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by patbrandon1
Thu May 09, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: poor boy conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 274

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: 333

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: 186

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: 120

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: 325

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: 360

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: 241

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: 180

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: 1006

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: 1006

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: 256

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: 235

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: 1006

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: 777

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: 194

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: 363

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...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 31
Views: 777

Re: Login

Not really a bike related tech problem, but I have to keep logging in every time I visit this site. I have checked the remember me box, but the next time I have to login again. This problem started some time last year. The admins told me that anew version of site software was in the making? Anyone ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 GL1800 bad gas?
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: 2003 GL1800 bad gas?

An 1800, & later 1500s will not crank with the kill switch off. Something I'm glad they did. If it was bad gas it wouldn't have ran that 5 miles home. A no start can be hard to diagnose from a distance. Check for spark first. Yep, check for spark first, that's the easiest to check. An engine needs ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Blowing fuses
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Blowing fuses

I'm going to recheck but it only blows if it's in neutral. Does it blow when you put it in neutral? Like as soon as you put it in neutral and the light comes on? When you turn the key on and if it is in gear not running, the neutral light would be off. But as soon as you would put it in neutral doe...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Guru's... HELP!!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Guru's... HELP!!

Sure have brother.. ran some octane boost last week.. Just curious as to why you ran octane boost? Did the gasoline you purchase have less than 87 octane? I run an additive that is supposed to neutralize the effects of ethanol in the fuel called Lucas Safeguard. But from everything I've read and fr...
by patbrandon1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 floats
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: 1200 floats

I have no ideas. I'm just posting a reply so that I get notified if anyone replies to this topic.

I would be greatly interested in any technique that would work for this. I like new and easy too.
by patbrandon1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?

I didn't hear the buzz at all today after removing the gas cap. I do believe you guys were right. :D
The cap is now soaking in Seafoam as I type. I'll report back if it ever returns. :arrow:

Thanks heaps. :)
by patbrandon1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate

An original standard is worth more. I like the looks of an interstate over a vetterized bike. The Vetter stuff always looks like it's been added on, not natural. I concur with Dave about this on a personal taste level. I like the look of original standard better as well. So when you are making your...
by patbrandon1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?

Kind of sounds like a tuning fork or flicking a thin piece of metal with your fingernail. Does this occur after a ride before the bike has a chance to cool down. Is the electric fan coming on, might be a relay for the fan trying to activate but not doing so. Just a guess, I am sure someone else wil...
by patbrandon1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal duration
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: turn signal duration

I don't believe you can adjust it in any way. The turn signal self cancelling function works in conjunction with the speedometer. So when you are going a certain speed it will shut off. So a couple options are that you can either disconnect the self cancelling function. But that would mean you have ...