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by julimike54
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb and choke
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: carb and choke

My guess would be an intake air leak. Check boots to runners and the intake O rings, most obvious.....
by julimike54
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Fork Oil

I've been running the Progressive springs for a while. I normally ride 2 up and prefer a "sporty ride". I followed the install instructions, see below.... Progressive instructions state to measure fluid level (max. 5.5" from top of fork, no spring installed), anything below that they ...
by julimike54
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: just sayinh hi
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: just sayinh hi

Welcome to the forum!
by julimike54
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A
Replies: 40
Views: 1775

Re: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A

Have you tried forcing it out with a grease gun? Some have had luck with that method.
by julimike54
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue on a 84 Interstate
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: Starter issue on a 84 Interstate

Have the battery load tested and/or the charging system needs to be tested.
by julimike54
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The adventure begins...
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: The adventure begins...

Congrats on getting it on the road again!
by julimike54
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: starter solenoid meltdown
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: starter solenoid meltdown

The melting could come from too much corrosion on the electrical connections or is it possible the starter is pulling too much amperage and needs to be cleaned out and lubed?
by julimike54
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Went riding....
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Went riding....

NW Arkansas is one of the places as a destination for us! Good report, 4th picture, where is that?
by julimike54
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Natchez Trace is on the calendar!
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Natchez Trace is on the calendar!

Y'all enjoy the trip and watch the speed limits. There are a lot of things to see along the way and hopefully the storms won't have messed it up. If your an Elvis fan you're going through his birth place and an interesting town. Good luck!
by julimike54
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A lost power while starting and is now completely dead
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: 1983 GL1100A shorting out. Starter? Bad ground?

Could be the starter is in need of a rebuild. The carbon from the brushes gunks up the workings. You could jump directly to the starter (disconnect wiring to eliminate bike wiring) to see if it is the bike wiring or the starter as the problem.
by julimike54
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding Hwy 88
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Riding Hwy 88

That's always a great ride, unless there's severe weather!


Couldn't find a pic of the Wing there, might have been on film....guess I'll have to ride it there to get another pic :lol:
by julimike54
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid exposure. ??
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Covid exposure. ??

Best of luck dingdong.....
by julimike54
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 35
Views: 1622

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

I use the center stand when parking overnight, providing the ground is stable, etc.
by julimike54
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Seat Brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Seat Brackets

Appears that they have a left one.....

https://www.discounthondaparts.com/oemp ... 3d69e/seat

or try a 'breaker'?
by julimike54
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 GL1200 AE Fan thermo switch
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 1984 GL1200 AE Fan thermo switch

Switch range (per manual) 98-102 C. For testing purposes the switch needs to be maintained at that range for at least 3 minutes. Somewhere I read someone had theirs function at 104 C. Slightly out of spec. but still worked.
by julimike54
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 aspencade radio
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: 1986 aspencade radio

This place for repairs, many others have recommended

https://www.sierra-mc.com/radioservice.asp
by julimike54
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Greetings and tips for first big bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1581

Re: Greetings and tips for first big bike

SNIP I think the biggest thing, and this is almost embarrassing, was that the weight when standing it up off the center stand was so much more than other bikes I’ve had thst it really intimidated me. Honestly once you start riding, it’s such a well engineered machine that with the deliberate parkin...
by julimike54
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: How much, if at all, should pads drag on the rotor?

Not sure if you checked but, make sure the rear brake lever is returning all the way up. The rear brake pivot point is an often missed lubed maintenance step.
by julimike54
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Greetings and tips for first big bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1581

Re: Greetings and tips for first big bike

You don't state, but do you stand flat footed when at a stop? A lot of 'ease of handling' will start with that ability. If you don't, look at the rear air pressure setting to see if lowering it will help to get flat footed. Next would be to modify the seat padding to get the seat lower and/or narrow...
by julimike54
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 82
Views: 3946

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

I'm thinking that the amount of motion required to make the function work is very small. IE the difference in TRAC 1 and TRAC 4 settings doesn't change the pistons allowable travel very much, they are only metering a small amount of fork oil in or out to change the response. Also keep in mind the am...
by julimike54
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 82
Views: 3946

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

I think, because I found no detailed 'how does it work' that you've assembled it properly (that's how mine looked). The 'sleeve' is pushed in toward the fork and adjusts the flow of fork oil through the assembly. This is to reduce the dive under braking. I had no luck finding that spring either.....