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by LeMaitre
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Restarting question - 1985 GL 1200A
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Restarting question - 1985 GL 1200A

On the SOHC (750, 550) engines that have sat for a number of years, it is very recommended putting in oil in each cylinder and letting it sit for a couple of days before trying to turn over the engine. With that in mind I would put some in my own Gl1200A if it sat for six years. Just be careful to l...
by LeMaitre
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Light coming on with full tank
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Fuel Light coming on with full tank

Also double check your grounds. Had strange behavior of my gauge caused by a loose ground at the battery.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rostra Cruise control
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Rostra Cruise control

Installed an electric cruise on my GL1200A. Different brand, CCS100, My experience may be a help.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=38920

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for Best Anti-vibration handle for my GL1200
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: looking for Best Anti-vibration handle for my GL1200

Try a different pair of gloves. I have two pairs of riding gloves. One pair I experience the buzzing of the right hand. The other pair does not give my hand the buzz.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter won’t work
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Starter won’t work

Had a similar experience on my '85 GL1200A. Tried replacing the solenoid first but then had to replace the starter. Removing the stater is not that bad it is all the other parts that are in the way which can cause grief. Loosen the crash bars, remove the bolts from the exhaust. The left rearward exh...
by LeMaitre
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A electronic cruise control
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: GL1200A electronic cruise control

The bike decided to take me down a rabbit trail while testing the wiring for the cruise control. The bike decided to no longer turn over. Went for the simple and ordered a new starter relay. That failed to fix the issue so I ordered the starter. Getting that starter out proved to be a very long affa...
by LeMaitre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A electronic cruise control
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: GL1200A electronic cruise control

What color wire feeds the tachometer? Having trouble getting system working. Went through the vacuum connections to make sure everything was flowing in the correct direction. Then went through the electrical, I have narrowed the issue down the the RPM input. What I have tried is to connect to the co...
by LeMaitre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to reinstall the seat?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: How to reinstall the seat?

Sorry no picture, look at page 50 of the owners manual you can download from the link above. The flat part of the adjuster is horizontal.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

Gunflint Trail is also Cook County 12.
by LeMaitre
Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

Consider when passing through Grand Marais, MN of taking a side trip up the Gunflint Trail. 65 miles of paved road with enough curves and lakes for a good ride. Clockwise around the lake is definitely better.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Tue May 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

For the Minnesota side of Lake Superior Verizon is definitely the better choice. I live on the north shore. Yes there are dead spots but the highway corridor has the best coverage. Let's face it, we have low population densities on the north side of the lake in both US and Canada. You can add covera...
by LeMaitre
Sat May 05, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to reinstall the seat?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: How to reinstall the seat?

On the '85 GL1200A the seat is held on by two Alan bolts. There is a lever on the left side that is supposed to let you adjust the seat forward and aft. If the lever gets twisted 90 degrees it can cause problems.

Good luck.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Question about rear wheel bearings

Well can everyone say Doh!!! like Homer Simpson,I have just got through rechecking everything and wouldn't you know I did leave the spacer that goes in the final drive out,now it is just like it should be,I don't know how I managed not to put the stupid thing in but at least I found my problem. :lo...
by LeMaitre
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Question about rear wheel bearings

I am no expert but it sounds like a spacer is not in the correct place.

Different bike but on my '75 550F a shop put the rear tire back on without the internal spacers around the axle.

Take care,

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A electronic cruise control
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: GL1200A electronic cruise control

Winters over, maybe. Have gotten back to working on the cruise control. Made an adjustment to the RPM switch. Changed it to 2000 instead of 4000. I have added 4 delco vacuum check valves. When I went for a test ride, the system did not engage the throttle. Next step will be to check the plumbing on ...
by LeMaitre
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Hello,

I got a oversize windshield for my GL1200A from Memphis shades. It did not require any modifications. At 6' 1" I understand wanting the extra protection.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bringing an oldie back to life
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Bringing an oldie back to life

It is a good place to start. Depending on the conditions of the floats and float valves you may get no gas in the carbs, too much gas, or a functioning carb. Tap each of the float bowls before filling the tank with gas to help loosen the floats. Worse case you will have to clean the carbs.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Vintage bikes, I have two and a half. The half is a mini trail 50 that was a gift to my sister and me in the early '70s. First bike I purchased is a 1975 CB550F Super Sport in the late '80s. I completed a Saddle Sore 1000 on it last summer. Heartbreak-Hill-102217.jpg Last year I purchased a 1985 GL1...
by LeMaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone else up north (Wisconsin, say??) back at it??
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Anyone else up north (Wisconsin, say??) back at it??

Went for a short ride on St. Patrick's Day on the north side of Lake Superior.





-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 Aspencade electronic speedometer
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: '86 Aspencade electronic speedometer

I have an '85 gl1200a. Replaced my sensor last year because the slot got chewed up by a failed gearing in the wheel portion. I could insert a screw driver and spin the unit and the speed would show up on the display but would not work on the bike. I still have it, not sure if it is the same as the '...
by LeMaitre
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Goldwing 1000/1100/1200 kickstand issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Goldwing 1000/1100/1200 kickstand issue

Kickstand up, put my feet down at a stop light. Went to make a left hand turn a block later and heard the pavement on the stand. Canceled the turn and got the stand up.

Has anyone tried attaching a dragger that would push the stand back enough for the spring to lift it?

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 30
Views: 1429

Re: To gps or not

I got a Nuvi65. Not bike specific. I like its large screen. I do carry a plastic bag to place over it if it starts to rain. The main uses I get out of the GPS is checking the speed of the bike, average moving speed, total run time and stop time.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 seat
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: GL1200 seat

Hello,

I am a little smaller than you at 6'1" and had similar fitting issues. Here is the link to my post on how I solved it: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37876
The short version is I bought an old seat, cut and glued the foam, and had a new cover made.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A electronic cruise control
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: GL1200A electronic cruise control

Placing the servo took quite a few of on and offs. The cable was a foot longer than needed so the challenge was finding the best route. servo-controller.jpg The horn was removed and the tab on the bike bent so the horn could be moved towards the center of the bike. The cable was threaded between the...
by LeMaitre
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A electronic cruise control
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: GL1200A electronic cruise control

Thanks for the feed back.

A question, since the reservoir has a check valve, does each source also need one?

-Mark