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by Techdude2000
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Indicator dash lights not flashing
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Indicator dash lights not flashing

Just remembered that the high beam indicator light does not illuminate even though headlamp operate. Ok, try something and let me know the outcome. Start the bike, turn on the high beams, then turn off the key, does the engine stop running or does it continue to run? If it continues to run, flip of...
by Techdude2000
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Motor Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Starter Motor Replacement

Having worked in a DC permanent magnet motor manufacturing factory in a customer service position for 30+ years, I fully agree with JackJohn and Keith64. Remove, disassemble and look for bad or worn parts that can be replaced for little cost. Buying a new starter should be the absolute last resort....
by Techdude2000
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Indicator dash lights not flashing
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Indicator dash lights not flashing

On my 2010 goldwing GL, all indicators flash as they should except the dash inducator lights do not operate while external lights operate. Would appreciate advice please If the lights in the mirrors are good, then it has to be either a bad connection in the gauge cluster’s ground circuits at C4 und...
by Techdude2000
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Motor Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Starter Motor Replacement

My 2006's starter motor has seized. A new Honda motor is ridiculously priced here in Canada, and according to my dealership service dept, are on back order until the end of October/early November! I don't want to pay that much or wait that long! My question is: would I be better off with a used GW ...
by Techdude2000
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

Easy test for the starter button switch is to turn on the key and the radio, push the button, if the radio mutes, the switch is OK. The same voltage that triggers the relay from this switch also triggers the mute function in the audio unit for quiet backing up in reverse.
by Techdude2000
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: starting issue

go1dwing wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Update; Your great advice has my GW up and running again. I did not find a faulty wire so I ran a new wire from the front connector to the relay coil wire(Y & R)and it starts using the factory switch. Thanks for your help.
Excellent! Glad I could help.
by Techdude2000
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

About the most common cause of a no start with these bikes is a weak or dead battery. The battery must be able to maintain about 11 volts while starting in order to power both the starter and the ECM which controls the firing. With only clicking, your battery may be too weak to even turn the bike o...
by Techdude2000
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: starting issue

Thanks. That gives me a stating point. Yes, with the key on the radio does mute. That is very good info I would have never known. Thanks again. I am sorry I am not skilled enough to give advice to anyone but I appreciate people like yourself that can offer help to people like me. Let me ask you-is ...
by Techdude2000
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Issue, or something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Fuel Issue, or something else?

Remove or loosen the gas cap and see what it does. If it runs good, you may have an issue with the evap canister and the vent line from the tank to it. There’s only one vent line on the wing and it’s on the top end of the evap canister up front, close to the oil filter. The gas tank vent hose runs t...
by Techdude2000
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: starting issue

If you turn on the key and the radio, does the radio mute when you push the starter button? If not, then there’s an issue with the starter button circuit or the switch itself. If it does mute, then there’s a wiring problem between the starter button switch and the small red connector of the “A” star...
by Techdude2000
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

Welcome to the board. Check your kill switch? Do you get the FI light on for a couple of seconds when you turn on the key?
by Techdude2000
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 ECT fault
Replies: 37
Views: 1569

Re: 2003 1800 ECT fault

Techdude - I think in all the research I've done I managed to get confussed a bit. Somehow I guess I thought the knock sensor and the 02 sensor was the same thing. Please confirm the correct part number the '01 ECM. I want to get that ordered right away. Also... nice to see you and Greg on this for...
by Techdude2000
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 ECT fault
Replies: 37
Views: 1569

Re: 2003 1800 ECT fault

Sooner Jack wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:12 am
Techdude... I currently have a code 26.
Yep, that’s a knock sensor code and with it running badly, it’s most likely the ECM. Bad knock sensors and even bad knock sensor wires won’t make it run bad.
by Techdude2000
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 ECT fault
Replies: 37
Views: 1569

Re: 2003 1800 ECT fault

This ECM swap is usually associated with a knock sensor code, not an O2 sensor code. There was a service bulletin years ago for the O2 sensors and their wiring harness. What code is yours throwing now?
by Techdude2000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 06 goldwing gps issues
Replies: 36
Views: 2529

Re: 06 goldwing gps issues

huggiebear wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Not a problem bought a heat gun and done it.
Thanks for your help
Glad you got yours fixed. I just did the heads up because I’ve been getting inquires as to do it and I can’t do it anymore.
by Techdude2000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 06 goldwing gps issues
Replies: 36
Views: 2529

Re: 06 goldwing gps issues

Just a heads up, my employer stopped allowing me to use the company equipment for my own projects, so I can’t replace any more of these connectors. Sorry for not being able to help out like before.
by Techdude2000
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Just got a "new to me" 2006 ~ Question.

Agree with all of the above, one point to mention. When you fill the tank avoid filling the gas above the bottom of the metal sleeve in the opening. Filling above the skirt can allow liquid fuel to be sucked into the vent system and cause the evap canister to flood with gas and leak out on the insid...
by Techdude2000
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: loss of power, knocking engine noise
Replies: 36
Views: 1368

Re: loss of power, knocking engine noise

Not Asphaltmaniac, but the 1800s have some years that had bad welds at the main junction of the frame in front of the rear tire and had to be rewelded under a couple of service bulletins. There’s also been the same years with the upper tubes cracking near the passenger floorboards. The weld issues d...
by Techdude2000
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: trailer lghts not working

Actually was thinking about a TSB GM had a few years back; quoting here.... General Motors has become aware of a fuse recall by Harbor Freight Tools/Storehouse for a variety of aftermarket fuses. In two cases, these fuses have not provided protection for the wiring system of the vehicles they were ...
by Techdude2000
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Decoding The VIN. What do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Decoding The VIN. What do I have?

The dealer I got the GL1800 from was no help, they're more of a Harley dealer, used bikes, than anything. So...what model do I have? White 2008. VIN 1HFSC47F78AXXXXXX You have a basic 2008, no comfort, no Nav, no ABS, no airbag. The “F” after the 47 is the key for option levels. If it had a differe...
by Techdude2000
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 Front passagner turn signal not working
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: 2003 GL1800 Front passagner turn signal not working

I have changed the bulb I have changed the whole switch out for the handlebars. I have also changed the socket out. :x I am at a loss now. the driver side of the bike works fine. the passenger side is very intermittent if at all. the rear passenger turn works but flashes quick. all accessory turn s...
by Techdude2000
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 ECT fault
Replies: 37
Views: 1569

Re: 2003 1800 ECT fault

Was just looking at another post and noticed that Greg listed the original ECM as 38770 MCA 670, mine is a 38770 MCA 305, apparently it's been changed at least once already according to that. Yes, the 305 version was part of the overheat recall. It could have been the one they put in it at the fact...
by Techdude2000
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 ECT fault
Replies: 37
Views: 1569

Re: 2003 1800 ECT fault

My problem came back. Rode to work the other day and F1 came on again, minor drivability issues, got to work and put down kickstand and got multiple codes this time. Rode home from work and had F1 light come on again, got home and it spit out 4 or 5 repeats of same code. Did some more reading and r...
by Techdude2000
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Surge and idle problem of 1800 GL
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: Surge and idle problem of 1800 GL

Today, my new ECM arrived and I installed it. Using the instructions of TechDude, I got it to work as it should. It went exactly how he described it will. My thanks go out especially to TechDude, and everybody else who chimed in! I saved a s***load of money by not having to take it to the shop. Wha...
by Techdude2000
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: loss of power, knocking engine noise
Replies: 36
Views: 1368

Re: loss of power, knocking engine noise

Actually, the frame weld issues stopped with the late 04 frame built in May of 04 and after. The 05s and up have had no frame issues, but there are advantages to snagging an 06 and up bike just for the increased cooling system capacity, improved audio system, and the redesigned ADG. Good luck in you...