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by Terry D
Sun May 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Smartphone question

Did you try it. I don't see any reason why it won't work. But, you have to turn on the AUX/audio controls on the bike. That 3.5 plug is for that reason to hear anything AUX.
by Terry D
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

I had a AC Sparkplug go bad in a high compression 327 V-8 in my 57 Chevy back in 1969. The porcelain blew out of the threaded jacket. There it was being held by the sparkplug wire. Easy enough to spot that when I lifted the hood.
by Terry D
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Header nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Header nuts

I had to remove a broken stud when removing my exhaust headers on the right side. This was needed to install a lowering kit on my 2005. I bought a set of stud remover tools from Sears, heated the engine to get the studs hot and pounded the remover tool (looks like a Nut with sharp blades in a circle...
by Terry D
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How do I restore a seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: How do I restore a seat?

D2D, your bike picture reminds me of my first Goldwing, I purchased in 1980. A 1977 1000 that when I sold it to go to Germany had over 97,000 miles on it. The only real problem I ever had with it, was replacing the valve stem seals and on my trip to Seattle from San Antonio, I had the bike die befor...
by Terry D
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

Spark plugs wear out but they don't go bad until you can no longer achieve the proper gap. Now, let me back up a bit. I did have a sparkplug in a Chevy V-8 that the white porcelain blew out of the metal part and was still attached to the plug wire. But that was a stock AC plug back in 1966.
by Terry D
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Electrical gremlins

Sometimes just replacing the brushes will restore the alternator back to almost new. Take it out and check to see if the brushes are worn out. I have replaced a few on my Goldwings and friend's.
by Terry D
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 model
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: 2006 model

Yep, I would make sure the tank was full, oil up to snuff, and rider with the time to ride.
by Terry D
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi

Check the passenger push to talk button. If stuck on, it will kill all audio.
by Terry D
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Dead radio 2007 GL1800 Navi

This kind of problem directly relates to the passenger push to talk/volume accessory. If the push to talk button is stuck on it kills the radio and cb and aux and cd.
by Terry D
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Windscreen stuck on high
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Windscreen stuck on high

On my 2005 you pull the levers on both sides of the dash upwards and then manual pull the screen up or push down. My is stuck, also in the down position. I checked it out and pulled the front cover off and discovered the three slides (left, middle and right) were stuck. So I removed them and replace...
by Terry D
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Diesel GL1500

Went to Wing Ding in Madison WI, 20 years ago and a fellow winger and the Dinger did he same thing, We syphoned out his tank and gave the fuel to a trucker and we also replaced his fuel filter. His bike ran pretty good after that episode. Then a friend and chapter director did it on a trip to Big Be...
by Terry D
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GAS CAP
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: GAS CAP

Your gas cap has an air vent hole, using compressed air blow it out. In an emergency don't tighten it down.
by Terry D
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Overheating
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: GL1800 Overheating

I know this is a reply to an old thread but for those who have older 1800 Goldwings, it still may be valid. Back when the 2001 first game out, I had the first black GL1800 sold in San Antonio, there was a recall about the same time the 2002 were to come out. The source that provided the heads to Hon...
by Terry D
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Electrical gremlins

I have removed alternators and taken them apart and replaced the brushes several times on Goldwings. Mine and friends. It is an easy task, the brushes are cheap. They will wear to a point where they don't make good contact on the armature. Sometimes all it takes is a simple take them out and clean t...
by Terry D
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1650

Re: Wing resists left turns

My son-in-law's Sportster was harder to turn left than right. His fork tubes in the triple tree were not even and I fixed it. That made the bike much easier to turn either way.
by Terry D
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Starter Question
Replies: 41
Views: 3724

Re: GL1800 Starter Question

I realize this is an old thread talking about the clutch. But, I think the oil used makes a huge difference in how the clutch operates in a cold engine. That is why I use a full synthetic oil. The oil flows better in extreme cold and doesn't break down as easily in a very hot engine. Something to th...
by Terry D
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: Clutch Adjustment

For getting air out of the line or self bleeding. I read on another forum where the writer said you can pump pump the clutch lever a couple times and then pull it within 3/4 of an inch from the handle, tie it off and let it sit over night. I guess I need to try this and use a piece of wood 3/4" to p...