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by Rednaxs60
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Stator Failure

Did the external alternator mod summer 2016. Had the alternator fail on a trip south to Big Sur Park in the fall of 2017. Failed in Redding CA. Local Honda dealer took the bike in, sourced an alternator from the local NAPA store and had me back on the road in less than 24 hours, can't do this with a...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: Luggage capacity question

Took an N-Line single wheel trailer on a 7400 Km road trip, works well.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 Goldwing
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: 85 Goldwing

The ECU is under the trunk. This unit controls the whole CFI system, is integrated with the travel computer that sends signals to the dash for various readouts. The spark igniters are just forward of the air filter under the PB sensors. These are the rectangular grey units, about 1 1/2 inch by 1 inch.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: FOR SALE

Sorry to hear. Good luck with everything.
by Rednaxs60
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike just died like fuel pump quit 1985 Limited.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Bike just died like fuel pump quit 1985 Limited.

First - you need to get a copy of the Service manual supplement. Without it you are flying blind so to speak. The electrical troubleshooting manual is a must as well. The ECU has 5 indicator lights and are read from back to front. From front to back the indicator lights are: 3-2-1-0 W. The W indicat...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering Lights Yes another question.
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Cornering Lights Yes another question.

There is a procedure in the electrical troubleshooting service manual. There is a brown 6 pin connector left side forward that you need to access to troubleshoot. Best way to get at this is to remove the front fairing, otherwise a real PITA and you cannot get at one side of the connector.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: Luggage capacity question

Took some pics of the rack I had put together for my bikes. All aluminum. Put together with bolts then welded at a local shop. Still have to install signal lights. Here are three pics:






Has a RotopaX gas can attachment.

Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: Luggage capacity question

Have used all three. Trunk bag only holds a bit more than you carry in your saddlebags and trunk, doesn't give a lot of extra space and as tfdeputydawg mentions you should reinforce the trunk lid. Always said I'd never tow a trailer, but have done so. Have an N-line trailer, uni wheel, and first tri...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade SE-i FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade SE-i FOR SALE

Very clean and nice looking SE-i. These older FI models are a treat to ride, and perform well. Good luck. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Additional lights kill the stator?

Agree with the Ghostt. An RR upgrade is a good idea, a new shunt RR using MOSFET internal components is good, but an upgrade to a series RR versus a shunt RR is the best idea. MOSFET is just an electronic internal component replacing the older style SCR and such. It has been around for a long time, ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 LTD - "Clunk" in the rear of the bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1506

Re: 1985 GL1200 LTD - "Clunk" in the rear of the bike

Only on start from a stop. Not always but often enough. If I keep the RPMs around 2000 on start, hit and miss. Almost as if the drive train is taking up slack. Swing arm bearings replaced. Put engine in gear and turn wheel, lots of play. Intend to look at FD this winter season and check backlash, et...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New to the Wing
Replies: 21
Views: 2004

Re: New to the Wing

COP info - may be of assistance. https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... on#p534261

Another mod that is beneficial is replacing the shunt RR with a series RR, a benefit to the stator and electrical system.

Like the work, nice job. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Headlight upgrade?

Just installed this LED: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B071R3KTBB/ref ... 70_TE_item

No fan, plug and play.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Headlight upgrade?

Replacing with LED is good. Get the lights without the fan, find these draw a lot of power and can give you power issues, BTDT. Just replaced the headlight on my '85 LTD with the non-fan type and a lot of the power issues I was seeing went away.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Ltd starting problems
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: 1200 Ltd starting problems

Last year I put a second '85 LTD on the road after a 4 year rest. I bought the bike as a parts bike, but had Christmas 2017, my brother and I had it in his garage, thawed it out, and tried an engine start. Got the fuel flowing, lots of crap in the lines and took some time to clear it out. Replaced t...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Ltd starting problems
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: 1200 Ltd starting problems

Have to weigh in here. First and foremost, do you have the OEM service, Electrical Troubleshooting, and Supplement manuals. Without these you will be asking a lot of questions and getting answers that may or may not be applicable. You can use a 1500 sensor, but you will have to modify the mounting b...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200A Limited Fuel Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 1985 GL1200A Limited Fuel Pump

I've replaced mine. Use a Spectra SP1186. Specs: Free Flow Rate: 46 gph/174 lph - Maximum Pressure (psi): 118 psi. Check out a local wrecker as well for a fuel pump off an older Honda, Subaru and such. Seems all these used similar pumps. Could you elaborate on what modifications you had to do on th...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200A Limited Fuel Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 1985 GL1200A Limited Fuel Pump

I've replaced mine. Use a Spectra SP1186. Specs: Free Flow Rate: 46 gph/174 lph - Maximum Pressure (psi): 118 psi.

Check out a local wrecker as well for a fuel pump off an older Honda, Subaru and such. Seems all these used similar pumps.
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: 6077

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: 649

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: 649

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: 44
Views: 2174

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: 44
Views: 2174

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: 99

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: 613

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...