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by Terry D
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom volume
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: Intercom volume

I will have to look up where I got these. But, I have a plastic thing that covers the mic almost completely allowing just enough of a hole for voice to the mic. It cuts out almost ALL wind noise. They work. And the original covers that is supposed to deflect wind noise fits over the plastic cover. T...
by Terry D
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Back Side Speaker Grill Attachment
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Back Side Speaker Grill Attachment

If anyone has attached an LED readout like a Gear Position Indicator to the back side of the speaker grill (mine is a 2005) I would love to see a picture of what it looks like on the back side.
by Terry D
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heal Tech Gear Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Heal Tech Gear Indicator

I found through a lot of research that HealTech-Electronics no longer makes the same model Gear Indicator for the 2005 Goldwing that they made in the past. So, I gave up and bit the bullet for the one they did send me. I had to take off the Top Shelter to get to the Speed Sensor white 3 pin plug. To...
by Terry D
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Strange noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Strange noise?

How many times do people adjust their headlights to wear out the gear. I've never adjusted mine. Only at night would I think you need lighting to be higher and that is what the high beams do.
by Terry D
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 Alternator
Replies: 44
Views: 4647

Re: 1800 Alternator

My 01 had 47,000 without an alternator problem when I got rid of it. My 05 has 30,000 and no alternator problems with it. But, I lessen the current draw by installing LEDs for tail, brake, and headlights. I also carry a set of new alternator brushes to install if I'm on a long trip. It is an easy fi...
by Terry D
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heal Tech Gear Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Heal Tech Gear Indicator

I just received the HealTech Gear Indicator GPXT-GPX-H01. I had read a great deal that this item would connect to the red DLC connector under my seat near the Relay Box. But HealTech and the U.S. Distributor both say the model number for my 2005 GL 1800 is what I received. But it does not plug into ...
by Terry D
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike

Many Dealers don't want to work on bikes over 10 years old for lots of reasons. One is those bikes come in with the owner stating one problem but during tear down and working on the bike, several problems crop up. Then the owners blame the dealers, wanting them to fix everything. My 05 is 15 years o...
by Terry D
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: new cb
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: new cb

Drilling in the trunk for the Antenna should be easy because if you look there are circle marks exactly where you have to drill. Compare where they are by looking at the radio antenna on the opposite side.
by Terry D
Sat May 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive spring questions
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Progressive spring questions

I was am not being hostile about the signature. I responded in fun about it and yours and mine are not exact, anyway. So don't take it so seriously. I have used that signature since 1993 as our GWRRA chapter News Letter Editor and on Suzuki's Burgman Sight and Harley Forums site, etc. So lets be fri...
by Terry D
Fri May 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel odor
Replies: 38
Views: 1239

Re: Fuel odor

an Impact Wrench does not even belong in the same building that a motorcycle is being worked on. hope that seat bolts were replaced, they are ruined. and maybe the threads in the frame attachment points? I'm wondering if it was an impact wrench or an air ratchet wrench. I have two, a 3/8 and 1/4 in...
by Terry D
Fri May 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 Goldwing GL1800 Possible Transmission Problems or OTHER
Replies: 13
Views: 8178

Re: 2002 Goldwing GL1800 Possible Transmission Problems or OTHER

It is funny, I read about all these problems from just a couple people. I've put over 300,000 miles on 5 different Goldwings and never had an engine or transmission problem. On my 1500 when it reached 100, 000 I pulled the clutch parts and they were not even showing much wear and that was after pull...
by Terry D
Fri May 22, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat removal
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: Seat removal

Thanks Bouvier1, I will look for the side opennning. If that is the case with my 2008 GL1800, that is the way to go instead of taking the seat off. I will let you know. I did it that way on my 05. The pig tail sticks out just a bit and I. I actually have two pigtails and I ran another from that sam...
by Terry D
Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake light wire question?
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: Brake light wire question?

So...along that line. You put in the Pulsating brake control, and test it out and it all works as stated. Now here is a issue, I switched all My bulbs on the bike to be LED bulbs as well as a new relay for the LED turn signal light. Now the pulsating control does not work anymore, but if I replace ...
by Terry D
Fri May 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flashing Brake Lights
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Flashing Brake Lights

Actually I did remove the bulb and performed a continuity check using a pin stuck in the wire. But both wires are connected together somewhere. If you cut the wire under the seat you will cutout all 6 brake lights. So, that won't work either if you are trying to isolate one pair of sockets/bulbs. An...
by Terry D
Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive spring questions
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Progressive spring questions

Viking wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:39 am
Same here. There is, however, IIRC, a correct way to put the springs in. I will go see if I still have my directions, and check - in a while. I believe it was tighter coils down.
Correct. Are you robbing my sign off? It ain't the destination but the getting there! :D
by Terry D
Wed May 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flashing Brake Lights
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Flashing Brake Lights

I just added the Signal Dynamics Backoff module to my 05 Wing. I wanted the Wig Wag model and got the XP model by mistake but decided to live with it. The instructions are quite simple for the simple tail lighted bike. But the 05 Wing it is not. On the trunk there are four running/brake lights. Two ...
by Terry D
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Drink holder mount where there's .... NO SPACE!
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Drink holder mount where there's .... NO SPACE!

Why have a phone holder. Just if you can blue tooth it to the GPS. Mine is to my TomTom Rider. Then I mounted my TomTom to the Dash. Here are some pictures. The first four gave me the idea and I modified my to look like the last two pictures. I have an ACC plug in in the right side pocket of my 2005...
by Terry D
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Putting horn from car on my wing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Putting horn from car on my wing.

I've put an air horn on previous bikes by using the original horn connectors to trigger the relay and the run heavier wires to the relay then to the newer horn. If you take a horn off a broken down chunk vehicle, just observe the difference in its wires to the bikes wires. In many cases they are the...
by Terry D
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 47
Views: 10788

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Does anyone know how long a Motobatt shelf life is. I'd like to carry one on a long trip in case my installed battery gives up.
by Terry D
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: alternator question
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: alternator question

Did the problem ever get fixed? You guys keep talking about the battery or alternator, etc. etc. My opinion is it is the fuel. You have a dirty fuel line. The poor guy has R&R everything you have talked about except blow out the fuel line. I have a Honda Generator that surges if I leave old fuel in ...
by Terry D
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wrong Battery Boost Hook-Up, Now No NAV+
Replies: 29
Views: 1197

Re: Wrong Battery Boost Hook-Up, Now No NAV+

I had a problem on my 2005 where none of the Audio worked. I bought the bike from previous owner. The problem turned out to be the add on passenger push to talk, volume control button was stuck in the in position. Took the unit off and all was fine.
by Terry D
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Re: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD

I ordered the 20 Disc GL1800 Maintenance Videos from Angel Ride. And I received them. So, I wanted to check them out and I can not seem to open them. What do I need to do? I have Windows 10 and the First Disc will not open nor the 10th Disc.
by Terry D
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Blinking Reverse Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Blinking Reverse Light

I had discovered tarnished fuses, also and found a product that cleaned the entire fuse box. The product is used in the Air Conditioning world to clean the outside Condensers. It is called Coil Rite and it is sold in 1 Gallon Containers. This product is also good to spray on the engine and anywhere ...
by Terry D
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Ground Plane
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: CB Ground Plane

Yes, when I first installed my CB, I tuned my antenna from 3.6 down to 1.3 by taking off about like stated 3/4 to an inch.
by Terry D
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Ground Plane
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: CB Ground Plane

I've got good SWR. IT is grounded real good. I was just asking a question that might affect getting more distance. I've even thought of making a plate to fit under the trunk with same dimensions as the trunk to give more refective surface since the antennas are grounded to the same trunk brackets.