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by SilverDave
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Fork question

Heres another doo-dad that does the same thing , and is self aligning. Its a little more $$$ . but very easy to use: Be sure to order the correct size http://www.riskracing.com/pages/Seal_Doctor_Page.html http://www.riskracing.com/pages/Video_Seal_Doctor_Page.html#.WeE0Za2ZNok My shade tree mechanic...
by SilverDave
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Usually I want to do more than just check. At a service station, I also want to add air, and possibly remove a pound or two , if I go over .... I bought this from GWRRA about 15 years ago: TirePressureGauge_withPouch.jpg It is quite accurate, clips onto the tire valve ( I only have two hands !! ) an...
by SilverDave
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake rotor replacing
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: rear brake rotor replacing

Getting it off... and back on too is a " ballet " with a lot of small steps . I use a small table lift , safety ties so it will not fall over, several bungee cords to tie stuff up , a long lever 2x4 and a 6x6 block as a lever base , and a scissors jack to fine tune where you want the swing arm . You...
by SilverDave
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LE starter clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: 85 LE starter clutch

In a 30 year old machine, even one with low miles, when you remove the starter ( which is a pain , clearance wise ) you will surely find all sorts of yucky grunge , a mix of carbon ( brushes ) and grease. Ugh .. Cleaning and possibly new starter bearings can make quite a difference...... SilverDave
by SilverDave
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Great Lift bargain for Canadian Wingers
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Great Lift bargain for Canadian Wingers

.... and next week ( Sept 19), at Princess Auto ( another Canadian Company ) what looks like the same table jack for only $80.00 ( Reg 160.00) and also what looks like a plastic " Mity Vac " brake bleeder for just $29.95 ( #8050832) Fall has gotta be the best time to buy shop tools !! SilverDave
by SilverDave
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 304
Views: 17955

Re: Trailer picture thread

I've always thought it was important to " match"...

My cargo trailer is only 200 lbs, holds all my camping gear , pulls well,
....... and has a totally matching blue paint job and blue-black-pink pinstripe job ..

SilverDave


by SilverDave
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hondaline cb on 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Hondaline cb on 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

Firstly, soak every button , on the CB and on the handlebar controls with lots of good quality electrical contact cleaner. Wait a day. Repeat. Wiggle all knobs . Repeat . And a third time . Secondly, dive into left glovebox , remove and clean , one at a time ( to keep them sorted out ), all connecti...
by SilverDave
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 Aspencade Head Gasket Overhaul
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: 84 Aspencade Head Gasket Overhaul

Firstly , a head gasket is pretty major , and is going to cost , no matter where you get your parts. Secondly, I went through all this , personally when I re did my heads about 3 years ago .. Heres the short tale : Labor to do it once is high .. to have to do it twice is beyond sad A ) OEM, from Hon...
by SilverDave
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil change
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: Fork oil change

According to my Shade Tree Mechanic, 99% of seal failures are actually grit or a bug in the fork tube. They can usually be fixed without taking the fork apart . http://www.riskracing.com/pages/Seal_Doctor_Page.html Using something like " The Seal Doctor " and doing a bolt mod like this ... One shoul...
by SilverDave
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Great Lift bargain for Canadian Wingers
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Great Lift bargain for Canadian Wingers

If you still don't have a lift ( esp for tires, etc ) ... Then this Canadian Tire sale item is a great bargain ( Early Sept only ) http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-motorcycle-atv-jack-1500-lbs-0091015p.html At $159, its a good bargain ... but... at $103 its a real deal . I took a close l...
by SilverDave
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to upgrade my headlight?
Replies: 30
Views: 1271

Re: How to upgrade my headlight?

I did a little more research ... many of the recent , very modern LED bulbs have almost a point source , unlike the ones of just 3 years ago. A " Point source " bulb of any type will be focused by even 1980 fluted lenses Drive Safe !! SilverDave
by SilverDave
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to upgrade my headlight?
Replies: 30
Views: 1271

Re: How to upgrade my headlight?

Unless a PO replaced it, your machine has a fluted lens with an H4 hi/lo bulb Both a 30 watt LED or a 30 watt HID kit will reduce the load on your charging system considerably . ( I love what it did for my system charging ) but .. While both give "Lots of Light " , the flutes will scatter from LED's...
by SilverDave
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct Electrical Wire Color
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Correct Electrical Wire Color

Joster : Rewiring all that mess is several weeks ( or months ) work .. ....tracing and cutting and placing new coloured wires .... I feel for you ... Some PO had wired all my trailer take off taps , and the 5 into 4 unit with black wires everywhere .... ground , hot , left turn, left turn all black ...
by SilverDave
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Car tire
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Car tire

There are fitment issues with going DS with most car tires on a 1200 rim .. Car tires don't exactly fit . Looks like the most successful have milled a few thou off the rim : http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/t4396-gl1200-goldwing-darkside and http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/t5357-gl-1200-darksid...
by SilverDave
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1023

Re: back rest

Thats true ... the backrest came with a special slot like internal attachment that you could bolt or weld to the seat internal frame. .... and you have to cut a 2 inch slot in the seat cover, as well/ On mine all that was done BEFORE the last time the present seat cover was installed . I usually rid...
by SilverDave
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1023

Re: back rest

If you can still find them , I highly recommend the " Removalable " central peg style : It is just as comfy, can be easily removed if your SI has trouble mounting your bike , and is quite adjustable for drivers comfort SilverDave DriverBckrst_7.jpg
by SilverDave
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Heeeeelllllpppp
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Heeeeelllllpppp

A Big +1 on Mikes GWRRA comments .. Almost all present GL1800 Wing owners once owned a GL1200... and in my case they LOVE offering help and advice on my GL1200... Its a much simpler machine than their present fuel injected 1800's and since they cannot do much on their own machine ... They love to he...
by SilverDave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel removal
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Front wheel removal

Its pretty similar to this series of pics :
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=68

'cept maybe for the spacers , and maybe the speedometer flange.

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldie complete electrical failure
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Goldie complete electrical failure

You still have the dog bone fuse ? ??? Its a hazard , and a good example of really bad engineering While at Lordco, or Canadian tire , get a 30 amp blade fuse, and one of these : http://alexnld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/SKU113003-20.jpg SilverDave SKU113003-20.jpg
by SilverDave
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake power
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Front brake power

If you really want the "throw-yourself-at-the-windshield " braking you might try sintered metal pads : https://fortnine.ca/en/ebc-double-h-sintered-brake-pads I had a set of these metal pads on my 1200 front for about a year, and while they stopped really well... .... after a year my rotor ( wear li...
by SilverDave
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: cleaning the carbs, need help
Replies: 44
Views: 1050

Re: cleaning the carbs, need help

There is , in your manual both a pressure test and a volume per minute test for a fuel pump " http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1019 simple to do, especially if it appears to be starving ... and , if you are gutsy, and can ignore the profanity, there are those who have " Rebuilt " a 1200...
by SilverDave
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dropped my bike
Replies: 28
Views: 1819

Re: Dropped my bike

Many local wreckers , and some shade tree mechanics might have a "Replacement " fork top tube.... worth taking a brief look before you sand and fill with J-B. I would guess the fork is off the bike anyway to do a careful repair, and seal replacement . My upper left fork tube last year also had a nic...
by SilverDave
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: cleaning the carbs, need help
Replies: 44
Views: 1050

Re: cleaning the carbs, need help

Be sure to spray carb cleaner down each and every tiny jet and tiny hole, and finish each " hole " with a blast of compressed air and a strong light visual-look-see into each ... after 4 years there could be all sorts of hidden varnish lurking in out of the way places .. Good luck SilverDave
by SilverDave
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I need bright lights!!
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: I need bright lights!!

Headlights : I used to run SilverStars ... about 15% brighter than regular H-4's ... but last spring I switched to HID's after a lot of reading on comparisons between LED's and HID's ... With our fluted lenses, LED's seem very bright , but are not a point source , so they don't focus down the road v...
by SilverDave
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200

I used to have a pair of Walmart 35 watt lights, running thru a relay . But 70 watts was enough to show a serious drop in the viktmeter , so I only turned them on after 15 minutes of running down the road. I just replaced them about 2 months with some BRIGHT 10 watt LED's What a difference ! The sta...