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by 86pearlblue
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump shaft seals
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: water pump shaft seals

BTW, I mentioned I have extra bearings... when I did mine, it was impossible to find bearings, but when I did, it was direct from the manufacturer and had to buy 10! :x Let me know if you want a pair.
by 86pearlblue
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump shaft seals
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: water pump shaft seals

once the shaft is out of the way, the bearings will come out pretty easily, one out each side. You can use a drift and a hammer to get the old ones out. I used a socket and a vice to press the new ones in. The worst part was driving the shaft back through. There were originally two e-clips on the sh...
by 86pearlblue
Sun May 31, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump shaft seals
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: water pump shaft seals

You will destroy the tin cup. It is sealed in with some type of glue. Plus, to get the shaft out, the e-clip on the shaft gets driven through the seal, so the entire seal is pretty much sacrificed in the rebuild. Let me know when you do the rebuild as I have extra bearings, brand new for cheap ($5.0...
by 86pearlblue
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 gl1200sei radio
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: 1986 gl1200sei radio

As I recall, when I removed my cb, there were two connectors that ran to it. It was simply a matter of plugging the two connectors together (one is male, the other is female). They were marked with red tape and blue tape.
by 86pearlblue
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 GL1200 Oil in coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: 85 GL1200 Oil in coolant

Are you getting coolant in your oil as well? I find it hard to believe that an issue with the water pump would cause oil in the coolant, as the coolant side of the pump is under pressure and the oil side is not. Therefore, I would not suspect that as the issue, but an inspection couldn't hurt, if fo...
by 86pearlblue
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: digital Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: digital Clock

There are two fuses there. It's the three amp... it also controls radio memory (I think)
by 86pearlblue
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse generator instal on 86 Interstate
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Pulse generator instal on 86 Interstate

you will have to drain/ remove radiator to get at everything, but it should be a fairly simple swap out.
by 86pearlblue
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump shaft seals
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: water pump shaft seals

Unbelievable!! I've done a thousand searches using various keywords and it NEVER came up on ebay!!! posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=25882# Thanks for the link! It's on order!!
by 86pearlblue
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump shaft seals
Replies: 9
Views: 465

water pump shaft seals

I'm in the process of re-building my water pump. Found new bearings without an issue, but I'm having trouble locating the mechanical shaft seal. I found a supplier in China who has them, but I need to buy a minimum of 500 from them!! Does anyone know where to find these seals? This is the last stumb...
by 86pearlblue
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: water pump replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: water pump replacement

The only opening I am aware of is in the housing, between the bearings. This opening should be clear. The purpose of it is so if there's a problem with the shaft seal on the pump, it will drain out under the bike (rather than into your oil), giving you a visual indication of a problem. I am rebuildi...
by 86pearlblue
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: stator check
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: stator check

I was under the impression that disconnecting the stator while running is bad for the stator?
by 86pearlblue
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake not working
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Front brake not working

air often gets trapped in the system up at the master. normal bleeding may not dislodge the bubble. What does seem to work is cracking loose the banjo bolt coming out of the master and bleeding it there for a couple of pumps.
by 86pearlblue
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HELLLLLLP NUMBER 3 AND 4 CYL NOT FIRING
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: HELLLLLLP NUMBER 3 AND 4 CYL NOT FIRING

I would definitely check out the crank position sensors under the timing belt covers. Check the clearances and continuity, connections, etc.
by 86pearlblue
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Fixing Broken Fairing Mirror Mount
Replies: 18
Views: 3894

Re: fixing broken fairing -mirror mount

Wow! Great fix! the PO of mine also broke the left side mount and I've been racking my brain about a fix! Thanks! One question... how did you form the "pockets"?
by 86pearlblue
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: right cylinders not firing
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: right cylinders not firing

a few things to check... 1) make sure the plugs are hooked to the proper coils. 2) check the crank position sensors. one might be bad (although that should also affect either front or rear, not side to side.) 3) check your timing belts. if the right side has skipped a tooth or if there's too much sl...
by 86pearlblue
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Piston rings

Thanks. It did burn oil when cold... occasionally, which I understand is a common malady for older wings. I had previously redone the heads (relapped the valves, new seals, etc.), so I deduced that the burning was due to a ring problem. When I removed the oil rings, there was a very noticeable build...
by 86pearlblue
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Piston rings

I think I'll hone the cylinders in any case. Thanks
by 86pearlblue
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Piston rings

Thanks. To answer ct1500's questions... there's 95k on the engine. All caps,rods, etc. have been duly marked for their position in the engine. It's just that I had figured on replacing all the rings, so didn't bother to mark them. Should have done the research FIRST!! @ SteveB: That's kinda what I f...
by 86pearlblue
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Piston rings

In the process of rebuilding my 1200A, I decided to clean out the grooves in the pistons. during the removal of the rings, I broke one. I decided then that replacing all the rings would be a good idea, in the interest of a complete rebuild. With this in mind, I did not keep track of which rings went...
by 86pearlblue
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rod bearing selection
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Rod bearing selection

OK, guys,
I've got my engine out, split in half, getting ready to rebuild. I can't seem to find out what the marking on the rods mean as they don't correspond to what my manual says. All rods seem to be marked with "2" on one side and "F" on the other. Any input?
by 86pearlblue
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement stator recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Thanks guys. Will check out the places mentioned. As for the current stator, I only got 7k out of it, but probably would have gone much more if the connector didn't fry. Will also check out admin's comments on MOSFET R/Rs
by 86pearlblue
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1200 clutch engagement point & clunk
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: gl1200 clutch engagement point & clunk

Engine removal is not necessary to remove the clutch. It can be done in place. I also have a "clunk" in mine, but not sure it's in the clutch. It only happens from a dead stop. I was leaning toward the final drive.
by 86pearlblue
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

The seal should be an easy replacement. The manual, however, says that the actual disassembly of the final drive should be done by dealer! I hate when that happens! The claims it's because of "specialty tools required". :x
by 86pearlblue
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement stator recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Forgot to mention, I DO NOT want to go po' boy. Trying to keep the bike as close to original as possible and don't want to chop up parts I don't have to.
by 86pearlblue
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement stator recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Replacement stator recommendations

OK... I find myself needing to replace my stator... again!! I had bypassed the connector by the battery, put didn't do the connector to the regulator/rectifier. Needless to say, THAT connector burned through, frying my stator. I find that bikebandit.com has an OEM for $400.00!! The last one I got wa...