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by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1985 Left Side Cover GL 1200 Honda Goldwing Aspencade
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: 1985 Left Side Cover GL 1200 Honda Goldwing Aspencade

Can anyone help me with this side cover problem. I have a 1986 goldwing SEI aspencade 1200. The other day my right side cover come off while riding I didnt notice it gone until I got home. Can anyone tell me what side covers are interchangeable with the 1986 SeI 1200. TIA You're going to have a har...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear indication from an Aspencade?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Gear indication from an Aspencade?

Here you go:

GL1200 Gearshift Position Switch Wire Colors
GL1200 Gearshift Position Switch Wire Colors

by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse vs. Non Reverse?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

It's a very big job. A lot of parts to replace and swap over.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GLl1500 radio
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: GLl1500 radio

In another life I had a satellite radio business. :) Those older SkyFi units had VERY powerful transmitters in them, and could often be picked up almost a block away. This caused a problem in traffic, where many people with the same units, broadcasting on the same frequency, caused massive interfere...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
A 2wd dirt bike sounds intense. :shock:
Rokon makes them:



by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 55
Views: 44148

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

I stopped by a friend's house this past Saturday as he was replacing both tires and got stumped on getting the rear tire seated on the beat. The front tire went exactly like a YouTube that he watched without any problems. He and did everything we could think of to get the back tire to hold air enou...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 281
Views: 67121

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

1stWing/next*chapter wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Where did you get the austone tire? I have called a few places and am being told no longer available.
Check out this thread: Austone Taxi Tire
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Voltmeter questions...

This my be a bit over thinking, but that's what I do. What gauge wire would you use for a digital voltmeter? Is it necessary to switch the power through a relay or can I just power direct from acc. terminals with a fuse? What size? Voltmeters draw a miniscule amount of current. You can use a small ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Cable Too Short
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Throttle Cable Too Short

There are three different places. One is on the pull cable, right next to the handgrip: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleCables01.jpg The other two are on the ends of the cables attached to the throttle body: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleC...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Cable Too Short
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Throttle Cable Too Short

There are three different places. One is on the pull cable, right next to the handgrip: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleCables01.jpg The other two are on the ends of the cables attached to the throttle body: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleCa...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ratteling hydrolic lifters on startup
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Ratteling hydrolic lifters on startup

If you have access to a mechanic's stethoscope, put it right on the valve covers and see if you can localize the noise as originating from there. If you don't have one, you can make a poor man's stethoscope out of a piece of dowel pushed up against your skull near your ear as you push it onto wherev...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Diode - Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Neutral Diode - Questions

The diode shunts power to ground if the clutch is not pulled in (but the transmission is in neutral): Starter Circuit.GIF If your starter relay was wired in wrong, and presented a dead short instead of the relay coil, it will have put a massive amount of current through that diode, and that will let...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 -84 weak springs in rear shocks?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: GL1200 -84 weak springs in rear shocks?

Thanx for the respond! Seems i only can get the springs from USA (live in sweden).. So to make it clear, the bike should be rideable with just springs and no extra air in them? Have to think about what I'm going to do, what the best option are for me. Summer here are so short 😫 /Klas Yes, the sprin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Grease
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Starter Grease

I use Valvoline EP bearing grease with Moly for Ford/Lincoln wheel bearings. I use it for splines as well, buy it in pint can. Any auto parts place I see it. google VV632 No!! Don't use this on your splines, or recommend others do the same. That grease contains only 2.5% moly, which is pretty much ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

Batteries can also crack their conductors internally when subjected to heavy jolts, which can cause that kind of issue.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam belt question....
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Cam belt question....

When changing cam belts what's the procedure if the pullys are not aligned when crank is at TDC? Do the pullys move independently to the crank? Ie. with crank at TDC and belt off, line up pullys then fit belt? If not how? Thanks... They will...to a point. You can rotate the cam pulleys some, but at...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 'Crystals' in antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: 'Crystals' in antifreeze

I use the OEM Honda coolant, it does not require adding distilled water, as it is already a 50/50 premix:

https://www.amazon.com/Honda-08C50-C321 ... ref=sr_1_2
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag Lids
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Saddle bag Lids

I would like to make some tethers for my lids so I don't lose another one. I am sure some of you have been there done that. What is the best way to build them? I used these: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1100_and_gl1200_lidkeeper_2x_kit/29809/92740 RPRL2.JPG They bond to the plastic very secur...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning

Ok WingAdmin, what did or do you use to heat up the acorn nut and not melt the ABS plastic, is a hair dryer hot enough? I don't think a torch would be a good idea, listening for answers and ideas, thanks! Bob A hair dryer would not be hot enough. ABS starts to melt at around 100°C, or 212°F. Like y...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 'Crystals' in antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: 'Crystals' in antifreeze

The two usual suspects are silicate deposits from (incorrect) coolant containing silicates, or minerals from the use of non-distilled water. You said you already flushed it...so failing any other reasonable potential causes, I would just flush again and refill with good, new coolant.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 754

Re: TT time again!

In my opinion, the UK's absolute religious OBSESSION with "health and safety" above all other factors is obnoxious and a negative blight on the society. The "health and safety" cry is used as a trump card to excuse any ban, behavior or anything else the authorities deem unacceptable. You surprise m...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Trunk running/turn signal bulb.. 2 acorn nuts keep turning

The problem is, as mentioned, that they were overtightened. The studs are mounted into the plastic - they're actually molded into it. The studs have a base that is ridged, with the idea that the ridges "bite" into the plastic and keep it in place and prevent it from turning. The problem is that when...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: CORNERING LIGHTS / DRIVE LIGHTS
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: CORNERING LIGHTS / DRIVE LIGHTS

I replaced the cornering lights in my '93 with these 50 Watt (eqv) LEDs, they light up the road real nice. Mine are converted to "Always On". https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/50_watt_led_replacement_cornering_light_bulb/83/270155 They also have these for position lights, also 50 watt LED. Haven...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Minor annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Minor annoyance

take the bottom panel off the trunk, you will probably find the rods in there. If I remember correctly there are only 4 screws holding that piece on. No, they tend to vibrate out of there and vanish forever. They drop out of the knob, fall into that trunk panel, then vibrate around until they find ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intake vacuum line attachment...what attach to?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Intake vacuum line attachment...what attach to?

I've had a Brother P-Touch labeler that I've used for MANY years that works just like that. I'd like one like this that you can connect to your computer: https://www.amazon.com/Brother-PC-Connectable-PTD600-High-Resolution-Printing/dp/B00OCEKCB2/ref=sr_1_4 However....the 15+ year old one I have stil...