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Workbench: March 2016

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Answers to the technical questions in this month’s Workbench were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor.

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Workbench September 2015

Technical Questions and Answers Getting the Shaft Stu, In your 1500 video, you grease the splines at the end of the drive shaft but you don’t do anything to the splines at the other end (the end with the spring). Should I do anything here? I am working on a 1998 GL1500 with 50,000 miles…. Workbench September 2015″>Read more »

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Motorcycle Tires

Tire treads and damage

Why is sidewall stiffness such an issue? It’s mainly due to a phenomenon known as camber thrust…

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Workbench January 2015

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Answers to the technical questions in this month’s Workbench were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor.

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Workbench December 2014

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Answers to the technical questions in this month’s Workbench were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor.

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Workbench November 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers GL1800 Recall Stu, I just saw an article in our paper that Honda is recalling 126,000 GL1800s from 2001-10 and 2012 for a problem with the secondary brake master cylinder. The article says that the rear brake can drag, causing a crash or a fire. I ride a 2007 Wing that… Workbench November 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench October 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Voltage Concerns Stu, Well, I went out to get a fuse for the .300 A scale on my good VOM while leaving another in series and when I came back about an hour later, the drain was maintaining at a consistent level. I switched meters without losing the connection and it… Workbench October 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench September 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Battery Drainage Stu, My wife and I have a 1988 GL1500 that we’ve for just a year. It has been sitting about two to three weeks because of the weather. When I went to start it up, it didn’t start. I disconnected the battery and hooked up the charger, thinking it… Workbench September 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench August 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Brake, Lock and Roll Stu, Would you happen to know why the brakes on a GL1100 Aspencade can sometimes lock up and what the fix would be? Brian Williams via email — Hi Brian, The most likely causes are a clogged master cylinder fluid return port or rusted caliper pistons. The… Workbench August 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench July 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers Bashful Speedo Stu, Enjoyed your reply for “The Tires Go Round and Round (But the Speedo isn’t Accurate).” Mine is a 2001 GL1800A with about 36,000 miles. My problem is a bashful speedo that freezes in position whenever the sun is shining on it. Temperature does not aff ect it, only… Workbench July 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench June 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers The Haunted GL1800 Stu, My wife and I have ridden Gold Wings since 1980. We’ve had several 1100s, 1200s, 1500s and the GL1800. We still own and ride two original naked 1984 GL1200s (both red), a ’99 F6C and a 2006 GL1800. In all those years, there was not one serious… Workbench June 2014″>Read more »

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Workbench May 2014

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Technical Questions and Answers 1500 MAINTENANCE Stu, I have a 1997 GL1500 SE with 50,000 on the clock. I have some maintenance questions for you. In the last two years I’ve changed the coolant, bled the clutch and brakes, put in new plugs, synchronized the carbs and changed the front fork oil during a fork… Workbench May 2014″>Read more »

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