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by julimike54
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight and starter switch both went out at the same time
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Headlight and starter switch both went out at the same time

When I cleaned mine up, I didn't remove grip or throttle cables. Just removed the switch housing.
by julimike54
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: How long does your riding gear last?

Jacket and pants Olympia Airglides, about six years old; starting to show some fading and broke a zipper pull (easy fix, bought a new pull). Probably a couple years I'll replace, maybe sooner. They've been good, other than the pants seem to have shrunk slightly :lol: . Gloves; I've worn a multitude ...
by julimike54
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 60
Views: 1406

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

If it was me I'd powder coat the frame.

The tool I think is called a Park tool or maybe that's who makes them (can't remember). Bicycle shops use a lot of those.

Yes the way the calipers are mounted are part of the Trac system, the rest of the Trac is inside the fork.

Good luck
by julimike54
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

Most dealers refuse to take on older bikes (for a multitude of reasons) and after my last experience with a dealer to do repairs, I won't go back to the Stealer. The options are find a reputable independent or do it yourself. Found an independent in my area that is an ex dealer service tech (worked ...
by julimike54
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 60
Views: 1406

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

Looks like Western Honda has the part also (scroll to bottom of page)

https://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_sel ... 51-MG9-642
by julimike54
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Stator Failure

by julimike54
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Average Gas Mileage?
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Average Gas Mileage?

High 30s' to mid 40s', depending on a multitude of things :lol:
by julimike54
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New to goldwings have questions
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: New to goldwings have questions

Yours looks like mine :lol:

Presume you're going to drain the gas tank and flush it out?
by julimike54
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery dies
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Battery dies

Or hydrolocked, remove plugs and try to get the starter to turn it over....
by julimike54
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What does "E" mean
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: What does "E" mean

That diagram isn't from the Honda service manual, so I can't help with your question. PM sent
by julimike54
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator
Replies: 23
Views: 651

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: 848

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: 179

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: 117

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: 402

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: 172

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: 1241

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: 23
Views: 1075

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: 231

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: 224

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: 207

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: 276

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: 1791

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: 249

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!