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by SilverDave
Tue May 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan

Here is a MUCH better pic .. no wrinkles !!

SilverDave


by SilverDave
Sun May 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Giving up on it

I so agree with Leakyrof... it takes a lot of work, sometime to get these 30+ YO Wings to where you want them... But I have taken mine to Alaska , and back with absolutely no problem bigger than a burned out side running light. and ... they still ride like a cosy chesterfield..... I have often put o...
by SilverDave
Sun May 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan

Here is the circuit diagram I modified , from another Wing Site, which I believe is now defunct . LED's are directional , so must be connected with correct wire to positive but can operate on only 20 ga wire. fan over ride.jpg The diagram was living in a box in my garage for last two years , hence t...
by SilverDave
Sun May 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Toggle on/off switch for radiator fan

I placed my toggle switch on the left handlebar , accessible by left thumb . There are TWO wires to the fan motor ... your switch and the thermal switch connects the one side to ground , turning the fan on .. and as a simple add on, to the OTHER side of the fan wiring , I connected a small LED , to ...
by SilverDave
Sat May 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: GL1200LTD Project

Many of my 1200 friends and I use Dunlops E3 or E4 .....a long wearing bias tire Good mileage, great handling on a 1200, and often a good price from ITC .... Michelins are also good , too. I am always a bit suspicious of Shinko Tires or any cheaper tire ....the 1200 is a pretty heavy bike . SilverDave
by SilverDave
Sat May 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: GL1200LTD Project

Once you punch out the brake pad pins (5.8 mm drift ... I use a cut-off phillips screwdriver which had 5.8 mm shaft ) then.. .... since those pins are no longer available , .... chuck them in a drill press, and " Turn " them down to less than 6 mm, with emery cloth . When they are the right size, le...
by SilverDave
Wed May 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Removable DIY Fork Gaiters
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Removable DIY Fork Gaiters

Yes , Shock Socks are good, and you could get a matched-to-your-bike coloured set , too... But at almost $50 ( $ Canadian ) when you add shipping ... I think you can make a set for less than $4.00 and less than an hour .... and even less if you forget about the 4 seams ... but ... I take my bike phi...
by SilverDave
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Removable DIY Fork Gaiters
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Removable DIY Fork Gaiters

A PO had installed these Gaiters about 25 years ago. It took a bit of introspection to understand why they had lasted so long : --------------------------------------- Fork gaiters are used to protect the fork sliders from bugs and dirt. They extend the seal life, and prevent fork slide damage from ...
by SilverDave
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: color identification
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: color identification

Firstly, you will never get an exact match. Sadly after 30 + years, your paint has oxidized and faded a shade or two ... But ...Secondly ,all is not lost ..... its still possible : When my colour matching utility trailer needed a bit of touchup ( The lid flew off while tooling down the Fraser Canyon...
by SilverDave
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: windshield scratches
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: windshield scratches

For large scratches and lots of of ugly marks ... here is the plan : http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-polish-a-Lexan-windshield-for-under-4/ For smaller scratches, I have done this same procedure over a 2x2 in area with good success . Have Fun SilverDave
by SilverDave
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??

I dried mine at medium power for about 6 to 8 30 second microwave bits .. You wanna sneak up on it. http://qqjky.qjhbf.servertrust.com/v/vspfiles/info/Silica%20Gel.pdf . but you can also buy it from Amazon.com : https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Premium-Silica-Desiccant-Indicating/dp/B014VM9V70/ref=sr_1...
by SilverDave
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Depends where you ride, I guess . I often leave the vent closed, even on a summer day . The two side Wind Wings move more air than the vent ever does. But why would you have to change the holes at all ? Mine fit perfectly , with NO mods . Is it really a GL1200 Slipstreamer ?? SilverDave
by SilverDave
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SEi fuel filter
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

Re: SEi fuel filter

One of the most used tools on MY toolbox is a small handle "inch-pounds " torque wrench. Its a 1.4 inch drive . Coupled with a 6" extension, its perfect for all those tiny bolt problems : Like Starter fasteners ..... Fuel filter clamps ... Carb tops .... tiny bolts and screws everywhere.. I think 15...
by SilverDave
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make
Replies: 77
Views: 20644

Re: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make

So two questions : I assume that 1980's Wings ( Like my 1200) had JIS screws, even though they were manufactured in Marysville, USA . What about modern GL1800's ?? ( made in Japan)... and if different ... in which year was the break point ? ............................ Secondly , I often use just sc...
by SilverDave
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

The GL1200 series is hotter than later Wings with different rad setups ... and hotter than other styles of big cruisers as well And it does get quite hot, some summer days , even up North here in the interior deserts .... maybe not 113 , but still well above 105, some days.... If its that hot that m...
by SilverDave
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Helmets 101

Great article . I would add just one thing ... WA said : << I'd recommend going to a motorcycle store (or better yet - a show) and try on several helmets until you come across one that fits well and feels good. If the store will allow it, try wearing it around for half an hour, to make sure that it ...
by SilverDave
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear trunk dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: rear trunk dimensions

Those numbers are correct , if the two sections were rectangular boxes . They give a volume of 1.916 cu ft or about 55 litres . ....................... Be aware that the shapes are quite complex , with rounded corners, and two trapezoidal cross sections , top and bottom. Some objects ( Like even a s...
by SilverDave
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?

Here is a brand new one : Very Very pricy because its from Kuryakyn ... https://www.jpcycles.com/product/446-543/kuryakyn-plug-in-driver-backrest-for-touring This would give you some idea of what you need to look for , in extra parts when at a used bike graveyard . You might even find a seat and bac...
by SilverDave
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?

Well, the "hole" in my seat was cut by a pro seat upholstery person , and taped , sewn and covered with a secure sewn covered flap.. Short of driving your Wing thru a flood, not much water gets in there .. and the secure sewn edge prevents " chafing " and wear from the centre bar, sliding in and out...
by SilverDave
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: How is attached the driver backrest on a GL1200,1984?

Mine was a Markland design, I think from mid-80's .. a single 1/8" bar goes thru the seat into a channel bolted or welded to seat pan . The minus is for adding a sheepskin, one has to cut and re-inforce a 1" by 1/4' slot in any sheepskin cover . The plus is its easily removable( If your passenger is...
by SilverDave
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Going back to OEM from floor board & heal/toe shifter
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: Going back to OEM from floor board & heal/toe shifter

You are right : Threads on darkside, oil and floorboards bring out ALL the comments !!! but ... if I can speak for the other side : When I got this heel-and-toe equipped Wing ( in my 60's I had ridden a lifetime on pegs, and it took over a month to get used to strange setup. At first I hated it ... ...
by SilverDave
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding driving lights to a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Adding driving lights to a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

On an Aspencade, right in front of the shark gills, there is a half fake air vent . The top three little panes of this vent are closed, and the bottom two are open. There is a big phillips bolt thru the middle small panel, used to hold that section of front lower fairing to the bike. I made a L shap...
by SilverDave
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal just stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Turn signal just stopped working

In Order : Fuse check ? ( rare ) Flasher dead ( even rarer ) Bad ground to flasher ( common ) FYI B wire on OEM flasher is 12 volt L wire goes to switch and "E" wire on OEM flasher goes to ground ( this green wire probably corroded somewhere ) Some people just add a second short jumper to a close av...
by SilverDave
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 1200a wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: 1984 1200a wiring

I MUCH prefer the Clymer manual : https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Clymer-Shop-Repair-Manual-Fits-Honda-GL1200A-Gold-Wing-Aspencade-1984-1987-/312044225059?hash=item48a7490223 My manual has both the Aspy and interstate colour diagrams The coloured wiring diagram matches the wire colours, and has enough space...
by SilverDave
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric Starter with a "noise",,look what i found!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Electric Starter with a "noise",,look what i found!!!

Hi :
I think I used a Napa 7733 radiator hose cut into two parts as the rad hose
( If you have a NAPA dealer near you ..)


SilverDave