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by thrasherg
Tue May 18, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: fog lights
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: fog lights

I understood you message the same as Gareva1, if you are getting 12 volts at the bulb and no light, then the bulbs must be dead? Did I misunderstand your statement?

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue May 18, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: compression check
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: compression check

blackbird, if the bike hasn't run for a while I would hold of jumping to any conclusions. 120PSI is high enough that the engine will run, if it has sat for a long time, there might be rust on the valve seats or bores, this will wear off quickly once the engine is running. Get it running put a couple...
by thrasherg
Sun May 16, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800
Replies: 34
Views: 3086

Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

A UHF radio is a Ultra High Frequency radio, it's basically a CB radio that works at a much higher frequency (Gives shorter range but less noise and interferance). I gather from this thread that Australia/New Zealand have allowed a CB type radio (unlicensed) that operates at a higher frequency than ...
by thrasherg
Sun May 16, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Unknown speaker-looking thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Unknown speaker-looking thingy

I have not seen one of those before, it looks like some kind of buzzer, either for the indicators or perhaps when you put it in reverse (assuming you have a reverse on that bike)?

Just guessing.

Gary
by thrasherg
Sun May 16, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: painting tips
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: painting tips

Painting has always been a black art to me. :roll: Guess I lack the patience required. No matter how well I prepare the surfaces, I never get the finish I want.. I gave up about 5 years ago and decided to keep what little hair I have left :oops: , and reached a working decision.. I will do the mecha...
by thrasherg
Sun May 16, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Old Bike Barn website problems
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Old Bike Barn website problems

Sorry to hear of all your problems. I use bike bandit for all my parts and have never had a problem.. Highly recomended..
by thrasherg
Fri May 14, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 goldwing neutral light wont come on
Replies: 11
Views: 4629

Re: 1500 goldwing neutral light wont come on

A defective neutral switch will cause the light not to come on and prevent you from starting the bike. I would locate the neutral switch on the engine and check it. For most motorcycles (And I assume the goldwing is the same) the neutral switch is switching earth. So turn on the ignition, make sure ...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Navi system
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: GL1800 Navi system

Wetumpka,

Is there any way to get your name in the gold book without joining GWRAA? I am not interested in paying $40+ a year for the magazine, but would be very happy to have my name in the gold book and help out anyone that was in Austin needing help?

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to replace timing belts
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: How to replace timing belts

The job is not difficult but the repercussions of getting it wrong are expensive!! It is not a job I would recomend for someone that is not reasonably competant with mechanics, not because it's difficult (it isn't) but equally it's not the best job to learn on as errors will be expensive to fix!! If...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: Tire Sizes

In my younger days I use to run Avon road runners on all my performance bikes and loved them, no reason to believe they would not be an excellent choice for your wings..

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'm going crazy!!
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: I'm going crazy!!

Not so here in Austin, Rain is forcasted for the next 8 days!! So no bike riding.. :x
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help removing carbs
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: help removing carbs

"I set it in place, and gave it a mighty whack with a 2 pound sledge - and just like that, the screw was free." and just like that the speed drive unit was free from the motorbike and already dissasembled into many small parts!! :D Seriously, an impact driver is a great bit of kit for these problems...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: how to break looose a stuck engine
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: how to break looose a stuck engine

I don't know about your mistery oil, I have always poured diesel down the bores and let is soak for a day or two. Then do NOT refit the spark plugs, get it into the highest gear it will go into and then I gently rock it back and forward until it frees up. Sometimes I put a socket onto the alternator...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: Tire Sizes

Geo, the old tyre sizes where in inches and modern tyre sizes are in mm (this is only for the width, the diameter stays in inches and the sidewall profile was not specified in the old measurements!), so you convert the old measurement to new by multiplying by 25.4 and then rounding up to the nearest...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL Wood Kit, Or Diamond Plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: GL Wood Kit, Or Diamond Plate?

I can appreciate the hard work that went into making them, but I don't like the look of them on the bike!! Each to their own.. Lovely work getting them so clean and even..
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'm going crazy!!
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: I'm going crazy!!

The weather is getting to me as well. It seems to be lovely and sunny all week (I have to take the car for work) and then rains every weekend (when I could ride the bike). I think I have been on the bike about 6 times in the last 5 months! :cry: Need to see if I can change my working week and have 2...
by thrasherg
Thu May 13, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wheel removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: Wheel removal

I put mine on it's center stand, and remove the rear wheel, then I put a trolley jack under the engine and lift the front of the engine up until the front wheel is just off the floor (the bike is balancing on the center stand and engine jack) and then remove the front wheel. The bike seems stable en...
by thrasherg
Wed May 12, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: front brakes

I don't have an answer for the front brake problem, but lowering your idle a 100rpm can often reduce the clunk quite a bit when putting the bike into gear!! Is it idling at the correct speed?

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed May 12, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Running Rough After Hitting Pothole
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Running Rough After Hitting Pothole

I really can't believe it would be anything mechanical in the engine, I would be looking for a broken wire or disconnected plug somewhere.. I would expect it to be electrical rather than mechanical.. Having said that, I have no idea where to start looking.. :oops:

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed May 12, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: NEW TO SITE, NEW 2010 GL1800
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: NEW TO SITE, NEW 2010 GL1800

Sounds like a fantsatic retirement, mine's still 20+ years away!! If you make it to Austin Texas let us know, we can put you up and suggest plenty of places to visit on a wing.. Enjoy the retirement..

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed May 12, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: no more Harley's
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: no more Harley's

Well I hope you find another job and enjoy the bike.. As mentioned, great price for the bike and very low mileage for it's age.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed May 12, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200

I have always parked my bike on some flat ground and shone the headlight against a wall. I have someone sit on the bike and keep it upright, I then measure the height from the ground to the mid point of the headlight, then I go to the wall and put a mark on the wall at the same height that I measued...
by thrasherg
Tue May 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77gl1000 brake lights
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 77gl1000 brake lights

Glad to hear we could help..

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue May 11, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging/ignition switch problems
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Charging/ignition switch problems

Also be aware that a worn battery will wreck your regulator/alternator. A bad battery can take a large amount of current and cause the regulator/alternator to fail. It is a false economy to run with a bad battery (apart from the inconvenience of not knowing if you will be able to restart your engine...
by thrasherg
Tue May 11, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: choke cable install
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: choke cable install

I do something similar to RB, I use a small cable tie to attatch the handlebar end of the new clutch cable to the clutch end of the old cable (Just put the two cables side by side and then wrap a cable tie or sticky tape around them) then as I pull the old cable out, it pulls the new one in and foll...