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by Ohara
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspey pulse generator
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: 86 Aspey pulse generator

Yes the pulse generator can do this. You can check the resistance of the generator before you start the bike. When the bike dies check the resistance again, if no resistance the pulse generator is bad. There are a few things that can cause this also. Good luck.
by Ohara
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Runs perfect then shuts down, rinse repeat
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Runs perfect then shuts down, rinse repeat

It sounds like it could be your pulse generators. They will stop working once the motor warms up and work again once the motor cools down.
by Ohara
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 62
Views: 2058

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Ride safe Ernest :D Thanks for sharing your adventure.
by Ohara
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 62
Views: 2058

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Did you find any cream pie on this trip? My bikes like premium fuel as well, perhaps it is the ethanol in the lower grades. Ride safe... :)
by Ohara
Sat May 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Interesting Ride

Thanks Ernest, I just ordered a pair... :D
by Ohara
Fri May 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Interesting Ride

I went for a short ride today to get some supplies. On the way home I heard a strange noise that I thought came from the radio. Unfortunately it was the valve stem tearing apart on my rear wheel. I was only doing about 60 mph at the time. Any how it was quite a wobbly ride until I got stopped. No ha...
by Ohara
Fri May 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD
Replies: 62
Views: 2058

Re: Ontario to British Columbia - Second '85 LTD

Looking good. Nice to see you are on schedule.
by Ohara
Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Could you mount the rear wheel in the tow dolly and pull the bike backwards? No wear on the transmission and improved radius.. :idea:
by Ohara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Shinko 230 or 777 and balancer stuff????
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Shinko 230 or 777 and balancer stuff????

I have used Shinko Tourmaster 230 for a couple of years. They are great tires for wet roads. I do ride a bit fast and they handle very well. The front tire has about 18,000 kilometres on it and is about half worn out. I replaced the rear tire at about 12,000 kilometres. They do give a comfortable ri...
by Ohara
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 82
Views: 2983

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

That is a great question. Sometimes things just do not work the way we need them to. I do not blame you for being frustrated. Electrical problems are not easy to fix.
by Ohara
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark, will not start
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: No spark, will not start

Check the kill switch just in case it got switched off." It can happen, don’t ask me how I know... :roll:
by Ohara
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 82
Views: 2983

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Hang in there Chompper, I feel your pain. Ernest is one of the best. Once you test the resistance of the sensors you will know if you have to do the work... Usually if the sensor under the timing covers go bad the bike will still start and run until the motor warms up and dies.. You will find the pr...
by Ohara
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 darkside question
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: GL1200 darkside question

I see that Wall Mart.com has the Nixen 165 80R 15 SB802 tire on for $60.00.You can order one on line and pick it up at your closest Wall Mart. You will have to pick it up in the U.S. If you are close to the U.S. border this may be your least expensive route to the dark side... :twisted:
by Ohara
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing timing belts
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: replacing timing belts

Hi Fred, there is a couple good videos on this on U Tube. One is by Saunders that is very good. I use Gates T070 belts that you can get at any Napa store at a reasonable price. Just study up before you start and go one step at a time. :D
by Ohara
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Possible fuel issue?

It will not hurt to change the fuel filter and hopefully that will fix your troubles. A couple of questions, how long does it take to cool down before it will start again? How long will it run before it dies? :?:
by Ohara
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a pg
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: 1200a pg

If your reading 1080 ohms cold, I would think your pulse generators are working. It may just be your meter is off a little. If you do replace them save your old ones as they may come in handy some day. Typically when PG are bad you will get proper or close resistance readings when cold, when hot the...
by Ohara
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada

It is black with silver two tone 1987 Aspencade. Honda must have made a few in this colour combination. I have only seen two both in Ottawa or maybe it was,the same one twice.
by Ohara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: How many sold ´87 GL1200A´s in Canada

An 87 Aspencade just turned up on kijiji Ottawa this morning. I found it by searching kijiji Ontario. So at least there is one in Canada..
Good luck with your search.... :D
by Ohara
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator/coil shutting down engine on highway!
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Pulse Generator/coil shutting down engine on highway!

The symptoms you are describing certainly indicate your pulse generators are bad. You can check them by disconecting them, they plug in under the tank right in front of the 8 in plug for the voltage regulator. When cold,you should see around 320 resistance with your multimeter, if that is the case p...
by Ohara
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

I also have seen a pictorial on this and can't find it....oh well I will figure it out. :idea:
by Ohara
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

Thanks Julimike54, I am going to take it a part and see what makes it tick. At this point I've nothing to lose. It will be interesting, I may do a how to or how not to article on the repair.. :D It will make a neat winter project.
by Ohara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Leaking antifreeze

This would be a good time to change your timing belts, while you are tracking the leak down. You have to remove the radiator to do this which will allow you to check and replace your hoses. The leak could be from several sources: the rad itself, the over flow tank or hose, rad cap, cross over tubes ...
by Ohara
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

I should have mentioned that the Interstate has a mechanical odometer and speedometer.... Does any one have any experience at fixing one or is it a replacement item??
by Ohara
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 1986 odometer and trip meter

Thanks Ernest at least it's a starting point... :D
by Ohara
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 odometer and trip meter
Replies: 9
Views: 373

1986 odometer and trip meter

My odometer quit working on my 86 Interstate last week. The speedometer is working. Is this a problem that can be fixed or will I have to replace the instrument cluster? I know I can do with out the odometer but I like to have everything working. Olso I would like to keep this bike as original as po...