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by thrasherg
Mon May 10, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DOT 5.1 Glycol Based Brake Fluid vs. DOT 3 OEM Style
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: DOT 5.1 Glycol Based Brake Fluid vs. DOT 3 OEM Style

Dot5.1 is not an issue as it is glycol based, dot 5.0 is an issue as it's silicon based and cannot be mixed with other DOT fluids. I have not upgraded my goldwing to 5.1 but have done other sport bikes and never had an issue. As long as you use 5.1 you should be fine.

Gary
by thrasherg
Sun May 09, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trying again
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying again

Well good luck with it, try posting some pictures then we might be able to identify what you have and help get it running properly.. Bleeding the clutch is an easy job, so hopefully it won't take you long to become mobile..

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu May 06, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Compression rate, Lb/po2
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Compression rate, Lb/po2

Nothing wrong with that engine. I would leave well alone, I suspect after a few miles the compression will come up.. You might want to try adding a engine cleaner to the fuel to remove any carbon that might have built up on the valves. In the UK it's called REDEX, but I am sure you have something si...
by thrasherg
Thu May 06, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GETTING STARTED AGAIN
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

I don't know what it's like in your state, but in California I was able to take the written test (Very easy) and then do a police run safety course. The safety course provided 125cc motorbikes and took 3 saturday mornings. The bikes are much easier to handle than a wing, plus after passing their tes...
by thrasherg
Wed May 05, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1200 Front Fork Seals
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: GL 1200 Front Fork Seals

Your ride might become a bit bouncier, but the biggest danger is that the oil gets on the disk brakes and that can be very exciting (when the brakes stop working!!). There is a how to on the forum, it's an easy job if you have a means to support the motorbike whilst you remove the forks and a few ba...
by thrasherg
Tue May 04, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition Key Lock
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Ignition Key Lock

I am not familiar with your particular bike, but sometimes you have to push the key down into the lock and then turn it.. Worth a try just don't force it and break the key in the lock.. :oops:

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue May 04, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CB volume not coming from speaker - radio is good
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: CB volume not coming from speaker - radio is good

Well done, I would try and replace the switch myself as sometime in the future I can gauarntee you will need to use the switch and you will have forgotten that you shorted it out or you will be angry with yourself because you did short it out.. Worst case solder another switch in parallel and mount ...
by thrasherg
Tue May 04, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: radio memory
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: radio memory

Glad to hear we could help.. No go and ride the bike and enjoy yourself and the radio!!
by thrasherg
Tue May 04, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Compression rate, Lb/po2
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Compression rate, Lb/po2

Roger, all your values seem a little low. You did make the meausrements correctly? You need to hold the throttle wide open whilst you crank the engine over on the starter, you keep cranking until the gauge stops climbing. If you don't crank the engine long enough or don't hold the thrott;e wide open...
by thrasherg
Tue May 04, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 carbs
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: gl1000 carbs

It's an easy job to do yourself if you have a set of vaccum gauges (plus 5mm adapters) and a free hour or so.. Important to get the engine good and warm before you start the process. It's much easier if you have 4 gauges as well but it can be done with fewer gauges but takes longer and is not as easy.
by thrasherg
Mon May 03, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77gl1000 brake lights
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: 77gl1000 brake lights

It could also be a problem with the earth.. A bad connection to negative, in that case replacing the wiring loom will not help.. Check your earth connections at the back and to the battery first.

Gary
by thrasherg
Sun May 02, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 gold wing
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: 1997 gold wing

Which is longer? A piece of string or a piece of rope? Yes the problem could be with the starter or the solenoid, but you will have to do a test to find which is faulty. I would suggest trying to connect a light bulb to the switched side of the solenoid, as this is an intermitent fault, they are the...
by thrasherg
Sat May 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CARB ADJUSTMENT
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: CARB ADJUSTMENT

I suspect you will need to remove the carbs and clean them out.. Probably dirt inside the carbs blocking a jet.
by thrasherg
Sat May 01, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Time frame to change air filter on gl 1800
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Re: Time frame to change air filter on gl 1800

I just bought my wing (a 2003 model) with 14,000 miles on it and immediately changed the air filter. Have to say it didn't look like it needed changing!! But for the peace of mind I was happy to do it, it also gave me a chance to see what actually lives under all that plastic.. Couldn't believe how ...
by thrasherg
Sat May 01, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: First Long Bike Trip!
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: First Long Bike Trip!

We loved south and North Carolina, but the north was the best just great roads and views.. Hope you have a great time and no unplanned stops!!

Gary
by thrasherg
Sat May 01, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycles riding test
Replies: 31
Views: 931

Re: Motorcycles riding test

Well fingers crossed for you, and I hope it all goes well, just don't give up..

All the best.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New member as of 4/30/10
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: New member as of 4/30/10

I'm sure you will love it.. I want a 2006... Welcome to the club.
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1978 GL1000 Goldwing Restoration Underway
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: 1978 GL1000 Goldwing Restoration Underway

That's a great price, but you sure have your work cut out for you!! Will keep you busy for a long time..
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Chatter on take off from stop.
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Re: Chatter on take off from stop.

I only have the chatter problem when my wife is on the back. She just won't shut up!! :lol:

Glad to hear we have put your mind at rest.
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: radio memory
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: radio memory

I would check your fuses, there is an always on supply to the radio (that is fused) to keep the clock operating and the radio memory. If you are loosing both then I suspect you have lost the supply (bad wire/connection or dead fuse) is most likely.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: 2003 1800 goldwing

Congrats on getting it fixed and the good weather is just about to arrive.. :lol:
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 Goldwing choke cable
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: '84 Goldwing choke cable

I would suggest disconnecting the cable at the handlebar, tape the engine end of the new cable to the handlebar end of the old cable then pull the old cable from the engine end so that the new cable is pulled into place. That should guarantee with a bit of care that the new cable goes exactly the sa...
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing your system to LEDs for safety
Replies: 60
Views: 2190

Re: Changing your system to LEDs for safety

Is it absolutely necessary to change the flasher in the system because of the LEDs or is this something you just did? btw your bike looks great. That is an awesome color. Never imagine i would like a green motorcycle. This is not absolutely necessary, you can add dummy loads (high wattage resistors...
by thrasherg
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 Low Speed Steering Wobble
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: 1976 GL1000 Low Speed Steering Wobble

As mentioned all the above causes can cause wobble. Often problems at the rear can lead to wobble at the front. My first step would be to check and set correct tyre pressures (front & rear), then put the bike on it's center stand and either have someone sit on the back or a jack under the motor to l...
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 goldwing Aspencade Speedo
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: 1983 goldwing Aspencade Speedo

I am not familiar with your exact model, but the speed sensor is used for both the speedo and the indicator cancelling unit (Too calculate how far the bike has travelled) so if both have stopped working It has to be either the sensor or the wiring from the sensor. You should be able to use a multime...