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by pixel288
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Invisible Motorcycle
Replies: 144
Views: 5734

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Thanks loads! That gives me some food for thought.
Phil
by pixel288
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Invisible Motorcycle
Replies: 144
Views: 5734

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

FM-USA: what kind of lights did you get?
by pixel288
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

Clearly there is a drain somewhere. Something is pulling power, either that, or the battery has an internal short. Plates touch, or sulfate, and short out. Either/or will kill a battery. Can you take the battery somewhere after you have charged it and get it load tested? That'll show if the battery ...
by pixel288
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 Apencade 5a Ignition blows immediately
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: 1982 Apencade 5a Ignition blows immediately

Not sure if the regulator can cause the issue, but they are no longer made by mother Honda. That being said, you are actually IN the right place to get one.... Click on the store tab here on goldwingDocs. Wingadmin (Scott) has been selling them for a while now. I'd check with him to see if this coul...
by pixel288
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 Apencade 5a Ignition blows immediately
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: 1982 Apencade 5a Ignition blows immediately

Pull the pockets out of the fairing. I had a giant mouse nest under the right side, you wouldn't believe the number of wires they stripped. Lots of bare copper- plenty of ways to blow fuses. Depending on how it was stored, they could have chewed anywhere they could sit.
by pixel288
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Safety Flashers on the Older Bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Safety Flashers on the Older Bikes

Nice. Option 3 for me. Added to the 'To-Do' list for the winter.

Phil
by pixel288
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)

Nice job on the '80 Wingsconsin! That starts and warms up well. Katphish: you may hear a slight ticking or clatter at startup if the valves are really out a lot. I'd check them just to be sure, as you just won't realize the full benefits of a carb sync if the valves are out of adjustment. Problem is...
by pixel288
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

Bluewater may be right.... I kinda like having things cut and dried... and I like playing with relays; so many neat things you can do with them! :lol:
Dave, you've given me the idea, so now I'm gonna do it for myself. This winter. With a relay. 8-)
by pixel288
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

When the key is in the run position, you'll be getting a 'blended' reading from both inputs. The relay gives an 'or' reading.... Either battery floating 'or' charging, not both. Accuracy is what you want so you know whether the battery is beginning to die, or the stator is beginning to die. With the...
by pixel288
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Aspencade Stuck Pistons
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: 1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Aspencade Stuck Pistons

Toss the old heads back on with the head gaskets. Don't bother with the push rods, just leave the springs in place to hold the cylinder closed. Go to a hydraulic supply place with an old spark plug, or maybe a harbor freight and get a grease gun hose made up with the plug thread adaptor. Get some ch...
by pixel288
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)

Did the shop set valve clearances before the carb sync? That'll make a huge difference if they are not to spec.... The further they are out, the worse it'll run. I know that when I set mine, it made a big difference to the smoothness and responsiveness. I generally do one correction at a time when I...
by pixel288
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

Output should be 36 volts..... Problem would be how to charge it.... I think you'd be forced to separate back into 12 and 24 to charge it. 24 would fry the 12, and 12 wouldn't do anything on the 24 but maybe sulfate it. I could be wrong, Virgil and Wingadmin are the resident experts on the funky stu...
by pixel288
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Increased my fuel mileage (because it was terrible)

Can anyone explain why changing out an unknown age of oem fuel filter has increased my fuel economy by something like 3-4 times? Here's the story: Late last year I noticed the bike was beginning to run somewhat roughly between 2k and 3k rpm. When I wanted to climb a hill (not steep nor too long) I h...
by pixel288
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Safety Flashers on the Older Bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Safety Flashers on the Older Bikes

Looking forward to your write-up.... been wondering about doing the same to mine.

Phil
by pixel288
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

Here is a common Bosch relay wiring diagram I filched from the interwebs..... The only difference between a 4 and a 5 pin is #87A.... the 4 pin doesn't have it.

Bosch 5 Pin Relay Description
Bosch 5 Pin Relay Description

by pixel288
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

Does your relay have a pin 87 and 87A? If so, I would run the ACC line through the 87 so when you turn on your key to ACC you read floating battery volts. This would tell you in what condition your battery was in at rest. Then, when you fire up the relay pulls in and then you are seeing your charge ...
by pixel288
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 30 amp dogbone fuse replaced with copper wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: 30 amp dogbone fuse replaced with copper wire?

If everything is tight, a bit of rain or spray will not be any trouble at all. Copper that is covered with shrink tube or rtv won't corrode, so you should be good for a long (10 years) time. :D
by pixel288
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?
Replies: 49
Views: 1832

Re: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?

Yep. 3 yellow wire plug removal, cut and splice applies to ALL 4 cylinder wings. Just the Achilles Heel of the design. Put in a voltage gauge as well, just to keep an eye.

Phil
by pixel288
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

I would imagine there would be a slight drop.... After all, the filament is a resistor or it wouldn't glow. I'd either put a little toggle on it, and switch it manually, or put in a relay to feed it that only closes upon startup. I'm not yet familiar enough with the wiring harness to know where one ...
by pixel288
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Current Consumption
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Current Consumption

If you want a small amount of power in the shed to maintain the battery, I'd ask if you could put a couple of screws on the outside wall and hang a 12 volt solar charge panel to the outside and run the wire inside to the bike. Some of them come with a very long (10') wire and would only require 1 sm...
by pixel288
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 won't run, backfires
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: GL1200 won't run, backfires

Check for a bad ignition switch- if it has spent time in rain or a very damp/humid location, those copper contacts could be poor enough that it could cause the symptoms you describe. It certainly sounds like an intermittent electrical issue. Bad connection somewhere. I'd also get looking at any plug...
by pixel288
Thu May 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?
Replies: 49
Views: 1832

Re: Crashed my GL1100I: What Would You Do?

I'd be busting my chops to see where that camera went. Either the other person involved got it in order to avoid proof of what happened, or the police got it in order to find out what happened. As for the bike.... Unless it is of incredible sentimental value, I'd start fresh. Either use it for parts...
by pixel288
Thu May 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Should I be upset?
Replies: 40
Views: 1693

Re: Should I be upset?

If you've had good service from them before, I'd give them a second chance; after all, we all make mistakes from time to time. I would however, find out who it was that did the work and speak to them directly, then talk to the manager. It would, I think, drive home your point that double checking EV...
by pixel288
Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 352
Views: 14767

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Welcome Cyberlon. I take it by that last comment you don't anticipate owning a goldwing with anything more complicated than breaker points any time soon. :D
Happy 'winging!!

Phil
by pixel288
Tue May 23, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Linearity Question For Auto Nerds - This is gonna get technical
Replies: 21
Views: 1466

Re: Linearity Question For Auto Nerds - This is gonna get technical

MAP= manifold absolute pressure; simply 'reads' the vacuum of the intake tract to allow the computer to more accurately assess how much work the engine is doing/turning. Usually a bullet proof sensor only needing replacement at high mileage, or if defective as shown by throwing a code. MAF=Mass Airf...