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by RoadRogue
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Electric brakes on my trailer
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

What is unsprung weight, and why don't I want it? Unsprung weight is referring to the weight of the suspension that is below the springs in what ever form they are. This is the weight of the tires,wheels drums,brake mechanism and backing plate. Pretty much everything that doesn't move up and down w...
by RoadRogue
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: which rear tire to get
Replies: 20
Views: 1293

Re: which rear tire to get

Stick with Dunlop or Avon. Not sure about the whole car tire thing, I have read where a lot of folks use them but I would stick with tire specific to motorcycles. Don't go cheap to save a few dollars, it will bite you later.. Are you saying the reason people choose Darkside tires is based on cost? ...
by RoadRogue
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Electric brakes on my trailer
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Putting brakes on most anything is possible, it may not be easy, you may have to get creative and modify the existing axel. You may have to weld parts on. It's a matter of trying with parts in hand. It all depends on how handy you are and what tools you have. Oh ya and how much money you are willing...
by RoadRogue
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another Hello from Louisiana
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Another Hello from Louisiana

Welcome from north of the 49th. This is a great place to learn and get help for your ride 8-)
by RoadRogue
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Electric brakes on my trailer
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

I do t know what you would need to make it work on your trailer. The RollaHome website says that with their Dexter axels you can not add on brakes, you would have to replace the whole axel that has brakes built in from the factory....... Looks like you have some more research to do, I will help wher...
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need your opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Need your opinions

So Rick it's been a week since you asked for help, what have you found out so far? I heard your video on the Facebook group but couldn't respond as I was awaiting approval to join the group. Didn't sound too fatal to me. There's been a lot of good suggestions for you to follow up on, let us know how...
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Three yellow wires.
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Three yellow wires.

Make sure you get a good clean solder joint and seal it with a good quality double wall shrink tube. When these wires are charging there is 70 volts AC running through them, you don't want any volts leaking out and zapping you while you ride. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Electric brakes on my trailer
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

First of all Welcome to the forum, this is a great place to hang out. Those brakes you show a link to are for 3500# axels, I'm no expert but I think the trailer axel is a 700# unit, I'm pretty sure they are too big for your trailer. Get ahold of Aspen for details. As for a brake controller a good qu...
by RoadRogue
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

Stewart, I used the 1200 driveshaft, it's a perfect fit in the 1500 final drive 8-)
by RoadRogue
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rope trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Rope trick?

I did this very trick just last year for a guy near me. Use a cotton braided rope, do not use any rope that will leave synthetic fibers behind. You don't want them melting to the inside of your cylinders. Since you will be removing the cams so you can get your forked lever in there to compress the s...
by RoadRogue
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: riding buddy
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: riding buddy

And of course if you are ever in my neck of the woods, I have some of Western Canada's best motorcycle roads right here. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

RoadRogue - did you modify the rim in order to fit the CT. Other forums mention moding the rim to have easier install of the CT. Have a CT on my 1800 and want to do the same to my 1200. Cheers I tried to mount a 15 CT to the stock 1200 rear wheel once, it would not seat the bead even at dangerous p...
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

roadwanderer2 wrote:what year 1500 final drive unit did you use? i'd like to keep this in mind if i ever decide to do the same to my 86 1200.

stuart.
Hey Stewart, I used the final drive from my 97 while I'm rebuilding the rest of the bike, any 1500 drive should work for for this conversion. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

I did this conversion for the exact same reason. I picked up a 86 Interstate with torn up splines for cheap, it was sitting for about 7 years because of that. To make a long story shorter, after cleaning it up and changing all the fluids I swapped the final drive and wheel with brake mount and spac...
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

I used the axle,wheel spacers caliper mount from the 1500, the caliper from the 1200 just bolts on to the 1500 mount no problem so there should be no issues with the proportional braking just a larger disc giving more swept area. As a matter of fact I could easily put this diff and wheel back on my ...
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: what tires are best
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: what tires are best

What ever tire you choose in the end make sure it is rated for the weight of your Wing fully loaded. Not all tires that fit are strong enough for the weight. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: riding buddy
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: riding buddy

Occasionally I get out your way to visit my brother,he lives in Morinville, I will attempt to get ahold of you next time. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....
Replies: 42
Views: 9123

Re: Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

I did this conversion for the exact same reason. I picked up a 86 Interstate with torn up splines for cheap, it was sitting for about 7 years because of that. To make a long story shorter, after cleaning it up and changing all the fluids I swapped the final drive and wheel with brake mount and space...
by RoadRogue
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: what tires are best
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: what tires are best

Everybody has their own favorite tire. Depends on your riding style and your budget. Longer mileage tire that are popular are the Dunlop E3 , Avon Venom or Cobra, both good tires and I have used both. I prefer the Avon though.nice neutral handling, good grip wet or dry and very quiet on the road wit...
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: It's all over...
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: It's all over...

My plans for the winter are to repaint my 1500 and add a few minor upgrades in the process. Have been riding a 86 1200 Interstate this year that I resurrected from a barn, it's nice but it's no 1500, it helped me with my withdrawal symptoms while I collected the needed parts for the 1500 after the d...
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need your opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Need your opinions

You said it's over due for an oil change but you didn't say if it's low on oil. Low oil level and on the side stand could very well cause the low oil pressure light to come on or flicker. Gremlins with hammers? When does it make these noises? At idle? When first starting out in first and under load?...
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan won't turn off
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Fan won't turn off

Is this bike new to you? Could the previous owner installed a bypass switch for the fan that you are unaware of? 8-)
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 possible to lower
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: 1500 possible to lower

A 195-55-16 Darkside tire should do that for you. I believe a seat from the later model 1500's had a seat height that was lower than the 94. Others will chime in later to confirm what years are lower. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: fuel pump

The engine has to be cranking for the ECM to send voltage to the fuel pump. 8-)
by RoadRogue
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Clutch slippage

Make sure that the return port in the clutch master cylinder is clear, as the engine fully warms any air/contaminates in the hydraulic line expands and slips the clutch. 8-)