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by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Guess
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Guess

newday777 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
The trunk is actually a gl1500.
Oh, you're totally right, now that I look at the shape. I saw the lights on the saddlebags and saw "1800" and immediately assumed the trunk would be as well.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Guess
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Guess

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:51 pm
seems no one wants to have fun and guess but there is a mix of 1100, 1500, and 1800 parts on that machine
Exactly what I was going to guess. The fairing and gas gank is clearly 1100, front wheel cover and fender is 1500, seat/trunk/bags are 1800.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 2907

Re: Watch your mirrors

landisr wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:36 am
I realize this is an extreme situation, but I hope Mother Honda took notice of the cleanly separated main frame members..

Ron in AZ
I noticed that as well, in the exact same place on both sides. Clearly a weak point.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???

It's pretty bike specific. The 1500 drain plug is on the right side of the block, so not a great place to drain on the side stand. You could always start the oil draining into the pan, then get on the bike and sit it upright until it's all drained out. As already mentioned, if you haven't had your l...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 GL1100 rear foot peg help
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: 81 GL1100 rear foot peg help

A thin walled socket, perhaps? That would be my first guess.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 2907

Watch your mirrors

This was posted online by a GL1800 rider, and is a good example of why we should always keep an eye on what's coming up behind us...and to wear quality protective gear! He was relatively uninjured thanks to his gear... Here's what he wrote: Well I was in my first actual motorcycle wreck.So the way i...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount

I experimented with a number of them but ended up making a hybrid of sorts from several of them. The old Ram case that I had was the perfect width but wasn't tall enough, so I scrapped the top half and just used the bottom. I don't really trust holders that just hold onto the sides because I have h...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

On the 1500s, one could splice in a switch to the fuel pump and turn the pump off and run the carbs dry. that would help. If one were to do that, I would use a Double Pole, Double Throw switch so that the fuel pump could be run before trying to start the bike up.... this would require bypassing the...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Goldwing Interstate front wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: 1985 Goldwing Interstate front wheel

ok after a year I just notice that the guy who installed my new tires got the arrow wrong on the front tire, my ? is can I just lower the tire and wheel and just turn it around or does the speedometer fit one side only You can't flip the wheel around, the speedometer only fits on the one side. You ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: battery drain minimum
Replies: 29
Views: 1701

Re: battery drain minimum

CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
Of course, you'd have to reset all your radio presets and your clock every time you switched it on...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

I'm getting ready to replace my front tire. I usually change out the valve core at the same time. I just stopped by an independent bike shop asked for a 90* valve core for my 1800. He walked over to a self and picked one up. I also got a set of pads as well just in case. Make sure they won't interf...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :( My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?: PLUS... it I wer...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: battery drain minimum
Replies: 29
Views: 1701

Re: battery drain minimum

that a "main switch" to kill all power to the bike's systems would be the most effective way to prevent battery drain. Every airplane that I have flown, has a Main Battery ON/OFF switch. and they have that for a reason. More importantly, when you start smelling electrical smoke in the cockpit, you ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

Our local Marathon station has a separate no-ethanol fuel (which is also premium, unfortunately, so expensive!). I use it for my small engines as well as in the motorcycles when they go away for the winter.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 alternator drive gear
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 2009 alternator drive gear

The output of a gas engine is not rotation. It's a series of incredibly powerful pulses, as each cylinder fires off. Coupling this directly into gears and mechanical devices is an excellent way to have those devices fail. Couple it directly into an alternator, and the pulses will break apart the alt...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Torque oil filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Torque oil filter?

And speaking of oil filters, do you guys pre- oil the filter ? Do you fill with oil, let it soak into the filter media and fill again. I have done this over the years. So that the first start up there is no oil starvation. I don't bother. You could always just crank the engine without starting it. ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Blinking Reverse Light
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Blinking Reverse Light

The problem with questions like this on the forum about complex systems like reverse and cruise control is just that - they are complex, with many different potential points of failure. The service manual for the 2006 has over ten pages of troubleshooting diagnostic steps just to figure out which pa...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working
Replies: 18
Views: 6027

Re: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working

I added a SPDT relay to the circuit, so that when the brakes were not applied, the cruise control saw ground, and when the brakes were applied, the cruise control saw +12V: Would you mind providing the relay part # (or it's specs), along with which wires you connected to which poles on the relay? T...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Torque oil filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Torque oil filter?

For 30+ years I've torqued oil filters using the highly-accurate "armstrong" method: as tight as feels right by hand. No mechanical torquing or tools - hand tightening only.

And yes, make SURE the old gasket/seal doesn't stick to the block!
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Towing
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Towing

I'm not a fan of using the handle bars or crashbars as a tie down point. These bikes weigh too much to rely on the handlebar or bolts of the bars to hold the weight. Tie your bikes off around the frame and the lower triple tree using soft ties. You might get away with it a time or you might find yo...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover - O ring
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Water pump cover - O ring

Don't do it dry. It's critical that the O-ring not roll when the pump is inserted into its cavity, or it will leak. Silicone can work. Don't use petroleum jelly or oil, as they can attack the O-ring. The best thing to use is actually KY-jelly or other glycerin/water-based "personal lubricant." It's ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: GL1100 Parts

Actually, most of the suppliers of chrome and other accessories for the GL1100 (most notably Markland) no longer even exist!
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Weight on a GL1100A.
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Weight on a GL1100A.

How much does an 1982 GL1100A weigh? I find to many different answers. I will take it to a certified scale when I am done with it. Reason is I am going to buy a Motorcycle Table Lift but they come in different capacity ratings. Do not want to spend more money than what I need. Thank you Kevin C Dry...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1983 GL1100 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: 1983 GL1100 for sale

stevenstrack wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Is this site dead? Any interest at all? Make me a reasonable offer.
Site is definitely not dead...but it's a pretty tough time of year to try to sell a motorcycle!
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GoldwingDocs Newsletter comment
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: GoldwingDocs Newsletter comment

I just read the Jan. 2020 news article about the screw stuck in the valve. Stuff falling into bike engines happens from time to time when amateurs, and even professionals are working on bikes, so I thought I'd share with y'all what I do. I work on a lot of bikes besides Goldwings, so I have a colle...