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by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes

I have attached a photo of the screws..... From left to right:- 1. A standard M6 countersunk (M6 x 1.0) 2. The Screw as supplied by Blackwing (M6 x 0.75?) 3. The screw as fitted (M7 x 1.0) Anyway, I have decided to weld M6 nuts on to the fender stay bracket, and will keep my eyes open for a used st...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1100/1200/1500 accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 52

GL1100/1200/1500 accessories

I was in to visit Gary at Cyclemax today, and he mentioned that he had purchased the inventory of a company that has gone out of business. I had a look at it, there's quite a bit of stuff - all NOS (new, old stock) - lots of Add-On Accessories, Show Chrome, etc. There is a lot of GL1100 and GL1200, ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes

The ones supplied by Blackwing are smaller than those and can be pushed through the holes in the bracket, the "original" M7 work and tighten OK. The ones supplied by Blackwing are 6MM in diameter but a fine thread. I'm convinced the screws supplied are incorrect. It sure sounds like you got the wro...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD Module Inop
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: LCD Module Inop

taninauto wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Can't read on the ones we have either. They could be proprietary IC's made for Honda if they are not standard P/N's.
Very likely they are going to be ASICs that are specific to Honda only and not available anywhere.
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard flasher question
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Hazard flasher question

Was the bike running when you did this? And at what RPM was the engine?

Running the flashers takes twice as much power as the turn signals, because it's twice as many bulbs. If your battery is low, you may see dimming of this sort.
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water temp gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: water temp gauge

I have the exact same problem. A mouse chewed my temp sending unit wires. I have the 85 Limited, which gas two wires to the sending unit. My oil pressure wires are ok tho. Well, today I changed my belts, and went to fix the connector for the temp sending unit. I was able to use extra long vice grip...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: lowering a gl1200
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: lowering a gl1200

Remember that if you lower the back end of the bike, you need to lower the front end of the bike the same amount. Otherwise you are changing the rake and trail geometry of the front wheel, which will change the steering rate, and can lead to uncontrollable speed wobbles.
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2000 1500SE for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: 2000 1500SE SOLD

otto1 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Bike has been sold

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Glad to hear it. Someone got a beauty of a bike at an amazing price.
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

WingAdmin I've just had a closer look at the rear brake pedal, the almost completely inaccessible rear brake pedal, to find it's held in place with a split pin. Since there seems to be absolutely no way I can get in there, I'll need to remove the exhaust. Another (warmer) day I reckon :( After rece...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: GL1500 fairing deflector screw caps
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: WTB: GL1500 fairing deflector screw caps

I stuck a small piece of VHB 3M foam tape in the screw part, that hold it in place well, but not so well that you can't remove it (which you do need to do in order to do maintenance).
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Automotive oil in your bike?

This topic comes up so often, and while I was at Wal-Mart (seems like the only place I can find the oil I use) yesterday, I took a few pictures to show how to determine which is OK to use. Here are two bottles of oil - both are very high quality Mobil 1 full synthetic. The one on the left, the 10W-4...
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to adjust your valve clearances
Replies: 61
Views: 48850

Re: How to adjust your valve clearances

WingAdmin in your instruction on the setting gaps went well, but I have a questions. When getting to step ten and eleven were you slide the rocker arm back and forth, my did move but more than I expected reading the post is that normal. The movement is just checking that you do in fact have the eng...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter clutch not engaging/'84 Aspencade
Replies: 43
Views: 7213

Re: Starter clutch not engaging/'84 Aspencade

Greeting! I have an 86 Aspy and am experiencing the starter clutch issue. I have just finished the first step in the Seafoam process - oil change, add Seafoam, and ride for 30 mins. When draining the oil, it looks as clean as it did when I put it in there. Is this to be expected? Or does it mean th...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a Stator?
Replies: 14
Views: 247

Re: What is a Stator?

Actually, the output of the stator (either permanent magnet or conventional type) is three-phase AC, on the older wings with engine running you'll measure around 30-50 volts AC between any two of the stator wires if it is disconnected from the rest of the system. ...and it's more than enough to kil...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 82 Aspencade

Hello and thanx for having me! I Have a 82 Aspencade and it will only start if I have the front brake pulled in or if I have rear brake pressed. Once started it will only stay running as long as the brakes are pressed. Once let off bike stalls. I don't have to pull the clutch in at all. I have went...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100

RuDogGL wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:43 pm
What do you usually order the brakes from?
I don't, I usually just drive a few miles down the road to Cyclemax and pick them up there. :) They keep them in stock: http://www.cyclemax.com
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your front brake calipers
Replies: 67
Views: 31861

Re: How to rebuild your front brake calipers

I followed the instructions - thanks Wingadmin. I cleaned all the calipers, had a hard time getting the seals in but managed to do it. I tried to put the pistons in but just could not do it. I am thinking of getting a big C clamp to do it. Should it be this hard to do? I lubricated it with brake fl...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200

As a last resort, you might try Digikey, just up the road from me here (Digikey.com). They have been an electronics parts house for decades, and your choices will be many. BUT - any momentary button switch will work as long as it can handle the coil current. It might not look pretty, but will get t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi/LTD igniter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: 86 SEi/LTD igniter ?

That's what I was starting to think they were by Ernest's discription. . So, they are on the negative side of the coil. Timed electricial impulse from the ECU closes the switch ( transistor) to make the ground that fires the coil. Basicly electronic points. I'm guessing the igniters have 3 leads co...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100

jeffcosmo wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:22 am
I've used Honda (OEM) and EBC. Both are good choices.

Cosmo
The EBC are softer, make more mess (brake dust) and wear out faster than the Honda OEM. Both work well, but I go with the Honda OEM pads, simply because I have better things to do than change brake pads and clean wheels. :)
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove seized pistons from brake calipers
Replies: 12
Views: 5909

Re: How to remove seized pistons from brake calipers

By far the easiest way is to take one of the old brake pads, put it in the caliper, then start pumping the brakes. The brake fluid itself will push both pistons out - but usually one comes out almost all the way before the other one even starts. Having the brake pad in there means the one piston hit...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Well the inlet manifold rubbers have yet to arrive, however a 'nice' letter from the UK Customs did arrive in this morning's post. I find this really really irritating when I order stuff from the US. It's not their fault really but some purchases do have a UK Customs charge levied on them whilst ot...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Waterproof & Shockproof Voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Waterproof & Shockproof Voltmeter

Or one of these, they come in three different colors, and look like they might come out fairly easily:

https://www.amazon.com/Eriding-Rocker-V ... B01N0294R5
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spare power connections in fuse box
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

Or you could use one of the aftermarket power panels, like this one, which I have in my GL1500 and works great: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10890
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: engine noise
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: engine noise

Definitely do not start that engine again until you check the condition of the timing belts. If one (or both!) of the belts is failing to the point that the timing is going out and you're hearing valvetrain noise, then you're in danger of a belt breaking and serious damage occurring to the engine. P...