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by oldishwinger
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighting issue
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Lighting issue

its normal on the 1200 to see the lights go up and down a bit, its caused by the stator at different volts at idle other being at full power when the revs are up.

you may also see a slight dip in lights etc, when the brake lights are on.
by oldishwinger
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 shuts down while driving
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Gl1200 shuts down while driving

pulse generators have a tendency if faulty, to stop the bike when hot, and allow a start when the bike cools, maybe worth a look
by oldishwinger
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

The mx 3 oil oil in my country is available in sports shops that sell fishing gear etc as the oil is used to lubricate fishing reels you may find it there or on ebay
by oldishwinger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

there is a lubricant Ive used for many years on throttle cables etc its called Inox mx3 lubricant with injector needle. the oil is very fine, and the injector needle allows oil flow between the sheath and cable, which mean as long as you can access the top the cables, you should be able to lubricate...
by oldishwinger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal issue
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Turn signal issue

walker70 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Hi again,got the turn signals working,the canceler did come unplugged,thanks. :D
Glad it worked out
by oldishwinger
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal issue
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Turn signal issue

it does sound like the signal canceler is not working, turn signals wont go if this isnt working, its very easy to inadvertently disconnect it at the bottom of steering head, there is a plate, under the plate is flat disc with one or two wires, the is the canceler. check the wiring. if this is ok, o...
by oldishwinger
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Where on the 1986 GL1200A fairing does the blue pin harness plug into
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Where on the 1986 GL1200A fairing does the blue pin harness plug into

Hi yep I've had those symtoms dash going crazy etc and stopping it was burnt wiring shorting out around the connections on the top of the starter soliniod one of the wires red/white I think goes straight the rectifier and there is no way it will start if this wire is shorting. Check for burnt connec...
by oldishwinger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride delete and parts
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Air ride delete and parts

mlb4147 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Rear has been done but the front dives hard when braking. What do you recommend? Also where do you guys get parts? I’m looking for OEM. I got this bike for free and want to make it look and ride better.
1986 GL1200 Aspencade
trac system set ok?
by oldishwinger
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Leaking antifreeze

I think you have a leak from somewhere else that is ending up at the studs, if it was head gasket it would be running rough and usually water vapor come out of the exuast have you checked the top and bottom radiator hoses, left side could suggest upper hose. also the hose connection near the radiato...
by oldishwinger
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: speedo cable
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: speedo cable

i replaced the front tire on my 85 aspencade gl1200, but i cannot get the speedo cable to go back together, mine is like a small black box that attaches to the wheel yeh its not actually a cable, it is electronic, the small black box is a reader which sends signals to the display. where the box att...
by oldishwinger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for Best Anti-vibration handle for my GL1200
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: looking for Best Anti-vibration handle for my GL1200

Foam grips I agree also should help you, they are a little wider too which I find better on the hands and great on a long trip its just my opinion but the OEM ones that Honda put on are hard on hands
by oldishwinger
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: stator replace
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: stator replace

perhaps its worth thinking about, before you replace the stator, as to what caused the failure in the first place. its easy to think that, its just a stator failure, I did and went through two stators before realizing something else was wrong, and causing the stators to fail (a very costly way of fi...
by oldishwinger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

yes the cover needs to come off to get at the spark plugs, there is small bracket at the top of the cover, unscrew the single screw there and with abit of wingle to the left it will come off. just heads up stuff a rag or something in the crack between the timing belt cover and the engine, screws dis...
by oldishwinger
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear Indicator and Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Gear Indicator and Cruise Control

in behind the front cover there is a small switch which has to be lined up when the front cover is put back on after replacing the water pump. the switch is the gear indicator its seems like it may have been missed.
by oldishwinger
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lcd displays under autovolume controls
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Lcd displays under autovolume controls

certainly a strange one, never seen a cb unit like that it doesnt look like the OEM one, on the other hand its hard to think what else it could be because of where its situated as thats where the OEM one goes. if its a cb, up just to the right of the left hand pocket, there will be a 5 pin connector...
by oldishwinger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 aspencade radio
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: 84 aspencade radio

pretty sure the 84 and 86 are the same expect for the 86 radio was upgraded slightly, so just turn the key and hold it, and pull the radio out. it is a slide in slide out situation. in behind is a connection with several pins, its pretty notorious for causing issues. a clean up of the connections ca...
by oldishwinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 3 tires
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Dunlop Elite 3 tires

Hi; Last year I have changed both tires on my 1987 1200 Aspencade,the bike has always been on Dunlop tires first 491 and after that Elite 2, but last year I have gone to Dunlop E3. and ever since then the bike handling has changed in a drastic way. Riding the bike now is like riding a unicycle it's...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: oil dipstick top sheared off

sorry cant really help with the dipstick, but depending on what you intend to do, ( removing valve covers) the engine guard, can moved out of the way, without dropping the headers. its fiddly but doable. if you intend to replace the guard, then yes you will probably have to undo the header.
by oldishwinger
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: screw on front fork ??
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: screw on front fork ??

its the anti dive or trac system, number 1 being the softest through to 4 for hardest. both sides of the wheel must show the same number. it can also have a small effect on the type of ride. 2 to 3 seems to be about right for most.
by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

sorry about that not sure what happened, anyway I said that Avon make a front wheel tire, specifically for a trike, I know they are available for the 1800, but Im not sure for the 1500, but it could be worth a look.

good luck.
by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

My ride is a 1995 GL 1500 SE Roadsmith Trike. It is time for a new tire on the front wheel. I have heard that using an auto tire on the front wheel provides greater strength and increased mileage. I have also heard that some trikers put on a motorcycle REAR tire on the front but put it on backwards...
by oldishwinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: electronic speedo
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: electronic speedo

steppin stone wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Thanks but the part I was looking for is #11 in your diagram .
its been a while since I did mine, but at the time, the OEM internal gears where discontinued and not available, but a whole gearbox was still.
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: electronic speedo
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: electronic speedo

the most common problem is the drive in the gear box. undo the screw holding the sensor on the gearbox and you will see a small blade drive sticking out of the gearbox. if you spin the front wheel, this should rotate if it doesnt the gearbox is the culprit. there is a way of testing the sensor, but ...
by oldishwinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Searching for replacement, part #?...
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Searching for replacement, part #?...

the 86 aspy OEM on the side of the fairing are reflectors, but add ons are available, I put them in a while ago and they work well, they are led so dont use a lot of power. https://www.ebay.com/p/Gl1200-Goldwing-Amber-LED-Front-Side-Fairing-Light-Kit-GL-1200-Gold-Wing-84-1987/1735551077?iid=17273626...
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Shock sys. on 1986 GL-1200
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Air Shock sys. on 1986 GL-1200

if you have the interstate, the compressor was not fitted. the aspencade is the one with the compressor. the interstate instead has air valves that you can use to pump the shocks up. the rear is situated on the right side near the top of the rear leg, the front one is situated near the top of the ri...