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by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 shocks
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Progressive 416 shocks

Found these pictures over on the Classic GW forum. Well laid out so to speak.




by Rednaxs60
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New To Me - Second 1985 Limited - New Project
Replies: 38
Views: 1428

Re: New To Me - Second 1985 Limited - New Project

Found new caliper pins on eBay - ordered three, gives me a couple of spares. Also bought the Permatex® Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube. From what I have experienced, need to take the calipers off for maintenance at least every two years - dissimilar metals do not fair well in our riding environment. B...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?

Going to install new fuel hoses on the bike in Ontario before the trip west. Jimh352 over on the Steve Saunders forum installed an inline filter before the fuel pump on his '85 LTD. This is the one he used: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VSDZIK?tag=vs-powersports-convert-amazon-20 I will be looking f...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?

Regarding the fuel pump. Does it come on and shut off with the key on and the bike not started. If so, the next step I would take is to do a fuel pressure test. Had this happen to me on a tour through the interior of BC - two up - going up hill. Bike did not want to go. Let it sit for a bit, same sy...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?

Nice looking Valkyrie. Always good to have a second bike, especially one that runs. There's no replacement for displacement especially in a lighter frame.

Aren't these bikes fun!

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?

Thanks for the info. May order a set of those connectors. Can get a set of 5 for $15.00 CDN - still not bad. My coils come out through the air box, don't have to remove the front fairing. The OEM coils are good, but I'm still convinced that a new set would be beneficial, including new wires. There i...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: 86 SEi Fuel Injector ?

Good for you. $15.00 for a PB sensor is a good price. Intend to eventually change coils (have found multiple alternatives), wires and new boots. Received the TPS units from 1985 Civic si - $15.00 each USD, as you say better than you can get OEM. Fairly close in size - has the internal connector that...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas

I got a brand new Yamaha Super Tenere ES!! Will get rid of the 1800 wing, it's a great bike but after 10 years of ownership I wanted a change. Loving the Yamaha so far, very different from a wing!! Of course I now have to buy all the farkles (lights, GPS, mudguard extenders, etc) for the yamaha.. L...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas

Family got together and bought me a 3.0 litre ultrasonic cleaner. Good for small parts and such. Wouldn't buy one myself, but a good suggestion to the family. Used it on some brake calipers. Have some more trialing to do. 3L Ultrasonic Cleaner.JPG Going to look for the next eclectic tool required an...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket leaking oil
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Head gasket leaking oil

If you have a lot of blow by, you may get oil out the exhaust. The crank is vented back into the intake and the oil would go through and be exhausted. Are you using any oil? Not unusual on an older engine to use a bit of oil. Another issue to look at is the header exhaust gaskets. People will not re...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle parts aftermarket in CANADA!!! (like NAPA,,Carquest'')
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Motorcycle parts aftermarket in CANADA!!! (like NAPA,,Carquest'')

Parts for the rear caliper, oil and dust seal will cost approx $20.00 from your local Honda shop. Need 2 dust and 2 oil seals.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )

A friend of mine in just outside Ottawa, Ontario has a charging station in his basement for all his off season battery requirements. He has a charger for each battery depending on the size. Has had batteries last for 10+ years. Agree with John and Wingadmin, batteries are just too expensive not to t...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: rear shock absorbers

You may be able to find some information regarding this, but springs off a vehicle are hard to evaluate. It is possible that since theses shocks are 34 years old, they have softened with age. You should be able to find a rebuild kit, the springs may be a little harder. I have an '85 LTD that I put n...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Trip To Big Sur State Park - Lee's Honda Redding CA
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Trip To Big Sur State Park - Lee's Honda Redding CA

Updated vendor data base. Fix allowed me to not only finish the trip to Big Sur, but allowed me and Sonya to finish our trip from LA back to Victoria. This was a key element because Sonya flew into LA with a one way ticket after the day camping at Big Sur. Everything worked out as it was expected to.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)
Replies: 83
Views: 30755

Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Having two batteries in a unit, charging from one alternator can be achieved nicely with a product like the Balmar Digital Duo Charge. I used this product on my boats to charge a house bank, and keep the starting batteries topped up at all times. It's a bit pricey but does work well. Here's the site...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 36
Views: 840

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

I got the new alternator in today and it has a rubber cover over 2 connectors on the top. The left connector is labeled 1R and the right connector is labeled 2F. Does this mean it can be hooked up as a 2 or 3 wire hookup? And if so where do the wires hook up? Recommend you go back to the supplier f...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 31
Views: 11792

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Cutting the old idler off with a hacksaw takes no time at all, and is less messy than using a grinder. Punch out the old bolt and install new parts. Once I had the bolt installed had to trim the bolt head so it was flush, lots of material remaining to remove bolt later.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?

Good information regarding the black sense wire move to the junction. I will be doing that to the '85 LTD at my brother's place as well. The existing location (described below) and moving to the battery are good, but I think this is the best one to do. It has been mentioned on this forum and the oth...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?

Glad I could be of help. Another thought I have, and one that I have tried and incorporated on my '85 LTD in Victoria is that you only need one 10/12 GA wire from the junction/joint to the starter solenoid. It doesn't matter how many wires you have going to the starter solenoid, if the battery does ...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Voltage/ regulator on a GL1200 1984 ?

The black sense wire that is connected to the electrical system after the ignition switch is probably less than the ~14.2 VDC reference voltage of the regulator. The voltage regulator uses this sense wire voltage to determine the voltage/current output to the electrical system. If the voltage on the...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1302

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

I used to tow a fully loaded four sleeper behind my 1984 GL1200 Aspencade. It was probably between 500-600 Lbs. This Wing towed the trailer cross country including mountain passes in Colorado without complaining. The only problem I had with it was one time when it was not properly loaded causing gr...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver

There's a set of three on ebay.ca: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vessel-Megadora ... Swdx1aCAsg

This might be a good deal if you don't have any yet.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver

Very nice product. Looked it up on Amazon.ca, price is $16.97 plus tax and an Extra $10.00 shipping. Like your price better.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 36
Views: 840

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Ok so i ordered a power bus and fuse block. And an assortment of fuses to keep handy on the bike. If i run the alt wire to the bus and connect the red and red white wires to the bus do i still need to run a fused line to the battery and what do i do with the black and the green wires? Do they just ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 36
Views: 840

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Ok so 50 or 60amp fuses should be ok. Im just wanting to make sure im not stunting myself with the fuse. I know that the alternator will only provide the amps thats being drawn from it. But with it being one wire that means all the power for the bike is getting provided on that line. If the bike tr...