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by BikerNewsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Part Sources in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Part Sources in Canada

They are still in business. Recently ordered from them.
by BikerNewsman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Rear Shock Length ?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: 1985 GL1200 Rear Shock Length ?

Thanks. :) I appreciate the feedback. You shortened your center stand??? Does that make it easier to get the bike onto the center stand or harder?
by BikerNewsman
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Rear Shock Length ?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

1985 GL1200 Rear Shock Length ?

For the first time in it's life I need to replace the rear shocks on my 1985 GL1200LTD and wish to do so, temporarily, with adjustable shocks while I have the original air shocks rebuilt. I've visited several sites trying to find out how to measure the shocks for the correct replacement. Some say to...
by BikerNewsman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD

@ AWLKRSN - Thanks for the offer. I wasn't able to get back to checking that out like I thought. Hope to be able to in the next day or two. I'll keep your offer in mind if I run into further problems with it. If you want, feel free to PM me about how much you'd like for one of those in case I need ...
by BikerNewsman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD

@ AWLKRSN - Thanks for the offer. I wasn't able to get back to checking that out like I thought. Hope to be able to in the next day or two. I'll keep your offer in mind if I run into further problems with it. If you want, feel free to PM me about how much you'd like for one of those in case I need it.
by BikerNewsman
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD

Thanks! I'll check both of these items out. When the problem first started I did a quick look at the connectors where the wires go in to see if any appeared loose. None did, but I didn't check out the "business end". Should have. :( I'll do a much more thorough check, and cleaning, tomorrow.
by BikerNewsman
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD

After checking this out more over the weekend I noticed that all of the backlights work so the computer is getting power into part of it, but while the oil temp/oil pressure button works to change that part of the display on the dash none of the other buttons work, i.e. the kilometer/miles button, d...
by BikerNewsman
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Trip Computer Problem - '85 GL1200 LTD

I can't figure out a quick way to ask this question so please bear with me. The trip computer has never had any sort of malfunction, even during or after torrential rain. I removed the false tank, thus the trip computer, to replace the reservoir that sits just behind the fuel fill cap almost under t...
by BikerNewsman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

In addition to the previous information given I'll add one thing. It may be a fluke, but could be worth investigating. My '85 Wing gave the same reading, sporadically, for three days before one of the rear shocks "blew" a seal and lost it's air pressure. I'm not sure, but perhaps the sensor was pick...
by BikerNewsman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?

Thanks to both of you! Yes, I'd love to have the rebuild instructions. :) If you can't send it to me here I can message you my email address.
by BikerNewsman
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Original Rear Shocks Rebuildable?

Are the original rear air shocks on a 1985 GL1200 LTD rebuildable? If so, where would I find instructions for doing so? A few days after completing a 3,000 (+) mile ride one of the shocks seal went out causing it to loose both air and oil. Thankfully it waited until I got home. I noticed on several ...
by BikerNewsman
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Sevierville, TN

@ twostrokes48 - That's why I moved there! LOL It's a great area for riding with the choice of the Hill Country just a short ride to the North, or flatlands, and the coast, not too far to the South. Unlike it's neighbors, Hondo is small yet has just about any service one could want including a Regio...
by BikerNewsman
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Sevierville, TN

I forgot to ask you - How about telling us a little about the Natural Bridge State Park in KY??? I've never been there but have heard it's a great place to visit.
by BikerNewsman
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Sevierville, TN

I'm glad you had a great ride. :) I moved from that area to South Texas last Fall, and just returned from a visit (by bike) there a couple of weeks ago. In fact, that's how I found your post... checking out how longer ride reports are being presented here so I can tell about my 3,000 mile (plus) jou...
by BikerNewsman
Tue May 20, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions

Thank you. I'll check out that option. :)
by BikerNewsman
Tue May 20, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions

Thanks again. I appreciate any help I can get with this. I talked to 2 Honda dealers by phone this morning and both parts managers said the oem studs are no longer available from Honda. I also spoke with the shop managers to see if anyone knew from experience what the hardness rating is and both cou...
by BikerNewsman
Mon May 19, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions

Well, yes, I figure I'll want to get that wheel off again some day. ;) Had not thought about the dis-similar metals problem. Thanks for your input. :) Now I just need to know what grade those studs are. I'm leaning toward 8.8 since 10.1 is stronger in some applications yet also more brittle, but the...
by BikerNewsman
Mon May 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Holder Studs Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Front Axle Holder Studs Questions

The bike these questions concern is a 1985 Honda GL1200 LTD. First - What is the hardness/tensile strength rating of the front axle holder studs? The local bike shop (non-Honda) thinks they are 8.8 (metric rating) due to their location but said they may be 10.1 Second - Is there any safety reason wh...
by BikerNewsman
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rider down
Replies: 23
Views: 1538

Re: Rider down

Thanks for the info. 8-)
by BikerNewsman
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rider down
Replies: 23
Views: 1538

Re: Rider down

I use the ICE feature on my phone, but also find the tags interesting and will probably buy one. Wondering though... why would I want to pay $10 a year to keep my information on their site if it's already a part of the wristband or tag?
by BikerNewsman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question

Thanks for the info Tom. Guess it's a good thing the bushings seem to be as good as new! :) Glad you had a good experience with the motel owner. I've found in my travels that people are pretty helpful in circumstances like that if you'll just be honest and give them a chance.
by BikerNewsman
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question

Thanks to everyone for all the replies. :) Both sets of bearings were firmly seated in the hub and required removal with a brass punch. It appears the PO did, or had done, a halfway job however. One set of bearings was sealed, the other was not. Of course the non-sealed set is the one that had faile...
by BikerNewsman
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Rear Wheel Bearings/Final Driven Flange Question

This weekends fun is replacing the rear wheel bearings that just began clicking. When I got the wheel removed, and was wiping excess grease from the driven flange with the wheel laying flat on a drop-cloth, I noticed it (the flange) had a small amount of "wiggle", then when I removed the brake disk ...
by BikerNewsman
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfiring At Lower Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Backfiring At Lower Temps

Well, here's an update. Doubled the amount of injector cleaner in the fuel for 2 tank-fulls, then added Sea Foam for the 3rd. Sprayed the starter fluid around the injectors and vacuum lines. Since I replaced virtually all the vacuum lines while "restoring" the bike after the PO let it set for over 2...
by BikerNewsman
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfiring At Lower Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Backfiring At Lower Temps

Thanks again. :) Will definitely check those out. Added the "souped up" cleaner today.