1987 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing - Page 5 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

May need new switch. But take it off n disect it..corrosion cud b occuring. Git a clymer shop manual

Honda... | Answered on Oct 01, 2019 | 38 views

Hi, Leoveil the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
To download your manual for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 28, 2019 | 57 views

Hi, Mike for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Honda... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019 | 32 views

Hi, Benny and the usual suspects are:
1. Shift linkage bent.
2. Shift linkage contaminated needs cleaning and lubrication.
3. Return spring bent or broken.
4. Shaft shaft bent.
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Honda... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019 | 31 views


Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019 | 23 views

sounds like exhaust valve in hanging up and it should go away after it is warmed up

Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019 | 22 views

Things to check:
So we need three things for the engine to run,
1) Air
2) Fuel
3) Spark
Timing of these is essential and the assumption is that the timing is correct.

Sounds like you have two of three, air and spark however the fuel seems to be restricted. From the description it sounds like the engine runs until the fuel in the carburetors is gone then a trickle of fuel eventually fills then up over time.
Check that the fuel line flows enough fuel to keep up with the needed.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 21, 2019 | 33 views

Check the battery voltage; no more than 14.5volts or the battery will boil.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 18, 2019 | 20 views

when was the last time the valve clearances were checked and adjusted?

Honda... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019 | 18 views

check for two things -1.the bulb if its okay
2.replace neutral switch.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019 | 34 views

honda of that brand normal has problem of burning start ting coil,when the coil is hot it short and goes off,replace it.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019 | 25 views

take a look at this youtube it is for swapping out the fork but he changes the seal so he has to refill it and then you see how to check the level. good luck.


Honda... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019 | 272 views

Hi, Dickson and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. A failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Faulty or corroded kill switch.
11. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Fuel tank empty.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked, loosen the gas cap and go for a test ride.
16. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
17. Vacuum line from the intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
18. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
19. Petcock clogged or damaged.
20. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
21. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
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Honda... | Answered on Aug 29, 2019 | 34 views

Wow, that is a big drop in voltage when you energize the starter. Can you turn the engine by putting the bike in 4th and pushing it? That checks for a tight or seized engine.

Another thing you can do is remove the plugs and crank it. That removes compression load.

Were the battery contacts and wires, wire brushed and coated with vaseline?

Remove the starter and check the operation. Make sure all the contacts are cleaned and greased.

Let me know by clicking COMMENT under my post.

Honda... | Answered on Aug 22, 2019 | 32 views

The internal design of a motorcycle ignition switch is typically complex and often is at least two independent switches working together. Where electronic immobilisers are concerned there is sometimes an in-built resistance the system must "see" before it will work.

Bypassing the switch safely would not be easy even with a wiring diagram and truth table and I suggest you don't try.

Honda... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019 | 53 views

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