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by DenverWinger
Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 50
Views: 1268

Re: Fouling plugs

Well, if the engine turned over and started it wasn't hydrolocked. Sounds like "back to the carburetors".....
by DenverWinger
Wed May 23, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Bad Gas

Just wasting money on premium, Goldwing is a low compression engine designed to run on regular. Better to spend the extra on Non-Ethanol Regular if you can find it.
by DenverWinger
Wed May 23, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1100 starter Click w/out starting
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: GL 1100 starter Click w/out starting

Really shouldn't need to replace the starter, just the brushes inside, still available. Brushes = Cheap, Starter = Spendy.
by DenverWinger
Wed May 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Thanks, Scott. Easy to see difference. I'll have to go look again but if memory serves me I have the Compufire.
by DenverWinger
Wed May 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 50
Views: 1268

Re: Fouling plugs

Hm, If you got the carbs nice, had it running nice and then suddenly not nice, possible some leftover particle of something blocked a passage in a carb. But I think you do better work than that, find an extra sparkplug and attach it to the #1 plug wire and start the bike. See if you have any sparks ...
by DenverWinger
Sun May 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Fuse compatibility

Don't do that, it's spec'd to 5 amp for a reason. New fuses aren't that expensive.
by DenverWinger
Sat May 19, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

PO installed a High-Output alternator on my 1500, not sure if it's a Compufire or LActrical (how do you tell the difference?) - It whines, but does not growl..... Lots of "juice" though, even at idle.... :)
by DenverWinger
Sat May 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter motor problem
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Starter motor problem

How about some pics of the brushes & commutator?
by DenverWinger
Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Will not crank
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Will not crank

Might check to see what's left of the starter brushes, the starter will be very weak if the brushes are worn out, usually draws excessive current, too. An inexpensive fix if so....
by DenverWinger
Fri May 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: So got it running
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: So got it running

A cam 180* out? That would make the front two cylinders fire at the same time and the rear two 180* (crankshaft rotation) later followed by 360* crank rotation with no power strokes at all. It would lope like a Harley, but would still be running on 4 cylinders.
by DenverWinger
Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad job of getting a broken bolt out.
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Bad job of getting a broken bolt out.

Another benefit to tipping the engine on its nose like that to remove the rear cover is it will save you the cleanup of about 1/2 Quart of "Surprise" oil that lives back there even after the crankcase is drained. :shock:
by DenverWinger
Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Interstate fairing removal question
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Interstate fairing removal question

Ya Know, it seems one could adapt aftermarket Hardley chopper parts for headlights and turn signals when making an "oldwing" go naked.....
by DenverWinger
Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much do you and your wife weigh?
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Fortunately for us, we don't have that problem, I'm at 170 and GF about 130, I hardly notice her riding behind me ( :evil: "WHACK!" Sorry Honey, I didn't mean it that way... :oops:) :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat May 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New Member -Need help! I just picked up this 78' beast.
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: New Member -Need help! I just picked up this 78' beast.

Funny the original poster started this thread, and never posted again. Profile shows "Posts: 1" still.
by DenverWinger
Sat May 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION

Think he's referring to LED compatible flasher...
by DenverWinger
Sat May 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need urgent radiator help.
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Need urgent radiator help.

Without seeing how badly it is damaged, maybe you could take it to a local radiator shop? They may be able to solder up & seal the damage?
by DenverWinger
Sat May 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 42
Views: 1078

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

You're going to want to tear it down enough to check the air filter to make sure it's not full of mice. Several threads on the site showing pictures of where the air box had turned into a home for "Wayward Mices", especially after four years. At that point it isn't much more effort to remove the air...
by DenverWinger
Sat May 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help....!
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: Help....!

no, really, at an idle on the center stand with side stand up i can pull directly into gear without using the clutch lever and it engages and keeps running? same test, side stand down and dies immediately with clutch or without. It's SUPPOSED to die if you put it in gear with the side stand down, e...
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help....!
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: Help....!

DaveO430 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 am
Then the neutral light stays on all the time and what happens when he shifts to other gears that do have input to the ECU?
Only for a test to see if he could shift to first without killing the engine...
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD / Air Pump Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: LCD / Air Pump Problems

5 amp fuse for the stereo memory (radio stations) and the clock still good? Does your stereo still remember your preset stations after the bike is turned off?
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 42
Views: 1078

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

+1 on backing her up onto a 2x4 to use center stand. Not required but helps. To get the rear wheel out you need to lift the bike some and remove the rear "fender" behind the wheel and the left saddle bag. That's not an option on mine, I installed a trailer hitch which blocks getting the wheel out fr...
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch
Replies: 47
Views: 817

Re: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch

Starting to sound like failed master cylinder.
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb problems
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Carb problems

Johann, first of all welcome to this forum! There are plenty of good Step-by-Step DIY (Do It Yourself) articles with lots of detailed photos right here on this site, mostly prepared by the site administrator, but many more done by dedicated members. Look around on the site! Before you condemn the ca...
by DenverWinger
Wed May 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help....!
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: Help....!

You could try "earthing" the Neutral contact on the gear position switch, First gear has no contact in the switch at all so you should be able to shift to first with Neutral connection earthed and the bike wouldn't know the difference. Neutral connection earthed tells all systems the bike is still i...
by DenverWinger
Tue May 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch
Replies: 47
Views: 817

Re: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch

The Mityvac's are good, but no reason you can't bleed the system manually. Unless, that is, you have a fault in either the master cylinder or the slave. In either case, a rebuild kit is likely in order.... From repeated pumping of the clutch handle, are you losing fluid? That says either a line or t...