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by johnny42
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can someone design a circuit for me
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Can someone design a circuit for me

I would like to build a new headlight circuit from scratch. I would use an on-off-on marine grade rocker switch. One "on" would be low beam, the other "on" would be high beam. I would use "off" when starting the bike. I would use a relay to get power to the headlamp. But that's just my idea. I do no...
by johnny42
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

I'm starting to work on this. Connecting things per the diagram only gives me one beam. My hi-low switch doesn't work so there's no way to shut the power off to the relay as the blue wire is always live. Sliding the switch doesn't do anything. I need to introduce power to the 86 tab. I'm thinking of...
by johnny42
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Horns
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: GL1100 Horns

A couple follow up questions.... Regarding: Running a wire (with a fuse) from the battery "as close to the battery as possible" to the relay tab 30 ...... would that mean the horn would always be "live" and be able to be sounded with no key? Regarding: "The wiring that used to go to the factory horn...
by johnny42
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need relay help
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Need relay help

I installed some Fiamm horns decades ago, tapping into a power source and adding a relay and of course, I kept no notes. I had to work on my headlights and disconnected the relay without taking GOOD notes. Trying to put it back together. They worked so there HAS to be a way to wire the relay back up...
by johnny42
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help: Radiator fill cap hose
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Help: Radiator fill cap hose

I don't recall any major problem doing mine last year. But I have smallish hands. Can you find someone with smallish hands with enough strength to install it? I think I got it started, then used some sort of tool to push/pry it on the rest of the way. Use some spit to get it started.
by johnny42
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

Unless there's intermittent failure, I've checked all the appropriate wires for continuity as well as put 12v through them. There's power up to the hi-low switch, but the switch won't complete the circuit to either the hi or low beam. I've cleaned, sanded, filed and scraped the contacts to no avail....
by johnny42
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Revzilla 20% off on Honda OEM parts
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Revzilla 20% off on Honda OEM parts

Not sure if posting this is proper.....

Alas, when you enter your bike info, it only allows back to 1990, so I'm out of luck.
by johnny42
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

I removed and cleaned both starter and hi beam switches. I sanded the contacts as well. Could not get the lights to work. The new module I got on ebay also did not work. I've since decided to install a relay getting power from the battery per Wingadmins post. There's a newish thread on that.
by johnny42
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?

As long as the slider pins are lubed and things can move left and right, there's not much more you can do. The hydraulic pressure pushes the pistons onto the pads then onto the rotor. When you release the brakes, they should "slide" back. You've already determined there's no real braking action when...
by johnny42
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

Thanks again! I feel confident enough now to tackle this.
by johnny42
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?

I would expect a certain amount of drag with a total rebuild, that is, until you put a few miles on it.
by johnny42
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to get more clearance between left front rotor and caliper mount?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: How to get more clearance between left front rotor and caliper mount?

I've seen folks decide to just keep their pitted rotors and just keep replacing pads. Those folks say rotors for old bikes are hard to get and very expensive, so they just replace pads as needed. Warped? That might be a different story.
by johnny42
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

Thanks for speedy reply Wingadmin. The green wire from the relay that goes to the high beam switch.....is that the blue/white wire coming from the start switch? If so, all my questions have been answered.
by johnny42
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

I bought a new LH hi-low headlight switch module off eBay but I still get no headlights. Research showed Wingadmin posted a fix using a relay and bypassing the switch in this thread: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=30207&p=174811&hilit=diagram#p174811 I'm hoping he or someone else...
by johnny42
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to get more clearance between left front rotor and caliper mount?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: How to get more clearance between left front rotor and caliper mount?

I recently replaced my tires and installed the front wheel knowing I had to have that clearance. I read the DIY and, like you, read where you're supposed to push/pull the forks but when you tighten the axle, you lose that clearance. How I solved the issue was to just make sure the wheel spun freely....
by johnny42
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Right front brake hose
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Right front brake hose

The one on the left is what they sent me. Thanks for sharing. I'll get in touch with them.
by johnny42
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Right front brake hose
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Right front brake hose

would you be able to post a couple pictures? One of the "wrong" one and one of the correct one? I just replaced mine and it is not like the one I had on my bike. But it worked and appears not to leak......at least not yet! If they sent me the wrong one, I may contact them. When I got theirs, I just ...
by johnny42
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter on a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Starter on a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

I would pull the starter motor and start there. There's a DIY here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=259
by johnny42
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Right front brake hose
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Right front brake hose

You could check out Galfer for a braided line. There are others as well. I have not heard of anyone being disappointed with the swap out from OEM to steel braided lines.
by johnny42
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

I troubleshot the circuits based on searching this, other forums, google and Youtube and determined it was the switch that was shot. I got no hi or low beam. Since there is no way to replace just the switch (dimmer switch), I had to get the complete module with wires and all. I cleaned and filed/san...
by johnny42
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

I got a used left-hand switch module including the wires and need to remove the existing and install the new one. 1983 GL1100 Interstate Going to tackle this tomorrow, but I hope folks here can advise me on anything to look out for, tips and tricks, warnings, things to avoid, and just general advice...
by johnny42
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with wire testing - headlight
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Help with wire testing - headlight

Oops. This is about my 1983 Goldwing. I thought it was understood since this is a Goldwing forum. But, I really like my Himalayan. Completely different riding experience. I'm no longer concerned with crappy roads while riding the Himalayan. It's smoother than my Goldwing in that regard. I also find ...
by johnny42
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with wire testing - headlight
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Help with wire testing - headlight

Continuing my own thread is therapeutic. It looks like the hi-low switch is the culprit. I get no voltage on the white wire going out. The copper contacts inside the sliding portion of the switch must be the problem. If I bridge the blue/white and white wires, I get 12v at the plug on the frame side...
by johnny42
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with wire testing - headlight
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Help with wire testing - headlight

I get 12v "in" at the hi-low switch and 12v out. I get 12v at the white and blue wires at the plug on the frame side by the faring. I get the headlight to light when I supply 12v to the white and blue wires at the plug on the faring side. Should I be incorporating the green ground wire in any of the...