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by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

John, ya beat me to it. And appears Saunder's site wasn't down, I had local DNS issues here, running on WiFi for the moment. I plugged 8.8.8.8 into the DNS server config and things are working now... Funny how I could get to Goldwingdocs but not Goldwingfacts...
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: GL1500 Radiator

Is your original radiator not repairable by a competent radiator shop?
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 42
Views: 1364

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Welcome to the site! I like your "temporary" petcock.... Clearly you will want to fix the stock one though, parts are available... No, the gas cap is not a good shutoff, if more than half tank of fuel it will gravity-feed into the carburetors even with the cap off. Are there maintenance records? Cle...
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

I saw this posted originally over on Saunder's site with a link to an article with a bunch of pictures. I just went to Saunder's to copy the link to the story, but it appears the site is down right now, will have to get the link later...
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Phillips had screws
Replies: 32
Views: 1537

Re: Phillips had screws

Mine from CycleMax are fabulous - the fit to the screw heads is absolutely amazing!
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

Checking coils sounds like a good place to start, one coil fires the front two cylinders, the other the rears. With engine idling pull off a sparkplug wire. If a coil is bad and you pull a wire on the good coil the engine will probably stall, if you pull a wire on a bad coil little or nothing will h...
by DenverWinger
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Insurance

When I bought the 1500 I transferred the policy (Progressive) from the 1100 and put full coverage on the 1500. $200/yr. Then I thought to myself, 'That was stupid', called them back and added the 1100 back to the policy -$25 more! The 1100 alone (basic coverage) was $75/yr. Roger that on the Zip Cod...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: removing linked brake system

The larger diameter M/C is probably at least part of your problem, a larger diameter M/C is meant to operate multiple caliper pistons, and you won't get the "leverage" on the brake lever if that large M/C is only pushing to a single caliper piston. It will most likely work the front brakes well if y...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Thanks to everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Thanks to everyone

By the way: this is the first time I've ever worked on a motorcycle. You guy's made it possible. Love this site. See, it wasn't all that difficult after all... :D Glad you got 'er going. If you've been lurking around a while you must know by now though, "No Picture = It Didn't Happen" :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: All I get is a click
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: All I get is a click

That sounds like what happens with corroded battery terminals, but since battery got swapped it must be something else.

Check for a corroded main ground (other end of Neg battery cable) or maybe the dogbone fuse is giving up.
by DenverWinger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Repair or replace?

I just bought a 12x24 x 3/16 sheet of ABS off Amazon for 12 bucks, that's probably more than enough ABS to last a lifetime. They have sheets of all kinds of sizes and thicknesses. PO Didn't reinforce the trunk lid when adding the luggage rack on the 1500, there's cracks in the lid around the mount p...
by DenverWinger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing a subwoofer
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Removing a subwoofer

I was dealing with exactly the same issue... Pics in my post...

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by DenverWinger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: GL1100 starter question

When you jumped power to it did it spark like it was drawing current and trying to turn? How about the reduction gears in the other end, I've heard of aftermarket starters with cheap plastic gears... Any parts left from the starter you replaced last year?
by DenverWinger
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: GL1100 starter question

Did you open it up and look at the brushes? They're easy to replace and cheap, too. I think Mother Honda still sells them for the 1100....
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

:D I'm sure you've heard this before but the 1500's simply LOVE gasoline :shock: if you are running over 3000 RPM. Best fuel economy is getting into OD as soon as possible, 1500 has plenty of torque, even in 5th gear. My average economy is 32-36 MPG. Let's see, Imperial gallon is 5 quarts, not four....
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!

The rectifier/regulator is not on the motor, it's under the false tank on the left side. Follow the three yellow stator wires and you'll see them going to a big plug with the three yellow wires and some other red and green and black wires connecting to a "Black Box" about the size of a pack of cigar...
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!

My first guess is the rectifier/regulator unit is shorted internally (bad diodes). Disconnect the plug at the unit and try again, if wires now not getting hot you should be able to start the bike. Of course, you won't have any charging until you replace the unit. I think the Haynes manual (if you ha...
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000

The two wires feeding the original bike horn will instead energize the relay coil, the remaining relay connection supplies switched power from the battery to your Ford horn positive terminal, Ford horn ground terminal will connect to bike ground. Sorry I don't have a relay in front of me to give you...
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Here in Denver most of the time rain is in the form of little "Drive-By" storms that you can see in the sky, and just ride around them.... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1013

Re: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???

The right cam is a bugger to get the belt on correctly because there's a compressed valve wanting to spring the cam about two cogs CCW. The way I get around that when putting on the right cam belt is to turn the crankshaft two cogs CCW (away from TDC) to match where the the cam wants to sit and then...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1013

Re: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???

By "a few degrees off alignment" if you mean less than one timing belt cog, then you are OK. On my 1100 the timing marks don't line up 'exactly' either, but if I were to adjust the belt by one cog in either direction they would be much farther off.... There's no way to get them any closer than that....
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Transmission Test
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: GL1500 Transmission Test

The shifter fork test was to have the bike idling in neutral and on a downhill slope. Hold the brake. With the front end pointing downhill you will hear some clunking or ticking that will not be heard with the front end pointing uphill. Applies to '90 thru '96 models, not sure on the '88 & '89, but ...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: GL1100 starter question

Check for a hydrolocked cylinder, with bike on it's side you may have filled a cylinder with gasoline.

Remove the spark plugs, cover the holes with a shop rag and hit the starter. If there's gas in a cylinder it will come shooting out.
by DenverWinger
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 45326

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

Boy, I'd hate to have his annual registration/insurance bill! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Bike dies twice

What's the condition of the holder for that blade fuse you replaced? Any corrosion in the contacts?