1985 GL1200

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1985 GL1200

Postby wingnut123 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:19 am

Heading out west on the 20th of June and was wondering what precautions I need to take for overheating.
Any and all tips are welcome.
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Re: 1985 GL1200

Postby dingdong » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:14 am

Is your bike now prone to overheating? If not you shouldn't have any problems on your trip. If it would make you feel better you might service your cooling system. Flush and refill with new coolant.
Where are you riding to on your trip?

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Re: 1985 GL1200

Postby wingnut123 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:08 pm

making one big loop around this great land. Should be gone over two months :D

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Re: 1985 GL1200

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:55 pm

Obviously,replace the timing belts if they are near to the end of life.Take along extra fuses,Check the battery condition and fluid level.Electrical tape and a few hand tools.Flat fix and hole plug can get you out of trouble too.You never want to break down on the road,but having a emergency kit is good peace of mind.That is unless you just call AAA and they take care of it.

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Re: 1985 GL1200

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:12 pm

If you have a couple days to spend reading, have a look at Sly's Amblin' about North America story - 6 months, 30,000 miles across 40 States & 5 Provinces on a GL1200. It's a great story with some incredible pictures.

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Re: 1985 GL1200

Postby starfleetengineer » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:30 pm

Have an extra set of spark plugs with you just incase! A basic bike tool kit and a med kit!! Keep your cell phones charged as well. If you have a small float batt charger, it might be wise just incase your chargeing sys goes down. REad others stories on trips always helps too.. Have fun and ride safe!

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