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by nwkwinger
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

The way that my last pair of glasses was put together, they were wider than usual at the spot where the ear pieces meet the frame around the lenses. That made them more difficult to slide into a helmet. Add to that a snug fitting helmet and they weren't fun to get back onto my face. My solution was ...
by nwkwinger
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticky brake lever
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Sticky brake lever

It's not the easiest thing to do, but at least it's free. My pedal was so stuck that I had to use some heat from a propane torch to get it to move enough to start coming off. Even disconnected from the master, I had to use a soft dead blow hammer to move the pedal down and I had to use a pry bar to ...
by nwkwinger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticky brake lever
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Sticky brake lever

You most likely need to remove the pedal and clean up the inside of it and the pivot. Then lightly grease the pivot and slide the pedal back on. I just did this on my 1983 GL1100 and can't believe how easy it moves. I also swore that the next time I do this, I'm going to drill and tap it, then I'm g...
by nwkwinger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive swap
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Final drive swap

I believe that someone said that one from a VTX700 will do this. I'm not sure though.
by nwkwinger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help installing a radio that fits
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Help installing a radio that fits

Here's a little bit of good news. From my limited experience with car radios, the wiring plugs seems to be fairly universal these days. You can unplug one radio and plug into another one (again from my limited experience). I've changed between brands (Kenwood, Pioneer, Jensen to name a few) this way...
by nwkwinger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low beam not working
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Low beam not working

My first guess would be the bulb. Before you spend any money, even on a bulb, why don't you test it out? Turn on the headlight, unplug the bulb, and test for power to the plug on both high and low beams. Your plug will have three slots where the prongs on the bulb plug in. One of these is ground, on...
by nwkwinger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key

I would say that it depends. If you can get it to tighten up and not move while always working, then it should be fine. If it's still loose, or if it works sometimes and doesn't other times, then change it out.
by nwkwinger
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key

I may be way off on this, but the connection at the battery cable where it attaches to the piece on the battery terminal looks a little funny to me. I can see that the insulation on the cable has been cut back some which makes me think that this could be an aftermarket cable end. If it is, make sure...
by nwkwinger
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Working on the rear brake lever
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Working on the rear brake lever

I assume that you're talking about where it appears to be slightly wet right above the rubber boot on your master cylinder. I does look like it's just starting to seep. If you have any doubts at all, I would suggest rebuilding it. Now would be the time since you're already in there.
by nwkwinger
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing degree cam?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Timing degree cam?

I could be wrong on this one, but these are a close tolerance engine. This means that there's not a lot of clearance between the valves and pistons. I don't believe that you would be able to get much cam timing adjustment out of one without your valves and pistons making contact.
by nwkwinger
Fri May 29, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Axle
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Rear Axle

I just did this on my 1983 GL1100. I was fortunate enough that the axle wasn't stuck at all and came out fairly easily. As much as I hate getting the stuff on my hands, I covered the whole axle in a good coating of anti seize. I will do this with the front one too. I highly recommend using either an...
by nwkwinger
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE
Replies: 46
Views: 6887

Re: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE

I have bought my own tires tools as well. I mount all of my own tires by hand. The only thing that I don't own is a tire balancer so I've been switching over to balancing beads in my tires too. With the number of ATV tires (not to mention truck and motorcycle tires) that I mess with, I have bought a...
by nwkwinger
Wed May 06, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE
Replies: 46
Views: 6887

Re: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE

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by nwkwinger
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 82 wing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: 82 wing

Back in the late 90's, a friend of mine (at the time) decided to take spray cans to his 1987 Kawasaki Vulcan. He got pretty creative and painted it in kind of an American flag theme right before the 4th of July. It turned out great. He got a lot of compliments on it. When he wasn't riding it, he kep...
by nwkwinger
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel-1900 mile 86 barn find
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: No fuel-1900 mile 86 barn find

I'm glad that it was a fairly simple fix.
by nwkwinger
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brakes will not bleed
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Front brakes will not bleed

Does the fluid drip out or does it come out under pressure when you're bleeding them? You may have air in your master cylinder.
by nwkwinger
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tempature gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Tempature gauge

How long have you run the engine after changing the thermostat and sending unit? If it's not very long, you may still have a trapped air bubble in the cooling system. The reason that your gauge will read hot is that there isn't any coolant in this location to remove the heat from your cylinder(s). I...
by nwkwinger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New cable, but speedo not working
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: New cable, but speedo not working

I can think of two possibilities. Either the drive isn't working or there's something wrong with your speedometer itself. An easy way to check is to remove the lower cable end from the drive and clamp a drill onto the end of the cable itself (not the housing). Then spin the drill in both directions....
by nwkwinger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing tires
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Goldwing tires

As long as you keep the tire spinning, nobody will be able to see what you have on there. :D
by nwkwinger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you recall the first time you saw a Goldwing in person??
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: Do you recall the first time you saw a Goldwing in person??

I probably saw one earlier, but the first time that I can remember seeing one in person was in early 1991. It was in Al's Honda/Yamaha in South Hutchinson, KS. I was shocked by the price tags of around $10,000. I don't remember if those were new or used, but I do remember the price seemed incredibly...
by nwkwinger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in wind
Replies: 34
Views: 2882

Re: Riding in wind

I agree with letting the bike do what it wants. It's a little different, but my best experience. Several years ago, I was riding a sport bike. There was also two other guys who worked where I did and lived close to me. We rode 15 miles one way. The first day, the wind was blowing 25-30 with gusts up...
by nwkwinger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

Nothing's really changed for me. I'm still working too. Between the rain and wind that we've been having lately, I haven't done much riding either.
by nwkwinger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Delay in getting new scoot.
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Delay in getting new scoot.

I don't know about anyone else, but getting someone their new Goldwing seems pretty essential to me. :lol:
by nwkwinger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: UK GL1100 Survivor
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: UK GL1100 Survivor

My God. That exhaust is beautiful!
by nwkwinger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 Resto-mod Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: 1981 GL1100 Resto-mod Progress

It's looking good so far. It sure does look a lot better than when you found it.