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by patbrandon1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse Block replaced and all is well
Replies: 41
Views: 4011

Re: Fuse Block replaced and all is well

This project has been on my mind since 2017. I bought a 1200 fuse box to use on my 1100. I am starting this project this weekend when it gets to 50F. How long did it take to do this? I'm not the person that started this topic, but I did do my '82 with a new fuse block. I took my time and soldered a...
by patbrandon1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What LED Headlight Have You Used?

I think you're going to be very disappointed with that bulb. It puts out only 2500 lumens. The SoCalMotoGear H4 bulbs put out 6000 lumens, and there are other manufacturers putting out in excess of 7500 lumens. Unfortunately, with LED technology, you tend to get what you pay for. I think you are ri...
by patbrandon1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Your Favorite Brake Pads & Why
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Your Favorite Brake Pads & Why

Looking to replace my brake pads (1987 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Interstate) while I have the tires off to change.

I am interested in what pads you have used, what ones are your favorite, and why you liked em.

If you had some you disliked, I'd like to know about them too.

Thanks.
by patbrandon1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1338

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and experiences.

I have ordered a conversion kit from Don Piggot and it should be here sometime this week. I'll start to install it maybe this weekend.

I will keep you posted about the install with pictures.
by patbrandon1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What LED Headlight Have You Used?

Thank you everyone for your input. I had at the start of this thread mentioned what LED headlight I had used. So glad I will be replacing that thing. It was around 50 bucks, but it was a pita to install and didn't work well as per not designed for the Goldwing lamp. I will be installing one that I f...
by patbrandon1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What LED Headlight Have You Used?

IMG_1038.JPGIMG_1039.JPGHow about these H4s? No cooling fans, power units, or anything else to have to 'shoehorn' into place. Direct replacement. I have only had them in my Wing for a couple of months so not much night riding yet with them but they are really bright. Twelvolt LED & HID in Orange Pa...
by patbrandon1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

What LED Headlight Have You Used?

I put in a new LED headlight a couple years ago and am going to be changing it. (photo at end) I installed an H4 Cree Led Replacement Bulb 10-106 and it was a bear to install. It had a big bulky transformer type box that required me to modify some things to get it to fit my Wing. The beam was hard t...
by patbrandon1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Well, I heard back from Cyclemax and here is what they said, Patrick, That is all we have for that type of stems. I would say they will not fit. The Big Bike Parts option will not work either Cyclemax He was referencing a stem set I had bought from them for my 82 1100 Interstate. https://cyclemax.co...
by patbrandon1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :( My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?: PLUS... it I wer...
by patbrandon1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Valve Stem Help Needed

I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :( My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?: PLUS... it I were...
by patbrandon1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1338

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

Took a week of spare time after work a few hours, etc until supper. Took a piece of plywood cut to same size as engine bottom, added a smaller piece in center with round cut out to locate jack pad of my small floor jack dead center, a couple strips on other side to engage ribs, roll jack with one h...
by patbrandon1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1338

Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

I limped my 87 Interstate through the last half of the 2019 riding season without a working stator. I added an extra small battery to the system and had it hooked up with the main battery, (I put it in the left pannier) and it worked well to increase some time for ride without charging. Didn't go on...
by patbrandon1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

Having mentioned the above, there are some choices. Accept the tire wear pattern and go out and enjoy your ride doing nothing else. Come up with a maintenance plane and renew/upgrade one item at a time so that you can ascertain if the change works. Never easy coming to consensus. Good luck. Thanks ...
by patbrandon1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

Fantastic info Rednaxs60. Thank you for taking the time to inform me (us) with your experience and research. It gives me a lot to chew on before I buy new tires. What kind of tire do you like to run on your motorcycles? :?: :?: :?: My 1200 has 29,000 miles on it and has the original suspension that ...
by patbrandon1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

Looking for the people more smartified than I am :idea: to clear up the term "Cupping". This past Summer I noticed that a friend of mine had some wear on his rear tire that looked uneven. He said his brother told him that his tire was cupping. It just looked like uneven wear to me. But I've heared t...
by patbrandon1
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1521

Re: Login

As for notification emails going to junk, that's totally out of our control. If you have emails going into your junk folder that you don't want going there, you need to contact your email service provider and get them to fix their spam filters. There is a way for me to be able to tell my email acco...
by patbrandon1
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 40
Views: 1521

Re: Login

Here is what worked for me... I use the Torch web browser now. I understand the frustration people can feel about having to log in when revisiting. It happened a lot for me too when I used Chrome and Firefox. Now I use Torch (a baby of Chromium). It is way less bulky, and it is all I use now. Does e...
by patbrandon1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 225
Views: 92356

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

I tightened the three bolts that join the drive shaft to the final drive? Anyway, when I loosened them back up, cleaned off the axle and reapplied some lubricant, the thing sailed right in to position. I mean, I was hitting that swing arm (the axle head was) by about 1.24mm! I literally did the hap...
by patbrandon1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 225
Views: 92356

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

The swing arm moves up and down whenever I raise or lower wheel, so I am NOT able to get it in. I'm (at best) ten feet away from being a shade tree mechanic. I've even had a buddy come over who knows his way around bikes and he's still scratching his head. I'm getting DESPERATE. Not sure how to pos...
by patbrandon1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Thanks for all the insight into what they might be. I showed my buddy that works at one of the major motorcycle shops in the area, and his input/opinion is that they are, Goldwing '82, Ducati Monster 1200, BMW R 1200 GS. But of course, with the limits of the picture, his are educated guesses at best...
by patbrandon1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your front brake calipers
Replies: 74
Views: 40066

Re: How to rebuild your front brake calipers

My brake retainer pins are stuck. Any tips on how to get them to budge. (this is on a system that has been dry from brake fluid for years) I would start by soaking it few a few days in a solution such as Seafoam or PB Blaster. With the the Seafoam, you could actually submerge the whole part. You co...
by patbrandon1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Goldwing has rearview mirrors on the bars, not on the fairing. That might make it an '80 ??? I had an '82 that the mirror on the fairing was broken so I put mirrors on the bars and plugged the holes that were left on the fairing with stainless bolts. I'm attaching the only pic I have of that just b...
by patbrandon1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

My lady is on a trip in Germany and sent me this photo she caught today of three motorcycles outside the city of Trier in Germany. The picture isn't the greatest as she was on a moving bus, and the bikes were in the process of taking off. But I thought it would be fun to try to figure out what they ...
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: 930

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: 930

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 ...