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by nwkwinger
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100
Replies: 57
Views: 1446

Re: 82 gl1100

The easiest way to tell would be to remove the front calipers. If it turns freely, then it's in the brakes. Otherwise, it's in the bearings.
by nwkwinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel light comes on sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Fuel light comes on sometimes

If you can't determine for sure that it's an EFI issue, then I would suggest to look at your grounds. I used to have a 84 Mustang with CFI. It would intermittently die like you are saying that your bike is. I was convinced that it was in the CFI system. One time it died while taking off from a stop ...
by nwkwinger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork TUBE compatibility between standard and TRAC forks.
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Fork TUBE compatibility between standard and TRAC forks.

Oops. I reread your post and I see that you're trying to combine the different parts. I though you were wanting to swap the whole fork assemblies.
by nwkwinger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork TUBE compatibility between standard and TRAC forks.
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Fork TUBE compatibility between standard and TRAC forks.

You could try measuring the fork diameter. Thar way you can see if they'll bolt in.
by nwkwinger
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

I'm not sure how true it is, but I was told about 15 years ago that a lot of dealerships don't want to work on anything more than 10 years old.
by nwkwinger
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First significant ride with wife on new trike
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: First significant ride with wife on new trike

Just give it some time. I'm sure you'll get used to it. The up side is that in order to get used to it, you get to ride some more!
by nwkwinger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE

I hate to hear that you're giving up your bike. Unfortunately, it sounds like it's the best thing to do. Just stay positive as much as you can, and enjoy all of the experiences that you can.
by nwkwinger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: Luggage capacity question

This is how I see it. It's lacking for two people. If you're going very far, or will be gone for very long, I think I'd want a trailer. Of course I haven't pulled one with a bike yet. It just seems like you could take along plenty of things for both of you.
by nwkwinger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!

Wow. That could have been the live version of Final Destination 3. Glad you didn't get hurt.
by nwkwinger
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Paint

It sure is possible. About the only thing that is really difficult is certain types and locations/uses of plastic.
by nwkwinger
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Gl1100 Rear Seal Pushing itself our
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: 1983 Gl1100 Rear Seal Pushing itself our

This may be a little bit late, but green Loctite is designed for this type of thing. The blue is designed for thread retention. I would avoid the JB Weld method at all costs.
by nwkwinger
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clarion radio repair
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Clarion radio repair

I'll add to the "ditch" comment. Yes, replace it with something modern, but don't throw it away. It may add a little bit of value to your bike if and when you decide to get rid of it.
by nwkwinger
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fixing Up a 1981 GL1100i with ONLY 21K Miles
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Fixing Up a 1981 GL1100i with ONLY 21K Miles

A couple of months ago, I picked up a 1983 GL1100A. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to do much with it yet. The tires on it look so "new" that there's no wear on them. Going off of the date codes on them, I believe that they were made in 2003. Despite the lack of any wear on them, I WILL NOT be ta...
by nwkwinger
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100 won’t start
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

I've looked those fuses up for a guy a couple of years back. Go to Partzilla.com. The picture isn't real clear, but I believe that they sell the fuses for $.88 each. When you get to the parts breakdown for a 1982 GL1100, look at the "battery" section. Part number 27 should be the correct fuse if I'm...
by nwkwinger
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What carbs will fit on my single carb manifold?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: What carbs will fit on my single carb manifold?

While I'm not up on the VW stuff, I'd bet that there is an upgrade. Maybe you could try some VW sites?
by nwkwinger
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 interstate clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 1983 interstate clutch

It may not help, but you could try adjusting the cable before you put a clutch in it.
by nwkwinger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

There's a product called Anti Monkey Butt Powder. It won't help with keeping you cooler, but it can help to prevent heat rash.
by nwkwinger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Latest Jaguar

Ive seen trikes like that several times in the past. Engine aside, I think they look terrible. Like a death trap. It's just scary what some people will hack together and call "custom". Especially with trikes. The worst one that I've seen had the frame welded to the top of the rear end. I told the gu...
by nwkwinger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: swapping parts
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: swapping parts

Chewy wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Great, thank you. I will likely swap the exhaust and then put the motor and old exhaust onto a go cart.
That's going to be some go cart! You HAVE to post pictures and a ride report when you're done with it.
by nwkwinger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there

Now this is coming from my experience with single cylinder engines so it may not apply here, but to me, it sounds like you have a vacuum leak. The fact that you have to keep the choke on until the cooling fan kicks in and the fact that the RPMs won't come back down are both symptoms of a vacuum leak...
by nwkwinger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Attn. Guru's and Advice givers.. THANK YOU
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Attn. Guru's and Advice givers.. THANK YOU

I'm far from an expert on these bikes, but, to me, there appears to be a break in the fire ring of your head gasket on cylinder #3. The fire ring is the round, metal part that goes directly around your cylinder to (you guessed it) keep the "fire" from your cylinder fining inside the cylinder. In you...
by nwkwinger
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Drivers test bike

Not too much to tell here. In 2001, I took my test on my 1992 ZX6 Ninja. The written test was almost too easy for me. I didn't get a question wrong and only had to actually think about one answer. The only thing that went wrong on my riding test, other than stalling the bike on the slow riding test ...
by nwkwinger
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Facebook Goldwing sights
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Facebook Goldwing sights

I don't feel that Facebook is a real good place to get good info. If you frequent a page long enough, you will see a few people who give good info/advice. Most people seem to be on there to show others just how "knowledgeable" they are. A lot of others seem to want to be what I call a "behind the sc...
by nwkwinger
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter soleniods
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Starter soleniods

That's what I was thinking. Thanks.
by nwkwinger
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter soleniods
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Starter soleniods

Last fall, I picked up a 1982 GL1100I as a restoration project. The guy I bought it from said that he kept having to replace the starter solenoid. He said that he pit four or five on it and he didn't ride it for a long period of time, maybe a couple of years at the most. This past Saturday, his brot...