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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 09:44 AM
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Grandad Sam wrote:
Sam, basic rule in the USA is:

REAR_ If it stays on all the time or comes on with the brake lights it must be red.. If it only comes on with the turn signals (flashes) then...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
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Spokane Tim wrote:

Tim, your battery's quick discharge with lights on & a very fast re-charge time usually indicates a sulfated battery.. Most bike shops will test it for you for free if you take...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 09:27 AM
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scot wrote:

Scot, that cut-off valve is way up under the bottom of the intake manifold.. You can test it easy enough but the carb/manifold assembly has to be removed to replace it..

Being at...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 09:14 AM
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Keystone742 wrote:

Keystone, fuse for the circuit size notfor light protection.. You should fuse for wires size, wire length, switch or relay carrying current, you want to protect the circuit...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 09:01 AM
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scot wrote:

Scot, how are you operating that bike?. If youare only idling it around or operating it at low speeds in cold weather then those plugs will be sooty..

You need to run that bike at...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-25-2006, 08:24 AM
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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-22-2006, 04:41 PM
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old sarge wrote:
Sarge, it is a good idea to remove the battery, then clean the batterycase of all acid & dirt then store in a dry climate cool place..

By removing the battery it allows you to...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-21-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
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don_berry wrote:


Don, I used to do a lot of restoration work on older hit & miss engines & antique tractors.. As you can guess rust is a real issue on that old iron.. Just sand blasting alone...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-20-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
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gadawg31 wrote:

Gadawg31, I don't know what you touched together to make the stater spin but it wasn't the positive & negative cables (that WON'T make the starter spin).. Do as Exavid said &...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   12-20-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 55
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English Bob wrote:

Bob, I think it really depends on the radar equipment used (era it is from) type of radar used (laser, etc), if you are alone on the road on your bike or in traffic with larger...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
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boxerdad wrote:

Boxerdad, that is a good question.. They could be there to prevent rotor ringing & deaden rotor ringing noise transfer into the front wheel OR, they could be there to prevent...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-18-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
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redwing52 wrote:

Redwing52, I won't comment on Sabre Cycle but I won't personally shop there..

The parts manual I have shows slightly different needle kit codes for the 84-85,, 86,, & 87...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-18-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
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creekwalker wrote:

Creekwalker, those gauge needles jumping around is pretty normal.. You will need to find a way to restrict the vacuum pulses to the gauges to make them usable & readable.. It...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-18-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
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don_berry wrote:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/tractorman22/clutchspring.jpg Don, how much return spring pressure do you have on the clutch shaft? It sort of sounds like the spring is not...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-18-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,893
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Tubbinator wrote:

Tubbinator, that pump is powered up from the fuel pump relay & that fuel pump relay is actuated from oneof the ign coil's ign box's grounding that circuit in a pulsating...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-17-2006, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
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Rudy wrote:

That seems overcomplicated.. You would need isolation diodes for it to operate correctlyfor without a relay to neutral light diode the neutral light would glow all the time due to...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-17-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
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steve j wrote:

Steve, don't try to use the lapping process to seat pitted or re-seat poorly seating valves.. The lapping process should be used very sparingly as a checking means to verify you...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-17-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
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soundaround123 wrote:

Chris, a safety tip over or accident switch would definitely be a good idea.. You have some options based on how much work you want to put into the system & how you use the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-17-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
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rogergayla21 wrote:

Roger, if those allen bolt heads are torn up from someone trying to remove them they are in therepretty darntight (common on the old Wings where Loc-Tite was used).. Even if...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-16-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
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gdwales wrote:

Peter, this might help you tell what switch fits what GL 1200 bymodel/year..

Twisty

__Click on link below__
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-15-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
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boxerdad wrote:
Boxerdad, WELL!_ that is a difficult question to answer without knowing your riding style & stopping technique..

I run sintered aggressive metallic pads on my personal GL 1200...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-14-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
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xtriple wrote:

Xtriple, sure it could indicate too rich.. Rich = lower exhaust gas temps.. But, that would ONLY be at low RPM's with no load.. Ride that bike hard for a while on the freeway &...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-14-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
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xtriple wrote:

Xtriple, you ask__"What is it that makes your exhausts go gold?"-- That is usuallycaused by heat.. ALL single wall motorcycle pipes turn color when hot exhaust gasis sent through...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-12-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
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scot wrote:


Scot, on the kick stand issue.. Unless someone has added a kickstand switch to your 1200 "It Didn't Come With One from the factory".. I would look CLOSELY at the dog bone fuse...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   12-11-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
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scot wrote:

Scot, you didn't say WHERE it is running "too rich".. Those idle needles only effect idle & just off idle (very low throttle opening)..

If your rich problems are right at slow idle...
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