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by Terry D
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Ground Plane
Replies: 6
Views: 246

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: 246

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.
by Terry D
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Ground Plane
Replies: 6
Views: 246

CB Ground Plane

Does anyone think that putting a steel strap in the trunk between the two antenna ground brackets would help increase the ground plane for the CB?
by Terry D
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Digital Music player to connect to CD controls gl1800
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Digital Music player to connect to CD controls gl1800

I have the J&M JMDMGL18-e, also. It worked great. Follow the instructions. Load the music on a flash drive. You only need a 4GB flash drive to load what the instructions recommend. I did experience drop out once in a while. Sent the player back to J&M and they tested it and found nothing wrong with ...
by Terry D
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 CB antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: GL1800 CB antenna

To answer your original question. You will know if it is OEM by comparing the mount with the other antenna on the opposite side.
by Terry D
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

I made a mistake, I have an MP3 player plugged into the Aux stereo plug in left pocket with more songs I can count. My JMDM18 has a flash drive of 5 folders each with average of 95 songs. However one complete song listed actually turned out to be an entire CD I had loaded in the root folder. Don't a...
by Terry D
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 24
Views: 2293

Re: Wing resists left turns

I have been riding motorcycles since1964. My Son-in-law recently had this problem and asked me to ride his bike. I told him the forks were not even in the triple tree. The left side was a quarter inch higher than the right side. We repositioned them. Torqued the bolts and problem disappeared.
by Terry D
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?
Replies: 50
Views: 3818

Re: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?

Cool. I don't think you were honest with everything you wrote. You have basically state several times you were "willing to forgive and forget". But, you are really not able. You brought your problem for all of us to read, you don't like many of our answers, continueing to defend yourself and then bl...
by Terry D
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Members ???
Replies: 206
Views: 17004

Re: GWRRA Members ???

I have been a member since 1981 my number is 008268. I only know of a couple with a lower number. I paid my dues even for the 8 years of that time I was stationed in Germany. There is a lot of benefits to be obtained if you stay a member. The biggest is cheap towing insurance, and free membership af...
by Terry D
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Hmmm, I like that. I think I have 1800 songs in my flash drive but a few are duplicates. I ordered years ago the Country Love Songs Complete Set advertised on Tv. Listening to those songs brings back many memories because my father loved to listen and sing along. Now, I'm 71 so you can imagine, I kn...
by Terry D
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

I have the JMDM, Digital Music Player, also. I loved how it worked. Build a Flash drive from the computer with 300 songs in the root folder of the flash drive and then make 4 more Folders labeled CD2, CD3, CD4, and CD5 and put 300 songs in each folder and then plug the flash drive into the JMDM and ...
by Terry D
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue

It is also my opinion that the material in the making of the brake pistons and housing is wrong and the tolerance is too close causing friction as they move and friction is heat which also is provided by pads on rotors during a stop. And, maybe these drivers are without knowing riding the brakes.
by Terry D
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue

If the rear brake locked up, then stick a screw driver in between the pads and rotor and move the pistons back. That will allow the bike to roll enough to get to a Dealer.
by Terry D
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue

I think Honda is making false statements. I've had cars and bikes with 100k miles without changing brake fluid. My 1500 went 112k without a change my silverado went 10 yrs and 57k before I changed all fluids no matter what it was. My 01 1800 had 47k and 5 yrs before It was run over. If you have a se...
by Terry D
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue

Gen 1 GL1800: Does anyone know if the Left Front and Right Front brake pads are identical? I purchased the OEM Pads from Wing Stuff and ordered the OEM Stock Numbers. But it seems by looking that part numbers 06456-MCA-016 (Right Front) and 06455-MCA-016 (Left Front) are exactly the same. I do not w...
by Terry D
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reserve Fuel?
Replies: 23
Views: 5088

Re: Reserve Fuel?

My 92 1500 averaged 39 - 42 mpg. And, that was pulling a small Shoreline trailer keeping speeds under 70. My 01 and now 05 1800 constantly get 40 - 41 mpg without trailer. Twice I have put 250 miles on a tank. In the 1970s My 71 Camero and CB 750 got their best mileage using Shell. Usually 2 - 3 mpg...
by Terry D
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reserve Fuel?
Replies: 23
Views: 5088

Re: Reserve Fuel?

That has been my signature for years: "You are not lost until you run out of gas!"
by Terry D
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reserve Fuel?
Replies: 23
Views: 5088

Re: Reserve Fuel?

I have been riding motorcycles since 1964 and have owned 27 different bikes which 4 were Goldwings. Every bike I've tested how far I can go until It is completely empty and dies along the side of the road. But, when I'm doing that test, I have a gallon of fresh fuel with me and am able to restart an...
by Terry D
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 05 radio
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: 05 radio

It may be just the antenna cable. look to see if the cable is plugged into the radio. I had a friend that had a bad cable on a 1999 GL1500 that was bad from the factory. We discovered it when we ohmed it out.
by Terry D
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

If you use an adjustable wrench as shown in the video that sliding side will stay tight and there will be little need to keep your thumb on the adj wheel. Furthermore you will not round off the bolt head making that bolt hard to remove or tighten. One last piece of advice, tools wear out. Cheap wren...
by Terry D
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: motorcycle windshield wiper
Replies: 165
Views: 13208

Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Back in the 1990s there was somebody selling those as a kit. I thought it was cool then. But, If I get caught in the rain, I look over the windshield, sit a bit higher so the wind blows the rain off my face shield.
by Terry D
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.

When the power plug is used on the Freewire and the bike is turned off the power plug is not charging the Freewire and the Freewire is off. On the Freewire box it even says when the power kit that comes with the unit is used the power of the Freewire is controlled by the ignition switch off or on.
by Terry D
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 160
Views: 24501

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

I will be 71 next month and have never been without a motorcycle since I was 15 1/2. Except for the one year I spent in the Philippines with the AF. Even in Germany I had a 1982 BMW R80RT. That was a better bike than my 87 GL 1000. I plan to keep riding until I am 80. The biggest thing for me is mak...
by Terry D
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Teardrop trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 13447

Re: Teardrop trailer?

I have a friend that pulled a bunk house trailer behind his 1998 GL 1500 SE. He was coming to San Antonio from Houston on I-10. He gets to Loop 1604 that goes around San Antonio, He gets about a half mile on 1604 when the cross wind caught the trailer and forced it and the bike off the road and down...
by Terry D
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Sena free wire and s20evo frustration.

If anyone wants to make one, there is a good video by Cruiserman. Go to Lowes or Walmart or anywhere they make keys. Ask for a 27R (AXXESS 27R) and have the key(s) made. If you want a stock GL radio knob it is part number 35601-MCA-A81 (fits 2001-2005 for sure). I used a black knob that is closely t...