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by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Best replacement stator?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Best replacement stator?

No, Gates belts are very good (I believe they are OEM Manufacturer, too)

NAPA and Amazon sell Gates. Cheaper from Amazon (like half price) as opposed to getting them over the counter at your local Auto Parts....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: slides

Throttle cables adjusted too tight causing throttle to not return to idle, maybe?
by DenverWinger
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering light
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: Cornering light

You should NOT short the pins together if both filaments work as that will place a lot of extra load on the electrics. Gary Not only that, but the incandescent bulbs get hot enough to start melting plastic, even with just a single filament on. If you've done the "always on" mod, best to use LED. I ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: GL 1000

Presumably the replacement starter was used.... Check the brushes, in these motors when the brushes are nearing end of life the starter motor will drag, and pulls an awful lot of current.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Knock knock, Time for new motor?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Knock knock, Time for new motor?

This could go back to the carb Sync again, if carbs are out of sync that one could be firing a little hotter than the rest....
by DenverWinger
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?

Too much oil in the crankcase wouldn't prevent the engine from turning over. Probably a hydrolock - Fluid in the combustion chamber won't compress. Pull the spark plugs, cover the sparkplug holes with a rag and then hit the starter. if there's fluid in one of the cylinders it will come shooting out,...
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1256

Re: Strange electrical problem

I've seen corrosion do strange things on battery connections even when they're tight, couldn't hurt to undo your battery connections, clean them up a little and reconnect..... A corroded battery connection often behaves like this.....
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Flushing my radiator; pieces of rubber coming out.
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Flushing my radiator; pieces of rubber coming out.

After changing head gaskets on 1100's a few times, I've noticed that the surfaces of the gaskets that are open to the water jackets tend to flake off, however this doesn't seem to affect the sealing areas of the gaskets that are sandwiched between the head and block. It may just be little pieces of ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: !200 engine swap
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: !200 engine swap

I've heard of using 1100 or 1000 heads on a 1200 block, that would address the tach and fuel pump issue, and if the 1000 heads were used you could even stay with stock points ignition.

I don't know what other cans of worms the head swap might bring up, how about it, Gurus...
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000

... and filing bearing edges allows them to be tighter if too loose. If you are binding already you may need to get looser bearings.
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Amp Control Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Amp Control Settings

Hi-Jack (couldn't resist) :lol: This is a four channel amp (two stereo amps "A" and "B" in one box), with all filters set to "off" assumes you are going to use full-range speakers on all outputs (front on "A", rear on "B") The most common configuration for using a four channel amp is to set stereo a...
by DenverWinger
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Login

Instead of installing the latest upgrade to the "phpBB" Web hosting software that Goldwingdocs.com is using, WingAdmin (an IT guy by profession) has been busy writing his own custom software to run Goldwingdocs.com so he can make the site work, look and feel exactly the way he wants it to. Sounds li...
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 21
Views: 936

Re: 1500 screws

+1 on that!

1985 Jeep Cherokee, not only is it a mix of metric and SAE, but many of the metric nuts/bolts are the odd-wad sizes 13, 15 and 16 mm.... :shock:

So I have to get out the SAE, metrics and odd-wads! :evil:
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

A Goldwing that doesn't go KLUNK when shifting into gear? Sacrilege! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New To Me - Second 1985 Limited - New Project
Replies: 38
Views: 1457

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

Hmm- That's how I bought my 1100 in 2005, wanted the Vetter luggage and trunk for my 1000 and figured to just sell the bike again as parts. Well, the Vetter mounting frames didn't quite fit the 1000 by too much to adapt, So I thought I'd try to fire up the 1100 motor just to see what might happen. W...
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Before you install your "found" alternator on the bike might not hurt to take it to the local auto parts and have them put it on the test jig, just to be sure. They'll usually do that for free. That way you won't have to take it back off.....
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No Gauge Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: No Gauge Lights

On the same fuse as your tail running light. If that's working, probably just need new bulbs in the instruments.
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Fouling plugs

Water pump is kinda "spendy", especially if shipping one across the big pond. They don't fail very often, either. Check the bearings for slop, and if it feels reasonably good I'd just put her back together with the pump you have, and watch for: 1) drip of either oil or coolant from the water pump we...
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear case interchangability
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: rear case interchangability

Without looking at parts fiches either there's a lot of differences on '88,'89 compared to '90 - '00 wings, so I'd say the '88 probably not, the '90 probably will.

Hi Erdeniz, we were replying at the same time!
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Fouling plugs

Gas in the oil won't hurt anything while you are still working on the bike, it might even dissolve some gunk out of the crankcase while it is in there. But before you are ready to put the wing on the road for a drive I would drain and replace the oil with some really cheap oil, drive a short distanc...
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Differences left/right cylinder heads?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Differences left/right cylinder heads?

The camshafts are the clue, I had heads machined without removing cams, so the fuel pump drive and ignition point drive were a dead giveaway. But if the cams were removed, since same part number both heads either cam should fit either head. So best guess at that point....
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 Gl1000 Lighting Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: 78 Gl1000 Lighting Problems

Temporary brake light hookup: In-line fuse holder with 5 amp fuse from + of battery connected to one terminal of rear brake light switch, other terminal of brake light switch connected to Brake filament of tail light bulb. This will light the brake light when you step on the pedal regardless of igni...
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hosting your Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Hosting your Pictures

Considering the current price of high capacity hard disk drives, I keep nothing in the cloud. All my "good stuff" is constantly available on my home LAN, and is periodically backed up on more high capacity disk drives stored in the detached garage.
by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date

One feature I miss here that the forum software used by Motorcycle.com (Steve Saunder site and many others) has is the little star by poster's name that says "Thread Starter". Since Scott is a member and frequent visitor to GoldwingFacts.com I'm confident that's an item he's added to his wish-list o...
by DenverWinger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: What is this?

Hmmm.... Blue light at night? Aren't there some scientific-type studies that show looking at computer screens, smart-phones, televisions etc before bed interferes with sleep, caused by the level of blue light in the images? The latest 1709 release of windows 10 in "Display Settings" now provides "Ni...