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by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap

I stand corrected, I was thinking it got past the valves, but you are completely correct it seeps past the rings on the lower cylinders (the left hand cylinders when on the side stand) into the combustion chamber!! Guess my brain wasn’t in gear! :D It’s still less of an issue if the bike is parked o...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap

The puff of smoke when starting is common to all wings and is worse if you park the bike on its side stand!! all the oil runs to the left side of the engine and sits in the left rocker/valve cover area and slowly seeps past the valve stem seals into the combustion chamber over a period of 12 hours o...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available

If you can bring the tyres into the house 24 hours before you want to fit them, tubeless tyres do have stiffer sidewalls than tubed tyres, but if you get them warm they go on much easier. Keeping them in the house for 24 hours usually makes them warm enough to get on easily.. :D Gary Hence the "fir...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Resevoir tank
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Coolant Resevoir tank

I believe that plastic straw is in there so that as the cooling system cools down the radiator can pull coolant back into the main radiator via the pressure release cap. If you don't have the straw it will pull back air rather than coolant and you risk to start getting air into the cooling system. ...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available

If you can bring the tyres into the house 24 hours before you want to fit them, tubeless tyres do have stiffer sidewalls than tubed tyres, but if you get them warm they go on much easier. Keeping them in the house for 24 hours usually makes them warm enough to get on easily.. :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Resevoir tank
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Coolant Resevoir tank

I believe that plastic straw is in there so that as the cooling system cools down the radiator can pull coolant back into the main radiator via the pressure release cap. If you don't have the straw it will pull back air rather than coolant and you risk to start getting air into the cooling system. I...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delay going from dim to bright headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Delay going from dim to bright headlights

Even if the light bulb is the light sensor I suspect the unit is defective. I assume if the sensor was behind the panel, it is sitting in darkness, so the modulator should have been disabled and it should switch between lo and hi immediately, the fact it was delayed would indicate to me that it is p...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

what is to stop you running a drill down the threaded hole and coming out the back (assuming the hole is currently blind), then either thread the drilled section and use a longer bolt or if you cant thread that section use a longer bolt with a nyloc nut on the back? The alternator will still butt up...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timming
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: timming

I answered this in another post, skimming the head to make it flat has no effect on the valve clearances, you set them to the standard clearances. It doesn't matter if the head has been skimmed before or not, what matters if it is currently flat. When you skim the head it does increase the compressi...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket job
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: head gasket job

when a head is flattened (we call it skimmed) they just remove a small amount of metal from the cylinder head where the head gasket sits, this has NO effect on valve clearances, but you obviously need to check the clearances once you have the engine back together. Just set them to the Honda recommen...
by thrasherg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I started with the sena10's but ended upgrading to the 20's as it allows us to have a larger group of riders in a a group intercom mode. Both headsets worked perfectly with the Freewire and CB. The Sena20S just has more features!! Don't believe anything about the longer range, I can't tell any diffe...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Possible fuel issue?

it sounds like a fuel supply issue based on your description, I would NOT think its a carb issue, I would be checking the fuel tank vent, if it is blocked then you will get the problem you describe, it could also be a blocked fuel filter. My first suggestion would be to get a large can, pull the fue...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I can confirm the freewire works with the CB, you have to push the transmit button on the handlebar (exactly as you would with a wired headset), when you want to transmit using the CB, but it all works correctly.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: CB750 project bike
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: CB750 project bike

My first real motorbike was a CB750FB, loved that bike but eventually sold it to get a Kawasaki GPZ900R which I loved.

Cant help you on a good WEB site for the bike but wanted to wish you good luck.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Cylinder compression

The gauge that you use makes a huge difference, I find pressure gauges with long hoses always read much lower than gauges with short hoses (length of the line from the spark plug hole to the actual gauge), as FlyBoy states, the actual value is not really that critical, it is important to have the sa...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering light
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Cornering light

I think if there is any confusion, it is just because the cornering lights use twin filament headlight bulbs. I think we are all talking about the cornering lights..

Gary
by thrasherg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering light
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Cornering light

I don't like the idea of soldering across the terminals because that is more load on the alternator and battery that the rest of the bile really needs. I think you misunderstood, he is only suggesting shorting the pins on the bulb that has a failed filament so the other filament lights up, there wi...
by thrasherg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals quit when brake is applied
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Turn signals quit when brake is applied

Which ground? 99% of the time this is a ground issue, there is the ground connection from the battery negative terminal to the main bike frame, but then there are other ground connections, between the rear top box lights to the bike frame, and the front bike lights to the frame. You don’t say if it’...
by thrasherg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Bluetooth Advice

If you fit the Sena freewire designed for the goldwing, then the Sena intercom works just fine for the rider and the CB. I had that on my 1800 and the CB was great, but when traveling in groups, few people had CB’s so we would just create a Sena group and link all the intercoms together. The CB offe...
by thrasherg
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Bluetooth Advice

Sorry Bryan, I have only used the Sena systems, your cost is about right, for the wing you will need 2 headsets about $500 and two freewire boxes also about $500. The Sena system works very well but it is expensive to kit out a wing with CB access!! I have not tried the Bluetooth J&M setup, but I di...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

It sounds like only your bank account has a problem, you have all the right ideas!! :lol:

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering light
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Cornering light

I don't like the idea of soldering across the terminals because that is more load on the alternator and battery that the rest of the bile really needs. I think you misunderstood, he is only suggesting shorting the pins on the bulb that has a failed filament so the other filament lights up, there wi...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL
Replies: 21
Views: 1809

Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

You don't remove the pocket, the fuse is located in the fuse box by the main battery. Ie behind the left hand side body panel (under the seat). If you remove the left side mid body panel (the panel under the riders seat) you should see the fuse box just in front of the battery, you can open it up an...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas

I got a brand new Yamaha Super Tenere ES!! Will get rid of the 1800 wing, it's a great bike but after 10 years of ownership I wanted a change. Loving the Yamaha so far, very different from a wing!! Of course I now have to buy all the farkles (lights, GPS, mudguard extenders, etc) for the yamaha.. Li...
by thrasherg
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: white smoke from the carb intake
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: white smoke from the carb intake

I would be running a compression test on each cylinder before thinking of changing a head gasket. It is definitely something that can be done at home, but it’s a lot of work. You obviously realize there are 2 sets of heads (left & right sides) I assume you are only planning to change one side? Is th...