Where's the beef?

Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:09 am
Location: Dallas, OR
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Interstate

Where's the beef?

Postby Radioflyer » Sat May 24, 2014 12:38 am

I enrolled because I was lead to believe I could get a Honda GL1200 service manual here. I mean the real one. After going through the registration I don't find the manual even listed but I did get shoved off to some site where I could buy a Helm manual. Can someone tell me what's going on?

User avatar
Posts: 2718
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Where's the beef?

Postby themainviking » Sat May 24, 2014 6:13 am

Honda required that all "Honda" branded service manuals be removed from this site, due to copyright infringement, so some are not available. You can get a Haynes Service Manual for your 1200 here:

http://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20Go ... -78200.pdf or here:


You can get a Honda Branded Service Manual here:

http://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20Go ... -78200.pdf

These are listed on the Site Front Page under the Downloadable Manuals Section.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey


Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 9:59 pm
Location: Galesville WI
Motorcycle: 1981 gl1100

Re: Where's the beef?

Postby fishingrod » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:25 pm

The only down load I found was a parts diagram for the whole bike, was just the ticket for me. I than ordered the helm manual for 45 bucks, best money I spent, to give step by step and dismantling order and tech things like torque and such.

Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:09 am
Location: Dallas, OR
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Interstate

Re: Where's the beef?

Postby Radioflyer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:34 pm

Thanks fishinrod,
I have a third party manual. I was just trying to find an original Honda service manual. As it turns out I've found a Goldwing repair shop and the stator is being replaced as I write.
Thanks for the suggestion and reply.
Also thanks to themainviking for the information about Honda requiring their manuals being removed. It's too bad they think someone is going to steal their ideas on how to make a bad stator and put it in a most difficult location. I probably know at least 100,000 people who would like to steal their ideas on the 85 now. Too bad the Honda dealers don't want to repair the problem! They say they are too old to work on. I think it's more like they wouldn't pay the older service people who knew them enough and the new people that were hired to replace the good service people don't want to work that hard for what their getting paid. Oh well.

Return to “Goldwing Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests