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by thrasherg
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: front wheel wobble
Replies: 19
Views: 5761

Re: front wheel wobble

My 2003 also had this problem, replaced the fork springs with Traxxion springs and the fork oil to 15W and the wobble went away. It seems that it's a marginal issue and changing the steering bearings or the tyres or the for spring/oil will all cure it.. My wing still has less than 14,000 miles so I ...
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspencade dies then starts back up.
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: 86 Aspencade dies then starts back up.

Could it be a blocked fuel tank vent? If the vent is blocked, it will allow gas to leave the tank for a few minutes, then you get a partial vaccum in the tank and the bike stops (no gas). If you wait a few minutes air leaks into the tank and allows the fuel to flow again for a short time? Next time ...
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CB audio input
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: CB audio input

I don't know what the pin connections for the CB are, but my CB overides the music.
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: overheating

As mentioned, it sounds like one of the head gaskets has failed. You should perform a compression test on the 4 cylinders and the one that is low will probably be the cause of your problem..

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New '83 GL1100A
Replies: 28
Views: 788

Re: New '83 GL1100A

Looks great and an absolute bargain for $500.. A bit of polish and she will shine!!
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Desiccant for air compressor
Replies: 37
Views: 953

Re: Desiccant for air compressor

Yep, that's why we sold the helicopter!! They don't glide.. It's fun practicing Autorotations, but I wouldn't want to do one for real!! Unless a wing falls off you can land most planes.. Much safer but not as much fun as a heli.. :lol:
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200 Aspincade
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: 1986 GL1200 Aspincade

Like wingman, I would suspect the permenant VDD feed. There are two positive supplies to the radio, one goes on and off with the ignition switch, the other is a permenant supply that keeps the memories and other circuitry in the stereo powered up. The symptoms you describe looks like the permenant s...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Desiccant for air compressor
Replies: 37
Views: 953

Re: Desiccant for air compressor

I can relate to that, I did my first solo in a cessna after 9 hours of flying, and passed my license after 41 hours. When I started flying helicopters I had around 250 hours in planes (with high performance and multi-engine rating) and it still took me 60 hours before I soloed in the helicopter!! I ...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Desiccant for air compressor
Replies: 37
Views: 953

Re: Desiccant for air compressor

Both my wife and I had our fixed wing licenses before we started the helicopter route.. Planes are a lot of fun and remarkably safe really, but they are expensive.. Nowadays I am as happy to ride my wing as I am to go and fly a plane!! :D
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Is it ok?

Yes and Yes, you will do no harm riding the engine with 120PSI compression, whilst a bit low it's not that bad.. As you have done all the head work it must be down to worn rings so you will want to keep an eye on the oil level but otherwise ride the bike and enjoy, you won't harm anything, just get ...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Desiccant for air compressor
Replies: 37
Views: 953

Re: Desiccant for air compressor

When my wife and I got married we built a 2 seater helicopter and passed our pilot licenses (Rotorway Exec 162F) then started a family and sold the helicopter (was too dangerous with a family) so now I fly large scale electric helicopters (Models with >6ft rotor diameters). Not as much fun as the re...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Over heating 1500 se
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Over heating 1500 se

Whilst the thermostatic switches are not cheap, it's good to hear it was something so simple.. Does it actually get hot enough in the UK for anything to overheat?? :D I left the UK 25 years ago when I was 20!! Still no desire to move back to live, but love visiting occasionally.. :lol: Enjoy the bik...
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 GL1000 condensor
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: 77 GL1000 condensor

As phil says, a condensor has one wire and the metal case is the other connection. If yours has 2 wires then it is probably 2 condensers packaged back to back.. The metal mounting tab is the ground connection which will be common to both condensors.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: intstalling pulsating brake module
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: intstalling pulsating brake module

FlyBoy2121 wrote:I Goldfhuntfish

You'll install it on your spoler.



Flyboy2121
Could someone please translate? :D
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Over heating 1500 se
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Over heating 1500 se

Are the fans turning on? If not I suspect a bad sensor for the fans.. If the fans are coming on and it still overheats then I would suspect a bad water pump..

Gary
by thrasherg
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 gl 1000 low power
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: 1976 gl 1000 low power

Is the gas tank breather blocked? If air can't get in then fuel can't get out and it would take about 5 miles for a vaccum to form? The obvious check is ride the bike until power drops off, then open the filler cap to let air in and see if the power comes back. If it does then you have a breather bl...
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Best extra lights to be installed in the original mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Best extra lights to be installed in the original mounti

Big Bikes only seem to sell fog lights for the lower cowl, what about driving lights that fit in the bottom cowl? I ride for pleasure and don't need fog lights (will take the car if it gets foggy!!) but would love some extra light from a set of driving lights fitted in the lower cowl (I agree the lo...
by thrasherg
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 1800 goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: 2003 1800 goldwing

Have you messed with the cruise control? or moved any cables? If a throttle cable or cruise control cable is not seated correctly it might be trying to rev the engine up, which as the engine hasn't started would cause a rich condition, otherwise I would suspect an injector has failed..
by thrasherg
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL 1800 Bike Dolly
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

I use the Park-n-move dolly system. It is expensive for what ti is, but it works very well. You put it under the bike, then put the bike on it's center stand and then move the bike where ever you want it.. If you have a hard floor it's great. I bought mine from eBay but here is a link to the product...
by thrasherg
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Navigation system
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Navigation system

Thanks guys, I am use to Honda products being excellent and figured the GPS would be!! I am a bit surprised to hear that it falls short of many other GPS units, but that's good news as I can buy an older goldwing and fit an aftermarket GPS. Now I just need to sell my RG500, so I have some money to p...
by thrasherg
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Navigation system
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Navigation system

Thanks Rob, as it was built into the bike I thought it would be easier to use, waterproof, linked into the audio system, etc.. Doesn't sound like that is the case!! Maybe I will save a few pennies and get an 06 model and just run an aftermarket GPS unit. Many thanks for the feedback.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Navigation system
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Navigation system

I am in the process of looking for a 1800 goldwing and I see several 2008's for sale but most do NOT have the Honda navigation system fitted (and I like the idea of the GPS). I have seen several breakers selling the Honda nav system (obviously removed from acident damaged goldwings), is it the same ...