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by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 trunk corner brake light bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: GL1200 trunk corner brake light bulb

Looks like old VW dome light? Pointy on ends maybe?

I expect that's an aftermarket kit in there. OEM didn't have any lights in trunk corners, they were reflectors only.
OEM brake / running lights were towards center.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: New helmet

I and my wife have a few HJCs, good helmets. I have one Shoei (spl) that matches the trike given to me by PO of trike, with headset. I have another that's like a big yellow bug light that has NO headset, but it too was a gift and matched my Triumph I had. But we both have several HJCs and that is wh...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

A little late 'cause you've already ordered them, but another source for mufflers is your friendly neighborhood Hardly dealer. Often they have lots of brand-new "take-off" mufflers because purchasers of new Hardlys think they are too quiet! I understand the OEM Hardly mufflers sound pretty nice on ...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

… , but it isn't any harder than a few screws and unlocking a few tabs usually. … I don't mind the screws, small bolts, it's them chrome plastic caps on the screws that need to be glued back on if they are to be retained, and those tabs up front where parts come together under the radiators that I ...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

AngolaGoldwing wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:23 pm
My 87 Interstate has the running light turn signals in the rear. No idea if stock or not.
No, not stock. It was a kit at one time 20 year or more ago, and really was / is not even legal to have rear amber turn signals lit as running lights too, sort of defeats the purpose.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Wtf is this!? Suspension parts...
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Wtf is this!? Suspension parts...

I couldn't hardly make out top photo. In lower photo, I see: 1 a home made welded deal I've never seen before, 2 a shock absorber end, 3 a bolt with extended tip that goes in and threads into boss of swingarm at lower end of left side shock and extends into brake caliper bracket to allow it stay loc...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

julimike54 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Did you remove the silver paint from the inside? I've been told mine are I catching!
Yes Sir, sure did. They can be seen easily, but hardly anyone will notice because few remain on the road so folk have forget what they look like OEM I think.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Voltmeter questions...

Ok all, thanks for the responses but I may switch things up a bit. If I go with this unit instead, will 16 gauge wire be ok or do I need larger? Still ok with a 5 to 10 amp fuse? I can't see anywhere in the description what wire gauge comes with it. Does say 10 amp guse though. https://www.amazon.c...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 4 Sale 1985 GL1200 Aspencade.
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: 4 Sale 1985 GL1200 Aspencade.

Not a bump.

Just took down CL listing for awhile, have other irons in the fire for now, will relist later in Summer maybe. If interested, feel free to PMme here, I'll get back to you.

If admin wants to delete this thread, that's OK too as it wouldn't let me delete or edit a prior post.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

More I think on it, it do seem to me that once was a kit offered to convert signal lamps to running & signal lamps. I'll look in old catalog ( big book of paper pages with pics they used to make ) I have. I did put some smaller side lights on my 1200 about 20 years ago, cut lenses, made housings, ad...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

Crystal pistol, My red brake/tail lights are dual filament (top socket in pictures) I guess someone may have switched out the tail socket wiring harnesses, but don’t know why :?: don’t think it is legal to have amber and red tail lights. Guess I could remove the brown wire from the ts sockets allow...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

Not like my '85 Aspencade.

Has it got dual filament bulbs in tail / stop light positions?

My '85 has dual filament bulbs and wireing for red tail / brake lamps, but just a single filament bulb for the amber signals back there.

Maybe some long ago forgotten aftermarket harness kit added?
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Voltmeter questions...

I am planning to just come off the ACC posts, was thinking of going direct to battery and switching with a relay. Consensus seems to be that I will show a small voltage difference, but the goal for the meter is to show massive change or unusual behavior. I did that a few years ago on both the 1200 ...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Voltmeter questions...

Would there be any problem running 18 gauge wire and a like a 3 amp auto style fuse? All the really low amp ones I find seem to be the glass tube type. I've never been a big fan of those. That'll work. :) With 18 ga wire, you could even use a 5 amp or 7.5 amp. Are you coming off the battery or ACC ...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GLl1500 radio
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: GLl1500 radio

I mounted cradle and 12v outlet for a wireless XM SkyFi power supply/modulator in the trunk, it's so close to AM/FM ant I never get interference. In my 4 wheeled vehicles, I have wired inline modulators that plug in ant wire. Anyways, I just set SkyFi in cradle, plug in modulator, turn on and selec...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GLl1500 radio
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: GLl1500 radio

I mounted cradle and 12v outlet for a wireless XM SkyFi power supply/modulator in the trunk, it's so close to AM/FM ant I never get interference. In my 4 wheeled vehicles, I have wired inline modulators that plug in ant wire. Anyways, I just set SkyFi in cradle, plug in modulator, turn on and select...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

Take a good look at that black 4 position connector on top of solenoid. Look at picture in my last post. The red wire and the red with white tracer wires share that connector. The 30 amp dog bone is there between them and the battery juice. If that plug is loose, burnt up, melted from heat, once the...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The hat trick - I’m done!
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: The hat trick - I’m done!

I just had the same issue with my solenoid and connector melted completely and I ordered the same part just got in from a ride and noticed the new connector wire's hot not melting hot but hot. Not sure y'all got my " drift ". I'm writing about the internal connection across two terminals within the...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The hat trick - I’m done!
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: The hat trick - I’m done!

Wonder if that aftermarket solenoid even has the internal connections as the Honda OEM did?


by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear wheel assembly on 84 aspencade 1200.
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: rear wheel assembly on 84 aspencade 1200.

How far did you go in tear down? Did you remove final drive at all?
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

I've tested batteries at Advance Auto that passed the test that didn't load them, then they acted like a "dead door knob" when a load was placed on them. Try it with a good 12vdc battery, even try the use of jumpers from car, truck, boat, or riding mower. If she starts then, just a battery problem I...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 -84 weak springs in rear shocks?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: GL1200 -84 weak springs in rear shocks?

What you describe is near about exactly what happens with OEM.

"Progressive Suspension" used to sell stronger than OEM springs to rebuild them, seal kits too. In fact, they even used same seals in their 416 series air/spring shocks.

Not sure if still do. Be worth a check.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Grease
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Starter Grease

I use Valvoline EP bearing grease with Moly for Ford/Lincoln wheel bearings on/in bearings. I use it for ……. as well, I buy it in pint can. Any auto parts place I see it. Often advertised as black, I find it looks more like dark grey.

google VV632

I'm not recommending it for your splines.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Checking your fasteners
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Checking your fasteners

Happytrails wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Thanks! Like most goldwings it was in need of tlc and … etc ... :lol:
Some do, not most.



:D
Don't be so quick to use any "lock tite" on fasteners through the ABS though.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag Lids
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Saddle bag Lids

Here's what I did on the cheap. You can pick up separating key rings just about anywhere. Wired them to just reach the ground, but you can easily disconnect them to remove the lid completely. while your at it, tether your side covers too. i just used a thin nylon cord for that. Great idea ….I have ...