What did you do to your Wing today? - Page 548 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

 577Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #5471 of 5484 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 10:47 PM
Member
 
Ray Dunbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Provo, UT
Year: 1990
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500 SE
Posts: 40
Sold it a couple of days ago. Gonna miss it
Ray Dunbar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #5472 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 06:04 AM
Senior Member
 
pidjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
Posts: 1,058
Guys are doing good.

I have Kevlar fishing line lanyards on my GL1800 covers. The '78 will get them, but needs an easy disconnect as they have to come off when I strap it to the trailer to take to shows. The '79 will also get them once finished.

Keep at your low RPM issues. The idle circuits on early 'wings were very touchy and easily plugged.

"Love 'em all... Let God sort 'em out!"
'52 wife - '69 daughter - '83 daughter
ex '86 SE-i
ex '77 GL1000
pidjones is offline  
post #5473 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 09:47 AM
Keeper of the Bookmarks / Moderator
 
AZgl1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Year: 2002
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
Posts: 56,843
Garage
My 1st ride since last March!

it was 73*F this morning and cloudy.
took the little Piaggio MP3 scooter out for a ride to see how my bunged up shoulder will tolerate a ride?

turned out pretty good, made about 10 miles and the clouds started tearing up, and my face shield clouded up, so I went home.

~ John


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AZgl1800 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #5474 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
 
pidjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
Posts: 1,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZgl1800 View Post
My 1st ride since last March!



it was 73*F this morning and cloudy.

took the little Piaggio MP3 scooter out for a ride to see how my bunged up shoulder will tolerate a ride?



turned out pretty good, made about 10 miles and the clouds started tearing up, and my face shield clouded up, so I went home.
Two (or three) wheeled therapy can cause rapid recovery. At least for the spirit!
WingRider101+ likes this.

"Love 'em all... Let God sort 'em out!"
'52 wife - '69 daughter - '83 daughter
ex '86 SE-i
ex '77 GL1000
pidjones is offline  
post #5475 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 02:10 PM
Senior Member
 
pidjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
Posts: 1,058
This morning, I backed the '79 out, hooked up my auxiliary fuel cell, and it actually started! I'm pretty amazed. This is the fourth old bike that I've bought, and the first that ran without major work. In addition, the tires are but a couple years old (all others have been old enough to vote), the tank appears to be lined (it has a muddy tan color to it, but doesn't rub off), it has Dyna ignition, and has different PO problems than what I've previously encountered (I like learning new things). Of course, the carbs poured gas all over and the rear brakes are froze. I really don't mind the carb work, but I hate brakes! Also, I need to swap sides with the front calipers because a PO didn't keep track or notice that the bleeders are now on the bottom.

So, once I can get the back blocked up, I'll pull the rear wheel and brake system. I hate brakes. No hurry, though. If I get the carbs rebuilt in a few months I might ride it a bit, but then the whole thing will need torn down for paint and polish.
Dirt Road Cowboy likes this.

"Love 'em all... Let God sort 'em out!"
'52 wife - '69 daughter - '83 daughter
ex '86 SE-i
ex '77 GL1000
pidjones is offline  
post #5476 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 08:56 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Franklin, North Carolina, USA
Year: 1993
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500I
Posts: 103
GL1500 just turned 100k. Started about a month ago and changed fork oil, plugs, timing belts, (old ones had 50k and looked really good) water pump, new E4s, rear end oil, greased drive shaft splines and changed brake and clutch fluid. Got aboard with wife and headed west from home in Western NC. Hope to maybe never see south Kansas again but Colorado is a different story. Mesa Verde, Hwy 550 Durango to Montrose, up Arkansas river, Rocky Mtn. park, Steamboat Springs, corner of Utah including Flaming Gorge, into Wyoming to Yellowstone. Was going on to Glacier Park but bad weather and rip off motels forced us to head east where a new buddy put us up for a couple of days in Deadwood SD JUST AFTER THANK GOD the Sturgis rally. Devils Tower, Crazy Horse, Needles Hwy, Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands. St. Louis arch on the way home. 15 days and 5750 miles. Was going to Oregon Pacific Coast Hwy. but could not face the 100plus heat of Utah and Nevada. Disappointed to miss Glacier but at leased we did'nt get battered by the hail storms. Hopefully get to fill in the gaps another time.
OnaWingAndaPrayer likes this.

93 GL1500I, 06 650 VStrom, 89 XR250R, 73 SL125, 69 Chevelle SS396
396FISH is offline  
post #5477 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 03:23 PM
Senior Member
 
pidjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
Posts: 1,058
Finished carb clean, rebuild, PO repair (hopefully fixed more than I broke) of wrong jets, missing float valve filters, stripped threads, wallowed JIS heads, shuffled float bowls. Leak tested with isopropyl, fixed the one leaky float seat (just needed a polish), let it set 24 hours and leak-free. Drained and awaiting some pretty-work on the intake runners. Rear bake rebuild kits are in and I'll start that next. Seriously considering reassembly after brakes are sorted to use it for a daily driver while weather is good. This would point out any problems that need addressed when weather turns cold (and the 1800 returns to DD duty).
Dirt Road Cowboy likes this.

"Love 'em all... Let God sort 'em out!"
'52 wife - '69 daughter - '83 daughter
ex '86 SE-i
ex '77 GL1000
pidjones is offline  
post #5478 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Senior Member
 
pidjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
Posts: 1,058
Mounted the carbs, but had binding in the throttle return. turns out the push cable is broken. On order along with points. I'm switching it back to points from Dyna S because I want to experiment with Ford TFI modules driving the coils. Also mounted and wired the original taillight and signals. Had to splice in a lot of wire for them, but was able to cannibalize the correct colors from the junker harness.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190821_085805.jpg (78.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 20190821_085826.jpg (73.0 KB, 3 views)
Dirt Road Cowboy likes this.

"Love 'em all... Let God sort 'em out!"
'52 wife - '69 daughter - '83 daughter
ex '86 SE-i
ex '77 GL1000
pidjones is offline  
post #5479 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 06:58 PM
big PIA
 
MysticFour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Washington, Illinois, USA
Year: 2002
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800
Posts: 1,346
Changed the oil in my 02 for the 1st time today in preparation of Midwest meet and greet.
Also hooked trailer to bike for 1st time this evening and had it partially loaded for our trip, pulled the trailer about 3 or 4 miles to see how it handles. could see it in mirror but could not really feel it so I believe I am good to go
OnaWingAndaPrayer likes this.
MysticFour is offline  
post #5480 of 5484 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 10:03 PM
Junior Member
 
buzzkill4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Monmouth, IL
Year: 1985
Make: Honda
Model: GL 1200 Aspencade with a bit of aftermarket bling
Posts: 3
Okay, technically I did nada. I sat in the garage and stared at the GL1200 for quite a while. The thing has old (is it Markland?) floorboards and a heel-toe shifter conversion on it that I just loathe from an ergonomic standpoint. Too bad, because you'd think that setup would be the bee's knees. I'm sure it probably is for most folks. Not for me evidently. I don't know how many times I've missed gears, knocked it into gear by accident, and frantically searched for the back brake lever with my foot since buying it a couple weeks ago. But hey, it's an old GL1200 and I knew there'd be gold deeper down if you dug for it. Tried ordering a couple used foot pegs to take it back to stock but what came in the mail today doesn't look like a correct fit to me. Will know more when I get the ambition to actually place a wrench on it and remove some of the bling, I suppose. Slight tinge of fall weather is in the air and my energy levels usually jump exponentially.
Dirt Road Cowboy likes this.

The beauty of a touring bike is you never have to crack a window for the rude guy in the back seat.
buzzkill4u2 is offline  
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumped the Wing Today Broke Winger General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 30 10-03-2013 12:10 PM
Took the wing out today Danny Bost General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 8 02-29-2012 09:41 AM
Off the wing today ALEX BERECZKY General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 9 07-17-2011 05:19 PM
What did you do to your wing today? plskthompson Miscellaneous Forum 66 05-09-2011 11:01 PM
got wing #3 today blink General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 2 10-19-2008 12:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome