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by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

The fuel system currently has about 2 gals of gas with an entire bottle of Sea Foam added. am also getting what smells to be oil smoke out of both exhausts. My guess here is you are smelling Seafoam instead of oil, That's a REALLY strong mix you have there. Try to ease open the throttle with choke ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.

I have both the left and right side turn signal fixtures from a junked Windjammer IV, make offer. Will need to find out shipping cost to your zip code.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Interstate crash bars
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: GL1100 Interstate crash bars

I know GL1000 and GL1100 crash bars are interchangeable, not sure between 1100 and 1200 though. I would guess they'll swap, too, but that's a guess. I had the 1000 for several years, got the 1100 as a basket case but got it running and decided to sell the GL1000. I swapped the crash bars because I d...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hard do you ride your GL1800
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: How hard do you ride your GL1800

I don't usually ride hard. But I just got back from the Black Hills of SD, and hit a few twisties kinda hard. But I was really there to enjoy the scenery, not burn canyons, so I was probably considered to be going slow. But passing a line of semi's on return trip on US 85 I hit 100mph from 50 in no ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?

+ 1 on the above post. A couple weeks ago I drove my 1500 to the office, a rare occurrence now since working "mostly remote" after COVID. Bike had sat for four weeks without started, weather not conducive to riding or I was busy with other things....... At any rate, bike started and ran fi...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?

Due to Life happening I haven't had the 1500 out since late April, but this week I rode it to the office - been normally working remote from home but needed to go in to do some things. After a tire pressure check Bike happily started and down the road I go. Quickly discovered to my dismay the turn s...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bike stuck in wheel chock!
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

Go Wheaties! :lol: :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 GL2 Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: GL1000 GL2 Restoration

Welcome to GoldwingDocs! You should probably replace the timing belts before you try to run the engine. It probably won't hurt to put a battery in and see if the starter motor can crank the engine with no fuel, the sound of the cranking can tell you if the engine still has compression in the cylinde...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1100 timing belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Gl 1100 timing belt tensioner

My '85 Toyota Camry has 354,000 miles on it now. Water Pump (still original, driven by the timing belt) has developed a significant leak (again!!) . The weird part about this is it started leaking while I was out of state in 2006, this was at least 125,000 miles ago, and I was 1200 miles from home a...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1127

Re: Help!!

Now That's Purty!! :) :)
by DenverWinger
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Where does each carb jet lead to?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Where does each carb jet lead to?

Had same issue with my 1100 this spring. Turned out to be plugged idle jets in #1 and #3 carbs. It would run on all four if I gave it some throttle (proved that driving around the neighborhood), but only #2 & #4 firing at idle throttle. Don't have diagram of 1200 carbs, but those jets will need ...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change miles, times, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Oil change miles, times, etc

I'm using Rotella T6, Being full synthetic I'm not afraid to go 50% more miles than published interval on any vehicle where published interval is spec'd for Dino oil. That said, I change at end of every season on the bike. Average 5000 miles / season, sometimes as little as 3000, sometimes as much a...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Just purchased my first Goldwing!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Just purchased my first Goldwing!!!

Hello and welcome to the forum. Main drive clutch should be fine, but I'd service the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder and the master on the handlebar. Also since you are in there you should service the starter sprag clutch (Clean it), on the same shaft as the alternator rotor, they tend to get gumme...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500

Petcock spring doesn't have to be very robust, it's there to stop any gravity feed that may happen when your fuel tank is full and pump not running with bike parked. The 1500 can run on a dead fuel pump if the fuel tank is completely full- the fuel level in the tank is higher than the carb bowls and...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: final drive had a "stiff" section
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: final drive had a "stiff" section

Ya, that looks pretty gnarly. Fortunate for having the spare...... :D
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag subframe
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Saddle bag subframe

I drove my bike to the local welding shop with the trunk and bags removed to have broken trunk mounting ears welded. Looked kinda funny going down the road with the bare subframe and all the doodads hanging out. :lol:
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs
Replies: 79
Views: 33159

Re: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs

No Handlebar lights on the Aspencade, only the SE model has them.
by DenverWinger
Tue May 31, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1100 timing belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Gl 1100 timing belt tensioner

If the tensioners spin smoothly and freely I'd just re-use them.
by DenverWinger
Tue May 31, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Keeping Cool
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Keeping Cool

Mine got a couple needle-widths below the red on my '93 last summer when we got caught in Chicago rush hour on I-80 to I-94, we were traveling 2-up and pulling a fully loaded camper trailer, mid 90's temp. We were moving a little, but it was stop-go surrounded by semi trucks. There wasn't any steam,...
by DenverWinger
Mon May 30, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Site progress update
Replies: 27
Views: 1202

Re: Site progress update

Just curious any update on Progress? I know the Production site is hosted in the cloud, but when you get to the point you are ready for Beta testing maybe you could host an instance locally with a mostly empty database. There's a lot of members that would be willing to try to "Break" it an...
by DenverWinger
Mon May 30, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hard do you ride your GL1800
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: How hard do you ride your GL1800

I'd say riding 2-up in 90-100 degree weather pulling a 550 Lb (loaded) camper trailer at 80MPH on the interstate for hours on end (done it several times with both my 1100 and my 1500) would be harder on the bike than scraping pegs in the twisties. (unless you wipe-out in a curve :shock: ) Even the 1...
by DenverWinger
Sat May 28, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 405

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

You could drill small pilot holes from the inside to outside, then change to correct size drill bit and re-drill the pilot holes from the outside.
by DenverWinger
Sat May 28, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Euro Emissions rating?
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Euro Emissions rating?

I don't envy you guys in Europe for the stringent regulations required to register a bike. Seems a little "Over the Top" to me for just a motorcycle. Many states in the US require complete vehicle safety inspections when registering, at least for the first time. The state of Colorado has n...
by DenverWinger
Sat May 28, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Remove, Rebuild and Reinstall your Clutch Slave Cylinder (VIDEO)
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: How to Remove, Rebuild and Reinstall your Clutch Slave Cylinder (VIDEO)

Still got air in there.

Try this - many members have done this on brakes with success - pull the clutch lever all the way and secure it to the handgrip. Leave it overnight. Bubbles should compress, and might migrate to the master cylinder.

You might have clutch action in the morning.
by DenverWinger
Sat May 28, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

Again thank you all for your input. I was a Honda car tech for a bit in the 70s and again in the 80s and their manuals seemed to be accurate and up to date. I'm a bit surprised by the cycle book. The car models changed more drastically and more often than the bikes. The 1500 was an essentially 13 y...