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another "wing" to work on

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:00 pm



well, i got MY new winter project planned. tomorrow i go pick up my new-to-me 86 GL1200 aspencade SEi that i bought for $400 bucks from the original owner. as you can see by the pics i have my work cut out for me. first thing it needs is a new crank sensor and just to be on the safe side, new timing belts. all of her plastic body parts are there but have to be put back on the bike, but first i want to get it running to see how good it is. i'll keep ya's posted as to how im coming along with it and when i get her up and running.

p.s. don't tell my wife what i paid for it, she'll shoot me. i told her i paid $300. for it :x ;).

enjoy the photos.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:38 am

Way to go Stuart. Even at $400 that is a steal.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:27 am

hey ding, yeah, it was a good price. lets just hope i can get it up and running without too much effort. im having a buddy pick me up in his truck and trailer and we're gonna go get it in a little while. so far, the wife still thinks im insane for buying it, but i keep saying to her, "but honey, its a GOLDWING". lol.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:42 am

Good deal. Several years ago, my 1st GW was a basket case '83 and about half of an '82. I got the '83 fixed up for the most part, running and riding good. Between selling parts and flipping the '83, I made good profit. I then bought an '81 that I kept for a couple yrs. I really consider the '81 as my 1st GW.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Pam » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:30 pm

Looks good and what a deal

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:03 pm

thanks guys, but the "money pit" is starting already lol. i had to already replace the battery. my parts store, (which will be nameless) gave me a "out the back door" price on it. regularly sells for 60 bucks, he gave it to me for 20 :D. i spoke to the PO, and he couldn't tell me when the belts were replaced, so next things to replace are the timing belts. he did have it running so i know the motor isn't locked up. he also has a repair manual, a matching color coded trunk light bumper and clothing bags that go into the saddlebags that came with the bike, so next week im gonna take a ride up to his house and pick them up.

the back tire wont turn by hand and its kinda locked in gear. the only way to move it was by holding in the clutch and me and 3 other guys pushed it up onto the trailer. im thinking that the rear brake caliper needs to be flushed out or rebuilt. i'll know more tomorrow when i start taking the caliper off the bike. in the mean time i have to take a look at one of the "how-to" articles on removing the saddlebags so i can get to the caliper.

there is a whole bunch of wires that were "house capped" together, upon further looking i found that someone eliminated the plastic plugs that run from the reg/rec to the main harness, and its got some kind of funky hook up to the starter relay which was the original dog bone type. i replace it with a modern blade fuse type, but there are still to many wires connected to it with 3 inline fuses. tomorrow i'll take a pic of it and post it here in hopes that someone can tell me what the heck they are.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:43 am

ok, new battery in, had to put some fuel in the tank because it was bone dry, turn the key and all the lights and gauges lit up, and when i went to try to start it, it cranked but didn't fire up. the PO told me that when he put the bike on his diagnostic machine, it read bad crank sensor, now my question is this......can the bad crank sensor keep the bike from starting up?

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:20 am

so im looking at the crank sensor, following the wires looking for where its supposed to be connected, and its not even connected to anything :x. does anyone know where this thing is supposed to be connected at? i cant find the other end of this connector. as far as i can see, the wire runs thru the front engine case via a rubber grommet and up the left side and into an area thats in the left side of the fairing and connects somewhere up inside the fairing wiring but i cant find the other end of the connector.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:07 pm

well, i went up to my friends motorcycle salvage yard and it so happens he has an 85 GL1200 aspy up there with a crank sensor still on it, and i asked him if i could look at it to trace where the wire connects to. i found it, and its connected to a 3 connector bar thats attached to the left side ignition coil. i bought the sensor from him anyway in the event that the one thats on my bike is truly bad. i got home, looked for the connector up at the coil and sure enough it was the same one, so i plugged the crank sensor in, turned the ignition switch on, let the fuel pump push the fuel, pressed the starter button and this bike fired right up on the first shot :D. I'M A HAPPY CAMPER ! ! ! now that i know the bike runs, its time to put all the body plastics back on it and see how it truly looks.

i was gonna take a pic of where the connector is, but its too dark in my garage to see it with my "cheapo" camera. now on to bigger and better "stuff".

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:26 pm

As with most Goldwing issues, the hardest part was getting to it. Glad theres 1 issue down. Now, let the fun start.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Pam » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:39 pm

Good to hear you got it figured out, now for the maintenance issues

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:21 pm

thanks guys. well, I've already changed the battery, oil and filter, put the radiator back on, filled it with fresh antifreeze and now im trying to put all the lower fairing parts back on, and .........another question........does anyone have any diagrams for putting the lower fairings skirts,(the ones with the built in road lights) and the horns and brackets back on locations for an 86 GL1200 aspencade SEi? im trying to reassemble this bike now and all the lower fairing parts were given to me in a box, and since i don't have a manual for this bike yet, i have no idea how they bolt back up :?.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:28 pm

Did you finish up needing the replacement crank sensor, or is it now a spare?

Sounds like you have scored yourself another bargain also - congratulations on finding and rescuing/restoring/repairing another Goldwing.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:48 pm

hey Aussie, thanks for the "pat on the back i'll take all the "congrats" and "atta-boy's" i can get with this bike lol. but this bike is not finished yet, i still need to change the timing belts, and maybe the intersessions the same way i replaced the tensioner pulleys on my 1100.

the crank sensor wasn't even connected up at the top end so all i did was reconnect it and it fired right up. i did however buy the one my friend had at his bike salvage yard and im gonna keep that as a spare "just in case" i need to replace it down the road. so far i have the tank shelter with the gauge cluster back on and the side covers back on but i still have to put the lower fairing covers and horn brackets back on.

right now, im gonna take it around my neighborhood to see how she runs. im sticking REALLY close to home with this bike for now in case i have a problem i wont be too far from home.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:31 pm

well, shes up and running. i took it out for its "maiden voyage" and it did great. i'll tell ya, there's a big difference in power between my 1100 and this 1200. i took it easy for a few miles then i took it out onto the interstate and let me tell ya, this bike's got some snot to it. i went from a dead stop to 80 mph in about 3 seconds flat. tomorrow it gets registered, new tag and insured. i still need to put the rest of the plastics on, but that can wait for another day. i have to check out a slight miss when shes idling. could be the plugs have to be cleaned and re gaped. well, my working on the bike is finished for today. tomorrow more fun.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:41 pm

Well done again,

Run a bit of fuel injector cleaner through the first few tank fulls never hurts, I would also install a cheap fuel filter as well - very cheap insurance - just in case you suck some crap from the tank through - if it has sat for a while - riding usually stirs up the tank a bit. Check the air filter - could need a clean or vacuum out..

Missing at idle - balancing would help I presume.. check all the plug leads - my 1100 had three good ones and one that was way out of spec - replaced the lot - then it ran smoothly _with new plug caps as well.


More pictures please :)

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:58 pm

thats a good idea about the fuel injector cleaner, i'll get some of that and a can of sea foam tomorrow after i check the plugs and air filter. i think the slight misfire is my fault. i sorta kinda over rev'ed it while i had it running on the center stand after i put the fresh oil and antifreeze. it had some smoke out of the exhaust. first it was a light blue color, then when i hit the throttle, it was black smoke. thats when it started its slight misfire and after about 20 minutes it stopped all its smoking and ran clean. i think all that smoking was from it sitting so long i was blowing out the stale fuel that was in the injectors lines and carbs. i'll check the plugs in the morning to see what color they are, clean and re gap them before i take it to have it registered, tagged and insured.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Pam » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:40 am

Sitting on the side stand will make it smoke a bit for a time

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:49 pm

hi Pam. yes, i know it will, i had/have the same thing going on with my 1100.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby redial » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:06 am

Atta Boy, Stuart!

I have not seen where you have replaced the brake/clutch fluid. If it has been sitting that long, then the fluids would need releasing, flushed, and good stuff inserted - you probably know the drill better than I.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:14 am

redial, i haven't gotten to them yet, one problem at a time lol. my next "venture" is to remove and replace the starter. once i get the starter problem fixed, i'll get to the rest eventually. i still have to get to the air and fuel filters :).

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:17 am

well guys and girls, as promised, here are new pics of my "new-to-me" 86 GL1200 aspencade SEi in all her glory with all her panels back on as of this morning. i really think this bike was Honda's top of the line model for that year. she is beautiful and rides as good as she looks.

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Postby Pam » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:07 pm

Now that is one nice looking machine, Congrats

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:45 pm

Pam wrote:Now that is one nice looking machine, Congrats


thanks Pam, i appreciate the compliment. cant believe i only paid $400 dollars for it.

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Re: another "wing" to work on

Postby Pam » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:17 pm

rroadwanderer2 wrote:p.s. don't tell my wife what i paid for it, she'll shoot me. i told her i paid $300. for it :x ;).

enjoy the photos.

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Whats Mama think of your $300 ish bike now :D




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