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john-1
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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade

New to Goldwings and this site

Postby john-1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:34 am



Hi all ;) I am pleased to say I am now a owner of a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade... did not get an owners manual, and have been trying to work out all the parts but I am stuck on how to work the suspention. I can see buttons on the right hand side dash but no display or how to use this!!!! Anyone one help me please :D PS the radio casette is stuck on fast forward any way I can take it onto normal play....
Many Thanks John-1
I am also a member of MAG which here in the UK stands for Motorcycle Action Group fighting for bikers rights. The reason I put this in is due to I have noticed that a lot of you are from the USA just wondered if you guys have anything simular? :P



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Possum51
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Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby Possum51 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:02 pm

Welcome to the site John!!, Lots of great people and knowledge here. I don't know where I'd be without the good folks here. I've always owned and rode Harley's them I know well, but this was my 1st wing and I new I'd need help for sure. Great info and "how to" articles on here along with great people!!!
Rick.....

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squirrel
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Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:19 am
Location: portsmouth uk
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100c (interstate)

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby squirrel » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:48 pm

welcome john nice to see someone else from our side of the pond (portsmouth ) on this great site if you need advice/help someone on here will know the answer . gl1100

john-1
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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby john-1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:08 pm

Thanks S i would like to know how to use the suspesion on the GL1200????? I'm at St Marys bay Kent near Folkestone John-1

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Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby bustedwing » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:43 pm

I believe I can help you with the suspension question, I did at one time own an 85 1200 and now own an 90 1500 which works the same way. You need to have the key in run position because the compressor takes a lot of power to run. Pressure button and hold it down, then press and hold either increase or decrease depending on what you want the suspension to do, probably increase. It may take a few minutes of pumping before you see any results if it has been a long time since the suspension has had air built up . If you don't hear the compressor, but do hear relays click when you work the switches, check for a burned fuse. Hope this helps.
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littlebeaver
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Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:47 pm

welcome to the site, have fun...Ebay has them sometimes ...that's the actual owners manual I'm talking about..

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themainviking
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Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby themainviking » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:09 pm

john-1 wrote:I am also a member of MAG which here in the UK stands for Motorcycle Action Group fighting for bikers rights. The reason I put this in is due to I have noticed that a lot of you are from the USA just wondered if you guys have anything simular? :P


Hi John; Yeah, we have several organizations for these purposes. BRO (Bikers Rights Organization), ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments), MRO (Motorcycle Rights Organization), CMA (Canadian Motorcycle Association), MCC (Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada), OCC (Ontario Confederation of Clubs), BOLT (Bikers of Lesser Tolerance), BAD (Bikers Against Discrimination) and there are probably lots more out there that I cannot think of right now.
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HALBUDD
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Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:15 pm

John try this site for a 1200 work shop manual http://gl1200.free.fr/index3.htm I have a copy on my computer it should help and welcome to the site-------------------------------------Hal
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john-1
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby john-1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 am

Hey Thanks everyone this is an excelent site really glad I joined you guys and girls of course :D

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themainviking
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Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby themainviking » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:33 am

You can find an Owners Manual for a 1985 here:

http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/Downloads.htm

It is a year out, but it is free. :lol: Best I can do.
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nhegge
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Location: Anderson California
Motorcycle: 1982 ASPENCADE
1978 GL1000
1987 Rebel
1981 CM 400

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby nhegge » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:53 pm

Use caution when adding pressure at first . Make sure your gauge is working so that you don't over pressure and damage seals . I believe max on front is 27psi . Could do rear first , see if gauge reading changes when you remove and add pressure . If your sittin on the bike stands up feet down you should notice a slight change in height , gauge reading should change . This is assuming yer compressor is working and plumbed into system .
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86pearlblue
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Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200a

Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:30 pm

Welcome Aboard! I think you'll find this site to be a great resource as I have. I have a digital copy of the manual for this bike. Mine's an '84 1200A. The manual covers several model years including the '85. If you like, send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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MDRanger
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Re: New to Goldwings and this site

Postby MDRanger » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:25 pm

:D welcome to the easiest to find DIY articles online :D




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