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by djolesiak
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ringing Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Ringing Sound

I seem to be getting a ringing sound coming from the drive side of my 86 SEI. It stops when I pull in the clutch so it seems to be drive related rather than engine. It literally sounds like the bell the ice cream man uses. I don't see anything loose. With the bike on the stand, when I spin the rear ...
by djolesiak
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to buy this brake bushing?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Where to buy this brake bushing?

I need the same bushings for my 86 as well. Probably going to have to make them since they are no longer available.
by djolesiak
Fri May 08, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI not charging the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 86 SEI not charging the battery

Got the new Rick's Regulator/Rectifier. I was a bit surprised to see that it was made in China, but then again, what isn't? The funny thing is, when I tested the new one, it shows open on all legs both ways. However, when I install it on the bike it works and keeps the voltage right at 14.5 I guess ...
by djolesiak
Tue May 05, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI not charging the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 86 SEI not charging the battery

Yes, you're right. That is what the electrical theory says. It just seems like the yellow stator wires like burning up on our Goldwings. The thing is they only carry around 2 amps so they shouldn't be getting hot from current. I've had problems with the 12 volt connectors on my bike getting corroded...
by djolesiak
Mon May 04, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI not charging the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 86 SEI not charging the battery

Point taken on the corrosion. I was just thinking with all that power being produced by the stator and not being able to get through the regulator due to open diodes it may have had something to do with it. Hopefully the new aftermarket regulator will hold up. The Rick's brand has the highest custom...
by djolesiak
Mon May 04, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI not charging the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 86 SEI not charging the battery

Oem regulator is no longer available so I ordered an aftermarket from Rick's. Should have it in a few days. My guess is the high resistance on the regulator caused the wire to burn. My theory on the 12 volt reading at the battery negative cable has to do with the filter and or capacitor used on the ...
by djolesiak
Sat May 02, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEI not charging the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 539

86 SEI not charging the battery

I noticed a burning smell coming from under the top compartment. Then I noticed my voltage was running low around 11.3 while cruising. So I removed the top cover to investigate. I found one of the harness connectors going into the voltage regulator had burned up and one of the wires was no longer co...
by djolesiak
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Caliper Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Valve Stem Caliper Clearance

I replaced the tire today which was down to the indicators anyway and put a straight valve stem on the wheel. Problem solved. I guess it must have been an issue with the angled stem. Brake pads are working fine. The thing is I have an angle stem on the rear wheel and it has never hit. I'll probably ...
by djolesiak
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Stem Caliper Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Valve Stem Caliper Clearance

I just replaced the front brake pads on my 86 SEI. When I went to ride my bike the next day I heard a clicking sound coming from the front end. Then I noticed the steering had gotten very stiff due to a flat front tire. I limped it back to my garage as I had only gotten a mile down the road. Upon fu...
by djolesiak
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Quitting My Day Job
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Quitting My Day Job

I started up and ran my own air conditioning business for 13 years. I have a little business know how. My wife works for a CPA and I'm sure she will be helpful with setting up the accounting. I've been busy working on the website for a couple of weeks now. It's almost ready for publishing. I'm going...
by djolesiak
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Quitting My Day Job
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Quitting My Day Job

As far as I know Eagle Rider rents bikes and also offers guided or self drive tours. The bikes available vary with location as they are franchised. Each owner selects their own fleet. Most offer Goldwings, Harleys, BMW's, and a few other brands.
by djolesiak
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Quitting My Day Job
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Quitting My Day Job

I emailed Fred. He's off on a tour in New Zealand at the moment and said he would get back to me when he gets back at the end of the month.
by djolesiak
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 117
Views: 183566

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Good job. Thanks for the updates.
by djolesiak
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Rear End Clicking
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: 86 SEi Rear End Clicking

it looks like I have to buy a whole new yoke assembly part number 40200mg9 - 010. Honda says it's no longer avaiable. Guess I may have to go dig through the junk yard.
by djolesiak
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 7725

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD

I was thinking a modern version, not a cassette deck. It would be nice to work with all the existing controls including the CB and intercom yet have usb, iPod control, XM, and bluetooth. I work around a bunch of brilliant electrical engineering students that I'm sure could design something and I'm s...
by djolesiak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Rear End Clicking
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: 86 SEi Rear End Clicking

So is this a lubrication issue or a replacement? I guess a disassembly will determine that.
by djolesiak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 117
Views: 183566

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Probably not a high demand on this site. The thing is we all like using pictures of our bikes on this forum. But we probably don't want to use our Goldwing on a fishing forum. I just use it because it's built in on my forum software and a lot of the forums I use support it.
by djolesiak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Quitting My Day Job
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Quitting My Day Job

Starting slow is what I had in mind. I was planning on using Eagle Rider for the rentals and perhaps Enterprise. There's also a Harley dealer nearby that does rentals as well. My first step is building the website. Then I was gonna go to Kinko's and get some pamphlets printed up. My next step was to...
by djolesiak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Quitting My Day Job
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Quitting My Day Job

I've been thinking about quitting my day job and becoming a full time motorcycle tour guide. Not sure if it's a good idea or not but it seems like a huge global business. I'm planning on starting out doing road tours here in the US and maybe later adding some international tours. Not sure if I shoul...
by djolesiak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD
Replies: 27
Views: 7725

Re: Changing out the old wore out radio on a 1985 goldwing LTD

Why don't we just pull one of our radios and send it to a manufacturer in China and have them duplicate the design and build a few thousand new ones? It seems that would be the best solution. And we can also have them make some new Honda CB's as well. We should start a list to see how many people wo...
by djolesiak
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 117
Views: 183566

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Not sure which forum software you're using. However, as far as I know, all forum software works with http://en.gravatar.com website. The site allows users to register an avatar to their email address so the same avatar shows up on all sites they use with that email address. There's usually a setting...
by djolesiak
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi Rear End Clicking
Replies: 5
Views: 306

86 SEi Rear End Clicking

Getting a low speed clicking sound coming from my rear end. I replaced the rear tire recently and lubed the drive spline with synthetic grease. I also replaced the gear oil in the drive unit as well. Before replacing the tire I had a grinding sound which went away after lubing the spline. Using the ...
by djolesiak
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Kuryakyn Grips
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Kuryakyn Grips

I reused them. I destroyed the throttle tube separating it from the grip. I put the grips in boiling water and used acetone to remove most of the black widow glue. There was some residual but it didn't seem to matter. For some reason Kuryakyn doesn't seem to make replacement rubbers for the Goldwing...
by djolesiak
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New Goldwing owner with a few electrical issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3566

Re: New Goldwing owner with a few electrical issues

Your aftermarket stereo idea is pretty creative. However, it looks like you loose the intercom and CB radio functions by going that route. My original Panasonic is still working fine and I still have a lot of good cassette tapes I enjoy listening to when I ride so I won't be swapping out my radio an...
by djolesiak
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Kuryakyn Grips
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Kuryakyn Grips

Finally got the Kuryakyn grips installed on my bike and they look and feel great. If anyone else is planning on installing these grips on their ride do yourself a favor and do not use the black widow glue that comes with the grips. I speak from experience. On the throttle side you won't be able to g...