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by DenverWinger
Wed May 25, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air filter disaster 1999 GL1500SE
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Air filter disaster 1999 GL1500SE

Good Job :) Should've posted picture of the filter to "Air Filter Hall of Shame" thread.... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue May 24, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for tire replacement in Colorado Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Looking for tire replacement in Colorado Springs

And I just noticed I put the wrong name for the second dealer on the North side, it is Sun Enterprises, not Fay Myers.... My bad... :oops:
by DenverWinger
Tue May 24, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ECM/FUEL PUMP/PULSE GENERATORS
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: ECM/FUEL PUMP/PULSE GENERATORS

You shouldn't see any DC voltage on them. They should read 400-500 ohms, and if you switch the meter to AC volts you should see them generate a very low AC voltage (way less than a volt, tiny AC pulses actually) when you crank the engine. It's these tiny pulses that the ECM uses to detect crankshaft...
by DenverWinger
Mon May 23, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 carb issues
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: 84 carb issues

Double-check the idle jets, too.
by DenverWinger
Mon May 23, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ECM/FUEL PUMP/PULSE GENERATORS
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: ECM/FUEL PUMP/PULSE GENERATORS

On a 1500 90-2000 1500 If the PG is out, Tach won't register anything while cranking, won't be a spark, and fuel pump will only run while cranking starter. 88-89 models the fuel pump will run a second or two when ignition is first switched on, then stop.
by DenverWinger
Mon May 23, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for tire replacement in Colorado Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Looking for tire replacement in Colorado Springs

Not familiar with Colorado Springs dealers but there are several large dealerships in Denver, about 70 miles north if your tire can go that far.

Fay Myers Honda (303 744-6632) on south side and Fay Myers Enterprises (303 287-7566) on North side of town are two of the major Dealers
by DenverWinger
Sat May 21, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover

I kinda don't think the chrome is original, might be on the '83 Aspy, but the '80 STD covers are just brushed aluminum w/clear coat like the rest of the engine....
by DenverWinger
Sat May 21, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: final drive had a "stiff" section
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: final drive had a "stiff" section

Put that final drive back on the bike with fresh lube and drive it. Change the lube again after some good miles.

Bet it loosens up just fine with some miles, if it is terminal it will get noisy and give you signs that it needs repaired or replaced.
by DenverWinger
Sat May 21, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: North American Summer Rally (NASR) June 21-23, 2022 Custer, SD
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: North American Summer Rally (NASR) June 21-23, 2022 Custer, SD

Last call for the Custer SD NASR 14 group rate at the Best Western.

See e-mail thread linked to GWFacts site above. Group rate for Best Western expires May 22. Deb and I are booked.
by DenverWinger
Mon May 16, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New OEM Valve Cover Gasket Leaking...
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Re: New OEM Valve Cover Gasket Leaking...

It's the grommet buttons that hold the valve cover tightly against the head. If the rubber in the grommet buttons is compromised, they won't leak but you won't have full pressure on the main valve cover gasket and it will leak.
by DenverWinger
Sun May 15, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Rant
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Carburetor Rant

Got the idle jets out, the side holes were clear but the jet itself was indeed plugged. I know your not supposed to do this but a little fine wire fixed that. All four of the carb internals besides these two idle jets were surprisingly clean, so I didn't take any scary pictures. Sprayed out the insi...
by DenverWinger
Wed May 11, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Best tyres for 1200
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Best tyres for 1200

As these bikes are older you might be limited in what tires are available that will fit. Never owned a 1200, but I'm pretty much limited to the Dunlop D404 to fit the '80 1100. They give good service. So what is available "Down Under" that will fit the bike? Might be cost-prohibitive to im...
by DenverWinger
Sun May 08, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does my radio needs replacing ?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Does my radio needs replacing ?

Is your "Mute" switch on the left handlebar stuck? Common fault on the 1500's Also, is that a US spec radio? US FM frequencies are 200Khz spread on odd 10ths, e.g the radio tunes 100.1, .3, .5, .7, .9 where European FM frequencies can be on even 10ths too, .2, .8 etc. so with a US radio yo...
by DenverWinger
Thu May 05, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Rant
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Carburetor Rant

Got the carb rack off today. took maybe 45 mins. Throttle cables weren't so bad this time as it appears the "Push" cable is broke. They usually don't break. Or is somehow disconnected in the handgrip end- but I doubt that. I replaced the "Pull" cable about 10 yrs ago after it bro...
by DenverWinger
Thu May 05, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner, 'tap' in driveline...
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: New owner, 'tap' in driveline...

With rear wheel in the air, try dragging the rear brake some while engine is turning the wheel. Noise might show up.
by DenverWinger
Thu May 05, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Rant
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Carburetor Rant

Y - not looking forward to that. They are a #*!)&$# to work on. Beer required :lol: Been cold again so haven't done anything except swap the 1500 and 1100 parking spots so 1100 is in center of garage. Sposed to be warm weekend, but I got a dead tree that needs to come down. Prolly do that Saturd...
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition wiring issue
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: ignition wiring issue

Isn't there supposed to be a foamy sort of thing which rubs on the cam lobes for the points? You put a little lube on the foamy thing which helps reduce wear on the rubbing block for the points...
by DenverWinger
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Please review my Alternator Troubleshooting logic
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Please review my Alternator Troubleshooting logic

If the exciter connection on the Compufire has two terminals and the connector from the bike only has one, check to see if you are applying exciter voltage to the correct terminal....
by DenverWinger
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio works but no info on Lcd Display
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Radio works but no info on Lcd Display

Does the radio's station memory work? If not, check your "Back-up" fuse (Think it's in the relay box next to the fuse box), seems that fuse is necessary for the radio display.
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 won't crank
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 won't crank

Water shouldn't have bothered the starter any. But no results from bridging the terminals on the relay points to starter problem. You might give the starter a couple whacks with your screwdriver handle to see if that does anything, but it sounds like time to get out the voltmeter and other tools and...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 won't crank
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 won't crank

One easy test you can do is simply jump across the two main start relay terminals with a screwdriver. If the starter cranks the engine when you do that, pretty certain the culprit is the relay.
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Rant
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Carburetor Rant

Well, an update... Nice and warm out today, so I fired up the 1100, still running on just the Left cylinders, and drove it around the neighborhood. If I give it some throttle, the right side kicks in and we have plenty of power, hitting on all four. :) So that confirms ignition is ok, there's fuel g...
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Seized pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Seized pistons

Fill the crankcase all the way up to the oil cap with Deisel or something and attack the problem from the inside, too...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: ALTERNATOR

Rambozo wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:02 pm Does anyone know what the common failure point is for the Japanese Hitachi units?
If you've been reading posts here a long time I'd say the Japanese Hitachi eventually wear out the brushes. Common fail in Chinese is open rotor winding. Heard that can be repaired...