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by 2manywings
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I had all of the plastic removed except for the fairing itself, so it was easy to check all of the connections and even tried another ignition switch. Narrowed it down to the pulse generators. Someone on another site explained how to test them. Ordered a new set from Partzilla, installed them, and a...
by 2manywings
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I had remembered that Honda had an ignition switch recall on some GL1200s, and I had an extra one so I plugged it in (without actually mounting though) without any difference. I'm going to test the pulse generators next. I've already cleaned up some bad connections at the starter relay/main fuse and...
by 2manywings
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.
Replies: 6
Views: 424

GL1200 guidance from you electrical pros.

I'm dealing with an '86 Gl1200 asp. with an intermittent electrical problem. The bike will start right up and run just fine, then for no reason, acts like someone hit the kill switch. All of the lights remain on and without touching anything, you can hit the start button and it will fire right up an...
by 2manywings
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Air Rider seat set for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Air Rider seat set for sale

I too have been trying to find info about this company. If anyone out there has any knowledge regarding a source, please pass it along. Thank you!
by 2manywings
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers

You're welcome! Glad I could help.
by 2manywings
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers- update

This is a sidecar rig so it does see more stress than normal. I got my order a couple of days ago and installed them yesterday. The Valkyrie dampers part number 06410-MBH-000 ($32.75) comes as a set of five rubber dampers with the aluminum collars molded right in. Everything went together just fine....
by 2manywings
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: GL1500 rear wheel dampers

I think that I figured it out! In either application, the aluminum collars need to be ordered separately and by the piece. The rubber dampers are the same, but for whatever reason, they come as a set of five when ordered as a Valkyrie part for $32.75. If you look up the Goldwing application, they ar...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 rear wheel dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 315

GL1500 rear wheel dampers

Does anyone out there know if the rear wheel dampers for a GL1500 Valkyrie will work on a GL1500 Wing (1996) ? It seems that I remember something about this from a while back. The Valkyrie set is considerably cheaper, and it looks like everything (rubbers and aluminum collars) comes as a complete se...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Compu fire alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Compu fire alternator

I quit using them several years ago after numerous cases of failure, all on different bikes. From bearings to seals to rotor problems. All were just out of warranty (just over a year). In Michigan that equates to 7-8 months of use. For what they cost, that did not set well with my customers. I had b...
by 2manywings
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up
Replies: 31
Views: 2567

Re: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up

Too bad our hands are tied when it comes to factory recalls. I begged the service manager at my local dealer to let me do my own work (knowing they weren't going to let me). I said I'd even sign a work ticket making it look like they did the repair... No Dice! The scarry point for me was when I drop...
by 2manywings
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up
Replies: 31
Views: 2567

Re: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up

As you say JD, we will never know what really happened. I make my living working on these things (have my own shop), so I see this kind of stuff daily. Personally, I highly doubt that there were any "swollen seals". I have yet to rebuild an 1800 front master. My hunch is that you had some hardening ...
by 2manywings
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up
Replies: 31
Views: 2567

Re: All 3 Brake Calipers Drag - Lock Up

One thing that really jumped out at me after reading all of this (and Stu touched on it too). This bike is a 2010 that was bought new 4 1/2 years ago and had never had the brake/clutch fluids change until recently. Being a 2010, this bike was built possibly 6 1/2 to 7 years ago, so that's possibly h...
by 2manywings
Fri May 20, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for seat mod. info
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Looking for seat mod. info

Thanks for the reply. The one that I had was a stock seat that the cover had been removed, the bladders installed in both the driver and passenger seats, then the original cover re-installed. If it weren't for the valves on the left side, you'd never know that it was altered. I hope that someone out...
by 2manywings
Tue May 17, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for seat mod. info
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Looking for seat mod. info

Back several years ago when I was riding a GL1500, I picked up a used seat that had air bladders installed in both the driver and passenger seat areas. they were controlled by two air check valves located on the left side of the seat. When you were off of the bike, they would self inflate, then when...
by 2manywings
Tue May 17, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade Classic Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Escapade Classic Trailer

I too have an "Escapade Classic". It came from the factory requiring 6 total wires from the bike.
Ground
Tail/Running lights
Brake light
Left turn
Right turn
Extra hot wire for factory installed dome (interior) light
I hope this helps.
by 2manywings
Tue May 10, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB GL1800 driver floorboards
Replies: 0
Views: 471

WTB GL1800 driver floorboards

I'm looking for a complete set of driver floorboards (boards, heel-toe shifter, and brake pedal) to fit a 2003. I'd prefer Kuryakyn to match the passenger boards. PM me with pictures and price if you can help. Thanks!
by 2manywings
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Stock VTX mirrors
Replies: 0
Views: 235

WTB Stock VTX mirrors

For all you guys that have multiple bikes in your stable... I'm looking for a set of stock mirrors from a VTX (I have a 2006). They need to be in nice shape please. Thanks!
by 2manywings
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak under bike,
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Antifreeze leak under bike,

What your calling a pan is actually the coolant reservoir tank. It has aluminum tape on the bottom of it. It's a pretty common problem. The belly pan is a wise addition to eliminate that from happening again. The dealer will charge you more to replace it than the cost of the part. Good Luck!
by 2manywings
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Tapered steering stem bearing torque
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

You'll be fine @ 25lbs. I think that "All Balls" suggests 28, but I think that that's at bit much. I always go with 22-23 and have had no problems. Good Luck!
by 2manywings
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gokdwing floorboards
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: gokdwing floorboards

I sent you a PM regarding the boards your looking for.
by 2manywings
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap possibility
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Engine swap possibility

I've got a '76 GL1000 that had a run-in with a truck and sustained some terminal engine damage. I also have an '83 with a twisted frame, but a good engine. So my question is... How much of a job is it to put that "83 engine in the "76 frame? And what sort of changes will need to be performed electri...
by 2manywings
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: GL1500 parts for sale

I'm interested in some of your items. I sent you a private message with my contact info. Thanks!
by 2manywings
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: bleeding the brakes on an o6 1800 wing
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: bleeding the brakes on an o6 1800 wing

Like the mainviking's first post says, to do just the front brakes, you only need to do steps 1 and 2. I just finished doing a brake modification to a 2002 w/Champion trike kit which for me, simplified the whole brake plumbing nightmare and gives a little more braking power up front. When this bike ...
by 2manywings
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 sidecar rig going darkside
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: GL1500 sidecar rig going darkside

Thanks much for the reply. I did get it installed on the bike and all went well. It did lower the back of the bike by almost an inch, but I'll just bump up the pressure in the suspension to compensate. I think it'll be fine. Always like to get as much info as possible before venturing into un- famil...
by 2manywings
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 sidecar rig going darkside
Replies: 8
Views: 342

GL1500 sidecar rig going darkside

I'm not looking for a big long drawn-out discussion, but just some feedback from some sidecar owners who have gone to the darkside. I have a '99 GL1500 / Hannigan rig and am looking to go longer between tire changes. My question is... Have any of you used a 175/60R-16 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max SL ...