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post #11 of 82 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 09:46 PM
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Read all the posts and went and did it. Took about 10 minutes with cleaning and everything. This baby is really nice to work on compared to my sportbikes.


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post #12 of 82 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 09:51 PM
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Best tip I got was when you get the mirrors turned back stuff some rags down in the bottomless pit holes you see. Sure enough fat fingers like mine dropped the small screws and there they were waiting for me to pick up and try again. Without the rags you will hear it trickle down into the front of the bike( WHO KNOWS WHERE)

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Thanks!

Thanks for the post. It helped me install my new Cee Baileys sport windshield.

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Best tip I got was when you get the mirrors turned back stuff some rags down in the bottomless pit holes you see. Sure enough fat fingers like mine dropped the small screws and there they were waiting for me to pick up and try again. Without the rags you will hear it trickle down into the front of the bike( WHO KNOWS WHERE)

EXACTLY RIGHT Slow Joe

The 10mm nut in the mirror areas is easy to drop into "The Abyss". I found using my Sears magnetic pickup up while unscrewing these by hand lets me grab them before they fall.

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Great instructions, thanks!

Poor bee though, I may have to call peta....


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Thank you from here as well. Great help and very appreciated.
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post #17 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 03:32 PM
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We haven't even taken ownership of our 06 yet (soon), but this is one of the first projects I expect to need to do. I greatly appreciate the link on how to do this! Any thought on aftermarket shields? Considering the +2 with a Laminar type lip. Have not had time to look into which make just yet.

Any suggestions on replacement parts on any of the following, feel free to PM me!

Expecting to install new tires immediately (3 dealers said to use the Dunlap Elite 3's), a half cover (not sure which one yet - Nelson Riggs, the Wingstuff.com one, or the Kuryakyn), and having a mechanic test ride the bike to check the trans. It jumped in and out of either 4th or 5th at about 50 mph. We only had about 20 minutes to test ride the bike before it started to rain.

I came home and started looking up the issues I had found even before we agree to buy the bike in the short time I had to look it over. I did not feel really great knowing Honda had so many transmission problems with the 06.

Anyone know of a shifter extension? BMW makes a nice one, but I think the rubber on the shifter on the GW is considerably larger diameter than the BMW.

Still having a hard time believing Honda has been aware of the bar shake and tire cupping as well on so many of these GW's for so long and continued to make the bike the same way. Our local dealer said he has seen people try just about every after market product to stop the shake, and nothing has worked well or been worth the money and time. Any thoughts on that?

After leaving 2) BMW's behind due to all kinds of expensive repair problems in our short time of owing them, I had hoped not to have any issues with a GW of on 7k miles.

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Great info. I made the mistake of removing the wrong bolts from the garnish. I actually disconnected the garnish from the assembly. I just assembled that part before I put it back on the bike. Piece of cake job. Took me about 30 minutes taking my time and making unnecessary mistakes. I actually put the new shield on before I remembered I needed to replace the tape under the shield. I can't believe I put this off for so long!

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Good post. I never remove my mirrors for this -- just not necessary.

Be sure to stuff the rag down in the open hole in the fairing before you remove the nut behind the mirrors -- very important as they will fall into the abyss.
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post #20 of 82 (permalink) Old 10-17-2009, 03:39 PM
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The GL1800 windscreen is easy to r & r compared to some but an absolute bear in comparison with BMW RTs and LTs.

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Read all the posts and went and did it. Took about 10 minutes with cleaning and everything. This baby is really nice to work on compared to my sportbikes.
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