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by SlowTyper
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 39
Views: 13246

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

It sounds like the sensor you bought was not the omnipolar type, even though your part# infers it is. (In the original post, check the paragraph that begins 'But to our dismay...') Or perhaps the sensor you bought is 50% defective?? When the magnet rotates, the Hall Effect IC should conduct 8 times ...
by SlowTyper
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to connect ext audio to GL1200 radio
Replies: 21
Views: 8896

Re: How to connect ext audio to GL1200 radio

Correct. The volume control adjusts the volume. To avoid two things playing at once, kill the radio and eject any cassette. (To kill the radio, toggle the unit into cassette mode by punching the volume control -- remember, it does go in & out...) With the unit in cassette mode, even though the casse...
by SlowTyper
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch lever feeling off
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Clutch lever feeling off

Pressurizing the system actually prevents the air from returning to the reservoir. Yes, and No (in my opinion). Yes, while the lever is pulled back, no air can enter the reservoir. However, pressurizing the system does let air return to the reservoir that otherwise would not -- it is just that it d...
by SlowTyper
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch lever feeling off
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Clutch lever feeling off

I had the same symptoms on my bike several months ago. Because the clutch engagement point changed very slowly over time, I didn't really notice the issue until the clutch started dragging slightly with the lever against the handle. In my case the reservoir had gotten low, and periodically a drop of...
by SlowTyper
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2449

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

I too have wondered if that corroded connector subjected to battery gases actually causes stator failures. Obviously, it is the cause of weak or no charging. But is it the cause of stator failures that require stator replacement? Certainly when one connector fails, all charging current must come fro...
by SlowTyper
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2449

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

The image of the stator in your first link on eBay looks very much like the replacement stator in my neighbor's 87' GL1200A that failed in less then a year. In his case, the insulation on the yellow wires inside the stator housing cracked, as if they could not hold up to the heat and oil. After the ...
by SlowTyper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2449

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

I have owned two GL1200s and the stator failed on them both. The stator also failed on my neighbors GL1200. I had eliminated the stator plug next to the battery and soldered those yellow leads, so did not expect the stator to fail again. But it did. In my case, and in the case of my neighbor's secon...
by SlowTyper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1358

Re: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America

As Admin recommended, checking exhaust pipe temp is a good diagnostic tool. I found which cylinder was not pulling its weight on my bike by going up a steep hill at full throttle, and then checking the pipe temps with a IR temperature gauge at the top of the hill. In my case, it was a sticking CV sl...
by SlowTyper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1319

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

I would focus on finding something that's been added to the trike. I have seen people hook up remote control LED light circuits and USB cell phone charger adapters that drain their batteries. But not of these things draw anywhere near 600ma. That amount of power drain has to be something like a GPS ...
by SlowTyper
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 39
Views: 13246

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

It's been so long since I did one, I don't recall how much of a hassle it was to remove enough potting to replace the Hall Effect chip. But i imagine heat would help. Just don't get it so hot you melt the plastic...
by SlowTyper
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 39
Views: 13246

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

Even an 1/8 watt resistor would not burn up. The formula for power is: W=(E*E)/R. So if you generously assume 15volts with a 6.8K resistor, you get 15*15=225; 225/6800=0.033watts. So, technically speaking you want a resistor rated at 1/30th watt minimum. The bottom line is that the power rating is i...
by SlowTyper
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rattling in cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Rattling in cylinder

I agree it was likely some mechanic's failure putting the thing back together before you bought it. I just had the carbs off my GL1200A to work on them recently, and had a terrible time getting those screws loose. They are tight! So I doubt one came loose on its own, and if it did, as another poster...
by SlowTyper
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front end vibration on my 2016 gl1800
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Front end vibration on my 2016 gl1800

I am no expert on this -- I only rode an 1800 once and it was much smoother than my GL1200A. But my first thought was that you might have a bad tire. I don't think rubber likes sitting around for years not being used. Could 'dry rot' apply to this case? The cupping indicates a problem as well.
by SlowTyper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1773

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

It is my impression that the amount of area the headlight(s) consume(s) is a significant factor in being visible. One ordinary light in the middle is not as attention getting as a wide row of 3 very bright lights. The overall size of the headlight area seems to also affect what others perceive as yo...
by SlowTyper
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blowing fuse. Wire question. GL 1500
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Blowing fuse. Wire question. GL 1500

Check your [tailight] bulbs. One my be the wrong bulb. There are bulbs with two pins on the bottom -- some have 2 filaments and others have one. In the case of the single filament bulb with 2 pins, one of those pins is ground and the other is hot. If that bulb is inadvertently replaced with a single...
by SlowTyper
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 44
Views: 2821

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

I saw that video just a week ago when it popped up in a Google search. I was impressed. I do think the gear ratio and torque of a GL1100 would work pretty well off-road. In my much younger years I had a 250cc Suzuki that had knobby tires and tall suspension, but was still street legal. I took it off...
by SlowTyper
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2691

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

If I stop, I have both feet firmly planted on the ground; when not stopped, it is both feet on the pegs (for safety & control). Note that I only stop if the light has unexpectedly turned red. Most of the time, I slow ride up to the intersection (without any wide weaving so as to not confuse other dr...
by SlowTyper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 51
Views: 7915

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

One standard bulb on each side is all that’s required... That presumes it is a bulb that's not burnt out... So keep a spare on hand. Otherwise, when your 'one standard bulb' does burn out, the remaining LEDs will quit because the flasher stops working at that point also. Frankly, I don't think turn...
by SlowTyper
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Hand made regulator rectifier
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Re: Hand made regulator rectifier

I have a new never used GL1200 regulator rectifier that I bought long ago to have as a spare. If someone wants it, PM me and make an offer. I am curious in the above design, what limits the current through the zener diode when the voltage goes high, as might occur when connecting an external high cu...
by SlowTyper
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to fix stator wires on GL1100 - Three Yellow Wires
Replies: 17
Views: 6241

Re: How to fix stator wires on GL1100 - Three Yellow Wires

Doesn't matter. The circuitry for each wire is identical.
by SlowTyper
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Some riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Some riders...

Last October, my wife and I took a trip to the Grand Canyon. We did not take our Goldwing due to the weather. But on our way through the mountain pass in Colorado, we saw this... IMG_20181010_121603.jpg (Sorry, the picture was taken quickly out the window as we drove by. So it is not the best -- but...
by SlowTyper
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Some riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Some riders...

I live in South Dakota, and have for >20 years. Before that, I lived a decade in Iowa. For 30+ years, I have made it a point to ride my bike at least once every calendar month. (For me, a ride only counts if I hit 60-MPH.) I have been successful attaining that goal all but a handful of months during...
by SlowTyper
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 322
Views: 21341

Re: The idiots are out there

I looked for a circuit diagram amongst my notes, but didn't find anything. I am guessing that is because the circuit has so few components that I didn't bother making one. The circuit was inserted into the power lead going from the brake lever switch to the brake relay, which I snipped in order to i...
by SlowTyper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 322
Views: 21341

Re: The idiots are out there

I not only wired a pair of added marker lights on the back to wig-wag when I apply the brakes, but, when I switched to using LED bulbs, I also modified the brake light relay circuit. I wired it so that when the brakes are applied, the brake relay closes, then opens, and then closes again until the b...
by SlowTyper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 51
Views: 7915

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

I put a HID headlight on my GL1200 years ago, and am still very happy with it. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and is no longer available. But fortunately, I was able to get a spare bulb and ballast in case I need them some day. What I like about my HID is that it is not only bright and ligh...