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by gervais
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A
Replies: 71
Views: 26848

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: 71
Views: 26848

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: 71
Views: 26848

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: 71
Views: 26848

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 27
Views: 1158

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: 217

Re: Fan switch

17mm if or maybe 19 mm

gervais
by gervais
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 20 inch windshield!!! ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: 20 inch windshield!!! ?????

take a look at the Madstad offering. for me, it was the best thing I did for my situation. adjust it high, or way low. your choice, and you can do it on the fly w/o stopping. ( yeah, they say not to do that ) but I do it anyway. https://madstad.com/collections/honda/products/honda-gold-wing-gl1200-...
by gervais
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 20 inch windshield!!! ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: 20 inch windshield!!! ?????

thanks
i will go for the deflector,
the rest is over my budget

gervais
by gervais
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: 5'5"

well i am 5.8 and 180 lbs. i never drove such an heavy bike before and i still have difficulties,the major is balancing the bike . First time i took her out of my garage,,,i felt on the ground and my wyfe smilled at me !!! it is a 1200 1984. At the end of last summer i was beginning too feel the bik...
by gervais
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hand grip for my GL1200
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduc...
by gervais
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 20 inch windshield!!! ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 233

20 inch windshield!!! ?????

hi all i have on my 84,Aspencade an 20 inch windshield and i dont like one bit, my eayes are just on the top of this windshield ,,it's not hight enough too deflect the wind, is there a way to add a raiser of some sort of should i check for an higher model? would you have suggestions too,,,,,suggest ...
by gervais
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hand Grip WITH the trottle fixation ???
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Hand Grip WITH the trottle fixation ???

hi all i am checking again too buy a set of anti vibration hand grip, i add find my model BUT i saw one picture of a model WITH the fixture for the 2 trottle cable already molded in the grip,, should i buy these and work like a fool too destroy my old grip one here?? i have not found much video abou...
by gervais
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 1984,air screew!! on carbs
Replies: 0
Views: 182

GL1200 1984,air screew!! on carbs

hi all
well i dont remember how many turns are needed for the air screews on my carbs,
would you?

i am checking my synchronisation also


thanks

gervais
Riviere-Bleue,Quebec
by gervais
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Float valve needle filter
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Float valve needle filter

well i baught a kit too rebuilt mine last year, my engine ran for 1 week and i add difficulties so i decided too remoove again the intake and the carbs. when i re-open the carb and dismantle those little BASKET filter,they ALL reacted at gazoline and were just a little oversize and felt in the botto...
by gervais
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 302
Views: 100190

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

ohh
i sent too much picture ,,

yes even during summer i found the GW quite heavy weight,,i lost her on the ground a couple of times

ride safe with the scooter,
i modify one years ago and fit a liquid kit,,110 kmh and a ticket from the police

Gf
by gervais
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 302
Views: 100190

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

these washers must be for the side to side play of the armature.it better be a little loose that too tight . i just installed my Chinese copy,work good so far. no motorcycle here ,,we are waiting for 20-25 cm of snow again, this has been one of the big snow winter we have known here in the province ...
by gervais
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hand grip for my GL1200
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Hello Pat, I have seen similar ones but that the supports Black were made in hard vinyl and others in rubber and very expensive. I think that I will return to a previous model, like a black roll also but like in sponge and soft. there are 3-4 models but anyway I'm going with my retirement budjet ger...
by gervais
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hand grip for my GL1200
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: hand grip for my GL1200

hi all,these are my actual grip,i have no idea how
to dismantle them,,
would have a way to do it?

thanks
gervais

i have








by gervais
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hand grip for my GL1200
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: hand grip for my GL1200

well it always depends of your budget and your need. i knew about cycle,,,,,, thanks all,well now i must find how to dismantle mine that i have here,i will take some pictures later today,i am going back at the garage ,,,the electric starter is fixed now i also install an Orange led at the back with ...
by gervais
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hand grip for my GL1200
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: hand grip for my GL1200

well,
i see some at 95USD$ ,,,thats way over mt retire budget ! AND i dont add the exchange rate with CND



thanks
gervais