1986 GL1200 Interstate


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1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby Redwinger8 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:38 pm



Hello,
I was wondering what if any extras from the Aspencade model I can add to my 1986 GL1200 Interstate with out a total overhaul. My biggest question I would guess is do the two share the same wiring harness would this be a plug and play deal or a total night mare would really like to get at least the air ride set up for when we go camping its a pain to keep adjusting the rear pressure :roll: any info or input would be greatly appreciated

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby deanbw » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:30 am

I have a factory electrical manual, I will take a look tomorrow (tues) and see if you have the plugs on your harness, seems like they would make one harness for the two but because of the digital dash maybe not. I'll post what I find.

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby Redwinger8 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:11 pm

that would be great thanks I was hoping I wasn't the first to travel this road lol I like to learn from others :shock:

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby deanbw » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:16 am

So I am looking at the wire harness for both interstate and aspencade and they are not the same. That does not mean you cant put the air system on your bike. You would not have the readout for pressure that is on the LCD dash but who cares. Just power the compressor and go.
The two bikes do share a lot of the same wiring but plugs are different for some things, you do have CB wiring, clock and a few others but sorry, not the air controls.

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby Redwinger8 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:37 pm

:shock: :? :cry: oh well just happens I won a 1985 HONDA GOLDWING GL 1200 LIMITED AIR COMPRESSOR UNIT this morning so this winter I will tearing into the old girl thanks for your info I really appreciate your time
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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby deanbw » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:43 am

nice, now get the controls like these and your good to go. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1985-1986- ... 38&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1985-1986- ... 16&vxp=mtr
Just in case you didn't know you can go to cycle max for the desiccant for the compressor. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/honda_d ... 747/139289.

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby Redwinger8 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:12 am

still have no idea what that blue stuff is lol
deanbw wrote:nice, now get the controls like these and your good to go. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1985-1986- ... 38&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1985-1986- ... 16&vxp=mtr
Just in case you didn't know you can go to cycle max for the desiccant for the compressor. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/honda_d ... 747/139289.

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby deanbw » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:08 am

Redwinger8 wrote:still have no idea what that blue stuff is lol

Just in case you didn't know you can go to cycle max for the desiccant for the compressor. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/honda_d ... 747/139289.
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The "blue stuff" is to dry the air, it's the same as the little packs you see in some pakages.
It keeps the air dry so you don't get water in the suspension system or cause rust /corrosion in the compressor/air system.
If you look at the air tank part of your compressor system there is a small window on the side of the tank, you can see it in the tank through that window. If it is pink (it will be) it needs replaced, you can spread it out on a sheet and dry it in oven but for the price why bother. Three screws on top of tank is all it takes to get to it, pour out the old, pour in the new...not many things easier than that.

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Re: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Postby deanbw » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:13 am

I just noticed you have the system off a limited, it is different than the aspencade system. I'm sure you can make it work but that bike had self leveling so it is a different set-up. May take a little more to figure out controls.
The aspencade system is controled by the panel I showed you in my earier post, very simple, all manual no auto leveling controls/valving involved.




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