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  • HomeLink Install Video

    OK, here it is for those of you brave enough to attempt:

    https://youtu.be/vYAaqX3KZd0
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  • #2
    Thanks, the homelink install is probably the most labour intensive to remove/install parts.
    I do not plan to install the home link option, but other accessories which require removal/install of same parts. This video is great help for a friend who will do the installations for me in 1 go once my DCT/Airbag version arrivés this week.
    Thanks Cruiseman to take the time to produce these video's to support installation by fellow 2018 GL riders.
    Harry, winger since 1979
    2018 GL1800 Tour Airbag/DCT Candy Ardent Red/Black
    2018 CRF1000 Africa Twin DCT Tricolor
    1976 2x GL1000 LTD Maroon (1x EU, 1x US specification)

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    • #3
      At 7:14 into the video what is that orange looking pry bar you are using and where can I find one?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Redwing2012 View Post
        At 7:14 into the video what is that orange looking pry bar you are using and where can I find one?
        Google trim panel tools and you should find what your looking for

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        • #5
          No way I’ll add homelink. I Velcro’d my opener in the tank shelter compartment. That was an absurd amount of work to put that in. Wow. Great vid though.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Redwing2012 View Post
            At 7:14 into the video what is that orange looking pry bar you are using and where can I find one?
            I meant to mention that in the video. You can get these on Amazon for under $12.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JHawk8 View Post
              No way I’ll add homelink. I Velcro’d my opener in the tank shelter compartment. That was an absurd amount of work to put that in. Wow. Great vid though.
              I agree! Why were these not installed at the factory? I mean who doesn’t have a single, double or triple garage these days?? Geesh!!

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              • #8
                Honda could have easily designed this to install under the right side cover, making removing all of the trunk panels unnecessary.
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                • #9
                  SUPER job on the video. The 2 buttons should have been factory installed instead of blanks and yes the box should have been put somewhere under the seat. Just think.....only the seat would have had to be removed.

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                  • #10
                    I don't think I'm "brave enough" and I don't think I'll trust a dealer to install it either. I would have been willing to pay an extra $100 - $200 for Honda to have included with the original model. As it is, I guess Ill just carry a remote opener. By comparison, my 2003 Wing was a lot easy to permanently install a non-Honda remote and wire it up to the CB Talk Button - as I had done.

                    BTW are those "blank" switches easy to modify so that they would act as remote openers, seeing as the wiring is already there and another, non-Honda opener could maybe be employed?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HondaNutRider View Post

                      BTW are those "blank" switches easy to modify so that they would act as remote openers, seeing as the wiring is already there and another, non-Honda opener could maybe be employed?
                      Probably would be pretty tough to modify the blanks or the underlying switches. However, it may be something a 3rd party could design and offer in the future.

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                      • #12
                        ...or maybe Honda can supply the blank switches.

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                        • #13
                          Looking at your video and the actual bike, it looks like with some fiddling with an off-set Allen screw driver, one could access the 4 screws under the centre console that hold on the right & left console panels - without removing anything else. I was wondering if you could then move these panels out of the way enough to access the 2 screws that hold the black garnish on, to remove them/it and access the dummy switches. If the actual switches could be obtained, then another opener could perhaps be wired and powered?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HondaNutRider View Post
                            Looking at your video and the actual bike, it looks like with some fiddling with an off-set Allen screw driver, one could access the 4 screws under the centre console that hold on the right & left console panels - without removing anything else. I was wondering if you could then move these panels out of the way enough to access the 2 screws that hold the black garnish on, to remove them/it and access the dummy switches. If the actual switches could be obtained, then another opener could perhaps be wired and powered?
                            Above my pay grade
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                          • #15
                            Cruiseman, I am installing the OEM CB radio, switch, antenna & Garmin Zumo 595 in the next few days. Am I able to utilize any of your 2018 videos to help with that? I had the full set of your DVD’s for my previous bike & they were lifesaving! Thanks for all that you do!

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by Gold Winger View Post
                              Cruiseman, I am installing the OEM CB radio, switch, antenna & Garmin Zumo 595 in the next few days. Am I able to utilize any of your 2018 videos to help with that? I had the full set of your DVD’s for my previous bike & they were lifesaving! Thanks for all that you do!
                              If you need to remove any of the top shelter or cowls to get to other parts, the HomeLink video might come in handy. Working on new DVDs and online maintenance videos for the 2018 now. Should have something this summer.
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                              • #17
                                Thanks Cruiseman! I will be 1st in-line for your new 2018 videos!

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                                • #18

                                  Originally posted by HondaNutRider View Post

                                  Looking at your video and the actual bike, it looks like with some fiddling with an off-set Allen screw driver, one could access the 4 screws under the centre console that hold on the right & left console panels - without removing anything else. I was wondering if you could then move these panels out of the way enough to access the 2 screws that hold the black garnish on, to remove them/it and access the dummy switches. If the actual switches could be obtained, then another opener could perhaps be wired and powered?

                                  Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post

                                  Above my pay grade
                                  Actually, it's a WAY above my pay grade (I'm a really cheap bugger); but, I did fabricate a short 1/4" Phillips extension bit by cutting it off with a Dremel so that it would fit under the space for the back screws, and then I removed the screw carefully with a bit of fiddling and a 1/4" open-end wrench. I could turn the screw out by fingers once it had been loosened and before the bit got jammed. By turning the steering fully the other way I had enough room to remove the front screw using a normal Phillips socket. They both took less than 10 minutes to remove. However, with the silver side panel seemingly loose, I wasn't able to remove it; because, I was unsure of the clips and I didn't want to break it. So 5 minutes more and the screws are now back in.

                                  It seems to me that the connector for the accessory opener unit would be accessible by just removing the seat. It looks to have all the wiring for the power and switches, and the unit itself could either be mounted under the seat (without interfering with anything) or else maybe inside the backrest hump on the Tour model. Is the cable connecting the unit and supplied with the kit long enough?

                                  With your expensive knowledge and experience, Cruiseman, do you have any suggestions - other than ?

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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by HondaNutRider View Post
                                    Originally posted by HondaNutRider View Post

                                    It seems to me that the connector for the accessory opener unit would be accessible by just removing the seat. It looks to have all the wiring for the power and switches, and the unit itself could either be mounted under the seat (without interfering with anything) or else maybe inside the backrest hump on the Tour model. Is the cable connecting the unit and supplied with the kit long enough?

                                    With your expensive knowledge and experience, Cruiseman, do you have any suggestions - other than ?
                                    After installing, I wondered why they did not just mount it under the right side cover, or under the seat. I think the wire harness is long enough for that. The only concern might be that the Homelink unit is not weatherproof, which is why they wanted it in the saddlebag. You could probably dunk the unit in PlastiDip to weatherproof it, I suppose. Honda seems to want to mount all accessories in the saddlebags.
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                                    • #20
                                      Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post

                                      After installing, I wondered why they did not just mount it under the right side cover, or under the seat. I think the wire harness is long enough for that. The only concern might be that the Homelink unit is not weatherproof, which is why they wanted it in the saddlebag. You could probably dunk the unit in PlastiDip to weatherproof it, I suppose. Honda seems to want to mount all accessories in the saddlebags.
                                      What about the removal of the 4 screws holding on the silver side panels of the centre console, without removing anything else - as I have done? Is it then possible to remove these panels for access to the black centre piece for its removal? If possible to remove these silver side panels, how is one to do so without breaking anything?

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