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by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter clutch not engaging/'84 Aspencade
Replies: 39
Views: 7032

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: 13
Views: 171

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: 52

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: 143

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: 31700

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: 141

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: 100

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: 143

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: 5846

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: 5
Views: 165

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: 209

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: 143

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: 134

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...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: OIL TASTING

Hm. Somehow putting a known carcinogen (which they warn to not even get on your skin) in your mouth seems like a less than intelligent decision. :)
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi/LTD igniter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: 86 SEi/LTD igniter ?

I know where they are at physicly. Up by the coils and PB's. I want to know what they do?? Thanks though, you are always helpfull. :D The are basically power transistors. They take the small amount of power put out by the CFI computer as pulses and use it to switch higher current 12 volt power to p...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: bulbs in brakelight
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: bulbs in brakelight

Turn signal, perhaps?
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: lowering a gl1200
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: lowering a gl1200

There are many ways to lower a bike. Without question, the easiest one is to cut the seat down. Cutting an inch out of the foam in the seat, along with maybe a bit on the edges (to make it easier for your legs to be closer when you're putting your feet down) may be all you need. Another option would...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Recommend Brakes for 1982 GL1100

RuDogGL wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:13 pm
Would like input concerning recommendations for Front and Back Brakes for my GL1100.
Are you looking for replacement brake pads?
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

I finally got both pistons out of the rear brake caliper.....It took the pneumatic powered grease gun and a lot of coaxing. Took a while to get all the grease out. Now, I have realized that my master cylinder (rear) is in disrepair. I'm going to have to rebuild it. Looking for those o-rings that go...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

jeffcosmo wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:58 am
Not hanging in the shed, but on my bike. Be aware that the bars and mounts Will dig into your legs at a stop and during paddling around a parking lot, and I have a 34 inch inseam.

Cosmo
And the bars will dig into your passengers legs as well. My wife hated them.
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Battery Tender Jr.
Replies: 30
Views: 4812

Re: Battery Tender Jr.

I have about 6 of the new ones and 5 of the old ones, the only downside I have found to the new units is that they do not seem as impervious to noise on the 110 volt supply. Our main power line to the house was struck by lightning, it damaged a few items, but every one of the new battery tender Jr’...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: size of 1500 screw
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: size of 1500 screw

It's a 4mm x 12mm flat head screw, and it needs to be stainless, or it will rust. You can get them from Honda for 50 cents if you like, part number is: 93600-04012-0G As for screwdrivers, read about the JIS screwdriver you should use to extract here: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air up valve stem
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Air up valve stem

A small hand-powered bicycle pump would be the best way to air it up, and prevent blowing out the seals.

https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Pump-Geared ... B00C8VJDUM
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Battery Tender Jr.
Replies: 30
Views: 4812

Re: Battery Tender Jr.

I got a new Battery Tender Jr., and realized that they have drastically changed the design. The old unit was a transformer-based unit, similar to the "wall warts" found up to ten years ago. It used a transformer, which is a coil of wire wound around a ferrite core to magnetically reduce the power fr...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Petrol Cap Pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Petrol Cap Pipes

On California bikes, it goes to an evaporative canister to capture the noxious fumes and prevent them from irritating the delicate Californian lungs. For the rest of the world, it's connected to nothing, to spew those fumes into the atmosphere. :)