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by froche
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: both front caliper rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 71

both front caliper rebuild

OK it seems there are hundreds of kits at all prices for the front calipers... ant suggestions? On my other bikes. I just pushed in the pistons and replaced the pads, one bike I had to rebuild all the calipers but they were all the same and reasonably priced from Yamaha. I have ordered the rear cali...
by froche
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: question re float height
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: question re float height

Ordered a float height gauge. waiting for it. Had to change the brake pads (all 3) so I cleaned off the pins that hold the pads aligned even though they were fairly free... took a few taps with a hammer and a pin punch but not too hard. Thee plugs will be removed. inspected and also changed after th...
by froche
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: question re float height
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: question re float height

Need to check the plugs now, but I have been thinking and trying to figure it out. The last time i pulled the plugs they were all dark showing too much fuel, and about the same as each other.
by froche
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: question re float height
Replies: 5
Views: 269

question re float height

So my carbs are clean and work "fine" however I get poor fuel mileage, about 26 mpg. Verified by several tanks over some time. Bike;1985 GL1200A The carbs are: synced clean no popping new air filter new gas filter fuel mixture screws about 1.5 to 1.75 turns out starts and runs fine cold idle after t...
by froche
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighting issue
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Lighting issue

Generally a "bad" battery lets itself be known in other ways. If the stator works, if the rectifier / regulator is connected on all three yellow wires, if the connecting plug (three wires, yellow) are good or soldered, then the lights at a light will be a bit dimmer due to the stator not putting out...
by froche
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Limited Edition Alternator Wiring Schematic
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: 1985 Limited Edition Alternator Wiring Schematic

I replaced my stock reg/rectifier with a newer one and left off the reg/rectifier plug and connected the output from the reg/rect directly to the battery plus and minus posts. It's been running fine for at least 6 months. I think that you can connect directly from the alternator post to the positive...
by froche
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Will Not Come On
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Headlight Will Not Come On

Did you fully disassemble the switch and clean and polish the contacts? The first time i did mine i took the headlight out and reinserted the electrical connections, and it worked fine, then the next day it died again. then I took apart the starter switch and fully disassembled it and cleaned and po...
by froche
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

Use a resistor so the total (coil resistance + resistor) is about equal to the stock coil.
by froche
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: stator replace
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: stator replace

Poorboy alternator .......just saying
by froche
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1200 parting out.
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: GL1200 parting out.

What color is it? (Please be 1985 blue)
by froche
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Repair or replace?

They look really similar...
I know the headlight is different and the gauges are different but just thinking.
by froche
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Repair or replace?

Any chance a 86 fairing will fit?
by froche
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1200 radio /casette player wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: GL1200 radio /casette player wanted

I have one, removed from an 86 aspencade. Since my 85 has an aftermarket system I cant test it, so it may work or may need service. I'd sell it if somebody wanted it. What is it worth to you plus shipping?
by froche
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Will Not Come On
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Headlight Will Not Come On

My 1200 lost the headlight. It turned out to be the start switch. You can take the switch apart but be careful, there are springs inside. In any case you take the s=witch apart, clean out the gunk, get it clean! Then polish the four copper or brass dots and put it back together, that's it.
by froche
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody know who made this?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Anybody know who made this?

So a part fell off in traffic, right in front of me!

So does anybody know who made these vents, so maybe i can buy one...
Otherwise i will have to make it.
by froche
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulling carbs but stuck
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Pulling carbs but stuck

I pulled the plugs and had plugs made to seal off the holes. Yes they have o rings and i used new ones (as you should) when resealing them. After trying it I realized that all I needed to do was to cut off the arm from the plug and seal with epoxy, then put o ring back on and reinstall. it makes no ...
by froche
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: synchronizer my carburator,i need a good one tool!!
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: synchronizer my carburator,i need a good one tool!!

Doesn't matter which you hook up but I generally put the hoses to represent the cylinder numbers from left to right. 2,4,3,1 The cylinders are 2 O-O 1 4 O-O 3 That way the gauges are arranged each side next to each other. Here is a video showing this done: https://goldwingfacts.com/Videos/gl1200carb...
by froche
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: synchronizer my carburator,i need a good one tool!!
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: synchronizer my carburator,i need a good one tool!!

https://www.carbtune.com

That's the one, from England so maybe it would work for your shipping. I got mine inside of a week. It is 68 pounds ( 5 shipping) that's about 127 Canadian dollars
by froche
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Alternator conversion

"stator wires are still plugged in because when I unplug it the bike dies."

If that is true, then you aren't making power at your alternator or if you are making it then it doesn't get to the battery
by froche
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Alternator conversion

Have you measured the alternator output with a meter?

Which alternator did you use (wanting to know what wires are supposed to normally hooked up). as 3 wire alternators need at least two wires hooked up to make them start to produce electricity.
by froche
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Alternator conversion

Did you hook up the wires from the Alternator output to the battery?
Is the alternator grounded ?
by froche
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: aspencade digital cluster to replace gl1100 analog
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: aspencade digital cluster to replace gl1100 analog

Well to just name a few that I can think of: Speedo; uses an electronic sensor at the front wheel "axle" so you need to get a speedo "drive" and what ever it interacts with at the wheel. Gear; reads 1 through OD needs a switch inside the transmission (behind the water pump) Temperature; electronic ....
by froche
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Original 1986 GL1200A Owners Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Original 1886 GL1200A Owners Manual

yeah its steam powered!!
by froche
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Original 1986 GL1200A Owners Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Original 1986 GL1200A Owners Manual

Original 1986 GL1200A Owners Manual
no marks
all pages
anyone interested?
by froche
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Not charging

Check the three yellow wires that plug/unplug underneath the battery cover. The general consensus is to eliminate the plug and solder the wires together. Some suggest a new plug (and possibly ends) would fix it for another 30 years and others suggest aftermarket plugs of various sorts. My 85 needed ...