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ia am the proud owner of an 83 aspencade and i need some help with a few things. 1. what rpmshould my bike idle at. 2. what would be the best way to change out my fan switch and should i buy it from honda or can i find it after market. 3. Can pull out my rear brake pistion with out rebuilding the caliper. 4. what plugs should i run in my bike(don't know if last owner changed heat range),is a k&n air filter worth the money. 5. i know wear to hook up my snyc. tool but how do i attach it to the manifolds 6. what is the napa part # for the timing belt. thanks for taking the time to read this&for your answers
 

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You will find the part numbers for the aftermarket belts on the TIPS page of this site, can't remember if the fan switch is available aftermarket but if it is the info will be there.
You can refit the pistons and use the old seals in the caliper but there is no guarantee it won't leak. The risk is all yours so I can't reassure you there, although many of us have done it and got away with it.
There is a phillips head screw on each manifold. Remove it and fit your carb gauges adapter in and that's it.
D8EA as far as I remember for plugs.
 

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:waving::waving:Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Interent, revtech!:waving::waving:

#1 first important step to wrenching on your bike is to get a copy of Clymers for your bike. Your can find them on lots of places on the web including Amazon. It will make it a lot easier and covers most of what you need to know.

Idle rpm should be around 900rpm or an RCH below.

Fan switches probably only available from Honda, but there are lots of websites that sell parts for vintage Hondas:

http://www.cmsnl.com/ (Located in Netherlands, they have lots of stuff.)

http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/

http://www.saber-cycle.com/cgi-bin/shop.pl/page=Home.htm

You can pull out the caliper pistons without rebuilding the caliper, pop them out with compressed air, keep a wad of rag in the caliper so they don't go flying and keep your fingers out of the way. A messier way if you don't have air is just to push them out with the brake lever or pedal. Make sure the fluid doesn't get on any paint. Clean the pistons and wipe them with DOT4 before putting them back in. You'd be money ahead to replace the seals first though, they cost less than $20 per caliper from Honda.

Keep the original air filter and use the money on the brakes!

TIMING BELTS

GL1000/1100: Gates: T274 NAPA: 250274
GL1200: Gates: T070 NAPA: 250070
GL1500: Gates: T275 NAPA: 250275


Timing belt info from a post by Raymond aka Silicon Sam
 

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I would also get the Honda OEM manual from http://www.helminc.com. You can compare the information and get a better handle on what's going on in your bike. The Clymers manual has a couple of improper things such as showing your fork seals going in upside down. I personally use the OEM most of the time. But, I also have the Clymers and found that Clymers may give you an easier way to do things than the OEM.

Good luck and happy riding.:cheeky1::clapper::jumper::11red:Hobie
 

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i do have the clymers manual but its hard to tell on what i should do some times my bike is covered in 1 chaper in the back of the book, 83 saw a lot of changes fo a bike ready to change completly the next year i think i will have to get the honda manual. my back caliper may br sticking or the pins just may have crud on them i dont know yet im away from home and i will tear the bag off and find out when i get home. thanks again for your help and input. one more quick ? my bike has cb/ intercoms but i do not have the part that go's in the helmet were can i get them ? it sucks having my g/f bumping her helmet in to mine all the time trying to talk to me!
 

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revtech wrote:
my bike has cb/ intercoms but i do not have the part that go's in the helmet were can i get them ? it sucks having my g/f bumping her helmet in to mine all the time trying to talk to me!
There are several brands of headsets available, J&M, Chatterbox, and Edsets for some examples.

http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail.asp?PF=12&ProductID=HS-8146-OF

http://store.valueaccessories.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=772

http://www.bluzplayer.biz/edsets/
 
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