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by AZgl1800
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 98 Goldwing Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

but I wanted to hear from the group is this a good model to get … mileage is 58K... seating with fingers crossed waiting for a reply or replies :) Oh yeah, you got a deal. I had a White 98SE for a good long while, great ride... loved the newer style front end, and tranny gears. the starter issue is...
by AZgl1800
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trike kit parking brake
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Trike kit parking brake

Does the trike have spoked wheels?

maybe you could design a lock like the gendarmes use for cars that have overstayed the parking meter?
by AZgl1800
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: White smoke from exhaust - head gaskets?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: White smoke from exhaust - head gaskets?

oops, I plugged in 1200 on that last post,

here is the gl1100

https://www.searchtempest.com/search?se ... or+sale%22
by AZgl1800
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: White smoke from exhaust - head gaskets?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: White smoke from exhaust - head gaskets?

depends on what you want. all of the parts are available with due diligence. I use www.SearchTempest.com to find thing fast. this is using only the term 'gl1100' and it brings up 100s of links. https://www.searchtempest.com/search?search_string=gl1100&category=8&subcat=sss&cityselect=zip&location=74...
by AZgl1800
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Apparent alternator drive gear whine?
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: Apparent alternator drive gear whine?

Hi guys, after a long inaction in the forum, not due to my will, I'm back. I decided to reopen this post because having the same problem I solved it. it was a long and expensive job and it was caused by two different problems: one related to the alternator bearing radial ball and the other related ...
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Honda MOLY Grease
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Honda MOLY Grease

If you need spline (moly grease) and want the "best" product of this type.. locate a tube of TS-70 MOLY. I used it off-shore and remember it to this day as it being the lube of choice for BOP valves and similar extreme duty applications (deck collars, drill pipe, etc..) BTW, it is not cheap and has...
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap - what else to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Engine swap - what else to do?

DenverWinger wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:51 pm
The resistance of a good stator is low, but not that low. Something like 1.5 ohm. Should read equal between all three wires, and as stated, no reading to ground.
Have you made that measurement?
I really would like to get an actual measured value to put into my documents.
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap - what else to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Engine swap - what else to do?

You can do a "leakage test" from any of the Yellow wires out of the stator to Frame Ground. There should NOT be any leakage there at all, that is, the Ohm Meter on Megohms should not even move. Totally Open Circuit to ground. Winding to Winding, they should all measure the same ohms... the exact amo...
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

AZgl1800, I forgot to add that the 2.25 tongue length funny felling may have been because of the design. A dual trailing swing arm. Ed that may have entered into the 'funny feeling'.... the long dual arms are not tied together solid, like my solid axle and two leaf springs. So, I guess we need to b...
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap - what else to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Engine swap - what else to do?

If the stator in the bike is good, why break something to fix what is not broken? Just be sure that all of the charging system connections are clean, free of corrosion. the 3 yellow wires should be cut and soldered together, get rid of that connector. the connector to the regulator is also suspect l...
by AZgl1800
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

Precisely why I believe that the most effective safety device for the described scenario is a headlight modulator. Steady state headlights get lost that far away. There’s a reason that they are used on locomotives. I know some people find it annoying. I’ll tell them that it served it’s purpose if t...
by AZgl1800
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Loud gearbox

'Nuther good oil for these 'Wings is Shell Rotella T6 5w40, (diesel oil), it is JASO-MA2 rated and no friction-modifiers (good for wet clutch) and commonly available at Wally-mart at a wallet-friendly price. :) Enjoy the ride! I have been using T6 now for a couple years, and like you, it is giving ...
by AZgl1800
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

I've read that before. Unless a target is moving sideways across your vision, it just disappears. That is the reason that I have a swimming pool noodle lashed to my trunk, hanging to the left. That flopping that it does, gets people's attention. and, as I approach intersections, I weave from lane ed...
by AZgl1800
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

1.5 times the width of the axle is the minimum that I have found to work well.

2.0 times is even more stable.
by AZgl1800
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

My funny ha ha event happened just a couple weeks ago. for medical reasons, the GL1800 has been sleeping in the shop since august of last year. In the mean while, I had purchased a Piaggio MP3 250cc scooter that uses only the hand grips for brakes. right grip, front brake just like normal. Left grip...
by AZgl1800
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: slight vibration around 2400 rpm
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: slight vibration around 2400 rpm

the valve train is chain driven, and it makes noise, a lot of noise and the tappets are solid, not hydraulic. w/o my helmet, I can hear it, it is just the nature of the 1800. with my helmet, it is gone. Vibration? don't know that I paid much attention to it at a certain RPM. My bike has the Traxxion...
by AZgl1800
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

I don't like the Uni-wheel trailers, too easy to get the load unbalanced side to side. My wooden square box is only about six inches wider on each side than the bike, it has never been a problem, not one Gas Pump Island has ever complained about me abusing it :shock: carry tools, spare battery, spar...
by AZgl1800
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston slap
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Piston slap

at 3,000 RPM?

doubtful, it is not slapping at that RPM.
by AZgl1800
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tensioner Rebuild Question
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Tensioner Rebuild Question

SandieGoBrass who is an engineer, wrote up a great how to


https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10 ... -25-a.html
by AZgl1800
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Helmet headset
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Helmet headset

I have a Shoei Neotec Modular, and am using EdSet's Thunderclap speakers.

removed a bit of foam behind the speakers and velcro'd the speaker direct to helmet,
works fine.
by AZgl1800
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Oil SAE 5W40
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Engine Oil SAE 5W40

Exactly what I use, too. Have started using it in everything else as well, except for GF's Hyundai, that calls for the 20w stuff.... I use 5w20 in our Pontiac Vibe as per the GM specs I have mentioned this before: I used to work for the City of Phoenix, AZ in the fire department. Temps there can re...
by AZgl1800
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for a mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: looking for a mechanic

you will have to ask him
by AZgl1800
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Oil SAE 5W40
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Engine Oil SAE 5W40

I've heard that the Rotella T6 now comes in two different flavors, one that we know and love, the other flavor won't be well liked by the clutch. So if you like T6, just be sure to confirm the JASO rating and the API donut on it to be sure you got the right one. I use T6 in 5w40 and the circle is b...
by AZgl1800
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tire Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Tire Mileage

Never owned anything older than an '84 but, tire mileage is so subjective to individual use, where you live, the type of road surface, speeds you typically run at..... I spent most of my bike riding years in the greater southwest, roads straight as an arrow most of the time, speedlimits 65 to 85 and...
by AZgl1800
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for a mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: looking for a mechanic

http://www.oldwings.com/

Pistol Pete's GL1000 Carb rebuild service and others