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by sportsfreaked
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions

I would suggest starting a new topic on the wiring of the compressor. An easy way to do it would be to just run a toggle switch somewhere and tap into the positive and negative wire for the compressor. I haven't researched it but that would seem the easiest.
by sportsfreaked
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Not charging

No problem glad to help. I know what ya mean. I'm stuck inside for the next 6-8 weeks watching the dog who had ACL surgery at $1,600.00 bucks. He can't run, jump, play, etc. Ugh
by sportsfreaked
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Not charging

If I remember correctlly one of those yellow wires is not copper. Make sure you strip them back far enough to get to good wire then solder in new wire with heat shrink tubes. Its important to not use butt connectors or the spade one's which are on there currently but to do a good solder job with goo...
by sportsfreaked
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Not charging

The other problem is the connector at the regulator under the false tank. Not sure if it's covered in the previous links posted. Even though the plugs may look good take it apart and solder those wires together as well with heat shrink applied. My 1200 Limited Edition did that several years back on ...
by sportsfreaked
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: dreaded gl1200 speedo gear
Replies: 1
Views: 267

dreaded gl1200 speedo gear

Does anyone know will a speedometer gear from a gl1200 Interstate without the digital dash work with a digital dash? I'm not sure if the cable that connects to it with the screw is the same as one with a digital dash. As always thanks for your time and knowledge. Ed
by sportsfreaked
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 tires
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: 1981 GL1100 tires

I have had good luck with Shinko on both the 1100 and the 1200,
by sportsfreaked
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 29
Views: 8337

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

When you "pott" it putting it back together can you just use regular silicone to do that or does it have to be a certain kind? I have never done this before and was curious. I have read that you can just use regular silicone but better safe then sorry. I have it taken out and have de-potted it and I...
by sportsfreaked
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 29
Views: 8337

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

Thanks for the reply. Yes the 2 outer pins are signal and positive with the middle pin being the negative. Thanks again for the info and the help. Love this site and the people who are willing to share their knowledge!
by sportsfreaked
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 29
Views: 8337

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

First Merry Xmas and a blessed new year to everyone. In regards to this repair to the speed sensor unit I want to make sure I understand it completely. I am ordering a Omnipolar switch hall effect sensor ( the one I'm looking at is at 2.5v-28v output current 30mA) and a 6.8 k resistor. The resistor ...
by sportsfreaked
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension questions
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Suspension questions

Make sure that the Race Tech is for a PAIR. Most places that I looked at sold Race Tech as a single spring and not in PAIRS.
by sportsfreaked
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Suspension questions
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Suspension questions

I did my 85 Limited Edition over the winter. I put progressive springs up front and used 15wt fork oil. The ride was just to rough for me with 15wt oil so I went back to ATF and it's much smoother. I also put progressive air shocks on the back. Wow what a difference in ride with the forks and the sh...
by sportsfreaked
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Exhaust Removal

I just kept wiggling it and pulling on it and it finally came off. To put it back on you will need too loosen a header. I loosened the right header when i put it back on. You will need the 2 copper round washers for the header and then the 2 round things for b the exhaust where they go into the head...
by sportsfreaked
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing Arm Play
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Swing Arm Play

I just replaced the bearings in mine and WOW what a difference it made in handling. I could have cleaned the original ones up and regreased them but new bearings are cheap and new compared to 32 yr old bearings. I went to a bike shop and got a Park tool fr-6 for like 10 bucks that worked for the lef...
by sportsfreaked
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Heeeeelllllpppp
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Heeeeelllllpppp

First thanks for your service and sacrifice to this nation. I would just ditto what has been suggested. I would also suggest you reach out to the PGR (Patriot Guard Riders) in your area as they may have people that can help. I'm a PGR member here and have helped vets with their rides as well. Best o...
by sportsfreaked
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil change
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Fork oil change

I would use ATF as well. I rebuilt my forks and such and put Progressive springs in and used 15wt fork oil, The ride was just to rough and harsh. I drained the 15wt and put in ATF and now she is smooth riding again.
by sportsfreaked
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: educate me on fork oil viscosity please
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: educate me on fork oil viscosity please

Well did the change and just went with ATF. Wow what a difference it made. Nice smooth ride at 85. The 15 wt was just to harsh. Thanks for all the replies. Thank goodnes I'm done upgrading the bike. Now I can just enjoy it. Safe riding.
by sportsfreaked
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: educate me on fork oil viscosity please
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: educate me on fork oil viscosity please

Gary, I didn't have beads in the previous tire. When I took the beads out I weighed them again and it was 2 oz. When I static balanced the tire it took zero weights. The tire to my surprise was perfectly balanced. It rides fine now except for the harsh to me ride. I'm changing the fork oil today. I ...
by sportsfreaked
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: educate me on fork oil viscosity please
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: educate me on fork oil viscosity please

Harvey they are progressive springs up front and they are the correct springs and they dont require spacers of any kind. It would appear that the fork oil may be the problem. I have read a lot of folks who went with progressive and used 15 wt oil that it was to rigid/rough of a ride. I'm going to ch...
by sportsfreaked
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: educate me on fork oil viscosity please
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: educate me on fork oil viscosity please

Virgin thanks for the reply. In regards to the balance beads I used them on my 81 with no problem. The bike rides fine now that there are no beads. Go figure. The ride is just a bit to firm. I'm going to try the lighter oil and see how it works. Thanks again for taking the time!
by sportsfreaked
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: educate me on fork oil viscosity please
Replies: 10
Views: 953

educate me on fork oil viscosity please

I finally have my 1985 gl1200 LTD sorted out. I have new swing arm bearings new tires and wheel bearings, steering head repacked with grease and adjusted. Have new progressive springs in front and progressive shocks (air) in the back. The ride up front is a bit bouncy I guess is the best way to desc...
by sportsfreaked
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: starter rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: starter rebuild

I used a kit from Ebay and had no problems. It makes a HUGE difference in the way it functions. good luck
by sportsfreaked
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Swing arm question

Problem solved I was able to get it off.
by sportsfreaked
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Exhaust Removal

Problem solved! Got her off
by sportsfreaked
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Exhaust Removal

Can you remove just the pipes and baffle from where it connects with the 4 bolts (2 each side). I want to drop the swing arm and exhaust needs to come off. Can I just loosen the 4 bolts then remove from the header? I'm chasing this wobble thing and figured I would just start from scratch. I rebuilt ...
by sportsfreaked
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Swing arm question

No everything went back together with no problems. I even took the front apart again and put it back together. Same result. It seems to ride ok until you hit 70 or so and that's when the problem starts. I thought I was a decent mechanic but this has me stumped. The rear tire is new and im wondering ...