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by JulianR
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 45
Views: 1697

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

with the symptoms you now have(slow cranking at first, then cranks faster and starts- hot or cold) , it does not appear that your coils are likely the problem.
by JulianR
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 45
Views: 1697

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

No, I never said that slow cranking is caused by old ignition coils. Just relaying my experience and exasperation with the same symptoms and how I resolved it. On a 30 year old bike, many things will contribute to poor cranking and starting, many listed by other posters in this thread: , poor ground...
by JulianR
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 45
Views: 1697

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

So I had the EXACT same symptoms you have: always starts normal. /then hard to start after fully warmed up unless the bike sits for 20 or 30 minutes, then it starts fine. the bike was not a Goldwing, but a VT500 Ascot. This is a common problem on the VT500 Shadow/Ascot and comes up frequently on tha...
by JulianR
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Goldwing GL 1200 Main Fuse Blowing
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: 86 Goldwing GL 1200 Main Fuse Blowing

I have a brand new unused Caltric rectifier. Your welcome to it if that's your problem.
I went the "poorboy" route when my stator failed, so I have no use for it.
Just let me know ..
by JulianR
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Tires

Shinko 230 tourmaster front and rear. Great value. No regrets.
by JulianR
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: stator replace
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: stator replace

Please seriously consider doing an alternator conversion (ie 'poorboy') . I can appreciate keeping a bike factory stock - I have 4 "preservation class" Hondas, but I think the improvement, reliability and ease of conversion outwiegh the "negatives Besides, my 86 Interstate still looks 97% original.....
by JulianR
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: FREE Caltric voltage regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: FREE Caltric voltage regulator

the voltage regulator/rectifier has been donated!
by JulianR
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: FREE Caltric voltage regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: FREE Caltric voltage regulator

Wilbur, you're welcome to it. but I have not received any additional text msg. with your address. you can post it here or just
call my cell phone and give it to me over the phone.
regards,
Julian
by JulianR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: FREE Caltric voltage regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 287

FREE Caltric voltage regulator

I have a brand new caltric voltage regulator (see pic below) , FREE to first forum member who can use it. by way of explanation, I bought if new to test my poor charging system, (made no difference), verified that the stator was at fault and decided to go with a poor boy conversion. Long story short...
by JulianR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Actual lengh of OEM dipstick

I would like to know the actual length (threads to tip) of an OEM dipstick for an 86 GL1200i . My bike came with a chrome aftermarket dipstick, similar to the one posted above. but it always reads below minimum after every oil change. Would someone with an OEM dipstick mind removing it and measuring...
by JulianR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine Coolant
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Engine Coolant

I get this at WAL MART for about $13.00
says its silicate and borate free.
Use it in my 86 GL1200, 82 GL500 and 84 FT500 Ascot. for years with no problems.

Just my two cents..
by JulianR
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: REAR SHOCK recommendations please
Replies: 1
Views: 340

REAR SHOCK recommendations please

Hello All, bike is an 86 1200i with 67000 miles. My rear shocks have always held 50psi. The other day I heard a "pop" and now the air bleeds out within a few hours. My research could not find if these shocks can be rebuilt? So I"m thinking of just replacing them. Would appreciate the groups experien...
by JulianR
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative coolant
Replies: 19
Views: 1935

Re: Alternative coolant

FWIW, I use Valvoline coolant from local Walmart $12.99 per gallon 50/50 premix. Its the only one at Walmart (and they have many) that clearly states "Silicate and Borate Free". Ill try to attach a pic here 1479571225619-173281220.jpg Don'tknow about additives, but no problems ever in the GL1200, 82...
by JulianR
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: "Death Wobble" RESOLUTION and Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: "Death Wobble" RESOLUTION and Introduction

On my Gl1200, the wobble occurred every and any time my road speed was between 35 and 45 MPH. Regardless of road conditions, transmission gear or whether braking accellerating of just coasting. Finally, I would describe the wobble as quite violent - unable to ride with one hand at these speeds or ev...
by JulianR
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: "Death Wobble" RESOLUTION and Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 494

"Death Wobble" RESOLUTION and Introduction

I recently solved my death wobble (35-45mph) on my 86 GL1200i with 66K miles; just wanted to share my experience to make a humble contribution to the knowledge base for resolving this annoying problem. I always like to try the easiest and least costly remedies when fixing a problem of unclear origin...