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by mervk
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 50
Views: 16895

Re: 1200 training wheels

Hi Mantree, how's Fort Collins? Visited there twice over the last few years, both times in my 1926 Model T Ford. If you'd like the PDF of how I built them, I need an email address.

Cheers.
by mervk
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 50
Views: 16895

Re: 1200 training wheels

Hi Dave, yes, I hope to keep riding until I depart this life, it's just about altering my riding style as time goes by. I now have a Trigg kit fitted to the 85 1200, and I truly love it. Had a good run on it yesterday, and I am still smiling! I have a CSC sidecar fitted to my 1500, and it is also a ...
by mervk
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 50
Views: 16895

Re: 1200 training wheels

As the hips deteriorate, so more support is needed, so I have now gone to a Trigg Trike kit, giving support for the bike at all times. The wheels I designed worked well, and allowed me to feel what it was like to ride an unfettered Goldy for a while. Now, the Trigg kit will allow me to continue ridi...
by mervk
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: We triked our bike!
Replies: 21
Views: 2135

Re: We triked our bike!

aejjmj, Are you still riding your Trigg Trike? I have Just ordered a kit, and have had second thoughts, as I understand they allow the bike to lean outwards a bit on a corner. Anyone with a trigg conversion care to comment?

Cheers.
by mervk
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2013 Honda Goldwing F6B - BREAKING NEWS!
Replies: 136
Views: 34638

Re: 2013 Honda Goldwing F6B - BREAKING NEWS!

Sorry, but it reminds me of the Gotye song, "Somebody that I used to know". Personally, I think they lost the plot when they turned the front of the 1800 into a "just another motorcycle" look. Bring back the distinctive looks.

Cheers
by mervk
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Cruise control

Thank you, I didn't realize that, as like most people I never engage it in 4th. gear. So this means I can test that there is no limit on 4th., and if so then the wire change should guarantee success. As soon as the drizzle stops and the sun appears, I'll do that test.

Thanks all.
by mervk
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Cruise control

Thanks to all who assisted here. As usual, this site is great. Hopefully, my 93 is later rather then early, and will be able to be modified. I know exactly where those connections are, having tapped into them for another project previously. I have found where someone commented the Japanese CC was se...
by mervk
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Cruise control

Hi all, need some advice. I have a 1993 1500 SE. It is an import from Japan, and has a speedo calibrated in Kilometers. My problem is the cruise control has an upper limit of 83 or 84 kph. At 100 kph I can engage it, but the bike will slow to the early 80's and then settle. I can hold the accelerate...
by mervk
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carbon Canister
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Carbon Canister

Thanks guys, that makes it easy. Fitting a sidecar, and no longer room for it. Japaneese import, by the way, so I guess they had them as well.

As usual, this site excels!

Cheers
by mervk
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carbon Canister
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Carbon Canister

Hi all. Can someone advise me on the use of and importance of a carbon canister on my 93 1500? If one was missing and the connecting hose was blanked off, what would the consequences be?

Cheers

Merv
by mervk
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Sidecar

Sid, I can't believe it! My sidecar is a Champion Escort (older version), and as I would like to replace a couple of shiny bits to go with my new paint, I checked their website. And believe it or not, they have the full installation instructions on their website. I have downloaded, and printed, and ...
by mervk
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Sidecar

Mick, thanks for these photos, they are appreciated. Interesting to note they used 3 attachment points at the rear. My chassis has two only. Your shots here are quite clear. I have set Friday for making a start on swapping the chassis from the 1200 to the 1500, and have a mate coming to help. Expect...
by mervk
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Sidecar

Thanks Sid, you're a Godsend. I'll return the favor with photos and text on fitting the damper. Then all we'll have to worry about is strong shoulders for steering.

Cheers

Merv
by mervk
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Sidecar

Sid, have followed your sidecar ownership while searching for info. Take my hat off to you for having a go, especially seeing what your bike was reduced to when replacing the petrol tank. I've been restoring old British bikes for a long time, but would hsitate to strip a Goldwing the way you did. Wh...
by mervk
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Sidecar

Hi, Haggis68. Read your post while searching for info. I am about to fit a sidecar to a 1993 1500, and would appreciate some hints on attaching points. My email is merv@kroll.id.au if you have any photos of the outfit close at hand. Would really appreciate the assistance. Cheers Merv Kroll Read more...
by mervk
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control kills speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Cruise control kills speedo

Thanks Johan. That's where I shall start looking then. Appreciate your reply.

Cheers
by mervk
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control kills speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Cruise control kills speedo

Anyone know what this unit looks like, and where on the bike it may be found?
by mervk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: NO ELECTRIC
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: NO ELECTRIC

Thanks WingAdmin, but to fit a blade fuse, I have to mutilate the solenoid plastic cover/fuse holder to be able to get the wires in to the terminals, and I don't want to do that. This fuse is built into the solenoid itself, not the seperate dog bone. I have ordered 2 new original flat metal fuses fr...
by mervk
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: NO ELECTRIC
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: NO ELECTRIC

Well, that'll teach me to read properly. One of the first posts in this thread said "check the 30 amp fuse in the solenoid". I checked the flat tin 30 amp fuse in it's own holder, as well as the 30 amp blade fuse in it's own holder. Wiring diagram showed two 30 amp fuses, and both mine were ok. Remo...
by mervk
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control kills speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Cruise control kills speedo

On my 86 1200 SEI, when I engage cruise control, my digital speedo goes to zero. Cruise switch on/off works ok, just a problem when I engage it. I suspect a bad connection somewhere. Can anyone describe the cruise control unit so I can recognise it when I see it, and tell me where abouts on the bike...
by mervk
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Running hot Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Running hot Help!

When I had a similar problem, and the head gasket was the cause, I had steam coming out of the exhaust. Does no one suspect the water pump?

Cheers
by mervk
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: NO ELECTRIC
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: NO ELECTRIC

Well, I have exactly the same problem today, and found this while searching for an answer. 1986 1200 GLI with sidecar, and regular battery replaced by car battery in chair boot. Been sitting a while and I forgot to undo the battery switch, so it drained. Put a booster battery on in a hurry, and conn...
by mervk
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Side car
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Side car

Even a well set up sidecar will cause a tank slapper at slow speeds. Most of this is caused by the rider holding the grips too tight. Try a real loose grip and I bet some of the wobble disappears. The best way to get rid of it totally is to fit Earles Forks (Leading Link Forks). These can be ugly th...
by mervk
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS to Goldwing input device
Replies: 106
Views: 20118

Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Hi. I ordered one of these for my 1500 yesterday, and have been looking for a reasonably priced GPS to use it with. Everything I've looked at so far has blue tooth and no output connector for the jack to plug into. Have had a couple of Garmin car units fail through vibration, so am looking for somet...
by mervk
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 speedo pulse wire
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: 1500 speedo pulse wire

Yes. Connecting this wire was the last step in my installing a set of "Retract-a-Trike" wheels from Trike Alternatives. Elsewhere in this forum I posted a project of home made training wheels on my 1200, and they worked so well, when I came accross a "brand new" 91 1500, I had to have it. And Retrac...