2018 - 2024 Goldwing Maintenance

2018 - 2024 Goldwing Maintenance

This series of videos covers the most basic maintenance tasks for the 2018 - 2024 Honda Goldwing and Honda Goldwing Tour.

2018 - 2024 Goldwing Maintenance
  • Introduction to Cruiseman's Videos

    Welcome to Cruiseman's Garage Maintenance Videos for the 2018+ (6th Generation) Honda Goldwing.

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  • Introduction to fasteners

    Learn about the various screws, bolts, clips and other fasteners that you will encounter when working on your Honda Goldwing.

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  • Maintaining Service Records

    You can use a free spreadsheet that I created to maintain detailed and accurate records of all service performed on your Goldwing. This can add tremendous value to your motorcycle when it comes time to sell it or trade it in.

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  • Side Covers

    You must remove your side covers to access your battery (left side) or to remove your seat. This video shows you how to remove the side covers without damaging your seat or scratching other painted parts of the motorcycle.

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  • Seat Remove

    This video shows you the proper, and safe way to remove your seat. There are also a couple of little tips thrown in to help you prevent damage to your painted surfaces.

  • Seat Install

    Re-installing a seat may sound like a simple task, but there are some little tips that can make the job much easier and save you time and effort the next time you need to remove your seat.

  • Front Fender

    Removing the front fender is necessary before removing the front wheel, or to install some accessories. This video shows you how to remove and re-install the front fender.

  • Rear Fender

    Removing the rear fender may be necessary to install accessories, or in case you need to remove your rear wheel. This video will show you how to remove and re-install the rear fender.

  • Engine oil and filters change DCT model

    This video covers how to change your oil and filter(s) on the DCT model. The procedure is different for the 6-speed manual model. There are two oil filters on the DCT model, a standard crankcase oil filter and a DCT clutch filter. If you own a 6-speed manual transmission model, you can find that ...

  • Change Engine Oil and Filter (Manual Transmission)

    Changing the oil and filter on a 6-speed manual transmission model is different than on the DCT model. If you own a DCT, follow the directions on the link below: https://cruisemansgarage.vhx.tv/packages/2018-2024-goldwing-maintenance/videos/10-engine-oil-and-filters-change-dct

  • Final drive oil change

    The final drive gear oil should be changed every 10,000 miles or 16,000 km. This video will show you how to properly change the fluid. You should always wear protective gloves and eye wear when working with chemicals.

  • Inner Cowl

    How to remove and re-install the Inner Cowl. You have to remove the Inner Cowl to access one of the plastic body clips (rivets) that holds the Middle Cowl in place.

  • Fog light covers

    This video will show you the correct way to remove and re-install your flog light covers.

  • Lower Cowl

    The Lower Cowl(s) must be removed if you wish to install highway pegs to your engine tipover bar(s), or to access your spark plugs. There are some shortcuts and special tips that this video will show you to make the job easier.

  • Rear View Mirrors

    This video will show you how to remove and/or re-install your rear-view mirrors.

  • Middle Cowl Remove

    Removing the middle cowl(s) may be necessary to install accessories, or perform other maintenance tasks (coolant change, air filter, etc.). There are some little known shortcuts that can make this job much easier and this video will show them to you.

  • Middle Cowl Install

    There are some specific steps you should follow to re-install your middle cowl and this video will show you the steps necessary to complete the task.

  • Left Deflector Panel A

    This video shows how to remove the deflector panel on the left side of the Goldwing.

  • Top Shelter Remove

    Removing the top shelter may be necessary when adding accessories, or to gain access to other internal parts of your Goldwing, like the center pocket or air filter assembly.

  • Top Shelter Install

    Re-installing your top shelter requires a little patience and a couple of special tools. This video will show you how to do it correctly.

  • Center Pocket Removal

    Removing the Center Pocket (aka Glove Box) is necessary to gain access to the air filter canister when it comes time to change the air filter element.

  • Center Panel Switch Remove

    This video shows all the steps necessary to completely remove the Center Panel Switch per the Honda Service Manual. NOTE: There is a shortcut method to "removing" this Center Panel Switch that does not require removal of the top shelter. Here is a link to the shortcut: https://cruisemansgarage.vh...

  • Shortcut Remove Center Panel Switch

    There is a little known shortcut to "removing" the Center Panel Switch that does not require removal of the Top Shelter. This is not covered in the Honda Service Manual. This video shows you how to carefully and safely perform this operation.

  • Center Panel Switch Install

    This video shows the installation of the Center Panel Switch according to the Honda Service Manual.

  • Air Filter Replacement (non-airbag)

    Replacing the air filter element is one of the most time-consuming jobs on a Honda Goldwing. Dealers charge $350-$450 in labor just to change an air filter! You CAN do this yourself and save that money. This video shows you every step necessary to replacing the air filter.

  • Air Filter Replace Airbag

    Updated 4/4/2024 - Information for those of you with airbag model Goldwings pertaining to replacing the air filter.

  • Air Filter Re-Assembly

    Once you have replaced your air filter element, this video will show you all of the steps required to re-assemble the Goldwing.

  • Crankcase Breather

    An often overlooked maintenance item is the Crankcase Breather. This should be drained every time you change your oil!

  • Front Lower Inner Cowl

    This video shows you how to remove and re-install the Front Lower Inner Cowl.

  • Front Lower Cowl

    This video shows you how to remove/install the Front Lower Cowl (the silver chin at the front of the engine). Updated on 07/06/2023

  • Windshield Remove/Install

    Your Goldwing windshield can easily be removed and replaced with another windshield and this video shows you how.

  • Front Brake Pads Inspect Replace

    [19-11] Your front brake pads should be inspected every 5,000 miles. Typically, they should last 10,000 miles unless you ride aggressively. This video shows you how to inspect them, and replace them with new pads if necessary.

  • Rear Brake Pad Inspection and Replacement

    This video shows you how to inspect your rear brake pads, and how to replace them if necessary. You should inspect your brake pads every 5,000 miles.

  • Installing Speed Bleeders

  • Brake Fluid Flush and Bleed

    [19-5] Flushing and bleeding your brake fluid can dramatically improve the responsiveness of your braking system. However, the brakes must be bled in a specific order.

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  • Program The Honda Smart Key

    [23-18] Your Goldwing can have up to 4 Smart Keys programmed to the ECM. You should have at least 1 spare Smart Key programmed as a replacement in case your Smart Key is lost, stolen or damaged.

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  • Parking Brake Adjustment

    This video will show you how to properly adjust your parking brake.

  • Center Panel Switch Disassemble

    You may need to disassemble the Center Panel Switch to replace a damaged part, or to install HomeLink or Fog Light switch buttons.

  • DCT Clutch Initialize Procedure (TCM)

    You can re-initialize your DCT clutch and this video shows you the proper procedure for doing so. This may be necessary if your DCT is shifting erratically.

  • Replace smart key battery

    Your Honda Smart Key battery should be replaced every 12 months (just as a precaution). The Smart Key uses a CR2032 battery (see link below) and is very easy to replace.

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  • Trunk Latch Adjustment

  • Fog Light Adjustment

  • Passenger Grab Rail Remove/Re-Install

  • Passenger Backrest Remove/Re-Install (2018-2020)

  • Passenger Backrest Remove/Re-Install (2021+)

    The Passenger Backrest on the 2021+ model Goldwing Tour is different than earlier models. This video shows you how to remove and re-install it.

  • Trunk Panels Remove (2018-2020)

    This video shows you how to remove the side panels from your trunk.

  • Trunk Panels Install (2018-2020)

  • Trunk Side Panels Remove/Install (2021+)

  • Trunk Lid Install (2018-2020)

  • Trunk Lid Remove/Re-Install (2021+)

  • Rear Wheel Remove/Re-Install

    This video shows you how to remove and re-install your rear wheel using only a scissor jack and a couple of inexpensive jack stands.

  • Honda Trunk Rack Install (2018-2020)

  • Spark Plug Replacement

  • Front Wheel Remove and Re-Install

    This video will show the steps and tools required to remove and re-install your front wheel.

  • Side Pocket Remove/Re-Install

  • ECM Remove/Re-Install

    Should it ever become necessary to remove your ECM (Electronic Control Module), this video will show you how. This would be necessary if you ever had to replace a defective ECM, or in case you wanted to send your ECM to a tuner for re-programming. NOTE: Modifying the ECM would void your Honda Fac...

  • Front Center Cowl Remove/Re-Install

  • Headlight Assembly Remove/Re-Install

  • Windshield Garnish Remove/Install

  • Meter Visor Remove/Install

  • Front Speaker Cover Remove/Re-Install

    How to remove and re-install the front speaker grill to access the front speaker(s).

  • Meter Lens Remove/Re-Install

    The meter lens is the clear dash that covers your gauges. This video shows you how to remove and re-install the lens.

  • Rear View Mirror Disassemble/Re-Assemble

    This video shows you how to disassemble the rear-view mirror assembly. You should first watch the video on how to remove the rear-view mirrors.

  • Saddlebag Lid Remove/Re-Install

    You may need to remove your saddlebag lid to install lights or other accessories, or to replace a damaged lid.

  • How To Download Videos

    This video will help you understand the process for downloading the maintenance videos to your laptop or other device.

  • Muffler Remove and Re-Install

    Removing your mufflers may be necessary if you are installing a trailer hitch or other accessories where you need to access the frame. This video shows you how.

  • Brake Pedal Height Adjustment

  • AM FM XM Presets

    Setting AM, FM or XM radio presets is not as intuitive as you might think. This video shows you how.

  • Clutch Fluid Flush & Bleed (Manual Transmission)

  • Outer Air Guide Remove/Re-Install (right side)

  • Parking Brake Pad Replacement

    Your parking brake pads can wear out, especially if you accidentally ride off with the parking brake engaged. This video shows you how to replace those brake pads.

  • Emergency Start Procedures

  • Battery Replacement

  • TPMS Sensor Registration

    If you replace your TPMS sensor(s), or change out a wheel that has a different TPMS sensor, you will need to register the TPMS sensor with your Goldwing computer system. This video shows you how using a special tool that is available on Amazon (see below).

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  • Rear Speaker Covers (2021+)

  • Removing The Trunk (2018-2020)

  • Using a Scissor Jack

    If you plan to remove your front and/or rear wheels, you will need to raise your Goldwing using a jack. Here are the steps that I follow when using a scissor jack.

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  • Center Pocket Install

    The center pocket (or glove box) must be removed to access the air filter canister or should it be necessary to remove your gas tank. This video shows you how to properly re-install it.

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