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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: 126

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...
by Rednaxs60
Mon May 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200 asp tip over sensor location?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: 1987 GL1200 asp tip over sensor location?

There is a sensor assembly, stop P/N 35160-ML8-701 on the 1987 1200A, operates the same as the bank angle sensor. My '85 1200 LTD FI model has one as well. The '87 Aspy is located forward in front around the coils. Check the on line fiche for the '87 Aspy and it is in the ignition coil section numbe...
by Rednaxs60
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch and oil problem
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Clutch and oil problem

Only use oils that have an API donut with the lower half blank as per: API-CK-4-Donut-non-energy.jpg The lower half left blank indicates there are no energy or friction reducing additives in the oil. These older GWs were designed to use a high detergent, good quality oil with no additives, just like...
by Rednaxs60
Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: DSO138 Oscilloscope
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: DSO138 Oscilloscope

The oscilloscope is a great tool and it provides information a multimeter cannot. QA on these small components is not the best, and as you mention, even new these small components can be faulty. Good catch/fix. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: DSO138 Oscilloscope
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: DSO138 Oscilloscope

No worries, like spending other peoples money!! :P :P Ordering the acrylic case for the one I have. In defense of my actions, you are more electronic savvy than I. These small items can save a lot of time and energy when things go awry. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: DSO138 Oscilloscope
Replies: 19
Views: 779

DSO138 Oscilloscope

In doing research for an aftermarket ECU upgrade/replacement for the ECU on my '85 LTD, I cam e across this little gem on a thread in another forum. It is a small DSO 138 oscilloscope . I decided that this would be a good addition for my test equipment so I went on Amazon.ca and found a similar alre...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 6933

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Just did a tire change on the 1500 with 90 deg stems. The installer would have put the beads in during install but I did not have them with me because I was told the week before when I had the 1200 tires changed that they would not put the beads in. I put the beads in through the valves when I got h...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Temp sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Coolant Temp sensor

I need to change my coolant temp sensor on my 1200 Limited. I could use any help and/or suggestions. Like #1, where is it? :?: The temp sensor is behind the heat shield on the same pipe as the fan thermo switch. What is the issue with the switch? Good to hear that the fan is working correctly. PM s...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Location: United States
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Location: United States

If you have that much money, and are of a person of interest (POI) maybe you have the need, but most of us don't. Won't get far on my bank account. Besides, if you want information on people there is enough on the web and you will be found. Years ago you would phone up the phone company for a phone ...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Attn. Guru's and Advice givers.. THANK YOU
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Attn. Guru's and Advice givers.. THANK YOU

Your first picture of the head shows a carbon build up under the exhaust valve, not a lot from what I can see. Carbon build up under the exhaust valve(s) is a primary source of low compression and will get worse overt time. I would recommend taking the other head off while you are at this, take them...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 71
Views: 27073

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Thanks for posting the pics. Checked the owner of the thread, be better if you started a new one so we can be specific about your issue. Will review your issue regarding the wiring.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 71
Views: 27073

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Interesting scenario - something is not hooked up properly. I have the alt conversion on my '85 LTD. The main wire to the battery is fine. The three wires on the back of the alternator are for sense, excite and a lamp. Here is a picture of it: 3-wire connections - 2.jpg If this is not what you have,...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat length
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Seat length

Had an '08 1800, I'm 6'2 and 220. The seat was modified to suit, extra 2 inches added to the seat and moved back 2 inches. Used the same seat skin. Huge difference. Before work was done, knees were only about an inch from the front fairing, and I was getting pinched between the shoulder blades, very...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Getting at some long overdue maintenance. New tires installed, Michelin Commander on the front and Austone taxi tire for rear. Local shop installed the rear tire, not an issue for them. Going to finish up the additional wiring for the USB and a few other items. New u-joint boot installed. Not a lot ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: newbie just purchased 1985 1100 Aspencade
Replies: 2
Views: 179

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: 328

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: 632

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: 1295

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: 49
Views: 2826

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: 147

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: 490

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: 1574

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: 305

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: 30
Views: 1057

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: 49
Views: 2826

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 ...