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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: 91056

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: 91056

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: 570

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: 39419

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: 570

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: 570

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 859

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: 356

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: 475

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: 328

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: 160

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: 419

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: 496

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: 333

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: 273

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: 1095

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: 1095

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...