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glwarden
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new to the gw family

Postby glwarden » Mon May 04, 2015 10:57 am



I am very excited to now be the owner of a gl1200 :D. I will need a manual to figure out all the features and how they work, such as the intercom and cb. It does have a plug but I do not have the part that goes in the helmet. Any Ideas on where to get that? And it is missing the antennas I was told that one was for the radio and the other for the cb. but the radio is working fine but the controls on the handle bars probably need replaced or at least cleaned up. looking forward to all and any feedback.



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Re: new to the gw family

Postby NVSB4 » Mon May 04, 2015 12:43 pm

Congrats on the new bike!

To help out, WingAdmin has a lot of manuals available on the site up at the top under the heading "Manuals".
Check there to see if you can find what you are looking for to get you started.

As far as the intercom/CB, you'll need the cord between the plug and all of the equipment that goes in the helmet(s).
I would suggest looking at J&M headsets, but you can get them from Amazon, CycleMax or just about anywhere.
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Re: new to the gw family

Postby glwarden » Thu May 07, 2015 12:42 pm

funny what you find when you look in the bags. I found the owners manual. lol But the manual does not describe all the features that the bike has. One for instance is there are wires going to one of the pouches on the rear arm rest with a round thing in the bottom of it. my guess is some kind of warmer. :?:

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Re: new to the gw family

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 07, 2015 12:50 pm

glwarden wrote:funny what you find when you look in the bags. I found the owners manual. lol But the manual does not describe all the features that the bike has. One for instance is there are wires going to one of the pouches on the rear arm rest with a round thing in the bottom of it. my guess is some kind of warmer. :?:


Well being that the arm rests are aftermarket added by someone, I'd be highly surprised to find details of it in the manual. :) Take a picture of it, I'm pretty sure someone here will be able to identify it for you.

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Re: new to the gw family

Postby glwarden » Fri May 08, 2015 9:50 am

Well I wouldn't actually call them arm rest. They are pads that are on the side of the trunk and under those pads are pouches that unzip big enough to hold a can of soda or water bottle. But I can take some pictures and try to post them.

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Re: new to the gw family

Postby sportsfreaked » Fri May 08, 2015 5:37 pm

Welcome to the Goldwing Family. There are plenty of good people on here who are full of knowledge (I'm not one of those). You can pretty much find any answer to any question you have. I purchased a 1981 Goldwing and was able to change the belts, oil, flush the cooling system, and some other stuff thanks to the good information here. I was so happy I went and purchased a 1985 Gl1200 special edition which is a great bike (at least to me it is).

You can get headsets on Ebay or any motorcycle store. It is best to stay with J&M or Honda headsets from what I have heard. You can also go to http://www.sierra-mc.com they have everything you need as far as electrical and radio stuff. They are a great group of people and you can trust what they have to say!! Once again welcome aboard and no question is a dumb question!
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: new to the gw family

Postby bill5447 » Fri May 08, 2015 9:43 pm

I too have a 1985 Gold wing with all the goodies, the round thing you mention is most likely the 5 pin plug for the passenger head set.
I have also been looking for head sets for my wing but have not really found what i want but will keep looking, I hope you enjoy
your new bike as much as I am enjoying mine. Ride safe and welcome from Alabama. Bill

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Re: new to the gw family

Postby Rodney H » Fri May 08, 2015 10:25 pm

Hello, my name is Rodney H. I just registered for the site, I would like to ask a question but cannot figure out how to post my question. It tells me to click on " new topic " but I can't find that option. Could someone help me out? Thank you very much.

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Re: new to the gw family

Postby sportsfreaked » Sat May 09, 2015 4:49 pm

Rodney welcome aboard first of all.

you need to click on return to gl1200 information and questions towards the bottom left of the page and it will take you to the forum page and then it will take you to the forum page and at the top left you will see new topic and click on that. You have to be on the "main" forum page in order to do a new topic. Again welcome aboard.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: new to the gw family

Postby Rodney H » Sat May 09, 2015 11:28 pm

Thank you for your help. I got started off wrong in the 1st place. I didn't know there were different areas of the site. I actually have a 1982 1100 interstate so I guess I'd better pay more attention to where I post my questions. Thanks again or welcoming me to the site.




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