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by tbeiler
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 32
Views: 895

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

Usually put 3500 kms per season, this year already over 10000kms. Wa, way more, and loving it.
by tbeiler
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Restore old hard rubber parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: How to Restore old hard rubber parts

Any carb gaskets and O rings I purchased new from Honda, I wouldn't even bother to try and reuse the old O rings and gaskets. These Honda parts are not expensive and are available. Restoring parts like the intake boots and especially the boots from air cleaner to carb, since they are no longer avail...
by tbeiler
Sat May 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Aspencade Brake Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: 1986 Aspencade Brake Issue

Consider some speed bleeders, they make the job much easier and less time consuming. Many posts about speed bleeders on this site.
by tbeiler
Wed May 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Restore old hard rubber parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: How to Restore old hard rubber parts

The liquid has not turned black, although there is a little bit of black residue in the bottom of the container. I did pour the mixture into a tall plastic container with a lid that seals very well to store it. I will be checking it frequently, since I don’t know if the fluid will eventually affect ...
by tbeiler
Tue May 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Restore old hard rubber parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

How to Restore old hard rubber parts

Hey All, just thought I would pass on how I restored old, hard, inflexible rubber parts. The parts I worked with were the intake boots (carb to head) and air intake boots (air cleaner to carb), on my daughters bike (84 CB650 Nighthawk). Was considering buying new rubber parts but they are obsolete, ...
by tbeiler
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel bearing removal help
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Front wheel bearing removal help

Just did my front and rear bearings on the 86 Aspy. Used an 8" long 3/4 bolt for the rear and a 8" long 5/8 bolt for the front wheel. Used a cutoff wheel on my angle grinder to cut down the center of the bolt at the threaded end about 2". Insert the bolt into the wheel and place the end of the bolt ...
by tbeiler
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brakes will not bleed
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Front brakes will not bleed

Another easy way to ensure no air is in the system is to get speed bleeders. When I removed the old ones, one happened to be clogged.
by tbeiler
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Went for a 100 km ride Saturday and all good, bike ran very well. Did a 350 km ride down to Lake Erie on Sunday with a buddy, bike performed awesome. Today Monday, did a 65 km ride and all is good. I still can't pin a root cause of my cut out issue, but it seems to have been addressed. (Knock on woo...
by tbeiler
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Thanks for the tip about the RR heating up more minus the lights hooked up. Makes sense. Also checked the ignition coils a few days ago, primary and secondary resistances all within spec. Cleaned all connections regardless and added dielectric grease. Put the fairing back on and spent the last few d...
by tbeiler
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Been a few days since last update. Got at the ignition switch and disassembled it. Was a bit oxidized. Used ultra fine sandpaper and cleaned up all contacts and added dielectric grease. Even pulled the springs under the contacts apart just a touch, to get a bit more pressure on the contact points. I...
by tbeiler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Got the fairing off this afternoon. Once removed, I have a good view and can trace the connectors and wiring. The green connector which was unplugged appears to be the wiring for the trip odometer. Being unplugged still wouldn't make sense as to why the bike was cutting out, at least not to me. Now ...
by tbeiler
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Did replace the pulse generators yesterday, and then decided I would remove the front fairing for better access. Maybe something obvious as to why the bike cuts out once I can actually see. Almost to the point where the fairing is ready to be removed. While I'm removing the plugs connecting the fair...
by tbeiler
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Here are the results of the 3 voltage regulator tests from the Saunders site. 1) "Positive voltmeter lead to black wire on regulator, Negative lead to a green wire on regulator. Engine 3000 RPM. This is the actual voltage the regulator "Thinks" it is sensing from the battery. If this reading is more...
by tbeiler
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

So, I did check out my starter relay today. 3.8 - 4.0 ohms across the primary, 0.1 volts across the other two terminals, 0L resistance corner to corner. With applied battery voltage to primary, and measuring resistance across posts, 0.1-0.2 ohms. Noticeable click when battery voltage applied to prim...
by tbeiler
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

So, I did the first test and measured 14.24 and 14.25 at 3100 rpm. While I was getting ready for test 2, my engine suddenly died, all dash lights out, no response to turning of key on/off numerous times. This has been my underlying issue now, good thing its parked in the garage and not on side of ro...
by tbeiler
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Hi DenverWinger, thanks for this, I just read the entire thread, and now armed with some new testing information,
I'll check out the readings and post the results. Greatly appreciated.
by tbeiler
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

So, did a few more checks and my RR got so hot after 5 minutes of high idle in the garage that you can't touch it for more than 2 seconds. Checked the voltage going into the new battery and it is about 15.4 Volts. Way too high. So going to replace the RR. Started checking out the Mosfet RR offered b...
by tbeiler
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Update, Went to mother Honda, and got a silicon rectifier (diode) and ordered a new pulse generator harness, (due to receive it this week) Replaced the diode. Also decided to get the battery load tested and sure enough it was on its way out, so I got a new AGM and trickle charged it overnight. Went ...
by tbeiler
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Battery measured 12.7 Volts just before I fired it up this morning, so I'm going with a good battery theory. Did the pulse generator check, spec is 295-350 ohms. White / Yellow white measured 354 ohms White Blue / Blue measured 360 ohms Looks like just out of spec. Also checked clutch diode, Spec sa...
by tbeiler
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

Yes, still the original dogbone fuse. I took the solenoid apart and cleaned all connections. Fuse is in good shape, also added dielectric grease and reassembled. I dug out my manuals and started reading up on some electrical checks, voltage regulator, pulse generator and the ignition coils. Earlier ...
by tbeiler
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

I did remove the wires from the clip under the false tank to test. Hope this helps.
Which wires under the false tank, and how did you test?
by tbeiler
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Died and came back to life

I did a bit more digging, and I'm getting the battery load tested tomorrow. Apparently if the battery is less than 12.4 Volts, its considered to be at 75%. (For auto batteries, i think bike batteries would be the same,) That's one thing to get ironed out. But what is more important to me is the fact...
by tbeiler
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Died and came back to life

86 Aspencade - Out for a ride earlier today after fillup. A few kms down the road, the bike suddenly died (dash lights off and engine dead) for a few seconds, then came back to life as if nothing happened. Turned around and made it home no issues. Once home I checked battery connections, checked neg...
by tbeiler
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: JIS screwdrivers
Replies: 1
Views: 241

JIS screwdrivers

For any of you wingers that might be interested in purchasing a set of JIS screwdrivers in Canada. They also have impact driver bits. My daughter just bought a set of 3 for her bike. I like them, the hex shank goes all the way through the handle, they are magnetic, you can use an adjustable on the t...
by tbeiler
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Bike dies twice

Thanks Dave, will check it out.