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Hello From Minnesota
I just wanted to say hello. I just purchased a new to me 1985 Goldwing Interstate. I'm in love. I was driving a 1981 CX500. It is a good bike but uncomfortable for me. I look forward to getting to know the site a little better and start to ask questions. I already have one. The bike acts like the batter is bad when it's warmed. It could be the battery I'm not sure. I'm going to see what I can find on the site for possible solutions. I'll try to post a photo soon.

#1 05-23-2011, 07:27 PM,
Welcome Mark

Have the battery load tested, only then can you start to debug electrical problems
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 05-23-2011, 07:49 PM,
Welcome from another Minnesotan. Where abouts in Minnesota are you at?
#3 05-23-2011, 08:09 PM,
Hey Mark, and welcome from Georgia
Remember, No matter where you go...There you are!

Here is where I have ridden my 1984 GL1200I
I completed the lower 48 states in August 2009, riding the whole way with my Dad

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#4 05-24-2011, 06:22 AM,
welcome from the mid MD/PA area

w/o a doubt you have arrived at the best site for 1200 info
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#5 05-24-2011, 08:12 AM,
Welcome from Baltimore Ontario.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
#6 05-24-2011, 09:49 AM,
And a warm welcome from N.E. Ohio, Mark!
#7 05-24-2011, 04:06 PM,
Welcome from Ohio....Smile
#8 05-24-2011, 04:20 PM,
A slow starter when it's warm means the starter brush plate is not making a good ground. This is fixed by adding a ground wire between the plate and a small nut and bolt in the end cone of the starter, best to replace the brushes at the same time.
Rebuild kits are available on Ebay, note that the 84 is different from the 85-87 starters.

This link also includes full instructions and pics. for the starter repair.

be sure to check your battery connections and the ground strap connection behind the left triangle motor mount first though, if they are dirty it would do the same thing.

Most common quote from a cager after killing a motorcyclist.

"I never saw him" instead of "I never looked for him".
#9 05-24-2011, 05:21 PM,

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