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by oldishwinger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 13
Views: 202

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: 86

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: 9
Views: 178

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: 79

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: 154

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: 242

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: 137

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: 9
Views: 347

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: 9
Views: 347

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: 402

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: 402

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: 121

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: 200

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: 281

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 270

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: 227

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: 227

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: 316

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: 270

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: 316

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: 316

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.