Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 7:48 pm
- Location: oshkosh,wi.
- Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate
I have an 86 interstate with tach problems that started about 2 years ago. When cold out, early spring I noticed that the tach would not wind up right away corresponding to the RPM of the bike. Now it is really sluggish. I believe it is being caused by a sticky needle in the gauge itself. Does anyone have experience with this and how do you go about getting to the gauge itself. I have seen some reports of lubing the needle itself, I also have read that it could be loose or corroded electrical connections from the right coil, where the impulse to the tach is originated from. Thank you.
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My spedo was like that.After very careful disassemble,I was able to put a few drops of oil on the bushings.Fixed it.Be gentle around the needle.
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