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by oldishwinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 5
Views: 170

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: 97

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: 7
Views: 185

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: 7
Views: 185

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: 347

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: 347

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: 119

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: 196

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...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

its pretty tight in there so you might learn a few new swear words, lol but its doable reaching the small bolts to unscrew them is tricky you may need a ring spanner and as small socket putting a kit in is pretty simple, check the inner casing for pitting before putting the kit in. putting it back i...
by oldishwinger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Well guys, its a start, I'll definitely take off the amber lenses and check out the contacts. I will also hunt for the location of the turn signal relay. I thought I remember seeing a drawing of the bike showing the electrical connector numbers / function and their location on the bike. Going to sc...
by oldishwinger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

Im no electrical expert for sure but I believe the L and R are on the same circuit, so one side could effecting the other. take the lens off the front indicators, and clean the contacts with electrical cleaner, check the wire connections for corrosion etc. replace the bulbs in case one is faulty. No...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: GL1200 position light and fuel/carb issue

86 GL1200 Aspencade Issue number 1 With key on or engine running, only one side, either L front or R front position lights remain on. Sometimes if L front position light is on the R front side will be off, and vice versa, if R side front position light is on, the L side front position light is off....
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 Aspy no electrical at all
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: 84 Aspy no electrical at all

PappyLane wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Found a bad main fuse. Looks ok from one side but back shows heat damage. Replaced fuse and doing good now. Thanks for all the feedback
glad you found it and all ok yeh thats pretty much what those fuses do in my case it looked fine until unscewed it and fell apart in my hands!
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Which H4 led to use for 85 Ltd ?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Which H4 led to use for 85 Ltd ?

well darn cyclemax no longer lists that one yeh, it does seem kinda strange though, this the link to the one I brought http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1000_gl1100_gl1200_led_headlight_bulb_kit/105/303458 the photo is not showing the light with the heatsink, but the specs look the same so Im wonde...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Which H4 led to use for 85 Ltd ?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Which H4 led to use for 85 Ltd ?

I just installed one from cyclemax and am very pleased with it it was a tight fit and I learnt a few new curse words. but it does a good job. I see they are not advertising the same one I brought although the specs of the one they are advertising seem the same. here is a link which shows a photo sim...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: installing a fuse block
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: installing a fuse block

I also wanted to relieve some of the spaghetti on my "acc" terminal ... but I did not want to add any more to my battery post (Charger, alarm , Voltmeter , and EC harness already on battery ) like extra relays or sensors . With a little thought , and a fairly inexpensive , no relay, no glowing ligh...
by oldishwinger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 Aspy no electrical at all
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: 84 Aspy no electrical at all

yeh my 86 apsy had those symptoms, and it was burnt wiring at the starter solenoid, and a cracked dog bone fuse
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: installing a fuse block
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: installing a fuse block

thank you all for the advice very much appreciated
by oldishwinger
Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: installing a fuse block
Replies: 7
Views: 313

installing a fuse block

Hi folks, the acc screws on my 86 aspy look a bit like spaghetti junction, so I'm thinking about installing a fuse block to tidy up the situation.

I've never installed one of these things, can I wire one to the acc screws?

be gentle my knowledge on electrics is a bit shaky. lol

thanks
by oldishwinger
Wed May 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark Plugs, Too Many Choices!
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Spark Plugs, Too Many Choices!

tough choice isnt it its personal choice I guess, for me its iridium seen no reason to change, they do the job, and longevity is great.
by oldishwinger
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 front brake master cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: GL1200 front brake master cylinder

Hi y'al looking to pick yer brains.iv a gl1200 interstate 1984.i am replacing the front brake master cylinder internal parts.when on the internet it shows repair kits for gl1200 others with for example gl1200ie which I think mine is & each saying that their kit's fit are all 1200 B.M.C.repair kits ...
by oldishwinger
Tue May 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: New bike

Hi everyone it's been awhile. So here's the deal, I sold my 76 wing(total regret)! Nut am looking at a 84 aspencade. It has been very well taken care of but I have two concerns I'd like your input on. It has the air ride system and digital dash. I have heard of problems with these before and wanted...
by oldishwinger
Sun May 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 water pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1191

Re: 1200 water pump

ok oldishwinger sometime we dont have the $ to buy OEM ,, as i am retired i am not milionnaire to so if a jobber kit can do the job anyhow it must also respect some specs. will see when it arrived thanks gervais I completely understand I'm retired also, good luck with your project, the kit should b...
by oldishwinger
Sat May 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 water pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1191

Re: 1200 water pump

"Saber Cycle" hi all i did know about Saber Cycle pronblems with their water pump gasket kit before i read here and it is ordered now,, should i order another one ? is it so bad?? gervais The kits from saber cycles are not OEM they are aftermarket I believe, there is no reason that I know of as to ...
by oldishwinger
Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Interesting Ride

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:41 pm
No mod to the rim and do miss the rotors and calipers.
much obliged thank you