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by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: And it Died
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: And it Died

A couple years ago went on a 400 mile ride with a bunch of friends, a few Goldwings, a Honda Shadow and a Yamaha V-Star. The friend with the V-star said he'd been having regulator issues, but the bike had been good for the past week and he wanted to ride. I said....ok..... but packed set of jumper c...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crazy!!
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Crazy!!

Ignition switch in the 1100 is worn out to where you can pull out the key with the bike "on". So I usually postition the key ring and the other keys so they are in a nice wad between the switch and handlbars, they stay pretty secure that way. I didn't do that this time... Riding down the freeway I h...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4350

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

I thought about that, too, have to measure the lines from ECU when not grounded by the switch. My guess is the ECU has pull-up resistors to either 5 volts or 12, measure that then choose the ratio of the two resistors lighting the LED so the voltage sourced by the LED circuit thru the diodes is smal...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4350

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am
Trying to stop a lay down with your foot will only get you hurt.
I said that with tongue firmly planted in cheek, of course... :roll: Highly NOT recommended, broken foot to prove it.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4350

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

I need to design a little idiot light that comes on when in 1st gear... Stoplight two blocks from the house, pulled up to the stoplight to make a right turn, there was still a little road sand in the intersection (this was spring last year) and when the light turned green I took off, too late discov...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

+1 on Adobe Audition - Wonderful software! :D Good diagnosis!
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Tire Removal...Help
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Rear Tire Removal...Help

I've seen threads about 1800's where they simply lay the bike on the right side crash bars, seems to me once you get the axle nut loosened on a 1500 that method would work, too. You would still probably need to pull the left saddlebag though. Once the bike is on its side you would probably have to f...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: At wits end . . . .

Got spark? Could be the pulse gen was failing and finally went...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

Is that what's called a "Senior Moment"? :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

A little dim with engine idling and brightening when you rev up is pretty normal for these Permanent-Magnet alternators (standard stator), they don't put out all that much power at idle, and brightening up when you rev shows it's working....
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

As long as all three stator readings are pretty much same you are probably OK. Low-ohms readings can vary a lot between a a good and cheap meter.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

That last picture (1.6 ohms) is about right for a stator winding. The other pictures show using the wrong range for low ohms. There's four tests, between all three stator wires (should all be around 1.6 ohms each) and finally between a stator wire and stator core (should have no reading).
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Downsizing the Stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Downsizing the Stereo

I don't know, haven't had them out. They sound really good though. I've read many posts on here talking about Polk speakers being an excellent direct replacement. Think there's another thread where somebody replaced the 4" round in the fairings with 4x6 oval, just a little minor ABS surgery. Here's ...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Downsizing the Stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Downsizing the Stereo

When I bought the 1500 last year it came equipped with a pretty awesome stereo system. PO added a 300 watt Kenwood amp to the OEM radio/cassette, extra 6" round speakers in the fairing pockets in addition to the front and rear OEM speakers which have likely been upgraded, oversize subwoofer in the t...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: USB port for Gl1500 radio
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

There's a good DIY article right here....
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by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.

Invite a bunch of friends over, grill some burgers and hot dogs, and see if you can get them all to help push it up the grade and get it on the road where you can bump-start it.
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

+1 on the brake maintenance. It doesn't sound like you were on any serious downgrades.... but... Neutral or clutch pulled? I shouldn't have to remind a Denver resident about mountain driving. Even on a motorcycle on an extended downgrade the best maintained brakes can get SERIOUSLY hot and fade out,...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New headlight?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: New headlight?

That sounds to me like corrosion and/or loose connections on the battery terminals. Wouldn't have anything to do with the low beam out but could cause your intermittent no-start. Corrosion on battery terminals acts like an insulator, much of the surface on your battery lead terminal insulated from t...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring harness fried
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Wiring harness fried

Wouldn't be surprised if it was a catastrophic rectifier failure. If one diode shorts out the bike would still run but the charging would be seriously compromised, and the remaining five diodes and the stator would be stressed. But if another diode shorts on the opposite rail (+ or -) then battery v...
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

I just carry the OEM toolkit, A tire plug kit and a small 12v Air Compressor on the bike. If pulling the camper I add a $35 Harbor freight toolkit. Credit card is available if needed. Otherwise I trust to the reliability of these fabulous machines.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

You probably pumped whatever gunk that was lurking inside the fuel pump into the carbs, that is probably part of the flooding. Judging by the the way that tank looks though, the carbs are destined to come off anyway....

Good that is runs, there's hope for the girl after all! :D
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

I've made several cross-country trips pulling the camper (some with the bike, some with the car) and we simply drive until we felt we went far enough for the day and look for a campground. It is rare that I cannot get a site, and if so I just go to the next campground..... We don't mind a "primitive...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ride or Tow
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Ride or Tow

Ride, Absolutely!

Having a camper trailer helps....

Leaving Portage Lake Michigan 2017
Leaving Portage Lake Michigan 2017

by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 28
Views: 890

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hi there Dougly and Uptwobucks, welcome to the site! :D

WingAdmin, Why not make this thread a "Sticky" so it stays on top?
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: High Idle Control
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: High Idle Control

My '85 Jeep Cherokee has a little solenoid mounted on the carburetor that pushes out a plunger that nudges the idle from 750 to 1200 RPM when cold. There's also a pressure sensor in the power steering hydraulic line that senses the power steering working hard (like a tight turn on a 4WD trail) that ...