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by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Textile bags for inside saddlebags and trunk.
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Textile bags for inside saddlebags and trunk.

Had a set of textile bags for my '08 1800 that I recently sold and now use these on my '85 LTD. Work well.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 ltd synchronize
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 1200 ltd synchronize

You can balance the left and right cylinder banks, but cannot balance cylinder 1 and 3, or 2 and 4 right because of the fuel injection. It is recommended to clean the throttle plates with carb cleaner prior to balancing the cylinder banks. Set the idle when you do this. Ignition timing is non-adjust...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

I averaged 16 Km/litre on the way across, was hoping for better as my '85 LTD out here routinely gets 5.4 to 6.2 litres per 100 Km (19.2 to 16.1 Km per litre). Still not bad for a bike that has not been on the road for four years. As for the TPS it's a fine balancing act and the calibration is finic...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch ligth
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: clutch ligth

In the parts fiche under Wire Harness, item #3 part number 31710-371-008. Still available from Honda
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch ligth
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: clutch ligth

The clutch diode on the '85 LTD is under the seat towards the rear of the bike. It is in the same place as the connections for the saddlebag wiring on the left side of the bike adjacent to the left saddlebag. Here is a picture of where it is: Clutch Diode.jpg These diodes are still available from Ho...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Requiem for the trip – post trip report Lots of time, thought, planning went into bringing this new to me '85 LTD to the west coast from Ontario. I would never have embarked on this adventure if it had not been for the family being in Ontario and my want for another bike of the same vintage and type...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Day 5 - Last One Had a good short stay in Canmore. Nice little town, but like everything in the Rockies, not inexpensive. Stayed at the Days Inn on its main street. The previous evening weather was rather crisp and this morning was the same as well. Decided that heated liner was the order of the day...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Finishing up day 4. Salt miming is done in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals company has a mine in Chaplin: Sask Mining and Minerals Salt Mine.jpg Made it to Alberta: Made it to Alberta.jpg Riding into Calgary - straight and long: Riding into calgary.jpg Calgary is a great town. Hom...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Have a couple of days to update the thread with. Having not resolved the issue with the bike having a hard misfire by inspecting the fuel system and finding a vacuum line that needed to be replaced, I did the last bit of work I could which was replacing the TPS. Tony from down under had mentioned th...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ltd- Oil Temperature Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Ltd- Oil Temperature Sensor

Oil Pressure switch is where virgilmobile has explained. Here is a picture of this pressure switch:


The oil temp switch is on the lower front right side of the transmission case:


Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer hitch
Replies: 23
Views: 1356

Re: trailer hitch

For your parts ad pieces don't forget about Princess Auto, I find PA to be a great place to shop. I have a hitch installed with a five wire install, works well.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Mini Fridge Review
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Mini Fridge Review

This would be a good candidate for those of us who do not want to tow a trailer but have a hitch installed. This unit is only 5 lbs so a custom trailer hitch rack built to suit like this one I have for my bike would work well: Rack Tool Box 5.jpg My father used to use one for our camping trips and f...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Conversion
Replies: 46
Views: 2270

Re: Alternator Conversion

The brackets are made from 1 inch angle, no flat stock used. Here are a couple of pictures for reference. This picture shows the angle tube cut off and the fairing bracket where the upper alt bracket goes. It is bolted to the existing fairing bracket: Upper Alt Bracket.jpg Here is a picture of the c...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Conversion
Replies: 46
Views: 2270

Re: Alternator Conversion

The crank shaft pulley bore should be 12 mm. Here is a drawing of my upper/lower brackets for my LTD. I have added a note for better fit:


You may have to shim the alternator lower bracket to suit. This drawing should get you going.

Good luck.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Hi Ernest : You can leave these four requests till you get back but .. I bet lots of us would want to know : 1) What spare parts are you carrying for such a long trip? ( aside from a newer TPS and spark plugs ) The only reason I had an extra TPS is I had taken it with me just in case the one fitted...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Hi Ernest, Do you know your route through Alberta now? Safe ride, Jens If all goes well with the bike tomorrow - in Brandon for the evening, will be in Calgary tomorrow late afternoon. Good highway speeds out here covers a lot of Kms quickly. Let me know your schedule for tomorrow or Tuesday. Saw y...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Day 3 was a cool start. Was hoping it would stay this way but no joy in this respect. Turned into a 30 deg C day with a humidex of 35 deg C. Bike started well and I set off. Started to stumble fairly soon after leaving the hotel, so once on the highway up to around 4000 RPM and go. Ran fairly well a...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Have two days to cover - yesterday was a busy one as was today. Stayed in Nipigon and got on the road around 0730. Bike started and ran quite well. You can tell when these flat fours are peculating on all four cylinders. When one is off there is a bit of a flutter in the exhaust note. Doing these di...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 24
Views: 914

Re: GL1200LTD Project

Very nice ride. Always good to have extra parts available. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Great day for second day on the road. Had a late start yesterday, got on the road at 1200 and into Nipigon at 2100, some 800 Kms - made up for lost time, roads are quite good, in great shape and not too much construction. Here in Ontario, the roads are either being plowed in the winter or fixed in t...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

"D" for departure day has arrived. Going to try and be a photo bug during my trip, not my forte but I will try. Bad habit of getting into a rhythm on the road and not stopping except for food and gas. I am finding this bike seat not too bad for comfort. The fellow who put a new cover on the seat and...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 57
Views: 1687

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Trip Update - put some 2200 Kms on the bike this past week going to Toronto and Ottawa and back to my brother's place in Larder Lake. Found out a lot of things about the bike that I have addressed. Had a good ride from Toronto to Long Sault, just south of Cornwall Ontario. 125 to 135 KPH all the way...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 24
Views: 914

Re: GL1200LTD Project

Ugly set of pictures to say the least. Getting a good used engine is still a pig in a poke so to speak. The LTD engine is slightly different in configuration from the carb models with the extra sensors Gr/Gl and the air system. Went on eBay and checked and found lots of parts, but no complete engine...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed the oil now hard shifts
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Changed the oil now hard shifts

There are two JASO standards. JASO MA for wet clutch applications, no friction modifiers, and JASO MA2 for use with catalytic converters and wet clutches, no friction modifiers. If you do not have a catalytic converter either JASO works. Standard came out in 1999 well after your bike was built. Hond...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery leak
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Mystery leak

Because of the location of the indicator, I would go for the front forks, and lastly the clutch or brake MCs. A coolant leak to get that high would definitely be noticed, but there is nothing of the coolant system that high with the exception of the overflow bottle under the shelter. Do you get the ...