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by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti freeze leak !
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Anti freeze leak !

Little 1 inch dia tubes that run from the top of both heads to under the carburetors, they are the return path for coolant from the heads back to the radiator. There's o-rings on each end of them where they press into the fittings.
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti freeze leak !
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Anti freeze leak !

Leaky head gaskets usually leak between the coolant passages and the cylinders, never seen one leak external. I'd go with cooling tube o-rings.
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Starting issues?

More often than not the starter brushes are worn out. Starter with bad brushes pull a horrendous amount of current. Nice thing is it's a cheap and easy fix....

Last time my 1100 did that the current draw melted the plastic internals of the Starter relay ('solenoid') and I had to replace it, too.
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL100 Starter Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: GL100 Starter Issue

Seems it would lope like a V-Twin, but I can't see that bothering the starter any.... Starter has enough OOMPH to push two cyl past compression at the same time. Bet a 6 Cyl with a cam 180 out would be interesting..... Would work on a 1500 but the 180-out side on an 1800 probably wouldn't fire too g...
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Madstad windshield Review
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Madstad windshield Review

Hm, they have them for the GL-1200, GL-1800 and F6B, nothing for a GL-1500... :|
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Best manual?

The Haynes book I got for my GF's 1999 Grand Prix covers Chevy-Buick-Olds-Pontiac models 1988-2007 and eight different engines. And only half the size of the Clymer GL-1500 book. Precious little vehicle-specific information.... :cry:
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 265
Views: 14771

Re: The idiots are out there

Wasn't it the Cuyahoga that caught fire back when they were still making GL-1000's? :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Legs hurting
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Legs hurting

We usually pop a few Ibuprofens if we're going to be out more than a couple hours, my right shoulder stiffens up and aches (not so much on the 1500, thank you cruise control) and the whole body gets achy. Even with stopping every hour.....
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: tires gl 1500
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: tires gl 1500

New E4 on the rear last summer, the E3 on the front still has 3/4 tread. The E4 is much quieter than the old E3. The bike drove very well to Michigan and back last year, 2-up and pulling 500lb camper and gear. As stated, not yet enough miles on it to judge longevity...
by DenverWinger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

You have to remember, there is not constant current going thru those 3 ohms, only short pulses of voltage. That's what makes the spark..... The pulses averaged out would be nowhere near 48 watts.
by DenverWinger
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dumb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Dumb Question

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:37 pm
There isn't a separate forum for that (although maybe there should be?).
+1 I think it's a Fabulous Idea. More work for the WingAdmin, though. It would probably take Scott a long time to find all the past threads and move them there...
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: 1989 GL1500

Were the '89's included in the pre-'97 models prone to 4th gear shifting fork problem? The test for that is to stop the bike on a driveway apron or somewhere the bike is headed downhill (steeper is better). Idling in neutral with clutch out there should be no clunkety-clunking coming from the transm...
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 82
Views: 2965

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Holy Macarel, that looks like an alternator off an old '70's Chevy V8! Chromed, too. Most conversions use the little alternators off of import cars.....
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.

At rest battery should read around 12.5 volts, I suggest your volt meter may be out of calibration. Might consider picking up another meter, digital ones can be had new for around $10 these days...
by DenverWinger
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: head gaskets for a 1200 aspencade
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: head gaskets for a 1200 aspencade

Are you sure you don't just have a leaky coolant tube that's just running coolant around the side of the head?
by DenverWinger
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Needing opinions on engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Needing opinions on engine issues

If you can turn the crank at least two full turns to confirm no interference (confirms valve timing) I see no reason to not try the starter. Cracks? I don't see how just sitting could possibly crack a head, unless it was stored with only water for coolant and allowed to freeze hard. That would proba...
by DenverWinger
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?

Did you check for Hydrolocked? Pull the sparkplugs out and see if it will turn over.
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2439

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

If the voltage at the ECU is low it won't fire. I've heard of people adding a relay to switch power directly from the battery to the ECU, this bypasses the ignition switch, kill switch and everything else the current has to flow thru before it gets to the ECU. Use the existing power wire to the ECU ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 82
Views: 2965

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

A lot of guys are opting for a 4" drive to a 2" alt pulley giving a 2:1 rotating speed ratio. This is so generating can start at a lower rpm so that the battery is charging even at idle. This also means that when engine rpm is 5000 the alt is spinning at 10,000. Are the alt bearings up to it? Look ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: DIY car maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Re: DIY car maintenance

I know that there are people who have manage 300,000+ miles out of average to below average reliability cars. Good for you. When I recommend a car (Camry, remember), it also tops the list at Consumer Reports for almost all years. Sure, not everybody is enamored with a Camry, but it'll get you there...
by DenverWinger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: seeking guidance, wisdom, and experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: seeking guidance, wisdom, and experience.

Noise from back wheel at 20mph and above may be something as simple as a cupped, noisy tire....
by DenverWinger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Here's an odd wiring issue......any thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Here's an odd wiring issue......any thoughts?

Without looking at any wiring diagrams any thought that the ignition may have lost a ground connection somewhere and is finding some ground via the hot side of the right turn bulb filaments, which would be OK if the right turn signal was off. Ignition Current through the bulbs would probably not be ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?
Replies: 48
Views: 9034

Re: What's everyone's two-wheeled History?

First was a '72 Honda CL-350 basket case (traded an under-dash FM-Cassette deck for it), PO ran it out of oil, cam bearings were seized. Second was a '78 Suzuki GS-550, this one took me several trips Denver-to-Michigan Third was a '77 GL-1000 wing, $100, She ran but was stone-ugly from PO's rattle-c...
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil won't drain
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: oil won't drain

Simple, Just pick up the bike and pour the oil out the dipstick hole. :lol:
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight/tach/gauge lights and guages
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Headlight/tach/gauge lights and guages

I've actually had a fuse fail (no, not "blow", it failed) in my 1100. One end of the fusible element inside the glass came detached from the end cap, the element wasn't melted. Old fuse, I guess. New fuse made it good as new. You can test fuses with a voltmeter, in circuit, power 'on'. A bad fuse wi...