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by gervais
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

well by just my experiences here about carburation,this engine is sensible too float level a lot and those jets so anybody running hard or at high speed will effect the mpg average. for myself i let the engine accelerate normally and average 90-100 kmh ,,about 55 mph so normal riding except if i hea...
by gervais
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

well i changed the 35 idle jets for Made in Japan ones and adjust the float at 8 mm to gave a push at the needle valve. when i am riding the bike is smelling a LOT LESS exhaust like before and at the start it also smoke less since i am really dough the chinese 35 jets that i add in the kit i baught ...
by gervais
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

well i just finish all of them. i took the intake (with all the carbs fixed) and handle it not vertical but a little , I held it vertical but leaned back a bit so the needle looks closed a bit but not too much pushing on the very small valve in the center of the needle.it is not easy when you are al...
by gervais
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

ok so I will position my carburetors side,
standing and there will be no pressure on the small spring of the needle valve, is it?

thanks for responding,i am working now on those carbs

gervais
by gervais
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

check this out, i am not at all correct?? i found my spark plugs to be quite white and i am running #108 , and #35 already so if i am understand the float are too low so the needle valve DONT sut up the gaz coming forom the tank and it would explain when i start it it smoke and smell so bad??? gervais
by gervais
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting float level
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Adjusting float level

well
so you take all carburetors all climb together on the intake manifold and you upgrade the level of the fleet like that?

i must change all my jets on mine and i want too double check this level if my bowl are not over filled the carb because badly adjusted.

thanks
gervais
by gervais
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: jets,,on a 1984
Replies: 0
Views: 109

jets,,on a 1984

hi all what are the OEM jets for an 1984 Aspencade in Canada and would you have the needle number that is graved on her top near the grooves? How are they installed those needle,,,they have washer under the circlip??? my 1984 is running too rich, i dont remember what jets i installed,,i am presuming...
by gervais
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: heel toe shifter
Replies: 0
Views: 149

heel toe shifter

hi
i am looking for an old heel toe shifter mecanism for my 84,
i dont care if its rusted ,or used,,

i dont want to pay to much as i am retired and not billionnaire

thanks in advance

gervais
riviere-bleue,quebec
by gervais
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LOTS OF GL1000 AND 1100 PARTS
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: LOTS OF GL1000 AND 1100 PARTS

hi
would you have an heel toe shifter for my 84,
even rusted i dont care,
or a pair of floor boards ??

i am retired here in Quebec and not rich so any used parts would be good ,
new parts are way too $ for my budget.
thanks
gervais
by gervais
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

this photo is the OEM regulator for the alternator inside the engine,

i was talking about the external automobile alternator that we install on the GW
by gervais
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Stay with 3 wires,
most of the guys that have done this mods went too 3 wires.

i baught mine a rockauto,it was a chinese clone of a nipodenso and his inside regulator was bad,,working but too low in woltage,i just change the regulator and in 30 minutes i was in business.

g luck
gervais
by gervais
Sat May 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1644

Re: 5'5"

thanks dw,

i shell follow your advise for the time,
i am selling my GW,
i received bad heath news,

ride safe

gervais
by gervais
Fri May 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1876

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Gervais, and all others that offered help, many thanks. In the end I had to take carbs out three more times, each time bumping up the jets more and more until I had gone up 7 on the slow jets and 5 on the mains. Mac aftermarket pipes that apparently weren't accounted for by the previous owner and m...
by gervais
Fri May 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1644

Re: 5'5"

I'm coming in around 5'8" with my boots on, just picked up an 82 gl1100 interstate, its my first heavy bike. My most recent bike is a 2015 R3 so you can say this is a BIG difference. I feel pretty comfortable with the bike as it feels fairly well balanced when I stop, and I can be on toes on both s...
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

yes,absolutely. your alternator cannot reach his max output because it is too slow. mine is a 55 amp and enough,, i must go now, when you fit the 4 inch crank pulley you will have to take the radiator,the lower part,further by 3/4 inch because the fan will touch the alternator strap.check my picture...
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

well "I have a 2 inch pulley and 2 1/2 on the alternator that 2 inch pulley should be turning that alternator much faster than a 3 or 4 inch pulley" you have a ratio of 1 to 1 i have a ratio of 1 turn of crank for 2 turn of alternator, if i add the place i would have fit a 4.5 inch , the motorcycle ...
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Gervais, I like you had a very hard time finding a pulley, car quest said they could order me one for 168 dollars and would take several weeks so I ended up ordering one from the UK it's only a 2 inch pulley. I hooked my yellow wire witch is ignition into a wire that I unplugged from the voltage re...
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 80
Views: 28656

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

what are the diameter of your pulleys? where did you connect the SENSE wire of the alternator,? mine is an home made kit, i add to OPEN the main cable harness to have a GOOD connection at the rights places,you should connect on the starter relay ,, check on goldwingdocs.com for photos ,,many persons...
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4255

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

anti seize is a special componds,it should not be used at any sauce and anywhere also.

gervais
by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4255

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

i ^prefer for 40 years + a drop of new oil on the tread and screem the spark plug in place using my hand,,never use the rachet
so this way you know that you did not damaged the head tread.
my way for decades!

gervais
by gervais
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4255

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

thanks
i have been running Iridium for years and never regrett it,

better mileage,better start,less engine noise,better response .

gervais
by gervais
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4255

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

I've heard it said that leaving a spark plug in place for too long can make it pretty difficult to remove. As inexpensive as standard NGK 5129 (DPR7EA-9) spark plugs are for the GL1500, replacing them every 12,000 miles is the probably the best option. But that is just my opinion. At less than $3.0...
by gervais
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4255

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

What would be the NGK Iridium part number for my Aspencade 1984???

thanks
ps i am running the standard NGK number that i saw in my owner manual

gervais
by gervais
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1644

Re: 5'5"

I'm 5'5", 140#. I've been riding Gold Wings for nearly 40 years. I've had a '78, an '85, and currently a '96 GL1500. It's a big, heavy bike with a fairly tall seat. I always thought that everyone balanced their bike on tippy-toes... until I sat on a low cruiser. ;) All the comments about experience...
by gervais
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan switch
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Fan switch

17mm if or maybe 19 mm

gervais