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by patbrandon1
Wed May 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2456

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

my '51 Plymouth, at least, had a vibrating reed voltage regulator. Not a shunt. Had a DC Generator too. My first mini bike ( when I was about ten or eleven) had a magneto on it. My older brother helped me learn all about the mechanics of it. He had me hold the live wire while he pull started it, so...
by patbrandon1
Sun May 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome

(Under normal circumstances) I have a 15 mile stretch of Interstate Parking Lot known as I-70 to travel down on my commute home, it often takes 45 mins to go 10 of those miles and I'm just sitting there idling. In the dead of Summer (100+ heat) the 1100 will go to 5/8 scale on the temp gauge, the 1...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome

I have a 1987 Goldwing Interstate. Recently put a Poorboy alternator conversion kit on. Love having reliable power. Here's my question, kinda, in a minute... Look for this >>>> :?: I live in Bay City, Michigan, and we have the Saginaw river running right through the middle, out to the bay. That mean...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 123
Views: 211516

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Hopefully someone else having trouble will see this and be able to fix it. Not sure if the resolution on a screenshot is as high as taking a photo but it’s just an avatar so...LOL This might help some people too. My sister often holds her phone the (wrong) way it would best suit the photo op. But w...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2456

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

Have done the external alt mod on my '85 Limited Edition instead of a stator replacement. Either is good. If you replace the stator, and have the back end off, do a clean of the sprague clutch while you are in there. The parts are inexpensive as well so a change out of the old parts is good. A newe...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 123
Views: 211516

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Hi, mine is also upside down and I have rotated the photo/resaved and it still is upside down...could you possibly fix it for me please? Thanks! UPDATE: I fixed it by doing a screenshot and then cropping. Great ingenuity fix. Might come in handy for others. Those cameras and phones do that in other...
by patbrandon1
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap

Is it aluminum? Is it clear-coated? On most bare metals like chrome, aluminum or magnesium I've used Mother's and Flitz with great results. Yes, it seems to be aluminum, not attracted to a magnet. It could be stainless steel, but I don't think it is. And I can see traces of clear coat. Do you use M...
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap

You guys/gals Have given me many great solutions in this chat for doing a little extra prettying up my 1987 GL1200 I, (I usually ride more than clean, but, you know...) and was wondering if you have another suggestion. During this time in quarantine here in Michigan, we aren't allowed to do much, so...
by patbrandon1
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?

The foil works very well. So does Naval Jelly. I do like Naval Jelly. I had a bottle of it in the garage and accidentally left it there (unheated) over the Winter and it turned into a kinda coagulated goo that wouldn't even pour out of the bottle. :oops: But the foil works well especially in those ...
by patbrandon1
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking For More Cleanup Suggestions. Faring?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Looking For More Cleanup Suggestions. Faring?

Happy Easter, if you celebrate that. Or happy Sunday if you celebrate that. You guys/gals on this here Chat thing were awesome helping me clean up some rust pits on my '87 1200i. here was the post... https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=55905&sid=53e28ea06c1f191fd1cd0da34ed29efe NOW.....
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?

Pretty good results. I only had a bit of time to give it a little scrub, but boy did it work great. A little more tomorrow and a good coat of Mothers Paste wax and it is very presentable. You people are amazing. Thank you all for the tips. I will have some more questions about cleanup very soon. Her...
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?

My 1987 GL1200i is in pretty good shape. One thing that bothers me a bit, (now that I'm doing more staying home and not riding it and can see it more from behind) is the small pitted rust that is along the antenna bar. I have the antennas off right now, but when it's safe to ride more again, I'll pu...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak After Tire Change
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Oil Leak After Tire Change

Great advice there, but I would amend that if it leaks, first replace the O-ring before making it tighter. Age can harden them. Also if it's really tight, take a six point socket and grind off any chamfer on the opening so you get a full bite on the hex as it is on the short side. Great advice. I m...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash

I bet you lost the ground to the bulb in the saddlebag..... Running light backfeeding thru the turn signal circuit to find ground, when the turn signal comes on the bulb goes dark. Yes. Listen to this man steveefer. almost all lighting problems are caused by something amiss with ground. :!: I'm not...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash

everytime i have had turn signals acting "funny", whether on bikes, trailers or truck, it has been a weak ground. continuity to ground doesn't necessarily mean GOOD ground. Exactly what winguyjo said!!! 99.9994% of the time that there is an electrical problem, it is a grounding problem. But then ag...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rough Idle
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Rough Idle

Best guess is your idle jets are plugged. A few doses of Seafoam run through the system might clean them out. Otherwise, you will need to pull the carbs to clean them. Search here for the best ways to winterize your bike. Typically that involves emptying the carbs, so this doesn't happen. Or just r...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ground locations
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: ground locations

where would I find my ground locations.would a poor ground cause the ignition fuse to blow when started? What ground are you looking for? There are many, but the main off of the battery is easy to trace. Then see where it connects to the frame and make sure it is clean and tight. Take it off and do...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak After Tire Change
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Oil Leak After Tire Change

Fill cap AND drain plug specs are 9 foot pounds (12 Nm) each. That isn't much torque because it doesn't need to be. It was excellent advice to remove the filler bolt first. Many times POs over tighten things. And on every wing I have taken the filler bolt off of, the 17mm wrench has a tiny bit more ...
by patbrandon1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak After Tire Change
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Oil Leak After Tire Change

I do have an additional question at this time. Is there any gear oil in the actual final drive, I know there are gears intermeshing in there so... If the is needed lubricant, HOW do I check level, and add as needed? Yes. Very important to change and check. I change mine every year because I live in...
by patbrandon1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No temp gauge , no fuel pump , no horn.
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: No temp gauge , no fuel pump , no horn.

In my years of experience with electrical, (Electrician for Plastic Molding Plant), the first thing that is usually wrong is bad grounding. Most things on bikes are grounded to the frame. But I have seen on certain bikes, that a relay can have a ground connection that is broke and/or made when power...
by patbrandon1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak After Tire Change
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Oil Leak After Tire Change

Well I can say one thing for certain... IF, you want to get attention, leave out Important details... this is GUARANTEED to get the attention of the TROLLS at the very least! Unfortunately I see that by adding the missing details ONLY succeeded in shutting up the trolls, and failed to attract the M...
by patbrandon1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bright Switch Disassembly Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Bright Switch Disassembly Help Needed

I serviced the switches and buttons on mine when I bought it but it’s been a while so I don’t remember the details. However, of all of my bikes the Honda switches are the highest quality and easiest to service. Just split the halves and it will be apparent how to service each switch. If you don’t h...
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Simple Specs That May Be Useful To Others
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Simple Specs That May Be Useful To Others

Oops. I see I spelled commonly wrong. I'll fix it right up.
by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Simple Specs That May Be Useful To Others
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Simple Specs That May Be Useful To Others

When I'm changing a tire or replacing timing belts, things I do pretty often, etc... I like to have torque specs easily accessible. I used to write stuff on a memo pad, and/or use the manual. Trouble is, I tend to get that stuff greasy and sometimes unreadable. What I've been doing for a while now i...
by patbrandon1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive Shaft Lube Question
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Drive Shaft Lube Question

Here is a photo of my drive shaft. I have looked and looked at my manuals, and in the internet, and there are conflicting theories. Some say the shaft is lubed by the oil in the final drive gear case on the 1200, others say moly, one person said both and now believes it it all mixed together in the ...