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by Rednaxs60
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doug's Winter Maintenance Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Part 2

Lots of juice from the battery, started mine with 10.4 volts showing on the gauge. I'd take a multimeter and check for power at the starting solenoid, and starter. Is the bike inadvertently in gear - not quite in neutral? How bout the engine stop switch. Pull in the clutch lever? Check the side stan...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?
Replies: 23
Views: 523

Re: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?

Agree with Doug, forgot about the filters - gas and air. There are a lot of good products on the market to add to the fuel such as Yamalube Ring Free Plus Fuel Conditioner - good reviews on this - have used as well. Best way to prevent carb issues - prefer fuel injection myself, but have had no issu...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doug's Winter Maintenance Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Part 2

Good winter project. The clutch slave is a "missed" maintenance item and after some 20 years or so, gets a bit gummy. Have done ones on 1200s and they looked like yours - one even worse. The engine should start, no safety switch on the coolant side. The raising of the rear luggage shouldn't affect s...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?
Replies: 23
Views: 523

Re: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?

Bought my '95 1500 almost two years ago with 155,000 Kms on it. Did the required maintenance, timing belts, fluid change all round, new brake pads, tires, front fork springs, rear Progressive air shocks, lubed up rear splines, high output alternator (bought when I purchased the bike - put on a year ...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 LTD Garage find - Timing Belt etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: GL1200 LTD Garage find - Timing Belt etc.

Nice find. These are great bikes when on the road. Mine is off road for maintenance and is my retirement project. Have done lots of tours, solo and two up. First order of business is to get a copy of the OEM service manual, the electrical trouble shooting manual, and the supplement. Without these yo...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Injection Issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Fuel Injection Issue?

artoftheflatlands wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 am
I'm wondering if unplugging the dashboard trip computer has anything to do with the cfi?
If you are mentioning the travel computer on the shelter, has no impact.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Injection Issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Fuel Injection Issue?

Anything happen when the key is turned on? The RR install should not affect the start of the engine. Disconnect the RR from the system and see what happens. There appears to be a lack of power to the CFI system. I would jump the 30 amp fuse that provides power to the CFI system to prove the system.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Injection Issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Fuel Injection Issue?

Pictures of the RR install would be a help as well.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Injection Issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Fuel Injection Issue?

Do you have the 3 manuals: OEM or after market service manual for the 1200, the electrical troubleshooting manual, and the supplement for the FI model. If not recommend getting a copy. There is a 30 amp fuse for the CFI system that is located to the right of the battery. It is the white wire coming ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1342

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

Have done the external alt mod on my '85 Limited Edition instead of a stator replacement. Either is good. If you replace the stator, and have the back end off, do a clean of the sprague clutch while you are in there. The parts are inexpensive as well so a change out of the old parts is good. A newer...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

I am on the 5th set of tires on my 1500. The first 3 sets were Dunlop E3s. The next was Avon Cobras. All four sets cupped severely and I keep my bike serviced including the suspension on a regular basis. I now have a set of Dunlop E4s with appx. 8k miles. There is no cupping at all, none that I can...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

Interesting write up on tire wear. http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/ Read this a while back. Interesting read. Agree a bit with the write up on cupping; however, since this is not a universal issue there's more to the story, just my opinion. Like the balance beads, but prefer the Ride-On Motorcyc...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

I have used Michelin Commander II front/rear and renewed after some 30K Kms (almost 20K miles) . Kept at 40 PSI front/rear. Have Shinko Tourmasters on the 1200 now, expect lower mileage out of these but have 2 other bikes to ride as well. Had Tourmasters on a second '85 Limited Edition and found the...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What is Cupping? Tire Recommendations.

I'll chime in. I'm a believer that the only part/system on our motorcycles that keep the tires firmly planted on the road is the suspension. The first issue is the proper spring rate for our weight and riding style - front and rear, the second is the rebound and compression rate of the springs, and ...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Goldwing Model History
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Goldwing Model History

Great read and synopsis. Always looking for info regarding the GW history. Found a book about this, "Honda Gold Wing Gold Portfolio - 1975-1995"


Lots of technical detail in this. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride after rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: First ride after rebuild

Lots of foam in a GW seat. Take it to a shop or DIY and remove a good 1 1/2", and while doing this inset a gel pad for comfort. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Started a home built Poorboy
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: Started a home built Poorboy

Used the Morosso spacer on one of the '85 LTDs I did the alt mod to. Worked pretty good but found that the holes were too large for the bolts and aligning it was a PITA. Used some PVC tube the size of the bolt holes and reamed the internal diameter to suit the bolt size for the bike. Worked much bet...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 1200 aspencade sei tps plug location
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: 1986 1200 aspencade sei tps plug location

Bjswanke wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 pm
I can’t figure out where the plug location is for my throttle position sensor my bike didn’t have one when I bought it so now I’m trying to put one on but can’t find the other end of the plug
THE TPS wiring is continuous from the TPS to the connector under the false tank:


by Rednaxs60
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel light comes on sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Fuel light comes on sometimes

Do you have a picture of the RR, make and model? The tilt switch as you call it, shuts off the fuel pump and engine when the bike decides to nap (bike is laid on its side or dropped) for whatever reason. It is a safety item so I would not bypass. These fuel injected models are not like the carb mode...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel light comes on sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Fuel light comes on sometimes

To start the fuel filter is on the left side of the bike just above the engine. Attached pic of location, ‘85/’86 fuelies are the same: Bike 4.jpg No points on these bikes, electronic ignition. The fuel injection is the same for these engines as for any fuel injected engine. Honda, in essence, stuff...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel light comes on sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Fuel light comes on sometimes

You mention the fuel light will flash on. There are two fuel lights. Is it the fuel light or the fuel system light? The difference between the two is that the fuel system light is similar to the check engine light in a car, it indicates that there is an electrical fault in the CFI system. If it is t...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I would like some Advice on my 1980 GL1100I
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: I would like some Advice on my 1980 GL1100I

First item to get is an OEM manual if you haven't got one, second item is timing belts, then the rest. Everything you have mentioned except the clutch and carb issues is normal maintenance/baseline the bike for use. Put together a schedule of what you want to do and pick away at it with a goal to ha...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 27
Views: 1329

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

When I got back into riding decided I'd never tow a trailer. Fast forward some 5 years and a trip to the Yukon and back, bought and towed a trailer. My pillion mentioned we didn't need one, but after the trip admitted it was very convenient having the trailer. Towed with my 1500. It's an N-Line sing...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hartco vs. Ultimate
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Hartco vs. Ultimate

Had an 1800, since sold; however, I had the same issue with the seating. I had researched the 1800 before I bought it and taller riders, I'm 6'2" had issues with the amount of room available to them with the stock seat. My knees were about 1" from the fairing, my arms were pushed back because of the...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Feedback Re-Oil Consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Feedback Re-Oil Consumption

Bit much on the consumption, but if you're not seeing smoke and such I'd live with it. The bike is some 41 years old and it is loosing more fluids from age, just like we all do. You've got a beautiful bike, until you stop at a gas station and check the fuel and fill up the oil - something like the o...