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by SilverDave
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow Air valve re and re
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Slow Air valve re and re

On this page , there is a wonderful, VERY detailed photo essay on how to do the brake calipers, completely : http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44 Does anyone know if there is a similar set of instructional photo pages, anywhere, on any forum, for replacing the " Slow Air Valve "...
by SilverDave
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: MY BUTT HURTS ! SADDLEMEN SEAT ?
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: MY BUTT HURTS ! SADDLEMEN SEAT ?

Seats are sorta like shoes... Different people have differently shaped butts... and sadly, some fit and some don't. I had a non stock GL1200 seat that I worried about for a year, before I replaced it.. so Realize that if the seat is in good to fair condition, lots of people would pay you a fair pric...
by SilverDave
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: CB off/on knob ( GL1200)
Replies: 1
Views: 111

CB off/on knob ( GL1200)

The CB off/on knob seems to have dis-connected itself from the channel switch, inside . The symptom is that on turning it on, it comes up as CH 00 If you turn the switch off very slowly, for just a second, the correct channel flashes... and possibly better news...if you roll it up or down, and count...
by SilverDave
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: poorboy conversion
Replies: 53
Views: 9345

Re: poorboy conversion

Do the entire 3-part test on the original stator, first... (its cheaper !! ) A fritzy Reg/rect can also cause problems When I first got mine, I had spectacular effects that looked like a faulty stator ... Flashing displays, starting and stopping, discharging battery too fast, etc, etc.. The three pa...
by SilverDave
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Electrical problem

It looks as if the fuse has already been replaced ... I swapped mine out with a 40 amp , more common blade type... But heres something to check .... I have had it twice, even with the better fuse ... ( all fuses are better than the #$%@$ dogbone fuse !!! ) There is at times.. a LOT of current going ...
by SilverDave
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Somewhat interesting problem
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Somewhat interesting problem

And, if you like wrenching, during the winter months, and have a relatively un-cluttered shop, you can take out the old stator yourself, and re and re it for much LESS than mother honda charges. I have a friend who used to buy " Dead" GL1200's, for real cheap, trailer them back to his garage, re and...
by SilverDave
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: seat covers
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: seat covers

I bought, several years ago, a bicycle gel seat, and during the winter months , when a Seat guy might be " Hungry " , I took the seat in, and had the gel installed UNDER the cloth cover... Tres Comfy ... and the seat man knew what he was doing, because he flipped the gel backwards, and placed the th...
by SilverDave
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: ....Thanks to Trailer Safety Chains ...
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: ....Thanks to Trailer Safety Chains ...

My de-coupled trailer fell into my crossed chains, and so was fairly centered... and I was going straight down the road, which was paved... so there were few lateral forces on the trailer ... but it had moved foreword enough for the hitch coupler front to drag on the ground.... I am now debating whe...
by SilverDave
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 aspencade fuse panel diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 3513

Re: '86 aspencade fuse panel diagram

You should get a shop manual or two. I bought a clymers ... which has a coloured wiring diagram, making it easy to trace any original circuits. You can also download a Haynes from the internet... its all in black and white , but quite complete.. Any Older FCW " Classic will have lots of additionals....
by SilverDave
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Somewhat interesting problem
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Somewhat interesting problem

JC whitney has both Stators and reg/rectifiers that are a perfect fit, and better than the Honda Original : http://www.jcwhitney.com/ricks-motorsport-electrics-rectifier/regulators-stators/p2029688.jcwx?skuId=1020604&filterid=d17027y1985j3 Be sure to do the 3 part test on your stator before assuming...
by SilverDave
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 aspencade fuse panel diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 3513

Re: '86 aspencade fuse panel diagram

Many Wingers ( and myself ) install a cigarette lighter plug as a handy way to plug in some accessories : Phone recharger, a map light , camera battery recharger etc. As such, mine is wired DIRECTLY to the battery terminal ( so its always " on " thru a fused line , with the fuse quite close to the b...
by SilverDave
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: ....Thanks to Trailer Safety Chains ...
Replies: 6
Views: 616

....Thanks to Trailer Safety Chains ...

I have towed a utility trailer for about 60,000 and never had any problems, as long as the trailer was weight balanced... It has quietly run behind my 'Wing" down super highways, and city streets, and across rough dirt roads... even across 20 k of the "Original Alaska Highway" that they have left so...
by SilverDave
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: repair manual
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: repair manual

I would recommend BOTH the clymers and the Haynes manual The Clymer's Manual has several coloured wiring diagrams ( so very useful if you are trying to track a short ) while the Haynes ( the free one ) has some processes that are not done in the Clymers...like re-building the slave brake cylinders ....
by SilverDave
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake bleeding with a Mity-Vac
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Brake bleeding with a Mity-Vac

Well that puzzle took a while : my mechanical friend came over, and showed me .... the NEW Mity Vac I have, along with 25 year old brake nipples, has enough suction to suck air past the ( possibly worn ) threads, and into the tygon tubing... I can use it, but I have to just barely crack the bleed va...
by SilverDave
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Rotor Clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Rear Brake Rotor Clearance

I would think that as long as the minimum on either side was 0.7 mm, or about 20 thou , then its ok. If your rotor run-out is more than that, then you have more serious problems than worrying about rotor clearance... Spin the wheel, and take a careful look at the clearance, as the wheel spins ... th...
by SilverDave
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake bleeding with a Mity-Vac
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Brake bleeding with a Mity-Vac

I just finished a caliper re-build on my ( Classic) GL1200 and tried for a half hour to bleed the three brakes. I was using a new to me Mity Vac... and I kept getting bubbles , which on closer inspection appeared to be from the very tip of the clear tygon tubing .... I snipped it off twice to get a ...