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by Rednaxs60
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: newbie just purchased 1985 1100 Aspencade
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: newbie just purchased 1985 1100 Aspencade

Congrats on your new purchase. As winguyjo mentions these are great bikes once you get them sorted out. Finding a mechanic for these older bikes is a challenge, and can be near impossible. Get the OEM service and the electrical troubleshooting manuals, supplement these with a Haynes or Clymer and a ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Planning my first big trip
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Planning my first big trip

Good luck on your trip. Only advice I've been given when touring is to stop as often as you need to to do the tourist thing, and take more time. My friend who did extensive bike touring mentioned that that was his only regret. Lots to see in between. If you have expended half your allotted time, mak...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: heavy whitish smoke (both sides) GL1100A
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: heavy whitish smoke (both sides) GL1100A

Bought a spark plug wire tester:


Works well and gives an indication of what is happening.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

I’ve had a GL1100 Interstate, a GL1200 LTD and on my third GL1500. I loved them all. When we decided to get another bike, I really wanted another GL1200 LTD, but I’m not getting any younger and I opted for a 1500 with reverse. I’ve never been on an 1800 so I can’t say I wouldn’t love it. We just lo...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2518

Re: A new bike...

Mrs WingAdmin - don't let the neanderthals get to you. It's not about the destination but the journey, and it doesn't matter how you get there. We all get wet when it rains. My '85 LTD is always a source of discussion. My friends and their newer/new bikes want me to capitulate as well. Enjoy your ne...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Compatible parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Compatible parts...

When it comes to the rear shocks, there is not a lot of choice. Tried a lesser shock on an '85 LTD and the bike is just too heavy, installed the shock, went to the strongest setting and bottomed the shock out without a problem. There are lots of parts that are interchangeable. Coils - 1500 coils - o...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and rear brake.
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Clutch and rear brake.

You have linked brakes, right front and rear are linked. You bleed front first then the rear. Clutch is a challenge. Turn bars full to the right. May be air at top of line. Bleed at the banjo bolt of the clutch MC. Good luck.
by Rednaxs60
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1506

Re: Poor Boy questions

Been using a 55 amp alternator for the past 3 years and lots of power. Don't need to go bigger.
by Rednaxs60
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Why you should do your own maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Why you should do your own maintenance

These bikes aren't that bad to work on. You need the OEM service manual and the electrical troubleshooting manual for your Aspencade. Honda did a good job with these older manuals. PM sent.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Alternator
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Old Aleternator

I'd keep the unit as a spare. Take it into an alternator repair shop, have it tested. I also thought that the OEM alternators were 40 amp. Always good to have a spare, can be used as an interim if the replacement alt fails and has to be replaced. Not many vehicles on the road today that isn't full o...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2518

Re: A new bike...

Couple of years back, my friends and I took a trip through BC and went over the Kootenay Pass, known locally as the Salmo-Creston Pass. I was on my '85 1200, an my friends were on a 1200 HD and an HD that had had the engine upgraded. There was a Burgman that tucked in behind us at the bottom, don't ...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire size/Center stand
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Tire size/Center stand

The tire size will make a difference. If the front tire is still good and within the 5 year window, and you can put up with the tire difference, change it back when you replace the tires. I found that you have to rock these 1200s quite a bit. Looks like Honda changed the tire size in 1985 to the 130...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New to Wings
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: New to Wings

Welcome. Great bikes these 1200s. I've been using regular in my '85 Limited edition since I bought it 3 1/2 years ago and no issues. Used high test for a short period when riding two up from Los Angeles to here in the mountains, otherwise regular gas, won't hurt it. Sending PM. Good luck with your n...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: U-Joint or Something else
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: U-Joint or Something else

Have you had a good look at the cush dampers in the rear wheel. Check to see if the holes are elongated. Could prove to be an issue. Here is a picture of the cush dampers:


by Rednaxs60
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 53
Views: 2815

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Mounted the Unobtanium panel this morning. Looks good installed, but will require painting to match. I've installed a voltmeter/USB combo unit, outdoor temp indicator (for Sonya), and a heated clothing outlet. Have not installed driving lights yet so will be contemplating where to put switches. Have...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

For those of you who do not frequent the NGW forum, here is an interesting read regarding the development of the GW: https://powersports.honda.com/Experienc ... c081171dd1

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

My 1500 is a better two up machine, have the HO alt and doing some changes such as driving lights, electronic hook ups such as USB and voltmeter indicator. When I mentioned the 1500 is a better two up machine, it is from a space availability and a little extra space for the rider and passenger. The...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 LTD Throttle Position Sensor Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: GL1200 LTD Throttle Position Sensor Help Needed

Had the same issue as you mention, fuel smell on start and running slightly rich. Since I freed up the cruise throttle cancellation plate, I've had to reset the TPS twice. Think that this contributes to the running rich and a fuel smell when starting and during operation. Even though you can have th...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: U-Joint or Something else
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: U-Joint or Something else

Just drop the right side.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 LTD Throttle Position Sensor Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: GL1200 LTD Throttle Position Sensor Help Needed

To set the TPS you need to use the light green (signal) and green (ground). You should also do a cylinder bank balance and set the idle first. The cylinder balance screw is under the CFI cover on the right and balances the cylinders by adjusting the left throttle linkage. You need to use the TPS cal...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

Have owned an 1800, still have an '85 LTD and a '95 1500. Sold the 1800 for a variety of reason, and bought a 1500 in its place. The 1200 has been my pet project for the last three years and have kept track of the costs related to it, including tires and oil changes and such - not for the faint of h...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seating options for larger riders
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Seating options for larger riders

Had an 1800 and had the OEM seat modified for my 6' 2" size. Before the modification, my knees were approximately 1 inch from the fairing and my arms were being pushed back such that I was feeling a pinch between the shoulder blades that was quite uncomfortable. Material was removed to move me back ...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS

Check out Loctite LB 8012 - minimum 60% moly:


MSDS site: http://www1.mscdirect.com/MSDS/MSDS0001 ... 180906.PDF
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive shaft seals?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Drive shaft seals?

If the c-clip is still on the drive shaft FD end, OEM service manual recommends remove and discard. Make sure the spring is in the end of the drive shaft, if not, still available from Honda.

Good luck. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: exhaust diameter

Use a small fan, say 15-20 inch and just open the garage door enough for the fan to blow out. It will ventilate the garage. Something like when a fire department uses a fan to remove smoke from the inside of a building. I do it all the time.