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by virgilmobile
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Reviving an old Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Reviving an old Laptop

I also converted to Linux 18.3
To play videos,I've used "vlc media player" on my other systems.Its available for Linux too.
I've not tried the version that comes with Linux.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Electrical issue

Other than the headlight hard wired and working,is the bike still dead?
by virgilmobile
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 GL1100 shift mechanism blocked by plug
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: 83 GL1100 shift mechanism blocked by plug

I've been looking for pictures..Found one..
Take a look at the position of the shift arm..In this picture it's much closer to the paw and seems to cover that plug so it can't slip out.Yours seems to be further to the left side of the bike.


by virgilmobile
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New member Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: New member Introduction

In a restore project,finding out if the engine is ok should be first thing. Test first. My process...Remove all spark plugs..remove timing belt cover..Hand turn only the engine 2 full revs. Do not attempt to start the engine yet. Use a compression gauge and check each cylinder using the starter.Spar...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Clutch fluid gone

Look under the bike near the back center of the engine.You'll see the clutch slave housing.See if it's wet on the bottom and peeling paint.A sure sign of leaking clutch fluid.
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Clutch fluid gone

By the way..Here's the post I did on mine...viewtopic.php?t=28498
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Clutch fluid gone

It has been said that clutch fluid can leak past a bad seal in the slave cylinder into the engine. This would be very bad. I cannot verify this claim. My 88 also lost most of it's fluid due to a bad slave cylinder but the leaking fluid did exit the casing through a small drain that is formed into th...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

Been looking into another "Windows program" option while in Linux. It's a 64 bit system so I loaded "virtual box" in Linux...I grabbed my Windows 7 pro 64 bit and installed it. Now Linux has a virtual Windows OS running at the same time I have Linux running.No dual boot needed. Basically windows thi...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ECM red bulb on end
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: ECM red bulb on end

Is it a led or a red button(reset) you push in?
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: slides

Taken at the question only.. I removed my air filter...stuck a small mirror on a stick in the bottom..rotated it around till I could see each slide..one at a time...Started the engine..rapped the throttle a couple times to about 4000 rpm and watched each slide bounce up and down....I did find that o...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500 won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 1989 GL1500 won't start

Straydogg wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Headlight doesn't even dim when I hit the start button. Absolutely nothing happens. No mice.....lol
I thought all goldwings turned off the headlights when the start button was pushed.
All of mine did.Is your start button working correctly?
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

Did you install the 32 bit or 64 bit version.?
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

Been there did that.Stopping updates works for a while to keep windows stable but sooner or later something internet related will stop working forcing you to update again. I also have a windows program I'm fighting with on Linux 18.3. It does run on Wine on my laptop with Linux 18.3 but not on my de...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500 won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 1989 GL1500 won't start

Did the headlight go out when you pushed the start button.?
It's also possible the main relay is not working well.The relays can be swapped around to find out.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

Why do I prefer Linux?


Right in the middle of a hour long frequency data entry it decided to crash and update.
A hour lost..hour update...15 minutes of restart and try again.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on fixing my screwup
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Suggestions on fixing my screwup

There are no adjustments to the cams. The crank is turned by HAND to TDC mark and each cam pulley has a mark that alignes with the casing marks. Dont get anal about a half tooth.Youll have to get right down level with the marks to see them properly.They always look off when standing up. Double check...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

If you glue it back on put some tape over it..It might keep you from loosing it on the road when it falls off.
Or just weld it back on.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delay going from dim to bright headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Delay going from dim to bright headlights

Good job.Let us know iffin you have any other problems
by virgilmobile
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delay going from dim to bright headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Delay going from dim to bright headlights

Easiest to check is to swap the high and low beam relays.If it follows the relay,replace it.If it's the same,remove the headlight and look for aftermarket wiring....a modulator perhaps that has failed?
by virgilmobile
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speed related running problem, 83
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Speed related running problem, 83

Available voltage at the coils.As the rpm/load increases..so does the demand for a good spark.Poor voltage at the coils can drop one side.Measure the volts feeding the coils at 3500rpm.It really needs to stay between 13-14.2 volts. If it drops,it can be augmented with a relay bypass direct from the ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1308

Re: Strange electrical problem

The problem was definitely the battery. I got a new battery and installed it, and the bike has been perfect since. The old battery I had sitting on the bench. I put my meter on the battery this afternoon and measured it and it was at 0 volts. I left my meter on the battery terminals, then gave the ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1308

Re: Strange electrical problem

Keep in mind that the original post indicates that the whole bike goes dead.No nuthin.No dash lights...just dead.
It's not the start button.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

The GUI is more like windows 10 but keep in mind that Linux is open source software. Ya still have to choose what you use the computer for and pick to the operating system that supports it. My wife prefers the Linux Libra office over MS. I prefer the network browser in Linux over MS. Linux allows be...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Linux

I am running Linux 18.3 on a laptop and mainframe with an enormous tv for the screen. I hated windows from Win95 on. Crashes in the middle of data entry a hour long. Stupid operating system.Why does it need 36million lines of code anyways. If you must have that windows only program..Linux has Wine.....
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

Personally don't bother with epoxy.It won't handle the heat.It will look good but no strength.Post a few pictures..We may be able to come up with an alternative.