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by castlewing
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Did you name your bike?
Replies: 95
Views: 3139

Re: Did you name your bike?

When I first bought the bike I toyed with the idea of naming her "Flower" because the first part of the registration number is FLR; but I soon dropped the idea and until recently she has been un-named. However, following a spell of mechanical work inside the cavity where the carbs usually live I hav...
by castlewing
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Charging problem
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Charging problem

When the same thing happened to me a few years ago it turned out to be the alternator, run the tests to make sure but get your credit or debit card warmed up for a hefty withdrawal. :(
by castlewing
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Plate under swinging arm GL1800
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Plate under swinging arm GL1800

I note that it has rubber cushions on it suggesting that some small amount of movement is expected when I use. Is it a crating tie point used when transporting the bike from the factory? or something to do with the speed sensor at the back wheel? or is it there to defend the casting from undesirable...
by castlewing
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How do I remove radio bracket? 86 Aspy
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: How do I remove radio bracket? 86 Aspy

I have sent you a PM that may help you out.
by castlewing
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Plate under swinging arm GL1800
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Plate under swinging arm GL1800



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Just guessing here, but does any part of the main stand line up with it? if so it could be a "bash" protector to prevent damage to the drive shaft casting. Just a guess based on a few observations.
by castlewing
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: engine running better, but ?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: engine running better, but ?

Its good to hear that the engine is at last running better. What virgilmobile says is so true, but if you don't reach the floor you are going to have to ride accordingly or consider fitting a third wheel, either trike or side-car; although each comes with a whole different bag of issues. But practic...
by castlewing
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I still use this somehow??
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Can I still use this somehow??

the ratio of turns or pulses to degrees of needle movement, take a look at the second ebay listing.
by castlewing
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: coils and wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: coils and wiring

You may like to look into Motorcycle Landing Gear systems... and no they ain't cheap.


by castlewing
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: choke cable for Silverwing Gl650
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: choke cable for Silverwing Gl650

if you still have the old one pop along to the local custom bike shop and ask if they can re-cable it for you.
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by castlewing
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Turn signals

I have sent you a PM... hope it helps.
by castlewing
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Turn signals

You probably already have the circuit diagram, but if not here it is... there aren't too many common elements to stop the indicators from working.


by castlewing
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I still use this somehow??
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Can I still use this somehow??

You may be better off swapping it for one off a Kawasaki Z1, Z650, Z900, Z1000 or an aftermarket electronic tacho. Cable rev counters usually run off a worm gear off either the crank or cam shaft; where as electronic ones run using electronic pulses generated as part of the ignition system; pulse ge...
by castlewing
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Turn signals

Any help?


by castlewing
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Display delay
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Display delay

Have you taken a look here? https://www.garmin.com/goldwing/
by castlewing
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: coils and wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: coils and wiring

Good news on the MOT, not so good on the miss fire. There are only 4 reasons that a cylinder won't fire; known as "Suck" "Squeeze" "Bang" "Blow"; unfortunately there can be multiple causes for a failure in either. I take it that you have identified the cylinder that is "missing" so that cuts down th...
by castlewing
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cornering light conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: cornering light conversion

cornering-wiring.jpg fuse-relay.jpg According to the wiring diagram the relay you are looking for is the position relay number 7 on the diagram. No, that's not the correct relay. As mentioned above, the relays (there's two of them) in question are actually located below the lower fairing, mounted t...
by castlewing
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cornering light conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: cornering light conversion






According to the wiring diagram the relay you are looking for is the position relay number 7 on the diagram.
by castlewing
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: coils and wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: coils and wiring

They are supposedly coils for points ignition so there shouldn't be a problem but if you can afford it, replacing both coils would be a better bet; and as far as protecting the connections, as they don't actually get wet (or shouldn't) a spot of WD40 or GT85 should keep away the damp.
by castlewing
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: coils and wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: coils and wiring

$T2eC16ZHJF0E9nmFSs4-BRU)volL3g~~60_12.jpg $_12.jpg One is a set of GL1000 coils and the other set is what I am assuming you have bought. If they don't fit then you should take them back, although finding the correct coils could turn out expensive. Have you tried asking on the UK Goldwing Riders fo...
by castlewing
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: coils and wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: coils and wiring

If the coils in question are the pattern Honda ones from eBay that have a male bullet connector on the orange and a female bullet connector on the white then your supposition is probably correct; the thing to remember is that in a negative earth electrical system like your bike any wire that is carr...
by castlewing
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 Low beam headlights don't work
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: 2003 GL1800 Low beam headlights don't work

Hi Fred, have you checked the block connectors and electrical connections? how did the problem come about? did the light suddenly stop working or can it be connected to some other event such as maintenance or minor accident? The more information you can give the better chance you have of getting help.
by castlewing
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2014 Goldwing No Power to Fog Light cable
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: 2014 Goldwing No Power to Fog Light cable

Hi, welcome aboard. Have you looked to the manuals section of this site as there is a manual for fog light installation: http://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20Go ... -974CB.pdf
by castlewing
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: engine running rough
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: engine running rough

Hi, I've just been looking at the wiring diagram and it seams that there only a handful of options for the fault you describe and all can be diagnosed using parts already on the bike. Coils have already been suggested, but it may also be worth checking the condensers too, simply swap them over and c...
by castlewing
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 GL 1200 has complete power failure on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: 84 GL 1200 has complete power failure on the road

This must be as frustrating as hell for you. You have checked the positive side of the system but what about the earth side? As you obviously know there are only a limited number of things that can cause a complete dysfunction of the bike's electrical system. Quick check is there continuity between ...