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by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Woes
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Starter Woes

Sounds like the starter brushes are toast, service definitely indicated. The power connection bolt having turned may be a problem, there's a thick flat wire inside soldered to the head of that bolt, it feeds power to the motor field windings. With a little luck you'll be able to straighten that out ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hose help
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Hose help

It's a crankcase vent. Goes to the bottom corner of the air breather box.
by DenverWinger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: May I ask a quick favor...
Replies: 23
Views: 359

Re: May I ask a quick favor...

Subscribe attempted, probably failed. Shows 47 subscribers now. Don't have a You Tube account so tried to bypass the Login part. (no Farcebook either). I bet she's an absolute hit at the target venues! The poor souls in these types of institutions get so little live entertainment, even if it's just ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Choke - where am I going wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Choke - where am I going wrong?

After the initial startup and die have you tried a couple twists of the throttle before hitting the start button again? Works the accel pump to squirt a little fuel in the intakes... Leave choke on.
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: lights
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: lights

For what it's worth, I installed one of those with trailer hitch on my 1100 back in 2010 so I could pull the "new to me" camper. Not a single LED anywhere on the bike or trailer, all incandescent, plus the four extra running/brake lights in the Vetter Trunk. And a 60 watt amp on the stereo. Never ha...
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 253
Views: 19908

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Welcome, I see you joined in 2011, why so long to say "Hi"?

Come back and post often.... :)
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bike starts and runs ok lights work but most accessories do not
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: bike starts and runs ok lights work but most accessories do not

+1 on fuses. Could be a relay, I forget all what that pesky #3 relay controls but it's a lot.... He said he connected jump cables to bike battery when it was Out of the bike, then simply installed a new battery, so I doubt the bike saw any reverse current. Would have blown main dogbone with reverse ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Seized Front Calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Seized Front Calipers

If the calipers released after cracking loose the brake lines, that sounds to me like there was still pressure in the system until you loosened the lines (probably lost a little brake fluid). In which case the calipers likely OK and Master Cylinder is suspect. Did you rebuild that too? Be sure littl...
by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing valve cover gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Changing valve cover gasket

No need to drain oil. It all drains to the sump in the bottom of the engine, much lower than the cylinder heads. You will likely have some still sitting in the valve cover when you remove it though. Be prepared for a few drips, but no flood. :D There's a good chance the gaskets are still OK. They de...
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Popping noise
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Popping noise

Three years ago when shopping for a bike I was looking at 1500's and early 1800's. I decided the 1800's were still a little "spendy" for me and settled on the '93 1500 I have now. Never looked back. Very happy with the '93. And still low miles, ~51K, I figure it will outlast ME! And knowing what I k...
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Started a home built Poorboy
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: Started a home built Poorboy

Might be worth taking it (them) to your local radiator shop, they should able to solder, and even pressure-test them.... They could tell you which of them is best to use.
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100
Replies: 55
Views: 1059

Re: 82 gl1100

Back when I was still driving the Suzuki GS-550 it started eating speedo cables for lunch. They were breaking down by the wheel, too. When replacing the second snapped cable I tried turning the cable's "inner" before connecting it to the front wheel and found it binding up. Turning the inner shaft a...
by DenverWinger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:25 pm
It's actually in the owner's manual of every Wing:
Yup. Simply never had a manual for either of my 4 cyl wings, both started out as project bikes in major disrepair... but when I bought the 1500 it was turn-key ready with owner's manual and original toolkit :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!

Somebody here contacted Prestone - It's in a thread here somewhere... Turns out good-ol' green Prestone is silicate-free (doesn't say so on the jug though) and is OK in the 'Wings. It's all that's been in my 1100 since I got it back in '05 (before I heard of 'Wings needing silicate-free coolant).....
by DenverWinger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Headlights

My old Suzuki had an "off" position for the headlight. When switched off it also switched "off" one of the legs of the stator, full alternator output not needed with lights off and this relieves some of the additional stress on the shunt regulator when the lighting load is absent. You could do that ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to check 7 volt regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: How to check 7 volt regulator

7 Volt regulator is only on the 4 cylinder 'Wings, gas gauge on the 1500 runs on 12v power. To check your gauge, with the seat off find the fuel gauge sender connection on the tank, with the sender wire disconnected the gauge should read empty, if you ground that wire the gauge should read full. If ...
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Wes's GL1100 Alternator or Poor Boy Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 4141

Re: Wes's GL1100 Alternator or Poor Boy Conversion

Pulls air thru the radiator.
by DenverWinger
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 77
Views: 6337

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

The Alpine, although an older model (installed in '96 by the PO, I got the installation paperwork with the bike) plays very well, both standard CD's and CD-R's full of MP3 files. But rather than messing with CD changer magazines I find myself more often than not listening to my MP3 player connected ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot weather vs cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Hot weather vs cold weather

Cold air is more dense. Like going down in altitude.

In certain places on very hot days some models of helicopters can't fly. It's like reaching their altitude limit.
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

I also have a 4gb MP3 player with 500 songs on it that I can play through the AUX cable. But while riding I have to listen to those songs without being able to control anything but volume. But it works great, too. I have a Sandisk 8GB MP3 player with another 16GB in the micro SD slot, some 4500 tra...
by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow on the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Snow on the ground

'Bout 70 degrees here today, but we got our 8" of snow and overnight lows of 2 degrees a couple weeks ago...
by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine knock at start up
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Engine knock at start up

My 1100 has had this start-up knock ever since I got it back in '05...... Goes away as soon as the oil pressure comes up and the oil light goes off. It's a little louder now at start-up than it was when I got it, but that was 15 years and more than 55,000 miles ago, including three cross-country tri...
by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap - what else to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Engine swap - what else to do?

Ya know, I just thought of a way to test the Alternator stator with the engine out of the frame. Tests the starter and starter clutch at the same time. You will need a helper. Not necessary to have oil in the crankcase for this test, but doesn't hurt either. We won't be spinning the engine enough to...
by DenverWinger
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes

Force-fitting a wrong size hose isn't necessarily the best idea... Premature failure possible, the hose may tend to split at the nipple as it ages. It may take some searching (or just get some from Mother Honda) to find metric hose. Funny, with the plethora of metric cars on the road metric hose is ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap - what else to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Engine swap - what else to do?

Yes, Measured readings from many years ago (haven't had to mess with a stator for a very long time.) But that's what my memory brings back as the reading.