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by alanc1100
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Repair info.
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Exhaust Repair info.

Hi Rusty, I have the same problem. The only parts that actually rusted through were the tabs on the front of the muffler assembly that are above the gaskets and get clamped down. Bought some decent HD slip-ons for cheap and had a muffler shop bend me two lengths of tubing. I put it together and star...
by alanc1100
Sun May 15, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Valve Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 Valve Guide

I checked each one and only had 2 or3 that was close to tolerance. I checked all valves for stretch. When I put them back in lubricated, there wasn't any side play that I could see. So the knurled brass valve guides are good for at least another 80,000 miles :)
by alanc1100
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Valve Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 Valve Guide

I ran the head mating surface over the sandpaper. I guess "through" wasn't the best word to use in that situation. You should find or have made a thick piece of glass that you can use to sand the block cylinders. The valve stem seals were new. Just soak them in engine oil for a couple minutes then i...
by alanc1100
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Valve Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 Valve Guide

I just replaced all of mine a couple months ago. They came as a set of 8. I didn't notice any differences in size, shape or otherwise. So after I cleaned them up and ran them through sandpaper attached to a thick piece of glass to ensure flatness, I installed the seals, valves, springs and keepers. ...
by alanc1100
Tue May 05, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brighter LED and HID light kits
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Brighter LED and HID light kits

I'm sure they will fit up to the lock lugs. Behind that is 102mm which must be clear so the fan can rotate. And that's IF there is that much room in there. I know the wiring behind my headlight is stuffed full. I'd have to make some major modifications to give the fan and motor room to spin. Alanc1100
by alanc1100
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cross over pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Cross over pipes

Jay, there's a how-to "Harley Mufflers on the Cheap" in the DIY section for exhausts. I'm going that way myself next weekend.

Later,
Alan
by alanc1100
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cross over pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Cross over pipes

Jake,

It really depends on the pipes you buy. Like Jardeen, has a crossover tube, for their pipes to balance. Also, if your thinking HD pipes, a crossover is a must. Most of the new HDs are coming with crossovers built into their exhaust systems. Hope that helps.

Alan
by alanc1100
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shocks - 86 Aspy
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Rear shocks - 86 Aspy

Hello all, I rebuilt my shocks around September last fall. I noticed that at the time, my right shock damper was real easy to push/pull. Since I did that one first, I figured I'd wait to see what the left shock would give me. It worked like it supposed to. But, being out of $$, I put it back togethe...
by alanc1100
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: forks- if you have to rebuild 'em make it worthwhile
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: forks- if you have to rebuild 'em make it worthwhile

Dean, Nice work! What is your polishing secret? Please let us know...

Alan
by alanc1100
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200

Another thread where Goldwingring actually did the conversion and got it working.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... quest.html

That is what I'm gonna do.

Later, Alan
by alanc1100
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200

Quarteg, here is the thread I was referring to:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... sette.html

See post #2. It also has the PDF that shows all the connector's pin outs.

Alan
by alanc1100
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Stereo Conversion in my '86 Aspencade GL1200

Hi there Quarteg, You made a bold statement, "there is no way to tie into the electrical system with an aftermarket stereo." Apparently, you did not do enough research. Oregonwinger posted on Goldwingfacts forum in May 2006, with the pinout page from the RM-1100 manual. I'm glad your way worked out ...
by alanc1100
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cracked fairing and deleting radio questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Cracked fairing and deleting radio questions.

Eskachig, are the fairing cracks confined to the CB pocket? If so, get some ABS Plastic cement and fill the cracks with it. Remember, that cement is ABS in liquid form and will not only "glue" the cracks, it will create a new bond. I would make or use some type of clamping system so it bonds correct...
by alanc1100
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Been Absent
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Been Absent

From all of us iPad users out there, it is good knowing you and your crew of IT professionals is banging away at fixing it. ;) Well, you minus the IT pros!
:D Thanks for everything!
Alan
by alanc1100
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Been Absent
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Been Absent

Hey WingAdmin, here's another,"Thank you for all you do"! I am so grateful that you spend the time you do offering this website for GoldWingers. The site and the advice given here have been worth it's weight in Gold, actually I don't think anyone could put a price on it, just invaluable! So, to you ...
by alanc1100
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 6160

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD

I'm game. I would bet those companies that make new tech stereos that look vintage would love to give it a go! If we're going to do this, let's do it right, incorporate the CB, intercom, power amp, AVC, basically all the separate components into the stereo unit and have it fit the existing frame. Th...
by alanc1100
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 6160

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD

When/If I get it sorted out and completed, I will start a new thread and post everything. I think from the views on this thread, there are many of us that want a new stereo that works with the auto-volume and left hand tune/mute. That is my endeavor at this time. On another note, I have been toying ...
by alanc1100
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 6160

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD

Hi Wyndy, I have not replaced the factory radio yet. It still works for now. But, I'm looking for an upgrade soon. I am working on sorting all the pins out in the factory plug. IF it works out, I plan to go with Alpine or Kenwood. Almost all brands now are putting out decent "mech-less" stereos, all...
by alanc1100
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 6160

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing L

DKcloud,
Installing a mech less stereo is not the issue. It is how can we wire it into the bike's harness so that the remote on the handlebar will work in addition to the intercom.
by alanc1100
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition switch
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Ignition switch

Rick, did you open it up and see if the plastic actually melted, melted wires, etc. If it didn't melt down, try the "how to article" on cleaning all the contacts. Could save you some $$$.
Alan
by alanc1100
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging system soldering repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: Charging system soldering repairs

I had 12.8v cold not running. Cranked her up, got her to op temp, I got 13.7 to 13.9 between 3000 and 3500. I think I'm good. I ordered the EC stator harness, so I'll do the other wires and relay then. Will try to remember to take pics as I go.
Thanks, Alan
by alanc1100
Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging system soldering repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: Charging system soldering repairs

Thanks. I get the 84 mixed up with 85-87 all the time.
by alanc1100
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging system soldering repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: Charging system soldering repairs

Hi Virgil, I did the 3 yellow wires mod. I cut the wires back to about 4 inches from the stator seal on the back case and crimped, soldered, and shrink-wrapped the 12Ga. Wires to the 14 Ga. From the stator. I ran the new wires up and over to the R/R. I cut the 3 yellows on the R/R side and joined th...
by alanc1100
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Harley Mufflers on the Cheap
Replies: 26
Views: 22079

Re: Harley Mufflers on the Cheap

MJSantos, I have a question. Why did you cut off the angled part of the headers? Seems to me you could just slip the new pipes on the headers then the mufflers slip on the pipes, providing of course that you get the pipes bent at the correct angle and the pipe ends sized snug to the headers and muff...
by alanc1100
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Fixing Broken Fairing Mirror Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: fixing broken fairing -mirror mount

ABS plastic cement will not just "glue" the crack, but will melt the ABS plastic a tad bit becoming one piece again. Make sure it is ABS only! ABS plastic pipe shavings/pellets and MEK mixed in a Mason jar is virtually the same thing. I hope this helps you.
Alanc1100