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by newday777
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: synchronizing carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: synchronizing carbs

Actually you don't have all the factors included in your assessment.
You've left out the fuel atomization factor of the heat. High heat can boil the gas in the carbs and the tank. That changes the running aspect of the bike from what happens of proper air flow.
Not a good conclusion on your part.
by newday777
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant frothing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Coolant frothing.

Did you burp the radiator before putting the cap on when filling it?
by newday777
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant frothing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Coolant frothing.

Most likely the problem is the head gaskets. It sounds like one or both have blown. That introduces compressed exhaust gasses into the cooling system. Check you spark plugs for one that looks steam cleaned. While the plugs are out, cover the plug holes with rags, hit starter button and spin over the...
by newday777
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield recommendation.
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Windshield recommendation.

Sadanorakman wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:47 pm I guess rain is not such a problem for you?
Only during monsoon season...... and when it rains, it pours......
by newday777
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rubber fitting on top of radiator plastic tank
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: rubber fitting on top of radiator plastic tank

For what bike are you working on????
by newday777
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Was out quading Sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Was out quading Sunday

That's some beautiful area. Sure have wanted to ride up there for some time.
by newday777
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 84 GL1200 with 6 original miles
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: 84 GL1200 with 6 original miles

He then should be contacting museums.
by newday777
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: synchronizing carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: synchronizing carbs

hi, wingadmin, and i appreciate you joining in on this. i understand that there is a possibility of changing vacuum readings, but my thinking is that it will affect all 4 equally. perhaps this precaution was introduced at some point just in case someone were synching using only a single vacuum gaug...
by newday777
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: synchronizing carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: synchronizing carbs

When the bike's fan comes on, it adds electrical load, which will slow down the engine, which will affect the vacuum readings that you're trying to match. OR wait for it to warm long enough for the fans to kick in. All you're really looking for is a CONSISTENT, steady RPM that can be used when goin...
by newday777
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bike stuck in wheel chock!
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

Placed a piece of wood in the chock and “ presto” no problems. Bike rolled in nicely and backed out with ease. Perplexing but hey.... it works! Is that a 16" front tire? The r1200c had a model that had a 16" on the front. That would explain why you are having the problem as you didn't adj...
by newday777
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

So only 06-08 will work? Thank You for you quick response Yes different part numbers before and after 06-08. #13 https://www.southsoundhonda.com/--xpartsstream#/Honda_Powersports/GL18007A_(06)_GOLD_WING%2c_USA%2c_VIN%23_1HFSC47L-6A500001_TO_1HFSC47L-6A599999/CONTROL_UNIT_(GL1800%2706-)/7ebff8f8-932...
by newday777
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

drlngus wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:35 pm Still haven’t got it fixed, I owned everything out per the manual still no grip heat. So I guess the ECM unit needs to be replaced?? Also would I be able to use an ECM unit from a 2000 won to work on my 08?
2000, no.

2006-2008. FYI buying used will be a crap shoot......
by newday777
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: TIRE CUPPING & DEATH WOBBLE
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Re: TIRE CUPPING & DEATH WOBBLE

Many will give you various things to do but the only cure for tire cupping and the steering wobble is to replace the steering bearing set, and properly torque them. Steering bearings are a maintenance item that most riders fail to replace thinking "naw they don't wear out.... " Get tapered...
by newday777
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800

I've had a couple of the detran Jr and one of their large original. Gave away the last Jr to a friend who needed it. The past 4 years I've had a Schumacher 3 Amp charger maintainer that has done a better job at maintaining the batteries. (Actually I have 4 of them now for the multiple bikes). I left...
by newday777
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hard do you ride your GL1800
Replies: 19
Views: 1297

Re: How hard do you ride your GL1800

I see some are doing 20k plus per year rides. Going to have to work up to those. That's when cruise control would be nice. I'm usually one of those. The wings are built to endure hard riding, in fact, they love it. My 83 GL1100A got 26,500 miles in a year and a half. My 99SE got 55,000 in 3 years. ...
by newday777
Sun May 01, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tar Snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Tar Snakes

Rambozo wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:07 pm Is it better with the CT?
You still feel the snakes. Is there really a better. Nope.
by newday777
Sun May 01, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cyclemax Sold
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Cyclemax Sold

I wish them the best. The store is a nice half hour ride thru the national park from my place, and has always been a warm place to stop, shop and chat. I'm also glad that it's not closing down. It's a great place to find odds and ends, bits and bobs. Looking forward to seeing what the new owners br...
by newday777
Sun May 01, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cyclemax Sold
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Cyclemax Sold

Well good for Gary and Betty along with the new owners. They have over the years been a very respected business built up by the integrity of Gary and Betty. May they get to enjoy the fruits of their love of their business and the new owners continue to shine forth. I stopped by @ 6 years ago on one ...
by newday777
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Super wide angle mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Re: Super wide angle mirror

Not very. Mounted like that, it's low enough to not be a problem, and the angle is so wide the sun is just a tiny spot anyhow, like a glint off of chrome trim. The glint off of chrome trim that my 99SE had is why I've not added chrome trim on my 08. How is reflection of headlights of vehicles behin...
by newday777
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

A front 1983 cast rim on fleebay
by newday777
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

1980 and 1981 tire sizes, on Comstar wheels Front 110/90/19 Rear 130/90/17 1982 also had Comstar wheels but different sizes Front is 18" Rear is 16" 1983 also has Front is 18" Rear is 16" But wheels are no longer Comstar wheels but are 11 spoke cast mags as picture shows on my 83...
by newday777
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock rebuild- order of parts
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Petcock rebuild- order of parts

It's been 12 years since I had my 83 apart to rebuild it it.
by newday777
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

Redoing my 81 with vetter setup. Have an 82 been stealing parts off. Couple front brake calipers and a few elec parts. The 82 has good tires. Can I just swap wheels and tires or need to change tires? Front wheel on 82 is the one piece wheel. Are you sure you are talking 81 and 82?? The 82 has 2 pot...
by newday777
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock rebuild- order of parts
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Petcock rebuild- order of parts

Randakks has the instructions. Scroll down to the 1100. Sounds like the cbx petcock is the same as the 1100

https://www.randakksblog.com/petcock-re ... ro-update/
by newday777
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel tube missing
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: fuel tube missing

Hello. I just got a 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100. Been sitting for many years so i am going putting carb kits in it and cleaning things up good. but i noticed that there is no fuel tube. of course one can't find them now so is it ok to run the bike without it or will another part work? Part number is 1...