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by f1xrupr
Wed May 31, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: put you in the gl1100 parts business.
Replies: 0
Views: 189

put you in the gl1100 parts business.

Ok-without going into all the details why-I want to get rid of my 1100 stuff. I have a 1980 standard vetter running with tags and inspection, a 1982 standard parts bike that runs, but has a bad trans. The 80 has 163xxx miles, but has new crank bearings and clutch, new donlops, it's in good condition...
by f1xrupr
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Slipping out of gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1792

Re: Slipping out of gear

Just a thought-incorrect engine oil or to much Lucas can cause that...
by f1xrupr
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: front brake light

I agree with you 100%! Not long ago, it was revealed to me (that sounds strange-but I do believe God orchestrated the events that showed me-long story) that my rear brake light was out on my gl1100 (little linkage spring had came off), and, my wife's brake lights were out on her subaru outback (shor...
by f1xrupr
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: front brake light

Spray electrical cleaner done the trick!
by f1xrupr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: front brake light

Thank you Blue!....that makes good sense-I just looked closer, and there IS enough wires for 2 circuits coming from that switch-also, I pulled the lever vary slow, and can hear (2) clicks from the switch-that's good info...thanks guys!
by f1xrupr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: front brake light

Micro switch seems to work-it de-activates the cruise control.
Just wondering if a 96 Aspy was prone to a problem like this for some reason.....?
by f1xrupr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 303

front brake light

Front brake does not turn brake light on, but does deactivate cruise control.
Any thoughts other than the obvious?
by f1xrupr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help me make up my mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Help me make up my mind?

Oh...first you might want to check for/ remove any debris from inside of head at intake valve ports.
by f1xrupr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help me make up my mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Help me make up my mind?

I suppose you could...take all spark plugs out-insert screw-it type tester, put bike in fifth gear, and with some help-push it (in paved surface?). That's not a vary "good" method, but I suppose it's possible. It will work without carbs installed.
by f1xrupr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help me make up my mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Help me make up my mind?

Do a compression check on it first-you are looking for 4 pretty even numbers 100(?) Lbs or better. That may help you decide. Carbs in a box?......if I had the carb thing to do again on my 1100, I believe I would consider a single carb conversion. It can cost several hundred dollars in parts for a co...
by f1xrupr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: is it smooth or what?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: is it smooth or what?

Didn't mean to hit a nerve :roll: ...my 1980 has 163,000 miles on it-below 2800~ rpm it grumbles a little...I have patched up a little-long story. I mentioned once on this forum about how riding it reminded me of driving a tractor....I received a reply..."yep, that describes the 1100". As far as it ...
by f1xrupr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: is it smooth or what?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: is it smooth or what?

I bought a new 1981 gs550 t...it was smooth....smoothest bike I've ever rode was a mid 70s 250 suzuki two stroke with a ram air system (don't remember letters)....I may have rode 100 bikes...IDK... Gold wings whine, growl or lug at low rpms-stock suspension is really not that impressive....to me any...
by f1xrupr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: is it smooth or what?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

is it smooth or what?

I just bought a 1996 aspy-it's beautiful, and loaded. I've been riding my 1980 standard vetter-still ticking. When I talk to "non goldwing owners", they say..."goldwings run vary smooth", or, "that's the smoothness.......". I have owned some 2-strokes, and some inline-4s- that were smoother than my ...
by f1xrupr
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: First Ride
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: First Ride

This might sound silly to some, but one day-I was trying to get mine up (soft shoes-tinder feet)....I work with steel some, and just happened to grab a piece of 2x2 square tubing about 9? Inches long-slipped it on the foot lever-put my foot on the tubing...popped right up! So, I use it often. I'm ju...
by f1xrupr
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 Low miles
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: GL1800 Low miles

353 +or- miles one way.....but, I drove to Bangor Maine to pick up a 5th wheel camper.....ya never know.
by f1xrupr
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 Low miles
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: GL1800 Low miles

That's nice! I'm looking for an upgrade-will be purchasing one in a week or two (Lord willing). I was thinking red 1500, but, that is nice-that will do! I'm in far southern Va. :roll:
by f1xrupr
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help my golwing 86 don't start and don't put neutral
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Help my golwing 86 don't start and don't put neutral

If you gently roll the bike forwards and backwards while putting gentle pressure on the shifter, it may shift for you. The engine may not turn over because of liquid (maybe gas)in the cylinders. Remove the spark plugs, turn key on-and engine kill switch off (to prevent a fire!!!), and then try to tu...
by f1xrupr
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: petering out at highway speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: petering out at highway speeds

Oh-also, I hear that some California models have exhaust restrictors in the headers at the head. That could possibly cause your symptoms.
by f1xrupr
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: petering out at highway speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: petering out at highway speeds

Before you start taking you bike apart, you may want to find a safe place (back road) to make it peter out, and while it's petering out, slowly pull the choke out. If it is fuel starvation, it may clear up some. If that don't help, "safely" look for smoke from exhaust when it starts to peter (with c...
by f1xrupr
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

Wow-that's crazy video!!!
by f1xrupr
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

Nor did he accelerate. It would be my guess that something in the suspension turned loose (broke), or a tire broke a cord!!!
Interesting enough, if you watch the slow-mo clip, he had no choice but to..."lay er down"!....hey-we're back on "track".
by f1xrupr
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

Wingadmin, that's interesting. When I got my standard (first goldwing), it came with everything to set it up as a standard-so, I did. Then, I thought I might want a windscreen. It came with full vetter farrings and bags. It was only when I installed them, that I noticed the decell wobble (that's wit...
by f1xrupr
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello Goldwingers!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Hello Goldwingers!

I have a 1980 standard that I ride, and a 1982 standard parts bike, and the front tire and the FENDER on the 82 is waaaay wider than on the 80.
by f1xrupr
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

I was just thinking-i dont think i have ever heard of any other bike prone to doing that.
by f1xrupr
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

I think resonance plays a part-I can set my 1100 standard vetter on the center stand, and take 2 fingers and hold the handle grip, and wiggle it at the same frequency (or close to it) as a wobble, and can actually artificially create the wobble....it's not only in the front end, but the whole bike! ...