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by Phunnybone
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 48
Views: 2176

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Had a Victory V92 without a windshield and worked the 2:00 AM shift at a FEDEX facility. Got down to 17 F a few times in the winter on a 12-mile ride into work. Would have to armpit the gloves (3 pair) off and hold my fingers about 1/2 inch above the exhaust after I got to work. Only reason I road t...
by Phunnybone
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New To Me - Second 1985 Limited - New Project
Replies: 42
Views: 1552

Re: New To Me - Second 1985 Limited - New Project

Trust Santa was good to everyone. Turkey for the next week or two as well. ...... Took the brake calipers off. One pin in the left front caliper will not, will not come out no matter what I try. Steel and aluminum are not good friends after sitting out for at least 3 1/2 years, maybe more since the...
by Phunnybone
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Looked at my Owner's manual for my '85 LTD. Air pressure check: Put the bike on the centre stand, with the ignition switch on, pull the Auto Leveling lever down to check the pressure in front and rear. The pressure will be displayed on the panel. Standard air pressure is: front - 0 to 1.0 kg/cm2 Re...
by Phunnybone
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Would You Replace Hard Lines on Brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Would You Replace Hard Lines on Brakes?

Had I been able to get to them I might have. What I did have to do was replace the fittings as the old fittings refused to connect to the new braided hoses. Fortunately I had a baby pipe cutter and was able to fit fingers in to turn it. Then I just put the new fitting on and used a small flaring too...
by Phunnybone
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder
Replies: 110
Views: 46535

Re: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder

Another interesting symptom dealing with the master cylinder that I ran into was the small hole being partially plugged. With the bike sitting there idling the rear brake would lockup without even touching the pedal. Since it's a linked system you would think that this would affect the front but it...
by Phunnybone
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Only thing left to put back together is to reconnect the battery and the saddlebag wiring as well as put the fender and license plate back on.

Brakes are bled and even installed passenger arm rests that I got off eBay.
by Phunnybone
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Finally got to where I could re-install the rear wheel with its brand new tire. First try I couldn't get the shaft to slide in right - so I took a break for a couple of days. Today, it went in almost immediately - still haven't figured out what I did right the second time. Now it's time to finish as...
by Phunnybone
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Tried the locking pliers after the hydraulics/air routines. Wouldn't budge. Grease trick worked. Plus I picked up an extra rear caliper off eBay for $33.00 (including shipping).
by Phunnybone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sei fuel injection
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Sei fuel injection

I haven't needed to use them yet, but I picked up a set of 4 remanufactured injectors off eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-OEM-Fuel-Injectors-for-Honda-Accord-Civic-CRX-Prelude-Integra-1-6L-2-0L-2-2L-/253238148885?hash=item3af62b7f15 for less than $50. They're actually off a Honda Prelude (my LTDs ar...
by Phunnybone
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Hurray! Got the pistons out. Couldn't get the hydraulics to push them out and air didn't work either. So, went the grease gun route - worked like a charm. Will just have to do extra cleaning on the caliper to make sure all the grease is gone.
by Phunnybone
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Got the pins out, stuck em in a cordless drill and got them down under 6mm. Now I have stuck pistons. Tried hooking up to a brake line - no go. Tried to get them out with air - no go. So now, I went ahead and filled them up with WD-40 to loosen the crud on them. Hopefully that'll work.
by Phunnybone
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Thx SilverDave - I would'v e forgotten to check that.
by Phunnybone
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dupli-tech alternator conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: Dupli-tech alternator conversion

hi Phunnybone where did you baught this pulley that we can see here ,, i need one for my home made conversion. i am trying too repair my problems but if i cannot i will go for the conversion. thanks for your help gervais That one came with the dupli-tech kit. Unfortunately, I don't think dupli-tech...
by Phunnybone
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Took me a little while, but I got them out. Between WD40, heat, and use of a hammer, they came out. No drill press, but I have sanded them down some. Will prob put them in a drill chuck and do it a little faster. The other issue I had was when I went to replace the rear brake line with an HEL line. ...
by Phunnybone
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: steel brake lines
Replies: 1
Views: 152

steel brake lines

Okay, so I got the HEL lines for my LTD. However, after disconnecting the rear line from the hard line coming from the rear master cylinder, it looks like the old flare nut is shot - so I want to replace the hard line. The question is, what is the diameter of the hard line - 1/4 or 3/16? I can buy e...
by Phunnybone
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue - '85 LTD
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Rear brake issue - '85 LTD

Front calipers were an easy rebuild, but when I got to the rear, the hanger pins for the brake pads are stuck (yes, I removed the bracket). Any suggestions on getting them out? At least it's still an available part if I mess one or both up.
by Phunnybone
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

I was able to JB Weld one of the Speed Box assemblies. Put it all back together this morning. Got speedo as well as auto cancel back. Still need to test the cruise control.
by Phunnybone
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

And the saga continues. Decided to test the cruise control to make sure it functioned correctly - almost as soon as I set the cruise the speedo went to '0'. So I figured it was something electronic. Lo and behold, the mechanical part that the electronic sensor bolts to had split at the screw that ho...
by Phunnybone
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Looking to buy a '85 GW 1200 Limited Edition...

tbeiler wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:59 pm
That's why some LTD owners buy a second one just for spare parts.
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I've got three so far and know where I can get one or two more :)
by Phunnybone
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

After seeing the little nub left of the air filter wing nut, I shoulda guessed that the PO didn't know there was an air filter.

Wing nut nub
Wing nut nub


What's left of the air filter
What's left of the air filter


Inside the air box
Inside the air box

Got the extension cords out and took the vacuum to it too.
by Phunnybone
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

Got the new front tire on, but I must not have lined up the tabs right on the speed sensor. It was working until I went to test the cruise - then it went to 0 mph. Guess I'll take it off and put it back on tomorrow. Got the headlight modulator installed - seems like it was easier than the one I did ...
by Phunnybone
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your headlight
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Re: How to remove and reinstall your headlight

Thanks, that is good to know, and I will check into them. Night vision is my concern. It is very limited with the old lights, and I live north, andin the middle of deer country. Honestly, the difference between the original headlight and a HID light is like night and day. Talk to Cyclemax - they ha...
by Phunnybone
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

Cornering the market are we? Good to hear about your new acquisition. With an 1800 and 1200 here and one '85 LTD in Ontario at my brother's place, I'm just about maxed out. If a great deal came up would have to look at it. have to get one ready for my 65th in two years. Want to ship a bike to Austr...
by Phunnybone
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another LTD in the stable
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Another LTD in the stable

The odyssey has begun. First thing I did was rebuild the master cylinder - pads wouldn't release, fixed. Have new tires mounted on rims (just have to swap them out). Spark plugs changed. After the tires will come oil change and timing belts - then I'll feel more comfortable to ride.
by Phunnybone
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Right hand grip removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Right hand grip removal

If you're not re-using the grip, just take a sharp knife and cut down the length of it. Then peel it open and it should come off easily enough. Worked like a charm. Cut off the foam part and had to cut up the clutch side one to make sure that the plastic I was seeing was part of the grip. Cut that ...