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by oldishwinger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: my 1985 gold wing will not start
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: my 1985 gold wing will not start

this is the symptoms if the battery has dropped to around 11 volts
by oldishwinger
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding driving lights to a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Adding driving lights to a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

I added bullet lights (MR16) to my aspy ran 35watt aside hologens through a relay and switch, worked well. Having found an led bulb that doesnt interfere with radio etc, I now run 50watt equivalent led with a draw of about 7watt aside. big difference in lighting and the system handles it well. while...
by oldishwinger
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Electrical issue

DaveO430 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:29 am
Are you sure it was the #4 meter fuse and not the #5 ignition fuse?
yep symptoms seem the same as what I have encountered it was burnt connectors around the starter solenoid and 30amp main fuse
by oldishwinger
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb synchronizing adaptors
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: carb synchronizing adaptors

brianinpa wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:50 pm
5mm is what is needed.
Much appreciated thank you
by oldishwinger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb synchronizing adaptors
Replies: 2
Views: 263

carb synchronizing adaptors

Hi folks, have an 86 aspy that is overdue for a carb sync. a quick question which adaptor fits is it 5mm or 6mm?

many thanks
by oldishwinger
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fairing crack repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Fairing crack repair

A product called J B weld seems to be pretty good at repairing abs plastic. I have used it in the trunk, and on small cracks and its still there. a friend recently after a slow drop used it to repair around the right hand vent, and locked lid, and its worked fine so far. I've not used it on major jo...
by oldishwinger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about battery tester
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Question about battery tester

not familiar with your tester, but if its showing around 14 to 14.5 volts at 3000 rpm, and the battery is good you are good to go. voltage fluctuates normally from idle upwards but shouldn't exceed the 14.5 volts

hope that helps a bit
by oldishwinger
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket leaking oil
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Head gasket leaking oil

another place to check for leaks is the dip stick head
by oldishwinger
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fusebox accessory hookup?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Fusebox accessory hookup?

the aux screws are normally 5amp but can get changed to 15amp if an alternator kit has been installed. if the cb is an OEM it would normally have its own power source under the left compartment, however if its another then it probably is powered from the aux screws. while the light could be powered ...
by oldishwinger
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket leaking oil
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Head gasket leaking oil

if it was head gasket the bike wouldnt be running all that well, I suspect it could be two very common leaks one is the valve cover gasket, the other is the cam shaft cover gasket either one a very easy fix

good luck
by oldishwinger
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: bulbs in brakelight
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: bulbs in brakelight

I'm not very familiar with the sei but I thought I would take a guess, they may be a park light have you tried turning the key to park?
by oldishwinger
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Leaking antifreeze

anti freeze can leak from several places, upper and bottom hose, water pump, weep hole, radiator failure. the expense to fix, will be related to where the leak is, so find the leak first and go from there.
by oldishwinger
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?

ok yes i see them but i did not saw "compressor" in the identification of the fuses. i will check later today. last night i dismantle the carb too be cleaned,,what a mess" i never seeing an bowl of carb so green of deposit ,,,of what i dont know,even the jet is clogged,,,not beautiful one bit. gef ...
by oldishwinger
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?

hi "the air compressor uses the 5amp aux fuse." do you know where she is located,,, i will check now with your procedure if it is working, i saw somewhere some maintenance too be perform at some switches,,,,i dont remember where i saw that. tonight i must take off the intake and the carb so i will ...
by oldishwinger
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?

the air compressor uses the 5amp aux fuse. the procedure to use the compressor is: to pump tires up (hose required) turn the key to park, and press the single button at the bottom of the panel. to check and set the suspension, turn the ignition key to on. press the front or rear button on the panel ...
by oldishwinger
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement

congratulations on getting the standard working having been only manufactured for the one year makes them pretty special in the goldwing fraternity
by oldishwinger
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200i License Plate Light
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 86 GL1200i License Plate Light

12v 4cp (8w) sorry cant hep with led
by oldishwinger
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Digital Display
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Digital Display

one bar is 6psi for front
by oldishwinger
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

certainly can relate I had lots of trouble finding one that did the job, ended up with this one: does the job. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OXFORD-OF294-DigiGauge-Digital-Tyre-Pressure-Gauge-/171393868368?epid=1229944726&hash=item27e7dee250:g:-gwAAOSwf4ZZeesj the link shows it on ebay in aussie a sear...
by oldishwinger
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: safety check tomorrow
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: safety check tomorrow

fred1diver wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:12 pm
they didn't give me a delay, just told me fix those and come back
the mufflers do come normally with a drain hole in the bottom of them, it situated probably about 1/4 away along on the bottom from the front of the muffler I hope hes not calling that hole a problem is he?
by oldishwinger
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: air pressure in front shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: air pressure in front shocks

just the one air nipple does the two front forks max psi for front is 6 minimum psi for rear is about 28 not sure of max for rear but I think Its around the 57 mark
by oldishwinger
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild

I have been having trouble with my clutch for some time now but recently it has gotten to the point of parking the bike and doing research. From reading many great post it seems I need to rebuild the slave cylinder so the MC will shift properly. I have ordered the parts from Old Bike Barn and wanti...
by oldishwinger
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: highbeam bulbubs
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: highbeam bulbubs

driving lights give great extra light both day and night, leds in particular. although some can cause problems with audio. if you install holagen driving lights, 35watt aside is about right for our 1200s. as for the H4 headlight bulb, a whiter light is great at night, but I found then tend to wash o...
by oldishwinger
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 48
Views: 4589

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

I have tried full synthetic oil in my 86 aspy and had an awful of trouble with seal leaks, there where warnings about seal leaks in the older bikes when using full synthetic oil but it seems some do experience leaks and some dont. I currently use a semi synthetic and it works well with no seal leaks...
by oldishwinger
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Stator question
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 86 Stator question

Thanks Russell I know all about the stator yellow wires and dog bone fuse from my 84. That was one of it's problems. I have the alternator and most parts to do a poor boy style conversion which was for the 84 so I can use it on the 86 Just wanted to make sure the system is still the same before I c...