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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-17-2017, 03:09 AM
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That's an interesting idea. Never thought of...

That's an interesting idea. Never thought of that. :)
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-17-2017, 03:05 AM
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Posted By BikerNewsman
It's all of them. :( If it was just one set or...

It's all of them. :( If it was just one set or the other I'd consider running a jumper between the two sets.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-17-2017, 03:04 AM
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Posted By BikerNewsman
Thanks Dennis. I'll check that out. Sorry for...

Thanks Dennis. I'll check that out. Sorry for the delayed reply. My internet service provider has been having problems.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-12-2017, 12:16 PM
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Views: 447
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Question Strange Tail Light Problem - 1985 GL1200LTD

I've had this bike going on 6 years now. When I first got it the tail light indicator light would come on, along with no tail lights, once every three or four times I'd start it. After a couple of...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-12-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
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Thanks for the offer Jerry. If my relative runs...

Thanks for the offer Jerry. If my relative runs into a problem rebuilding mine I'll definitely get back to you about this since I very much prefer to keep it all OEM for as long as possible. :)
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-05-2017, 05:24 PM
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I'm sure all it needs is fluid and seals. They...

I'm sure all it needs is fluid and seals. They had been doing fine until I hit a deep hole I couldn't see in a parking lot that was covered with water right after a rain. I could feel the shocks...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-05-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
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Thanks to everyone who has replied here. :) ...

Thanks to everyone who has replied here. :) Actually, it feels like I'm trying to build a space ship. LOL I have searched for months, literally, for someone local to rebuild them as my preference...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-31-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
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Question 1985 GL1200LTD Rear Shock Length

For the first time in it's life I need to replace the rear shocks on my 1985 GL1200LTD and wish to do so, temporarily, with adjustable shocks while I have the original air shocks rebuilt. I've...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By BikerNewsman
Thanks for all the information and advice. :) I...

Thanks for all the information and advice. :) I tried the cloth under the dust seal and it's slowed the leak down to a small seep. Should the bike develop another fork oil leak in the future I'll...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BikerNewsman
Interesting video. Wonder if if works? Thanks...

Interesting video. Wonder if if works? Thanks for the video link. :)
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
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Thanks for the quick reply. :) I completely...

Thanks for the quick reply. :) I completely understand what you're saying. I found the leak during a "pre-trip inspection", something I do before every ride, and after breaks on longer trips. The...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-18-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
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GL1200 Fork Oil Question

The right fork has just started leaking oil. It's showing up around the dust cap. I'll be ordering a set of seals in the next week or two, but until then I want to add more oil to keep it lubed. I...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
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Wow! What a great description of the process. :) I've decided to put mine off for another month or so until I can complete adding a storage area under my deck (house on stilts) for my bike. I have...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,735
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Bordois wrote:

I don't know anything about the GL1000, and am just learing about the GL1200LTDs, but in mine (the 1200LTD)"they" are not 2 separate units. "They" are 1 unit. -...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-27-2012, 10:28 PM
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Just finished correcting a very similar problem with mine. Ended up being the regulator-rectifier. I learned during that process that a 15 Volt charge to your battery will cook it. Hopefully that...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,366
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Thanks scooby. I'll check that the next chance I have, before my regulator arrives. If that's also an issue it can be resolved before there's any more delay. Past ready to get this baby on the road!...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-25-2012, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the link. :)



As for the electrical - I believe you! The majority of my electrical experience is with residential wiring so this is new to me. After tracing most of the wires on this...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-24-2012, 09:00 PM
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Got this one figured out. :) The regulator isn't regulating. If on the odd chance a new one doesn't correct the problem I'll jump back in for more help with this. At least it's not the Stator. It's...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-24-2012, 12:26 PM
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Speaking of mistakes...Here's where I stand with this. When checking my wiring against the original pics of the solenoid I found I had placed the CFI lead on the wrong solenoid terminal. I moved it...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Newday - Thanks. Don't worry about it. There's no hard feelings on this end. I make much worse mistakes all the time. :)
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-23-2012, 08:54 PM
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roscoepc - Yeah, now I'm having to sift through answers for 2 different problems in the same area. :( Anyway... the fuel system warning light is coming on when I try to start the bike. It didn't...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-23-2012, 03:41 PM
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Background - Due to a charging system problem I replaced both of the dogbone fuses with weather-proof 30amp spade fuses. The PO had replaced the stator, but used wiring blocks to connect the wires so...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-23-2012, 07:00 AM
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Views: 1,366
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Well...there was a significant voltage spike. While charging the battery with an external charger I accidentally leanedagainst the (+) clip (while it was attached to the battery) pushing it against...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-22-2012, 07:52 PM
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Thanks :) Let's hope I don't have to mess with it.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-21-2012, 10:09 PM
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Here's a pic of the end of the module. BTW, the number "49" is stamped on the module, it's not something I added to the pic.
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