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by oldishwinger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Additional lights kill the stator?

50 watt hologen bulbs each side are too much and may cause a discharge, 35 watt hologen on each side seem to be ok, but need to be watched.keep in mind the system isnt really designed for extra but if prudent its possible to add bits and pieces. if you do add, install a volt meter to keep an eye on ...
by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Engine number

usually on the right side, (as you sit on the bike) top of the crankcase, near the fuel pump. the VIN is stamped on the steering head
by oldishwinger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 charging issues
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: GL1200 charging issues

tough question hard to say which is best, this is the one I went with its not the cheapest for sure but it came with everything needed to do the job and it works well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/honda-gl1200-alternator-kit-1984-to-1987-asp-timing-belts-volt-meter-sale/233281504391?hash=item3650a94487:...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 charging issues
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: GL1200 charging issues

Hi your situation seemed similar to what happened to my 86 apsy, wheras I replaced a bad stator, and about 12 months later noticed a voltage drop to about 13 volts constant at 3000 rpm funnily enough, the bike ran fine at that but of course it shouldnt be that, and there it does mean there is fault ...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Hi your situation seemed similar to what happened to my 86 apsy, wheras I replaced a bad stator, and about 12 months later noticed a voltage drop to about 13 volts constant at 3000 rpm funnily enough, the bike ran fine at that but of course it shouldnt be that, and there it does mean there is fault...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!

Hi your situation seemed similar to what happened to my 86 apsy, wheras I replaced a bad stator, and about 12 months later noticed a voltage drop to about 13 volts constant at 3000 rpm funnily enough, the bike ran fine at that but of course it shouldnt be that, and there it does mean there is fault ...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Timing Belt Life

very nice bike, congratulations yep would pay to change them its an age and wear thing, although have to say Ive never actually heard of a belt failing on a wing We have had MANY members here who have severely damaged or destroyed engines due to broken timing belts, including one who was just featu...
by oldishwinger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Timing Belt Life

very nice bike, congratulations yep would pay to change them its an age and wear thing, although have to say Ive never actually heard of a belt failing on a wing
by oldishwinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio problems
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Radio problems

Ive noticed the radio is very prone to picking up interference from overhead wires etc, and this shortens the range and creates cut outs it is what it is I guess but check the connections at the back of the radio and inside the frame clean and cover with dialectric grease these connections sure can ...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: OK Aspencade digital display Haywire (sometimes)
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: OK Aspencade digital display Haywire (sometimes)

froche wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Mine has been upgraded to modern blade type fuse as a part of the solenoid. Former owner did it. i could try replacing the blade fuse though.
yep wouldnt hurt to change the fuse, should be 30amp but usually the bad wiring can be seen around the connectors (I think there are 4) near the solenoid
by oldishwinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: OK Aspencade digital display Haywire (sometimes)
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: OK Aspencade digital display Haywire (sometimes)

when the digital display starts doing funny things, the common culprit is burnt wiring around the top of the soleniod, and the dogbone fuse
by oldishwinger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 GL1200A Turn Signal relay
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: 1984 GL1200A Turn Signal relay

not sure if there is much of a difference between 84 and 86 aspy but on the 86 its situated to the right of the steering head, buried in the wiring down to the left of the radiator cap. you might be able to hear it clicking by turning on the turn signals, which will help locate it. its awkward to re...
by oldishwinger
Thu May 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200A Turn signal wiring diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: 1987 GL1200A Turn signal wiring diagram

Thanks oldishwinger Apparently there was a wire disconnected to the steering switch at the bottom of the steering head. Pulled it out everything came disconnected, plugged everything back in and now everything works. Not sure how the self-canceling feature works yet, well see how that works when I ...
by oldishwinger
Tue May 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake master cylinder question
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Brake master cylinder question

Taz1966 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:18 am
Ok thanks, I wasn't sure and needed to find out. Mines totally stopped up and was going to run a extra small drill bit (about a size 80) with my pinvise down it to clear it.
a can of spray brake disc cleaner with straw will clear the hole, dry quickly and leave no residue
by oldishwinger
Mon May 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200A Turn signal wiring diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: 1987 GL1200A Turn signal wiring diagram

check the grounds and bulbs at each corner of the bike, to the right of the handlebars down near the radiator cap, is the turn signal relay, check the wiring and the relay. with the ignition on, with the turn signal switch either left or right, you can usually here the relay clicking, if not, a bad ...
by oldishwinger
Sat May 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake master cylinder question
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Brake master cylinder question

as far as I know, there is no check valve, its a return hole that goes through to the piston, when I put a new kit in, I was able to check the hole by blowing a little brake cleaner through it, and it showed up in the barrel. there is a small baffle, that goes over the hole in the reservoir, i would...
by oldishwinger
Fri May 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage Output 11 Volts at 3000 RPMs. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: Voltage Output 11 Amps at 3000 RPMs. Help!

11 volts is too low should be around 14 to 14.5 so its not charging properly. it could be just a bad battery, so probably a good place to start would be a new battery. if not that it will be either stator wiring the stator itself, or the rectifier wiring or rectifier itself. the 3 yellow wires to th...
by oldishwinger
Thu May 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak below fuel filter
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Oil Leak below fuel filter

thats the final gear cover I think there is a paper gasket behind it. part number 11372-463-306 unfortunately they dont seem to be available anymore not on the oem site at cyclemax anyway.

it may be easier as suggested, to get some gasket paper and cut one to shape and fit.
by oldishwinger
Sat May 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with LTD
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Help with LTD

the most common one is water not draining away in the spark plug recesses, rubbish builds up in the recesses causing the leads or plugs to short when wet. once dry they usualy are fine again check the reassesses for any blockages around the spark plugs, there should also be rubber covers that sit ov...
by oldishwinger
Tue May 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: poor boy conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: poor boy conversion

Found this cruising on ebay for GL1200 stuff. https://www.ebay.com/itm/honda-gl1200-alternator-kit-1984-to-1987-asp-timing-belts-volt-meter-sale/283474872772?hash=item42006b49c4:g:FngAAMXQya1Q8yyg yep I installed this kit on my 86 aspy, everything works very well, putting a conversion kit on was th...
by oldishwinger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to find accessories?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Where to find accessories?

cyclemax have some accessories
by oldishwinger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard lights
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Hazard lights

Well, tried the electrical cleaner and got no joy. After 2 days (yes, 2) of pressing that darn button, it finally came back out. I'm half-inclined to super glue that sucker. :twisted: definitely a sticky switch ok something else to try inox injector needle its a very light oil with a fine needle i ...
by oldishwinger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4125

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

gervais wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm
thanks
i have been running Iridium for years and never regrett it,

better mileage,better start,less engine noise,better response .

gervais
Yep totally agree, had my 86 for close to 13 years, have run iridium for probably 10 of those wouldn't use anything else
by oldishwinger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4125

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

gervais wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 am
What would be the NGK Iridium part number for my Aspencade 1984???

thanks
ps i am running the standard NGK number that i saw in my owner manual

gervais
Would think 84 and 86 would be the same iridium number is DPR8IEX-9
by oldishwinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard lights
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Hazard lights

sounds a bit like a sticky switch which can happen when they get a bit dry. try a can of electrical cleaner with lubricant, use a straw, put a cloth under the switch and spray down the sides of the switch. work the switch in and out