Gold Wing Navigation / Software January 2019 Update

Keeping your Gold Wing’s navigation system updated with the latest maps and directions helps you get the most out of one of your bike’s most useful features. This latest version, designed for 2018 and newer Gold Wings, offers the following improvements:

  • Add up to 99 waypoints per route
  • Increased XM source hold in low-signal areas
  • Improved iPhone XS, XS Max and XR compatibility

We’ll walk you through the installation, step by step. It’s easy to do, but if you run into any difficulties you can always contact your Honda dealer. Ready to get started? Let’s go.

Want to know if you already have the latest version? Just click here.

If you have a 2017 or older Gold Wing, while this update is not compatible, you can see more information on your bike’s system here.

What you’ll need

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FORMAT THE DRIVE

Step One

INSERT THE USB DRIVE INTO AN AVAILABLE USB PORT ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Step Two

ON YOUR COMPUTER, LOCATE THE “REMOVABLE DISC” FOR THE FLASH DRIVE.

Step Three

RIGHT-CLICK AND THEN SELECT “FORMAT” FROM THE SUB-MENU.

Step Four

CLICK “START.” WHEN THE WARNING MESSAGE APPEARS, CLICK “OK.” (NOTE: THIS STEP WILL ERASE ALL EXISTING CONTENT FROM THE DRIVE.)

Step Five

SELECT “NTFS.” FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU AND CLICK “START.”

Step Six

CLICK “OK” WHEN THE “WARNING” MESSAGE APPEARS.

Step Seven

CLICK “OK” WHEN THE “FORMAT COMPLETE” MESSAGE APPEARS.

DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE

Step One

DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

START DOWNLOAD

Step Two

SAVE THE FILE (SWDL.ISO) TO YOUR COMPUTER. DO NOT CHANGE THE FILE NAME.

Step Three

COPY THE FILE (SWDL.ISO) ONTO YOUR USB DRIVE, WITHOUT CHANGING THE FILE NAME.

Step Four

ONCE THE DOWNLOAD IS COMPLETE, REMOVE THE USB DRIVE FROM YOUR COMPUTER.

UPDATE YOUR GOLD WING

1. START INSTALLATION

Connect the USB Drive containing the downloaded file to your motorcycle. Gold Wing Airbag models have the USB connector located in the trunk; all other Gold Wing models have the connector located in the center storage compartment in front of the seat.

Turn your bike’s ignition switch twice to the right to engage the ACC position. Within one minute, a message should come up on your dashboard screen: “Do you want to update?”

Using either the left handlebar Four-way key/ENT Switch or the Center Panel Interface Dial navigate the menu to “Yes,” and press “Enter.”

2. START INSTALLATION

The installation may take as long as an hour, but may be shorter depending on the update and region. The screen will show you approximately how much of the download has completed. Your Gold Wing’s ignition switch must remain in the ACC position for the entire duration of the update. Do not start your motorcycle.

Towards the end of the update, the screen may show “99 percent complete” for several minutes. This is normal; let the system finish completely.

3. COMPLETE INSTALLATION

When the installation is complete, the initial screen appears again and will ask if you want to update the system. Select “No” and remove the USB drive.

Note that updating your navigation system overwrites your favorites and history, and resets your “beep” volume to the default value. Updating the system will not affect AM/FM presets.

STAY CONNECTED

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