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by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel flowing from fuel tank
Replies: 15
Views: 157

Re: No fuel flowing from fuel tank

Might be able to push one of the heavier guitar strings thru the lines in the tank, they're pretty stiff. Get yourself a low E String for an electric guitar.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hair conditioner ,one for the wives
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Hair conditioner ,one for the wives

Deb uses a hair brush called a "Wet Brush" after a ride, works any snags out a lot easier than a standard hair brush.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator

Most alternators need at least two wires to function, the big heavy cable that feeds current to the bike, and the little actuator connection that switches the voltage regulator "on". Are both connected? Most alternators won't output anything without the second connection.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel flowing from fuel tank
Replies: 15
Views: 157

Re: No fuel flowing from fuel tank

When I was resurrecting my 1100 back in '05 I checked engine run-ability by taking a piece of fuel line from the pump and sticking the other end into a gallon can of gas. The NASTY liquid that was in the gas tank bore no resemblance to fuel whatsoever. Doing this could confirm your pump works, and g...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Temperature Gauge Goes Straight Past Hot
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Temperature Gauge Goes Straight Past Hot

Not wired correctly into the 7v regulator and getting 12v instead? Can't be getting that hot just idling 5 mins. And if it was that hot you'd have coolant out the overflow and steam....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: fastest goldwing.
Replies: 15
Views: 4743

Re: fastest goldwing.

I wouldn't be surprised if an 1100 will take or at minimum keep up with a 1500... :shock:
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lets talk dogbone fuse
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Lets talk dogbone fuse

Also, the regulator in an alternator regulates the VOLTAGE, not the amperage. The current is not regulated - it will supply whatever is being demanded of it, up to its rated capacity (or its capacity at a given RPM). Sorry, I know this well, I was trying to "Dumb it down" a little... Most common ca...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water Pump or Thermostat?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Water Pump or Thermostat?

You won't see it circulating there. If the bike hasn't been overheating (i.e. Temp gauge full scale and Steam/coolant from the overflow) I'd just put the new coolant in and ride it like you own it! :)
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need choke or it won't turn over
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Need choke or it won't turn over

If the battery is good the starter should turn that engine over with authority and a quickness.

Probably time to pull the starter and give it a good servicing. You'd be amazed what a new set of brushes will do for a weak starter.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Riding in hot weather

I've done that before as well. I recall riding home from Wing Ding in Fort Wayne in 2012, almost exactly eight years go today. It was the hottest weather I have ever ridden through, as you can see on the picture I took of the thermometer on my bike: Very hot riding home.JPG I had bottles of water i...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1100 Ignition Question
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: GL 1100 Ignition Question

10000 of the 100000 miles were traveling 2-up pulling fully loaded camper trailer cross-country. Never thought twice. Never any issues either, just put fuel in it and continue down the road. One of those trips was a 3500 mile loop thru 9 states!
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1100 Ignition Question
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: GL 1100 Ignition Question

Got over 100000 miles on my '80, ignition has never given any trouble. They're actually pretty bullet-proof. For what it's worth, the 1100 essentially has TWO Separate ignition systems, one for the front cylinders, one for the rears. If a coil, pulse generator or Ignitor module quits the other syste...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 Gl1000 almost ready to give up. Help
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: 1978 Gl1000 almost ready to give up. Help

Easy enough to make one if you or a buddy has a welder, I took an old sparkplug, smashed the porcelain guts out of it and welded the metal sparkplug shell to the end of a short piece of pipe. then welded an air hose chuck fitting to the other end. Leakdown Tester.JPG When you bring a cylinder up to ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lets talk dogbone fuse
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Lets talk dogbone fuse

The High output alternators will NEVER be outputting max power on a Goldwing, the point of having one is to have GOOD output at Idle RPM. The regulator in the alternator will keep the amperage throttled back so that it is only outputting what the bike needs, generally around 30 amps. The nice thing ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What year is this master cylinder?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: What year is this master cylinder?

I hope I never have to rebuild mine, years ago after the plastic reservoir disintegrated I went to the local motorcycle "Pick-and-Pull" junkyard and found a bike that had twin front calipers (think it was a Yamaha) and bought that MC. Works great. Trouble is, I forgot to note what make/model the MC ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz

Ask the Owner? :lol:
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does the LCD display work if radio is gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Does the LCD display work if radio is gone?

The clock should still work without the radio, but that's about it.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

If the bike only has 3650 miles the alternator is most likely original. An OEM alternator can be identified by a green-colored core.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing Aspencade GL1100A Parts Help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing Aspencade GL1100A Parts Help!!!

My Jeep's oil drain leaks. I just wrap up the drain plug bolt in teflon plumber's tape before screwing it in. No leaks.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radial shinko sidewall cracks
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Radial shinko sidewall cracks

Wobbly would be a very good description of that ride :lol: I decided 15 MPH was quite fast enough! (but it might've smoothed out some if I went over 30) :o
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radial shinko sidewall cracks
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Radial shinko sidewall cracks

I had the sidewall give out on the rear tire on my GL1000 many years ago, forget the brand of the tire. A buddy of mine and I were out riding, and decided to stop for lunch. When we came out I found the rear tire (tube-type) on the 1000 was flat. It was fine when we parked. Rode with my buddy to get...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: center stand
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: center stand

There's a 3 foot long piece of 2x6 sitting on the garage floor where I park my 1100, I park the bike with the rear tire on the 2x6. Without the 2x6 under the wheel it's almost impossible to get the bike on the center stand. On the stand, the rear wheel still touches the 2x6 but just barely. And if t...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltage and ticking noise, what do you think ?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Voltage and ticking noise, what do you think ?

14.3 volts is good, especially at idle.

That tick almost sounds like a minor exhaust leak where the pipes bolt to the heads. Listen underneath. If that's what it is, it won't hurt anything.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam sprockets
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Cam sprockets

With belts on and Crank at T! the marks on the usually won't line up exact. If you have them close enough where moving the belt one cog either way would make the marks line up worse they are correct. The right cam belt can be fun. With the mark lined up one of the valves is just starting to open and...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam sprockets
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Cam sprockets

That's a little arrow in the left circle