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by grand rouge
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: REAR WHEEL GL 1200 $100.00 delivered 48
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: REAR WHEEL GL 1200 $100.00 delivered 48

Well......I guess rear wheel bearing / hub failures on the early GL 1200 are not as common as I thought.

Into the dumpster...Sheesh
by grand rouge
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: REAR WHEEL GL 1200 $100.00 delivered 48
Replies: 2
Views: 254

REAR WHEEL GL 1200 $100.00 delivered 48

I have a beautiful rear wheel for sale. 84 85 GL 1200. I properly removed original wheel bearings...just because of age...and installed new Honda packaged bearings. Original bearings were tight in the wheel. The original bearings were removed using a tool that expands inside the inner race so that b...
by grand rouge
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leaking from timing belt cover
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: oil leaking from timing belt cover

Check out a motorcycle parts site such as www.partzilla.com And just a thought.... What is your history with your machine? Has oil been leaking for a while? Is oil level correct? I ask last question because I purchased a GL 1200 that was leaking from many seals. Drained oil. 6.8 quarts came out. Cap...
by grand rouge
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: One Fuel Bar Showing no matter quantity
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: One Fuel Bar Showing no matter quantity

DaRamblerman….. Thanks for your question. No float is not hung...up or down. Steve McQueen showed us what a real motorcyclist does to check fuel quantity..... Remember, in The Great Escape, fuel cap off, look into tank, move bike around a bit, listen perhaps for any sloshing sounds.....and roar away...
by grand rouge
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: One Fuel Bar Showing no matter quantity
Replies: 2
Views: 231

One Fuel Bar Showing no matter quantity

Greetings from Sacramento CA. My 85 LTD is displaying a couple of issues. I have the factory manuals including Electrical and so far have not figured out precisely what is going on. Background: Fuel gauge has been erratic during the 4,500 or so miles I have owned this 85,000 mile machine. When ignit...
by grand rouge
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear breaks
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Rear breaks

The eBay link posted by Joneszy is a good one..... Just a thought, Roelef, is there a car parts store in your area....such as a Brezan? The small O ring, is used in many calipers.....Yes there are some different sizes...but, for example, older Girling and Sumitomo (English and Japanese) some Brembo ...
by grand rouge
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear breaks
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Rear breaks

Not sure what rubber ring talking about. First thought perhaps the rubber ring / seal between each caliper half. Suggestion www.partzilla.com look at parts diagram for your Gold Wing. share number on diagram, also...what year is your GL 1000? for example, I looked up rear caliper for a 79. Other GL ...
by grand rouge
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 1241

Re: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE

Stuart, greetings from Sacramento. For sure, you are at that cross road re riding or not. Glad, as others have said, that you are still on the right side of the grass. Lincolns..... Have had 3 in my life...all purchased new. First was an 87 Town Car. Still in family with over 400,000 miles. Lovingly...
by grand rouge
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first, no clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: Stuck in first, no clutch

Still have the horrible disfigured diaphragm to replace. Don't know if I can ride w/o till new one arrives. I guess I won't. Thanks guys (quote ) Just wondering if the diaphragm is 'horribly disfigured' because perhaps a fluid other than brake fluid had been in there... ATF or motor oil even. Those ...
by grand rouge
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Clutch question

Good to know you got I sorted out. :-)
by grand rouge
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Clutch question

You are welcome. And....enjoy that fine ride!
by grand rouge
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Clutch question

Seems you need to bleed the system. When you locate bleeder for slave cylinder in that tight area back of engine, a short length of clear tubing and an 8mm or 5/16 box end is your friend. You might get lucky and find that the air in system can be expelled at the banjo bolt securing hose to master cy...
by grand rouge
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Plugs looking oily
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Plugs looking oily

Low mileage on your Wing. I mentioned timing belts only because if original or unknown....a broken one destroys some valves instantly. Saw a good you tube video replacing valve stem seals on an 1100 without removing heads....just in case. I used a similar method to change out seals on a Suzuki GS 11...
by grand rouge
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Plugs looking oily
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Plugs looking oily

Greetings from Sacramento CA. Re your GL1200I: Might be seal or ring related...….but...more information required. How many miles on your machine? Any long term storage in its past? Engine oil level: Not overfilled? Fresh oil of proper viscosity and rating? Smoking on start up.. Is bike on center sta...
by grand rouge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: All locked up
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: All locked up

Open and then close the bleeder screw on one or both calipers. Thinking some fluid will be expelled. If wheel then is not locked up...thinking the compensating port in appropriate master cylinder is blocked.....
by grand rouge
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: California carb conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: California carb conversion

I am going to say....yes. If there is a difference will be jet related.....pilots or main jets...perhaps both. Not certain if "mixture" screws were / are capped... (My GL is injected,....been a while since I had carbs off of a 1200....but.....not complicated.....) Do some research...or others perhap...
by grand rouge
Thu May 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: The LED headlight “How To” post
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: The LED headlight “How To” post

Lots of posts here as you know re no spark issues..... you will get there.

Again...thanks re the LED info. Been a few of em….but...I like the LED array ...4 sides..and the resistor ….so no headlight out false warning.. all good.
by grand rouge
Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak below fuel filter
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Oil Leak below fuel filter

Have a look at the various parts diagrams at www.partzilla.com Thinking that if it is a paper gasket as opposed to an o ring....would be an easy one to make yourself. Couple of dollars at your favorite (auto) parts store will get you the proper material.
by grand rouge
Thu May 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: The LED headlight “How To” post
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: The LED headlight “How To” post

Thanks for the tutorial / pictorial. Looking forward to your night riding experience. Comments etc. Perhaps some pics of light pattern against a light colored wall, garage door etc. Oh and maybe a 'deer eyes' shot also and...…

For sure the original lighting needs a big improvement, doesn't it.....
by grand rouge
Wed May 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: clutch

Just a thought. Mogthetrucker, with clutch steels and fibers properly installed and the clutch lever bushing and pushrod in 'as new' condition: with clutch engagement 1 CM from bar..... I think the simplest explanation is that there is still air in the system. The clutch operations you outline are E...
by grand rouge
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LTD For Sale Sacramento CA $2,400
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: LTD For Sale Sacramento CA $2,400

Ernest...thank you....PM sent.
by grand rouge
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LTD For Sale Sacramento CA $2,400
Replies: 2
Views: 204

LTD For Sale Sacramento CA $2,400

Time to find a new home for my 85 GL1200L. I have owned this machine since January 2016. Purchased from a family member. This Wing has been in the family for 10 years. 84,000 miles. In the last 2 years and 3,000 miles I have: Replaced Timing belts Rad hoses, coolant Properly re kitted clutch and bra...
by grand rouge
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I do not have a torque spec...but....with front wheel off ground, straight ahead, a slight push or pull on the hand grip, then applying no more effort, the bar / wheel should turn all the eay to the stop on its own. No resistance. Bearings a wee bit loose safer and more stable than a wee bit too tig...
by grand rouge
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I purchased a 1979 GL 1000 new. Complete Vetter Set Up. Solo or with a passenger, machine was stable even at speeds in excess of 140 KPH. If I were to suggest one thing.....it would be to check and probably adjust the Steering Head Bearings. If too tight....wobble and weave big time....on nearly any...
by grand rouge
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: starter button
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: starter button

If you are talking only broken plastic......Crazy Glue can be your friend.