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by oldishwinger
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: newby
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: newby

its been a while since i used an OEM cb but from memory the volume knob is push on and push off its either that or it turns all the way to the left and clicks either way, though, the key should turn it off also, but only in the off position. if you are inadvertently leaving the key in the acc positi...
by oldishwinger
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: CB install
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: CB install

The J&M will not integrate into the OEM system but it has intercom and ability to connect to mp3 or phone for music etc. All thru a 6 pin headset. I did manage to partially intergrate the unit so that I can hear the radio and I play mp3 though the radio, so i get both through the headset but yep as...
by oldishwinger
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: CB install
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: CB install

tank4300 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:06 am
What do you mean by the J&M cb ?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/65 ... =1&term=cb

they are available at wingstuff I think, J&M and cyclemax that I know of could be more.
by oldishwinger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 aspencade brakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: 1984 aspencade brakes?

As i mentioned in original post and i posted the page from the manual the picture shows the front brake line crossing from right to left behind headlight and if you read #8 of the instructions it says the pedal operates the rear and left front caliper and the left front caliper should be bled first...
by oldishwinger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 aspencade brakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: 1984 aspencade brakes?

Thanks i came to that conclusion but the directions threw me since i would think the aspect of left or right would coincide with driver in driving position. Obviously I'm mistaken once again. Thanks for the reply nope you are correct, the aspect of right to left, is as if sitting on the bike, if th...
by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200

I used to have a pair of Walmart 35 watt lights, running thru a relay . But 70 watts was enough to show a serious drop in the viktmeter , so I only turned them on after 15 minutes of running down the road. I just replaced them about 2 months with some BRIGHT 10 watt LED's What a difference ! The st...
by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200

hey everyone, I'm thinking about adding some fog lights on my wing, I was thinking on the engine guards, what has me puzzled is do I run the negative wire back to the fuse box, or do I just ground it like on a car? for the positive side, I'll be connecting to the fuse box's spare circuit. thanks in...
by oldishwinger
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: on board air
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: on board air

fred1diver wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:16 pm
well since it only works partly, I ordered thru Ebay a complete functioning system, now I'm just waiting for it to get here :D
If I may suggest, before installing, check the desiccant and filter.
by oldishwinger
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 aspencade brakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: 1984 aspencade brakes?

as sitting on the bike, left hand front caliper is operated from the handlebar lever, right hand front caliper, is connected to the rear caliper, and operated by the rear brake pedal. they changed the setup on the 1500's so that the rear and left hand caliper was connected. if you need to bleed the ...
by oldishwinger
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: on board air
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: on board air

turn the ignition on, press the front or rear buttons on console, a graded bar measure will appear on the instrument panel. it will indicate what air there is in front and rear suspension. press the increase or decrease buttons and there should be a change in the bars. dont overdo the increases chec...
by oldishwinger
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Solenoid
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Starter Solenoid

I have a 1986 GL1200A. I've had is about three months and its my first bike. I'm looking for a new starter solenoid. I've found some cheap ($5-$15) ones on ebay and amazon, but I wanna know if a cheap one is worth getting or should I try and find an OEM one? I wanna get one that will last and not g...
by oldishwinger
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove throttle grip
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: How to remove throttle grip

I can take the control apart but without removing the throttle tube (and the throttle cable) I ca only see the push to start, I cannot take it out to clean or replace it. thats correct the starter button, kill switch, and top and bottom cover are one unit, the whole unit would need to be purchased....
by oldishwinger
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove throttle grip
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: How to remove throttle grip

How to remove throttle grip without taking the carbs out? Tried it twice and no go. I need to get into the handlebar control cause the start button is on again off again... and I want to clean it and or replace it. Help! Frank not sure what you mean as the carbs dont relate to the starter button th...
by oldishwinger
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: cigarette lighter
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: cigarette lighter

Hi,I am getting ready to pull the old lighter out and replace it because the old one isn't working,all rusty looking but want to know if anyone can tell me which fuse runs the lighter in case the new one still won't work. :D well, cigarette lighter sockets are not OEM so can be wired in in differen...
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: CB install
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: CB install

Yep I have, the OEM are pretty much plug and play its best to have the installation manual though to help the install.

they work very well when going, but for me anyway, the OEM proved to be abit problematic twice, so I installed a J&M unit and havnt had issues since.
by oldishwinger
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: conversion kit fan belt
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: conversion kit fan belt

Hi Folks my 86 aspy has the conversion kit in, not that long put in, anyway the belt has developed a crack, and needs replacing. I havnt taken the lower cover off as yet, but is it possible to change the belt without moving the radiator? many thanks. It's possible...but it will take twice as long, ...
by oldishwinger
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: conversion kit fan belt
Replies: 2
Views: 232

conversion kit fan belt

Hi Folks my 86 aspy has the conversion kit in, not that long put in, anyway the belt has developed a crack, and needs replacing.

I havnt taken the lower cover off as yet, but is it possible to change the belt without moving the radiator?

many thanks.
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the radio connector correctly called?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: What is the radio connector correctly called?

First I looked at schematics, no name for connector. Second I asked Sierra. Their reply: "Sales Jun 22 (1 day ago) to me Frank: There is not a name of this 24 pin connector on the part nor do we know who the manufacturer of that part was. You can probably buy the pin out/schematics online somewhere...
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the radio connector correctly called?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: What is the radio connector correctly called?

froche wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Close but no cigar!
That is the Faring mounted "male" connector, my picture is of the "female" connector mounted on the radio
oh ok, you need the schematics for the radio I guess have you tried sierra electronics, they do repair work on the 1200 radios.
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the radio connector correctly called?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: What is the radio connector correctly called?

go here, http://cyclemax.com/ select OEM parts not sure if its the right one, but its under heading radio ass. part number 10 39120-MG9-871, it is part of wiring harness for the radio numbers 11 and 12 and doesnt appear to have a name.

good luck.
by oldishwinger
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: sticky throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: sticky throttle

Its not to bad a job, actually you dont need to remove the cables. this the product I used: https://www.amazon.com/Inox-Lubricant-Injector-Bottle-60/dp/B00CC4AINQ?tag=goldwingdocs-20 in my country its available at marine stores as well. It comes with an injector needle, if you remove the top cover, ...
by oldishwinger
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200 INTERSTATE
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: 1986 GL1200 INTERSTATE

Have you checked the main fuse? Also check your ground wires for good contact. check for burnt wiring around the top of the starter solenoid, and around the main fuse. if the fuse is the dog bone, remove it to check because visually checking it can look fine. check for continuity in the wiring betw...
by oldishwinger
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Starting issue

check for burnt wiring around the starter solenoid, its under a rubber cover to the right of the battery, and the dog bone fuse in the same place, its pays to remove the dog bone fuse to check because it can look fine at a glance.
by oldishwinger
Sat May 20, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rough ride front end
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Rough ride front end

What weight fork oil are you using? A few months ago I replaced fork seals and wipers, bushings etc. Progressive Springs installed. Recommended 15 Wt. oil installed. Rode really rough. Drained and refilled with 10 Wt. Night and day. Smooth and supple. A pleasure to ride even on the crumbling Califo...
by oldishwinger
Sat May 20, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: LED Lights Conversion

I have a 85' GL1200 I and have swapped just about everything out with LED equivalents except the running lights next to the headlight. I can't even find a replacement incandescent. Must be an obsolete bulb size. led equivalent for the position lights either side of the headlight is 1156 BA15S there...