Wrenching is almost as much of a form of therapy as riding is.
I agree - it's also quite fun trying to find the necessary parts without using Honda. Riding trouble free on an older bike is also satisfying. Find that I get more favourable comments on my '85 than on the newer '08 1800. We are a modern society, but there are a lot of people who appreciate older/vintage bikes.Wrenching is almost as much of a form of therapy as riding is.
I know this is an old thread but night rider1 where is this shop at i am in jasper al. And only one shop around here will even change my oil.There is a Polaris/Yahaha dealer up the road from Honda that sells Bikes, and he said he would instll new belts on my bike for $65.00 Labor, but I found out mine were not all that old, so I did bot have to do anything. Also, This dealer in Gadsden will do Anything to ANY Goldwing. Nice to know if you need a carb set. Hakes Honda look like a limited 10 year old dealer.
No, leaning has nothing to do with it. You would connect the yellow/black to the green wire, start the engine without touching the throttle. What you need most likely is an ECM, it's almost never the knock sensor. The dealer that wouldn't touch it is probably because it's a trike, not because of it's age. Some of them are funny like that, like my closest dealer won't work on one with a car tire on the rear, not that I would take it to them anyway.No Kickstand on trike means no way to "side stand down". I tried to trick it by using service jack to create angle and shorting out kickstand plug wires that were left over but that trick did not work.
I think its a wire going to the knock sensor. But had no way of knowing without pulling the stored code. The in-town dealer would not even do that. No- bikes over 10 years old they specifically said because of age. I complained so much there is now a sign up. I went by and checked they had two newer trikes in for service albeit Motor Trike brand.
keep in mind, that if you push the tach beyond about 2800-3000 rpm, fuel mileage is going to fall thru the bottom of the bucket. especially on a trike because you are pushing a lot of air...Yeah now that you mention that I noticed 70 miles and 3/8th of a tank seems excessive even for a trike on the highway. It will probably be the ECM but dang they are big $$$.
I disagree totally. The dealers in my area won't even put tires on when you are willing to pay for the tires and expected labor to install up front. It is silly that many dealers will not even install tires on a bike over 10 years old even if the customer is willing to pay upfront.The ten year rule is due to the fact some if not most of all the repairs may cost more than the bike itself. Honda is afraid doing $1500 repair bill on a $1200 bike. Then the owner is not wanting to pay the bill.
A misconception here is that Honda is doing this, it is NOT Honda, it is the individual dealers, Honda does NOT own the dealerships.The ten year rule is due to the fact some if not most of all the repairs may cost more than the bike itself. Honda is afraid doing $1500 repair bill on a $1200 bike. Then the owner is not wanting to pay the bill.