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by oldishwinger
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 gl1200A digital speedometer
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 1984 gl1200A digital speedometer

these is a workaround I saw some years ago, where a very clever person figured it out. However, its involved quite a major change in electrics by someone who knew what he was doing. to my way of thinking, its way easier just to push the button
by oldishwinger
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

Life got in the way but I finally got a chance to work on the wing. I installed the Rick’s Motorsport starter solenoid switch. The bike fired up and is running pretty well even though the fuel is several months old. However, I am only getting about 12.8 volts at the battery at idle and about 13.4 a...
by oldishwinger
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP! On road trip ~400 miles from home
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: HELP! On road trip ~400 miles from home

glad to hear you found it nice one
by oldishwinger
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP! On road trip ~400 miles from home
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: HELP! On road trip ~400 miles from home

it does sound consistent with the fuel pump, as its the right side where its situated. They can be quite loud, they are an on demand pump which means they only deploy when required. they usually can be heard when the bike is cold, or the choke is on, if you can get close enough to the pump, to liste...
by oldishwinger
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing meter lightbulbs with led
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: replacing meter lightbulbs with led

Yeah, you were "lucky" finding a new one for a 30+ year old bike! yes it was, I had done all the usual searches and no go was thinking of probably a second hand dealer or something. Anyway on a whim decided to try local Honda dealer they are great do deal with, but didnt expect to find one really.H...
by oldishwinger
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing meter lightbulbs with led
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: replacing meter lightbulbs with led

I replaced an odometer in my '85 Aspy with one robbed out of a spare cluster I got off Ebay, was within a couple K miles. Never considered LEDs in it … or in the trike as the OEM lights are a plenty there. I never wanted too bright instruments as the more light there on my dash diminishes what I se...
by oldishwinger
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing meter lightbulbs with led
Replies: 4
Views: 226

replacing meter lightbulbs with led

Hi Folks, have an 86 aspy, of which the odometer has decided to play up, while I'm in there replacing it, I thought I might change the bulbs to led, if possible.

Has anyone done this, has there been any issues, and what is the bulb type.

many thanks.
by oldishwinger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

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: 149

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: 275

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: 275

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: 871

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: 871

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: 428

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: 428

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: 372

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: 155

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: 155

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: 143

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: 222

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: 215

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: 222

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: 215

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: 871

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: 143

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.