Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Posts: 26
- Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:17 pm
- Location: Maumelle,AR.
- Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200I Goldwing, 1982 GL1100 Standard
I have a GL1200Interstae 1984 with 80,000mile. I have recently had a problem with down shifting from second to neutral and then to first. I have a heel/toe shifter. I originally thought something had gotten underneath the shifter but turned out not to be the case. I have no problems going up and down from second to fifth. I eventually removed the heel/toe shifter and got the tranny to go to neutral and finally to first. The bike was on the stand all this time. Well she finally went to first, with alot of grinding. I haven't tried to ride until I get alittle info on a possible cause. Bike has been PMed alot lately since I have owned it. Any help would be appreciated.
- Posts: 106
- Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:06 am
- Location: armada mi. 48005
- Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200a
I,ve owned alot of Honda,s And they were all a little finicky at times searching for neutral, But the problem Your describing sounds like the clutch is not fully disengaged. You will notice it more at a standstill due to the trans input shaft is not spinning. When taking off from a stand still the clutch lever should not start to engage until it is almost half way out. More than likely a slave or master cylinder problem, First try bleeding the clutch hyd. system and see if it clears the problem.
- Posts: 8
- Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:48 pm
- Location: Johnson city Tn
- Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200i
I have 84 GL1200 also had shifter problem,using heel/toe shifter.I was worried about internal trans problem.What I did was to remove the shifter from the heel/toe setup,removed the footboard,moved it to the rear 1 3/8 in to where the front bolt hole,aligned with the rear bolt.I dropped the front of foot board 3/4 in,drilled new hole for front bolt,doing this I kept footboard.I now have enough toe clearance to shift.My GL shifts like a new bike.It is a cheap fix that works great.I will try to upload pics. Please notice in 1st pic the toe room,2nd pic see the bolt holes,I plan to install chrome bolts and nuts exposed holes.The trans is in 1st gear in pics.
- Posts: 126
- Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:17 pm
- Location: Wheatland, Mo, but living in Edinburg, Texas
- Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade
Hmmm, never thought about lowering the floorboard. I'll have to try that. I just can't get used to having to lift my whole foot to downshift. The heel shifting is ok but I prefer the old way. Besides that, I have groove in my boot toe that matches the regular shifter.
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