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by skier
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Charging Question

Check for continuity between the yellow wires and ground. If you have continuity, the stator is bad.
by skier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Free motorcycle routes
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Free motorcycle routes

Well, riding suggestions from my part of the country. I've been on some of the routes you listed, and look forward to riding more of them. The Wisconsin Rustic Roads are nice rides. Welcome to the forum.
by skier
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 1200I
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: 1987 1200I

The green wire is ground. It is drawn on the schematic in such a way that it is shown connected to all the components. It is more common to see components connected to a ground symbol than strung together. In that schematic, the ground symbol is just to the right of the horns.
by skier
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring for a 1987 1200 Interstate
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Wiring for a 1987 1200 Interstate

The last commenter in your original post, and the schematic attachments by Dave in your original post, both answer the question of how to connect power/ground to the iginition control unit.
by skier
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swapping Electronic Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Swapping Electronic Cruise Control

Interesting question, because I did buy an '87 Interstate that some PO had added the cruise unit from an Asp. It did work, but the PO did such a kludgy job on it, that I took it back out. My first experience was when it wouldn't disengage when the brake pedal was pushed. Turned out that the brake sw...
by skier
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock boots
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: rear shock boots

I have these, they fit.
by skier
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No Spark at plugs when turning over, no click on solenoid
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: No Spark at plugs when turning over, no click on solenoid

One further comment: When the start button is pushed, the headlight should go out not just dim. Assuming the wiring in that part of the harness is still in its original configuration, something is not quite right there. Maybe a ground problem or dirty connections. Virgil is very good, listen to him ...
by skier
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: last road trip of the season
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: last road trip of the season

Can you actually catch sturgeon fish in Lake Michigan (I note you visited Sturgeon Bay)? We have strange laws about royal fish, and anyone who catches a sturgeon fish (or a whale) must offer it to the Queen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_fish There is a restricted fishing of sturgeon in Lake...
by skier
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL plug Crush washer size
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: OIL plug Crush washer size

Follow the link, click on cylinder block. Item #16 is a 20mm washer.
by skier
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Crush washer sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Crush washer sizes

Three aluminum crush washers used on the bolts that fasten the pump to the housing. My kit included them, but maybe all kits don't. Don't know the size, but maybe online parts lists would give the size. They are shown in picture #83 in this link: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27...
by skier
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing question
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Timing question

cptkill21 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am

It still has the original belts from 84 on it.....
Has, or had?
by skier
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Wes's 83 Motor Removal -video
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: Wes's 83 Motor Removal -video

Adjust privacy settings.
by skier
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 1200i
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: 86 1200i

No one sells replacement pieces, to my knowledge. Motorycle junkyards/recyclers are the place to look. Depending on the year of the piece, it may need a respray to match a color.
by skier
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frame Question 1200 GL I
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Frame Question 1200 GL I

Hi. Those two studs are welded to the main frame.
by skier
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: mysterious vacuum line:
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: mysterious vacuum line:

Maybe a access point to test vacuum, that would normally be capped off?
by skier
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Gl1200 passenger backrest cover replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

Gl1200 passenger backrest cover replacement

The passenger backrest on my 1987 GL1200 Interstate was in good shape, except for the top where the sun had rotted the material and the seam. After checking Ebay for used backrests, I decided to buy a replacement cover from this Ebay vendor in Poland: http://www.ebay.com/usr/firma_wijalis Their feed...
by skier
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Original exhaust system?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Original exhaust system?

It looks like an OEM exhaust to me. Does it have the crossover pipe?
by skier
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Hope this helps.


by skier
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a little advice on a 1200 starter
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Need a little advice on a 1200 starter

I rebuilt the starter on my '87 gl1200i a couple of years ago. I did not remove the exhaust, but I did loosen the exhaust header from the head and loosen the crash bar on the left side. The rebuild was pretty easy and the starter now spins much faster. The old grease was caked in pretty hard.
by skier
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for a 1999 1500SE Trike
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Front tire for a 1999 1500SE Trike

My Suzuki metric cruiser came with D404 tires from the factory. I got about 16k miles out of the front tire, but it was a lighter bike than the Wing. If the weight rating is good for your Wing, I'd go for it.
by skier
Mon May 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ride Lake Superior
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Ride Lake Superior

My youngest son and I did the circle tour last summer in July. Was a great time for both of us. Be prepared for all kinds of weather. One place we would highly recommend is Carla's Cozy Inn in Baraga, MI. Vintage 50's strip motel on the bay. https://carlasinn.com/ IMG_20160712_101649061_HDR.jpg IMG_...
by skier
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Shift lever sticks after water pump replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Shift lever sticks after water pump replacement

I have heard of shifting difficulties if the replacement lower front engine cover gasket is thinner than the OEM gasket. Tight spacing tolerances to the front cover.
by skier
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 Goldwing 1200 interstate Regulators
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: 1984 Goldwing 1200 interstate Regulators

Do you have a 1984 Standard (naked), or the Interstate (with all the plastic body pieces)? I believe that the 7 volt regulator is used only on the Standard. Maybe others will chime in if I'm wrong.
by skier
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Static fork clearance for a gen1 wing?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Static fork clearance for a gen1 wing?

Rotor to caliper holder is 0.7mm, if I understand your question correctly.


by skier
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 GL1200A smdc connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 84 GL1200A smdc connectors

Here's pictures of the connector bracket on my GL1200: