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by DenverWinger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Neutral Light

Any old garden-variety diode will work, as long as rated for 25v or more, 1A or more. Doesn't have to be a "Motorcycle" diode :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Neutral Light

No info on the picture, but if that's a diode it should work. If starting the bike or the neutral light still doesn't work right when you connect the new diode, the connections are backward. Not exactly sure where to find the diode, on my 1100 never had to look for it. Up until last year the neutral...
by DenverWinger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag light help!
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: saddlebag light help!

If the lenses are red then the running light filaments are OK. Amber rear running lights are NOT. Using a voltmeter find the connection with power all the time (key on) feeding the main tail light. On my 1100 there's a bunch of connections for turn, stop and running lights behind the license plate u...
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd Start Up Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Odd Start Up Problem

12.2 is not correct for a "Charged" battery, should be around 12.6-12.7 volts no-load. Check alternator, too. You should see around 13.5-15 volts at the battery at 4000 RPM...
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Question about smoke at startup

My 1100 often smokes at startup, but it's gone after 5 mins running.... I just don't worry about it.
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What to do with an extra Goldwing?
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: What to do with an extra Goldwing?

An '80 1100 STD and a '93 Aspencade. Of course the Aspencade would stay... :D 14 yrs with the 1100 though, I'd miss the 'OldWing... :cry:
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd Start Up Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Odd Start Up Problem

Not really.. The hardest part is getting it off the bike. Brushes are cheap.
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd Start Up Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Odd Start Up Problem

If it's new, even a cheap battery should be able to start a 1200... Would not affect running or performance, just starting.

Worn out starter brushes can cause the starter to pull much more power from the battery than normal, at the same time delivering less torque to spin the engine....
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd Start Up Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Odd Start Up Problem

Psycheonabike wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:52 am
Any ideas? I have ordered a Starter Solenoid and new battery for now as she will start first time when using jump leads from a small car battery.
That's a good place to start (so-to-speak) :lol:

You might want to check the starter motor for worn out brushes, too...
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gold Wing sat too long
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Gold Wing sat too long

+1 on the winterizing if the bike is going to sit a while.

As to the no power situation, first thing I'd check if it "Clicked" and then went totally dead would be the battery terminal connections, they can corrode over time and the power will behave just as you describe....
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: the new SPOT X satellite transponder

Keep thinking maybe I should get one, not just for the bike, I like to take the '85 Cherokee "rock-hopping" up the 4WD trails in the forest. I already have a nice set of "Geo-located" Avenza off-line maps published by the Forest service and these work very well on my iPhone with GPS-only (no cell se...
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How was my 85 wing even running??
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: How was my 85 wing even running??

Thinking the discoloration is just fuel-stained over long term. We've even seen the outside of carburetors look like that discoloration.
by DenverWinger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How was my 85 wing even running??
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: How was my 85 wing even running??

Not getting gas from the carb? Otherwise it'd be gas fouled if not firing. If the bike doesn't sound like there's a miss, I'd say it probably is firing, just hasn't run long enough for the "Clean" look to go away. You can check by starting up cold, and feeling exhaust pipes to see if any are warming...
by DenverWinger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 292
Views: 98195

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Take your starter to the local automotive Starter/Alternator rebuilder, I'll bet they can find some brushes that fit....
by DenverWinger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How was my 85 wing even running??
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: How was my 85 wing even running??

None of those plugs look particularly bad, I think maybe we are over-analyzing things a little.... Leaky head gasket would be evidenced by steam in the exhaust, the best way to test the gasket is with a leak-down tester. I made one from a sparkplug with the porcelain smashed out, welded a short piec...
by DenverWinger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 1524

Re: Hard Starting Cold

I probably should have specified the power line from the battery "Use 14 Ga Wire, 15 amp fuse".....
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hel Braided Brake Hose Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Hel Braided Brake Hose Kit

A bunch of us (two GL1100s, a Beemer, a Virago 1100, and a Honda Shadow) took off on a 400 mile ride, The Virago rider said his voltage regulator was iffy, so I packed some tools and jumper cables. Well, about 150 miles into the ride the iffy voltage regulator "packed it in" and the Virago coasted o...
by DenverWinger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

But now, when it doesn't die, it runs perfectly. It's the smoothest bike I have ever ridden and it sounds really nice when it idles at 900 RPM in neutral. There is some gas smell but only when I apply the choke to warm it up. This is what's so frustrating now, I can't even tell when it will die. Bu...
by DenverWinger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Dodgy clutch switch wouldn't affect the ignition, just prevent the starter button from doing anything. Back to the carbs, if smelling plenty gassy, try turning the idle mixture screws IN a half-turn instead of out.... In first post he did mention carbs rebuilt by shop, so most likely are in reasonab...
by DenverWinger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

I'm kinda leaning toward agreement with Flyday's idea... Does the exhaust smell rich with engine idling? If not, I'd try screwing out the four idle mixture adjustments a half-turn each and see what that does. If you turn them exactly a half-turn, you could always put them back, or try a full turn, t...
by DenverWinger
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins
Replies: 50
Views: 1439

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins

How would I go about converting my cornering lights to full time lights utilizing the current stock set up? You will have to take off the tupperware panels with the cornering lights, and on each side you will find a relay that controls them. Cutting the ground wire to the relay makes the cornering ...
by DenverWinger
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How was my 85 wing even running??
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: How was my 85 wing even running??

Glad the stator still passing muster and you got that working... :D As to the timing belts in the trunk - You'd probably be more aware of when the PO put them in there, is there a chance they may have been in the trunk 10 yrs and are also suspect? Use judgement there... Since the bike is running it ...
by DenverWinger
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the official Honda parts site?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: What is the official Honda parts site?

I was reading a post the other day that made sense, especially for hardware stuff like nuts/bolts as well as certain electrical doodads and sensors: Honda didn't just re-invent all parts just for motorcycles, many of these parts are also used in cars. Stuff like the funky shoulder bolt that you can'...
by DenverWinger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Which of these is the siphon tube?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Which of these is the siphon tube?

The black one, it can pull coolant from bottom of tank, the other is just a vent.
by DenverWinger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch

It seems to be in really good shape with only 28,000 miles. However, the clutch lever has a lot of play in it before activating the clutch. Another thing to check is there's a bushing in the clutch lever handle that wears out causing play, 28,000 miles is kinda low for that to have happened, but it...