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by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Electrical issue

Since the bike is going completely dark there's very few things that be amiss. I'd re-check both battery connections to be sure they are spanking clean and that they aren't corroded where the metal terminals are crimped onto the battery wires. Also trace the battery Negative cable and check where it...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: New to me '91 SE

:oops: I knew that, too! That's what happens when you type before the morning coffee kicks in! :oops:
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: New to me '91 SE

Hi Steve, and Welcome to the forum! Nice looking SE you got there! I've heard Goldwings called a lot of things, but "High-Powered Hair Dryer" is a new one :lol: :lol: I'll have to remember that, I like it! First photo shows a battery charger and you mention bleeding the brakes, this suggests the bil...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Electrical issue

+1 on the corroded battery connections. Hitting the starter button didn't do anything other than draw a surge of current thru an iffy connection which then opened up. Chemical action on the corroded connection after a while will allow some current to flow and you will again see voltage on your meter...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Alternator

See if you can find a local automotive starter/alternator rebuilder, the problem is likely as simple as worn brushes and you could likely get your alternator repaired even faster than you could get one shipped...

Worth looking into at least.....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S Vetter Windjammer Mount Bracket for GL1000
Replies: 0
Views: 27

F/S Vetter Windjammer Mount Bracket for GL1000

For Sale

I recently replaced the Vetter Windjammer fairing on my 1100, the fairing I bought included a mount bracket to fit a GL1000.

The add-ons on either side look like they were fabricated for driving lights.

Make Offer. Buyer pays shipping.






by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Great price on timing belts?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Great price on timing belts?

OEM Honda belts are made by Gates anyway, just rebranded "Honda".
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket fuse block identification?
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Aftermarket fuse block identification?

A couple things you can check - Good chance the relay in the lower left of that panel is controlled by the "Accessory Power" terminals in the OEM fuse box, check the accessory fuse. If that's out it is likely several things on the Aftermarket fuse panel won't work. Is it possible the PO stuck a labe...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Great price on timing belts?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Great price on timing belts?

Local auto parts stores want around $40 each, so I order from Amazon instead.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear display
Replies: 45
Views: 3126

Re: Gear display

Accessory terminals usually read a half-volt lower than directly at the battery. Simply take that into account when looking at the meter.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 seat on a GL1200?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: GL1100 seat on a GL1200?

The GL1100 and GL1200 seats buckets are way different, won't mount. You'll have to use a GL1200 seat.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

Just an observation - My GL1000 had a collector box in the exhaust system, but the 1100 only has a crossover tube between the two sides. I had them both a couple yrs until selling the 1000. This is stock on both. While both bikes were "Goldwing Quiet", the 1000 had a considerably more "mellow" exhau...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.

I'd open up the starter to see what it needs. Usually just a set of brushes will work wonders. Also check the planetary gears in the starter nose.
by DenverWinger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!

Doesn't the 1200 have an inspection cap in the middle of the top of the block toward the rear like the 1100 and 1000? Has the T1 and T2 marks?
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Blown head gasket

Those are actually machined into the pistons for a little extra valve clearance. The valve open while piston is very close to TDC thus an 'Interference' engine.
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo and tach replacement bulbs
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Speedo and tach replacement bulbs

My '80 takes the little round Bayonet base bulbs, #57. There aren't any #194 wedges in it anywhere.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Radiator Cap or something else....

Just replace it. A standard automotive cap fits perfect.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

A little late 'cause you've already ordered them, but another source for mufflers is your friendly neighborhood Hardly dealer. Often they have lots of brand-new "take-off" mufflers because purchasers of new Hardlys think they are too quiet! I understand the OEM Hardly mufflers sound pretty nice on a...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Blown head gasket

I've never bothered to scrape carbon... Not worth the effort. ...And the engine will just make more anyway :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 535

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Looks like she's well underway to being a better bike than before the wreck! The Fairing has cracks on both sides, the impact was on the right side and the side shelter cover was broken in a few places, the lower fairing cowl on the right had cracks and the right saddlebag lid is cracked and slightl...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Blown head gasket

Unless you have other leaks you can usually get away with just head gaskets. I found suitable o-rings for coolant tubes at ACE hardware (mine were bad - take tube with you for fitment). If the little o-rings on the oil restrictor between the head and block need replacement I'd get OEM for those, hav...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Blown head gasket

The general consensus on the site is Don't Scrimp on head gaskets, get OEM.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Alternator not charging

Always a good idea to replace them if the alternator comes out, they get hard and brittle with the heat.

Cyclemax has them, $17.50. Local stealership likely has them too.

https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl ... 8744/29165
by DenverWinger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

Can't say for sure due to the angle of the pictures, but it looks to me like the pistons have survived. You'll need a set of valves for that head, they're certainly bent, or maybe just find another head, whichever is easier. Think valves are not quite yet made of "Unobtainium", maybe someone here kn...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

Motorcycle Parking at work is really nice, it's right next to the rear entrance that I normally use anyway 'cause it's the closest to my office. Usually a couple Crotch-Rockets, 2 or 3 Hardleys, sometimes a funky three-wheeled thing with the two front wheels only a couple feet apart. There's a guy w...