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by julimike54
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Seat Brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 158

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: 111

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: 853

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: 29
Views: 1012

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: 254

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: 29
Views: 1012

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: 3351

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: 3351

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.....
by julimike54
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 38
Views: 1350

Re: Piles of Tupperware

I found a good place


by julimike54
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts

Ah, guess Honda got smarter :lol: :lol:
by julimike54
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts

Honda Service Manual has a listing for different bolt sizes as a general torque value. Find the bolt size and use that torque value.
by julimike54
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Wanted: Intercom Passenger Contoller
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Wanted: Intercom Passenger Contoller

J&M sells an inline volume control lower cord. Is that what you're referring to?
by julimike54
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition control module
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: ignition control module

No, the FI bikes use a different controller
by julimike54
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition control module
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: ignition control module

Under the trunk.......
by julimike54
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1670

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

Best wishes for you in the future. Don't be a stranger here.....
by julimike54
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dunham rechargeable waterproof heated gloves
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Dunham rechargeable waterproof heated gloves

These are not Dunham brand, they are Duham gloves by KEMIMOTO.
by julimike54
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Unknown Holes Next to Intake
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Unknown Holes Next to Intake

They are called Secondary Air Supply Tube, presuming emission stuff.
by julimike54
Thu May 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100 squeak at idle once warm
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Gl1100 squeak at idle once warm

My 1200 had been sitting for a while, I'd been doing a lot of going through (including timing belts). When I first got it going the tensioner was chirping (that's what I'd call it) and that was audible at idle. Since I thought they might have gone bad (wasn't doing it before), I ordered them and con...
by julimike54
Wed May 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100 squeak at idle once warm
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Gl1100 squeak at idle once warm

Does the sound seem to come from the timing belt cover area?
by julimike54
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP! Goldwing won't start
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: HELP! Goldwing won't start

Depending on the battery failure, I've had them drag a good battery down (voltage wise) where it can't be jumped. Take battery and get it load tested, it's a definitive answer!
by julimike54
Fri May 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Aspencade - Coolant gauge only sort of working
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: 1200 Aspencade - Coolant gauge only sort of working

Correct, no easy way....I'd remove the heat shield