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by patbrandon1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak After Tire Change
Replies: 15
Views: 392

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: 17
Views: 426

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: 17
Views: 426

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: 162

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: 148

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: 392

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: 392

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: 185

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: 392

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: 171

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: 128

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: 128

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: 2
Views: 141

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 ...
by patbrandon1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations

Your GL1200 has straight stems correct? In my opinion, the straight stems should not suffer early breakdown from fatigue by having a TPMS sensor mounted on them. Where the problem lies is with the 90 degree stems that are on the GL1500's and GL1800's. The weight of the sensor on the stem hanging to...
by patbrandon1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations

I went to Mother Honda in Bay City, Michigan today to pick up a tire I had mounted. I had asked if they would install the chrome metal bolt in stems listed b below. Upon picking up the mounted tire, I was informed that they no longer install any kind of bolt on stem, no matter what the brand, becaus...
by patbrandon1
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Nut Silly Question
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Front Axle Nut Silly Question

Methinks 20mm socket be even harder to find than 21.... You can probably go down to Mother Honda and get a new nut, should be in stock, I bet that same nut was used on a whole lot more other bikes besides the '87 Wing.... I was at Mother Honda today to pick up my wheel. They said that there are no ...
by patbrandon1
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

Velcro or glue or etc, a mercury switch up against lid or trunk lid's front wall angled so the mercury runs to closed end when opened. You can put it up in the hump area. Works great! https://www.yellowstartactical.com/products/mercury-tilt-switch-omega?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI07Gvp4iP6AIVBYiGCh3mFwdLEAQ...
by patbrandon1
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

I put some LED lights in the trunk of my 87 GL1200 and want some advice. Is there a timer type relay and/or fuse that would shut them off automatically? I would forget sometimes as I had with a little lite I had mounted back there before. When I installed them today I came right off the battery with...
by patbrandon1
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Nut Silly Question
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Front Axle Nut Silly Question

Thanks CrystalPistol. I finally got it off, and invented some new off color words in the process. It was buggered up pretty good by the previous owner. I'm taking it to a machine shop to have the head of the bolt machined to 20mm. I believe it was a 21mm, and those sockets are hard to find, plus it ...
by patbrandon1
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Axle Nut Silly Question
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Front Axle Nut Silly Question

I'm trying to remove the front wheel from my 87 Goldwing. The axle nut doesn't want to budge. Is it a right handed or left handed thread? Don't want to break anything or round off the nut. Please help. I have followed the how to do the letter, but there is no mention of which way to turn it. Nothing...
by patbrandon1
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bright Switch Disassembly Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Bright Switch Disassembly Help Needed

There is a slight flicker when I turn my brights on on my 87 GL1200I. I looked at the how to's, and did searches. After the 37th search without any luck, I decided to ask on the forum. I want to take it apart and clean all the contacts in it. :idea: I did clean the headlight plug with contact cleane...
by patbrandon1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hidden Pocket Surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Hidden Pocket Surprise

dingdong wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:54 am
Good place to hide a spare key maybe?
Yes it is. That's what I thought I would find in it when I looked. That or a million dollars would have been sweet. :D
by patbrandon1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hidden Pocket Surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Hidden Pocket Surprise

While I was doing a bit of work on my 87 Interstate I found an interesting pocket under the left fairing pocket. Mine is a snap on covered one. When I took out the pocket, (four screws) I saw a little tiny pocket hooked to the side that I hadn't ever seen. I've had it off several times and just neve...
by patbrandon1
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cankshaft removal help needed (Poorboy Conversion.)
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Cankshaft removal help needed (Poorboy Conversion.)

Yeah!!! :D I got it off without breaking the bolt at 11:37 p.m. last night. :D I used Crystal Pistol's idea of the board between the spokes, and a half inch breaker bar with a 2 foot cheater bar. It actually came off easier than expected with no dents to the mufflers once the wheel stopped turning. ...
by patbrandon1
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cankshaft removal help needed (Poorboy Conversion.)
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Cankshaft removal help needed (Poorboy Conversion.)

Thanks Crystal Pistol. Just to be sure. I back it out counter clockwise, is that correct? I was not sure after it was not breaking loose. I had read that they are standard righty tighty, lefty losey , bolts, but didn't want to break that bolt. Is it pretty hard to snap that crank bolt? I just am a ...