blow ou...
by tamathumper
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Perhaps call the Staab Agency in Maine, I registered a lot through them over the years... Not sure if they work for motorcycles in California. Jus' sayin'.
by tamathumper
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Americade 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Americade 2020

I lived in the area for 30+ years - while you're there you'll want to take 9N out of Lake George to the Conklingville Dam, then take North Shore Road to Day Center, wave at my old house on the way by (1481) and then continue on to Edinburgh. Turn left and go over the long bridge that spans Great Sac...
by tamathumper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Blinking Reverse Light
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: Blinking Reverse Light

This is very common and you'll find responses to the same question here and on other popular forums. Unfortunately the reverse circuit is very complex with many micro-switches, relays, cables and connectors. When it happened to me it was the micro-switch inside the reverse actuator having broken awa...
by tamathumper
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Storage Idea - Helmet Hitch
Replies: 15
Views: 465

Re: Helmet Storage Idea - Helmet Hitch

If habitually hanging your helmet on the mirror is bad because of damage to the EPS foam (according to Snell), this must be equally bad?

I dunno, I don't have a horse in the race, jus' sayin'.
by tamathumper
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 29
Views: 5322

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

I ended up buying the face shield and rode cross-country with it. With the HJC helmet and shield it didn't change color much. Temps were between 25 and 65 most of the time. It would change more if I left the face shield up and it was perpendicular to the sun's rays. With it down I didn't really noti...
by tamathumper
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Insta Motorcycle Tow by BillyBob1
Replies: 68
Views: 11745

Re: Insta Motorcycle Tow by BillyBob1

Page says $1100, but he says he'd owned it 5 years at that point, so that price is at least that old and probably a lot more. Web site says $1499 now.
by tamathumper
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and push button light replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Radio and push button light replacement

I appreciate you responding to my post...

... because I get to look at your avatar again. :lol:
by tamathumper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Winter boots whats the best ???
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Winter boots whats the best ???

I wear regular FirstGear waterproof boots with hiking socks (padded but not really wool, if you know what I mean), and my feet have been warm down to 25 degrees. Not much wind on the Wing to begin with, and that's what makes my feet cold more than anything.
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...

Those skis were a neat idea back in the day, but then you realized you needed deep snow for the ski to work without scraping away, and you needed shallow snow for the rear wheel to be able to bite... You virtually never had the consistent 5" of snow to make the thing work.
by tamathumper
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and push button light replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Just to confirm the radio on my 2003 DOES light up. When I looked at it in daylight even between cupped hands it looked unlit, but in the completely dark garage, it is "gently illuminated".
by tamathumper
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and push button light replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Radio and push button light replacement

AFAIK the only lights are on the headlight adjustment panel (and not all buttons light there either). The GL1800's before 2004 didn't have any handlebar control lights, and the lights under the display and on the radio panel do not light up (probably to reduce reflections).
by tamathumper
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and push button light replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Radio and push button light replacement

That's a different bike than in your signature/profile - did you just buy it, and if so, did those lights ever work?

I have a lot of buttons on my 2003 that aren't lit, but they aren't designed to be either AFAIK...
by tamathumper
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Winter store...
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Winter store...

Skip the cover - mice love covered vehicles.
by tamathumper
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Cover

Don't cover it if you don't have to. Mice love covered things...
by tamathumper
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:36 pm
to me, that is no loss at all...
I refuse to use any of those search engines.

I stay with google because it is so reliable and fast
So you refuse to use Microsoft Windows, but you continue to use Google?! :shock:
by tamathumper
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Back air suspension dont work
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Back air suspension dont work

I don't have a GL1500, but on the GL1800 you don't press the buttons at the same time.

You press one at a time - UP, or DOWN, or MEMORY-1 or MEMORY-2.