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by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: What LED Headlight Have You Used?

I have SoCalMotoGear LEDs in my headlights now, they are great. I wrote a review here on them: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=45345
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock

I have used custom Hagon shocks before on a build, where I needed a specific height/travel and a specific weight capacity that they did not have a shock for. They built them to my specs, and it worked amazingly well. They shipped them from the UK.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relays
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Relays

No. The starter relays are huge relays that can handle hundreds of amps. Completely different.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!
Replies: 24
Views: 7063

Re: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!

newday777 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:29 am
Hmmmm
Is the video dead? It doesn't play.
Anyone else having issues? It plays fine for me.
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Appreciation

This message is for Scott(Wingadmin). I just read the August newsletter and am sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. I will be praying for your health and I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that you are appreciated for all you do. It’s hard to imagine how you have the time to do it al...
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Valves and Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Valves and Pistons

As was mentioned, those "divots" in the pistons are machined there, to give clearances for the valves. Typically, if a valve hits a piston, the valve and its stem are either bent or broken, and either case, the valve will no longer seat nicely in the head like yours are.
by WingAdmin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake light modulators
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Brake light modulators

Those Hyperlite flashers are incredibly bright, and definitely attention-getting.
by WingAdmin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Loose throttle housing

captdecker wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm
I since replaced mine,
So did you get the replacement part I sent you or another way?
It was with the part you sent me, thanks so much! :)
by WingAdmin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: transponder placement

I fasten it in place with 3M Dual Lock Fastening Tape which I buy by the roll. It's extremely strong, holds even heavy things very solidly in place, but you can remove them if you need to (to throw the tag in the trunk when parked, for instance) - and unlike velcro, it doesn't wear out over time.
by WingAdmin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: transponder placement
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: transponder placement

I've had mine mounted on the inside of the windshield for YEARS. And it was in the same place on my GL1100 for years before that. It's never "blown off" and works every time.

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by WingAdmin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rectifier relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Rectifier relocation

Let me explain in quick and simple terms why a MOSFET works well for this type of application. A MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor) is a special type of transistor that is ideally suited for switching high current loads. The reason: unlike regular resistors, there is almost z...
by WingAdmin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight for 1983 GL1100a aspencade
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Headlight for 1983 GL1100a aspencade

Hey y'all, Im looking into upgrading my headlight and wondered what I should be looking for? I would like to go to LED as I want to reduce the draw on the bike and have a clearer and brighter light at night. What lumens should I be looking for? Should I go with new LED bulbs or a new headlight all ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Issues: Am I on the right troubleshooting path?
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: Electrical Issues: Am I on the right troubleshooting path?

Take the alternator off the engine - rear right side and take to an electrical shop to have checked. Ernest, really? :lol: :lol: Depends on which way you're facing the bike, I suppose. :) But yes, the alternator is on the left side of the bike. And also yes, the symptoms describe perfectly a failed...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing and almost died
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Missing and almost died

Clogged gas cap vent! Top of the list of things to check.
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your timing belts
Replies: 157
Views: 86208

Re: How to remove and replace your timing belts

When doing the timing belts do you put 4.4 lbs of force into the tension pulleys then tighten? OR Naturally let the tensioners tension and check belt deflection with 4.4 lbs of weight on the untensioned side of the belt looking for a belt deflection 5-7 mm. Generally I will let the springs tension ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

Thanks for speedy reply Wingadmin. The green wire from the relay that goes to the high beam switch.....is that the blue/white wire coming from the start switch? If so, all my questions have been answered. No, the wire shown as green in that diagram will be going to the output of the high-beam side ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Bypassing the hi-low headlight switch per Wingadmin

You're correct - when I drew that diagram, I didn't mean "wire the headlight directly to the battery." The battery and fuse in that diagram are supposed to represent the EXISTING headlight fuse, which is a switched circuit. The point behind the diagram was to have the high/low switch switching low c...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air sound
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Air sound

If you crack the gas cap open first, do you still hear it?
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A lost power while starting and is now completely dead
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 1983 GL1100A lost power while starting and is now completely dead

Also try wiggling the battery cables.

I would try removing that main fuse - it may look fine (actually it doesn't) but crumble in your fingers when it's removed. I'd replace it with a blade fuse holder and blade fuse, for reliability.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing a couple of the relays in relay box left side
Replies: 28
Views: 535

Re: Replacing a couple of the relays in relay box left side

1goldwingnut wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:41 am
Since the goldwingdocs relays
have 4 terminals do they have both NO and NC contacts . If so can they be used to replace all the relays in question?
No, they are NO contacts only. The blue relay is a NC contact relay, which is why it cannot be replaced with one of the GoldwingDocs relays.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Foam in fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Foam in fairing

1goldwingnut wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Since I ride in cold weather, what do they look like and where were they actually
You can get them from Cyclemax for $10:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... lers/20256



by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent bad ground?
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Intermittent bad ground?

Always keep some dielectric grease with you, and anytime you disconnect a connector, coat the connections with some grease. It promotes good connectivity, keeps moisture out, and helps keep the connector cooler by dissipating any heat from any previous corrosion. Russell Those who say it cannot be ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spline paste
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Spline paste

https://www.amazon.com/Corning-Molykote-Lubricant-Silicone-Container/dp/B00B3UUFR4 I ordered this from Amazon, but the label on the jar says molykote 111. Can this still be used for the splines on my '80 wing? I was not able to find an MSDS to find the concentration of molybdenum disulfide in the p...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Building a replacement GL1500 Low fuel sensor
Replies: 58
Views: 11670

Re: Building a replacement GL1500 Low fuel sensor

Many thanks to Virgil and Scott from way back in 2012 and now to khspe2 in his recent post. I also tried two different Honda Civic floats. One was made by Dorman and the other was an OEM float purchased from Honda. They both failed. The first one failed when the stem warped and wouldn’t allow the f...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...

I have had two of the "old style" transformer-based Battery Tenders (the larger, heavier ones) die over the years. I have NEVER had any of the newer style, switching power supply units (smaller, lighter, with molded finger holds on the side) die, and I have a LOT of them.