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by feetup
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Left rear end turn and break lights out
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Left rear end turn and break lights out

Yes, you are headed in the right direction. There are plugs and looms of wire for the rear lights clipped to the inner fender. They are covered by a rubber boot that you can slide out of the way. The clips can be bent up to free the looms, but gently. If there have been any lights added in the rear ...
by feetup
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mileage on a 1984 STD
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Mileage on a 1984 STD

hi filupsd;

I'm not sure, but it seems that the standard should get similar mileage to the interstate, if not better. The lack of fairing and what little aerodynamic benefit it provides should be more than made up for by the greatly reduced weight.
My 84 interstate normally exceeds 44 mpg (US gallon)
by feetup
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Really Confused about proper oil to use 84 1200 Interstate
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Really Confused about proper oil to use 84 1200 Interst

Hi Flutie, welcome to the totally enjoyable world of the '84 interstate! I'm from Canada too. A couple of points for you. If you are confused and not sure to trust the advice or not then use a motorcycle specific oil and know that you may or may not be paying too much, but that it was intended for a...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: OMIBS and loosing my sleep!
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: OMIBS and loosing my sleep!

Yes, which leads to one of life's most important truths. Never, ever take a sleeping pill and a powerful laxative the same night!
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I wonder if Honda ever done this with a Goldwing Engine
Replies: 53
Views: 2626

Re: I wonder if Honda ever done this with a Goldwing Engine

I think pud750 is on the right track. One has to look at what the goldwing is intended to do. Why would you need better breathing on the engine. It is already the quickest bike in it's class. To have the engine you are thinking of it would have to have double overhead cams with shim adjustable valve...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard

Here is the unit we have been talking about, from the Canadian supplier. http://canadiancruisercustomizing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=49 I'm sure he will ship anywhere. Here is the link to the "contact us" page http://canadiancruisercustomizing.com/index.php?main_page=c...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard

I don't know for sure. They certainly look like they would be. I think I have been calling the Ignitor a controller by mistake. You should email the supplier, I'm certain you will get a reply. I just emailed him about the length of the wires and he emailed me back within about 10 minutes stating tha...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What Parts Fit from a 77 to a 81 Goldwings
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: What Parts Fit from a 77 to a 81 Goldwings

Wow! Very extensive!

Good one Old Fogey!!
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

Alchurch; I have only had my unit for less than a season so I cannot speak to durability or longevity, or for that matter even toughness. The distributor claims longer life than conventional halogen bulbs with no loss of output over time, as does a halogen. It would be important to mount everything ...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

Skbuilding; The 85 interstate has the same bulb as all 1000, 1100, and 1200 goldwings, which is an H4. Therefore the unit you would need is the "HID Conversion Kit, 55W Slim Ballast H4 H/L" , and you can choose one of three color temperatures in the drop down menu, 8,000K, 6000K, and 5000K. I have u...
by feetup
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

resdog70 No, the way this system operates, it uses one 14 gauge wire to supply all the current it needs. It is important to these units not to have any line loss between the battery and the ballast, and the stock Honda system uses rather small wire for the headlight wiring. To help you understand ho...
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: HID bulb on a 1200 Standard

There is a single screw in the bottom of the housing. Remove that and pull out on the bottom of the chrome trim ring, and swing the headlamp and chrome trim ring up and off, out of the housing. It hooks at the top. I'm pretty sure there is room in the housing for the bulb, but you will have to mount...
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

The fuse box mounted on the air cleaner has accessory terminals on the front of it that are switched with ignition.
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seafoam
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: seafoam

Ouch! Yes, Coleman fuel is exactly what I mean, but we can get it for $8 Cdn. for a four liter can. In all honesty, what I use is Type III outboard motor oil, about 25-30 cc in every tank full of fuel. I first read about it on a high performance car web site and after four years I really swear by it...
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

That's the same reason I wired mine to the oil light, to save the extra startup cycle. And yes, the headlight would go out if the oil light came on - or if you stall the engine! I'm planning to add a latching relay into my bike this winter, so that once the headlight comes on, it stays on regardles...
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no spark
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: no spark

The Regulator/rectifier is connected to the spark only as a distant cousin. Yes it is part of the system for providing the current needed for the coils to build the spark but only that. The ignition system consists of four components. First is the signal generator which is behind your timing belt co...
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seafoam
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: seafoam

20 quid seems pretty steep.
If you have to pay that much you could easily mix your own. 500cc of outboard motor oil, 300cc of camp fuel (Naptha) and 200cc of rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
The oil and camp stove fuel at any big outdoors shop, and the alcohol from the chemist.
by feetup
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

Ok guys, in order; Resdog70 I can see your point. If you lost oil pressure, or even if the pressure sensor failed, you would loose light. The reason why I used the oil pressure sensor on circuit was to avoid having the bulb come on when I turned the key, then off when I engaged the starter than on a...
by feetup
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: HID Headlight for 1100/1200
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

Re: HID Headlight for 1100/1200

Hi Resdog, welcome to the postings, and that is one cute puppy in your avatar! I'll answer your questions in the order you asked them. Yes, the high/low solenoid is built into the bulb holder. One of the two boxes that hook to the bulb unit is the controller. It has a three prong blade type plug to ...
by feetup
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: run a tube type tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: run a tube type tire?

The biggest difference between a tubeless and a tube type tire is the bead. The tubeless tire has a soft rubber sealing layer over the bead whereas the tube type has a hard bead, of the same rubber as the sidewall and tread, and often they merely have the fabric of the carcass impregnated with rubbe...
by feetup
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seafoam
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: seafoam

According to the MSDS safety data sheet Seafoam is 40-60% light oil (Pale Oil) 25-35% Naptha and 10-20% Isopropyl alcohol.
Those things translate to Britain well enough. I suppose you could easily make your own.
by feetup
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seafoam
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: seafoam

Let's not start the Auto oil vs. Motorcycle specific oil argument here! We've been through that.
It's almost become a religious battle. :lol:
by feetup
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seafoam
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: seafoam

Well said WingAdmin! I find I use the "sonic" method for determining oil changes on my 1200 Interstate as well. The 1200's make a lot of strange noises in their transmissions, and now after 4 years with this bike I can hear the differences when the oil gets 1500 to 2000 miles old, depending on ridin...
by feetup
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Winterizing.
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Winterizing.

Of all the maintenance we do to these machines one of the most important procedures we do is winterizing them. For those folks who are not fortunate enough to live in the south where winter riding can be fun, it might be the most important and perhaps the most neglected maintenance we do. The variou...
by feetup
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Final Drive oil blowing out
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Final Drive oil blowing out

Something just occurred to me and I don't know how to edit my post above. The fill cap on the final drive is known for being fragile. There are postings by a number of people who have broken them when trying to remove them after they have been over tightened. They are hollow and thin and are require...