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by johnny42
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Vibration at certain speed
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Vibration at certain speed

I'll try your suggestion.... in a couple months.....LOL......
by johnny42
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 35
Views: 1604

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

I do this all the time now....... get the back tire up on a 1X board before putting on center stand.
by johnny42
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Metzeler Lasertec
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Metzeler Lasertec

Can't speak directly to any of this, but keep in mind tire manufacturers might have plants in different parts of the world and possibly made for different market, i.e. same tire name, different mfg plant. I haven't read any of the Metzler tire thread nor do I know where they are made. Fortnine has a...
by johnny42
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1686

Re: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018

I recently checked out an FJR and its saddlebags. They are also 30 liter. Not nearly enough room. I thought it might be time to update my 1983 Interstate and the 2018+ models looked really good. It weighs more than my 83, but quite a bit less than the other 1800's, and the seat height is lower than ...
by johnny42
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1686

Luggage capacity comparison 1983 vs 2018

I've been reading about the reduced luggage capacity of the 2018 + Goldwings. I can't find any specs on my 1983 Interstate. I'd like to get some idea of just how much the new Wings have, compared to what I've been used to for the last 37 years. Does anyone have the capacities of the side bags and to...
by johnny42
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hallmark Gl1100 Ornament
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Re: Hallmark Gl1100 Ornament

Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one as well. Looks like this is the 3rd year for them. There was a 1969 CB-750 and a 1992 NR750 the past 2 years.
by johnny42
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 45
Views: 2708

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

Just did one multi day trip. Day 1 - South to Route 6 in PA, then east along Route 6 to Scranton. Day 2 - Route 30 North to Tupper Lake in the Daks. Day 3 - touring the Daks ending up in Watertown. Day 4 - Home. I rode about 1000 miles. First time in the Daks on a motorbike! Other than that, just ru...
by johnny42
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Better appreciation for what I ride
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Better appreciation for what I ride

Gonna make a short story long..... I decided I needed a new, sportier ride to replace my 1983 Goldwing Interstate. Through these pages, THIS YEAR, I've reworked my starter motor, trouble-shat and rewired my headlight, reworked my horn relay, found one and replaced my right muffler, removed and repla...
by johnny42
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 325
Views: 119559

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Did it spin over that fast after going thru it in the spring? :?: It starts much better now. Now I'm torn between letting my reworked starter last until it fails again and returning/cancelling the DB Electric one I ordered. Reason is, if my reworked one lasts for a year, I'll have no warranty time l...
by johnny42
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 325
Views: 119559

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I got that darned starter motor back in late last night but due to the hour, I could not start it. Today I hit the starter button and I was startled by how robust and how fast it started! Just a quick blip with the button and it cranked and started right up. In the back of my mind, I know cleaning a...
by johnny42
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 325
Views: 119559

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I measured the brushes this spring and they were still long enough. I ended up ordering a new starter from DB Electric. But I cleaned up the original, put new brushes in and will go with that until it craps out. I'll have the new motor on my shelf when that happens. The springs were a bit of a chall...
by johnny42
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Emission Control System Storage Tank Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Emission Control System Storage Tank Maintenance

If you mean this thing, it's simple to remove, tip to drain and reinstall. I don't think I ever had fluid in mine.
by johnny42
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 325
Views: 119559

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I might just do that, but I can't believe how it went from smooth and shiny when I cleaned it in the spring, to the extreme pitting you see now. The only thing I used to clean it was probably rubbing alcohol and mineral spirits, using rags and steel wool.
by johnny42
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Faulty Connectors
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: Replacing Faulty Connectors

If you're frugal and like to repurpose stuff like me, you can get some scissors and cut a very thin piece of plastic like you'd get in a clamshell from the grocery store (spring mix, grapes, strawberries, etc). Cut a 2-3" long, very thin (1/8") wide strip. I did that and used it to dislodg...
by johnny42
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 325
Views: 119559

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I cleaned and lubed my starter this winter/spring. The commutator conductors looked nice and smooth and shiny when I was done. Recent starting problems had me remove the starter and now look at the conductors! The conductors were caked in carbon. I did not replace the brushes in the spring, but I ha...
by johnny42
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Exhaust Gaskets

I removed mine this spring. The copper is softish, however when the pipes mount, they get squashed. But they are still soft. You just dig them out. Don't be afraid to get right in there with a sharp tool and get an edge and they'll pop right out.
by johnny42
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Black/white wire for Kill Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Black/white wire for Kill Switch

Follow that bundle of wires into the first plug you come to. It's likely behind the weight you see once the faring is removed. If no faring, it's probably behind the headlight. Once you've accessed the spider web of wires in one of those places, wiggle the cluster from the handlebar and watch what m...
by johnny42
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 199
Views: 28796

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

Don't get me wrong, I'm going to ride this bike until I can't. Sure, a new FJR would be nice but for the $17,000, I can put a lot of money into keeping my old Wing going. Being short and light, I just don't have the same leverage to muscle this thing around as you bigger folk. I get by, but I have t...
by johnny42
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 199
Views: 28796

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I'm 65 with a 1983 Interstate I bought new. I'm also 5-5, and under 140 pounds. I'm not getting any taller but am getting older. This year I trimmed my stock seat. I removed all the foam on the sides of the seat where my legs touch while standing at stop lights. I think that "lowered" my s...
by johnny42
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: transponder placement

When I know I'm going to use a tolled highway, I attach mine to the velcro strips EZ Pass supplied with the transponder. I mount it as low as it can go inside the front windshield. The velcro strips have a strong glue which seems pretty robust.
by johnny42
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need relay help
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Need relay help

I've posted several questions on this forum dealing with my headlights. They're easy to spot. One was "Can someone design a circuit for me". I have my schematic and parts. I just need to construct. I have my diagram and parts for the horn re-install too. If either of my maladies are not so...
by johnny42
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need relay help
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Need relay help

Both horn blast loud and clear connected to a spare battery. The relay clicks nice when power is applied. I'll go over all the connections and grounds. I'm concurrently working on a headlight issue. The faring is off the bike. Once I get the headlights straightened out I'll tackle the remaining horn...
by johnny42
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need relay help
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Need relay help

I have no idea how the horns worked (how the wires were connected). I had a hot wire going into the relay, wires out going to the horns, an in-line fuse and the relay was grounded. The horns worked. I didn't use any other wires or connections. It might not seem possible, but they worked. But I can't...
by johnny42
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Can someone design a circuit for me
Replies: 4
Views: 504

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. Bu...
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: 360

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...