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by oldishwinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio problems
Replies: 3
Views: 80

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: 106

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: 106

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: 101

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: 186

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: 187

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: 186

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: 187

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: 18
Views: 490

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: 123

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: 193

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: 307

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: 209

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: 188

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: 4029

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: 4029

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: 188

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
by oldishwinger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SPARK PLUG recommendation and gap
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: SPARK PLUG recommendation and gap

Ive been using irridium spark plugs for many years now and had no issues, they have a more direct spark, last longer, use less power to fire cant say that there is an increase in power or anything but happy with them they are preset can be just screwed in. the plug is DPRIEX-9 sorry gap for plugs i...
by oldishwinger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: SPARK PLUG recommendation and gap
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: SPARK PLUG recommendation and gap

Ive been using irridium spark plugs for many years now and had no issues, they have a more direct spark, last longer, use less power to fire cant say that there is an increase in power or anything but happy with them they are preset can be just screwed in.

the plug is DPRIEX-9
by oldishwinger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 popping
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: 84 popping

Thanks... I talk to a guy that sells gold wings and he has an 84. He say's that sound I hear is common in 84''s He says they come from the factory like that and will do it when I am in that range of rpms. What he said makes sense but I am still changing the plugs and putting sea foam in the tank We...
by oldishwinger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 popping
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: 84 popping

oldishwinger wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
popping while decelerating can be caused by the air cut off valve I had it when a first brought my 86 aspy. my bike has sat for some time, so I put a cleaner in a full tank of gas and went for a nice long run, been great ever since
yep change of plugs is a good idea too
by oldishwinger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 popping
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: 84 popping

popping while decelerating can be caused by the air cut off valve I had it when a first brought my 86 aspy. my bike has sat for some time, so I put a cleaner in a full tank of gas and went for a nice long run, been great ever since
by oldishwinger
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

I put nothing but Avon tires on my 1100 and 1500 for many years and loved them. Last year I put an Austone Taxi tire on my rear, and it's amazing. The front is still an Avon. Highly recommend the Avon tires. The Dunlop Elite E4's have also gotten extremely, universally good reviews, although I have...
by oldishwinger
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

Thank you wing administrator; that is the information I was looking for!!! Explains why they are not in the discussion for tire purchases. Now having said all of that, what tires would be recommended by you or forum members to shod my 1500 stead??? I have found just in my limited looking that you c...
by oldishwinger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

air in around the banjo bolt, at the master cylinders can be a devil to get out and no amount of conventional bleeding will seems to shift it. Ive had trouble with clutch, and front brake. its messy be sure to cover tank and stuff but with clutch, I cracked the banjo bolt, and squeezed the lever hel...