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by DenverWinger
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulb for curb light
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Bulb for curb light

The left side bulb was burned out in my '93 Aspy (Aftermarket Cornering lights) so I replaced with LED 50 watt version in both sides and did the "Always on" mod. These are really nice, light up the sides of the road and immediately in front of you very nicely at night. The LED is highly recommended.
by DenverWinger
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Google Know All
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Google Know All

It was 60 yesterday, supposed to be 40 and windy today, looking for near 60 again this weekend. Winters are variable, you can see a week of -20, and turn around next week and see 70 degrees. I remember touring around the city side streets looking at Christmas light displays well after dark on Christ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job

Have you changed the oil and it comes out contaminated ?? Definitely some water in that for sure. It may be the top of one one of the valve stems is showing some wear, and not adjusting properly for you - see if you can see any visual divot in the top of one of the valves - that could be your probl...
by DenverWinger
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job

I don't hear anything serious here, but it does sound like the valve clearances need adjustment. That should take care of the ticking. :)
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belts help
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Timing Belts help

I've never used Loctite on my Wings, either.....
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belts help
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Timing Belts help

You got 'em right, the marks will never line up "exact", + or - one cog in either direction and things will line up much worse. Once your idlers are set and tightened down turn the engine with a wrench on the crank bolt two revs (CCW looking at the crank bolt, this puts the slack at the tensioner si...
by DenverWinger
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Hand made regulator rectifier
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: hand made regulator rectifier

I like the design, Slick! :D :idea: Rectifier Bridge rated 50 Amps, more than sufficient. And since a Bridge Pack (4 Diodes) is being used, you are actually doubling up the diodes for a total of twelve.... Here's Spec Sheet for the Triac used as Shunt, rated 40 Amps https://www.st.com/resource/en/da...
by DenverWinger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaky brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Squeaky brakes

by DenverWinger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 532
Views: 52350

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Photos from "Da Yoopers" Tourist Trap in Ishpeming, Michigan.. The tourist trap is run by one of the members of a musical comedy/parody group called "Da Yoopers". For those that don't know, Yoopers is what people from Michigan's Upper Peninsula (the U.P., or 'Da Yoop') call themselves..... It's a cu...
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Crossover Pipes O-Ring Installation Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Crossover Pipes O-Ring Installation Tips

Put the O-rings on the pipe, then a little grease on the rings and tube inlets works wonders!
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hard Starting Cold

I took WingAdmin's schematic posted above and added the relay. The Left side below is original, the right side shows the Mod....


by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

It doesn't use much power (about 10 watts max), just put it on one of those little 240 to 120 v travel transformers like tourists use....
by DenverWinger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange side effect of LED dash conversion???
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Strange side effect of LED dash conversion???

He disconnected it from the thermister so it could be put to other use, not related to cruise control. What size is the rear tire? Smaller than spec? That could change the top speed of Cruise. There's mods you can do to fool the cruise control into having a higher top speed.... https://goldwingdocs....
by DenverWinger
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hard Starting Cold

OP stated cranking two minutes or so, doesn't sound like the battery is in too terrible bad shape, and still stubborn even with a jump. That's why I suggested the relay mod... Mine even with AGM battery you can crank all you want and it doesn't start until you release the start button... Never fails...
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timing belts in the box
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: timing belts in the box

Aussie81Interstate wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Do you know if those belts are the old ones in the box? or the new replacement ones - why would you buy belts then not put them on for 3 years ??
Just thinking - not criticising.... :)
I'd call that "Thinking Outside the Box" :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timing belts in the box
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: timing belts in the box

The belts DO age with time only.... The standard thinking around the forum here seems to average to 10 yrs / 50,000 miles. That said, those in the box should be good for 6 1/2 years.... :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Bought one yesterday at Home Depot, Black-Friday sale priced at $19.88. They had a big pile of them at the store I went to, so likely to last a few days before sold out.
by DenverWinger
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hard Starting Cold

This almost sounds like the famous low-voltage to the ECU, when cranking a cold engine the starter draws more power than normal to turn over the engine with cold oil, might be drawing the voltage down to where the ECU doesn't have enough voltage to fire the plugs (a bad design, if you ask me, the EC...
by DenverWinger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's

Mine runs exactly 15MPh/1K RPMs, 4000 RPM at 60mph, 5000 RPM at 75.... 1980 STD

She'll happily do 75 all day long.... even pulling the camper.
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: silicate free antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: silicate free antifreeze

Interesting to know the Prestone I have been using for years in everything is silicate-free, since it doesn't mention that on the label. Last year I looked high and low for antifreeze specifically saying silicate-free, finally found something at O'Reiley's costing like $22 gallon. Don't remember the...
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock supply options
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Air shock supply options

Be interesting to know if that 2006 CBR600 regulator is a shunt or series regulator. The difference being a shunt regulator (like on the 4 cylinder wings) "shunts" (grounds out) varying amounts of current from the stator depending on draw from the bike and battery in order to maintain correct voltag...
by DenverWinger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock supply options
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Air shock supply options

You would most certainly need to incorporate a pressure regulator off the CO2 canister, get the pressure down to 75 PSI or so, I doubt electric valves could handle direct pressure of the canister, and you would also run the risk of severely overpressuring your shocks.
by DenverWinger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: My Garage fire...

+1 on the Private Adjuster, my property suffered $64K damage in a May 2017 hailstorm. Baseball sized hail. Took over a year to settle. Wound up with my private adjuster and theirs in binding arbitration. Referee ruled in our favor. Repairs are not yet complete. Fortunately all the bikes were in the ...
by DenverWinger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: get rid of oil cooler ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: get rid of oil cooler ?

Bike was designed to run without it. I can see where it would be helpful pulling a trailer, but in your milder climate and no trailer, I can't see that it would be of any benefit...
by DenverWinger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing, ticking and other issues
Replies: 30
Views: 548

Re: Timing, ticking and other issues

My 02¢ -if the other headgasket isn't leaking leave well enough alone. OEM (I wouldn't use any other) headgaskets for 1100 are kinda spendy these days.