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by SilverDave
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Possible fuel issue?

Jtmcnees wrote : <<I would suspect a carb problem but she had run beautifully for the previous 800 Miles of my trip.>> Mine had been running perfectly as well for last several thousand km and it just happened suddenly .. 10% ethanol in gas can do strange things . Also some service station gas is pre...
by SilverDave
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Possible fuel issue?

My '85 aspy was doing something similar last summer: It would always start and idle perfectly, then cough and splutter at around 2000 to 3000 rpm. It still had power to pull, sorta ...and it smoothed out at higher rpm's, mostly .... After doing everything I could think of : opened gas cap, checked f...
by SilverDave
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )

Well I waited till the driveway was more or less clear of ice ... LOL... before driving to my battery dealer The battery came off the charger the last time at 12.98 volts, and after a day was down to 12.61.. The load test at the dealer passed, more or less, and his digital load tester said it had 23...
by SilverDave
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 26
Views: 2020

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

My go to favorite tire dealer has a tiny shop on the City border . I thought the Metzler 880' s "Read good " so, over the phone , I asked him to order me one , when my front got down to the wear bars. LOL He refused !! His explanation : " I've had to replace way too many of those in last 2 years. Th...
by SilverDave
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100 Seat Care
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: 1982 GL1100 Seat Care

Go to a leather jacket store and get something like Danier Defense spray : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zCXmwMMv-Yc/UhLOWHZJuMI/AAAAAAAAAAA/fgG-lB-q1bY/s1600/untitled.PNG This is a waterproofing for hard leather jackets that leaves no surface white streaks ( Like most vortex waterproofing does ) and ma...
by SilverDave
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )

After 2 days of careful warming , and thawing , the voltage was 6.8 ( Ugh ) but after another 2 days of low trickle charging ( 2 amp ) It reads 13.05 this morning .. So I guess its down to the battery dealer to get it load tested .. That 13 volts might just be a surface charge . SilverDave
by SilverDave
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )

My 1200 battery froze ( It was REALLY cold here !! ) .... so I moved it into basement to slowly warm up . The present voltage after warm up is now 8.1 volts . Case does not seem cracked . Is it safe to put it on a trickle charger for a day or two to try and bring it back to life ?? Or should I just ...
by SilverDave
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

I have replaced several of the Trailer ( and Wing ) running lights with LED's ( Left the brake bulbs ... Incandescent " seem " brighter to me ) and added two 50 LED light bars from Harbour Freight . All the bike and trailer side running lights are quite bright LED's . and .. best yet My Back-Off mod...
by SilverDave
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Yes, I agree ... a great set of books ! And ... not only does Hough's last book , "Mastering the Ride " have all the same great hints of the first two books, but its also in COLOUR !! Available at Amazon .. for about $20 ! ISBN-13: 978-1935484868 and .. it has two appendices : " TraveL " and " The A...
by SilverDave
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

...and it looks good, too !!


SilverDave
by SilverDave
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

I have pulled a utility trailer for years with all sorts of camping gear, and I've had no stopping problems ( But I do use sintered brake pads ) . As long as the trailer is balanced front to back, and left to right , and the tongue weight is around 25 to 30 lbs ... no problems. I use a 50 lb fish sc...
by SilverDave
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter

This Gold Fuel Filter almost fits in the standard GL1200 fuel filter bracket, and is much cheaper than Honda OEM :

https://www.napacanada.com/en/p/NGF3011

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a Stator?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: What is a Stator?

A stator is an older form of alternator charging device that has no parts to wear .. no brushes . Its simply a magnet , spinning inside a coil . It can produce up to 70 VAC , so needs a rectifier ( into DC ) and a regulator ( Bring it down to about 13 volts .) It has been used in outboards, plane en...
by SilverDave
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: 1200 SEI wiring diagram

The problem with a 30 yo machine is thats a lot of time for PO's to add stuff or modify wires . Even a good wiring diagram from the Clymer might not help Quire often you have to actually trace wires by running a fingertip along the entire wire from stop light up to the switch . When I got mine , the...
by SilverDave
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a

Last year, I took mine down to a local rad shop, to see which of many he would recommend . The nice man in the rad shop looked at it , said " Its pretty dirty " , sprayed it with something magical , wiped all the dirt and grit off the rubber seal, slapped it onto a rad cap tester , cranked the press...
by SilverDave
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

The top 1/8 to 1/4 in of the pistons does nothing critical . ... the small clear ring spot just above the corrosion line . You don't want to actually gouge it ... but I have found that if Hydraulic fluid pressure does not push them out .. I take a break... to think ... Then clean that top 1/4 inch ,...
by SilverDave
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 LTD Front Fork Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: 1985 LTD Front Fork Maintenance

What a great and organized Video ... From tool layout to all the re and re ... well... I might have used a circlip pliers to remove the lock ring .. .........and he seems a little too handy with a switchblade jacknife.( Minute 2:47 ) LOL.. but otherwise... I did not exactly say that about the servic...
by SilverDave
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburator ,,,update jets ?? !
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Carburator ,,,update jets ?? !

I am more interested in " the Green Stuff" ..... Yuck !! Is there lot of salt air in riviere-bleue , PQ ? Do your local gas stations sell particularly crappy gas ? Perhaps a lot of water in your gas tank ?? " Inquiring Minds want to Know " LOL SilverDave
by SilverDave
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Now that your pins are out, borrow a digital micrometer

.... and check them over their entire length to be less than 6.00 mmm... say down to 5.95 mm or less after sanding in a drill press

( Top to bottom !! )

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.

Lordo gave me a good price on the Lucas semi synthetic... so I will be changing it just before I put it to bed

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.

So even if it is Semi-syn and it " Looks good " you think its probably "acidic " by now ?

Ok

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.
Replies: 7
Views: 230

GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.

For at least 15 years, I have kept my 1200 stator running well ( It probably was a PO replacement ) My research way back then was that GL1200 stator failure was ( Likely ) caused by : a) Bad yellow wire plug ( which I cut out and soldered ). b) Poor battery and rect/reg struggling to keep up ( check...
by SilverDave
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dupli-tech alternator conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: Dupli-tech alternator conversion

Where can one order a Dupli-tech GL1200 alternator conversion kit ??
Is it still available ??

SilverDave
by SilverDave
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement

Yes, it is a GREAT Bike ! .. and so fun to do the BIG miles in ( My best was Alaska !! ) ... and I feel the same way about keeping stator , etc as original as possible !! ( I also have classic plates) but .. it will never be easy stuff from now on , 'cept for oil changes . You will find all sorts of...
by SilverDave
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Those pins are very soft metal, and do mushroom quite easily . The first time I found this, about 11 years ago, I had just purchased a digital caliber. The hole they go into is 6.00 mm. My pins were from 6.05 to 6.13 over quite a length . No wonder they were stuck I used an old phillips screwdriver,...