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by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 75
Views: 5850

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Very nice job on the model. Your Dad is going to like it very much!
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting

rcgreg wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:10 pm
You got 2 of them Ernest !
Had 2 - sold the one I brought out from Ontario. Good project bike it was, spent more than I got for the bike, but a good experience bringing one back to life and the ride across Canada was priceless. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting

These bikes are great when operating well, but can be a challenge when issues occur. You need to get the manuals for the FI bikes, if not, you will have a harder time diagnosing the issue(s). Bike and Dennis over on Steve Saunders site mentioned that he wouldn't put fuel in one without having the ma...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

These are robust motorcycles. I often wonder if there is a way to route the exhaust so it gives a bit more clearance. If this is what the bike was bought for, go for it, especially since you mention that you are having fun. Lots of money and time spent on changing these bikes all the time. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

Why is this a waste? Because these people think nothing of pounding the crap out of a bike off road that was designed to be an outstanding highway touring bike. When they're done abusing and destroying this Goldwing they'll be the same jackasses that then part it out on ebay and try to make money o...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel level/gauge incorrect
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Fuel level/gauge incorrect

When I fill up my level goes to one notch above a 1/2 tank and then steadily drops. I'm thinking maybe the float is bent or something but wanted other oppinions/knowen issues. Also on my trip computer my range, fuel qty, and cons rate just flashes '-----' Wondering if all these issues are related? ...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Contemplating moving up

Good advice being given. Have owned an 1800 (sold it), did some long trips on it, Victoria BC to Ontario and back, Victoria to San Diego and area return, couple of jaunts through BC interior as well - put some 40,000 Kms on it in one year. Have an '85 Limited Edition (my retirement project so it's s...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68109

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

As rjohnson mentions, "much anger on the dark side", but I'd say much anger on the non-dark side. Let's be realistic about motorcycling, it is inherently dangerous and requires a lot of due diligence on our part. You don't get the same commentary about trailers, or the fact that we quite often excee...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Almost back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: Almost back on the road

I bought an inexpensive boroscope that fits through the plug holes. This would let you do some investigation before taking the engine apart. Here is a picture of my #2 cylinder, you see the bottom of the piston where coolant would be if the head gasket has failed, and oil if rings are leaking: IMG_1...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: trailer or hitch rack

It was recommended to load back to front. I am finding that the side to side loading, even if it shifts an inch or so, can be felt as a slight wobble on the back end. You cannot see the trailer move at all, just feels different. The same with the back to front loading. Too much forward and you feel ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: trailer or hitch rack

I have now used both. Made an aluminum rack for my 1200 and carried some camping gear when I went to LA for a camping trip: Trailer Hitch rack w-light.jpg It was small but did the trick. I also have a 1500, and we are on a Yukon/Alaska trip so I had a larger rack made 14"X25" and it carries a large ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Almost back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: Almost back on the road

Good to hear all is well with you, can always repair the bike. You have done an amazing job. It's remarkable how a fresh coat of paint and colour scheme can make these older bikes so attractive. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Advice on new bike

I'll wade in here. 1200 is a great bike, when operating well, can't really be beat. You need to learn how to work on these bikes, get manual(s), or find a good mechanic first. There are several forums regarding these older GWs, this one, Classic Goldwings, Naked Gold Wings and Steve Saunders. The bi...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter repeatedly failing
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Starter repeatedly failing

Any Joy resolving your issue?
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 SEi no starting due to fault codes
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: 86 SEi no starting due to fault codes

Jack the idle up to 1000 +/- 100 at operating temp, 750 too low.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: roller bearings in drive shaft housing
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: roller bearings in drive shaft housing

Managed to push the boot over the u-joint back. The bearings are too big to be from there. Searching through the parts list 91062-MG9-013 Bearing, needle, 20x35x18 could be where it came from. With no damage to the seal I am hesitant about tearing apart the final drive. -Mark Have had the FD apart ...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3517

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Cancer is not fun wherever. Had throat cancer 5 years ago. Thoughts are with you, hope all goes well.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts runs and wont start again sometimes
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

Re: Starts runs and wont start again sometimes

Last year post, but curious as to whether you were able to find and fix the issue with your bike.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

Lucky07 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:06 am
Had to change a leaky crank seal
That'll do it.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

Pistons look good, to check for impact, rotate the crank until the piston crowns are out all the way and make sure they come out even with the block. You are going to need new valves as mentioned, if so, I'd take both heads off, take into a local machine shop and have the heads freshened before putt...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter

SEIgivesmewings wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Ok cool thanks a lot. Are all of these larger in diameter and are they in a metal or plastic casing?
Most if not all are larger and metal casings. It doesn't take much to modify the filter holder to fit these larger filters. Do a search of this site and you will find info on this.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: 1200 SEI Fuel Filter

Here's a list of fuel filters that can be used. Check the local parts place.

Hastings GF159/Beck Arnley 043-0897/Fram G3969/NAPA 3556/WIX 33556
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: I know a guy...... in British Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: I know a guy...... in British Colombia

Welcome from the west coast rock. These are a great bike, but do need tender loving care and a good read into them. Don't know about a mechanic, fellows that know the older GWs are far and few between. I've been learning for the past 3 1/2 years. Enjoy the ride, when it gives you grief always a reas...
by Rednaxs60
Wed May 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: LTD dead
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: LTD dead

Wish you were closer. Good luck. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New to the Forum - Could use a bit of advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: New to the Forum - Could use a bit of advice!

Nice ride. Power to the bike goes through the connections of the starter solenoid (obvious). When the battery is connected to the solenoid, there are two pins that are live at all times with a good fuse installed. The other two pins are for powering the internal solenoid switch allowing power from t...