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by Rednaxs60
Wed May 23, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change

You have not mentioned if you have the standard OEM air shocks. If so you do not have to remove the passenger foot boards as your second picture shows. Once you get the shock(s) bottom bolt out, give the swing arm a rap with a piece of wood and the swing arm should drop. You have to disconnect the r...
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 22, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Seeking assistance with Rtn trip- Nova Scotia thru USA to --

Can't help with the trip through the US but change your tires before you leave, one less thing to do on route.
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 39
Views: 923

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Very cool vid Stew, thanks. I think I will stick with normal wheel weights. I don't care for that initial wobble until it spreads and balances, and something about it just bothers me lol. It's not for me I don't think. Maybe I will try one day Thanks, NOVAwing This is an interesting concept and had...
by Rednaxs60
Mon May 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200

Don’t believe the coolant had anything to do with the head gasket. Our bikes were produced in the days when car coolant was only available and the engines were designed with this in mind. The OEM thermostat should still be good at 95 kms - don’t throw it out. Test it in boling water to see when it o...
by Rednaxs60
Mon May 21, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200

You are welcome. Let me know how the kit works, may need one myself. Good question on the temp scale. I would think 4-5 bars when on the highway, up to six on the scale. According to the owner's manual the normal operating range is between 2 to 8 bars. If you hit the ninth, shut down and investigate.
by Rednaxs60
Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Giving up on it

Good luck with your new ride. Understand completely what you have been through. Kept track of the costs to get my '85 LTD FI on the road and to a state where I can trust it to go wherever - not for the faint of heart. Putting my second '85 LTD FI on the road at considerably less cost, second time ro...
by Rednaxs60
Sun May 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Will an 1985 LE head work on an 84?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Will an 1985 LE head work on an 84?

Check the parts fiche. Both have same P/N so should fit.
by Rednaxs60
Sun May 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: GL1200LTD Project

Look on eBay for some good aftermarket ones. Here is another site to visit: http://www.straightwings.com/ He has some rotors available. Check the parts fiche and you will find that the rotors for most of the 1200s and years will interchange. The 1984 Aspencade rotors will fit. New aftermarket rotors...
by Rednaxs60
Sun May 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200

The OEM thermostat has a hole in it and the hole is oriented at the top of the install. Allows for some circulation. Thermostat number is 19300-MG9-000. Should be available from Honda, but it is not inexpensive being a Honda part and all. Here is a reasonable gasket set: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hon...
by Rednaxs60
Sat May 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Have had a small setback. When I came back from the ride on Thursday, shut the bike off and it would not start. Checked the system and found the starter solenoid had failed. No worries, ordered a new one, received yesterday, installed checked to ensure correct operation, and hooked into starter. Wen...
by Rednaxs60
Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much do you and your wife weigh?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Interesting question; however, one of the best ways to address the issue is to upgrade your bike's suspension. If you have 30,000 miles or more on your bike the 1800 suspension is getting soft and may be affecting the ride quality, performance and your personal safety. I had an '08 1800 for two year...
by Rednaxs60
Sat May 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: GL1200LTD Project

I have Michelin Commander II tires on my '85 LTD in Victoria, and have 25,000 Km on them and not to the wear bars yet. I should expect another 5 Km out of them, but they may wear faster on the last half - time will tell. Use Ride On tire sealant and balancing formula instead of external weights. Hav...
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200

Just about any coolant that is silicate free is acceptable, and they're all about the same price. Dexcool that can be found at Canadian Tire that is not pre mixed is silicate free. There is some Prestone products that are as well. Your local Yamaha dealer should have the Yamalube Ring Free.
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Interesting Ride

No mod to the rim and do miss the rotors and calipers.
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: oil pump and head gasket!on a GL1200

Blown head gasket will generally result in oil in the coolant, oil is at a higher pressure than the coolant system. As for the knocking can be from lack of use and will sometimes clear itself up. These engines have hydraulic lifters and if these are weak you will get this noise as well, your bike is...
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Mike - My drive time depends on the route, time to get to where I am going, do I have a passenger, and is there accommodations available. In 2015 when I came across from Victoria to here in northern Ontario, came across the upper states and didn't find a place until near 10 PM, went through a few sm...
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Interesting Ride

I just installed the 90 deg show chrome valve stems 0.453"/11mm. Web site: Show Chrome Accessories 5-802 90 Degree Nickel Valve Stem https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HYY ... UTF8&psc=1
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 39
Views: 923

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

You mention that the clutch MC was full of crud. This will also be the same in the clutch slave, rebuild is recommended.

Another good product to clean out the fuel system besides Sea Foam is Yamalube Ring Free:


by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Takes a minimum of 2 days to transit Ontario, one good long day for the prairies, and two for BC in a car. Add a day or two when riding a bike. I have found that what takes 6 hours in a car will take 9 hours on a bike. Stop more often for gas, takes longer at stops because of the riding gear, and yo...
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

I have done the trip in 5 days on my 1800 from Victoria to my brother's place here in Northern Ontario. Long days of about 1000 Km. I'll probably take 7 to 8 days on the way back, but once you hit the prairies not a lot going on until you get into BC.
by Rednaxs60
Fri May 18, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Have the bike on the road. Went for a 200 Km ride yesterday, ran well, but the shocks are an issue. The air system is nice but I don't have time to do it justice. The shocks I ordered and put on are not robust enough for the weight of the bike. Have ordered a set of progressives as 5000 Kms with out...
by Rednaxs60
Thu May 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator options?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Alternator options?

From your pictures I would recommend the 1988 Pontiac Firefly 1.0 litre turbo alternator at 55 amps. You will/may have to cut the rear foot off the alternator. You have a three wire alternator that is a good setup. The picture you show only has the excite wire attached to the alternator. You need a ...
by Rednaxs60
Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Do they have coconut cream pie at this establishment, and dark roast coffee? Thanks for the offer, will definitely be looking forward to getting out west and dropping in. Short update. The shocks came in and are not as robust as I expected, but they will be better than riding on a hard tail. Air sys...
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 5W-20 oil
Replies: 37
Views: 3088

Re: 5W-20 oil

The issue with these older bikes is they were designed in the days where the only specifications available were from the auto industry, so in essence we have a small car engine in a motorcycle. There was no JASO standard that only means there are no friction modifiers in the oil. Using the latest st...
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200LTD Project
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: GL1200LTD Project

No worries - check the clutch and brake MCs as well. you will probably see a lot of grey muck in them. Clean the MCs well and flush with lots of new fluid. For the Clutch system, the clutch slave will be full of crud as well. Her are pics of the one I just did: Clutch Slave 3.jpg Clutch Slave 4.jpg ...