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by eklimek
Sun May 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Giving up on it

No disagreement about the longevity of old wings. Also true that once you are familiar wrenching on it, most problems are within your ability. (Also no ecu, software or sensors) Nevertheless, each to his own. If we had money to throw around we would probably ride a variety of bikes. It’s been my exp...
by eklimek
Sun May 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Giving up on it

Cap Can’t fault you. Fixen or Riden, is an easy choice for most. If you dont enjoy the former, then you got to go for something new that the dealership will fix, if it breaks. An old Wing is worth next to nothing and most dealers here wont take it as a trade in unless they rob you in the purchase. L...
by eklimek
Wed May 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Thanks for pointing that out.
by eklimek
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Honda appears to have a patent for this lubrication system.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7363904

See figure 1

It may not be common in other makes.
by eklimek
Mon May 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

(Thank you for correcting the gif in my previous post. )

It seems motorcycle transmissions benefit from lubrication as indicated by the following flow diagrams.

http://www.dansmc.com/4_stroke_oilflow.htm
by eklimek
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: NO START solenoid clicks but no turnover. whats wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: NO START solenoid clicks but no turnover. whats wrong?

The solenoid is a heavy duty switch to activate the start motor. If you can make the starter turn over by direct connection to a battery, you have eliminated it as the cause of the problem. Work back from there and ensure the connections to the solenoid are clean. The solenoid may be internally corr...
by eklimek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: please help me

“I like using the starter switch headlamp function to signal other drivers. Pressing it while riding blinks the headlamp off with each press. “

Now that’s clever. Why did I not think of that?

Thanks for the tip.
by eklimek
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: please help me

How is it going?

Ipsem lorem
by eklimek
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?

Best of luck wrestling with nostalgia. Firstly, no matter how much love, time and money you put in, it won’t be worth much. In fact it will be worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay. Market value discounts emotion and dreams , usually to zero. If you really wanted to pay homage to the idea, fi...
by eklimek
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake issues 82 GL1100 I
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Brake issues 82 GL1100 I

Welcome to the forum. It may be as simple as flushing the fluid.

Or

Time to consider rebuilding the brakes

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46

Best of luck with the master cylinder circlip. It can be a challenge if corroded.
by eklimek
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New to board
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: New to board

Welcome. I also removed the Vetter front from an 83. Leave the rear bags and frame. They will come in handy. With bags removed it looks near normal. The 81 has a relatively high rpm in topgear as it was built for the 55 mph speed limits. The sweet spot is near 60 mph. The most likely problems you ma...
by eklimek
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Needing opinions on engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Needing opinions on engine issues

There are several posts on setting the new belts.

Mark the cogs and belts and count teeth as a back up.

Typically the starboard side moves during installation. It still runs poorly if that happens. Dont ask how I know.
by eklimek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: High speed wobble

Wingit Unless there is more going on you should not have adversely affected the trail. The rear wheel is smaller and the front is taller (and wider) . This effectively tips the bike, (back down and the front up). It also makes the bike foot print slightly longer. Picture the steering bearing axis ex...
by eklimek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: High speed wobble

wingit If trail is decreased by fork height or rake change there is better turn in and more likely a handle bar whobble. (Like the front wheel caster on a shopping cart.) A tank slapper is the most common presentation. The opposite is true as well. The resonant frequency is adjusted with a steering ...
by eklimek
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: High speed wobble

Wingit

Some idle thoughts

Has the trail changed?

Is the whobble in the handle bars with the frame stable or is the frame involved?

You addressed the swing arm. If you stiffen the rear shock, does the resonance disappear?

Ed
by eklimek
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: please help me

Welcome to goldwing county. If everything lights up but it wont turn over this will be easy. Find the starter solenoid. Does it click? If not why not. Is it the handle bar starter switch? If yes, either the solenoid is rusty or the starter is kaput. Jump the solenoid and, in neutral, ignite the star...
by eklimek
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever

“The ORNGE Chopper is one of two motorcycles custom built for the air ambulance service by Orange County Choppers in New York State. According to ORNGE, the $150,000 cost of the two motorcycles (the second bike is worth $100,000) was paid for as a gift by Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland.” ...
by eklimek
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much should I do?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: How much should I do?

<t>I have a 83 that I bought when the sprague clutch failed to engage. There is a thread to this.<br/> <br/> Carburetor is key to smooth running. Usually one of the idle circuits is dysfunctional. It does not affect running otherwise. <br/> <br/> The 83 is, in my opinion, much the better of the gl11...
by eklimek
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hauling an 1800 across country
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Hauling an 1800 across country

In one of the above responses was the admonition to not use the side stand while trailering.

Has anyone had a misadventure doing that?
by eklimek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: The Last Answer Wins.
Replies: 178
Views: 16536

Re: The Last Answer Wins.

Camsell recognized no one, yet it clearly was wrong. The sky colour was tinged orange and the ground was dusty and hard to remove from your skin. It felt sharp, not like sand, sharp like pepper.
by eklimek
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 6345

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

Concur. The functional upgrade is expected to be the suspension. If it is not, they will be in the used market in two years. My colleagues still swear by their GL1500 and did not move up to the previous generation 1800. Lets see if they now move up and pay for the ride. Some will be forced to upgrad...
by eklimek
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 6345

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

The 2018 looks like a lot of bike. For comfort it looks super for more luggage maybe you should buy a Toyota or Lexus and have them meet you there? Its also a lot of money. How much better than the competition will it be? Or is Mother Honda positioning it as an aspirational or umbrella model? In the...
by eklimek
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Viscosity equivalent chart
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Viscosity equivalent chart

As a result of another interest I ran across this comparison chart of viscosity measurements which I will share. I required a specific Saybolt viscosity oil which is about 5w equivalent.


by eklimek
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make
Replies: 77
Views: 20652

Re: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make

I uploaded this thread a couple of years ago and I just stumbled across this article. I thought it would be a nice adjunct to the thread.

http://www.instructables.com/id/When-a- ... -Phillips/