Search found 145 matches

by Terry D
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How do you brake your Wing?
Replies: 51
Views: 5841

Re: How do you brake your Wing?

Ragincajun: Your old ways were wrong all along. Especially when coming to a complete stop. You should keep your foot on the rear brake until you complete the rolling stop. Then you put that foot down to help hold the bike up. Too many guys you see use only the front brake with both feet dangling off...
by Terry D
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth

Yes, as I stated above, If you have the Sena Freewire and Sena helmet setup, all audio including CB is functional. You don't need to think about splitters with this setup.
by Terry D
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts

I agree with it being a nice thing to scroll to hear the songs you want to hear on a particular day, etc. That is why keeping the J&M unit as a good thing and I am not getting rid of it. I organized my folders, pretty much to make it easy to do just that. Each folder's music is different from each o...
by Terry D
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Bluetooth & mp3 - check my thoughts

I have the J&M unit also. I have the 4 folders and basic folder with 95 songs in each. That is 475 songs. I play mine through the CD player and everything is just fine. But, I wish now, I had not wasted my money on that unit. Problem one was when the flash drive used went bad. Now, they are cheaper ...
by Terry D
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos

I put 5 1/4" in as Fred's Video suggests. Took the bike for a ride and it seems to ride a little more solid up front. I'm happy except, I'm only 5' 6 1/2" and now I seem to be more on my toes coming to a stop than before. Interesting reading about fork oil, though. Progressive gives you a chart and ...
by Terry D
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Broken tabs on rear front fender on a 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Broken tabs on rear front fender on a 2013

Not using the proper shoulder bolts will also cause a problem. Regular not shoulder bolts or too short a shoulder will allow you to pinch the plastic and crack it. I recently had my front half of the front fender off and carefully noted the shoulder bolts on each side. The top and bottom bolts were ...
by Terry D
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work

This is a great article. Now, we all have to pass the test to get our degree. When I attended the Honda Motorcycle Maintenance School, there was also a lesson on batteries and the one thing I came away with is that batteries may seem to be weak in very cold weather and better perform in warmer weath...
by Terry D
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pro Honda spray cleaner and polish
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: Pro Honda spray cleaner and polish

I have seen many a new car dealers using honda spray cleaner/polish to keep their showroom cars shiny and bright.
by Terry D
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos

Yes Andy. But that does not confirm or deny what I stated. I read the manual, too. But you don't have to add oil with forks off the bike. Many do not.
by Terry D
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Fred Harmon's DVD Maintenance Videos

I have Fred's DVD set for Maintenance on the GL1800 Goldwings. I really like these videos because with the Shop Manual and his Videos, although not perfect really help in understanding what needs to be done with certain projects to maintain or fix the Wing. There is one thing I noticed and am not su...
by Terry D
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cams install
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Cams install

Email him pictures and instructions out of the Service Manual. Maybe my 2005 is the same, I don't know. But I'm sure the marks on the front of the cam must line up with marks on the engine and marks on the timing cover.
by Terry D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Speedometer/Odometer reading
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: GL1800 Speedometer/Odometer reading

Take the old cluster apart and check the odometer. It is not digital so I'm sure there is a pin you pull and can move all numbered wheels by hand. It won't hurt to try.
by Terry D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ram air modification
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Ram air modification

My 2005 has two air tubes (OEM) from the air box pointing towards the front. I would think air rushing up over the front fender at speed is enough to force more air into the airbox.
When you take the top shelter off to change the air filter you will see the same thing.
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: Suspension harshness

newday777 I lied. This is my last post. I spent a great deal of time today, reading different articles about the anti-dive valve. You are right, I hate to admit now agree with you. What Fred Harmon and Max have tested and figured out is when you put a shim in the ADV it takes the preload off the plu...
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front springs
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: front springs

I have the socket and use a Speed Wrench. Speed Wrenches can be bought almost at any Parts Store or Harbor Freight or NH Northern or even Amazon for $19 Part # W38128 3/8-inch drive. They allow you to stand straight over the fork with the speed handle against your chest and allows you to be perpendi...
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: fairing molding repair
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: fairing molding repair

Trying pricing new parts from Ronnies Mail Order Parts. I recently got a new left side mirror assembly, color matched for my 2005 GW.

https://www.ronniesmailorder.com/
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel odor
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: Fuel odor

I am wondering if the Mechanic was really using an impact tool or was it a simple 3/8 drive air ratchet. I use one all the time. I also have a 1/4 inch drive air ratchet that I love to use most of the time. Both my air ratchets can be adjusted to work slow or fast. I've never over tightened because ...
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: Suspension harshness

You said a bad ADV would freeze the forks from operating. I only made a suggestion not saying how forks and fluid operate. I don't agree with a shim helping harshness and you can not convince me otherwise. I hope others will read the link I provided. Maybe you have a Mechanical Degree, I don't know....
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: Suspension harshness

A good explanation for the purpose of the Anti-dive valve is at the link below. It doesn't state anything about harshness of the ride. But, states that under hard braking it eliminates almost 80% of the front end from diving. On my first GL1800, the bike would dive forward pretty easily until I put ...
by Terry D
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: Suspension harshness

From you statement, What I am interpreting is if I disconnect the brake line going to the AD plug both inlet and the line that would isolate the AD. If the AD no longer works then my forks would be frozen in position because the AD is no longer functioning. And, the fork springs will not allow the f...
by Terry D
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension harshness
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: Suspension harshness

Reply for Deerskinlake: A shim in the anti-dive will not help in getting rid of ride harshness. It is designed to slow the dive of the front end when applying the brakes. That is why the it operates with brake fluid coming from the application of the rear brake. It also is part of the bleed process ...
by Terry D
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Suggestions for intercom/phone/CB headset?
Replies: 46
Views: 1839

Re: Suggestions for intercom/phone/CB headset?

I see you are wanting this on a 1500. The Freewire and Sena 20S is what I use. I can listen to all Audio to include intercom, CB, AM and FM and CD MP3, The Sena Connects to my phone and it also connects to my Freewire which is plugged into the Drivers helmet 5 pin plug on the bike. With this set up ...
by Terry D
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Valves and Pistons
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Valves and Pistons

You have not posted in a while. What is the final verdict?
by Terry D
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lower cowl LED running lights?
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Lower cowl LED running lights?

I installed the H3 W14 Cool White from Super Bright LEDs, Inc for $25 for the pair. I purchased this pair because they compliment the H7 LEDs from Electrical Connection. They have a bluish bright look. My High Beams were not changed and they have a yellowish look.
by Terry D
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrightleds.com don't fit
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Superbrightleds.com don't fit

If I remember correctly, my 05 takes the H3 W14 Cool White from Super Bright LEDs, Inc for the Fog Lights. and H7 from Electrical Connection for the Low and High Beams. I love em.