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by Rednaxs60
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Re: Relay wiring

The dimple/local hardware crimp tools do have a place, but I would relegate these to your tour kit as these do not take up a lot of space with the caveat that the repair be redone as soon as possible on return home.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Re: Relay wiring

Here's a site for you to browse about a 1500. Lots of good information to get you going. http://www.goldwingtech.info/auxwiring/auxpwrwiring.html I would recommend that instead of using a dimple crimp tool you use a ratcheting crimp tool. There are others as well, but that is for the eccentric peopl...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 2799

Re: 1800 suspension

When/if you do decide to take the plunge and do the suspension, do the steering stem bearings. The OEM bearing(s) are like a bicycle bearing: Steering Head Bearings - ball and race.jpg Replace with a set of all balls tapered bearings: Steering Head Bearings - tapered.jpg There is a difference. As fo...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change

If your bike is similar to mine, you have to remove the exhaust to remove the swingarm. The rear brake MC does not have to be removed. To torque the left side of the swing arm use a Park FR-6 tool, should be available at your local bicycle shop.


Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: 1987 1200 Interstate Rear Wheel Change

There is no trick to installing the U-joint boot. You have to be patient and work at it. Make sure you pull the boot spring out of the way towards the engine. I generally use a small pocket size common screw driver and start on the inside of the boot and then work around the boot. I do understand ab...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Electricity 101 Part 1: Voltage and Amperage
Replies: 20
Views: 7312

Re: Electricity 101 Part 1: Voltage and Amperage

I think the issue of electron flow is a nice to know aspect of the DC system. Practically, and for us layman who use and work on these systems, consistency is more the issue. Making sure that any additional device installations are connected as per the original design is the accepted norm. Controlli...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Re: Relay wiring

Found this relay wiring diagram for driving lights. Be easy enough to piggy back a voltmeter into the system as well with a second switch. My preference whenever possible is to control the ground circuit for the item. This ensures full 12 VDC power to the item and no power loss through switches rela...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: DIY car maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: DIY car maintenance

Worst I know of is a VW Golf - 14 hours for a new timing belt, have to drop engine. GL1800 3 to 4 hours for an air filter change - air filter $25.00. Cash cow these vehicles are.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 141
Views: 17103

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Have any tall riders tested the fit on the new ‘wing? At 6’5” with long legs, my knees are up against the fairing on the old 1800. I bought a 1500 since it is more roomy for lanky riders. Agree with AZgl1800 - cockpit size on the 1800 is designed for the average 5' 10" rider give or take a couple o...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: tps reading 1200 ltd
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: tps reading 1200 ltd

Here is some additional replacement parts info: Replacement Parts LX579 Sensors – used to replace the Gr/Gl sensors – good information – found these over on the CX500-650 turbo forum at: http://cx500forum.com/forum/cx500-cx650-turbo-forum/66801-lx579-sensors-not-created-equal.html PB Replacements - ...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

Scooter363y - any update on your suspension issue? Have read your thread several times as I have an '08 1800 that I have installed the Traxxion suspension upgrade on, expensive, but worth every penny. I relate the suspension to that of my car. You go in for new tires for whatever reason and you alwa...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: tps reading 1200 ltd
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: tps reading 1200 ltd

Just checked the TPS readings on my bike. With key on: positive lead to red - negative lead to green: 5.0 VDC With key on: positive lead to white - negative lead to green: voltage increases smoothly With key on: positive lead to white - negative lead to red: voltage starts at approximately minus 4.8...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Here's my thread on this mod: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33149
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

I did this mod on my '85 LTD last year. Sourced all the parts myself. Use a 1988 Pontiac Firefly 1.0 litre turbo alternator rated at 55 amps. Will have to cut off the rear foot. Some of these alternators come with a removable rear foot. Here is a schematic of the two brackets I made out of 1" angle:...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Refreshing the memory as well as the skills each year is always a good thing. A one day refresher or even another advanced course each year is good as well. It's amazing how sheepish you can get after having a winter layover and then try some of the patterns on the course. Looked up the Roadcraft bo...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your headlight
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: How to remove and reinstall your headlight

Thanks. Will look into this. The marker lights I have will not pull out. The bulb is too big for the opening - don't know how it was installed.


by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Cheap (Asian) GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Cheap (Asian) GPS

firey1 wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:08 pm
I have been using a cheap generic motorbike gps from eBay last 3 years never had a problem with it
You wouldn't happen to have a picture of your unit and how you get the maps for it.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

Check out some of the other forums. Lots of people on 1000/1100/1200 pulling trailers. I have one, but don't pull it, collecting dust in the garage.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your headlight
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: How to remove and reinstall your headlight

WingAdmin, I've been searching for the answer to that very question, modulator with an LED headlight. As I already have the modulator on my 1200. I was wanting to get my headlight to match the headlight marker lights on each side(they are LED), and the driving/fog lights, instead of that dingy yell...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue after fixing the vanity trunk light.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Electrical issue after fixing the vanity trunk light.

The bike's charging system is not meant to recharge a dead battery. Take it out and use an industrial style charger, or a small automotive one.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 141
Views: 17103

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

At a Triumph meet and greet last night. Unveiled several new models. Nice bikes. The 1200 adventure touring comes in at $23K CDN plus tax. Lots of goodies similar to the 2018 GW. Two bikes, different design and demographics, but other than the 1200 adventure being better at gravel and such, the new ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 stator replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 stator replacement

I learn something new all the time as well.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Electrical System - Connecting to the System
Replies: 0
Views: 109

GL1200 Electrical System - Connecting to the System

Connecting new/additional loads, or aftermarket replacement components to the GW electrical system. Previous electrical threads: Power Junction: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40650 GL1200 Electrical System: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=40770 1985 GL1200 Rec...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 stator replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 stator replacement

My engine configuration is different from yours. Final Shaft.png I have a bearing on the output shaft, it stayed with the rear case as well. Old Stator installed in Engine Rear case.jpg Bottom right corner of the rear case. looked at the parts fiche as well. Your shaft has a few more bits than mine,...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 stator replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: GL1200 stator replacement

From your pictures seems there is sufficient room for the cover to be removed. That shaft is not supposed to come out with the rear cover, ergo, neither the nut. The shaft seal should stay in the case. My output shaft seal came away from the output shaft with the rear case. Put the rear case back on...