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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-16-2019, 10:32 PM
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Posted By eskachig
Carb Troubles

I'm gearing up to clean out the carbs on my '86 Aspy (California?) and I'm just becoming more and more confused. My bike runs too lean without needle shims and has a terrible flat/surging spot around...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   02-24-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By eskachig
I think you gain very little actual protection...

I think you gain very little actual protection tbh. But a spinal protector and a neck brace can help a lot.

Neck brace especially is a bit much for a casual cruise though, but that's just me.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-27-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By eskachig
I understand how the TRAC system actuates, and...

I understand how the TRAC system actuates, and have gone through that part of the system when I did my brake rebuild last summer. The calipers move freely on their pivots (greased, with fresh boots),...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-21-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By eskachig
I'm bumping this, because going a year on, I...

I'm bumping this, because going a year on, I haven't figured out what is the matter - and as far as I can tell, I'm still getting a little too much compression damping. Adjusting TRAC still has a big...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-08-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By eskachig
I am going to see if I can get that little...

I am going to see if I can get that little adjuster cylinder out and clean out the little holes - ordered the o-rings, stoppers, and the little metal balls from Western Honda to attempt a rebuild.
...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-08-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By eskachig
Can TRAC get stuck perma-on?

Long story short, my TRAC setting selection seems to make a huge impact on my suspension, even when brakes are not on. I've been experimenting with fork oil weights after a recent progressive spring...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-08-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By eskachig
I redid the cable routing up-front, and it seems...

I redid the cable routing up-front, and it seems that my choke cable was binding. I made sure everything was moving correctly, and choke operation is better - and now I'm sure it's all the way off...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-06-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By eskachig
I set the idle at a thousand a while back and it...

I set the idle at a thousand a while back and it seems to be happy there. The lean idle is something I could look into - shimming the needles shouldn't affect the mixture at idle so it could still be...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-05-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By eskachig
Bike runs great - but sometimes just dies.

This has been an intermittent issue ever since I owned the bike, but has recently gotten worse. It happened to me twice today. Basically, the bike just dies sometimes. Used to be once every few...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-01-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By eskachig
I am a little intrigued by the idea of replacing...

I am a little intrigued by the idea of replacing the OEM master cylinder with a knockoff replacement. Anyone ever do it on a 1200?
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-29-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By eskachig
It would be so lovely if you could just bleed at...

It would be so lovely if you could just bleed at the screw without doing anything and get consistent results, but for some reason the 1200s can be weirdly challenging, which is why the web is full of...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-28-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By eskachig
Just wanted to chime in that not only is pushing...

Just wanted to chime in that not only is pushing the pistons all the way into the caliper ok (provided you clean them first), but it's also the recommended state for bleeding the brakes. With the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-28-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,315
Posted By eskachig
The thought occurred to me, but I've been looking...

The thought occurred to me, but I've been looking for one of these for a couple of years myself - and after the last couple of rides I know why :)

I'm going to be getting rid of the beat up '87...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-28-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,315
Posted By eskachig
I just put an '87 seat on my '86. The seat pans...

I just put an '87 seat on my '86. The seat pans seem identical, and I'm pretty sure it will fit on any year of the 1200.

A totally lucky craigslist -> ebay (guy ignored my emails, put the seat up...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-28-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Since nobody could locate the original insert...

Since nobody could locate the original insert thingie, I simply had Royal Brass make me a new stainless upper line - and had a chance to talk a bit more about how the brake world works, and why it...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Something like that could work - but it would...

Something like that could work - but it would have to be a male-female version. But non-flexible attachment at that part of the line start raising it into the dash area on the bike, which is not good...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
I don't think the lines are a pile of junk. The...

I don't think the lines are a pile of junk. The quality seems excellent and they arrived in pretty much mint condition. If that second little conical washer thingie came with them I'd be riding...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Of course I did that. I'm just not holding out...

Of course I did that. I'm just not holding out that he'll find it. I suppose I could get my $20 back, but aside from the fact that I can't seem to figure out a way to use them, the lines look...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
That's a pretty different situation than we have...

That's a pretty different situation than we have around here. Our NAPA/O'Reilley's/Autozone stores are pretty skimpy on anything custom or metric and I haven't seen any of them have a machine shop...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-27-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Well, today was interesting. I went to four...

Well, today was interesting. I went to four separate "hoses and fittings" type places, and the situation stumped them all. Nobody knew where to get another of those little inserts - or indeed what...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-26-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Bwahahaha. Honestly it seems entirely too...

Bwahahaha. Honestly it seems entirely too perfectly shaped to be accidental, and I'm going to guess that under pressure it does seal well as well as providing a flare seat. It does seem to be a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-26-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
I finally had a chance to undo the lower line...

I finally had a chance to undo the lower line fitting, and everything makes sense now. Inside was one of these:

http://i.imgur.com/PHwmugl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/61Lke07.jpg

A perfectly...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-25-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
I got the line in two pieces, with the lower...

I got the line in two pieces, with the lower stainless line still joined to the center metal line. That connection is sealing just fine and doesn't leak. I haven't cracked it open yet so I don't know...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-25-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
Well that does seem to be the consensus here,...

Well that does seem to be the consensus here, hmm.

What is the correct type of fitting called and what does it look like? And why is it that only one of the lines leaks?
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-25-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By eskachig
The thing that weirds me out is that the fitting...

The thing that weirds me out is that the fitting that was screwed in when it got here seems fine, no leaks. I'm assuming that both are the same. Somehow the previous owner made it work.

I'm...
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