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by Phunnybone
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder
Replies: 119
Views: 52371

Re: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder

The stainless steel brake line can be found in several places (google it). It's 3/16".
by Phunnybone
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion question
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Alternator conversion question

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:23 pm
I have to take the shelter off my bike this week for another reason. Will take pics and post.
Thanx
by Phunnybone
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion question
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Alternator conversion question

So basically I'm removing the RR entirely? Does everything run off a battery connection or should I hook everything into the distribution plate (added to take care of all the extra lights on this bike).
by Phunnybone
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion question
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Alternator conversion question

I did the duplitech alternator conversion quite a while back but didn't quite finish as life got in the way. In the meantime, I lost the instructions. My question is: with an alternator conversion, do I clip and cap off the three yellow stator wires near the battery?
by Phunnybone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru

Sold it - will continue with getting my original one back on the road. I'm betting the wiring in the trunk was to blame for the turn signals not working and the flashers working. Could barely see the trunk lights.
by Phunnybone
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru

Flashers work after replacing flasher relay, but turn signals still not working. Charging system seems to have settled down for now.
by Phunnybone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru

DaveO430 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:08 pm
On the high voltage problem it may not be getting a good reference voltage on the black wire to the regulator or the regulator is not grounded good.
How can I fix that? I have a feeling that the high voltage caused the other issues
by Phunnybone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru

On a whim, I swapped out the trip computer. Fuse not burning out any more. Radio and turn signal/flashers still not working though. When I hit the flasher button, both lights stay on in the dash and the voltmeter starts to go back down. Will be looking at the signal/flasher wiring tomorrow.
by Phunnybone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru

Thanks Virgil. Issue started a couple of weeks ago. Was riding and dash went out, blew the 10amp meter (#4) fuse and the radio/turn signal fuse (#6). Got it started again without dash then it died hard and had to use the GWRRA towing service (glad I paid for that). Dogbone fried at starter solenoid ...
by Phunnybone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LTD Electrical - need guru
Replies: 10
Views: 420

85 LTD Electrical - need guru

Bike keeps blowing the 7.5 amp fuse in the left pocket (trip computer and a few other things). Doesn't even have to be running for this to happen. When started, voltage looks normal on the meter but then will climb to 16.0 and flash.

Where do I start?
by Phunnybone
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

The 7.5 amp fuse powers the travel computer, radio, voltmeter, instrument panel and trunk light switch. First go around more to follow. Cheers I think the short is in the grouping of wires that go through the fairing pocket to the rest of the bike. Still blowing the 7.5 amp fuse, but got the 10 amp...
by Phunnybone
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

Will start to look at the schematics. So the fuse in question is #5. Agree with a short being at issue, but now to find it. Generally not a problem with the item, the wiring yes. Start in the left front fairing pocket. Good place to start because wiring for the front fairing goes through this space...
by Phunnybone
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

Exactly which fuse is failing - 4, 5 or 6? Trying to get a few thoughts together. If the fuse is failing, and you believe there is a short - what else can it be - I would be taking the wiring harness apart from the fuse block forward. Honda joined a lot of wires together - power and ground - and on...
by Phunnybone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

So much for that idea. Starter solenoid switch from the parts bike worked to get it started. Still running into a short issue with the radio/turn signal and or meter fuse. If I replace the fuses and turn to ACC the radio and voltmeter stay on momentarily until I smell burning and the fuse goes. Don'...
by Phunnybone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

I think I found my problem with the electrical death. It was a combination of two things. Dog bone fuse at starter solenoid was in bad shape. The blown fuse issue was caused by a short inside the dash in the circuit board. Figured that out after I grabbed a different solenoid off the parts bike and ...
by Phunnybone
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out 1985 1200 LTD
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Parting out 1985 1200 LTD

The best laid plans of mice and men . . . .
Bought it to get it back on the road, but time, space, and money won't let me do it.
So, I'm gonna part it out. Let me know what u need. It'll be whatever price we agree on plus shipping.
by Phunnybone
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

I would also wonder about the headlight modulator, why is it hooked directly to the battery? Is it on a relay that turns it off when the bike is shut down? What is the condition of the battery - have you had it load tested lately? The PO had hooked the headlight directly to the battery with an on/o...
by Phunnybone
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Electrical issue

Yes. Fuse burned out again. I haven't taken it far enough apart to see, but I did see a puff of smoke in the general area of the reg/rect. I did disconnect the battery when I got it home just in case something was shorting out.
by Phunnybone
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Electrical issue

Every once in a while (usually cold) my 85 LTD would flash 16 on the voltmeter (meaning too much charge I think). Yesterday it behaved itself until it completely died - no dash whatsoever, but headlight still modulating (PO had hooked directly to battery with a switch). Poking around, I figured out ...
by Phunnybone
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 3282

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: 52
Views: 2707

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: 1139

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: 437

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: 119
Views: 52371

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: 736

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.