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by johnny42
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator hose sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Radiator hose sleeves

Thanks for the input all. Before quitting for the day yesterday, I removed the coil and placed the hose properly which was easy. Today, I decided to try it again with the coil on. Boom! All good. My theory is that letting the hose spend a night in the correct position pre-shaped it properly. Today, ...
by johnny42
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator hose sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Radiator hose sleeves

Replacing my radiator hoses (Napa 7733) on my 1983 GL1100 Interstate (original 36 year old ones). They have these steel coil wraps that slip on and off. I can not get the upper hose onto the water pump piece with the coil in place. I've struggled for hours trying different things. Not looking for ad...
by johnny42
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: 5'5"

I bought my new 1983 GL1100 Interstate and have ridden it ever since with no real problems other than being extremely careful. I scope out parking spots for a "pull through" to ensure I don't have to back up but if I do, I try to park on a slight downhill so I can roll backwards instead of trying to...
by johnny42
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 4896

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

I like the idea of synthetic oil and will likely switch next season if my research doesn't convince me otherwise. Charging system still original and no problems.
by johnny42
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 4896

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

I've been using Castrol GTX 10-40 exclusively since buying my 1983 Gold Wing Interstate in 1983. Just had a look at the label and it is Resource Conserving! I've read a few threads where it says not to go to synthetics on older bikes as it may cause leaks. It has about 67,000 miles on it. Anyone swi...
by johnny42
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 33353

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Keep in mind, if Honda decides to add all those bells and whistles mentioned in this thread, Gold Wings will get expensive.
by johnny42
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Goldwing Front Brake Light not working
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: 1983 Goldwing Front Brake Light not working

My front brake lever did not activate the brake light during last year's NYState Inspection. Messing with the wires got it to work and my mechanic allowed my bike to pass inspection, but told me to get it fixed. I pulled the wires, took the switch apart, cleaned it all up, spray cleaned it, put it b...