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by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Conversion
Replies: 49
Views: 2557

Re: Alternator Conversion

Just got my FIRST Goldwing. I knew going in that there was a BIG chance the stator was bad but I had to replace the battery and starter first. Knowing now for positive that the stator IS bad, I have no intention of paying for or attempting a stator replacement. I WILL however be installing an alter...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ltd runs to rich
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Ltd runs to rich

These sensors are the PBl/PBr (manifold pressure sensors).
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ltd runs to rich
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Ltd runs to rich

No carbs on your bike, the carb cleaner is to clean the throttle plates. What seems to be happening is that the engine cylinder bank balance is off, and the TPS may be out of calibration as well. This will affect the fuel consumption considerably. You can tell which cylinder bank is not working as h...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pulse generator 1200ltd
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: pulse generator 1200ltd

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:42 am
It is very difficult to check a TPS with a digital meter, they are never steady enough to be able to see the place where the fault is.
Agree - looking for a used inexpensive oscilloscope to do testing.
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 5249

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Have owned and sold an '08 1800, and have two '85 LTDs on the road. Took the new 1800 for a test ride and it is a nice, new bike. I think Honda did listen to comments about the 1800, and perused the various forums to get a feel for the way forward. I would submit that this new GW is designed and put...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pulse generator 1200ltd
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: pulse generator 1200ltd

Agree with Dave - a faulty TPS can operate your engine and no error code will show on the ECU - BTDT. A faulty TPS generally shows up in the lower rpm range and speeds. The TPS can also be affected by heat. If the TPS is failing, you will get what seems to be a misfire but it is really ignition timi...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

Hear you on the work. The more of the same that you do, the easier it is and the faster as well. I can pull the back end off my '85 1200 and have the FD on the workbench in 1 hour. Since I'm retired, speed is less important to me than taking my time, doing it right and enjoying the experience if you...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery leak
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Mystery leak

Doing the work on the front forks, other than the tool for seating the fork seals - 41 mm - are general shop tools. You are more than capable. Tried some of the homemade tools for this but no joy. Bought the motion pro 41 mm tool and for the cost and time to do the work, well worth it. You do need a...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

I have worked on the 1800. Just changing the air filter was a challenge and a 3 1/2 hour change. Not bad to replace a $25.00 air filter. Getting to the clutch slave to change the fluid takes significantly more time. Need a degree in OEM service manual interpretation for the 1800. Kept the OEM servic...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I'm in the process of rationalizing my bikes and will be selling my second '85 LTD, and looking at a 1995 1500 with 145,000 Kms on it. I replaced the suspension on the '85s as well as my 1800 when I had it. Huge difference in ride performance and quality. I also put suspension down as a safety item....
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Rationalizing Bikes

Went for a ride the other weekend, the Military Police Motorcycle Rally on Vancouver Island and had a wonderful time. The '85 LTD performed flawlessly. We are heading off this weekend for a few days to head up island and tour around for some four/five days. While we were out on the ride, met a lot o...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Computer Fuel Injection 1986 GL1200 SEI
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Computer Fuel Injection 1986 GL1200 SEI

Just put an '85 LTD FI bike back on the road this past May and drove it across Canada from northern Ontario to Victoria BC. Fuel system was an issue at the start, fuel did not flow freely from the tank to the pump. Recommend flushing the lines and shut off valve from the tank to the fuel pump inlet,...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4376

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

When the instructors at the courses I've attended see a foot come off the pegs, or even a twitch that would indicate a foot movement, all I've heard from them is you will hurt yourself. They can't stop you from doing it, but they can remind you of the consequences. The other issue regarding your fee...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Anti dive on front fork

Heavier fork oil and a look at the anti-dive units would be good. The anti-dive units are quite robust and don't need maintenance very often. Your bike is 27 years old and if the suspension is original, probably past the best before date. A set of Progressive springs in the front forks as an upgrade...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thank you very much wingadmin
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Good idea for the monthly contest. I also found Wingadmin's Youtube video of his 1500. Quite informative. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: A ride review on the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 0
Views: 42

A ride review on the new 2018 Goldwing

Went to my local Honda dealer to pick up some miscellaneous parts from my favorite parts guy - rode in on my '85 LTD. Had a good chin wag, and just before i left I wanted to find out how a person got to ride the new 1800 demo bike. I also owned an '08 1800 for three years that I had upgraded the sus...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4376

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Read lots of reports of surveys being commissioned regarding rider habits, skill sets, etc and most are on the honour system; however, there was one that I read where the bikes were instrumented. The number of bikes that were taking a nap and not because of an accident or while at speed, increased s...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Trip coming up

My wife and I (plus other riders) will be leaving Nova Soctia on the 29th Aug for our return leg (to Keremeos BC) of our cross Canada (Victoria BC to St Johns Nfld) Military Police National Motorcycle relay ride. We will cross into Maine and wonder through the NE states re entering Canada at Niagar...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: linked brake bleed question
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: linked brake bleed question

OEM service manual has the front brake of the linked brakes done first then the rear. May have to do several times in that order. The highest point in the linked brake system is the line going to the front brake - goes up and over the engine and down by the front forks, lots of line for air to get t...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Military Police National Motorcycle Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Military Police National Motorcycle Rally

Day 2 of the ride started off well after a good rest and fun evening. Sonya and I stayed at a hotel for medical reasons, but did make it to the dinner at the local legion for the steak sandwich and fixings. Lots of food this weekend. Got back to the arena on the base where people were milling around...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Military Police National Motorcycle Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Military Police National Motorcycle Rally

Had a great weekend on my first organized ride. It was the start of the 2018 Military Police National Motorcycle Rally in support of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children that was founded in 1957 - this is the 10th anniversary of the ride. There is a good article in the May 2018 Wing World on ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 LTD Alternator
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: 1200 LTD Alternator

Good luck and safe riding. Know of these rides, have looked into them. Another suggestion, if you have a battery tender connection, you can get a battery tender voltmeter to plug into it. Would give you a more accurate reading of the electrical system voltage when at idle and on the road. There is a...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 LTD Alternator
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: 1200 LTD Alternator

Agree. Switching the stator wires would provide an indication of where to concentrate your efforts, stator or regulator/rectifier - would still do all other checks. The RR after 34 years could have weak diodes. Hadn't thought about the amp flow in the stator wires before, just the electrical system....
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this the right oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Is this the right oil?

Agree with your statement. My point is that you need to start with an initial base, the OEM recommendation, then go forward. When you research the SAE oil specs, there is a forward compatibility. In regards to our older motorcycles that are designed to use oils based on SAE automotive oil specificat...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this the right oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Is this the right oil?

It was mentioned that the API donut should have the lower half blank. This indicates there are no additional additives in the oil. JASO standard came out in 1999 after your bike was manufactured. JASO MA (came out first) indicates the oil meets the standards for wet clutch applications - no friction...