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by julimike54
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: DIY car maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: DIY car maintenance

tirebuildersrule wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:24 pm
designers and engineers should have to work on the stuff that they come up with
Always said this! I think they are designing so people won't even try to work on them, thinking they'll take back to the dealer, ha, last place I'd take it!
by julimike54
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review

Only perfect if he makes one for your ride :?
by julimike54
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: OIL TASTING

So why did 4 of you tell me I had to do it? I'd be interested in more info FM. But I've never heard that before. I guess I hung around the dumb farmers, none of my relatives ever claimed this tactic. Come to think of it, most didn't maintain anything and then complained of not making money. Maybe be...
by julimike54
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Avatar -
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: New Avatar -

So when you're done with the chores, you can find more to so here :lol:
by julimike54
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 goldwing 1200a
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: 84 goldwing 1200a

Had something similar happen before. Wound up being the 'kill' switch being intermittent, took apart and cleaned contacts. That was about 3 yrs. ago.
by julimike54
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue after fixing the vanity trunk light.
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Electrical issue after fixing the vanity trunk light.

I'd say you found the problem. Seems like these days batteries tend to die in the shorting out mode and drag the electrical systems down. I had a truck battery fail that way and it couldn't be jumped off, had to completely remove battery from the circuit.
by julimike54
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1200 smoking
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: gl1200 smoking

If the overflow was full of gas, I'd check the oil in the crankcase for gas also. Kind of wondering if the carbs are flooding and dumping excess fuel. If the oil level is higher than normal and smells like gas, it could be a carb(s) overhaul is in order. Would also look for coolant in the oil, again...
by julimike54
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200 SEi (fuel injected) parts needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: 86 GL1200 SEi (fuel injected) parts needed.

Since I don't have an FI model I don't have one. Have you tried wrecking yards or

http://straightwings.com/

Might be worth a phone call
by julimike54
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change

Good advise above, don't forget to lube the wheel drive splines also. Honda recommends moly, I use moly 77 paste. It's very thick and I just paint a liberal coat on all of the parts, if not done you will end of with that wheel to FD being dry and it will destruct itself from lack of lube and I think...
by julimike54
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard flasher question
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Hazard flasher question

At idle or only running battery, you have the same condition, there isn't enough reserve charge to keep from dimming the system. Try your test again while holding rpm around 2k (or more). This rpm should provide enough juice to the system, unless your battery isn't good or the charging system doesn'...
by julimike54
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 standard tachometer
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 1200 standard tachometer

Only thing I've heard of is people disassemble the gauge and rebuild/lubricate the insides.
by julimike54
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Power Junction - Key Element in the GW Electrical System
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Power Junction - Key Element in the GW Electrical System

Good info. Question would be if the sense wire is measuring the battery post, wouldn't that do a similar sense of the 'power' junction?

Thanks
by julimike54
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gaping hole
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Gaping hole

Try
www.straightwings.com

They salvage wings and have been a good source of parts, like the handlebar cover.
by julimike54
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: We're too big for two up!
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: We're too big for two up!

I have 416 14.25" long shocks. Run very close to max air psi and it handles the over weight condition.
by julimike54
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

I couldn't find it, but somewhere I've seen a pictorial where one was dis-assembled and put back together. The only specific thing I remember, to gently pry the chrome trim ring open to gain access
by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1985 LTD TPS
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 1985 LTD TPS

by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 goldwing interstate
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: 1984 goldwing interstate

You are welcome, have you made progress with your project?
by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

If you have lots of patience you might open it up and see if a part needs replacing or if it's just gummed up in there.

Used you might find at http://straightwings.com/
by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Compressor Fuse???? where is she?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

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

The information I've located appears that the fuse is number 6
http://classicgoldwings.com/forum/galle ... e_id=19488

A manual is most helpful and Helm Inc. sells them.
by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Stator, Cultch and regulator replacement

One of the best old wing parts place I've found for new parts
http://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_sele ... veh=132497
by julimike54
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: GL1200 oil and stator ... When to change.

Good choice. Let us know if the drained oil is darker than stick oil. I've noticed mine looks "clean" when draining b4 but I drain into a black tub, so difficult to tell how 'black' the oil is and usually doesn't matter to me. Now I'm curious :? As an aside, the stator in mine was changed under warr...
by julimike54
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 goldwing interstate
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: 1984 goldwing interstate

Could try finding part numbers here

http://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_sele ... veh=132500

Good luck
by julimike54
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 LE starter clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: 85 LE starter clutch

Make video, place on youtube, copy web address, open post reply, use button labeled 'youtube' and insert web address.
Easy peasy
by julimike54
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no spark
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: no spark

The 'Kill' switch prevents spark, think corrosion of contacts in switch.
by julimike54
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: wind protector removal
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: wind protector removal

It's a fun part to remove & install (not)! The procedure is covered in the Honda service manual, do you have?