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by pixel288
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Me and my welders clamps
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Me and my welders clamps

Some good ideas here, but try this one the next time you get something that's not moving in the 'undo' direction: give it a little turn tighter ! It will break the part free and then you can spin it off. I've done this on a ford truck filter that 4-5 different guys had tried to remove.... Filter wre...
by pixel288
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 0 posters.
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: 0 posters.

Hey Beav.... B.C. Is actually bigger than the official area. You forget that with the mountains, real estate people sell the same acre again and again. First they sell you the top and then they sell all four sides. That makes 5 by the 'new math'!!! :lol:
by pixel288
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not My Proudest Moment
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Not My Proudest Moment

I suspect it'll act up over the holidays... Probably at the mother-in-laws, I'll have to go put it up in a recliner downstairs, unfortunately away from all her family 8-)
by pixel288
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 375
Views: 23180

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Not at the lower voltages at any rate.... :lol:
by pixel288
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200a Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: 1200a Preventative Maintenance

Replace timing belts... that's a must. A moderately sized job, but if you can follow the clear instructions found here (use the search function) you can do it in a couple or 3 hours. You'll change the coolant too, you have to drain it to pull the rad anyhow doing the belts. I'd change the thermostat...
by pixel288
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not My Proudest Moment
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Not My Proudest Moment

Well, I let myself get talked into doing something that I KNEW was going to bite me. Been working on a new shed for what seems like forever, finally got it closed in just before the snow and ice came. First things to have to go in were two bikes, an '82 400 Suzi, and my '82 GL1100I. The Suzi was not...
by pixel288
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tool kit question
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Tool kit question

If those Allen key drivers are a standard size shank, a 1/4" drive (or 3/8" drive if you prefer) deep socket 1/4" size will work. Slip one into the socket and tighten or loosen as required. Be careful as they will drop out easily. Maybe keep a roll of electrical tape to use to hold the bits in place...
by pixel288
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81GL1100 running funny and knock when warming up (new to 'Wings)
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: 81GL1100 running funny and knock when warming up (new to 'Wings)

Shaggybus: It was the knock specifically that I was addressing, I missed that the power loss was a sudden thing. Dirt stirred up in the tank that may have plugged the filter, water in the fuel (or tank), or just bad gas. Any of those things could account for the dramatic change. I'd look to the fuel...
by pixel288
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81GL1100 running funny and knock when warming up (new to 'Wings)
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: 81GL1100 running funny and knock when warming up (new to 'Wings)

Got handed the key for an '82 interstate and was told to "get it out of my garage". It had the same issue as yours, quite a knocking on start up, esp. on the left side.... Got around to setting the valves and then syncing the carbs yesterday. Most of the knock went away once I set the valves. They h...
by pixel288
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I've been run off my feet this last week or so..... Its all electrical, so I would look at the relay. Did you reverse a wire or bend a tab so that it is touching? Relays usually have a normally open and a normally closed set of contacts, so check there. A...
by pixel288
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

I'd look at the vacuum hose(s) and the fittings associated with them. If it is not seeing enough vacuum it would continue to accelerate looking for enough. Might be as simple as that. Checks or cracks right around the fittings would do it, I'd also look at any sharp bends closely. If in doubt, repla...
by pixel288
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 timing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 1200 timing

Excellent! Keep us posted on the progress! And enjoy the ride!

Phil
by pixel288
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 timing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 1200 timing

Yes, you will be good to go. As a double check, after installing the timing belts, put a wrench or ratchet on the crank and turn the motor over by hand before you try it with the starter, and before you put the front covers back on. That'll verify you got it right. If it goes around several times wi...
by pixel288
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter went WHHHAAAAMMMMMM
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Starter went WHHHAAAAMMMMMM

It's not the mileage, but the age of the belts. They are old as far as that goes, so it would be the first thing I'd look at. Check it out, and like I said, you may very well get lucky. It's worth a shot IMO. Belts are cheap enough... Search on here for the gates or napa #'s. Let us know what you fi...
by pixel288
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter went WHHHAAAAMMMMMM
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Starter went WHHHAAAAMMMMMM

If you have never changed the timing belts, that is a distinct possibility. I would remove the front covers from the engine and check. DO NOT try the starter until you determine if the motor has locked up. If the belts are in tact, put a wrench on the crank end and GENTLY try turning the motor over....
by pixel288
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: First Wing First Post
Replies: 33
Views: 1336

Re: First Wing First Post

Dont panic on the ECU (Engine Control Unit)-that's the brain that runs the reads the sensors and runs the fuel injection system to run the engine. If it started, it wasn't hurt. They either work or they don't. Not really any in-between. If you were to accidentally reverse the jumper cables, THAT mig...
by pixel288
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 46273

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

You may want to replace the condensers on your points. I've not owned a goldwing of that vintage, but I have had loads of experience with breaker points ignition. I have repeatedly busted my chops getting everything to spec on an engine, only to have it run so poorly as to make me question everythin...
by pixel288
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions

Right. That is what is known as a wideband sensor. You need an o2 sensor, a small ecu (engine control unit) to read what the sensor is doing, and a digital gauge to display the actual fuel ratio. The ecu isn't actually controlling the engine, it is just used to read what the carbs are doing.
by pixel288
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions

Forgot to mention that the fuel injection of today is also a major contributor to increase fuel economy. Carbs can be set very well, but with the ability to control fuel mixtures very tightly, current fuel injection computers with their o2 sensors can and do maintain an almost perfect air fuel ratio...
by pixel288
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: how about 4 cylinder fuel questions

Ah, similar displacement, but what about torque? Motorcycle engines dont have the torque values cars have, neither do they have as heavy a flywheel. So a 1.2 l car WILL loaf along easier, partly because of that. Final gearing today vs 25-35 years ago is significantly different too. Cars nowadays hav...
by pixel288
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is danger in front or behind?
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Is danger in front or behind?

To me, it would depend on 2 factors. In town/ lots of surrounding vehicles, or highway/freeway. In town, speeds are lower, and there are many more visual distractions for cages, as well as the fact that they feel because they are going slower, they can spend more time on their phones, yellling at th...
by pixel288
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I don't understand what he was thinking
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: I don't understand what he was thinking

Oh, it's a bucket all right. Bucket 'o' parts. If you needed motor, shocks, driveline it'd be fine. But there ain't enough lipstick in the world to make that pig look good. I know, I've farmed pigs, and my wife is a cosmetician. (True story! :ugeek: )
by pixel288
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch lever pull...hard
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Clutch lever pull...hard

Hey TwoCams: here is a little light reading :lol: while you take it easy.... Rebuild/flushing the Clutch Master cylinder.... It's actually in the 1500 section, but it is apparently the same as our 1200's
Hope this helps

Phil

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by pixel288
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch lever pull...hard
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Clutch lever pull...hard

I'd check to be sure the return port in the master is completely clear... If it is partially plugged this would account for a hard pull.
Phil
by pixel288
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Repairing RR lower shock mount
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Repairing RR lower shock mount

Very nice... good to know that is a viable fix. 2 thumbs way, way up! :)