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by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl1800 transmission noise
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: gl1800 transmission noise

Greg, I have the "dog clatter" just like your video on my 1500. Is this just a normal thing or should I have a repair? The cause of this in the 1500 is pretty much the same as in the 1800, and the "repair" is generally the same as well: engine replacement. You might want to read this thread: Rattli...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Windshield material

Considering a new screen. What is original screen made from ? I have option of Lexan or Perspex as a replacement. What are pros and cons of each ? BTW. I want to add cut to add a vent. (Did this on original screen just fine) The original is acrylic (Perspex is a brand name of an acrylic manufacture...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

The right hand rear suspension unit gaiter on my 95 GL1500 has split. The Honda dealer tells me I have to buy a new suspension unit as the gaiter doesn't come separate. Anyone had the same problem if so how did you solve it? When it comes to spares Honda are a pain in the a***! Sid It depends. OEM ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Wind Protection
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Wind Protection

A new Goldwing was following me on the freeway this morning. By the looks of the movement of his jacket, it appeared to me that the windshield was not giving him much in the way of wind protection. Does anyone have any experience that would contradict my observations? Since I ride in cold weather t...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bushtec A arm bushings
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Bushtec A arm bushings

Thanks, grease fittings came to mind also, but the tube used for the A arm is pretty thin walled, I am not sure there enough wall thickness there to get a proper set of treads to hold the fitting, and then because it is just a 2 foot long hollow tube there is no way to be sure the grease going wher...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: San Antonio trip
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: San Antonio trip

Cyclemax keeps these in stock, so you can get them fast, instead of waiting for a dealer to find stock:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... 037/379331


by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

The right hand rear suspension unit gaiter on my 95 GL1500 has split. The Honda dealer tells me I have to buy a new suspension unit as the gaiter doesn't come separate. Anyone had the same problem if so how did you solve it? When it comes to spares Honda are a pain in the a***! Sid It depends. OEM ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500

If you are replacing the thermistor, make sure it is an NTC (negative temperature coefficient) and not a PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistor. Otherwise you will end up with a fuel low light that stays on until your fuel gets low, at which point it will turn off!
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: engine hydrolock
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: engine hydrolock

Luckily you never needed to Reverse either, or your buds helped there too. Wouldn't center standing allow better chance for both banks to have a cylinder lockup or is it still just the weakest float, needle and seat that chooses which side? isn't there a tiny vent in the cap that prevents excess pr...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rattling noise in engine 1500cc
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Rattling noise in engine 1500cc

Took the bike for a short ride and warmed up the engine. With bike parked in driveway pointed up hill no noise, With bike parked in driveway pointed down hill there was constant rattling. Conclusion shifter forks are worn needs engine replacement? That's generally the case. Often caused by resting ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Don't feel stupid. At least you know your bike well enough to recognize a sound that is abnormal, and go investigate it. Fortunately it was benign, a simple fix!
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: EC LED Headlight Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: EC LED Headlight Competition

Checked out the cost of ordering a set of the EC LED headlights, currently on backorder @ Amazon. I did enjoy the review video and the instructions as to how to install them. Also enjoyed article in the Sept. newsletter about the JIS screwdriver. Already placed an order for one, but not before roun...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Crime
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Camping Crime

The only crime I have experienced was with the four legged type. Coyotes broke into my ice chest by chewing the hinges off even though the lid had no latch to lock it. Raccoons and (black) bears are the only nuisances I've encountered. My sister in law had a hungry cougar come investigate her camp ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Minor rant, motorcycle helmet choices
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Minor rant, motorcycle helmet choices

I had a huge problem finding helmets that fit my weird-shaped head. Dealers always had a limited selection from which you could try on. What ended up working for me was going to a motorcycle show, where every helmet vendor had racks and racks of all of their helmet models in all sizes. I was able to...
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: NEW TIRES
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: NEW TIRES

I have a 2013 F6B with less than 4,000 miles. How can I tell if my tires are still safe? I am worried that even though the mileage is low, the tires may be too old. Is this a valid worry? Have a look at this article: How to tell the age of your tires Anything beyond 5 years or so, I'd start thinkin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 43
Views: 2741

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

BTW. While sliding that chrome garnish on the GL1500 SE is tricky compared to the stock GL1500, I sure beats the daylights out of getting to the bulbs on the GL1800. Sure which I could pull the assembly and do the bulbs on the workbench. Definitely. I've shredded my hands putting these LEDs into a ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 43
Views: 2741

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I think replacing the socal diodes before they burn out is a waste of money. If they never burn out, then so be it. It's getting crazy. You can be sure someone has something better right behind these EC diodes. How about a MT that last 30K miles? Now that would be something! The main reason for rep...
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Add-On Sentinel rear running/brake/turn signal lights.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Add-On Sentinel rear running/brake/turn signal lights.

I used to have all kinds of problems with double-sided adhesive tape until I came across 3M VHB (Very High Bond) tape . It's a closed-cell foam double-sided tape with incredibly strong adhesive. Once I stick something on my bike with it, it is not moving - yet it can be removed with no residue if yo...
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air Filter in 2002 1800 dirty?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Air Filter in 2002 1800 dirty?

Yup, someone else was just talking about this, and had the same idea - you can see some of his borescope pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=43351
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Car show
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Car show

I went to a local classic car show nearby this morning and saw a car I haven't seen before: a 1971 Honda 600: 2018-09-01 12.04.46.jpg Looking at the engine (V-twin, air-cooled, 36 hp), I saw something very familiar: 2018-09-01 12.05.06.jpg That carburetor looks awfully similar to a GL1000 carburetor...
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Crime
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Camping Crime

I too have never had a problem at a campground. That said, I have the benefit of have the lockable storage portion of my trailer, where I can put expensive/valuable bits. And like several others have mentioned, I do have my gun - for defense against four-legged critters (or two-legged, if necessary!).
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Monthly Newsletter

Thanks, Mike! The newsletter goes out to about 70,000 people - I have no idea how many of them actually read it, but from the traffic it generates, it must be a fair portion of them. I've had quite a few people tell me that they love finding out about new things on the site from the newsletter, so i...
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

I have an 87 Gl1200A. I too would like to have some light. Will the new LEDs give that much better of a pattern. The reflectors are designed to produce a specific beam pattern when used with halogen bulbs that have their filaments in an exact position. For a long time, the LEDs produced light, but ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 43
Views: 2741

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

I have the EC led's on my 06 GL 1800. Love them. Two notes of caution. One I had one driver box fall down and block the triple tree from turning. The tape that comes with kit, tore in two. Cleaned it up and use Gorilla double side tape and wire tied it up. Two I have the modulator on the high beams...