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by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

Parts fiche doesn't show the rubber couplers as separate parts so leads me to believe they are not readily removable from the intake tubes. Any reason why?

Nice and Shiny plenum you got there.... :D
by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

Removable, Heat them up some to soften the rubber, it is old and hard. Maybe boil them... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

Also the "fan switch terminals" are the 2 electrical things poling out by the thermostat that has a whole plug covered in rubber right? I took it off and it seemed clean to me, . One of the two electrical things by the thermostat is the sender unit for the gauge (should have only one connection) an...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

Fan won't come on until temp gauge reaches half-scale or so when things are working correctly, at least that's how my 1100 behaves and my 1000 did same. The temperature switch for kicking on the fan is separate from the temperature sender, so the fan should work correctly independent of the temp gau...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What happened to Randakk?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: What happened to Randakk?

https://www.randakks.com/

It's working just fine for me - the web site is up and on-line. Maybe you are using a bad link?
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 35
Views: 1001

Re: Restoration started

That looks like an interesting "Jigsaw Puzzle" type project, Might start another thread for it under "Other Bikes", and keep this thread for the 'Wing. We will be interested in following progress on both.
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue, grinding?
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Starting issue, grinding?

If your starter sounds like the one in the video it is OKAY, replacing it won't fix the starter sprag clutch problem. The starter clutch is behind the alternator rotor in the back of the engine. The seafoam fix takes a few miles of circulating it around thru the engine, it is not immediate. And sinc...
by DenverWinger
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

If the regulator is bad the symptoms are the electric gauges will go to either full-scale or zero, and stay there. So most likely your regulator is OK. You might try taking the fuel sender out of the tank and soaking it overnight in vinegar to dissolve the rust and corrosion, that would likely fix t...
by DenverWinger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Glad to hear of the success! There's a thread here somewhere about replacing the low fuel thermistor with a float. Think it's in the 1500 How-to section. Thinking about doing that to mine, although the low fuel thermistor works, I think it's "out-of-tolerance", when fuel is low and the bulb lights, ...
by DenverWinger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 loose timing belt
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: GL1100 loose timing belt

No, the tensioner rollers don't wear down... The only thing that happens to them is the bearings wear out and that is quite rare. As long as the rollers spin freely and smoothly they are OK. These belts don't stretch, they only break. And are manufactured to very close tolerances. Funny the bike sho...
by DenverWinger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Zoomed in real good, I found a few pixels there...... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dropped bike and now it runs poorly
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Dropped bike and now it runs poorly

With the engine running on its side - Wondering if maybe a stuck carburetor float.... Try this: Disconnect fuel pump power at the tank, disconnect and plug vacuum line at the petcock, start engine and run the carburetors out of gas.. Use the choke when engine starts to sputter to use the last of the...
by DenverWinger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Try soaking the fuel level sensor in vinegar or one of those "Calcium-lime-rust" household cleaners overnight, that might fix it nicely. As to the low fuel thermistor, it either works or it doesn't. Unless you can find a bad/corroded connection in the wiring to it somewhere. You can test it out of t...
by DenverWinger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Emergency Starter question
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Emergency Starter question

With the starter gear head inserted into the motor the chain won't go anywhere, ok to move the bike. The starter sprocket is pretty much captive in the chain, the chain and sprocket would likely swing away from the hole for the starter if you were to move the bike without the gear head inserted, but...
by DenverWinger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator fan not working
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Radiator fan not working

I wouldn't be too concerned about either the fan or the control sensor switch, they rarely fail. Most common failure is corrosion in the connector on the switch, very easy to get to with the radiator off, it's right by the thermostat along with the sensor for the temperature gauge. Pull the plug off...
by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 47
Views: 3932

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Absolutely thru a fuse. This old tech knows better. :D

Pleased to see it won't be measuring accessory terminal voltage. 8-)
by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Ya - my '80 STD of course came without fairing so has mirrors on the bars. And there's no mirrors on a Vetter.
by DenverWinger
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lightning crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Lightning crashes

About 25 years ago I remember all over the local news a rider on the Boulder Turnpike (US-36 between Denver and Boulder CO) was hit by lightning at highway speeds. Crashed into the center median concrete barrier. The strike blew a 1ft dia hole in the concrete pavement. They said the rider was dead b...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

I downloaded the picture and zoomed in as much as I could without it getting too pixelated (low res photo). The one on the right appears to be a Beemer boxer twin of some sort, big cylinder jug protruding out the side at 90 degrees. Would be logical since Beemers are made there.... Can't get enough ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: TravLite Camper Set-Up
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: TravLite Camper Set-Up

Doubtless so, but if we get right to work it only takes about 15 mins. Only gave $400 for the camper so I'm not complaining. There are much nicer, easier-to-setup ones out there, but they run a couple $K. This one has done us right for almost 10 yrs now and I like the 20 CuFt of storage, and it pull...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Ya, If you ground the gauge connection at the fuel tank, and the needle goes to Full that means the Bike circuitry and gauge are OK and the problem is inside the tank.
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 47
Views: 3932

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

The MaxTow Gauges were delivered yesterday. Did a little bench testing with the volt meter and a couple of power supplies, one variable. This volt meter has two power connections, one is supposed to go to "Always On" power (presumably to keep the dimmer settings in memory) and the other to switched ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sling lifting a Goldwing
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Sling lifting a Goldwing

I can't see when using a a sling and hoist would be a good choice for a wing but I see nothing wrong with that engine change setup. Those pressurized gas tanks and sideways concrete blocks are mighty strong. Handy milk crate is ready to hold the car up as well. What's the worst that could happen? :...
by DenverWinger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Thermistor help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Thermistor help needed

Maybe a better approach for the thermistor is instead of trying to find it as a vehicle part look for one thru electronics parts distributors. Jameco and Mouser are two companies in The US I can think of offhand, and they both are happy to deal with small orders and individual customers. I'm pretty ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear running lights not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Rear running lights not working.

The '76 wing only has single filaments in the rear turn signals, no running lights. Running light filaments are only in the front turn signals. Somebody got confused when we were talking about the running light filament in the brake light fixture which also has a "Parking" light operation.