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Wingrider1963
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2015 Questions

Post by Wingrider1963 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:36 pm



Evening all, have a couple of questions for the experts. I have a 2015 Gl1800, could someone tell me where the plug & play connections are for CB & trailer hitch? And, is there a way to adjust the handle bars, being tall, I find the handle bars a bit too close. Any help would be great. Cheers Rod



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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by M61A1MECH » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:30 am

Wingrider1963 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:36 pm
Evening all, have a couple of questions for the experts. I have a 2015 Gl1800, could someone tell me where the plug & play connections are for CB & trailer hitch? And, is there a way to adjust the handle bars, being tall, I find the handle bars a bit too close. Any help would be great. Cheers Rod
I am not sure where the CB wiring is, but I believe it is in the trunk under the access panel, the radio controller is there and under that controller is another well that a black box sits in, I believe that is the CB unit. Mine was installed by the PO but recently need to remove everything in that area because the black box in the bottom was loose and bumping around, when I got done all my radio and CB settings had returned to factory defaults.

There is no plug and play connector on the bike for a trailer, you have to buy one of the after market units, see my PM with information.

I also needed to move the handle bars on mt 2013, I installed a set of risers, also see my PM for information on the risers I used.
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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Andy Cote » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:39 am

Welcome to the forum. Is that Blue Haven, New South Wales?

Is your 2015 a U.S. Spec bike or European model?

Steve is accurate on the trailer wiring and handlebars. Your trailer wiring harness should include directions on where to plug in. Usually under the seat. BTW Steve sells these harnesses if you need one.

The CB radio and antenna should come with instructions. For the U.S. model, there is a false floor with a compartment pre-wired for the CB. I know the UK radio differs from the U.S. but the installation may be the same.
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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Wingrider1963 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 am

M61A1MECH wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:30 am
Wingrider1963 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:36 pm
Evening all, have a couple of questions for the experts. I have a 2015 Gl1800, could someone tell me where the plug & play connections are for CB & trailer hitch? And, is there a way to adjust the handle bars, being tall, I find the handle bars a bit too close. Any help would be great. Cheers Rod
I am not sure where the CB wiring is, but I believe it is in the trunk under the access panel, the radio controller is there and under that controller is another well that a black box sits in, I believe that is the CB unit. Mine was installed by the PO but recently need to remove everything in that area because the black box in the bottom was loose and bumping around, when I got done all my radio and CB settings had returned to factory defaults.

There is no plug and play connector on the bike for a trailer, you have to buy one of the after market units, see my PM with information.

I also needed to move the handle bars on mt 2013, I installed a set of risers, also see my PM for information on the risers I used.
Thank you Steve, have sent PM.

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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Wingrider1963 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:56 am

M61A1MECH wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:30 am
Wingrider1963 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:36 pm
Evening all, have a couple of questions for the experts. I have a 2015 Gl1800, could someone tell me where the plug & play connections are for CB & trailer hitch? And, is there a way to adjust the handle bars, being tall, I find the handle bars a bit too close. Any help would be great. Cheers Rod
I am not sure where the CB wiring is, but I believe it is in the trunk under the access panel, the radio controller is there and under that controller is another well that a black box sits in, I believe that is the CB unit. Mine was installed by the PO but recently need to remove everything in that area because the black box in the bottom was loose and bumping around, when I got done all my radio and CB settings had returned to factory defaults.

There is no plug and play connector on the bike for a trailer, you have to buy one of the after market units, see my PM with information.

I also needed to move the handle bars on mt 2013, I installed a set of risers, also see my PM for information on the risers I used.
Hi Steve, thank you for your information. Regarding the handle bar risers, I noticed the ones you mentioned move the up & back, I need to move mine forward, I find them to close to me. Your harness for the trailer hitch sounds good, if I was to purchase one, do you ship to Australia? With the CB, I’ve got a UHF CB I had fitted to my old GL 1500, I had it fitted by a bloke here in Australia, he has since gone out of business. Since my 1800 has the controls for the CB , I’m trying to work our if I can wire the UHF TO THE Cb wiring?

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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Wingrider1963 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:00 am

Andy Cote wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:39 am
Welcome to the forum. Is that Blue Haven, New South Wales?

Is your 2015 a U.S. Spec bike or European model?

Steve is accurate on the trailer wiring and handlebars. Your trailer wiring harness should include directions on where to plug in. Usually under the seat. BTW Steve sells these harnesses if you need one.

The CB radio and antenna should come with instructions. For the U.S. model, there is a false floor with a compartment pre-wired for the CB. I know the UK radio differs from the U.S. but the installation may be the same.
Hi Andy, yes Blue Haven NSW, I’m not sure about the spec of my bike, how can find that out please?

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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by M61A1MECH » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:20 am

Wingrider1963 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 am
Thank you Steve, have sent PM.
I did not receive a PM.

So I did send you another PM.
Steve K
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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Viking » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:37 am

If your handlebars are too close, perhaps the only resolution is to get a seat that sets you back somewhat. This is a costly venture. Perhaps you can find someone down under that rebuilds stock seats to give a person more room.
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Re: 2015 Questions

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:19 am

Had an '08 1800. I'm 6'2" with long arms, and had the seat adjusted for me at Rich's Custom Seats in Kingston, Washington State. With the original seating position, I was getting "pinched" between the shoulder blades and nothing I did changed this. Took the bike in, he moved me back 2" and up 2", problem solved. Noticed that my knees prior to the seat change were about 1" from the front fairing. After the modification I had about 5 inches clearance - ergonomics. Was an expensive solution - well worth it. You can do this modification and still use the original seat cover. No one says you have to be uncomfortable to ride.


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