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by Oldbear
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Fellow Wingers
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Oldbear - I noticed your avatar. Are you planning on doing the Cannonball 500? I'm thinking I will do one of the Cannonball rides this fall. It would have been a lot more comfortable on the Wing instead of my KLR 650. I did the very first one - that was before the first knee surgery and before the ...
by Oldbear
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Fellow Wingers
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

I too have left the Goldwing life. Due to my "busted" knees I found the riding position on my 83 Aspencade to be very painful; highway pegs were comfortable all day long, but not with my feet on the pegs. Tried floorboards, modifying the pegs and added pillows to seat - but nothing worked. So we pos...
by Oldbear
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Making your own Windscreen (video)
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

Re: Making your own Windscreen (video)

First, thank you for taking the time to record the video. We need more of that here. Good job; and I knew you meant soldering iron rather than glue... The fragile and snappy properties of the plexiglass (methyl methacrylate) is why I went with the Lexan (Polycarbonate). I didn't fancy a bit of poly ...
by Oldbear
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Starter issue?

Along with all the other advice - I'll add mine. Check your wiring and solenoid for the starter circuit. One of my connectors had got a little hot and melted, making for a bad connection and a huge current lose. I also pulled the starter and did the rebuild/service mentioned the the DIY section. Mad...
by Oldbear
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 48
Views: 24081

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

Winterize? Yesterday we rode with our PGR group in the local Veterans Day Parade, then rode across town to a burger place for lunch, and home - in short sleeve T-shirts! :D veteransday2016.jpg The thing I really love about winter weather is seeing it on facebook when people post photos! :twisted: B...
by Oldbear
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New windshield issue
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: New windshield issue

I second the vent. I modified an 1800 windscreen and its great. Alos, you may want to look at some "wings". I have Air Wings and they change really help change the airflow patterns.
by Oldbear
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced timing belt now valve tick
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Replaced timing belt now valve tick

Enjoy. I'll avoid Calgary at all cost for the next 10 days. Way too many drug store cowboys and hat with whistles attached for me. I'll watch the Rodeo in my shop with $2 beer rather than $8.

Boy, I do sound like a grumpy old man...

Have fun
by Oldbear
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced timing belt now valve tick
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Replaced timing belt now valve tick

There is a great "How-to" on carb syncing. Buy or build yourself a carb balancing tool. Its worth it for maintenance and performance.
by Oldbear
Sat May 14, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Seats
Replies: 21
Views: 4359

Re: Seats

It's like taxi drivers use. You don't really notice the beads - but it allows airflow under your bottom. Keeping everything cool - but it comes off in the rain - makes for a wetter "seat".
by Oldbear
Sat May 14, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Seats
Replies: 21
Views: 4359

Re: Seats

The fur is called "sheepskin" and often comes pre-cut to fit on a motorcycle seat. I've seen them but never ridden on it. I use a modified wooden bead seat cover on long rides.
by Oldbear
Sun May 08, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform
Replies: 24
Views: 7405

Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform

The workbench idea is great! Did you have to drill holes in the platform for the updated wheel chock? Yes I did. The front outriggers and the rear chock mount - the front ones lined up with the old mount. But it all seems to line up between the frame-work on the underside. The front "landing pad" i...
by Oldbear
Sat May 07, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform
Replies: 24
Views: 7405

Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform

I've made the following mods to mine. I've added a large rubber dock bumper to brace the front as I drive to the front of the lift - it levered forward my first load. I added braces at the back corners with rubber feet - the first time I drove on the front lifted and I had an 1100cc motorcycle lift ...
by Oldbear
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway

Now I am going to have to check my tank also. Although I suspect it was my fuel cap.
by Oldbear
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway

I pulled my cap out and soaked it in Seafoam for a few days, because I had the diagnosis that Maz mentioned. Although it was more prevalent within 15-20 km of filling the tank. Fixed the issue.
by Oldbear
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A new kind of battery problem
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: A new kind of battery problem

Check your connections "downstream" of the battery. That much resistance may have migrated to other places.
by Oldbear
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signals.
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: turn signals.

Tail light is always on... or at least it should be...
by Oldbear
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signals.
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: turn signals.

Check your bulbs also. It might be a burnt out filament.
by Oldbear
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform
Replies: 24
Views: 7405

Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform

Who needs a lift for changing a back tire? I can have mine off in less than three minutes. You just need a couple of pieces of carpet so you don't scratch the crash bars when you lay it down. That won't work for my 1100. I need to drive the axle shaft from the throttle side to the clutch side. And ...
by Oldbear
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100 starter solenoid rat's nest
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Gl1100 starter solenoid rat's nest

Bike side of connector: Red/White goes to Regulator/Rectifier Red is the "Batt" in the Ignition switch Green/Red splits to Silicon Rectifier and looks like it goes to Clutch switch Yellow/Red goes to "Starter engine stop switch" Solenoid side: Red/white & red go to dog bone fuse Green/Red & Yellow/R...
by Oldbear
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 ignition timming
Replies: 38
Views: 2273

Re: gl1100 ignition timming

The vacuum diaphragm was fine-ish... The mechanism was just dirty from 33 years of life. It seems to be functioning now. The trick will be getting a ride in between snow and ice to test it out. ;)
by Oldbear
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 ignition timming
Replies: 38
Views: 2273

Re: gl1100 ignition timming

I realize this is an old post, but I'm digging down to my timing advance right now. And I'm posting it here so as to get littlebeaver, wingadmin and eklimek's attention. Randakks site has two or more articles that tell you to just cap the vacuum port and it will solve the throttle bog; with minimal ...
by Oldbear
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: strange fuel gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: strange fuel gauge

I was just flipping through the shop manual and found the fuel gauge sensor resistance:

Resistance should be:
75-80 Ohms @ empty
6-10 Ohms @ full

Just so the next person doesn't have to dig to find it. It's on 18-25 of the manual. ;)
by Oldbear
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: strange fuel gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: strange fuel gauge

One of those connections doesn't look stock. I wonder if the previous owner had issues too.
by Oldbear
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1100 1982 Battery Slowly Discharges When ignition is turned off
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Re: GL 1100 1982 Battery Slowly Discharges When ignition is turned off

Conventionally, the positive should be switched. Switching the ground will have the same effect though and, I guess, it could be considered safer, simply because you have extended a ground lead which, if it were to get chafed on a bracket or the frame, wouldn't cause a short circuit. Maz That was m...
by Oldbear
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: strange fuel gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: strange fuel gauge

Apologies for being thick but what would the gas sender unit look like I would try some Seafoam or similar in the tank or pull the sender out and clean the sender with some contact cleaner and a soft brush/cloth. It could be the electronic part where the fuel level/float arm attaches to the sender;...