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Technical Discussion / Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« Last post by dersteirer on Oct 18, 2021, 03:17:33 pm »
ok thanks, that helps a lot
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Technical Discussion / Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« Last post by cobaltss01 on Oct 18, 2021, 03:03:59 pm »
You have to pull out on the side cover. It is also held on by a post that goes into a rubber gromet.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« Last post by cobaltss01 on Oct 18, 2021, 03:00:31 pm »
The side cover on the gear shifter side. In behind there is where the pain in the ass zip ties are.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« Last post by dersteirer on Oct 18, 2021, 02:50:33 pm »
Thank you for the feedback. Did you take off the side covers? The other day I removed the screws of the side covers but I couldn't get them off.
Or did you remove something else, like removing the plastic tray with the battery? I am pretty sure I will get new wires.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« Last post by cobaltss01 on Oct 18, 2021, 02:41:08 pm »
I zip tied the new starter cable to the old one and pulled it through. The pain in the ass was getting to the existing zip ties from factory and disconnecting them. The ones behind the engine.
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General Raider Discussion / Re: Raiderwing? GL1800 rear shock with RAP
« Last post by the urban legend on Oct 11, 2021, 05:50:54 pm »
I just got the valves. The desired stiffness is one of the questions they ask when you order the valves, and I wanted standard stiffness. The spring preload was a bit tighter than OEM after I cut my spacers to their specs.

You don't have to remove the seals to do this. You don't need to pull the tubes apart at all, but I understand if you want to replace the seals while you're there. That's what I did.

Installation is pretty easy. You have to remove the internal fork components and drill a few holes in your damping rods, then cut the spacers to match the preload value they give you. Once that's done, you reinstall the damping rods, adjust the valve to spec (they come with 2 different springs and 2 bleed discs), drop it in the tube, add oil, insert the spring+washer+spacer, install the top cap, and you're done.

I searched around and I still have the instruction PDF. I attached it below.
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General Raider Discussion / Re: Raiderwing? GL1800 rear shock with RAP
« Last post by toy on Oct 11, 2021, 02:37:33 pm »
Interesting. I'll have to keep this in mind.

I've been running RaceTech valve emulators in my forks for 2 years. I like them. The front suspension feels a bit stiffer on small bumps, softer on the harsh bumps, and has definitely less dive when braking. I adjusted them as per RaceTech's recommended settings when I bought them. They ask a few questions about weight, solo of 2 up, riding style etc. and then send you a spec sheet based on that info.
Thats sounds awesome. If I could pick my front fork behavior, it would be what you are describing. probably get into this winter... im going to do steering bearings just becasue, and forks while front end is off.

You get their spring also, or just valves?
What kind of effort was it to valve install beyond fluid and seal replacement?
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General Raider Discussion / Re: Raiderwing? GL1800 rear shock with RAP
« Last post by toy on Oct 10, 2021, 09:03:53 am »
Thatís pretty slick and definitely cheaper route Ö great idea bro
Thanks man! I was pretty excited to find that there is a whole OEM line of shock that can be used... This parts market is insane, and with the raider going EOA from yamaha, I only see parts getting harder to find...  Since a GL1800 shock from 2001 till 2017 can be used, and they made a ton of goldwings... it theoretically makes it easier to find...

Anyway, just wanted to catalog this in the library of "all things raider" so others could access.
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General Raider Discussion / Re: Raiderwing? GL1800 rear shock with RAP
« Last post by Zxdave on Oct 09, 2021, 09:27:03 pm »
Thatís pretty slick and definitely cheaper route Ö great idea bro
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General Raider Discussion / Re: Raiderwing? GL1800 rear shock with RAP
« Last post by toy on Oct 09, 2021, 05:18:29 pm »
Interesting  but I already have the progressive 465-5011b with RAP when they were affordable, they went from 680 to a 1000  bucks now
I couldnt find anyone with stock on the non-rap, and I just wasnt going to pay $800+ shipping+tax for the Rap version I did find... It took several months to vet this GL1800 option. So far working great. Got a bracket built and mounted the rap.
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