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by ride dont hide
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Big foam grips are hard to hold - possible fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Big foam grips are hard to hold - possible fix?

I frequently ride in very cold weather (15 degrees is my record low) and use heated gloves by First Gear. Holding on to the throttle gets a lot harder for any length of time with gloves on. I bought a Cramp Buster and trimmed it down to my preference. Works perfect!! You can use your wrist to operat...
by ride dont hide
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head shake
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Head shake

Looking to replace my '85 Aspencade with something a bit newer. I upgraded to this from an '83 Standard with Vetter fairing and Honda bags. Both bikes have the dreaded headshake at 30mph slowdown, even after new neck bearings. What year did this finally disappear?
by ride dont hide
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody using 12V heated gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Anybody using 12V heated gear?

I have an 85 Aspencade and ride until the snow falls. 15 degrees is my personal best (or worse lol) for a 32 mile ride to work at 4:30 a.m. I use First Gear heated jacket liner and heated gloves a LOT! Never had a problem. Removed the radio and use the control panel and original knobs for the heat s...
by ride dont hide
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Bench Test results and questions
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Carburetor Bench Test results and questions

My two cents worth: Make sure the plunger on the wire clip end is not stuck. It should move in and out freely when depressed with your thumbnail. Been there- leaked that.
by ride dont hide
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?

I am going to bet that you found the problem in the speedo. Had what sounds like the same thing on my '83. Squeak started small and became louder by the week. DROVE ME CRAZY trying to find it. Replaced bearings, timing belts and tensioners. One day while riding I just reached down and felt the speed...
by ride dont hide
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Died and came back to life

Mt P.G also checked close to spec until I bent the wires with my fingers as far as I could reach while checking with a multi meter. Finally found that the wiring was either broke or corroded about 4 inches from the plug under the faux tank. More wiggling put it back to spec then back to 0. Problem s...
by ride dont hide
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Died and came back to life
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Died and came back to life

I had a similar problem with my 85 aspencade. Ran fine then in an instant it was like someone hit the kill switch, everything dead. Started right back up and dead again. Happened 5 times just going around the block! Finally tracked it to the pulse generator wire which tested fine until I wiggled the...
by ride dont hide
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: speed sensor accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 223

speed sensor accuracy

New to me 85 A. Seems like the speed sensor is not accurate, so many people passing me unless I get it to 65 mph in a 55. Really don't want to find out the hard way (ticket) so can some one check rpm at 55 and 65? Now you have another excuse to tell the Misses that ya need to go for a ride..... 8-)
by ride dont hide
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will it fit? 1983 GL1100I w/ Shinko 230 Tourmaster Rear Tire
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Will it fit? 1983 GL1100I w/ Shinko 230 Tourmaster Rear Tire

I have put over 60,000 miles on my '83 with the 130/90's and never had a problem using the Dunlop Elites. The last tire I put on was a 140/90 and could not tell a difference.
by ride dont hide
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm

And also that you have verified that the slides move properly and the diaphragms are perfect(no holes). Lifting the needle adds just a touch more fuel in that rpm range what's the best way to check the slides? When I had the carbs apart the diaphragms looked ok i don't know if they are sealing perf...
by ride dont hide
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Blown head gasket

A carb sync can remedy some weird noises and vibrations so let us know on that one. If I remember correctly (its been a while since I owned my 83) a retorque of the head bolts are in order after a short run time.
by ride dont hide
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Back to the Pulse Generators!
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Back to the Pulse Generators!

Thanks Nate, now I am really curios to see any answers on this. There is no such thing as too much info on our 'Wings!
by ride dont hide
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pulse generators
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: pulse generators

Hi dano955, hotwire gave a fantastic response to your question and I would like to add my experience as well. I was sure one of my pgs were bad but tested in spec while installed on the bike. I removed them and tested them again and found one went completely dead while I wiggled it during testing. B...
by ride dont hide
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Back to the Pulse Generators!
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Back to the Pulse Generators!

Hey repo, I have not heard of doing this but am wondering what the advantage is. I replaced my 85 A easily and they were cheap and easy to find.
by ride dont hide
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Blown head gasket

I personally would not get sand paper anywhere near an open cylinder either. What I did was use new razor blades and carefully scraped every mating surface till clean. Yes it was labor intensive but effective. It is easy to nick the mating surface if you strong arm and rush it. (p.s.- I have been of...
by ride dont hide
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Blown head gasket

I used Athena on the last head gasket replacement. After 15,000 miles (so far) no leaks or problems. They fit nicely with no surprises. I also CAREFULLY scraped the carbon off the piston tops but left the carbon ring in the bore alone. Man I love scraping carbon....NOT!
by ride dont hide
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will another caeb work?
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Will another caeb work?

Having trouble finding a vb 48 a left front carb for a 1983 that is not astronomically priced. Will any other vb carb work? Does anyone have an extra they would sell? As always THANK YOU in advance!
by ride dont hide
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Quick fuel pump question
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Quick fuel pump question

Thanks virgilmobile that is a fantastic post, just what I needed to know!!!!
by ride dont hide
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Quick fuel pump question
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Quick fuel pump question

1985 Aspencade. Rebuilt carbs and setting idle speed when I heard the fuel pump ticking. Could feel it also when touched. Normal or is it on the way out? But it does run better than ever! (its new to me and sorting it out).
by ride dont hide
Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981

How in the world did a pad fall out? Were both retaining pins there and just not installed correctly? Although bent, this easily presses into the top of the caliper. Remove your front caliper and pads and look at that one for orientation. While you are there PLEASE check to make sure that pad does n...
by ride dont hide
Mon May 27, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Color Tune
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Thoughts on Color Tune

I have been looking at buying a Color Tune to help fine tune my '85. Has anyone used this before? Looks accurate and an easier way to get the mixture correct. Thoughts?
by ride dont hide
Sat May 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hate it when this happens part two
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Hate it when this happens part two

After many attempts to remove the air screw I had to finally give in. Defeated by a simple brass s.o.b. Now looking for someone that may have a #2 left front carb body stamped VB 48A. I have already spent big bucks (to me) for the Randakks kit so trying to go as inexpensive as possible. Willing to d...
by ride dont hide
Sat May 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hate it when this happens
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Hate it when this happens

Doing another carb rebuild on an '83. First two carbs went great, third one had to fight a little with the air screw and the fourth WILL NOT COME OUT! Tried all my tricks and now it looks like this. Easy outs, reverse drill bits, heat, pound in a hex head bit etc. but now I am into the threads on th...
by ride dont hide
Tue May 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100A 1983 timing belt Question
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Gl1100A 1983 timing belt Question

I'm with Maz, change them. Its cheap insurance and very easy to do. Just follow the service manual and you wont have any problems. I was nervous on the first one I did and have done several since then.
by ride dont hide
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: emission / exhaust gases
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: emission / exhaust gases

Had the same problem. Finally found the exhaust leak. It was under the rear mounting bracket. Push your little finger between the bracket and pipe to check for a rough spot. ( disclaimer-of course the muffler has to be cooled off). Had to remove the exhaust to fix it. Fabbed a small metal piece to c...