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by StrongEagle
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

I contacted the owner. No flooding, he says. About 50,000 on the odometer. But he has no idea why the bike has different colored bags, nor does he have any idea of the history of the bike. To quote: We got the bike 3 months ago. The man passed away and his wife sold it. Definitely moving along now.
by StrongEagle
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

Look at everything you might need/want to replace, and add up the costs. Those costs, plus the cost of the bike, needs to be well below what you could buy a running one for. I've done many "projects" over the years. Unless you have a connection for good deals on parts, OR, it's the bike of your dre...
by StrongEagle
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

Hasn't run in five years. Asking $1000. Any particular things one would want to check out on a bike sitting for five years? I reckon I'd pull the plugs and squirt oil, let sit, before turning it over. Bring a battery charger and jumper cables as well. I'd expect it wouldn't start without fresh plugs...
by StrongEagle
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

For those who might have an interest in the 1200 I was looking at...

I'm not affiliated, get no promotional consideration, yada, yada, yada...

https://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ho ... 09679.html
by StrongEagle
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

SilverDave, After much gnashing of teeth, girding of loins, and careful examination of chicken guts, I have decided to go with a 1500. It was a tough decision, and the following factors came into play. While I had considered the weight differential between a 1200 and a 1500 as something that would m...
by StrongEagle
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Too Good to Be True?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Too Good to Be True?

I'm really searching for a 1500 to meet my price range needs but an 1800 came up in my search... a 2002... 40,000 miles... "immaculate"... clear title... $3700. On sale since June.

Does this sound too good to be true? It does to me.

Thoughts appreciated.
by StrongEagle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Costs/DIY Difficulty for Repair Items?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Costs/DIY Difficulty for Repair Items?

Looking at a 1200. Slight leak in a fork seal... I can see this is going to be a repair item not too far down the road. Is this a DIY item? Relatively easy? Special tools required? Parts costs? How much does a competent mechanic in the Houston, Texas are charge to do the repair job, end to end? Item...
by StrongEagle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

SilverDave wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Yes ... Blue, two tone is always the fastest colour for older Wings.....

LOL

SilverDave
Now I'm really in quandry! :D ;) :o :mrgreen:

I'm looking at a red/burgundy/maroon GL 1200 and now I hear the blue ones are faster? I dunno, I just dunno.
by StrongEagle
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Is the 1200 the Right Bikes? Was - Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

It looks pretty skookum from that small pic. SilverDave I'm experiencing cognitive dissonance! I had originally decided on a 1200 because I wanted to avoid the weight of a 1500 Wing... my Valk weighed in around 780 wet, if I recall. Then, I read a number of articles and threads about comfort levels...
by StrongEagle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

yes the cover needs to come off to get at the spark plugs, there is small bracket at the top of the cover, unscrew the single screw there and with abit of wingle to the left it will come off. just heads up stuff a rag or something in the crack between the timing belt cover and the engine, screws di...
by StrongEagle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Removing Spark Plug Valence Cover?

Apologies for a dumb question: Considering purchasing an 87 Aspencade, 47,000 miles. But, it runs on 3 cylinders at idle, seems to have power at speed. _Probably_ carb problems, and, I want to do a compression test before buying. How does this valance cover come off (pic below)? I think if I get tha...
by StrongEagle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?

Outstanding information, Rednaxs60 (thanks, too, to CrystalPistol)! I have some things to check out. The seller has let me ride the bike so getting it up to temperature and then checking thermostatic control won't be a problem. I rode it for several miles, when I got back the temp gauge was about 6 ...
by StrongEagle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?

Looking at a 87 Aspencade to purchase. Seller showed me a rocker switch on upper right part of inner fairing, used to turn radiator fans on and off. Given that I've always (and only) seen thermostatically controlled fan switches, why would someone have done this? Gives me an uncomfortable feeling th...
by StrongEagle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Carbs and Carb Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 134

1200 Carbs and Carb Repair

I'm a Honda Valkyrie guy who has decided to purchased a 1200. The Valk as 6 carbs, the Wing 1500 have 2 carbs, and do I understand correctly that an 87 Apsencade will have 4 carbs. If yes, maybe the bike I am looking at is the one I want. It's been sitting for a while, excellent condition for it's a...
by StrongEagle
Mon May 04, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?

A nice write up of the Goldwing history with pics: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/modelhis ... -Page1.htm

I hope I'm not violating protocol by posting an article from a Irish forum: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/used1200.htm
by StrongEagle
Mon May 04, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?

I love my '85 1200 LTDs - Fuel injection instead of carbs Thanks. I was reading the info at the link provided by schoenthal, and indeed, only the LTD had fuel injection, not the interstate, nor the aspencade. How about in later years, 86 and 87, when the LTD was dropped. Were these models still car...
by StrongEagle
Mon May 04, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?

schoenthal wrote:I would also look at the various models within the group as the packages can differ greatly.
WingAdmin has a good write up here viewtopic.php?t=578
Just the kind of information I was looking for. Thank you for the link.
by StrongEagle
Mon May 04, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Weak Points in GL1200 to Look Out For?

I used to ride Valkyries... I sold my last one in Singapore in 2012 before I came back to the US. I'm thinking I want something not quite as large and heavy as the Valkyrie and have started looking at GL1200's as an alternative. I've found some nice looking bikes on craigslist... before I go to look...