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by flash1942
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Replies: 43
Views: 1530

Re: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

We all know that the ultimate goal is to gain control of the population by eliminating guns. But the sad truth is that many more people are killed,injured by prescription or illegal drugs. Even considering drugs prescribed by doctors in error. I think I even read that traffic fatalities,drugs combin...
by flash1942
Tue May 31, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 steering damper, non-sidecar
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: GL1200 steering damper, non-sidecar

As a slightly different approach to the wobble I found a fork brace on Ebay made by pgpowersports for $27 and decided to give it a try after reading about it on this forum. It fits under the OEM brace almost out of sight. There is a noticable change in handling and the typiocal wobble is gone,at lea...
by flash1942
Sat May 28, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rectifier Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Rectifier Problems

I would guess the series type would solve your problems. I had a similar situation with mine. Why would anyone want to use a "block" heater to burn up excess power when there is a better way?
I would also suggest the use of a good voltmeter mounted in the dash to monitor things.
Happy riding!
by flash1942
Sat May 28, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rectifier Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Rectifier Problems

There is a LOT of info on this site that will help you. Use search box to look up. One of the best things you can do for your bike is to convert to a SERIES R/R (find at roadstercycle.com) and hardwire the 3 stator output wires. Hookup is super simple and intuitive. The series type as opposed to the...
by flash1942
Mon May 23, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing ignition switch
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Removing ignition switch

Glad to see that someone else has seen the good use of Deoxit. Good stuff!!
by flash1942
Sat May 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: snap on cover
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: snap on cover

I took my cover to a car upholstery shop and they installed new snaps on the cover.
by flash1942
Tue May 03, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1200 water pump question
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: gl1200 water pump question

Replace the pump! Should not be any play at all. Get it and proper gaskets at Cyclemax.
by flash1942
Sun May 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 LTD Stator and RR
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: 1985 LTD Stator and RR

Ok I'm confused. It was charging but now it isnt? You did a stator check before you did ANYTHING else,even before removing the orig RR? The new RR is a straight forward install; 3 yellows to the 3 wires to the new RR and the pos and neg to the battery(5 wires). No other wires need be considered. Wha...
by flash1942
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Predict Catastrophic GL1200 Stator Failure
Replies: 38
Views: 14746

Re: How to Predict Catastrophic GL1200 Stator Failure

If you have NO continuity between the stator phases then you have a bad stator. The stator should have NO continuity to ground. The series type RR modulates each phase and gives the bike only the voltage it is calling for, thus the stator gets a "rest"between power demands. The PM type of power gene...
by flash1942
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Antifreeze/Coolant MSDS (Silacates?)
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Antifreeze/Coolant MSDS (Silacates?)

I don't know about that particular brand and these days it seems that everything goes when it comes to advertising. Does the law say that you can put things in it that "may" be considered standard practice like phosphates and silicates and not put them on the label?? They get away with that on foods...
by flash1942
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb removal
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: carb removal

Remove air box. Remove bolt near top left front of box (kinda hidden).Remove choke cable at carb rack assy. remove fuel supply line. Remove vacuum tube. Hold your mouth right and after several times of cussing it..........out it slides from the left side. At least that was the way I removed my 1200'...
by flash1942
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions

My point was: if a small car with about the same size engine is "loafing" along on the hi way at 2200 RPM then why couldn't the 1200 have been designed for that range. Engine speed makes a diff with cars and trucks otherwise overdrive, etc would not be needed. I'm not trying to be disagreeable here ...
by flash1942
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions

One thing that has always confounded me is why is a 1200 cc engine turning 3000+ RPM at hiway speeds. Cars turn much less RPM and have 2 more wheels to spin and more weight too. Less RPM means more MPG in most cases. I would think the 1200 could have benefited from a true overdrive from the factory,...
by flash1942
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing

You mean to tell me it can't be done.Then you must not remember how big computers were.I say anything can be done that has been proven someone has just got to want to. OK, can't practicably be done. With some exotic materials, perhaps highly-conductive gold wiring instead of copper, maybe supercool...
by flash1942
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing

Perhaps there would be less stator problems if we didn't dress 'em up like a Tijuana taxi :lol:. Calculate your stator's max output (in amps)and adjust it's electrical load accordingly.
by flash1942
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch master cyl
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Clutch master cyl

Anyone know where to get a replacement window for the reservoir? I have looked but only found one but it had 2 screws for installation that didn't appear to be a fit.
by flash1942
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: riding trousers
Replies: 2
Views: 188

riding trousers

Has any one tried or used the Firehose work trousers for riding gear? Good or bad?
by flash1942
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GL1200 Aspencade Cylinder 3 won't fire.
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: '86 GL1200 Aspencade Cylinder 3 won't fire.

I had a problem like that. I found the pressed in carb jet clogged. Cleared out with a fine wire,ran Seafoam and she ran beautifully.
The coils fire two plugs at a time. One on compression and the other on exhaust. So unless you have a bad plug, your problem is fuel related.
by flash1942
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 muffler tailpipe
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: '84 muffler tailpipe

Great idea man! I'll see about getting the materials to try it.You said you don't know if it will work but then again you said it worked for you. If it did then was it for the tailpipe?
by flash1942
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 muffler tailpipe
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: '84 muffler tailpipe

Tried drilling out but still only the riveted area appeared to loosen but not the entire piece. I have lots of monel wool and did plan on wrapping the perforated pipe. May be an impossible job too???? I think Honda made the 1200's a little louder because back in the day guys thought the bikes were n...
by flash1942
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 muffler tailpipe
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: '84 muffler tailpipe

Certainly looks like the rivets are holding it in. Anyway, monel is what jet turbine blades are made of and can tolerate high temps.
by flash1942
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 muffler tailpipe
Replies: 7
Views: 237

'84 muffler tailpipe

Has anyone ever tried to remove the muffler's tail pipe that looks to be riveted in the muffler? Can it be done? I'm trying to figure out a way to stuff some Monel around that internal pipe that has holes, in order to reduce exhaust noise some. I know that some suggest stuffing the other end but I'm...
by flash1942
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike cleaning stuff?
Replies: 16
Views: 2536

bike cleaning stuff?

Has any one used the bike cleaning solutions like S-100, etc? Any luck in using Simple Green? What do you use?
by flash1942
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1200 grinds when shifting.
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: gl1200 grinds when shifting.

You may get a few drops.Be sure to replace the clutch pushrod seal too.
by flash1942
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Leaky fork seals
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Leaky fork seals

I sure wish someone made fork tube protectors for older wings and at a fair price too.