GL1200 SEi 1986


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
Post Reply
User avatar
bmo
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Location: Kleppestø, Norway
Motorcycle: GoldWing GL1500 SE 97 mod.

GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by bmo »



A driving buddy has a gl1200 SEi. He sees that on my 1500 I have an outlet for filling the tires with air. Does his bike have anything similar?
If he has, where and how.

bmo


Know everything about nothing, but nothing about everything .....

User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 2515
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by AZgl1800 »

I had an '86SEi and IIRC,
that model does not have an onboard air compressor as did the 1500s.

the 1500s air compressor was pretty much useless anyway.
~John

'02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

User avatar
Rednaxs60
Posts: 2420
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:44 pm
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by Rednaxs60 »

I have the '85 Limited Edition and the '86 SE-i is the following year. Came fully loaded with the exception of a side stand safety switch and reverse - reverse would have been nice. The SE-i does have an on board air compressor and ride leveling system. You can use it to pump up tires - located by the right knee on the fairing. The desiccant should be checked, bit hard to get to, have to remove the air system components from the ride side fairing. The desiccant unit is tucked up inside the fairing. Your friend needs the OEM service manual, Electrical Troubleshooting manual, and Supplement for his bike. Hope this helps. Cheers
"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

User avatar
Charlie1Horse
Posts: 576
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade
1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by Charlie1Horse »

My 86 Aspencade has the compressor on the right side fairing by my right knee. It has a black knob there with the controls that I can screw off and connect the hose that came with the bike to air up tires, etc. However it takes a long time and I think is hard on the compressor to air a tire fully. I would only air enough to ease to a gas station to use their pump. This compressor also is used to air up the suspension when stopped and in neutral.
Russell

If I don't do Facebook or Twitter, do I still need to do Social Media Distancing????
Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

User avatar
bmo
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Location: Kleppestø, Norway
Motorcycle: GoldWing GL1500 SE 97 mod.

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by bmo »

Thanks for the reply. But is there a separate process for using this feature, as it is on my 1500 ?. At 1500, the steering wheel must be all the way over to L or R and the ignition must be turned counterclockwise to park lights. My friend does not get it, so he wonders how it is on his bike ...

bm
Know everything about nothing, but nothing about everything .....

User avatar
Rednaxs60
Posts: 2420
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:44 pm
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by Rednaxs60 »

The information on how to use the system should be in the owners manual.
"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

User avatar
bmo
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Location: Kleppestø, Norway
Motorcycle: GoldWing GL1500 SE 97 mod.

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

Post by bmo »

Case closed.
The problem is solved. It turns out that the function of air filling is identical to 1500. The problem was in the key and the ignition switch. These are so worn that there were problems turning it over to the park position.

Thanks for the help:)


Know everything about nothing, but nothing about everything .....

Post Reply