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by joecoolsuncle
Thu May 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Runs for 2 seconds
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Runs for 2 seconds - SOLVED!

ChicagoSouthey wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 1:14 pm SOLVED!

Bought a different carb kit on EBAY, had the carbs professionally rebuilt, new set of plugs and it's running great.
GITSUM!!!!! good deal man. go wear out some tires and brakes!
by joecoolsuncle
Wed May 25, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Took a look at my brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Took a look at my brakes

well, now you know your calipers pistons and pins arent sticking!!! lol
by joecoolsuncle
Wed May 25, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 carb issues
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: 84 carb issues

yep. pilot jets still clogged, vents not venting, or floats too low. assuming you removed the float valve seats and cleaned those tiny screens.
by joecoolsuncle
Mon May 23, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 carb issues
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: 84 carb issues

if it only runs on choke, you need to disassemble, clean, make sure of float level, install, sync. forget about how it is supposed to work and focus on making sure it is in same condition as when delivered to dealer from honda.
by joecoolsuncle
Sun May 22, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover

blast em, polish em, then spray em with clear. it be foofoo shiny and last as long as the originals have. my aspencade is stock, has clear coated aluminum that still is ok from 30 ft.
by joecoolsuncle
Sat May 21, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Yamaha RD 350 - the old one!
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Yamaha RD 350 - the old one!

yes, the rz was a much different machine! wheelies galore!
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 20, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: One mans burden is another mans treasure!
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: One mans burden is another mans treasure!

great karma! and you now own a great motorcycle!
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Yamaha RD 350 - the old one!
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Yamaha RD 350 - the old one!

Beautiful! remember them well, and would beat many a bigger bike in the streets!
by joecoolsuncle
Tue May 17, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings

k & n only filters decently when it is dirty, which sukks for flow. k&n only flows decently when it is clean, which sukks for filtering. but the passage of oil onto sensors works well to empty your wallet. flow restrictions in most modern engines are not at the air filter. who would spend $$...
by joecoolsuncle
Sun May 15, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shocks and front forks
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Rear Shocks and front forks

shorter spring is a stiffer spring. think damping at the bottom of the stroke. race tech springs have better damping rates for more aggresive riders. if staying with stock marshmellow ride, stay with stock springs and refresh with new oem. the rest gets into welding and redrilling damper rods, oil v...
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 13, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front end feels like it "Stutters" over sharp bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Front end feels like it "Stutters" over sharp bumps

lol.you are feeling th chop of rural America. its like a bad shock, bur it is not, enjoy!
by joecoolsuncle
Thu May 12, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?

i have refurbed many hyrdraulic cylinders by polishing lightly with emery cloth wrapped around the shaft and while pulling back and forth, allow it to move slowly up and down the shaft.vise the cylinder so the opening is pointed down, or tape off the cylinder opening to avoid abrasives from getting ...
by joecoolsuncle
Wed May 11, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Inner Wire Ring Retaining Clip Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Inner Wire Ring Retaining Clip Removal

dont forget to release the air pressure!
by joecoolsuncle
Tue May 10, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing front fork seals. Oil wont drain.
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Goldwing front fork seals. Oil wont drain.

just let it hang. rapid squeeze and release of impact trigger will break loose the bolt, and spin it out.
by joecoolsuncle
Tue May 10, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing front fork seals. Oil wont drain.
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Goldwing front fork seals. Oil wont drain.

hit em with an impact, short trigger bursts only burp, burp, burp, and they will come out. you are hearing the damper rod turning.
by joecoolsuncle
Tue May 10, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1999 1500 with sidecar
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: 1999 1500 with sidecar

If it has an electric trim control, that helps a lot for dealing with road crown and such. Much less tiring than having to counter that all the time. yes, last car i mounted, i put a linear actuator on the outside wheel. could fine tune for the crown, or drainage grade, or camber. helped a lot. as ...
by joecoolsuncle
Mon May 09, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800

yep! battery tender juniors. got one hangin where bike parks, and got one plugged to the boat. also buy the quick connects to install on lawn mower, tractor,cars, clip ons for other batteries stored in 5th wheel.
by joecoolsuncle
Mon May 09, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1999 1500 with sidecar
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: 1999 1500 with sidecar

drive it in very rural area for a few hours. never exceed 50 mph and see how bad you hurt the next day. aftermarket rake kits are usually a band aid to keep it from headshaking. you wont have to check for headshake, you will feel it. at what speed does it shake, at what speed does it smooth out? ask...
by joecoolsuncle
Sun May 08, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gas leaking
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: gas leaking

https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempart ... carburetor
look at no. 5 . joint set. this is what was leaking on mine. the orings dries, crack and leak. no cure but to replace. i hope your problem is something easier.
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 06, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: changing from floorboards to pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: changing from floorboards to pegs

one of the very first things i did after riding my gl1200 home after purchase. i found guy who had a limited, and had stock pegs. i traded my boards for his pegs. the only parts i needed were the pegs. the boards looked like markland stuff that was common back in the day, it had a u shaped thingy th...
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 06, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner, 'tap' in driveline...
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: New owner, 'tap' in driveline...

sounds like you may be having a wheel bearing issue. noise can transmit to another area, giving false diagnostics. for S & G;s while on center stand, see if you can grab rear tire at 12 and 6 oclock and rock it. put some muscle into it, see if it rocks at all. also, place bike in gear and rotate...
by joecoolsuncle
Fri May 06, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200 rightbank 1/3 dead but all is correct
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: 84 1200 rightbank 1/3 dead but all is correct

wow, that must have been a brutal education. dont feel bad, everyone has had a moment of overlooking the problem. ride often, post pics!
peace
by joecoolsuncle
Wed May 04, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Take off problems
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Take off problems

you will become very familiar with those carbs by the time you get everything straightened out! lol
peace
by joecoolsuncle
Tue May 03, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Take off problems
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Take off problems

if you hear a sucking sound that is distinct, i would cut to the chase and identify, correct, and ride! look for the vac leak. double check the vacuum hoses from the manifolds and ALL orings.
maybe someone else can offer info more specific to that exact model.
by joecoolsuncle
Mon May 02, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Take off problems
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Take off problems

partially engage choke. if that helps, then tear carbs back down.also look for vacuum leak. if choke doesnt help then i would look at point gap or timing. checked cam timing to make sure not a tooth off?