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by CrystalPistol
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: *Update* - Its not good...
Replies: 75
Views: 1786

Re: *Update* - Its not good...

and why do the forks insist on filling up with about 12psi regardless of me emptying them of air?? In my bike's case, it was the order that I was checking / adjusting air back before I went Progressives and blocked front air line . If I checked or adjusted rear first, that act "charged" the valve m...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan switch
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Fan switch

I could go down and access it and check it for size, but then so can you.

Unless someone just finished the job, they will have to as well I think.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 4 Sale 1985 GL1200 Aspencade.
Replies: 0
Views: 106

4 Sale 1985 GL1200 Aspencade.

https://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1985-honda-gold-wing/6855639877.html Yep, due to a health issue, putting her up for sale. Yesterday 04-11-19 I pumped old gas out, put some fresh in, started her, took a few laps, parked her where can get to her even if raining. She usually stays in basemen...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas cap area question
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Gas cap area question

Try it ….. NOT! Like said, idle speed adjustment. Don't be raising that idle much.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

was already using an odyssey pc680 . I installed it in my wing back in '08 and just put a new pc680 in last spring, I still use the old pc680 in my riding mower and I take it with me when I go check out other wings Good batteries , my first PC680 was in our trike from Aug 2004 up into winter 2015-1...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Progressive Springs

Thanks...I've managed to source some springs again now....... What did you use to block it off? I used correct threaded short bolt with washer in fork tube, a bolt & nut and two copper washers on banjo fitting. You could reuse the banjo bolt using washers or a larger nut in place of banjo fitting o...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Progressive Springs

Psycheonabike wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:07 am
I have some progressive springs available and wonder if it's a straight swap? What do I do with the banjo bolt on the right hand fork, just disconnect it or blanket it off?
I blocked mine, no air needed in forks with Progressives.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change find
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Oil change find

Looks like about an $80 gear, will look locally for a salvage part. That's a GoldWing gear, 80 bucks? :D You mention seeing evidence of wrist pin sitting on top of the exhaust pipes on the right side … any symptoms lead you to think that gear wasn't already replaced? Have you a small camera wand to...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery dry!
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Battery dry!

Yurk2742 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Lol! Right! I did see a post somewhere that stated that you should just use distilled water not acid so we'll see! I'll let you know what happens!
Yeah, I've read / heard same many times. Once initial acid fill, only add distilled water from then on. I forget reason.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

Can't speak for any of those but the Comp-u-Fire . It's a Delco Remy or Delphi CS130 (car alternator) with a new end frame and drive adaptor and it has internal temperature compensating regulator. My trike's Comp-u-fire was put on by the original owner whom Triked it, close friend of mine .... in ab...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change find
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Oil change find

seelyark1 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Believe that someone else has been in here before me, but who would leave a piece of a gear inside the rear case. Guess I will see.
Maybe they replaced the gear and just never found all of the pieces? Is too big to get out with magnet?
by CrystalPistol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Extract or Dremel
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Extract or Dremel

I have, on occasion, cut a slot for a flat blade screw driver (or impact driver) use … … and on other occasions I have found a nut to fit the broken end, set it in place, filled void above broken stud / bolt shaft inside new nut with weld, let cool, and gently brought it out. Weld heat will expand t...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

Well, never had before had issue, but as I had said, rear brake on my 1200 had gone soft over time sitting unused in basement (can't help it) and I checked front brakes and clutches of both the 1200 and 1500 trike as well as 1500 rear brake, all OK …. so I strapped rear brake pedal of 1200 down with...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1985 GL1200A 4 sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 127

1985 GL1200A 4 sale.

Don't know if this is OK, if not just delete and let me know. I am keeping my trike (1500) but have decided to let the bike go. It's a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade I've owned since 1995. Rather than go into all of it, I'll post the craigslist url. I am located south of Staunton, Va. about an hour north of ...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

Gonna try it then .. thanks!
by CrystalPistol
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

Use some bungee cords and tie the brake and clutch levers tight to the handlebars. Leave it like that overnight. I usually do this for all my bikes. Does this really work? I guess you mean weight or strap rear brake lever down? My 1200 rear brake has "gone limp" … dreading removing to do MC overhaul.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Alternator
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Old Aleternator

I wasn’t sure they could spin it without a pulley on it. I will try them out though. Thanks, Dave And they may say they can't, but when I had the rotor replaced in my Comp-u-Fire which has vanes, etc just like OEM GL1500 Alternators, the fellow used the adapters to mount the alt to the machine, loo...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Alternator
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Old Aleternator

I have my OEM together, but haven’t come up with a way to spin it for testing. I don’t want to install it on the bike to test it without knowing it won’t short out. Also, don’t want to chance an oil leak from removing/replacing the alternators. I’m thinking of using an old timing belt and electric ...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: *Update* - Its not good...
Replies: 75
Views: 1786

Re: *Update* - Its not good...

All it takes to "warp" a rotor some is a fall of a wheel onto a concrete floor when off for a tire change, doesn't have to be heat related. A wheel with tire still on it and rotor,just removed from bike, being rolled out of way, falls over on side. Ouch? Friend's 1200 had a seized rear caliper, you ...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: *Update* - Its not good...
Replies: 75
Views: 1786

Re: *Update* - Its not good...

Maybe I missed it, or just forgot? ….. but has the rear wheel been off, was the bearing still a tight fit on the FD side of wheel?
by CrystalPistol
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Alternator
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Old Aleternator

I have been out on a several days long group ride and had a near new Comp-U-Fire rotor suffer a appearant fractured solder joint of one rotor winding it was determined, I was plumb tickled to have a friend pull his old, refreshed OEM unit from his trailer and offer it …. sure, voltages were lower un...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble with solenoids
Replies: 18
Views: 345

Re: Trouble with solenoids

I don't use reverse as a park, but I've read some accounts of starting problems thought to stem from the practice?

Try pulling the clutch lever in all the way too.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire size/Center stand
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Tire size/Center stand

I never noticed a 1200 with a 110/90-16 front tire, all I have ever seen on a 1200 front wheel is a 130/90-16 or equivilant. I don't think I have seen a 110/90- 16 on anything actually. With OEM tires, my '85 GL-1200 would usually have the rear tire maybe 2" off pavement on center stand. I shortened...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: driver floor board and heel toe shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: driver floor board and heel toe shifter

I didn't remove them when I removed my 1200's floor boards and that H&T shifter when I found some oem pegs & brake lever way back …. seems to me I did have to remove a bracket on each side hanging from cyl head or exh bolt though. I don't recall seeing a H&T brake lever? Seems to me it would hinder ...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive shaft seals?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Drive shaft seals?

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 am
If the c-clip is still on the drive shaft FD end, OEM service manual recommends remove and discard.
I've read that (or something similar) someplace, but I wondered then "why?", just make it easy to loose the spring sometime.