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by dingdong
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Question about smoke at startup

Virtually all of the 4 cylinder wings will sometimes smoke at start up if left on the side stand. After your next ride put it on the center stand and then see if it still smokes at a cold start.
by dingdong
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Hello. I have a question about auxiliary shifter stabilizer. I have a 1500 1999 sc22 with sidecar. It is not a GL. I wonder if this shifter will fit my bike? Dan O. Valrygg Norway Actually that is a gl1500. Sc22 is the first 4 numbers of the VIN# designation for the GL1500SE. So yes it will fit you...
by dingdong
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted gl1100 1983 left head
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Wanted gl1100 1983 left head

Looking for a left head from a 1983 gl1100. Complete and with good valves.
by dingdong
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100 valves
Replies: 0
Views: 54

1983 gl1100 valves

I am working on a 1983 with a broken timing belt. Can't find vendor for valves. 80/82 are available and oem part numbers are different. I wonder if they really are different parts. Anyone recently purchased valves for an 83 and have a reference for a vendor?
by dingdong
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: hard knocking on take-off on first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: hard knocking on take-off on first gear

Also you don't need to use 92 octane gas. Your bike will like 87 octane better. That is what it was designed to use.
by dingdong
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: overhauling/modifying 1993 GL1500A
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: overhauling/modifying 1993 GL1500A

Good luck with those plans. Come back after you get all the plastic removed and tell us how your plans have changed. lol.
by dingdong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How was my 85 wing even running??
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: How was my 85 wing even running??

Just can't help myself. Now I know what they mean by the term...road sofa. Interesting pattern.
by dingdong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Tires

Here is an interesting article regarding mc tire wear.
http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/
by dingdong
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 gl1500se carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

virgilmobile wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
I also had one carb flooding after "rebuild".
It wasn't the floats or needle.The bowl vent was plugged.
Did you use OEM float valves? Aftermarket valves are iffy. Your description points to either valves or float adjustment.
by dingdong
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1800 review
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Goldwing 1800 review

I think he was impressed but I also don't think he has ever ridden a Wing before.
by dingdong
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

The dogbone fuse can easily have an intermittent hairline crack. Especially if it has overheated. It may look good but have a hairline crack that separates when hot. By the looks of the pic of that circuit you need to replace it anyway.
by dingdong
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleveland Motorcycle Show
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Show

Thanks for your report. Very interesting. Seems strange that Honda wasn't more representative. Then again, what's even new from Honda?
by dingdong
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brakes not engaging after rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Rear brakes not engaging after rebuild

Just thinking here... Are you sure you have the new seals in the master cylinder installed facing the right direction? I have seen it happen.
by dingdong
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

He just needs to move the comma one digit to the left and he may have the actual value. Wish in one hand and ..............in the other......... It's still a 76 gl1000.
by dingdong
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG

Pics required here. (When you get it).
by dingdong
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

Most of these replys are something that happened TO a spark plug before it's normal life expectancy, not the plug's fault it failed. I have seen bad plugs new out of the box, it happens, but once the proper plugs are installed and running correctly they usually last far longer then the recommended ...
by dingdong
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OEM Equipment Vendors
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: OEM Equipment Vendors

Western Honda (Arizona Honda Dealership) is my go to parts source. Online prices are very competitive and shipping is prompt. If their parts list has a part listed as available it is. I like Cyclemax also but their shipping is pretty steep.
https://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_select.asp
by dingdong
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

When I got my 1500 one of the first things I did was rebuild the front end and installed Progressives springs because of the slow speed handling. That improved the handling somewhat. Was told I needed a fork brace. I installed a Super Brace. I couldn't tell any difference. Some time later the Blackw...
by dingdong
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help 1979 gl1000
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Help 1979 gl1000

Sorry I am mistaken. It's early. You are right about the timing cap being slotted. There should be some on ebay.
by dingdong
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me gl1500
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: New to me gl1500

Also if you post your city or town instead of just U.S. as your location you just might get an offer to assist you in changing the belts.
By the way, I am one of those who didn't change the belts. Had to replace two bent valves.
by dingdong
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!

Why wouldn't you want the shifter shaft to rotate arount the axis if the shifter shaft, instead of around an axis that is 29mm from the C/L of the shifter shaft? Maybe you could restate your question. It is kind of confusing. In the meantime read this thread. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopi...
by dingdong
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

The starter isn't going to run on without power from the solenoid. The solenoid isn't going to supply power to the starter with key off unless the contacts are shorted. The contacts are probably shorted (arced) together because of a starter that is drawing to much current. Look to have to replace or...
by dingdong
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..

8 oz after rebuild on 1980. Fill is from the top caps. Looks like a nice trike.
by dingdong
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

I would guess a bad starter solenoid. Welded contacts. Key on key off starter spins. I would also pull the starter and check and service.