Ignition switch relocated today. Been needing to do this for quite a while and opportunity has been slim.
Used a spare harness to maintain factory wiring and plugs.
The extension cable is a pass-through type.
My hands had a hard time kof getting to that switch in its factory spot.
This solves that issue.
Certainly more function over form but some other stuff needs to be done before the final cover is made.
I had bought a real Honda logo ignition key months ago, but some how, it just never seem to make it to the key & lock shop.... I will not trust key jobs to a machine run by an untrained register clerk... so I went to a pro shop...
Wonder of wonders, I got the key made, and I got a replacement swivel link for the Pontiac Vibe key set/FOB for the whole total of $2.59 !!
That pro locksmith guy undersells Ace Hardware, Walmart, Atwoods....
all of them, and he does it right.
Programmed 5 keys for my F-150's ignition for a total of $5.00
Ford dealer wanted $75.00 :lash:
Poor Boy saga continues: Got the radiator finished and mounted. Filled with coolant. Wiring all connected and covered. Anticipation builds! Pushed it out of the garage. Inserted the key and turned...battery dead! With all the excitement of doing the work, I forgot to check and charge the battery! On the charger overnight.
On the up-side: Everything fit together with no clearance problems. Checked the fan (I have a switch to run it) and no rubs. (I had a booster connected trying to get it to start.) Radiator was a challenge since I was by myself and trying to get everything lined up and the hose to the engine connected. All in all, not a bad evening in the garage. Just wish I could have started it! Note to self.......
Poor Boy continues: Installed new battery and fired her up. Alternator kicks in at about 1100 rpm +/-, and charges at a steady 14.3v. Everything nice and smooth until...when the engine heated up the fan started contacting the shroud. When engine was cold there was no contact. The fan blade was contacting the shroud at the 1 o'clock area. I tried to push it up and the contact moved to 11 o'clock! Hoping to be able to move it out of the way so I don't have to pull the radiator again. Other than that, everything runs smooth and clearances for the alternator belt and pulley are good.
I am going to ask on the maintenance forum for ideas to fix the fan contact. And, I had to take a couple of pics of the alternator working!
Motomano, thanks! I pulled the radiator last night and had to trim the fan blades down. Put it back on and everything worked great! I got plenty of help from the forum! Only thing left is trimming and fitting the fairing.
Nice doggy carrier, betcha he enjoys getting his snout out in the wind.
I hooked up the trailer and found me a place to make it easy to load my bike up.
just back it up until the trailer wheels drop into the ditch next to the road in front of my house. that puts the trailer lip about 3 inches below the pavement...
easy to ride on and it will stay put until I get it tied down.
My trailer is too high for me to chance just riding the 1800 up onto it....
going to DaveO430's house on Monday the 13th to get a few things taken care of before the big trip to DC and NASSIR8
On the road again! Poor Boy Conversion is complete! I read where one person said he did it in 3-4 hours. He must have had a fully outfitted shop and plenty of help. I don't know exactly how many hours it took me, I am going to figure it out though. I also had to buy several tools that I did not have.
But, as I said, I am on the road again! Felt good to be back on the bike again! I bought a Vega mesh jacket and wore it this evening on the test ride and really liked it, plenty of air flow though it.
Sanded the fairing lowers,then removed the fairing,to prep for painting. As expected,I found some corroded connectors ! That explains some of my gremlins .
Now that it's off,I can replace the brake lines,and repair the turn signal cancel switch. Someone installed the arm upside down .
I installed a Back Off wig Wag modulator on my 2010 GL1800. I connected it to the lower brake lights. Really like them. My question is could I install another modulator on the brake lights in the trunk? I tried contacting Support for Back Off...no reply from them. Anyone have any info on this.
Hi All, I have been off the site here for quite awhile, too many games on my phone that need to be played but I am trying to cut down on that.
My last ride of last year the bike (2013) turned over 100,000 miles. This is the second bike I have put 100,000 miles on. Last time I got to get a...
I read a thread today where someone said they use ROK straps to secure their bike to a Center Stand Dolly.
got to wondering, what is a "ROK Strap", and just how strong are they?
found this video which explains how they work -simply the best way to carry stuff on your ride! | ROK Straps for...