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by Ohara
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing timing belts
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: replacing timing belts

Hi Fred, there is a couple good videos on this on U Tube. One is by Saunders that is very good. I use Gates T070 belts that you can get at any Napa store at a reasonable price. Just study up before you start and go one step at a time. :D
by Ohara
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Possible fuel issue?

It will not hurt to change the fuel filter and hopefully that will fix your troubles. A couple of questions, how long does it take to cool down before it will start again? How long will it run before it dies? :?:
by Ohara
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a pg
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: 1200a pg

If your reading 1080 ohms cold, I would think your pulse generators are working. It may just be your meter is off a little. If you do replace them save your old ones as they may come in handy some day. Typically when PG are bad you will get proper or close resistance readings when cold, when hot the...
by Ohara
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 284

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

It is black with silver two tone 1987 Aspencade. Honda must have made a few in this colour combination. I have only seen two both in Ottawa or maybe it was,the same one twice.
by Ohara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 284

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

An 87 Aspencade just turned up on kijiji Ottawa this morning. I found it by searching kijiji Ontario. So at least there is one in Canada..
Good luck with your search.... :D
by Ohara
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator/coil shutting down engine on highway!
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Pulse Generator/coil shutting down engine on highway!

The symptoms you are describing certainly indicate your pulse generators are bad. You can check them by disconecting them, they plug in under the tank right in front of the 8 in plug for the voltage regulator. When cold,you should see around 320 resistance with your multimeter, if that is the case p...
by Ohara
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

I also have seen a pictorial on this and can't find it....oh well I will figure it out. :idea:
by Ohara
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

Thanks Julimike54, I am going to take it a part and see what makes it tick. At this point I've nothing to lose. It will be interesting, I may do a how to or how not to article on the repair.. :D It will make a neat winter project.
by Ohara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Leaking antifreeze

This would be a good time to change your timing belts, while you are tracking the leak down. You have to remove the radiator to do this which will allow you to check and replace your hoses. The leak could be from several sources: the rad itself, the over flow tank or hose, rad cap, cross over tubes ...
by Ohara
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

I should have mentioned that the Interstate has a mechanical odometer and speedometer.... Does any one have any experience at fixing one or is it a replacement item??
by Ohara
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

Thanks Ernest at least it's a starting point... :D
by Ohara
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 340

1986 odometer and trip meter

My odometer quit working on my 86 Interstate last week. The speedometer is working. Is this a problem that can be fixed or will I have to replace the instrument cluster? I know I can do with out the odometer but I like to have everything working. Olso I would like to keep this bike as original as po...
by Ohara
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 1200 not sure
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 1986 1200 not sure

If it will start again after a period of time (once it cools down) it sounds like you have a faulty pulse generators. They are located inside the front timing covers. They should show approximately 320 resistance and probably do when your bike is cold. They connect to the wiring under the tank just ...
by Ohara
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake rotor replacing
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: rear brake rotor replacing

Good luck with your safety and hope you have a good ride... ;)
by Ohara
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1220

Re: back rest

Glad I could help you out.... I hope you enjoy it...
by Ohara
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Return to a Classic Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Return to a Classic Wing

:) Nice bike really clean"". Welcome
by Ohara
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 gl1200 Aspencade question
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: 1986 gl1200 Aspencade question

First time with the heat gun. :cry: I will attempt to sand and paint,this winter.
by Ohara
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1220

Re: back rest

Fred, I have a back rest and mounting hardware that came with my 86 Interstate. It is in great shape... I am sending you a PM...
:)
by Ohara
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 gl1200 Aspencade question
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: 1986 gl1200 Aspencade question

Finally completed the alternator conversion, new timing belts, new pulse generators, all fluids changed, new spark plugs etc. The bike is now running great, every thing is working as it should. :D IMG_0260.JPG[/attachment [attachment=3]IMG_0264.JPG IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0267.JPG I picked this bike up las...
by Ohara
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Reservoir tank hose
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Reservoir tank hose

A gl 1200 should pull really strong from 3000 to 4000 and on up no hesitation... Hesitation can be caused by many things. You could try 1/2 can of Sea Foam in a full tank of gas if it is dirt in a carb it may clean it out. Other than that it is the process of elimination... Fuel filter, fuel pump, o...
by Ohara
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternayor conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Alternayor conversion

don_pigott@yahoo.com should work. Yes you can make your own brackets, I bought the mounting kit from Don. His pulley is nice and things fit properly. Don has done all the heavy lifting so it is an easy install. You really should change your timing belts while you are doing this job. :)
by Ohara
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lack of Power - Miss/Stumble Below 3000 RPM
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Lack of Power - Miss/Stumble Below 3000 RPM

Good work, very dogmatic, :D Thanks for sharing.
by Ohara
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Car tire
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Car tire

Thanks for the info,the price is right. :)
by Ohara
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Car tire
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Car tire

I am interested in dark siding my 1200's. Do you remember how much material you had to remove? Also which brand of tire are you using? Sorry to be a bother. Thanks.
by Ohara
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 dies suddenly
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: GL1200 dies suddenly

Yes the 84 pulse generators plug into the 4 pin plug by the battery. In 85 the pulse generators where moved to the front of the motor, under the timing belt covers and the 4 pin plug,was moved up to beside the regulator 8 pin plug. :)