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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By vmsguy
The carbs on a 1200 aren't that complicated......

The carbs on a 1200 aren't that complicated... But I can understand your confusion. There are, after all, four of 'em.

But if you take your time, piece by piece, they aren't too bad.

I know...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By vmsguy
You probably won't have to hone the cylinder......

You probably won't have to hone the cylinder... Had the bike been sitting and rust allowed to accumulate, then yes.. but since you're riding it, probably not.

Get yourself the rebuild kit. You...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-03-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By vmsguy
Hmmm... I can think of a couple ways to...

Hmmm...

I can think of a couple ways to test the "running out of gas" symptoms. A small temporary gas tank suspended above the carbs, fed directly into the carbs. That'd eliminate the fuel pump....
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-03-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By vmsguy
Like Steve said... the thermostat was probably...

Like Steve said... the thermostat was probably removed in hopes of aleviating some other problem.

You'll have to discover and fix that problem before replacing the thermostat will do any good.
...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By vmsguy
If you've got it apart... You could take the...

If you've got it apart... You could take the radiator to a shop and have it boiled out/cleaned...

I've never done it, and don't know how much it costs.. but it's worth a few phone calls to find...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By vmsguy
On my 1200a (the 84 in my avatar).. I stuck with...

On my 1200a (the 84 in my avatar).. I stuck with stock forks.

I removed the onboard air-pump. (I had to block the air pump inlets)
I put progressive springs in the front, went with recommended...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By vmsguy
Yes, that's the cap for a California version. ...

Yes, that's the cap for a California version.

Others will probably add comments in the coming hours/days to help clarify.

I think that hose is for vapor collection/reuse.

Gas caps are...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By vmsguy
When you put the carbs back together.. did you...

When you put the carbs back together.. did you hold the vacuum sliders in the fully up position while putting on the cap?

The Honda service manuals says to do so, I don't know if Clymers says so....
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By vmsguy
I use neither. I have a small plastic cup with a...

I use neither. I have a small plastic cup with a weight on the bottom to hold it in place. In the top is a clear tube with a rubber elbow on the end.

I use a box-end wrench and put on the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By vmsguy
Congrats on the new (to you) ride. You've...

Congrats on the new (to you) ride.

You've got your work cut out for you.. but once you're done, you'll have a nice ride.

You may want to do a thorough inspection of all your wiring... You may...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-20-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By vmsguy
Personally, I'd forgo the built in radio all...

Personally,

I'd forgo the built in radio all together.

Get a helmet blue-tooth intercom system, a blue-tooth MP3 player, and go from there.

No fuss, no muss, no wires. And it'll work on any...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-19-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By vmsguy
Get them from Honda... Order all 4......

Get them from Honda...

Order all 4... Don't even mess around with hoping that the one(s) remaining are the right ones. Get 4, and they'll match each other.

I think you can get the whole...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By vmsguy
Seafoam, or any gas cleaner, only works on moving...

Seafoam, or any gas cleaner, only works on moving gas. Meaning, if a carb passage is so badly gummed up no gas can move through it, the cleaner is not going to get in there to clean it out.

If...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By vmsguy
Remember.... The Interstate didn't have an...

Remember.... The Interstate didn't have an on-board air-pump.. Nor (by default) did it have an on-board radio.

I'm thinking those wire would have been for the air-pump.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-17-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By vmsguy
The only think I can think of is timing belt...

The only think I can think of is timing belt tensioner.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By vmsguy
If I remember right, I had to clean one master...

If I remember right, I had to clean one master cylinder..

I ended up using a gun cleaning kit to get into the cylinder area.

Just a thought..

Good luck.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-16-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By vmsguy
Good luck on the re-wire. Do it right,...

Good luck on the re-wire.

Do it right, with solder, and heatshrink tubing, and it'll be good.

It'll be work, but once it's done, you'll be able to rely on it.


Good luck.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-13-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By vmsguy
Soak your carbs... Go to the auto parts...

Soak your carbs...

Go to the auto parts store and buy a 1 Gallon can of parts cleaner (looks like a paint can)..

And soak each carb overnight. Be sure to remove any plastic parts, the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-11-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By vmsguy
When you were working with the radiator, did you...

When you were working with the radiator, did you by chance pinch some wires?

I know the kill switch wires are near the radiator cap.

Just a wild guess.

Good luck.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By vmsguy
Silly question... Is the kill switch on? ...

Silly question...

Is the kill switch on?

Even if it isn't.. it could be bad.. essentially killing it... Or the wires coming from it might be pinched doing the same thing.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By vmsguy
Slave.. If you successfully bled the front...

Slave.. If you successfully bled the front caliper, then the master is probably all-right.

If you can disconnect the brakeline at the caliper, you should be able to take it off, clean it out,...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-10-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By vmsguy
Personally, I'd work on one thing at a...

Personally,

I'd work on one thing at a time. Get that working, before moving onto the next. I know you're eager to get your bike fixed and riding, but if you take the whole thing apart and try to...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By vmsguy
The rear brakes: 1. Remember, the brake...

The rear brakes:

1. Remember, the brake pedal also activates the right front brake. So you have to have both bled and working properly.

2. Rear brake rotors are still available aftermarket. ...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By vmsguy
It looks like the part in the 1st picture is...

It looks like the part in the 1st picture is aftermarket, and was designed to go between the voltage regulator and the rest of the wiring harness. Throw away the aftermarket part (what's in the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-05-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By vmsguy
The wiring object in the 1st two pictures.. was...

The wiring object in the 1st two pictures.. was that connected to the voltage regulator? I don't recall that being standard.. It looks like it's an add-on piece.

I've see where the connection of...
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