It is very easy to do yourself. Take your time and follow these instructions and you'll be fine.Just got the spoiler in for my 08. Was originally planning to take it to a dealer for installation, but the instructions seemed pretty straightforward. Now with seeing your pics, I will do it myself this weekend. Thanks
It's a piece of cake. Probably took me 4 hours going REAL slow and taking pics along the way.Just got the spoiler in for my 08. Was originally planning to take it to a dealer for installation, but the instructions seemed pretty straightforward. Now with seeing your pics, I will do it myself this weekend. Thanks
1. The spoiler is a Hondaline spoiler.Excellent pictures. Thank you.
I have a few questions.
1. Is this a hondaline spoiler that you installed?
2. What LED kit did you use?
3. I am guessing the spoiler plug is available in other GW models also. If you also wanted to do turn signals, I imagine it's more involved, correct? I recall reading that you have to run wires down to the inside of the saddlebags to connect it up down there.
4. Does anyone know if you can mount this in addition to a hondaline rack? Do they both fit?
Thank you and you're welcome. Just giving back a bit. The new additions look good. I see your penguin has a nice perch now. Great job! :yes1:After reading the directions on your photos several times, and then reading them again, it felt like I had already done all of the steps for installing the spoiler as I got to them. Sure appreciate the time you took to lay out the photos and directions as simply as you did. Total time involved for me was just over an hour!! I could not believe that. Fortunately, I had ordered the spoiler and luggage rack at the same time, so the luggage rack was one that the spoiler would fit under with no modifications or risers needed, and I didn't even need to remove it to install the spoiler.
And I understand that this post is useless without pics, so...
I installed the same spoiler and the light in your pic at the same time last summer. The only difference in my install was that I measured and saw that the small dimples in the plastic lined up perfectly with the template, I simply used the push punch like you used at these 5 locations to mark my holes on both sides and skipped the templete part. I also used the next size smaller drill bit since the drill bit size in the instructions seemed larger than necessary. The spoiler worked perfect and the attachment screws fit perfect with very little slop in the hole. I suspect that the small dimples in the plastic is to eliminate the template step and to lessen the install time for the Honda Techs.If you wanted to change out the LED on the spoiler for one that can also be used for turn signals like this:
Then you would definately need to run additonal wires into the trunk lid making it significantly more involved than just the plain spoiler install.
I haven't seen nor installed the spoiler from Motor55 so I don't know if the mounting holes used for that spoiler are identical to the OEM. If it is suppose to fit the GL1800, then I would expect it to use the same mountings.DO you know if the spoiler from Motor55 use the same holes?
Here's how I installed the trunk spoiler on my '09 Wing. I also wired in an LED strobe brake light modulator.
http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/capozzir/2009 Goldwing/Trunk Spoiler Install/
The spoiler wont cause any undue stress on the lid.I used the instructions found on this site and the install went perfectly. Also included the modulator in the circuit as well. My question is will the additional weight on the trunk lid cause any stress? I read somewhere about rubber bumpers to cushion the lid, but I am not sure how these would install.