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by jhngardner367
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Help Identifying A Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Help Identifying A Bearing

It fits Honda ATVs/UTVs/Scooters . Was used as wheel bearing on some models.
It also fits some BSA,and Triumph bikes,as well as the quill shaft assemblies on some lawn tractor mower decks.
by jhngardner367
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Shocks

Why not just rebuild the OEM shocks ?
by jhngardner367
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I

Thanks pooldude. I have a heat gun,that I use for forming,and I made a diffuser tip for it,for large areas. Works pretty well. My main goal,is to beef up the weak bottoms of the bags, and,so far,it has been tested at 35lbs,with vibration/bouncing,with no problems. After the bags, I plan on doing the...
by jhngardner367
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I

Thank you,HawkeyeGL1200. I've found that this cement,and the slurry mix actually cures within an hour,or so.Sometimes faster,depending on the temp. The bond actually holds within a few seconds, but I usually gave it overnight,since I was planning the next shapes,and I had some sanding to do,as well....
by jhngardner367
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I

I cut some 3/4x12" strips,and started making some brace webbing for the bottom of the bags. I have a slurry of powdered ABS and Oateys Extra Special black ABS cement. I glue the strips in the shape seen,and the slurry is used to fill in the joints,and bottom edge seams. It makes a very strong joint....
by jhngardner367
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I
Replies: 5
Views: 264

saddlebag repairs,on'84 GL1200 I

I bought my '84 about 4 yrs ago,as a project. I've replaced many parts,and I'm still working on it. The PO had a "club name" of" Pig Farmer",and I can see why. When I Removed the saddlebags,to prepare them for paint,I found bad cracks on the bottoms. I found some ABS cement,and 1/8" sheets on Amazon...
by jhngardner367
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 goldwing interstate front fork stud bolt size
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 84 goldwing interstate front fork stud bolt size

I would strongly advise you to get,and use, a manual,for your bike. 8mm,is the diameter of the studs,and 50mm is the length. 14mm is the size of the wrench that fits the nut,and the nut has an 8mminside thread. They are part# 92900-08028-3B,from Honda,and they cost $1.11 ea,and you should replace al...
by jhngardner367
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: smell burnt rubber and missfire on 84 gl1200i
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: smell burnt rubber and missfire on 84 gl1200i

Could it be a bad ignition coil ??
by jhngardner367
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Seals, GL1200
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Fork Seals, GL1200

Just remember that if you install Progressive fork springs, they recommend NO air !
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Seals, GL1200
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Fork Seals, GL1200

If you can find one,use an old microfische sheet,to wrap around the fork tube end. It works great to protect the seals, when installing them.
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I hate Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: I hate Cancer

My brother is 5 yrs older than I,and is fighting cancerous tumors in his brain. He has had one removed,and the other is slowly shrinking. Now,my wife,and I are awaiting results from her doctor,as they found 3 lumps in her breast. Her sister had breast cancer 3 yrs ago,and 2 aunts had it ,also. We ar...
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: master cylinder resevoir
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: master cylinder resevoir

The welch plug actually works better,since it is dish-shaped,and when seated with a flat-nose punch,it expands,and seals tighter.
The same as a "freeze-plug" on a car engine. Much less chance of it working loose.
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: overcharging
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: overcharging

You might also make certain the tester is accurate.
A friend spent 3 hours checking for a high-voltage problem,and it turned out his tester was defective.
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock boots
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: rear shock boots

Same here ! They look good,and they're about$6.99 per kit.
Monroe Shockmate,p/n SA-1997
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: smell burnt rubber and missfire on 84 gl1200i
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: smell burnt rubber and missfire on 84 gl1200i

Check the pulse generator,at the rear of the engine. You'll get these symptoms if it has a bad bearing,on the PG.
Also,check the sparkplugs,to see if one,or more is loose.It could cause the misfire,as well as the burned rubber smell(plug boots melting).
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: master cylinder resevoir
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: master cylinder resevoir

Go to Lowes,and they have welch plugs in the hardware section. Measure the metal ring from the sight glass(O.D.),and get one that is the same size,or slightly bigger(it can be ground to fit), Put a thin O-ring in,then the welch-plug, and seat it with a punch.Fill over it with JB Weld(NOT the Quick-W...
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 gl 1200 aspencade rear shocks dont hold air
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: 86 gl 1200 aspencade rear shocks dont hold air

You may also want to check the air pump and its connections/valves for leakage,as well as the airpump filters.
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dies while running
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Dies while running

Check the main harness connector for the fairing,as well as the ignition switch connector.
Check the main ground cable,from the battery,to the frame.
Also,check the engine kill switch to make sure it isn't arcing to the handlebar.
by jhngardner367
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Seals, GL1200
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Fork Seals, GL1200

I've found,that when replacing the fork seals on a higher-mileage bike,it's best to also replace the bushings(both sets),as the forks will have a tendency to leak,due to minute "tilting" caused by the worn bushings. Also,I don't run air in my forks,especially since I installed Progressive springs. T...
by jhngardner367
Wed May 07, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires, who woulda thunk ?
Replies: 24
Views: 836

Re: Tires, who woulda thunk ?

The PO of my bike put a Metzler on the front,in 2012. It shows a lot of wear,even though he said it only has 2200 mi. I checked the date,and it was made in 2009.I've only ridden it about 40 miles,just to transport it,and test ride it,but I plan on putting Avons on,once I have all my "projects/repair...
by jhngardner367
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New guy here, gonna stir the tire pot...
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: New guy here, gonna stir the tire pot...

I'm getting ready to replace front,and rear tires,on my 1200,also.
I've pretty much decided to go with the Avon Venom rear,and Avon Cobra front.
by jhngardner367
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive fork Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Progressive fork Springs

Installed the fork springs,and now I'm waiting for the rear shock seals so I can install progressive springs in them when I rebuild them.
After that,I get to do the rear wheel bearings,and the swingarm bearings and seals .
I still plan on doing the water pump,and timing belts.
by jhngardner367
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Paint

Not a problem,and WELCOME TO THE FORUM !
by jhngardner367
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Croatian White Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Croatian White Eagle

Welcome to the forum,Easy Rider !
I hope you'll have many,many fun trips on your Goldwing !
by jhngardner367
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Paint

I've never had a problem using rattle cans,as long as the surface is prepared properly,and you use a good quality paint(i.e,Duplicolor,instead of Krylon). If I'm doing a repaint,though,I prefer to use my gravity feed,HVLP gun,since I can control density,spray pattern,etc,much better. I have done man...