WASHING my Wing. I can't take the chance of washing my 2000 Gold Wing again? - Page 2 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

 26Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
 
CrystalPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: GL1200A Bike & GL1500SE/GTL Trike
Posts: 3,060
Garage
I wholeheartedly agree, washing didn't cause a broken sprocket.
siouxindian likes this.

'97 GL-1500 SE / Lehman GTL Trike
...( Candy Spectra Red )
'85 GL-1200 Aspencade
...( Vintage Red )

NRA, VSPA, & GWRRA Life Member
"Make Courtesy Your Code of the Road!"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CrystalPistol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 05:05 AM
Member
 
gt750's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Year: 2006
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800A
Posts: 73
Garage
Some detail is in order here. Pretty vague description. Help me understand the issue and the fix. Thanks.
It is NOT a good idea to use a pressure washer on your bike. If you wish to do it quickly, try some "S100" motorcycle cleaner. It'll cost $10.00/wash, but will do a good job, safely. I use "Meguiar's" products. A pail of hot water and a garden hose. Have a "J-Cloth" and a sponge.

I was so happy to be on my 'Wing that I patted her tank and was laughing in my helmet!
gt750 is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 06:42 AM
Senior Member
 
dadztoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgetown, Tennessee, USA
Year: 2009
Make: Honda
Model: 2009 Silver GL1800 ABS
Posts: 1,742
Garage
I'm with John... NEVER, EVER pressure wash a bike!!! My bike has never seen high pressure water and water from a hose maybe once or twice when extremely dirty, otherwise it's a wet towel or sponge...

4 wheels moves the body
2 wheels moves the soul
Honorary Wild Rhino - 7/10/2014

GL1800 HPNAM9
Darkside #1574 - Bridgestone Driveguard RF
Double Darkside - BT-45


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dadztoy is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 07:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Peter Goldwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Edgewater, FL
Year: 2008
Make: Honda
Model: GL 1800
Posts: 1,402
I put mine in a washing machine and select gentle cycle. Never had a problem.

I make sense all the time. The problem is you only listen intermittently

Follow me on the spot

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Peter Goldwing is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 07:50 AM
Senior Member
 
rayjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Model: Slightly less than before.
Posts: 1,190
???

He never said what broke? What sprocket? Where?


Rayjoe
CrystalPistol likes this.

I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.
rayjoe is offline  
post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 07:50 AM
mod-erator
 
DaveO430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: 2010 GL1800
Posts: 23,603
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Goldwing View Post
I put mine in a washing machine and select gentle cycle. Never had a problem.
But don't put it in the dryer, it will shrink into a scooter.

With no God over the state, the state then becomes not the defender of liberty but the definer of liberty.


NRA endowment life member
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow

If I disagree with you it's simply because you're wrong.
DaveO430 is online now  
post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Magic Moderator
 
trike lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lovington, NM
Model: No more Wings, Gold or Silver
Posts: 3,650
Garage
Looking at a parts diagram the only sprocket I located was for the oil pump, unless there's another one.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Retired trike builder.
I dislike Spam, too much sodium.
trike lady is offline  
post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 08:07 AM
mod-erator
 
DaveO430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: 2010 GL1800
Posts: 23,603
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by trike lady View Post
Looking at a parts diagram the only sprocket I located was for the oil pump, unless there's another one.
I assumed he is talking about the starter driven gear, nothing else makes sense.

With no God over the state, the state then becomes not the defender of liberty but the definer of liberty.


NRA endowment life member
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow

If I disagree with you it's simply because you're wrong.
DaveO430 is online now  
post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 06:42 AM
Member
 
Andy Cote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Windham, Maine, USA
Posts: 350
No rinse car wash

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveO430 View Post
I assumed he is talking about the starter driven gear, nothing else makes sense.
The Valkyrie can hydro-lock with gasoline if petcock leaks (manual and vacuum) and a carburetor needle valve leaks. When that happens, the starter gear is usually the weak failure point and could drop pieces into the engine requiring teardown.

I agree it would be really hard to get water in the intake of the Goldwing with a garden hose but this is the only thing that fits the limited description of the problem.

Back to the topic title, while I did wash my GL1500 with a bucket and sponge and rinse off with a hose, I never found a power washer to be necessary or desirable. In fact I just sold a windshield to a guy that had power washed his GL1500 and ended up peeling the anti-scratch coating off. No good things can come from this. When using the hose, worst I would get is some rough running until the plug wires, etc. warmed up and dried off.

I have switched to no rinse car wash for both cars and bikes. It's great and I can even wash inside the garage in the winter. The no rinse does not include any wax products (most car wash soap contains wax) but all vehicles have been ceramic coated so I don't want any wax. Perfect solution for me.
CrystalPistol likes this.

DARKSIDE #1500

2015 Goldwing - basic black

Previously: GL1200 Standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500, Valkyrie, Valkyrie Interstate many other Hondas

Ham Extra Class AC1R

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Andy Cote is offline  
post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 01:09 PM
Moderator
 
Bike...and Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Posts: 21,135
I don't think the pressure from a garden hose, even with a squirt nozzle attached, is much of a threat to a GoldWing. I use one when I do "wash" my bike. Here's the kicker.

That is usually when I have the bike torn down for a serious cleaning, and the intake is right there and open but I've never sprayed water into it. And, even if I did get a little in there, it would have to work its way through the air filter to get to the carbs, where it would probably sit at the bottom of the bowel.

My point is; to get enough water into the combustion chamber to cause metal stuff to break, it seems like you'd have bypass the air/fuel intake, wouldn't you?

Why ain't we ridin'?
Bike...and Dennis is online now  
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Honda Gold Wing And Gold Wing F6B Mark 40th Anniversary VS Jeff GoldWingFacts.com and Motorcycle.com News 1 05-10-2016 01:37 PM
Take a chance, and enrich your life....... Cousin Jack Miscellaneous Forum 7 03-05-2012 04:18 PM
Take a Chance On Me pinkpork Miscellaneous Forum 2 11-01-2011 04:28 PM
Some leds doesn't work after washing my Wing LANTIRN Goldwing Technical Forum 3 12-15-2008 04:30 AM
Had your wing quit after washing?? johnapool Goldwing Technical Forum 7 07-20-2005 05:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome