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by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 28
Views: 883

Re: 1200 engine removal

A little dim with engine idling and brightening when you rev up is pretty normal for these Permanent-Magnet alternators (standard stator), they don't put out all that much power at idle, and brightening up when you rev shows it's working....
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 28
Views: 883

Re: 1200 engine removal

As long as all three stator readings are pretty much same you are probably OK. Low-ohms readings can vary a lot between a a good and cheap meter.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 28
Views: 883

Re: 1200 engine removal

That last picture (1.6 ohms) is about right for a stator winding. The other pictures show using the wrong range for low ohms. There's four tests, between all three stator wires (should all be around 1.6 ohms each) and finally between a stator wire and stator core (should have no reading).
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Downsizing the Stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Downsizing the Stereo

I don't know, haven't had them out. They sound really good though. I've read many posts on here talking about Polk speakers being an excellent direct replacement. Think there's another thread where somebody replaced the 4" round in the fairings with 4x6 oval, just a little minor ABS surgery. Here's ...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Downsizing the Stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Downsizing the Stereo

When I bought the 1500 last year it came equipped with a pretty awesome stereo system. PO added a 300 watt Kenwood amp to the OEM radio/cassette, extra 6" round speakers in the fairing pockets in addition to the front and rear OEM speakers which have likely been upgraded, oversize subwoofer in the t...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: USB port for Gl1500 radio
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

There's a good DIY article right here....
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by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.

Invite a bunch of friends over, grill some burgers and hot dogs, and see if you can get them all to help push it up the grade and get it on the road where you can bump-start it.
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

+1 on the brake maintenance. It doesn't sound like you were on any serious downgrades.... but... Neutral or clutch pulled? I shouldn't have to remind a Denver resident about mountain driving. Even on a motorcycle on an extended downgrade the best maintained brakes can get SERIOUSLY hot and fade out,...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New headlight?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: New headlight?

That sounds to me like corrosion and/or loose connections on the battery terminals. Wouldn't have anything to do with the low beam out but could cause your intermittent no-start. Corrosion on battery terminals acts like an insulator, much of the surface on your battery lead terminal insulated from t...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring harness fried
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Wiring harness fried

Wouldn't be surprised if it was a catastrophic rectifier failure. If one diode shorts out the bike would still run but the charging would be seriously compromised, and the remaining five diodes and the stator would be stressed. But if another diode shorts on the opposite rail (+ or -) then battery v...
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2002

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

I just carry the OEM toolkit, A tire plug kit and a small 12v Air Compressor on the bike. If pulling the camper I add a $35 Harbor freight toolkit. Credit card is available if needed. Otherwise I trust to the reliability of these fabulous machines.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

You probably pumped whatever gunk that was lurking inside the fuel pump into the carbs, that is probably part of the flooding. Judging by the the way that tank looks though, the carbs are destined to come off anyway....

Good that is runs, there's hope for the girl after all! :D
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

I've made several cross-country trips pulling the camper (some with the bike, some with the car) and we simply drive until we felt we went far enough for the day and look for a campground. It is rare that I cannot get a site, and if so I just go to the next campground..... We don't mind a "primitive...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ride or Tow
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Ride or Tow

Ride, Absolutely!

Having a camper trailer helps....

Leaving Portage Lake Michigan 2017
Leaving Portage Lake Michigan 2017

by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 80
Views: 2480

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hi there Dougly and Uptwobucks, welcome to the site! :D

WingAdmin, Why not make this thread a "Sticky" so it stays on top?
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: High Idle Control
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: High Idle Control

My '85 Jeep Cherokee has a little solenoid mounted on the carburetor that pushes out a plunger that nudges the idle from 750 to 1200 RPM when cold. There's also a pressure sensor in the power steering hydraulic line that senses the power steering working hard (like a tight turn on a 4WD trail) that ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Observations and questions...
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Observations and questions...

+1 on the half an engine thought. Since these engines fire on alternate banks each power stroke, if either cylinder bank is completely dead the engine would still run relatively "smooth" (missing every other power stroke, thus still "balanced"). Check from a cold start by feeling to see if one side ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speed sensor & reverse trike kit
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Speed sensor & reverse trike kit

How about some circuitry to detect and count ignition pulses from the primary side of an ignition coil. Would probably have to devise a divider circuit to get the pulse rate down into the range the cruise control could use....
by DenverWinger
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1016

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

It doesn't matter whether it is an old transistorized unit or a newer MOSFET unit, they both still have to get rid of the current. You can't just get rid of energy, you have to convert it to a different form of energy (or stored potential energy) so it is converted to heat. Have you looked into the...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!

Tightening the pull cable will take the slack out of both cables as they connect to the same places (handgrip and carburetors) on both ends as a loop. You want to leave a little bit of slack so things don't bind when flexing the cables if you turn handlebars sharply.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little or no spark on right side.
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Little or no spark on right side.

Good news indeed, keep the Seafoam flowing in the next few tanks and with any luck Fang should be running good as new!
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1000 RPM?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: GL1000 RPM?

I use 5th gear as soon as practical, even city driving. Can always downshift....

But that's just me...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little or no spark on right side.
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Little or no spark on right side.

Duplicate post, I responded in "Goldwing Chat" forum.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1200 ltd cheats
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: gl 1200 ltd cheats

Hi Roar,

Through the language barrier I don't think we understand what you mean by the engine "cheating". Can you please try to explain more clearly?
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little or no spark on right side.
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Little or no spark on right cylinders

Welcome, Zzyzx, Lots of good help here, and a lot of good people. Well, Let's start by confirming no fire on the right side. I doubt there's an ignition issue, there's three coils, one supplies spark to the front two cylinders, one to the middle two and the third to the rear. So if a coil goes bad, ...