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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-10-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By SmokeySubie
I had a similar problem with my fronts not...

I had a similar problem with my fronts not holding air. Check out my post for how I solved that problem. O-rings on the equalizer were to blame in my case. May be a similar problem on yours. Also...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By SmokeySubie
Hey guys. I think I was able to solve the...

Hey guys. I think I was able to solve the problem.

What I believe happened was the ends of the equalizer tube we're pinched too close together and we're thus, not all the way seated and the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-20-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By SmokeySubie
Random ideas that might not be related to the...

Random ideas that might not be related to the carbs. Make sure the radiator fan isn't running continuously if operating temp is taking too long. My goldwings previous owner wired it up to run...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-09-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By SmokeySubie
Haha I saw that! Trying to not spend $12 plus...

Haha I saw that! Trying to not spend $12 plus shipping on one o-ring that may or may not fit 😉. If all else fails I might have to go that route. I figured it would be bad form to ask that guy...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By SmokeySubie
Good idea! Fingers crossed the left side has the...

Good idea! Fingers crossed the left side has the o-ring! I've had several guests in town the past few weeks so I haven't had enough time to tear everything apart. Hopefully Thursday or Friday will...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-08-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By SmokeySubie
GL1200 Forks Air Suspension Equalizer

Hey folks. My 1986 GL1200 interstate has an incredibly quick air leak at the bridge tube between the fork tubes. The air all rushes out in about 2 seconds. I noticed the tube rotates pretty freely so...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SmokeySubie
Thanks for the responses everyone! The solution...

Thanks for the responses everyone! The solution turned out to be a little embarrassingly simple. In a nut shell, I changed my boots to a thinner pair and was able to slide my foot under and get a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SmokeySubie
Thanks for the input. I'm not married to the...

Thanks for the input. I'm not married to the floor boards so if I can't adjust the shift lever to make the shifting reliability smooth I'll switch to pegs. I've checked the clutch bushing for slop...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-04-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SmokeySubie
Hey thanks AZgl1800! That's the technique I've...

Hey thanks AZgl1800! That's the technique I've been working on. Works intermittently for me. I'll adjust the shift lever so my fat foot can fit under a bit better and practice that some more.

I...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-03-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SmokeySubie
Oh thanks for the info on the shift brace. I've...

Oh thanks for the info on the shift brace. I've never seen the GL1500 shifter up close.

I'll try adjusting the shift lever up a bit. The bike has floor boards which are kinda nice but I can't get...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-03-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SmokeySubie
GL1200 clunky shift

Hey guys. I recently bought a 1986 GL1200I. It shift a little too rough from 1st to 2nd. You can hear it resist going into second a little, probably the dogs not aligning smoothly. I've changed the...
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   03-03-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By SmokeySubie
Thanks for the greetings everyone! Looking...

Thanks for the greetings everyone! Looking forward to learning from you all to get this old wing into top top shape and sharing road trip pics!
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   02-27-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By SmokeySubie
Hi from Los Angeles

Hi I just bought a 1986 GL1200I. Really excited to take this on some trips around California and the Southwest! The bike runs fine but seems to have some major maintenance I need to do sooner rather...
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