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by twocams
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a pg
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: 1200a pg

My bad, I had a 84 back in 1988 and sold it in 1996 after putting 52,000 miles on. Only replaced the belts and stater. Sold it and bought my first Airhead (BMW). Then road around Florida for 2 yrs. :P

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by twocams
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a pg
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: 1200a pg

I would just replace them and timing belts also while your there. Unless you know when they were replaced last. Also check your chokes on all 4 carbs make sure the levers at the carbs are pulling the plungers out all the way. And if your trying to start the bike outside in 30 degs.it will be hard to...
by twocams
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a pg
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: 1200a pg

What is a pg? For stupid people like me that have no Idea what your talking about. :shock:
by twocams
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket leaking oil
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Head gasket leaking oil

I always clean up the area real will with Brake Clean or something that eats oil and grease. Get it CLEAN!! Then start the engine let it Idle (outside or) Watch the whole area you will see a little oil seep...if its leaking. Dont start changing things until your 85% sure where its coming from. If no...
by twocams
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada

Are you sure its Black? Didnt think any GL1200 were black. I had a 84 GL1200i that looked black but once in the sun it was a deep blue purple.
by twocams
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Down Exhaust Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Turn Down Exhaust Tips

If I remember, it has to do with the flat wider mouth opening on some models.
by twocams
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sei fuel injection
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Sei fuel injection

How is the fuel pump delivery. So much gas in so many min. or do you have the right fuel pressure. In PSI

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by twocams
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada

Not sure why you want just an 87. 85/86/87 were all good bikes. Be easier to find one in the US we had all the money back then/they were made in Ohio. :o I just sold a nice 85A to Canada last summer. But if you need an 87....good luck.

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by twocams
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a Stator?
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: What is a Stator?

Winger, now how are we going to remember all of this?
by twocams
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a Stator?
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: What is a Stator?

4-5 volts who told you that rubbish? At the Battery with bike running 2000+ RPM you should read 13-14 volts on a good xternal meter. If not, you may have troubles.

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by twocams
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a Stator?
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: What is a Stator?

Stator is that thing that is part of the charging system. Helps keep your battery charged. :shock: Could help to make noise but dout it would be charging.

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by twocams
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb needle and spring
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: carb needle and spring

What is a California Wing doing in NJ anyway? Your sure its a Calif.? Most of the up grades, I say most, of the up grades were done yrs. ago. And what spring are you referring too. I dont remember any on my GL.carbs.

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by twocams
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What's this for?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: What's this for?

That looks like a hose for letting stuff out...not for keeping stuff in. In other words a drain hose. Maybe for the gas drain tray around the gas tank fill? Trace it back see where it goes.

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by twocams
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a

I dont think just because the rubber is OK it will work fine. It has to relieve the pressure at the pressure on the cap. If it doesnt it could over pressurize the radiator and make it leak. Bust a seam, make a hole......blow the pump seal? Just get a new one & be good for another 25 yrs. :shock: The...
by twocams
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI issues
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1200 SEI issues

There is some talk about the bigger filters you have to use here. Do a search
by twocams
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI issues
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1200 SEI issues

You dont say if that is old gas or not. Start with new gas add your favorite injector cleaner. Change the fuel filter/ check for rust in the gas tank. Check the spark plugs are they all firing. You need good clean fuel and good ignition to fire the good fuel. :roll:

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by twocams
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Radiator cap for 86 gl1220a

Yes, just take the cap down to your local part guy. It may not look exact but as long as it is the same size and pressure.

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by twocams
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: We're too big for two up!
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: We're too big for two up!

Only advice I have is make sure when mounting the right lower shock eye. Dont strip out the aluminum shock mount on the differential housing. Start straight and torque. Had to put a heli coil in mine, thanks to PO. :shock: You may want to check the max load for your bike. My girlfriend and I cant ri...
by twocams
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Convert Cali GL1200 to 49 State emissions
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Convert Cali GL1200 to 49 State emissions

Sorry mine was a 49 states. I took all that junk off too.

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by twocams
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Convert Cali GL1200 to 49 State emissions
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Convert Cali GL1200 to 49 State emissions

I took all that junk off and started plugging holes. Plug the pipping going to the head...cut it off and plug? Should be some write up here about it. Use search to find more info. I never saw any big issues after.

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by twocams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SUMO carburator kit???
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: SUMO carburator kit???

I have never jetted any of my bikes. I always figured the engineers knew more than I do. I have owned all those bikes under my picture here. Only one I can remember for sure is fuel injected is the 2003 K1200GT and still have it. The rest had Carburetors & not jetted, by me anyway. So you could ask ...
by twocams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SUMO carburator kit???
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: SUMO carburator kit???

Gef, the problem is you can get just about anything you need for these old bikes. Just need the $$ cause somethings are expensive. Somethings you have to get used also. I know, I retired from the US Air Force after 20 yrs. (age 40) in 1989. But had to get a real job (S) then. I retired at age 62 yrs...
by twocams
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak on 86 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Coolant leak on 86 Aspencade

I went on a 600 mile ride after. With no problems. But have sense sold the bike. They have what is called a radiator pressure tester. Borrow one from O'Riley Auto Parts. Can test the cap/radiator also with it. But I would just buy a new cap at O'Riley/Napa, take the old one with. think they are 13 o...
by twocams
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SUMO carburator kit???
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: SUMO carburator kit???

I would say it was getting time to replace them. You could replace some of the o rings that come into direct contact with the gas. With Viton o rings if you can find them one at a time. I guess I should have asked if you use ethanol gas where your from. If you dont have Ethanol gas this wont make mu...
by twocams
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak on 86 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Coolant leak on 86 Aspencade

This is what I did to mine. Got some clear hose, used the same elbow I think? I used my grommet kit and a 1800 watt hair drier. Make sure the radiator cap is not building up to much pressure in the cooling system. Timing belt-recover tank 003-002.JPG Timing belt-recover tank 004-001.JPG Timing belt-...