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by jaimenv
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: fan removal/installation
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Here's my old one.

WP_20190415_13_35_53_Pro.jpg Oh yea forgot to mention this one came out of my gl1200. Figure they use the same thermostat. At any rate the burp hole should be a 12 o'clock with no obstruction. Some aftermarket ones do not have the burp hole, some do and some have that little thingy on the hole. I r...
by jaimenv
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: fan removal/installation
Replies: 7
Views: 232

The way I do it is to fill the radiator to

the top. Let it sit over night, fill some more if needed. Then I fill the reservoir to the upper level, cap the radiator, then run the engine while checking for leaks. Let the engine run till the fan kicks in and let the fan cycle on and off about 3 times, then stop the engine and let it sit. The pr...
by jaimenv
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard

winguyjo wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 am
looks like you scored a nice one !
i know that people like their nakeds, but i wouldn't feel comfortable without engine crash guards on mine.
these old wings have got to be head, shoulders, and torso above any other bike in terms of bang for the buck ... but don't tell anybody !
+ 1
by jaimenv
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard

20190412_155833.jpg That is one beautiful sample you got there, love the stance, looks perfect. Here's mine goldwing81.jpg She needs lots of TLC, currently waiting on me making some room, so i can take care of some corrosion issues. PS. Make sure you check your alternator yellow wires wiring plug/c...
by jaimenv
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Welcome to the forum, sounds like

You found a nice one.
You got to post some pictures.
by jaimenv
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Forgive me for I have sin (going trunkless)
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Much stronger with the



Rear bar installed.
It will work really good if I ever need to get push started.
To tell the truth I should have cut all of the stuff in the inside and leave the square perimeter of the trunk mounting rack intact.
by jaimenv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Forgive me for I have sin (going trunkless)
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Forgive me for I have sin (going trunkless)

:twisted: WP_20190410_11_15_19_Pro.jpg WP_20190410_11_24_14_Pro.jpg Not planning in riding two up any time soon, so I am going to save the trunk and rack away and ride the bike as shown. I was going to make a rear rack of sorts, yet after seeing the nice clean lines of the back end with a 81 GL1100 ...
by jaimenv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Struggling with carb3/plug3
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Yes there will be blue smoke

In the exhaust if the leak is substantial. You will need to remove the intake tube from #3 in order to look directly at the intake port on the head, a flashlight will help. Chance you will see carbon buildup in the back of the intake valve and maybe oil seeping in to the intake. Use a heat gun to ma...
by jaimenv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Struggling with carb3/plug3
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

I would check the intake port for #3 cylinder

the next time the carbs are off for oil seeping in from a worn valve stem seals. Also since #3 carb has the fuel inlet barb for all 4, maybe setting the float a little lower may help it control fuel flow in to the carb better. (just guessing here) Another thing is the accelerator pump lever could be...
by jaimenv
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Repairing Air Suspension hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Maybe this might work

Take the busted hose fitting and cut the crimp area without cutting the barb fitting. Remove the crimp metal off and the piece of hose from the fitting barb. Cut the busted end of the hose straight for it to fit plat in to the fitting barb and clamp with a small worm clamp. A die grinder with a fric...
by jaimenv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Extract or Dremel
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Extract or Dremel





The second bolt removal is just like yours, check it out.
Once the bolt breaks loose use penetrating oil to ease it out while going back and forth.

Good luck.
by jaimenv
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: While staticly running the bike

The load on the stator doesn't change when you reduce the load on the system. The less power you use the hotter the regulator gets. Darn it. Will a aluminum plate bolted/sandwiched between the bracket and the voltage regulator help, absorb some of the heat. I noticed how hot the steel frame mounting...
by jaimenv
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Just ran the bike again and

It checked out very good. None of the yellow wires got anywhere close to yesterday. The voltage regulator is a very hot running item. So I am going to leave it as is and just add more insulation around the 3 yellow wire. On a side note I am now getting a 14v reading at the battery opposite to 12+, s...
by jaimenv
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Yea i did solder the wire terminals

WP_20190407_09_38_10_Pro.jpg For the 3 yellow wires, then since I didn't have heat shrink large enough to fit over the terminals I used liquid insulation, sort of messy but gets the job done, then I just wrapped with electrical tape. I am going to get some sleeve's to put over the wires later. I am...
by jaimenv
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 255

LOL I did think about doing that, yet

I did not take in consideration, how long it has lasted. Figure this is one of the reasons the PO got rid of the bike. The connector at the left side of the battery was toast. It is surprising the stator is still working. When I got the bike it had incandescent fork lights on both sides/fog lights a...
by jaimenv
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 255

While staticly running the bike

WP_20190406_13_44_26_Pro (2).jpg WP_20190406_13_43_32_Pro.jpg I noticed the wiring harness plug to the voltage regulator being just as hot as the voltage regulator :o . Upon close inspection I noted the tell tale signs of excessive resistance, see 1st pic. Once I separated the plug it was obvious, ...
by jaimenv
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring harness replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Can't help you with the flat rate estimate

Yet you need to take the bike away from them ASAP. Otherwise they are going to continue to pack hours on it till you can't pay and they are going to keep it. Then they are going to flip it as a "Mechanics Special". Or mysteriously fix it soon after and sell/keep it. Sad but a lot of people loose veh...
by jaimenv
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

Bleed the front right break, that took care of the same problem on mine.

If you have not over hauled the clutch master cylinder it's time to do so.
by jaimenv
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: radiator cap and reservoir grommet
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: radiator cap and reservoir grommet

Tried an after market cap, same thing. Should coolant be overflowing when cap is off and bike is running at operating temp? Could that be the pump malfunctioning or bad head gasket? I guess if the cap was sealing proper coolant would go to the Reservoir. If the head gasket is bad you will have comp...
by jaimenv
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Confused
Replies: 3
Views: 151

I think you found out why they

Where selling the bike. It sure has an electrical problem. For sure check the charging system as mentioned. I would check first the connector next to the battery with the 3 yellow wires. This id a known problem area. Tricky too sometimes it will look ok till you turn it around and see the melted pla...
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Why you should do your own maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Communication is key

There should have been a call on the progress status at least. If they are so busy they should have stated so right away and not miss lead, with the we'll call you in an hour BS. Also when you take any vehicle in to a shop consider it gone till they release it. Some shops even give you a vehicle to ...
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bank angle sensor wiring plug
Replies: 1
Views: 142

So I ventured in and did a little test by

unplugging the jumper between the black/yellow and white wire, then turned the ignition switch to ON. I notice that the fuel pump would not run, plugged the jumper again and the fuel pump kicked in :o .
So i figure this bike did come originally with a BAS and was removed and bypassed by PO/mechanic.
by jaimenv
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork stopper ring broke
Replies: 5
Views: 408

I would go at it with a set of this



Good luck.
by jaimenv
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bank angle sensor wiring plug
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Bank angle sensor wiring plug

WP_20190326_09_56_38_Pro.jpg While looking around my 86 1200 wiring, I found this plug with a home made jumper wrapped on electrical tape :?: . From the 3 wire colors it looks like a plug for a Bank Angle Sensor, yet the parts list breakdown at megazip does not list it, yet it is in the diagram. I ...
by jaimenv
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire size/Center stand
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Tire size/Center stand

I would check the forks air pressure, chance it is on the high end.
Yea a wider tire in to a narrow rim will tend to bulge out adding height.