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by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: cleaning the carbs, need help
Replies: 45
Views: 1086

Re: cleaning the carbs, need help

Hey Fred did you get your flasher to work? I hope you passed tech and have been out riding. When i get problems with switch gear, i use a very liberal amount of WD40 to start with. I have had ignitions that didn't work, soaked repeatedly in WD40 and viola they work. WD-40 is not a great solution fo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear suspension not keeping it's pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: rear suspension not keeping it's pressure

I keep a spray bottle in the garage that is full of water along with a small squirt of liquid hand soap. It's perfect for finding air leaks of any kind - hoses, tires, whatever you spray it on will bubble up right away.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Transmission Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: GL1100 Transmission Issue

You might also want to try a modern synthetic oil, that can sometimes clear up problems like this.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Fork question

If there are in fact scratches or scoring in the fork tubes, you can effect a temporary repair (maybe a year or two) using J-B weld. Fill the affected area with J-B Weld, allow it to cure, then polish it back down to the chrome with a high grit (1500 or 2000) sandpaper. What a cool idea. Love to kn...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Junkyard wing
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Junkyard wing

I'd grab those aftermarket chrome engine covers if they are in decent shape - they go for a few dollars on eBay.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Plastics restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: GL1000 Plastics restoration

Plast-Aid is a good product, and it works fairly well. However, it is extremely hard and strong when it is cured, unlike ABS, which is relatively soft and fairly flexible. It also heads and expands at a different rate than ABS. Without question the best way to effect repairs on ABS bodywork is by us...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch

I'm looking for a used trailer hitch for my 1994 gl1500 SE. The 6 point attachment kind like show chrome has. The the one listed at this link. Thanks, Rayvn https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Honda-Goldwing-GL1500-1998-1999-2000-Reciever-Trailer-Hitch-2-437/512369669?goog_pla=1&gpid=177431040541&keyw...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Values of 1981 Honda Goldwing
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Values of 1981 Honda Goldwing

Any one know the value of an 1981 Honda Goldwing Interstate ? The one I'm looking at appears to have been extremely weathered as all aluminum looks oxidized. There are too many factors to come into it to just come out with a number. Condition, maintenance, tires, mileage, what area you live in, and...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 241
Views: 8969

Re: The idiots are out there

Want fun? Try those stupid roundabouts with a 40 foot fifth wheel trailer with a 16 foot sailboat behind it. Never enough room to get into it unless you just go! :? If they try to put one in on my routes, it may get torn up overnight. :o Only idiots would install them. ;) Think I like them ? :roll:...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Screen vent
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Screen vent

It might not matter anyway. I installed a new Optic Armor windscreen on my 1800 and used the old vent from the Tulsa Tall windscreen. there is a 1/4 gap in the middle where the vent does not match the curvature of the new screen. I don't know if the vents are the same size on 1500s and 1800s... but...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Electric brakes on my trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Just install brake on my bunkhouse I can not Believe the difference and I I mean a big big difference I now this is a old site if you'd like more information like controller where to put it or where I put it .the breaking difference is quite A lot shorter and could make the different between vertic...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Horn and Starter buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Replacement Horn and Starter buttons

That's not something I've heard of happening a great deal - perhaps on bikes that have spent more of their lives outdoors in the sun? But it's a perfect candidate for 3D printing, I agree.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 gl1200 compressor problem
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: 86 gl1200 compressor problem

You have to first isolate the problem. Is there power getting to the compressor? If not, start checking the likely culprits: fuses, connectors. If there is power getting to the compressor but it is not running, it might need a rebuild, or brushes, or could have corrosion, broken wire, or a number of...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Fork question

If there are in fact scratches or scoring in the fork tubes, you can effect a temporary repair (maybe a year or two) using J-B weld. Fill the affected area with J-B Weld, allow it to cure, then polish it back down to the chrome with a high grit (1500 or 2000) sandpaper.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: warm up
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: warm up

Only if one side of the engine is warming up before the other. Each radiator cools the bank of cylinders on that side of the engine: 0105Coolantflow.JPG So basically, no, they should warm up together. Check to see if all the cylinders are firing at idle. Feel the exhaust headers on each cylinder whe...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Share some camping pictures new or old?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Share some camping pictures new or old?

I was just looking at your photos and noticed the lights hanging from the supports. They look to be wired into the trailer if I see it correctly. What lights are you using and how are you powering them? I'm assuming you remove them before taking down the trailer. If I am around power, the previous ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket 90* valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Aftermarket 90* valve stems

I've been using them for years as well, with no leaks or problems.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Overheated
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: GL1500 Overheated

Pull the spark plugs out and check to see if any of them are shiny and clean (i.e. steam cleaned).
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing electric motor conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 2030

Re: Goldwing electric motor conversion

First off, if it's a 1982, then it's a GL1100, not a GL1200!

3,000 watts for a motor is not going to get you going very fast. 3,000 watts equates to 4.02 horsepower. To get near the 81 hp of the GL1100's engine, you'll need a 60,000 watt motor.
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1100 on a post
Replies: 1
Views: 101

GL1100 on a post

I was in Welland, Ontario over the weekend, and on my way out of town, I glimpsed what looked like a GL1100 on top of a sign. I stopped to take some pictures, of course. Interestingly enough, there are no controls on the handlebars. There is also a piece of metal holding the wheel to the frame, to k...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: LEAKED PHOTOS of the 2018 Gold Wing
Replies: 14
Views: 3373

Re: LEAKED PHOTOS of the 2018 Gold Wing

Another video released by Honda, this one all about the Goldwing - I think this pretty much all but confirms a new Goldwing coming at the end of the month:



by WingAdmin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Gas tank question

Besides, a little pressure is a good thing. I would only worry if it had a vacuum. There is a valve in the gas cap but I am pretty sure it is designed to let air in and not out. It's designed to do both. It lets air pressure out when it gets hot and expands, and it lets air in to replace gas that i...
by WingAdmin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

This one is pretty much dead on. MS-4021B.JPG http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/digital_tire_pressure_gauge/53137 I agree, I've had a few of these, and they have always matched my calibrated gauge exactly. That said...be careful with them. Twice I have dropped them on a concrete garage floor, and twi...
by WingAdmin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Multi meter help please
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Multi meter help please

Hello Fellow Goldwingers. Well I am at trying to figure out how to read resistance on the pulse generators. Pulled the plug above the cooling fan. It's s four prong plug. I have to read resistance across the terminals and I must be doing something wrong. I get Zilch. Tried both sides of the plug an...
by WingAdmin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "New" 2000 1500SE - Overheated
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: "New" 2000 1500SE - Overheated

I suspect you've got a crack in the reservoir. If there was a crack in the hose between the reservoir and radiator, the reservoir would be overflowing, and the radiator would be very low. If the reservoir has a leak, the coolant leaks out of it when the radiator heats up and pushes coolant into it, ...