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by Terry D
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: After using reverse, motorcycle wont start
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

Are you sure you are taking the bike back out of Rev and seeing the neutral light come on. You should also feel the bike when this happens because it is coming out of that rev gear. I always feel a click or clunk when I do it. But there was one time, I shut the bike off before taking it out of Rev. ...
by Terry D
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 204
Views: 15254

Re: GWRRA Members ???

I'm thankful for GWRRA. I've been a member since 1981 and in the AF in Europe for 8 years beginning in 1982, I was able to keep up with the latest developments of the Goldwing before coming back to the good old USA. I've owned the GL 1000, 1100, 1500, and 2 1800s. I have over a guarter of a million ...
by Terry D
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 428
Views: 54487

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

In July 1974, I went on a two week camping trip with my Aunt and Uncle and two cousins 10 and 12. I was 25 and in the AF. We camped at Possum Kingdom Lake in East Texas. We had my Honda Trail 90 and two of theirs plus a trail 70. One day we were on the bikes and stopped for gas and snacks and up dro...
by Terry D
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Tire SafeGuard TPMS
Replies: 62
Views: 17324

Re: Tire SafeGuard TPMS

I have the Tire Guard System with the same valve stem TPMS Senders. I went to Lowe's to see if I could match up the O-Rings from what they have on the shelf in the Faucet/Plumbing area. I found that they Stock DANCO O-Rings. The Danco #40 O-Ring 3/4 OD. 5/8 ID. by 1/16 is a perfect match. You have t...
by Terry D
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 155
Views: 22547

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

I totaled my 2014 Harley in 2017. Before my Cast came off my left leg and on crutches, I bought a 12 year old GL 1800 Oct 2017 and love it. I was not able to ride it until April 2018. But during that time, I could not ride, I hobbled to the garage every day, lowering the bike, adding CB, adding J&Ms...
by Terry D
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 59
Views: 10524

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

In 1964, I was 15 1/2 and my father let me buy a new 1964 Honda CB90. 1 year and a Half later I sold it and bought a 1965 Honda CB 160. Since that time I've never been without a motorcycle. Before I graduated High School in 1967, I also owned a 1957 Harley 74 with shift on the tank and suicide clutc...
by Terry D
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiped out my mirror - Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Wiped out my mirror - Need help

Don't use JB weld on those screws. Those mirrors have to come off to replace the windshield if you ever need to.
by Terry D
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 30
Views: 1923

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

I've been riding Goldwings for 38 years. It wasn't until 1992 and again in 1994 when I attended the Experience Riders Courses that I learned the proper technique on coming to a stop be it at a stop sign, traffic light or anywhere else. 1. Slow down down shifting as you do. 2. Use both foot and hand ...
by Terry D
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiped out my mirror - Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Wiped out my mirror - Need help

That is dried glue. That mirror was stripped and someone glued the threads. You could put a nut on the back side or tap it out for a helicoil. I think those screws are an M6 so go to a parts store and ask for the heili coil kit. Take a screw with you to show them what size you need. I have done a lo...
by Terry D
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Idiot Light
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Alternator Idiot Light

I think I found the easiest and best solution to add a battery warning light. At American Autowire they have an 11 Volt Sensor, Part Number 510287. This sensor is hooked to a switched battery supply and then to a chassis ground. I figure that I can make a connector for this to happen by adding it to...
by Terry D
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Idiot Light
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Alternator Idiot Light

I am wondering if anyone knows how to hook up an idiot light that warns the rider if and when the alternator is going or gone south. I have a 2005 GW with a volt gage. But it's location is not great to notice immediately if the alternator is no longer charging the battery. I was thinking a good loca...
by Terry D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: From a Wing to a Burgman?
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: From a Wing to a Burgman?

When my wing was totaled back in 2005, I did not replace it with another right away. I tried the Honda VTX for a while and then a friend wanted to sell his 2009 Burgman 650 Exec. I bought it and had a lot of fun with it as a commuter bike. I even purchased a cruise control unit from a company that m...
by Terry D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped seat bolt mount holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Stripped seat bolt mount holes

I would install a heli-coil. Because it is not a severe bolt hold. You might try the white tape used for plumbing to give the bolt a little bit bigger grasp on what ever threads are left. The torque value is not that much. That seat ain't flying off with you sitting on it.
by Terry D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 204
Views: 15254

Re: GWRRA Members ???

This topic started back in 2013. I read most the posts that were made and so many of the folks are disgruntled with GWRRA. I personally joined in 1981 and am still a member. I am a LIFETIME MEMBER, now after paying dues for 20 years. Now my membership is free. I really enjoy what GWRRA stands for in...
by Terry D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Garmin 595 with Tpms sensors.
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Garmin 595 with Tpms sensors.

I have the same problem with Tire Guard TPMS on my 2005. Rear wheel is always delayed readings to the unit mounted on my dash. If I unscrew the sender and screw it back on it reads immediately. But, while riding it takes forever to read. I think like a previous post it is because so much in blocking...
by Terry D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.

Yes, I too, always turn on the bike first and it powers on my Freewire. Then I turn on my 20S and it connects first to the phone and then to the Freewire. That is the sequence before I bluetoothed my phone to the TOM TOM GPS. Now, I turn on the bike to power on the Freewire first. I no longer have t...
by Terry D
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A louder muffler
Replies: 38
Views: 10816

Re: A louder muffler

Another thing about changing the exhaust is don't do it without changing the intake. Harley's have Stages in which they increase exhaust output and it also changes the input. To get more noise and open the exhaust, you also have to suck in more air. So that means a free flow air filter to go along w...
by Terry D
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 gold wing radio control panel not working
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: 2003 gold wing radio control panel not working

On my 2005, I had the same problem. I discovered after two days of troubleshooting that the problem was the passenger audio control on the right side beneath the little storage compartment. The push to talk button was pushed in. I discovered that it gets accidently pushed when removing the seat/pass...
by Terry D
Sun May 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Smartphone question
Replies: 14
Views: 473

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: 32
Views: 3776

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: 576

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: 551

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: 32
Views: 3776

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: 1014

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: 579

Re: 2006 model

Yep, I would make sure the tank was full, oil up to snuff, and rider with the time to ride.