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by ekvh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery Sound on a 84' 1200A
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Mystery Sound on a 84' 1200A

A long shot, but a loose exhaust header can create a ticking noise. Try tightening them. Above each exhaust there are small exhaust gaskets. They used to be soft copper, but newer ones are a different soft metal. Same size as many smaller Honda cars and about $2-3 apiece. This often happens after li...
by ekvh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

You want to avoid the newer CAT Converter pipes. Older Sportster muffs fit nice, but some Sportsters used different length muffs. Most people would notice if you use a longer connector on the short side. I bought some Road Kings but they were too long for my tastes. With bags they’re not bad. I weld...
by ekvh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Three feet of plastic tubing threaded on the stem, 1/4”? fill 2.5 feet of tubing, electric sander touching the tubing and valve stem runs it in pretty fast. I tried blowing it in and it just blew back out. It worked great to balance my car tire. Without it I had a peculiar weave at about 75-85 mph. ...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 heads: Oil flow
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Gl1200 heads: Oil flow

Other than the diagram in the manual, does anyone have a reference for oil flow through the head of a 1200? It appears to route up to a kidney shaped galley for distribution to the adjusters. I am curious if it also goes straight through beside the upper center bolt to oil the cam or if it goes up t...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

You can pull them. Leave one bolt in loose to make sure the cam doesn’t fall.
by ekvh
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

The manual for 1000’s calls for 0.004” intake and exhaust clearances on a stone cold engine. The 1100’s use the 0.004” intake and 0.005” exhaust. That said, lots of guys with more knowledge than me suggest shooting for 0.005” on both. Too tight will rob power when engine is hot. I cured all my noisy...
by ekvh
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I’ve got a few hours in today on my car tire. I went with a Falken: FALKEN-Tire-195-55R16-V-AZENIS-FK450-RUN-FLAT First impressions: not much different than my Avon Venom. Mine is on a 77 Goldwing with lots of mods of course. It is smaller so taking off is easier. Making a quick stop seemed much fas...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for the dark siders
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: Question for the dark siders

If you mean for your 75-79 Wings, no manufacturer recommends more than a 130/90/17 on the stock rims. They’re too narrow, but getting a 16” or 18” Lester rim will get you to s 140/90/16” with some modifications to the right side of the swingarm. The Lester rim was wider than the stock rims. I just g...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for the dark siders
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: Question for the dark siders

Here’s a 195/55/16 on a 77 Goldwing. But it’s not your average Goldwing, it has a 1200 swingarm with a 1500 final drive and rim. The stock swingarm in a 75 can be made to take certain 150 tires, but it does require work to the swingagm. I had trouble squeezing a 140 in mine. I had to massage the sea...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

To clarify my question, can the beads travel back into the 90 degree stem and collect enough to cause an issue? Say you parked it with the stem right a bottom center, could the beads go in past the 90 and therefore make it heavier there than the other beads can balance? I guess as long as there are ...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I’ve never looked at the inside of a right angled fill stem, but it looks like the beads could collect in the metal tube portion and create problems as it could use up quite a few beads on that side. I see Dyna sells a straight valve with a screen/filter on it to prevent this on straight stems. Anyo...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

Anybody remember the stunt drivers years ago that would hit a ramp and catapult up onto two wheels?? Funny thing, they rode just like a motorcycle, on the edge of the tire. Yes, car tires are “designed” for cars. A spatula is designed for flipping eggs, but works for lots of other foods. A few years...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Darkside, Rear CT Mounting Question

I did it yesterday with a 1500 rim. Actually I spent a good five hours Friday with no luck. Not enough arms, legs, and chins to operate all the levers. I used ratchet straps to compress the stuff sidewalls, but no way could I get it on there. I just did it on the piece of plywood on the floor. Yeste...
by ekvh
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What's up with the red dots?
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: What's up with the red dots?

It was a lottery prize winner back in the day.
by ekvh
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: centerstand

I found a great way to do it bare foot and in your boxers or briefs. Stand to the side of the bike facing backwards. Reach down with your right hand. Pick up the already removed center stand and hang it on the wall where it belongs. Done, easy peasy, no pain, no effort at all.
by ekvh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: I have 3 GL1200 for sale 1 1985 2 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: I have 3 GL1200 for sale 1 1985 2 1986

Syracuse, NY is location
by ekvh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me

Parked my bike for a while over a week ago after two exact same incidents within fifteen minutes of each other. Two lanes with boulevard, I’m in the left lane. Pickup in the right lane. I stay behind and in his mirror so he sees me. If he slows down in his lane, I slow down or move to next to him or...
by ekvh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery leak
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Mystery leak

If it’s on your helmet and windshield, look into your fork seals and the balancing tubes at the top of the forks. They may be releasing a shot of fluid over bumps. It could be the orings in the piece that slides over the fork top which has two orings or the fittings.
by ekvh
Thu May 17, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: final drive
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: final drive

Pretty much covered here. 88-89 years were different from the later 1500 final drives. 1200 drive shaft is used.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/#/topics/354299

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/#/topics/378375
by ekvh
Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing question
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Timing question

No. If you’re feeling resistance turning the crank it is either hydrolocked or a valve hitting a piston, or worse. It won’t take much to bend a valve. To see if it’s hydrolocked, pull the plugs, turn kill switch to STOP and see if it turns. If it is, you may get a shot of fuel out of a plug hole. If...
by ekvh
Wed May 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Wading in to the fray, how would oil get up to the bearing at the output shaft in the rear case? I replaced mine once but don’t remember. Is it sealed on both sides?
by ekvh
Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Order of tune up ?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Order of tune up ?

Check belt pulley timing marks? Both pulleys’ “up” marks up at T1 and outside marks lined up? Check that, then valve adjust. Done a valvecadjust before? Remember there are two T1 marks. First T1 when intake valve on number 1 just closes and on the mark, second T1 360 degrees crank rotation later whi...
by ekvh
Tue May 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Order of tune up ?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Order of tune up ?

Check firing order from coils? Easy to get wires wrong if they were apart. Right coil fires cylinders 1+2, left fires 3+4. Firing order is 1-3-2-4. Could also check colors at points/condenser connections if they have them.
by ekvh
Tue May 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New in the GL world. A few things if anyone has any input.
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: New in the GL world. A few things if anyone has any input.

Idle issues sound like carb/ fuel to me. Look in the plenum through the air filter cover. It should be dry. If wet, you could have a leaking plenum half gasket, or carb-to-plenum seals, or more often maladjusted or leaking floats. It is pretty important to turn the fuel off at the petcock all the ti...
by ekvh
Mon May 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive train gear slipping
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Drive train gear slipping

Mine will do it once or twice but as Wingadmin suggests it’s from not fully pulling the gear shift up all the way. It could be a worn or slightly bent shift fork. Repair is a full tear down.