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by Ghostman
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back rest opinions
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Back rest opinions

Ive got a Utopia and Im very happy with it. Originally I had a Khromeworks and later a Kuryakyn but the missus didnt like the support bars for the backrests. Ocassionally she would get bruises on her legs from the backrest supports. The only downside I found to the Utopia is if you have a custom sad...
by Ghostman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Left front fork seal
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Left front fork seal

Ive got an 07 with a 3.5 degree rake. First time I rebuilt them was at 27,000. Bottom bushing on the left fork leg was slightly worn all other bushings and seals were in good shape and within spec. Second time I rebuilt them was at 60,000 miles and left fork legs lower bushing was slightly more worn...
by Ghostman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Left front fork seal
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Left front fork seal

If youre rebuilding your forks every 20,000 miles with a stock suspension youre wasting your money. The fork seal is underneath the neoprene dust guard on the fork. You can go 40,000 or more before servicing easily. The possible issue here is if its a trike what kind of raked front end do you have. ...
by Ghostman
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Left front fork seal honda goldwing 1800 trike
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Left front fork seal honda goldwing 1800 trike

https://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/articles/view/60/seal_mate_fork_seal_cleaner/ I wouldnt ride it too much depending on the leak as you get fork oil all over your brakes and that wouldnt be a good thing. I would try something like this Motion Pro or if you have an old photo negative, try cleaning...
by Ghostman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone changes to LED Bulbs on Factory Lights?
Replies: 25
Views: 2612

Re: Has anyone changes to LED Bulbs on Factory Lights?

One of the things youll also have to do if youre doing turn signals also is that youre going to have to get a electronic flasher. LEDs dont pull as much of a load as regular bulbs. So when you put an LED in it flashes a lot faster than a stock bulb. On mine I just replaced the brake light/running l...
by Ghostman
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: service rear differential
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: service rear differential

Also by any chance do you have Kury grips on your bike? Between the Kury grips and aftermarket levers youll find sometimes clutch engagement issues with 1800s as they get older.
by Ghostman
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 GL1800 Extra Fuse Block
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: 2012 GL1800 Extra Fuse Block

When I put lighting on my bike several years ago I wound up putting the fuse block on the side of the battery with industrial velcro. Never had an issue with it.The fuse block is relayed on one side and the other is live all the time. For my lighting rather than cut into wires or a harness I bought ...
by Ghostman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....
Replies: 49
Views: 4567

Re: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....

One of the things a lot of us dont realize also is that not all microfiber towels are the same. Some towels will scratch the finish slightly when you rub the wax off or polish with them. They also have a tendency when washed and dried to pick up and grab grit from either the washer or dryer. Theres ...
by Ghostman
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2018 Yamaha Venture Star/Hopefully the goldwing will innovate like the star
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: 2018 Yamaha Venture Star/Hopefully the goldwing will innovate like the star

New electronics ,great idea. Air cooled and belt drive-sorry thanks but no thanks.
by Ghostman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing belts??
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Replacing belts??

Kaleco is the best. You can get your replacement muffler bearings from them when yours wears out.
by Ghostman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 Goldwing rear brake not working
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: 2010 Goldwing rear brake not working

http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/11-honda-goldwing-forum-general-discussion/6373-bleeding-brakes.htm Did you follow the sequence for bleeding the brake line as you just cant bleed the caliper and be done. On the 1800 theres a sequence and you can have issues with the front that affect the rear c...
by Ghostman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seat for bad back
Replies: 29
Views: 1200

Re: Seat for bad back

With your bad back no matter what seat you get you will probably have issues without a backrest. I have a bunch of messed up discs and without my Utopia for support riding can be very tiring and miserable. For seats I would look at a Russel day long or a wingsoft custom seat. I have a Wingsoft large...
by Ghostman
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: ROTELLA
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: ROTTELA

You can also use the T5 10w30. It doesnt have any friction modifiers and wont screw up your clutch. Been running it for quite a few years and know a few other guys running it also.
by Ghostman
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Small vibartion
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Small vibartion

Depending on things it could be something as simple as a cupped front or a worn tread and when turning the sides are giving you the vibration. Some years ago I was on a road trip and ran into a gentleman with an 1800 who was getting vibration on the front and it turned out he had a problem with his ...
by Ghostman
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2007 Center control panel volume knob light
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: 2007 Center control panel volume knob light

http://wingconnect.com/Radio_Removal.html
Heres a link to Larrys site on radio removal. Having done this a few years ago on my 07 I would recommend replacing all of the bulbs when you do it as youll be chasing burned out bulbs later if you just replace the ones that are out.
by Ghostman
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Steve Saunders site is no more.. at least for me
Replies: 30
Views: 2059

The Truth about Verticalscope forums

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by Ghostman
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Steve Saunders site is no more.. at least for me
Replies: 30
Views: 2059

Re: Steve Saunders site is no more.. at least for me

Rumor has it that theres been a data breach or as they say these days a hack on all of Verticalscopes forums. And to reset your password you either accept the one they give you or you have to make one up per their rules. I belong to 2 of their forums and this might be the stick that breaks the camel...
by Ghostman
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: power commander v
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: power commander v

If you want more zip contact Don Guhl at Guhl motors. Depending on the year of your wing he can reflash your ecm for more performance. He has different stages depending on how far you want to go. Theyre not listed on his website as you have to call him. Certain early 1800 wings cannot be reflashed. ...
by Ghostman
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1800 trike riders and the recall
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: gl 1800 trike riders and the recall

I have a 2008 with a 2015 Roadsmith conversion. Honda says regional representatives say they will NOT pay for the recall brake repairs now. You can buy the kit and have another mechanic do it, or pay the shop and have it done. I took my 07 Lehman conversion to the local dealer to have mine done. It...
by Ghostman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Removing Rust
Replies: 19
Views: 2524

Re: Removing Rust

On my 1200 after I purchased her I discovered she was a garage queen with a lot of surface rust inside and out. I still have a lot of the old fashioned chrome cleaners like Dad used to use. In fact theres one still made that works like Dads. It cleaned up the chrome on that 1200 and almost made it l...
by Ghostman
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Seats

http://www.bikesolutionsllc.com/wingsoft-small.html
You also might want to check out Wingsoft. Ive had their large seat for quite a number of years and it works fine for me. But they make a small version for the shorter wing riders. Heres the link for you to check out.