1987 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


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1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 03, 2018 | 93 views


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1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017 | 58 views


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1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Jun 30, 2017 | 35 views


most cable drives for speedos are replaced by removing the cable from the drive end ( not the instrument end) and pulling the inner cable out
if the inner cable is damaged , check for kinks and squashed sections of the outer cable case as these will affect the new inner cable

1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Nov 22, 2015 | 76 views


sorry but no, your gonna have to change your ignition, and replace the bag locks.

1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Dec 31, 2012 | 321 views


Has he based his coment on a coolant leak or a mechanicle noise, does the coolant level go down? Maybe he has recomended this as a preventative maintenance ie reached a high milage etc, regards paul

1987 Honda GL... | Answered on May 05, 2011 | 182 views


The key code is on the back side of the ignition switch body but it is also stamped on every lock on the cycle. So if the trunk or saddle bag is unlocked you can get the code from there, unless you have a two key bike. Honda key codes are hidden in a 6 digit alpha-numeric code.
Example you see: #345A56... A56 is the key code. #123456 the key cod is 456. A nice dealer will write the key code in your owners manual or on your paperwork. The original dealer will no longer have the original paperwork and it is not embedded in the VIN#. Every lock is stamped with it's key code.

1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011 | 715 views


Try this link,

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1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010 | 191 views


see three screws on out rim of headlight remove screws

1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010 | 159 views


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1987 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 13, 2009 | 51 views


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Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jun 19, 2016 | 50 views


You can use any oil that is JASO MA certified motorcycle oil. 10w-40 for cold climate/year round. 20w-50 for warm climate/touring. Car oils use different additives and may cause scoring in certain types of cam bearings. Do not use any oil that says " Energy Conserving " on the label . It will shorten the life of your wet clutch and transmission gears. If you choose Synthetic oils, they will help your bike run cooler and shift easier. Shell Rotella T 10w-40 ($12 a gallon) and Rotella T Synthetic 15w-40 ($22 a gallon) are inexpensive JASO MA oils. Be sure to check the label on the bottle, some of the lighter weights are not JASO MA. You will need 4 quarts of oil, an aluminum drain plug washer, and a filter.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011 | 238 views


It depends on whether it has a rear disk brake or a rear drum brake. If it is a disk brake the caliper will have a small bleed screw on it, all you do is fit a piece of clear hose to it or use a vizibleed which is basically a hose with a one way valve on it. Pump up the rear brake pedal and keep it held down, best to have two people. Then you crack the bleed screw by about 1/4 of a turn and allow the fluid out, tighten and repeat until all the old fluid is replaced by the new fluid.

If however it is a drum brake, you need to locate the drum adjuster. You will see an arm coming off the rear axle housing which looks like a gear lever, it will attach to a rod with a spring and a nut on it. Basically you tighten the nut until you get some pedal pressure.

However which ever version it is, you may want to change out the shoes/pads first.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011 | 209 views


Hi, they used points and condensors on the very early gl1000' but your model has electronic ignition and does not use points and condensors, more the pitty in the old days you had points condensors and ignition coils, if you had a problem it was far easyer to trace the fault, but now with pulse generators etc its more difficult to diagnose without diagnostic equiptment, and to expensive to re

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011 | 358 views


Most likely it is a valve cover gasket. There is a cam seal underneath the cam belt timing gear that is easy to replace (I have replaced two of those when the same leak appeared.The seal is part #28. http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/1985-honda-gl1200i-gold-wing-interstate/o/m2346#sch18022 Worst case scenario the crankshaft seal has begun to leak. It is easily replaced once you have taken off the covers, belts, and center belt sprockets. http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/1985-honda-gl1200i-gold-wing-interstate/o/m2346#sch16246 The seal is part #13 http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/1985-honda-gl1200i-gold-wing-interstate/o/m2346#sch17585

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011 | 436 views


This is probably not the master cylinder, but more likely the brake caliper sticking.

The caliper uses hard-rubber 'O' rings, and they get old and 'sticky', to the point that they will no longer 'release' the brake pads.

Either rebuild your caliper, or replace with a new one.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011 | 239 views


what bike is it on? most have an adjuster by the handlebar, and one the clutch casing actuator arm.

do it from the bottom first and make sure there is a nut either side of the cable grab on the motor itself. and make sure that the handlebar end is wound in first.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011 | 131 views


Let me start by saying i have worked on alot of goldwings and replaced more timing belts on them then i care to say, they are very easy to spot and set, in the front of the motor you have a cover that is in two parts remove that cover after you have off you will see two (2) belts one to each bank. the timing marks or on the pullys and they are hard to miss and are very clear how to set. I'm going to send you a link that will give the micro phish to your bike.
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the timing marks on the pulleys will line up the split in the case and should be on the outside of the pulleys (facing away from center)
if yo have the belts off already the timing mark on the center pully has it's own hash mark, set cylinder 1 t.d.c. check marks.
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Honda GL 1200... | Answered on May 27, 2013 | 282 views


I have only changed the belts on my GL1000's. The manual says to remove the radiator but I have found that it is not necessary. With a little bit of knuckle scrapping and some care when removing the four long bolts that hold on the belt covers, you can slide both the bolts and the covers out and replace the belts underneath. If there is just not quite enough clearance you may be able to unbolt the radiator and move it forward just enough to accomplish this with out having to drain it. The pictures you have may be from a 1000, an 1100, or a 1200. The fact is that the timing belts are changed and adjusted the same way on all three models. Just take care when removing the cover mount bolts that you do not damage the radiator. If you are careful you should be able to replace the belts with out all the extra work of draining and removing the radiator. Dealers short cut the radiator removal but charge you for the time anyway. Good Riding.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011 | 77 views


The only thing usually necessary is to pull a little slack in the carb heater air hose to get enough room to pull the plastic belt cover free. Changing the water pump, timing belts, alternator are much easier.Just be sure to double and triple check the cam alighnment before tightening the tensioners. If you do it right you are spot on. Just be sure to rotate the crank at least twice.--- For complete detail on how to replace the belt and other parts.please click the link below:--- http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-replace-timing-belts-on-1200cc.html ----------------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Honda GL 1200... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011 | 237 views

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