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by patbrandon1
Wed May 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

You need to take 12 separate readings, these in the rec/reg plug with stator disconnected. There's six main diodes in the rectifier, and we have to test current thru them in both directions. Use the red red meter lead on the yellow stator wires and measure: Stator "A" to Green wire Stator "A" to Re...
by patbrandon1
Tue May 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Sounds like cooked windings in the stator, you should have over 50 volts, and all three readings should be roughly equal. I'm afraid you are looking at stator replacement. Also need to check the diodes in the rec/reg, a shorted diode can be the cause of the stator failure (especially the legs with ...
by patbrandon1
Tue May 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Test results from stator test.

A to B 24.3 AC Volts,
A to C 24.3 AC Volts,
B to C 14.0 AC Volts.

Measured with Reg/Rec unplugged and RPMs @ 3000.

What is your verdict of these test results?


by patbrandon1
Mon May 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Unplugging at the rec/reg and measuring there is plenty disconnected enough, you can take the voltage readings from the same place with the rec/reg unplugged. The voltage readings you took are not correct measurements. Read the AC voltage the same way you read the ohms, A-B, A-C and B-C at 3000 RPM...
by patbrandon1
Sun May 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Amps at 3000 RPMs. Help!

You have the meter on the wrong scale, it is reading 0.000 Million ohms. Switch it straight down to the 200 ohm scale, it should read to fractions of an ohm there. The stator has to be disconnected to get a true reading. Okay, did that DenverWinger. Got readings of 00.7 ohms on all three A-B, A-C, ...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Amps at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Just an update of my testing today. Here are the suggested tests to perform posted by member roscoepc of goldwingfacts.com. "1- First, put the bike on the centerstand. Cut the wires on both sides of the stator connector plug. Strip the insulation aprox. 1/2"-1" back on all three yellow wires. Label ...
by patbrandon1
Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 Amps at 3000 RPMs. Help!

you already have the correct answer on the SSWGF post by DenverWinger Yes, I saw that, thanks. I posted it there this morning because I wasn't sure if I would get any replies on this post because I screwed up and put amps instead of volts and have tried to edit or remove it and wasn't sure how bad ...
by patbrandon1
Fri May 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Voltage Output 11 volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

:oops: Volts. I meant voltage at the battery is 11 volts at 3000 rpms. It was late and I wasn't thinking. Sorry.

I couldn't see anywhere I could edit or remove this post so I hope this will be okay.
by patbrandon1
Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Last night I stopped for gas and my 1987 Interstate failed to start for the first time ever. It went err err (turned over very slowly for 2 seconds) and then nothing. I had all my lights, but they are all LEDs so they don't take much juice. The gas station attendant was kind enough to give me a runn...
by patbrandon1
Thu May 09, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: poor boy conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: poor boy conversion

I'm nervous that if I try it, I'll screw it up. Nervous is understandable, and also okay. Remember to breathe. Measure a bunch of times before you drill. You can do it. What is the worst thing that can happen? Your hole is off a bit and you enlarge it a little? Keep us posted on your progress please.
by patbrandon1
Thu May 09, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How far Can I go on a tank of fuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: How far Can I go on a tank of fuel?

Hey all, how far can I go on a tank of fuel? I don't want to get to far and not be able to make it back to a fuel stop. Its a 1982 gl1100 interstate. I had the exact same Goldwing as your picture. My fuel MPG would vary between 38 MPG and 42 MPG. Depending on wind, how fast I would go, if I had a p...
by patbrandon1
Thu May 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 footpegs, speaker upgrades and passenger arm rests.
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Gl1200 footpegs, speaker upgrades and passenger arm rests.

I replace my rubber brake lines with stainless steel every time. The rubber ones always feel more squishy, especially as they get older. I replaced my current Wings lines as soon as I got it. I use Hel brake lines and the cost is around $140 for the whole set, front and back. This to me is the singl...
by patbrandon1
Wed May 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: My 84 GL1200 tries to kick over but wont start.
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: My 84 GL1200 tries to kick over but wont start.

Welcome to the forum. How many miles on it? Do you know if the timing belts have ever been changed? If so, when were they changed mileage wise? Did you check for spark? Did you check for fuel flow? I know it must be frustrating to have your Wing all of a sudden stop like that. And in order for us to...
by patbrandon1
Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Timing belt replacement

For the right side belt, since the cam wants to turn about two cogs CCW from the timing mark, I simply turn the crank a corresponding two cogs CCW, that way you don't have to fight the valve spring while getting that belt on. After the belt is on, you can turn the crank back to TDC and confirm the ...
by patbrandon1
Fri May 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Ride....(pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: New Ride....(pics)

That "in two of the carbs the main jet was loose/disconnected and rattling around the bowl...!!!!" statement made me pause and think, it could have caused a problem and plugged the holes, or damaged something, but I doubt it. When I hear that two cylinders aren't firing I tend to think coils. Do you...
by patbrandon1
Fri May 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low gauge reading
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Low gauge reading

I know you may have already done this step, but... Did you check that all the gauges are reading the same by hooking each one individually one at a time to the #3 and see if each of them read the same? One of the gauges could be out. Have you used this sync set of gauges before? had you synced the p...
by patbrandon1
Thu May 02, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: leaking and possibly burning oil
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: leaking and possibly burning oil

Let us know if the oil change works. I always change the crush washer in the sump plug whenever I change the oil too. If the oil change doesn't work there are a few questions that may help us help you figure it out... Was this the first start up of the season? Was the bike on the side stand for any ...
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am
If you are talking about my Avatar photo, that's the 1500 :D
Oops. :oops:
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Naked Wings are nice, but I wouldn't want to do any great distance on one :( Too old for all that wind. Since I don't have Hondaline, I'll keep the Windjammer on mine... :) .... And GF likes the backrest on the Vetter Trunk. I haven't seen a lot of the Vetter fairings (only one in person) but Denve...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 popping
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: 84 popping

HI guys and gals, I am very new to the goldwing family. I have an 84 1200 and I noticed that it makes a popping sound when running in second say down a city side street. It doesn't do it when I pull the clutch in or when I give it gas.. Just when I am running or decelerating. Again I am new to all ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Running lights elimination
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Running lights elimination

Hi, I would like to stop the pilot head light and rear lights from coming on as soon as the ignition is turned on and be able to switch them on using the light switch when I decide to. Anyone know how to do it? :roll: Thanks in advance. It is not legal to do that in the USA. Do you know if this is ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Posting a pic of how my wing looks now. I am pretty happy with how good it is turning out. I am thinking about ditching the ugly vetter fairing and going with a new headlight and windshield. Have a great night all. Great job. The Vetter may not be as attractive to some as a Hondaline. But they do k...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: Login

The following suggestion at the bottom by tamthumper worked for me. Thanks tamthumper. But there are more issues to logins and saving UN and passwords. I'm not I.T. by any means, but after having a problem with a login at a very popular site my lady uses to watch some programs, I did learn a bunch t...
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: oil

If you do a quick search on the forums about oil you will find a bunch of people's personal experiences with oil. Here are a couple of threads I found that will have some info for you. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30468 https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5191 And on thi...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Blowing fuses
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Blowing fuses

Just as soon as put in the new fuse. Also where is neutral safety switch located on a 1984 goldwing interstate. "The switch is located in the front engine/transmission cover. Is the replacement procedure essentially like replacing a water pump without actually replacing the pump itself ( I know the...