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New Guy Here
Just found this site. Pretty cool.
I own a 2002 GL1800 and just picked up an 86 1200 Aspencade as a project bike.
Only has 27,000 original miles on it. In great shape cosmetically, but has issues from sitting.
Hope to gain some knowledge here.
I am fro Jackson Center OH
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#1 07-16-2011, 11:45 AM,
Welcome.

The only issues you should have with that bike would be a dirty fuel system, and a possible bad stator.

As for the stator/rectifier issue if it passes the tests then be sure to cut out and hard wire all the plugs from the stator and the rectifier, check and solder the terminals on the main relay, replace the dogbone fuse with a new plug in fuse holder, and you are good to go. If it fails the charging tests then be sure to check out the PoorBoy alternator conversion for a cheaper, much more powerful and reliable alternative.
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"I never saw him" instead of "I never looked for him".
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#2 07-16-2011, 01:41 PM,
Greetings and welcome from Massachusetts.
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#3 07-16-2011, 02:28 PM,
Welcome from west coast Canada,
I'm sure you'll find great help here when needed, I am doing an alternator conversion on mine right now and will help anyone however I can.. :d :d ^Smile^ ^Smile^
Johan
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#4 07-16-2011, 03:07 PM,
Hello from north central Ohio... 8)
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#5 07-16-2011, 05:55 PM,
Welcome from Ontario Canada..... :mrgreen:
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#6 07-16-2011, 06:21 PM,
Welcome from Baltimore Ontario.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#7 07-17-2011, 01:14 AM,
Welcome and greetings from tropical :d Missouri.

'Sounds like your project bike may be just about ripe for a fuel filter change. At 27K I'll bet the PO didn't even think the bike has one quietly mounted under the gas tank. There are some very nice photos elsewhere online on changing the fuel filer. Although I suppose like most Wingers who rebuild their carbs at the same time they also replace the fuel filter. But I'll also bet lots of rides don't. I'm obsessed because I just recently changed mine (and upon cutting open the old filter, I wondered how any fuel got through it!). The improvement in my '85 Interstate's performance was dramatic from just that simple, inexpensive change. [By the way, I put in a new glass filter -- routinely used in Harleys] What ever you do, don't use the new EMGO filter (made in Taiwan) because they quickly fall apart and can cost you a new carb rebuild as reported elsewhere! :cry:

Happy riding!
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#8 07-17-2011, 11:00 AM,
Welcome from NE Ohio!
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#9 07-17-2011, 01:59 PM,
Welcome to the forum from Southwest Arkansas.
Bryce
85 Interstate Wineberry Red
86 Interstate Denuim Blue Metalic
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#10 07-18-2011, 01:49 PM,
welcome to the forum from mid md/pa area

i'm sure that whatever info you need can be found on this site,if not feel free to ask
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#11 07-18-2011, 03:13 PM,
Hello, and welcome from Georgia.
27K miles is barely broken in. All the answers to any question about your 1200 can be found here...just ask.
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