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by Ed Z
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1990, 1500 Aspencade
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: 1990, 1500 Aspencade

Didn't expect you to give it away... I was just offering you a possible $150 fix for it...
by Ed Z
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1990, 1500 Aspencade
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: 1990, 1500 Aspencade

Check on the drive shaft splines... If the seal when bad on the drive shaft water can ruin the splines and then they wear out... The striped out splines sound really bad but is a rather easy fix and not hard on the wallet either... Remove the rear wheel and the final drive and you'll know if this is...
by Ed Z
Fri May 06, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Electrical system for gl650
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Electrical system for gl650

I was able to get a rebuild kit off eBay for the wife's GL650i ... Read up on the GL1100 rebuild procedure for some good info... (like grounding the brush plate)... http://www.ebay.com/itm/STARTER-REPAIR-REBUILD-KIT-Honda-GL-650-GL650I-Gold-Wing-Interstate-673cc-1983-/230949141854?hash=item35c5a43d5...
by Ed Z
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?

If all they need is oil then ya don't have to remove the seal... Just compress the spring and unscrew the top mounting eye... Dump out the old oil and then add the new... I went with 15w fork oil and it made em much better... If yours is like a brick, then the dampers may have problems... The OEM ca...
by Ed Z
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?

Can't send pdf on this board... PM me your email and I'll send it out to ya...
by Ed Z
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blue
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blue

Yeah I have seen welded contacts... However the disassembly of the failed solinoids I found to be physically stuck...
by Ed Z
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blue
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blue

These solenoids are a known failure point... The starter does not need to be at fault... In fact I had a friend that had replaced his starter (with a new one) and have solenoid failure a month or so later... They don't "weld" internally but rather just get stuck in the closed position... The only wa...
by Ed Z
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bleeding front brakes- help
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Bleeding front brakes- help

In the future if this problem reoccurs, ya can bleed the master by cracking the banjo bolt loose on it while the handle is squeezed... Then tighten it and release the lever (much like you would do on a bleeder screw)... Within a couple times you will usually get the air past the master cylinder and ...
by Ed Z
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Float Height
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: GL1200 Float Height

That will make it a tad on the rich side as it is the barrels that really do the floating... The biggest thing is to insure the tiny spring loaded pin within the needle assembly is not compressed while doing the measurement... Ya have to hold the carb on its side and roll it just enough so that the ...
by Ed Z
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Plast-aid Plastic Repair Solution
Replies: 17
Views: 6219

Re: Plast-aid Plastic Repair Solution

I concur 100% with the above... I bought differing thickness of ABS (12x12 inch) sheets online for just a few dollars... The high stress areas that I have repaired have never cracked again... If you just want to add a bit of strength to an area ya can just paint on a few coats of the ABS glue and it...
by Ed Z
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 87 Aspy missing - won't fire properly - but idles
Replies: 52
Views: 2390

Re: 87 Aspy missing - won't fire properly - but idles

On my 87 I had a problem when I hit the brakes hard it would drop to two cylinders but would then come back to normal all 4... After much searching it was found that the wiring connector to one of the coils was not on correctly... It had the plastic boot holding the female end up against the male......
by Ed Z
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter hangs up
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: GL1100 starter hangs up

Turn the kill switch to the off position... Does the "dead spot" go away ???
by Ed Z
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Seals, GL1200
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: Fork Seals, GL1200

Read some of the earlier posts-You put the seals in first, and then the downtube? That's wrong, I've replaced plenty of them with the tubes already installed. Doing that, saves the seal from damage. You can make a seal driver, by using a piece of pvc, schedule 40. The 1200 takes 1 1/2 inch, that ne...
by Ed Z
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

Most all auto parts stores have em...
by Ed Z
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

I always used a Monroe shock boot (Part # SA1997)... It fits well bit is a tad on the long side...

http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-SA1997-Sho ... ingdocs-20
by Ed Z
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blue
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: 1995 gl 1500 with 20k electrical problem out of the blu

From what you describe it's the starter relay getting stuck in the closed position... I can not recall at this moment which one is the common one to do this ... Check the A and the B starter relays... With the battery disconnected check for continuity across the main terminals on each relay... The o...
by Ed Z
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: alternator
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: alternator

You checked for continuity, but did you also check to see that they weren't shorting to ground ??? The dust can be from the brushes and can cause conductivity were it is not desired... If all test show good (also checking for shorts to ground) then possibly a good cleaning and new set of brushes wil...
by Ed Z
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

ATF would be fine...
by Ed Z
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

Once you get the new seal in and the snap ring back on, give it a shot of air (with the shraider valve out) to get the seal to push back down and washer will lock the snap ring in place...
by Ed Z
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

Most folks I know with the 1500's have the air shock pumped up to at least 50 lbs... This would be a pretty good balance for the spring on the other side...
by Ed Z
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

You are most welcome sir...
by Ed Z
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

Place the top mounting eye in the vise... tap downward on the captive ring... Remove the snap ring... remove from vise... Place right side up in a container and apply air pressure to push the seal out... If you use some penetrating oil when tapping the ring inward the seal comes out easier in the la...
by Ed Z
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

If memory serves there is a captive washer that prevents the snap ring from being removed until the seal is driven into the shock housing about a 1/4 inch or so... Once the seal is moved the washers "step" moves off the snap ring and allows it's removal... It was about 3 years ago that I rebuilt the...
by Ed Z
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air shock
Replies: 45
Views: 2545

Re: air shock

Tap the seal a bit forward then the ring is easy to get out... I believe I used a small piece of hard wood...