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by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 292
Views: 79878

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

Is it safe to do that? I feel like there will be a compatibility issue. Read the past 12 pages, you decide. Agree. Have mentioned previously that you do the research, and make the decision, no one else can make it for you. If you like the feel, performance - good, if not, go back to an MC. Installi...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting - '85 Limited Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Painting - '85 Limited Edition

Forgot to add some technical details. Used the Meiji F55 mini spray gun: F55-G-z5fJaB.jpg equivalent to the Iawata LPH80. Mentioned that I bought these with the CERAKOTE. Spraying at 18/20 PSI. Fan open about 1/3 turn, fluid approximately 1 1/2 turns. Used my home made spray booth: Home Made Spray B...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Interested in a Goldwing GL1100 vs GL1200
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Interested in a Goldwing GL1100 vs GL1200

Solo So Long has a good point. The 1200 will give you the wind protection you need, I have an '85 Limited Edition fuel injected model and it has good wind protection, and you don't get wet until you stop - BTDT. The 1500 is much the same way, a few extra pounds, can be used as a daily driver. Has so...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion
Replies: 42
Views: 1453

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion

Goldenponyboy wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Would it be ok for me to just unplug the whole RR?
Yes.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting - '85 Limited Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Painting - '85 Limited Edition

Good paint day today. Have quite a few pieces done/finished: Paint finished.jpg I'm pleased with the difference between old and new: Paint Comparison.jpg Here's a better pic of the finished product: Paint finished 2.jpg Will be prepping for another paint day Wednesday. The four two colour test piece...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion
Replies: 42
Views: 1453

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion

The RR and stator must be isolated from the electrical system. You can leave these installed for a just in case scenario, but not hooked up.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Install fused power distribution block
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Install fused power distribution block

Nice looking unit. Like the rubber straps and the integrated 12 VDC switched relay. Yes you can do this for less expense; however, if space is at a premium, locating individual items such as the relay and fuse block can be a challenge. This is where these aftermarket units that have the relay, groun...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting - '85 Limited Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Painting - '85 Limited Edition

Have been working at prepping pieces, but have taken some time off for personal time. Went to Quadra Island for a weekend, did some kayaking: Kayak Quadra Island.jpg Every now and then have to recharge the batteries. Prepping for painting, seems that's all I get to say of late, but has to be done - ...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 2258

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

That is one sweet dash upgrade.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Install electric solenoid fuel shutoff valve
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Install electric solenoid fuel shutoff valve

Nice install and work around. Working well?
by Rednaxs60
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 332
Views: 35259

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hey all, newbie here , I'm so glad that I found this group. I haven't been in the wind for a while but an opportunity presented itself and I took it. last bike I had was a Kawasaki KZ1000 which I had a lot of fun with. So here I am 25 years later jumping right on a Goldwing!! I picked up a 95 Aspen...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 332
Views: 35259

Re: First time posters, say hello!

grbrck1: Maybe more I am forgetting. My carbs seemed fine and after running some seafoam through a couple tanks of gas I was confident they were ok and no rebuild needed. I felt this was needed as the bike had minimal maintenance for the past 10 years. I really believe doing it all at once is the w...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vapor Blasting in PA
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Vapor Blasting in PA

Nice job on the parts. Like vapor blasting. Like the attention to detail with the black. The fellow that did my engine parts/pieces told me upfront that the finish would be too smooth for painting. I had my 1200 engine parts/pieces done this past summer. Since the engine is basically hidden from sig...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: repainting
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: repainting

Reason I asked is that I am painting my '85 Limited Edition that is the same colour scheme as the '82 1100 and the '91 1500 - two tone gold metal flake and brown metal flake.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: repainting
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: repainting

What painting is it that you want to have done. Is this the gold metal flake and brown metal flake colour combination?
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 85
Views: 32318

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

The sense wire is the black wire.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Interested in a Goldwing GL1100 vs GL1200
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Interested in a Goldwing GL1100 vs GL1200

I'll chime in here. Both 1100/1200 are good bikes and can give you great service and longevity. These bikes are long in the tooth so to speak and as such come with the obsolescence issues. Most maintenance issues, besides the engine, are not an issue - parts are available such as bearings and the li...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester

1500 RPM in first should be sufficient. Need to learn how to hear the engine - don't look at the tach, and stay at this RPM. The reason for the higher RPM is to do the slow speed maneuvering, but mostly if you feel the bike going over, keep the same RPM and dump the clutch - the bike will stand up a...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: Goldwing Tight Turns - Chester

The fellow doing the clean run at wing ding is Steve McKenna from Richmond BC. He was one of the lead instructor at the Roadcraft Motorcycle Academy out of Richmond BC that has unfortunately closed its doors. Did three courses with them because of Steve McKenna and what he could do on his 1800 - my ...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!

I'm a little confused. Does the bike start? If all the signals are correct the ECU will not display any error codes - no lights will be illuminated. If the bike starts and there are no error codes, there will be no lights. If the bike goes through a normal start up when you turn on the key as you me...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: 1985 Limited Fuel Problem, PLEASE Help!

How did he get the ECU to start reading anything, after it would not to start with? I have a 1200 LTD also. 100K without a niss and now troubleshooting a miss. I cannot get my ECU to read anything but red lights for a second when I turn on the key and then nothing. Old thread, but relevant to us th...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 47
Views: 2015

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

Agree with OldCrow, 1500 Gold Wing is not for everyone, especially the newer crowd. Had an '08 1800, sold it for a variety of reasons and now have my '85 Limited Edition FI, and '95 1500. Added a 2012 V-Strom DL1000 to the stable - thought about selling it but it's paid for and upgraded to what I wa...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

Looked at the '94 manual. Seems it's only the Aspencade and SE models that have one oil lock. Looking into upgrading the front forks on my '95. Replaced the springs with Progressive when I bought it two years ago, but with direct replacement spring rate. Want to upgrade to a 1.0/1.1 spring rate, str...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

Good information. My thoughts are definitely the front forks. The internals are not working as expected. The right (will check manual) fork has an oil lock, only one side has this, and there are rebound springs as well. If you have kept the OEM parts, I would go back to the beginning with the fork u...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

This is interesting. Have read all the posts. You've done a lot of work. Don't quite understand the pogo stick effect. Steering head bearings will not make the front into a pogo stick, may get a shimmy. The tires are balanced and if you are going to have an issue it generally will come to light at 6...