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by oldishwinger
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: anyone installed fog lights on their gl1200
Replies: 6
Views: 488

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: 466

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: 641

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: 466

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: 738

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: 440

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: 440

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: 445

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: 429

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: 224

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: 224

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: 397

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: 397

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: 397

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: 330

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: 264

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: 246

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: 622

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: 306

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...
by oldishwinger
Thu May 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rough ride front end
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Rough ride front end

Have a pic of trac system ?? Think but not sure the trac system is on the bottom of each fork, it has a screw that can be turned and is numbered from 1 to 4 the screw has a dot on it, and this should be lined up with a number being the same on both forks, 1 being the softest and allowing more fork ...
by oldishwinger
Thu May 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rough ride front end
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Rough ride front end

trac system might need checking to see if they are the same on both forks, when replacing oil did you turn the trac system to ensure the oil got down into the channels?
by oldishwinger
Mon May 15, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch not releasing
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: clutch not releasing

with the brakes check the brake pads for wear, replace and then bleed the system, as long as the piston seals in are ok, and the pistons are moving ok then all should work fine. be sure to grease the pins holding the pads. this is a linked brake system, so its good to do all brake pads at once, when...
by oldishwinger
Sun May 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mufflers
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Mufflers

if the small hole is on the bottom of the muffler, that is normal, its weep hole for condensation and both mufflers will have them
by oldishwinger
Wed May 10, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 limited stops when at running temp
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: 1985 1200 limited stops when at running temp

symptoms would suggest pulse generators
by oldishwinger
Wed May 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: led headlight bulb
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: led headlight bulb

Rednaxs60 wrote:Didn't have to modify the fairing for the LED that I installed.
nice to know thank you