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by ride dont hide
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil insists on dripping!
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Oil insists on dripping!

83 with 77000 miles. After sitting for a few months I went to move it and there was a very small dime size oil leak coming from the timing belt cover on the left side. It is on the sidestand when this happened. Is there any common cause for it? Looking for ideas before I tear into it. TIA!
by ride dont hide
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gremlins in the neutral switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: gremlins in the neutral switch?

Really common on this year of Wing. Its a diode that is burnt out. Located in the main wiring loom on the left side under the faux gas tank. There are a few how to's on this sight that will give a step by step to fix it. I just live with it on mine.... Someone please correct me if I am wrong on the ...
by ride dont hide
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: heated gear
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: heated gear

I have been running the First Gear heated gloves and jacket liner for years with a PIAA headlight. I routinely ride in the winter and have ridden in 15 degrees with no problem with getting cold. (Vetter fairing). Stock charging system and never a problem. AGM battery helps too. I do not use a batter...
by ride dont hide
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Look like fun to anyone else?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Look like fun to anyone else?

Anxious to get out to the shop today to finish off the head gasket replacement. The worst part for me is to scrape, scrape, scrape...… I have all the gasket material off and half of the de-carboning finished. 100,000 miles and I have been using Shell Rotella diesel oil for the last 50,000 miles and ...
by ride dont hide
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: is this part of my carb set ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: is this part of my carb set ?

Glad I could help out a little. I have blown a few of these into oblivion (you know, the darkest recesses of the shop where no man could hope to find it again!). I have learned to put my finger over the holes when using an air compressor after cleaning them...… Make sure to reinstall correctly as I ...
by ride dont hide
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: is this part of my carb set ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: is this part of my carb set ?

Yeah, you are going to need that!! It is the jet needle guide that is in the throat of your carbs. Just look down the throat and you can see the top of it with the jet needle going down the middle of it.
by ride dont hide
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: vinegar or carb cleaner ?
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: vinegar or carb cleaner ?

I have rebuilt my fair share of carbs of all types. I do use the Berrymans as suggested above and have never boiled them. The carb dip works wonders but as stated remove all the rubber bits. I also will soak in parts cleaner after the carb dip as it can become a bit sticky. I NEVER use wires of any ...
by ride dont hide
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse generator part two
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Pulse generator part two

Quick synopsis: New to me Aspencade dies suddenly like the kill switch was activated. Asked for advice here and checked the pulse generator while on the bike. One side read 345 the other side 0. Removed it and one side read anywhere from 0 to 800 when I bent wiring with my fingers and the other rema...
by ride dont hide
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse generator check
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Pulse generator check

Thanks Ohara.....looks like my next step.
by ride dont hide
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse generator check
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Pulse generator check

New to me 85A. P.O says it dies without notice....it surely does. It feels just like hitting the kill button, no sputtering just dead but restarts. (then dies again). Seems like ignition trouble so I took the owners manual to test the pulse generator. Reading the female side of the plug located by t...
by ride dont hide
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...

Hey TonyE, go for the sync. Super easy to do and can do wonders for what ails ya. I prefer to use the vacuum gauges over the carb sticks. Follow you service manual for the order to sync one carb to the next. I also like to run a little spray in carb cleaner through the intake (after taking the air f...
by ride dont hide
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pinstripe removal part two
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Pinstripe removal part two


Before-obviously
Before-obviously


So much cleaner.....
So much cleaner.....

by ride dont hide
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pinstripe removal part two
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Pinstripe removal part two

Wanted to give a shout out to good hondog and silver dave for the great advice on the pinstripe removal. The easy off yellow can worked GREAT!!! A little elbow grease and a couple of micro fiber towels later and its gone. Thanks Guys!!
by ride dont hide
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...

I must be the odd man out on this one. I ride daily to work in Illinois until the snow falls. (record low ride is 15 degrees, 32 miles one way at 5:00 a.m.) I always start the old girl (100,000 miles and counting) with no choke at all. 2 twists of the grip and she starts. Let it run until the oil li...
by ride dont hide
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pinstripe removal
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: pinstripe removal

I am on it gentlemen. Thank you so much for the tips!! Off to the store Tuesday for the oven off. Will try to get before and after pics and let others know of the success.
by ride dont hide
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pinstripe removal
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: pinstripe removal

Thanks good hondog, I will try this one. The missus has the blue can but off to the store Monday for the yellow. Much appreciated.....
by ride dont hide
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 44
Views: 992

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

Double check that dogbone. I had one that looked fine but when removed it crumbled in my hand. Then replace it with a much better blade type. Plenty of how -to's on that on this sight. Keep us posted!
by ride dont hide
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pinstripe removal
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: pinstripe removal

They are handpainted and signed by the artist....
by ride dont hide
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: pinstripe removal
Replies: 7
Views: 255

pinstripe removal

Looking for ideas on how to remove some extensive pinstriping on the rear trunk. Just bought the bike and do not like the "artwork". Tried a razor blade with little success. Original paint is nice and do not want to damage it. Anyone encounter this? Thanks! P.S. it has not been clear coated over.
by ride dont hide
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "U" joint question
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: "U" joint question

You will get an audible chatter (and feel it through the foot pegs) if you are in the wrong gear and the rpms are to low while accelerating. Its like taking off from a stop in second gear. Does that sound like it? This will happen in any gear if it is short shifted. Hope this helps.
by ride dont hide
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The three yellow wires (again)...
Replies: 3
Views: 233

The three yellow wires (again)...

Hi Guys. A new to me 85 Aspencade has had the "yellow wire" plug eliminated. Is it normal for these wires to get warm right after start-up? Bike wants to die abruptly when it feels like it and trying to trace why. Dog bone replaced with 30 amp blade. Starts right up and I did the wire wiggle when ru...
by ride dont hide
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear wheel play
Replies: 2
Views: 152

rear wheel play

I noticed a very slight rear twitch when cornering at low speed from the '83. Put the bike on the center stand and found I can move the rear wheel a slight amount when grabbing from the bottom. Surely there should be no play at all but asking someone to check out theirs when on the center stand. I d...
by ride dont hide
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A bit confused- Daymaker headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: A bit confused- Daymaker headlight

Thanks tomos for the reply. I did find a Daymaker on E-Bay for 140.00 used. After A LOT of mods to the headlight shell (I am running a Vetter fairing on a Standard Wing) it did fit. Actually works after the install!
by ride dont hide
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A bit confused- Daymaker headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 527

A bit confused- Daymaker headlight

After my "introduction" to a deer at 50 MPH I decided to buy a Daymaker headlight. The more I looked at them the more confused I am. Will any 7 inch round fit my 1983? I have a Vetter Windjammer and some fabrication can be done on my end. I have seen a few different styles and fitments for different...
by ride dont hide
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Front Fender(Damn Deer!)
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Front Fender(Damn Deer!)

Hit a deer this morning and all he did was take out my front fender! Looking for a 1983 in brown, any color considered though. This is my going to work bike so pretty is not high on the list. Thank you!