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by SteveB123
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

virgilmobile wrote:Both red wires drop volts when the key is off and the battery volts stay up OK?
The only thing in-between is the fuse.
Both red wires are connected to the battery at all times, so they have battery voltage, by definition.
by SteveB123
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

virgilmobile wrote:This schematic may help.Both red wires should have battery on them.Whatever it is.
Screenshot_2016-07-25-17-09-48.png
They do.
Voltage drops like a stone when switched to "ON".
by SteveB123
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

*sigh* Ignition switch out (pretty easy if you pull the windshield, pull the weight, loosen and move the weight braces out of the way, remove cluster nuts, connections and cluster, and then, tah-Dah!) Ignition switch apart. Well, it all looks OK, I guess, nothing loose, or missing. Nuts. Prior to re...
by SteveB123
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

Does your volt meter across the battery drop or stay up? Yes, as above. At the starter solenoid,where the 2 red wires connect,there is a shorting bar in the bottom of the plug.This connects both red wires together.This shorting bar feeds from the dog bone fuse. If one red wire keeps power with the ...
by SteveB123
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

I have a voltmeter installed in the dash, connection right across the battery terminals. Yes, the red wire at the solenoid drops the voltage (like a short...but I guess not a dead short), no issue with the red/yellow wire. I just want to avoid changing out the ignition switch IF it isn't the problem...
by SteveB123
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in run position
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: No power in run position

Any follow up on this? I have regular volts @ "off", and "accessory", and insane dropping (5V!) voltage when switched to run. Obviously, I'm not going anywhere. Did some diagnosis and it's the red system wire at the solenoid, (that goes to the ignition switch, and then, obviously, beyond) that cause...
by SteveB123
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: And yet another sad story
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: And yet another sad story

Deport?? Not effective. He would be back within 6 weeks with more drugs and more than likely kill someone else again . I agree, Barry should have been geared up, however, have you geared up appropriately 100% of the time your entire life??? If so, statistically you are not the norm. Statistically, ...
by SteveB123
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: And yet another sad story
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: And yet another sad story

dingdong wrote:Whether he was wearing a helmet doesn't even enter the picture here.
Yeah, sure.
Then it was a deity's will that he is dead.
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: drilling out sheared bolt in 83 1100 case?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: drilling out sheared bolt in 83 1100 case?

Also, Beck/Arnley PN# 2011614. About $20.
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000 Crankshaft Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: '76 GL1000 Crankshaft Replacement

bustedwing wrote: As the wires age they gain resistance and as you demand more work from the engine( higher rpm ) the spark has a harder time getting through the wire and actually retards the timing instead of advancing like it should be.
Whoa. The speed of electricity doesn't change with resistance.
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: drilling out sheared bolt in 83 1100 case?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: drilling out sheared bolt in 83 1100 case?

Rad is now pulled, thermostat tests good, but fanswitch is (predictably?) no good. The one on my GL 650 is likewise cooked, and at the cost of new ones (100 buck a pop in local dollars) I am leaning heavily toward wiring up a panel switch and trusting my eye on the temp gage to know when to put pow...
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brighter LED and HID light kits
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Brighter LED and HID light kits

Both of the products listed by the OP are being discontinued by the seller.

Think about that.
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Overdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Overdrive

So, you've got a dash bulb burnt out?
It happens.
http://campaigns.hondampe.com.au/Motorc ... GL1500.pdf
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000 Crankshaft Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: '76 GL1000 Crankshaft Replacement

If your camshaft is broken, your engine stops. There is no "slip" of a camshaft...if it gets mistimed, pistons meet valves and hard parts break. Sounds like your Goldwing Guru is talking out his ass.
by SteveB123
Sat May 09, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment

The ones I'm using are industrial belts, sold for use on shop machines, commercial equipment and similar; I use them on my drill press and Unisaw. Much lower vibration since they don't take a set, much like a chain. OK, identically like a chain, since that really what they are. IMG_20150509_082255.j...
by SteveB123
Fri May 08, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment

One week commute report: Damn this thing works well now....I've not had it on the battery tender at all, and it still cranks like I'm boosting it from my car...frantic! Zooms too, as the higher operating voltage allows the MSD coil to really zap the plugs at higher revs now. She sure didn't run like...
by SteveB123
Fri May 08, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 28
Views: 11328

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Three years on, mine are still spinning just fine.
by SteveB123
Sat May 02, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Well guys, here's what I wound up with.
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Well guys, here's what I wound up with.

V belts and serpentine belts visually age, as they stretch...cracks, checking, whatever. Timing belts, being timing belts, can not stretch, (or the angular reference between drive and driven pulleys would change) so they do NOT visually age. That doesn't mean they don't age, though. Change them out ...
by SteveB123
Sat May 02, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment

Finally, done enough to get back on the road. Fan that was ordered won't fit behind rad, might fit in front but I'm not overly impressed with the aesthetic of that. Plus, fork clearance under full compression isn't good. Spacers ordered for lower rad connection didn't fit either! Sigh. IMG_20150502_...
by SteveB123
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: bike will only run if tank is pressurized
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: bike will only run if tank is pressurized

Change the filter.
Check the fuel pump.
Check the lines for (air) leaks upstream of the pump.
by SteveB123
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment

Worked until my back was sore, the beer was working and pain pills weren't. Still VERY happy with the stand, it keeps everything close at hand. IMG_20150328_194035.jpg Note: work area slightly messier now. :lol: I removed the fan, and cut off the steel shroud, as I'll fit a new modern electric fan w...
by SteveB123
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Poor Boy alternator conversion pics and comment

Don't we all love pics? I'm currently refitting the radiator, but snapped some pics during the process of fitting a Rare Electrical 3 wire 60 amp unit. Canadians note: shipped USPS from EBay, quickly, and no duty/brokerage/whatever upon arrival. Used mostly RoadRogue's instructions. Made a 3/8" stee...
by SteveB123
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cheap and easy bike stand
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Cheap and easy bike stand

redial wrote:I see that the obligatory working aid is sitting, unfinished, on the stand in one of the pictures. Is that a Fosters? I prefer Blue Moon myself, but not when I am riding.
Belgian Abbey ale, recipe courtesy of Coopers (Australia!).
http://store.coopers.com.au/recipes/index/view/id/79/
by SteveB123
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cheap and easy bike stand
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Cheap and easy bike stand

CMReynolds1 wrote:Love the powder coat on the covers and manifold. Nice touch, sir.
Paint!