test run


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Skeldog
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test run

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Well I got the chance yesterday to give the 82 a honest test run. and I was impressed. the temp was mid 90's with a pretty hard south wind at least 20-25 mph - riding into it for half the run cruising 70-75 it just ran great. only thing that was bugging me was the persistent lack of temp gage and gas gage which I had said didn't concern me, once I was far out I looked down and the temp was in the red and the gas full though it was 50 miles or more since I filled up. I stopped and it was just idling smooth with no real sign of over heating. I shut down and sat a few miniutes- looked at the water reserve tank and it was normal- no indication it had pushed any out . finally started back up and rode a while and the temp needle settled back to the middle and stayed there the rest of the 157 mile ride. gas gage seemed to be reading pretty close too. filling up on the way back to check mileage I got a little over 38. 2/3 of that part of the run was pushing into the headwind.so I guess I'm becoming a goldwing fan. the mileage sure beats the Valkyrie I rode for a while and I don't get that urge to crank the throttle open every little while.it's enjoyable to just sit there and enjoy the ride. I must be getting old



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Maz
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Re: test run

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Sounds like your 7 volt regulator is failing/has failed. Buy new one and replace to get your temp and fuel gauges back to normal.
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Re: test run

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I will sure do that. seems like somewhere on this site I saw them advertised. and where is it physically located?

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Re: test run

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Click on 'Store' at the top of any page on here and you'll find the 7v Regulator.
I believe, on the 1100, it's between the Speedo and Tacho in the instrument cluster. I have a GL1000 and it's in a different location on those.
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