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by LeMaitre
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted GL1200A right Pannier lid.
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Wanted GL1200A right Pannier lid.

Got a new lid on order.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted GL1200A right Pannier lid.
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Wanted GL1200A right Pannier lid.

Forgot to check the latches on the Right Pannier Lid so now looking for a replacement.

'85 GL1200A preferred color light blue but will buy any color lid that will fit.

Thanks,

Mark
by LeMaitre
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200i death wobble~!
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: 86 GL1200i death wobble~!

I have experience the wobble twice on my 85 GL1200A. Both times I was in lane position 2 rolling at 30 mph. Moved my weight backwards in both cases and the wobble stopped.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: First Honda. First cruiser. 86 Aspencade SEi.
Replies: 31
Views: 1160

Re: First Honda. First cruiser. 86 Aspencade SEi.

Did anyone suggest checking the swing arm bearings? Had to replace the swing arm on my '85 GL1200A because of a failed bearing on the drive shaft side last summer, 90K+ miles.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No temp gauge , no fuel pump , no horn.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: No temp gauge , no fuel pump , no horn.

This a pure guess but did you check the fuses under the left storage bin?

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: iron butt rides

I've done 1000+ miles rides in less than 24 hours before without a whole lot of planning...but never bothered to submit anything for an IBA certification. :) It *can* be addicting! Yes it can be. Did the first SS1K as a personal challenge. It also gave me an excuse to circle Lake Superior in one da...
by LeMaitre
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1718

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

For summer use when the bikes are being ridden often the 10% ethanol if fine. Come fall, like WingAdmin, I switch to non-ethanol. Come spring the bikes will start with "stale gas" after sitting for months. For the snowmobile I run non-ethanol all the time. It can sit for 8 months between startups. -...
by LeMaitre
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MN Hwy 1 Lake Superior to Ely
Replies: 0
Views: 659

MN Hwy 1 Lake Superior to Ely

Riding the GL1200A on Minnesota Highway 1. It has enough curves and hills to keep you awake.

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-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.

The condition of the pavement does change section by section. If you don't push the speed, the surface will not be an issue. It is the curves and near wilderness conditions that are the appeal of the Gunflint.
by LeMaitre
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: iron butt rides

An ideal BBG run consist of a cruising speed of 70 mph and stopping for gas every 310 miles. Each stop last just 10 minutes. Total time 22:58:44, total miles 1550, you always want to add a few cushion miles just in case. -Mark I hope you meant 210 miles. There's no way I could get 310 on a tank on ...
by LeMaitre
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: iron butt rides

Well, since my 1st reply (back when the thread was new), Ive done a handfull more of them. 1500+/24hrs really wasnt bad. Its a tough ride tho, dont get me wrong. A traffic jam turned another one into a BunBurner Silver (1500/30). But those 1000mi days are pretty gravy on a 'Wing. Its been 3 or 4 we...
by LeMaitre
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: iron butt rides

KWThom, Thanks for reviving the thread. :D Old bikes can do Ironbutt rides. Completed a Minnesota In State Saddlesore 1000 Tuesday. The ride 1985 GL1200A. This is not the oldest bike I have done a Saddlesore 1000. In June completed 2 on my 1975 CB550F Super Sport. You don't have to ride interstate t...
by LeMaitre
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First trip advice
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: First trip advice

General guideline on timing belt is 10 years / 40,000 miles, so you are due. You should be able to change the belts in half a day. Riding depends on how well your body likes the bike. If the ergonomics are correct you can run till time to get fuel without issues. If the fit is poor, you will need to...
by LeMaitre
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.

detdrbuzzard,

Thanks, I would guess you did the Lake Superior Circle SS1K. That was my first IBA ride.

Working on series for MN Hwy 1 from Lake Superior to Ely, another great motorcycle road.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN Road log.

The Gunflint Trail starts in Grand Marais, MN and winds its way north then west into the wilderness. The videos show most of the 65 miles from the End of the Trail to Grand Marais. '85 GL12000A. [youtube] viyGEtDN2gs [/YouTube] [youtube] ofL-spHBtbo [/YouTube] [youtube] m5_lhmIsZh8 [/YouTube] [youtu...
by LeMaitre
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: speed sensor accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: speed sensor accuracy

Hello, On my GL1200A when the bike says 62-63 actual speed is 60. That is according to my GPS. Now to keep up with the Canadian drivers I usually have to travel 65 indicated. (FYI I am in NE MN). Another consideration is if the speed gears and sensors are starting to wear out. The gear on the front ...
by LeMaitre
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Average Gas Mileage?
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Average Gas Mileage?

Freeway speeds 70-74mph got 38-42 mpg using regular 10% ethanol.

-Mark

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by LeMaitre
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first, no clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Stuck in first, no clutch

Try rocking the bike back and forth. I sometimes have trouble shifting into neutral and moving the bike will let the internals move. Does the clutch switch work? If not you cannot get the starter to work until the bike is in neutral.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 - Adding Electronic Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: 2019 - Adding Electronic Cruise Control

Hello txfireag, From your reference to Murphs Kits you have read my experiences installing the cruise control. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38920 From my reading the basic advantage of vacuum based systems is faster throttle response. There are three sources that can be used to tel...
by LeMaitre
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 aspencade low fuel warning
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 84 aspencade low fuel warning

On the '85 GL1200A, there is a red light on the right side of the dash and to the right of the fuel gauge that will say low fuel. Ran my bike down to were it turned on this past week. Filled the tank with 4.5 gallons about 3 miles later. The fuel gauge had about two bars still left.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 44
Views: 2865

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

I am no where near the skill level of Dos.Honduros. I do take the GL1200A off the paved path occasionally.

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Don't go too slow you need momentum to keep upright. That said, being able to handle the bike in gravel makes road construction zone a non panic zone.

-Mark
by LeMaitre
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Average Gas Mileage?
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Average Gas Mileage?

Did a run on two lane roads, posted speed limits 50-55 mph, 200 miles, 4.5 gallons, 44.4 mpg. Red Fuel light turned on during the last three miles to the gas station. 1985 GL1200A.


-Mark
by LeMaitre
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, Rear Tire Install Video
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Help, Rear Tire Install Video

Here is a video of me putting the tire and exhaust back on the bike. [youtube] 9oh8n3FmiAY [/YouTube] Getting the bike back on the road was a four month process. Started with oil leaking from the water pump, replaced and new seals installed. Worn out rear tire, after new tire was mounted found beari...
by LeMaitre
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, Rear Tire Install Video
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Help, Rear Tire Install Video

Got the rear tire on the bike. Had to do some backtracking though: Removed the swing arm and flipped the u-joint end for end. Reinstalled swing arm Suspended the arm with one shock Installed final drive with out the tire. Did have to do some twisting around but got it to go in place. Dropped the arm...
by LeMaitre
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, Rear Tire Install Video
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Help, Rear Tire Install Video

The best advice I got about getting the driveshaft back into place, was to take a break. Then come back to it fresh. I must have spent 20 minutes trying to get that @#$&%^%^&shaft lined up. Stopped for a bit and calmed down, then it slid right in in 20 seconds. Also be sure all the splines are clea...