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by thrasherg
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help, bike won't start
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Need help, bike won't start

Can anyone post the schematic of the starter circuit so we can suggest how to debug this issue?

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: "Could not have done it without you"
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: "Could not have done it without you"

Well done, the first time you tackle a wing it's a real leap of faith, but now that you have taken the plunge, all future endeavors should be far less daunting!! Hope you have many trouble free miles.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help, bike won't start
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Need help, bike won't start

I am not familiar with the 1200 electrics, but if jumping the starter solenoid causes the bike to start and run perfectly as you describe, it sounds like the issue is with the starter circuit not the engine. Usually the starter solenoid has a simple circuit, one side of the solenoid is connected to ...
by thrasherg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rear tire blow out
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Rear tire blow out

Really sorry to hear about this, I hope you both make a full recovery and quickly. Goldwings are heavy girls and do put a lot of strain on the tyres, so the extra heat and trailer may have been enough to cause the tyre to wear very quickly, I hope it hasn't put either of you off the idea of getting ...
by thrasherg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?

The anti-dive is a small piston that is connected to the front hydraulic brake line (on front left fork near the brake caliper), when you squeeze the brake lever, the hydraulic pressure inside the brake system forces a small piston in the anti dive unit to move outwards and this piston pushes on a r...
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New paint job on my GL1100
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: New paint job on my GL1100

Very nice, I like the black comstar wheels. :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Might have an issue
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Might have an issue

As stated, this is fairly normal for a wing if parked on its side stand, some oil does manage to seep into the left hand cylinders (lowest point of the engine) and just burns off when the engine is started, either live with it (and check oil level occasionally) or try putting it on its center stand....
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Wing Ding Grapevine TX
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Wing Ding Grapevine TX

I think he is saying that he agrees with the post above, i.e. That it's a money grab and too expensive, but that he might have to ride in the area of the wingding to see all those other wings. I think the word area just got shortened to "are"!! Making it hard to understand

Gary
by thrasherg
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another ethanol test!!
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Another ethanol test!!

Well I was on a dual sport holiday with my wife and daughter, when my daughters CRF250X engine had a melt down. We where in the Ozarks, Arkansas and we live in Dallas, Texas. I towed my daughter with my bike almost 80 miles to get her to a hotel, and then left her and her mother at the hotel, whilst...
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Wing Ding Grapevine TX
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Wing Ding Grapevine TX

Thanks Harvey, I did a search on the WEB and found the official web site but it just seemed to list lots of sessions and didn't sound like a lot of fun, hence my question "What really goes on!!". Your description doesn't really make me want to go and visit, maybe I will just go for a nice day's ride...
by thrasherg
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Wing Ding Grapevine TX
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Wing Ding Grapevine TX

What happens at a wing ding? Never been to one, but grapevine is just 15 miles from my house, so it might be worth visiting if I knew what happened at a wing ding.. :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti-Dive Shim Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Anti-Dive Shim Kit

I think your friend is correct, as the forks dive more with the anti-dive disabled then there will be higher pressures generated at the seals, however Honda did engineer the forks to travel across the full range of movement, so they must have intended the seals to experience this pressure. In genera...
by thrasherg
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Many thanks, I see that it is not a single tool that is the bead-breaker, but the 2 combined together.. Thanks for posting that, given the size & weigh of the 2 levers (Mainly the size) I think I will stick to using my boot heel or the sidestand.. :lol:

Regards Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebar Grip Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Handlebar Grip Replacement

As stated, the grip has nothing to do with the switch gear, they butt up to the switch gear but are not connected to it. Sometimes the grips are just slipped onto the handlebar, but this does allow them to move/rotate so most people apply some rubber glue, it helps the grip slide on and once set pre...
by thrasherg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Thanks Mike, but I was looking for something small that I could carry with me on my dirt bike!! I have proper bead breakers at home, but nothing I can carry!! So far as mentioned the heel of my boot or the side stand have always worked on my dirt bikes but I am always looking out for something bette...
by thrasherg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?

Thank you all very much for the help and advice on the spring changes. I think I will make the changes. Now if one of you could come to Minnesota to give me a hand. lol Auggie How about you come to Texas and I will help you!! :D Seriously if you do ever come anywhere near Dallas, I would be more th...
by thrasherg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Just curious, but how does the bead breaker work, I looked at the amazon link and saw the tools but could not work out which tool is the bead breaker and how it works? I am forever getting punctures on my dirt bike and usually use a side stand (or boot heel) as a bead breaker but would like to carry...
by thrasherg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: CB showing RX all the time
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: CB showing RX all the time

I'm with Smilam, the CB will have reset back to standard settings which has a very low squelch value (something like 3 or 5), just increase the squelch to 10 and it will probably all be good.

Gary
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Mice in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Mice in Trunk

Several riders have had problems with mice getting into the airbox and making homes in the air filter (solution was to put wire gauze over air inlet trunks, lets air in but not mice) but I have not heard of mice in the panniers or trunk..

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?

Merci FlyBoy, It actually looks safer than the way I did it!! :D

Je suis complètement fou et j'ai utilisé de nombreux boulons et crochets! :oops:
by thrasherg
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?

Thanks Gary for the info. I think I will probably put them in.. Is this something you did yourself or a dealer installation? Hi Auggie, I did all the work myself, but as stated you need a spring compressor for the rear shock spring, it took me a couple of hours to change the front fork springs and ...
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Progressive Springs? Worth Changing?

I changed for Progressive springs about 5 years ago and have never regretted it. The front springs work great especially with the anti-dive disconnected, but the rear spring is what really made the difference for me, it makes the bike sit a little higher (almost an inch) which gives much better grou...
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting problems
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Starting problems

Sounds like the initial description was wrong, the starter motor was not turning, maybe you could hear the fuel pump and assumed it was the starter. I would suggest trying to clean the contacts of the side stand switch as that sounds like the likely culprit. I don't know if it can be taken apart or ...
by thrasherg
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wanted to say thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Wanted to say thanks!

I sure hope you get your new girl running well, be sure to change the timing belts and almost anything else made of rubber (tyres, brake lines, etc). Be sure to post some before and after pics.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike shop returns my bike with faults.
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Bike shop returns my bike with faults.

I hope you are discussing this with the garage that caused the problems, at the least they should be aware of the issues they caused and I hope would help find the fix?

Gary