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Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   10-09-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Cornpone
Do you absent-minded old farts really think you...

Do you absent-minded old farts really think you should be riding scooters at this point?!:ROFL:
I'll be 64 in three weeks and have done all of the above and then some, so this is DEFINITELY the pot...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   09-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Cornpone
With most contact-type cements (spray, let dry,...

With most contact-type cements (spray, let dry, then press together) a little lacquer thinner will dissolve the cement allowing separation. You might lose a piece of sandpaper in the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-12-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Cornpone
If I recollect right (and that's a big IF!) I...

If I recollect right (and that's a big IF!) I seem to recall doing that job on my '83 GL1100, or was it my '85GL1200? Anyway, does the thing that spins have a depression in the top that a nut can...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-11-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Cornpone
As Dennis says, time for a pull-apart, clean and...

As Dennis says, time for a pull-apart, clean and lube on the front caliper. Clean, man, Clean! And, as a result of the sticky piston(s) and/or pad pins you might need some fresh pads. Better to...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-08-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Cornpone
None received yet.

None received yet.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cornpone
[quote=claydbal;5788421] Well, believe...

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Well, believe whatever you want. My opinion is based on 45 years of riding lots of air-cooled and several water-cooled bikes and I'll take the latter. Just personal...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-07-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cornpone
Gee, you make a compelling case for air-cooled! ...

Gee, you make a compelling case for air-cooled! And you didn't even the best part: Fried shins and nuts!:surprise::laugh:
Forum: Trikes, Trailers and Sidecars   09-06-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Cornpone
It would be hard for me to imagine a quality...

It would be hard for me to imagine a quality company building a trike rear end suspension using stock components as described above, one spring and one air, especially since the physics of a trike...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-06-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Cornpone
OK, this is a little strange: Champlin, MN is...

OK, this is a little strange: Champlin, MN is about 20-25 miles from where I live; Carnation, WA is about 45-50 miles from where my only sibling lives, my sister in Everett, WA. Cue "Twilight Zone"...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-06-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cornpone
I had the opportunity 3 years ago to ride another...

I had the opportunity 3 years ago to ride another fella's Indian Chief while he rode my GL1500 in the Cody, WY area for half a day. I really liked the look of the bike, incredible paint job!, and it...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-06-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Cornpone
I could be a smartass and say that all you need...

I could be a smartass and say that all you need is a fat friend to hold the socket wrench while pushing it down and you could direct the cap onto the threads easy enough, but that would be...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-06-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Cornpone
1. I'd ask the dealer if they synchronized the...

1. I'd ask the dealer if they synchronized the carbs after replacing the dreaded right-angle primary vacuum hose. (Ah, let's put the primary vacuum hoses UNDER the heat retention mat!:surprise: No...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   08-31-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Cornpone
Glad you found the problem. Ditto what AZ said...

Glad you found the problem. Ditto what AZ said about AGM batteries; just bought one for my 1200 as I bring it back into service from an extended nap. One thing you might want to do in that it is a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-31-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Cornpone
I recently asked the same question re a '85...

I recently asked the same question re a '85 GL1200 Aspy 49-state model. Despite the guys best efforts and Randakk's lame effort, I couldn't get enough to help me do it right for sure; everyone had...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-27-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Cornpone
I agree with "baselining" a new-to-you bike. ...

I agree with "baselining" a new-to-you bike. Carb synching is always worth doing, but it seems to be more critical for the 4 carb/4 cyl. models than the 2 carb/6 cyl. GL1500, as far as smoothness. ...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Cornpone
And still half the picture. Instead of lamenting...

And still half the picture. Instead of lamenting the apparent loss of my mind, I've devised a plan. I'm calling Randakk's on Monday to tell them the situation and see if they have more diagrams,...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Cornpone
Thanks, Dennis, but that's the same diagram as in...

Thanks, Dennis, but that's the same diagram as in the Clymer manual. I honestly don't believe this, that I'm stuck here. I saved all the vacuum lines and left those with the T connected, etc. ...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Cornpone
Well, now I'm hosed!:surprise: Can't make out...

Well, now I'm hosed!:surprise: Can't make out much from the Randakk's photo, esp. with all the shadows. My Clymer manual is FUBAR, apparently. I appreciate the efforts, guys, but I have to find a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Cornpone
Yes and there are plenty of YT videos that show...

Yes and there are plenty of YT videos that show you how.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Cornpone
GL1200A Carbs-Measure twice, cut once.

The rebuilt (Rankakk kit) carbs I set aside 1.5 years ago are now fully assembled and ready to install. The Clymer manual is unclear about one thing: One of the hoses coming off the slow air cutoff...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By Cornpone
Yes and yes. The loose "isolator" (what Honda...

Yes and yes. The loose "isolator" (what Honda calls the carb boots) is the likely source of the leak and yes, I'd replace all the hoses while in there. Hoses are cheap, especially since I just use...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-25-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Cornpone
I agree about the filter (actually I thought it...

I agree about the filter (actually I thought it was two filters?); mine turned to dust when I pulled it/them out for overdue maintenance. Once that is squared away, if the symptoms persist I'd...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-24-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Cornpone
I'm not aware of any special tool being necessary...

I'm not aware of any special tool being necessary to move the spring from one set of forks to another. Of course, where it gets interesting is getting the springs compressed enough and controllably...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-24-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By Cornpone
That's exactly what the mat is for, and having it...

That's exactly what the mat is for, and having it in there is good for start/stop downtown Tokyo traffic in summer. But if, like most of us, you prefer to be out on open roads instead of putting...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-24-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By Cornpone
I agree with Stans. More likely than not it is...

I agree with Stans. More likely than not it is the primary vacuum lines coming off the base of the carbs. Not only leaks in additional air, but screws up the entire vacuum system. Well, at least...
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