Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade


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Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:02 pm



Afternoon, Just bought my first Goldwing,and its still in the back of my pickup,
it has been raining all day,and forgive the "stupid" question,but are the radio(s) and speakers waterproof?I absolutely HATE to leave it outside,but will not have help unloading it until tomorrow.
I have restored numerous bikes,Honda,s,BMW(the latest) and even a Cessna 150K,this however is my first Goldwing.....All responses welcome



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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Happytrails » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:36 pm

Yes it should be fine I would think. Some Wing riders go thru plenty of rain. From the looks of my bike its seen its fair share of rainy weather from the previous owner. I've been cleaning off road scum ever since I bought it.
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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:44 pm

Thanks for the quick reply,Kinda thought so,but one never knows.
The BMW I just sold was a real "trial by fire",and she is finished and gone,
Hopefully the Goldwing will be "nicer" to me...

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Breakdancer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:09 pm

Yes, as Happytrails replied, you should be fine. I've been through plenty of rain with mine. Although bright and sunny is always plan "A", I live most of my life in plan "B"... LOL. See you just joined on. Welcome to the Goldwing family and to this site. A LOT on knowledge here and A LOT of friendly people that are always more than happy to share their knowledge. Absolutely no such thing as a stupid question on this site. Never be afraid to ask!!

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome note... My 90 has had some heat damage,P/O had it in his garage,the home
caught on fire,and he sadly perished.I found out about this beauty from a friend on the BMW website.
Drove to Biloxi to pick it up this weekend.Windscreen is melted about halfway down,and the passengers seat top also sustained some damage. She hasn,t run in 7+ years,so Im sure its time to pull the tank,and carbs for a good cleaning.I have the factory Service manual,s and am pretty good at research...but if anyone can give some tips as to what to look out for,Im ALL ears.
She is showing 75,000 and some change on the clock.Radio,and CB both work,as well as all lighting...Just have NOT attempted to spin it over....Cheers,and Thanks again!

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Happytrails » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm

Yes welcome aboard. Aside from replacing those damaged parts it sounds like youve got things well in hand. Drain and cleaning the gas tank. New fuel filter. 7+ years I guess that means carb rebuild. Other things many will suggest is replace timing belts due to age. Also check tire date codes and replace if needed. Good luck with your new Wing. They are amazingly engineered machines.
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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:02 pm

That does lead me to yet another question(you mentioned timing belts)..Im familiar with the procedure,but the OEM manual does not give a "change at miles"...just the procedure. Im sure they are the originals,and sitting that long,and being exposed to some heat" will make them a good candidate for replacement. What IS the factory recommendation "miles wise"? and on another note,is there a "drain" for the tank?...My BMW had a plastic tank,and the fuel pump assy was mounted inside,and in a VERY awkward place,and no drain......

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Mh434 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:12 am

Honda recommends "checking" the belts at 100,000 miles...or 10 years, whichever comes first. There IS no recommended age or mileage for "replacement". Most here recommend replacement at least every 10 years regardless if the mileage is less (as it usually is). Basically "better safe than sorry" - replace the belts. Period. These are 'interference engines' - belt failure = total engine destruction. Not worth the gamble to save the small cost of the belts.

As far as the fuel tank is concerned, I've read that there is no drain for the tank...and removing the tank is exceptionally difficult. Sucking old fuel out the top is the norm. Or, disconnect the fuel line before the carbs & drain it that way. To do this tou'd probably need to provide vacuum to the petcock (inside the fuel filler door, just ahead of the fuel neck), or no fuel will flow.

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:45 am

Thanks, will get the belts on order soon,I had forgotten about Honda,s vacuum activated fuel valve,but now that you mention it...It all comes back.I start the teardown later this week...Wish me luck guys! :shock:

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:32 am

Btw, I bought my belts thru Amazon for around $35 for the pair. Replaced my tensioners too while I was at it. They probably didnt need it at the time but figured while I was in there why not do it. The service manual recommends inspection of them at 100k miles.
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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:54 am

Wow....just so happens we are members of Amazon Prime :D

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:45 am

Definitely the timing belts. You can read more about them, and the replacement procedure here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9774

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Mh434 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:52 pm

WingAdmin's step-by-step photo essay on replacing the belts is amazing. If you follow it, you can't go wrong, and you won't end up doing more work than you need to. I kept my laptop beside the bike while I did my belts a few weeks ago, and just followed his instructions. VERY happy with the results!!

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Re: Radio controls on a 90 Aspencade

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:45 pm

n5926g wrote:Wow....just so happens we are members of Amazon Prime :D


Then here you go. Gates T275. Amazon Prime is the best. Gates makes Honda OEM's but they cost about $70 each. I compared the T275's to my belts and there were subtle differences but then my belts were 24yrs old. The old belts looked to be in good shape although felt a bit stiff and hard. Its reassuring to know that new belts are in there. One less worry on an old bike.



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