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by julimike54
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: Pulse Generator

Hope you heal up quickly sir!
by julimike54
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Adjusting float level

If it's similar to mine (it runs very well) the mileage (km) will depend on the speeds or RPM. When I run above 3200 RPM the mileage will average 36-38 mpg (sorry I'm not metric smart), running below that will result an average of 38-42 mpg. I typically am two up also (fyi).
by julimike54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspencade gas tank lock.
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: 86 Aspencade gas tank lock.

Might try these guys, if you haven't already

https://www.straightwings.com/store/

I've found some obscure parts there
by julimike54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rocker arm assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: rocker arm assembly

Per this parts diagram there's only an 'A' rocker and a 'B' rocker.

https://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/19 ... 5#sch31537
by julimike54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Timing Belt Life

The only printed manual information I've ever found is in a Lexus manual. Service: 7 years/70k miles, change them out. When thinking of rubber things it appears that all have a service life, but not all have an expires on date :shock: Most timing belts appear to fail as missing teeth, they are just ...
by julimike54
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Diff seal replacement - how easy?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Diff seal replacement - how easy?

Where do you see the oil? I found small oil signs on the wheel and it wound up that the drive shaft seal on the motor was leaking into the differential area and was slinging onto the wheel. When I replaced the rear differential (due to splines wore out), I found a very nice used differential at a br...
by julimike54
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ATGATT experiment.
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: ATGATT experiment.

SNIP The goal: When my wife and I do start making more significant trips I am positive will we end up encountering a wide range of conditions. We have a decent jack for her with removable rain liner and thermo vest, but no decent riding pants. The problem there is that she is short. Only 5' and not...
by julimike54
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Night riding windshield glare

You might want to try Novus plastic polish, etc. They have three (1,2 &3) that are designed to restore the windscreen. It sounds from your description that you have a lot of very small scratches to create the 'halo' effect.
by julimike54
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Start Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Start Problem

Have you checked to see, when it doesn't start, is the motor hydrolocked? Had this happen on mine and it wound up the carbs were leaking fuel into the pistons. Pull the spark plugs and try to start, if engine spins fine then either stuff flew out the plug holes or it didn't.
by julimike54
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 carbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: GL1200 carbs?

Could be a vacuum leak?
by julimike54
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!

Mine had a paint mark

Pic may help?
by julimike54
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Rear Turn signals also acting as marker lights?

CrystalPistol wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 pm
SNIP
I also added some bulbs in a kit behind top trunk corner reflectors, but hardly noticeable.
Did you remove the silver paint from the inside? I've been told mine are I catching!
by julimike54
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

I'd start by checking all connectors in the neck area, based on the click click and the use of turning. Connector may be loose or broken, start by pulling in opposite directions, if it doesn't come apart, look for a locking tab. Once apart look for marks of solid contact on the male and female parts...
by julimike54
Tue May 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New to the Forum - Could use a bit of advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: New to the Forum - Could use a bit of advice!

"Unknown relay", could go to the lights mounted to the engine guards. I think once you get a meter you may make more progress. Good luck and welcome!
by julimike54
Tue May 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Funny Pic / meme thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6972

Re: Funny Pic / meme thread

I guess I need to stop throwing those away :lol:
by julimike54
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: leaking and possibly burning oil
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: leaking and possibly burning oil

If you're leaving it on the side stand, that will make it smoke more, when it's for extended periods of time.
by julimike54
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: leaking carburator
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: leaking carburator

You might want to plan on all the gaskets/seals. When mine started leaking, removed the rack and disassembled the carbs, almost all the rubber gaskets/seals were cracked or broken, I'm guessing either age or ethanol got them. I only had a leak on the left side between the carbs.
by julimike54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: anyone with an '85 please take pic of regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: anyone with an '85 please take pic of regulator

Not '85, but an '86. Took pictures of the area you were asking, should be similar. 86 Aspy shelter wiring UL.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring SLe.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring SLd.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring SLc.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring SLb.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring SLa.JPG 86 Aspy shelter wiring LR.JPG 86...
by julimike54
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: *Update* - Its not good...
Replies: 97
Views: 3101

Re: *Update* - Its not good...

If you have oil leaking from the U-joint boot, that oil will travel down to the final drive and leak out there also (as they say been there done that). Fix that oil seal on the output shaft of the engine and the oil shouldn't be dripping out of the assembly.
by julimike54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need source for turn signal switch
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Need source for turn signal switch

Not a source for new but, http://straightwings.com/ has lots of used parts.
by julimike54
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Anybody Ever Had This Buzzing Sound?

Sounds like a cell phone on vibrate mode, answer it :lol:

Sorry no help, that's weird :?
by julimike54
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal duration
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: turn signal duration

No help on the idea but, I've just gotten in the habit of hitting the 'On' several times when I get into the 'long' turn situation. After the turn, the signal self cancels like it normally does.
by julimike54
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire size/Center stand
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Tire size/Center stand

I have a small piece of 1/2" thick plywood that the centerstand is on, find it helps with getting it off the centerstand.

My tires are E3s, front 130/80 B-16, rear MV 85 B-15 (fyi)
by julimike54
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: U-Joint or Something else
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: U-Joint or Something else

Haven't noticed anyone mention the swingarm bearings, they could be worn and causing a 'notchiness' (my word) cause the swingarm to not smoothly transition from full compression to full extension. That's my guess :D
by julimike54
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pilot mixture screws- to do or not to do
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Pilot mixture screws- to do or not to do

I had my carbs done by a professional and he removed and re-set them along with floats and everything inside. I've had no issues since it was done, about 4 years ago.