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by tbeiler
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Bike dies twice

Thanks Dave, will check it out.
by tbeiler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Bike dies twice

What resistance (with fuse) should I be looking for across terminals? With key on or does it matter?
What voltage drop do I look for (without fuse) across terminals?
I'm assuming this will tell me if the starter solenoid is good?
by tbeiler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Bike dies twice

Contacts are clean but I haven't yet put dielectric grease in there. Will do that before I ride next. Even the negative ground wire didn't cause me any concern. Mild corrosion, but I still cleaned it up with some fine sandpaper. Also did the same with the battery terminals and the battery connectors...
by tbeiler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Bike dies twice

About a month ago, I had a great ride down to Port Dover. It was stinking hot and a very humid day. Coming home and within a few kms of the house, the bike dies electrically, everything goes off, I pull the clutch, when I let it go the bike starts and runs again. I go another 100 feet, the bike dies...
by tbeiler
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: oil dipstick top sheared off

I also thought that my dipstick was sheared off when I first bought my 86 until I found out that the oil fill hole and the dipstick are in two different locations. Look to the right and down of the oil fill hole, that's where the dipstick is. Heres a pic.


by tbeiler
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???

Wow, pry bar and pipe, that was on way too tight. On your next oil and filter change, I highly recommend running a tap into the hole to chase the aluminum threads. This will clean up the soft aluminum threads so the steel oil filter bolt will go in easily and minimize the risk of stripping out the t...
by tbeiler
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing

Is there a quick way to tell what the oil will look like if there is gas mixed with the oil?
by tbeiler
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Shock sys. on 1986 GL-1200
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Air Shock sys. on 1986 GL-1200

86 Interstate or Aspencade?
The 86 Aspy has has the compressor, you can see it by the buttons on RHS lower console.
Not sure if the Interstate came with this option, but if you don't have the console buttons you wont have the compressor.

What do you mean by tank and filler?
by tbeiler
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing the rear suspension rubber boots
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Replacing the rear suspension rubber boots

You can still get them from the Honda Dealer, at least a few years back.
by tbeiler
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Yes, do realize that Dave, i'm just interested to see the difference in readings from the synch a few years back.
by tbeiler
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Got it Dave, thanks for the tip about jumping the wires. I will give it a try.
The fuel smell by the way is in the exhaust, There are no leaks.
by tbeiler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Did some searching on the parts manual and found the location and part number of the position relay. Appears that it is below the coils closer to the left side when sitting on the bike. Part number is 38601-MB3-671. Still want to check mine out before ordering one from the net, or maybe get a used o...
by tbeiler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Right you are Dave, it is the position light relay i am looking for, not the indicator light relay. My indicator lights work when turning either way. Sometimes left is on, and sometimes right is on, but never both at the same time. Now to find the position light relay.
by tbeiler
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Well guys, its a start, I'll definitely take off the amber lenses and check out the contacts. I will also hunt for the location of the turn signal relay. I thought I remember seeing a drawing of the bike showing the electrical connector numbers / function and their location on the bike. Going to sco...
by tbeiler
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

The running lights that also share the indicator lights.
by tbeiler
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 431

GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

86 GL1200 Aspencade Issue number 1 With key on or engine running, only one side, either L front or R front position lights remain on. Sometimes if L front position light is on the R front side will be off, and vice versa, if R side front position light is on, the L side front position light is off. ...
by tbeiler
Thu May 31, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: New bike

Had my 86 Aspy for about 10 years, no issues with dash at all, even had it out a the time when I repaired broken wires to the non working clock. Also dried out the dessicant in the air compressor about 4 years ago and air in shocks front and back work perfectly.
Don' t be afraid of it.
by tbeiler
Thu May 31, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark Plugs, Too Many Choices!
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Spark Plugs, Too Many Choices!

I run the Iridiums, just installed them a month ago. Starts, runs great so far, lots of power. Time will tell.
Got them from clubplug.ca (Canada). On the same site if you hit USA goes automatically to clubplug.net
Talk about choices.
by tbeiler
Wed May 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 62
Views: 2279

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Hey Ernest, when are you looking to head on out west.
by tbeiler
Tue May 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter Threaded Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Oil Filter Threaded Hole

So, here's the final verdict. Ordered an M20 x 1.5 tap online for a fraction of the price that local industrial supply would have charged, also got expedited shipping for an added 20, got it today (Wednesday) by noon hour. Cost with shipping was under 50 CAN. Got out my assortment of old dental pick...
by tbeiler
Mon May 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter Threaded Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Oil Filter Threaded Hole

Well, I took oil filter bolt to a local industrial supply shop and sure enough the the thread is M20 x 1.5 pitch.
So much for my pretty confident guess. Now to order a tap.
by tbeiler
Sat May 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter Threaded Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Oil Filter Threaded Hole

Thanks Stew, just dug out my metric vernier and measured the pitch at 2.0 mm. Quite confident this is correct. Guess I'll find out.
by tbeiler
Sat May 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter Threaded Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Oil Filter Threaded Hole

Thanks Ernest, will definitely do that come Tuesday, but was possibly thinking to order one online.
by tbeiler
Sat May 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter Threaded Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Oil Filter Threaded Hole

Hey Guys, went to change my oil in the 86 Aspencade, and when putting the filter housing with new filter back on, I cross threaded maybe a 1/4 inch or less depth into the hole. I stopped right away not wanting to do further damage. Damn that soft aluminum. I'm going to order a tap and chase the thre...