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by seabee_
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: How many bikes have you owned?
Replies: 47
Views: 6606

Re: How many bikes have you owned?

Hmmmmm....
1975 Honda cb360t - learned how to work on bikes with it.
1980 Kawasaki gpz400
1978 Suzuki gsxr750 - was over bored to the max and had lots of balls.
197? Honda xl100. Small bike but fun to ride.
1977 Kawasaki kz400
1985 Honda gl1200 Aspencade with over 117,000 miles and counting.
by seabee_
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Broke down in Norman Oklahoma Need Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Broke down in Norman Oklahoma Need Advice

Like above, it could be the venting on the gas cap. The next time it happens open the tank cap and see if you get a big sucking sound. A little is normal. Leave the cap off and start it to see if it runs better. If yes, then the cap vent. Hope you can get it fixed easy.
by seabee_
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice on 75 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Advice on 75 GL1000

Great job. Looks sweet.
by seabee_
Tue May 06, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: radio volume 1985 GL1200LTD
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: radio volume 1985 GL1200LTD

Was it the Auto Volume Control? Or was it something else?
by seabee_
Mon May 05, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: radio volume 1985 GL1200LTD
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: radio volume 1985 GL1200LTD

I also had that same issue. I thought it was amp related. Ended up being the Auto Volume Control Unit. The one located in the left side of the fairing. Remove the 'glove box' on the left side, look for the 5-pin jacks that are plugged into the AVC unit. Unplug them from the unit and plug them into e...
by seabee_
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: help!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: help!!!!!!

The lifters are hydraulic. No adjustments needed like the previous model Goldwings. Your 'wing is still an infant, you have many years and miles left in her with good and regular maintenance. I'm at 113k miles and still running like new. And yes, definitely replace the timing belts every 50k miles. ...
by seabee_
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL BRANDS
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: OIL BRANDS

I didn't know the stator was in the oil. I thought they were dry. Yes, both the stator and the clutch plates are an 'oil bath' type. That is why you have to make sure there are no "friction modifiers" in the oil. Synthetic and 'diesel' oils like Rotella or Delo are good to use. Diesel oils don't ha...
by seabee_
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL BRANDS
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: OIL BRANDS

ooohhhh! The 'oil' question. Haven't seen that one in awhile. :lol: But, yes, DELO is good stuff. Been using it for quite awhile. It does everything mentioned above. I have over 113k miles on the ticker and she's still running good.
by seabee_
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seafoam
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Seafoam

FYI if anyone wants to know. Here's info on making your own stuff. It also shows the breakdown of ingredients and their purpose. Interesting reading.
http://hildstrom.com/projects/seafoam/
by seabee_
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Another trick is to cut a piece of 3/4" or 1" plywood and drive the rear tire up onto the board and then try putting the bike up on the center stand. Some people put the boards under the front and rear tire to get the bike on the center stand easier.
by seabee_
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hands get numb
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Hands get numb

I agree, bigger grips are better. I plan on changing out the foam grips on my bike soon. Gloves make a difference too. I have a pair of thin gloves that have leather palms and a stretchy breathable fabric on back and my hands get numb after 30 mins. My other waterproof full leather gloves have more ...
by seabee_
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 3/4 vs full face helmet?
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: 3/4 vs full face helmet?

I have the HJC modular helmet. With the front down it covers like a full face helmet. With the front flipped up it's like a 3/4 helmet, but you don't want to ride more than 50+mph because the wind whips it around a bit. It has a tinted half shield that slides down inside the helmet and the clear fli...
by seabee_
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 GL1200 aspencade speedometer
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: 1984 GL1200 aspencade speedometer

As far as the schematic, not sure if there is one out there. Have you checked ebay for the sensor? I have seen them posted there every now and then. A lot of times the circuit boards are ok, the gears inside the sensors tend to go bad because they are made of plastic. You can also search the for sal...
by seabee_
Sun May 26, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Where can I get a compression tester adapter to fit my 84?
Replies: 33
Views: 1528

Re: Where can I get a compression tester adapter to fit my 8

I have to agree with the others, DON'T force it into the plug hole. ALL PROPER SIZED PLUGS will screw into the hole easily with your fingers. If it doesn't you have one or more problems, plug and/or hole threads are damaged, threads could be dirty, or wrong thread pitch. Metric threads can be very s...
by seabee_
Mon May 20, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Shell oil/Seafoam/Wet Clutch
Replies: 117
Views: 14687

Re: Shell oil/Seafoam/Wet Clutch

I use DeloLE oil with good results. Any of the 'diesel' oils like Delo or Rotella are good for the 'wings. The biggest thing is to READ the label to be sure there are no friction modifiers.
by seabee_
Sat May 11, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another plug for Seafoam
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Another plug for Seafoam

Greetings Gunnar, glad to see a fellow Goldwinger in Iceland. I spent some time there back in the 90's out at the NATO base before they closed it. I sure would have loved to ride my 'wing over there, but they wouldn't let me bring it. Anyway, here is a great web link on how to make your own Seafoam ...
by seabee_
Sun May 05, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tired of working on 1500
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Tired of working on 1500

Sometimes, it's just some dirt or grime stuck in the seal causing it to leak. I had both my seals leaking and tried a cheap fix that worked. Not saying it will fix your problem but it's cheaper to try before a replacement. Here's a link on it. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical...
by seabee_
Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Two things
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Two things

Clunkiness is normal for 'wings. Try using diesel oils like Delo LE or Rotella. They work great for keeping the internals cleaner then regular oils and they do help with the clunks and finding neutral easier. I also change my oil every 3,000 miles or when the shifting gets noisier or harder.
by seabee_
Wed May 01, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 Hard to shift into Neutral
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: 84 Hard to shift into Neutral

Run 4 ozs of seafoam in the oil before changing oil and filter. It will help clean things out. Run it for about 100 easy miles keeping the rpms below 3500. Do lots of upshifting and downshifting and change the oil while it's still warm. You also might try using diesel oil like Delo LE or Rotella. It...
by seabee_
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Quick SeaFoam Question
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Yep. Run 1/2 a can in the fuel tank for the carbs and 4 ozs in the crank case before an oil change. What I do is ride the bike for about 50+ miles, let it sit overnight. Ride again for about 50 more miles and change oil and filter while the oil is still warm. It will do many things, clean the clutch...
by seabee_
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Noise
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Engine Noise

Something you can do to help clean the carbs is to run 1/2 a can of seafoam in a full tank of fresh gas. Ride it around enough to work the seafoam into the carbs and let it sit overnight. The seafoam will help to clean the small passages in the carb. It isn't a sure fix all the time but good to do e...
by seabee_
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Noise
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Engine Noise

If you use the choke on warm up does it make the noise less noticeable? I assume it sounds like marbles loose in the engine. If the carbs are out of sync and unbalanced this can cause it. When was the last time the carbs were synched?
by seabee_
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Carbs rebuilt and synced
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Carbs rebuilt and synced

Which cylinders are not getting hot? Good spark to them? Possibly not enough fuel getting to the cylinders? It is possible when they were rebuilt the float levels were not set right. If this is the case it means pulling them again.
by seabee_
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Int. 87 - rear suspension oil replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: GL1200 Int. 87 - rear suspension oil replacement

Best way to get all the fluid out is to disconnect the air lines, remove the shock, turn them upside down and let them drain a day or two into a container. You can speed the process by pushing down on the upside down shock to squirt the oil out. You can remove the air lines and leave them on the bik...
by seabee_
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Int. 87 - rear suspension oil replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: GL1200 Int. 87 - rear suspension oil replacement

I used atf when I refilled my shocks. Works as good as shock oil. They are both hydraulic fluids. I can't remember the amount. I have to look around on my laptop or in the manual for the capacities..