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Quick Hits November

Red and Silver Honda GL1800

This is where you’ll find articles, product reviews and other miscellaneous goodies that aren’t long enough to stand alone, but do deserve a place in the book. If you have future submissions to this section, please send them to editor@gwrra.org with the subject line “Quick Hits.” Product Listings iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple… Quick Hits November”>Read more »

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Workbench November 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers GL1800 Recall Stu, I just saw an article in our paper that Honda is recalling 126,000 GL1800s from 2001-10 and 2012 for a problem with the secondary brake master cylinder. The article says that the rear brake can drag, causing a crash or a fire. I ride a 2007 Wing that… Workbench November 2014″>Read more »

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40 Years

Gold Wings 40th

Whatever Honda has up its sleeve, it’s holding it close to its chest for now.

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Workbench October 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Voltage Concerns Stu, Well, I went out to get a fuse for the .300 A scale on my good VOM while leaving another in series and when I came back about an hour later, the drain was maintaining at a consistent level. I switched meters without losing the connection and it… Workbench October 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench September 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Battery Drainage Stu, My wife and I have a 1988 GL1500 that we’ve for just a year. It has been sitting about two to three weeks because of the weather. When I went to start it up, it didn’t start. I disconnected the battery and hooked up the charger, thinking it… Workbench September 2014″>Read more »

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Blue Tarp

1983-GL1100

“The nice thing for me is that Gold Wing riders have been very receptive. Especially when I tell them the bike was scrap metal — I didn’t take a good one.”

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Technologically Minded

USB Power Source - Kuryakyn

Goodies to Help Your Bike — and you — function better. The tech industry is always on the move. New products come out every day, each one sporting some new gizmo that you may or may not need to survive, depending on what marketing pitch you hear. How do you determine what’s the best product… Read more »

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Workbench August 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Brake, Lock and Roll Stu, Would you happen to know why the brakes on a GL1100 Aspencade can sometimes lock up and what the fix would be? Brian Williams via email — Hi Brian, The most likely causes are a clogged master cylinder fluid return port or rusted caliper pistons. The… Workbench August 2014″>Read more »

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Joe Sparrow & His 425k Gold Wing

Joe Sparrow and his high-mileage Gold Wing

Now that’s a lot of miles On Friday, May 30, I stopped by Donelson Cycles in St. Ann, Mo., to buy some new summer riding gloves. In the parking lot was a customer’s GL1800. It was readily apparent that the bike gets a lot of use — Iron Butt “1,500 miles in 24 hrs” license… 425k Gold Wing“>Read more »

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Workbench July 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Bashful Speedo Stu, Enjoyed your reply for “The Tires Go Round and Round (But the Speedo isn’t Accurate).” Mine is a 2001 GL1800A with about 36,000 miles. My problem is a bashful speedo that freezes in position whenever the sun is shining on it. Temperature does not aff ect it, only… Workbench July 2014″>Read more »

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