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by patbrandon1
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Ideas For a Backrest Pouch
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Need Ideas For a Backrest Pouch

I'm not sure where to put this post, so I thought I would start here. :? My Markland Drivers seat backrest pouch flew off somewhere between Bay City Michigan, and Detroit. It isn't critical but handy for drying towels or storage for the passenger on trips. I did post that I lost it on some social me...
by patbrandon1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 13
Views: 682

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
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rectifier relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Rectifier relocation

Never have I seen that done either. One of the reasons might be that the resistance would change at the wires to it that would need to be extended. (Eight of them) There may be certain resistances that need to be held for the Reg/Rec to work correctly. Especially the three yellow wires. Curious as t...
by patbrandon1
Wed May 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2576

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: 527

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: 527

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: 217860

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: 2576

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: 217860

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: 301

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: 301

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: 420

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: 206

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: 420

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: 420

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: 528

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: 976

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: 976

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: 331

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: 211

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: 528

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: 528

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: 230

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: 528

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: 212

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...