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dlarsen1972
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Happy New Year

Postby dlarsen1972 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:14 pm



New to this site, I really like all the info that I can't get out of my Haynes manual. I am starting to go through and have begun to refresh my '78 Wing with 40k on it. I flushed the cooling system and checked the belts for wear and adjustment(probably going to replace before spring). I have to tune it up and set the carbs, points, valves and timing. I may paint it also, it is a little faded and fairing and bike are a little color mismatched. I need to flush the brakes and oil the cables. I bought it in Sept and rode it some in the fall,but I fully expect to run it a lot in the spring.



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Re: Happy New Year

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:38 pm

A couple notes - the Honda service manual is really far superior to the Haynes, in terms of content and accuracy.

Second, the belts do not show wear - they're designed not to stretch at all, so they don't wear and crack like normal automotive serpentine belts. Belts that are worn (internally) and about to break can look perfectly fine just the day before. If you don't know how old they are, or how many miles are on them, it's a good idea to put some new ones on.

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Goldwing45
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby Goldwing45 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:47 pm

TY for the Happy New year... and the same around to all~[img][/i

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prodriver2
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby prodriver2 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:20 pm

happy new year to every one. you guys are very helpful. thank you,

prodriver2
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby prodriver2 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:30 pm

hello everyone. i had my goldwing shiped from burbank ca, the bike arrived in good shape. but the rear brakes just dont fill right.i think im going to let the honda dealer check it out.

dlarsen1972
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby dlarsen1972 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Thanks you guys, I will replace the belts and look for anothr manual to service my ride.

prodriver2
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby prodriver2 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:11 pm

i think i would like to try bleeding the brakes myself. so i could ride the bike to the honda dealer instead of being charged the pickup fee, can someone tell me how.

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Re: Happy New Year

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:03 pm

Bleeding the brakes is not that hard. First, make sure the reservoir is topped up. Next, put a small hose over top the bleed nipple of your brake caliper, with the other end in a small bucket to catch the brake fluid. Have someone squeeze the brake or press down on the brake pedal (whichever one you are doing), and while they are applying pressure, open the bleed nipple on the caliper. The lever/pedal will immediately travel all the way down. Do NOT have them let up on the pressure - first close the bleed nipple, THEN they can let up. Repeat this process until you don't see any more air bubbles in the hose. You may need to top up the reservoirs while you're doing it.

A much easier way is to use a Mity-Vac like the one in this month's contest. You place its hose on the nipple, pump up some vacuum, then open the bleed nipple and continue to pump the Mity-Vac as it sucks the fluid and air bubbles out. When you stop seeing bubbles, close the nipple, then remove the Mity-Vac.

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HadCancer
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby HadCancer » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:29 pm

WingAdmin wrote:A couple notes - the Honda service manual is really far superior to the Haynes, in terms of content and accuracy.

Second, the belts do not show wear - they're designed not to stretch at all, so they don't wear and crack like normal automotive serpentine belts. Belts that are worn (internally) and about to break can look perfectly fine just the day before. If you don't know how old they are, or how many miles are on them, it's a good idea to put some new ones on.

Thanks for this bit of info. I will pass it on to my mechanis who is restoring my 82.




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