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by DenverWinger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: GL1100 starter question

When you jumped power to it did it spark like it was drawing current and trying to turn? How about the reduction gears in the other end, I've heard of aftermarket starters with cheap plastic gears... Any parts left from the starter you replaced last year?
by DenverWinger
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: GL1100 starter question

Did you open it up and look at the brushes? They're easy to replace and cheap, too. I think Mother Honda still sells them for the 1100....
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

:D I'm sure you've heard this before but the 1500's simply LOVE gasoline :shock: if you are running over 3000 RPM. Best fuel economy is getting into OD as soon as possible, 1500 has plenty of torque, even in 5th gear. My average economy is 32-36 MPG. Let's see, Imperial gallon is 5 quarts, not four....
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!

The rectifier/regulator is not on the motor, it's under the false tank on the left side. Follow the three yellow stator wires and you'll see them going to a big plug with the three yellow wires and some other red and green and black wires connecting to a "Black Box" about the size of a pack of cigar...
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: 83 gl1100 engine swap now 3 yellow wires get HOT!!

My first guess is the rectifier/regulator unit is shorted internally (bad diodes). Disconnect the plug at the unit and try again, if wires now not getting hot you should be able to start the bike. Of course, you won't have any charging until you replace the unit. I think the Haynes manual (if you ha...
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000

The two wires feeding the original bike horn will instead energize the relay coil, the remaining relay connection supplies switched power from the battery to your Ford horn positive terminal, Ford horn ground terminal will connect to bike ground. Sorry I don't have a relay in front of me to give you...
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Here in Denver most of the time rain is in the form of little "Drive-By" storms that you can see in the sky, and just ride around them.... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1039

Re: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???

The right cam is a bugger to get the belt on correctly because there's a compressed valve wanting to spring the cam about two cogs CCW. The way I get around that when putting on the right cam belt is to turn the crankshaft two cogs CCW (away from TDC) to match where the the cam wants to sit and then...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1039

Re: TDC with heads on and timing belts off ???

By "a few degrees off alignment" if you mean less than one timing belt cog, then you are OK. On my 1100 the timing marks don't line up 'exactly' either, but if I were to adjust the belt by one cog in either direction they would be much farther off.... There's no way to get them any closer than that....
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Transmission Test
Replies: 21
Views: 4284

Re: GL1500 Transmission Test

The shifter fork test was to have the bike idling in neutral and on a downhill slope. Hold the brake. With the front end pointing downhill you will hear some clunking or ticking that will not be heard with the front end pointing uphill. Applies to '90 thru '96 models, not sure on the '88 & '89, but ...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: GL1100 starter question

Check for a hydrolocked cylinder, with bike on it's side you may have filled a cylinder with gasoline.

Remove the spark plugs, cover the holes with a shop rag and hit the starter. If there's gas in a cylinder it will come shooting out.
by DenverWinger
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 45403

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

Boy, I'd hate to have his annual registration/insurance bill! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike dies twice
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Bike dies twice

What's the condition of the holder for that blade fuse you replaced? Any corrosion in the contacts?
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Rebuild issue....Stuck throttle valves
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Carb Rebuild issue....Stuck throttle valves

OcciferSeal704 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 pm
I hate small parts
Ya know, if ACE Hardware offered a small package of assorted sizes and types of "Jeezus" clips, I bet it would sell...... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:02 am
Time to start a thread about the 1500 and what is happening and will happen.
Ernie, Time to update your Avatar and Profile, too! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Very nice, and you got the best color! :)
...But not the fastest! :lol:

Kidding aside, that's a very nice looking SE, welcome to the '1500 gang!
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting

Techtronix B465 analog dual-trace I've had since the early 90's. Girlfriend's '99 Grand Prix was acting up, Trouble codes indicated bad MAF sensor. Brand-new sensor and no change. The 'scope was invaluable in proving the replacement sensor was no good, too. :D
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Sturgis

We went thru South Dakota on our way to Michigan in 2012, had a campsite just south of the Crazy Horse monument. This was a week before the rally, but we had a good time anyway, checking out the Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, We HAD to stop in Sturgis, saw the "Full Throttle Saloon" before it burned down...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 42
Views: 1415

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Welcome aboard, Matt

Plenty of good help here, check out the DIY section, too....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: COOLANT QUESTION.
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: COOLANT QUESTION.

There was another post where several brands of silicate-free coolant are mentioned. It is hard to find ones that say so on the label....

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by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: changing trany fluid???
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: changing trany fluid???

Well, Harleys (correct me if I'm wrong, never owned one) do have separate tranny fluid - the tranny is a separate unit from the engine, connected by a belt or chain drive....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: switching 2 screw reservoir for 4 screw reservoir
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: switching 2 screw reservoir for 4 screw reservoir

After the front brake reservoir started to crumble on my 1100 I went to the local motorcycle junkyard looking for a replacement. They didn't have any 1100 M/C's, so I started looking at other bikes. Found a bike with dual front calipers where the hand brake fed both calipers like the '80 GL1100 (thi...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Stop Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Front Stop Switch

Good advice Dave, I've done that a couple times now on the 1100, Apparently the poor little switch doesn't like the added load of the four extra bulbs in the Vetter trunk :!: (not to mention stoplights on the trailer if connected). :idea: Probably should add a relay from the switch to drive all the ...
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

Sorry, nothing bad intended by the replies :) Here's a DIY article for replacing fuel pump, if you have gas coming out the weep hole it is likely a bad diaphragm. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=161 If you scroll further down in the posts there's pictures showing the pump taken a...
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

Sounds like the Knuter Valve is stuck. You can check it with a two-way Plebney Light.