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by triwing
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Rear Shock

If my memory serves me still, i do believe there is an o'ring, on the top portion when taken apart.
Been years since i rebuilt mine, seems i made up a tool to take them apart.
by triwing
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Rear Shock

Purchased my first set years ago from the dealer. Then found i could buy dampers, & springs from Progressive. Then put the parts into the can portion of the old shock. Saved a good bit on the other bikes, by doing this. Just saw what you said about the shocks. I wonder if they still sell the parts t...
by triwing
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2706

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

Shell Rotella is used in mine
by triwing
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Rear Shock

Switched to Progressive rears that connected to the compressor.
Both shocks are the same, unlike the stock shock set up, much better.
by triwing
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 36
Views: 18327

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Wondering if they are new old stock.
If not what else uses them, & how much do they cost. :?:
If not n o s, makes things easier for many with limited tools,& shop space.
by triwing
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Opinion on rear shocks for us short folk
Replies: 33
Views: 3858

Re: Opinion on rear shocks for us short folk

Progressive makes at least 1 or 2 replacement dampers, 1/2, & or 1 inch shorter than stock,that fit into the stock can's, with a set of their seals,& boots .
They work like when new, because they are,and good for another thirty years.
by triwing
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.
Replies: 91
Views: 4691

Re: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.

Rear's linked to the front right caliper, bleed it first, as it's farthest from the rear master cylinder, just like a car's brakes, farthest to closest. Hope this helps
by triwing
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.
Replies: 91
Views: 4691

Re: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.

Believe you will learn very quickly that other than the previous mentioned issue of dirt roads, the brakes work very well. Found out a few years back, the bike is able to brake the rear wheel hard enough to leave a rubber stripe but the rear wheel did not come around like can happen on a regular bra...
by triwing
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.
Replies: 91
Views: 4691

Re: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.

The ONLY real issue this system has, is on dirt roads heading down a very steep hill. No way not to apply a front break, if you brake, first gear is your slowest option, other than killing the motor.
by triwing
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.
Replies: 91
Views: 4691

Re: Brake system questions about my 86 Aspencade I bought a few hours ago.

Looking good should work like new, or even better with better springs.
by triwing
Wed May 11, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Motorcycle Hacks
Replies: 47
Views: 14312

Re: Motorcycle Hacks

Have on occasion, carried fuel on the luggage rick, on the rear of the standard's, when out in the open spaces down in the hills. :) Their gas is often not what it should be. :roll: Our state has NO real quality standards, :twisted: only to put in at least 10% ethanol **** in it, :evil: & a gallon i...
by triwing
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 36
Views: 18327

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Didn't measure the torque, & used 3/8, heat treated, counter sunk, 5.5mm drive bolt's, washer's, with steel stover nut's, to lock everything down. Stronger than the plastic lock nut's, as they don't crack. Have yet to grind the back smooth, only reason i did this in the first place, was because ther...
by triwing
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 36
Views: 18327

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Just rebuilt a set of timing belt adjusters, :D they look just like the pic's do :o Thanks :lol:
by triwing
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 36
Views: 18327

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Thanks; :) Like the counter sunk alan idea much better than a bolt head on the back! :D
by triwing
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers
Replies: 36
Views: 18327

Re: How to Rebuild Timing Belt Idlers

Will these bearing replacements work on my 1200's & 1500 Wing's? :geek:
by triwing
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 87 Aspy Charging Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: 87 Aspy Charging Issues

Weak battery, :( or not fully charged. :)
by triwing
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 87 Aspy Charging Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: 87 Aspy Charging Issues

Good place to start, solder, & shrink wrap ,when your sure this is your issue. Only sure way to connect, crimps come apart more often than many think.Battery fully charged, should not drop lower than 10.5 volts on a voltage drop test.
by triwing
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 87 Aspy Charging Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: 87 Aspy Charging Issues

Unplug your stator, & check for resistance between the three yellow wires to each other. :?: Should be none, :!: between any & all three wires, to one another. ;)
by triwing
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: How big of a trailer is needed
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: How big of a trailer is needed

AGREED!!! Like i said, trailers are not my cup of tea. :roll:
by triwing
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: How big of a trailer is needed
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: How big of a trailer is needed

$800 is a good bit of cash, but peace of mind, plus room to haul some other things. ;) You could look to see if someone needs something hauled to somewhere along your way to help defray the expense a bit, rent a truck big enough to forget about the trailer, :?: trailers are a pain. :!:
by triwing
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: How big of a trailer is needed
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: How big of a trailer is needed

I'm afraid YOU don't understand. :o What i spoke of, IS the smallest, as well as the least expensive way, in my opinion to transport two heavy bikes :roll: IT's insane to tow one bike with another :lol: Good luck to you
by triwing
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: How big of a trailer is needed
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: How big of a trailer is needed

Didn't realise your doing two, :oops: but think they rent bigger trailers as well, :roll: that are a nice box, with places to tie down, enough room for two. :) Personally i don't like a trailer, :roll: but a truck is a lot to rent if your driving more than a few miles. :x
by triwing
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: How big of a trailer is needed
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: How big of a trailer is needed

U HAUL has the perfect trailer for any basic type of motorcycle, hauled my newest 84 standard home on one, could have just as easily been my 1500 Aspencade.
by triwing
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 35882

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

When the old man died, so did the real Honda Spirit. :cry: As ANY previous problem's were dealt with, & processes changed, to satisfy the customer's needs,& wants. :D Has became a typical, American Co, :shock: take the money & run. :?