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by sfruechte
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble

Try pulling the choke out part way and see if that helps.

Also, if you still have points and don't have enough dwell (too large of a gap), can make for a week spark just when a stronger spark is needed.
by sfruechte
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: how much to pay for 78 wing?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: how much to pay for 78 wing?

It depends on what is wrong with it but if it's still running and ridable, it might be better utilized as a running bike vs a parts bike.
by sfruechte
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Lester Wheel sizes
Replies: 20
Views: 1507

Re: Lester Wheel sizes

Yes, the profile or height of the tire can more than make up the difference.
by sfruechte
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000
Replies: 15
Views: 3787

Re: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000

My 77 has averaged 45mpg for over 200K. I've seen it in the 30's and 50's. I don't think I could get the mileage down in the 20's no matter how I rode.
by sfruechte
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Change
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Timing Belt Change

I've tried to break the ones I took off, used them as straps, etc. They still won't break. They're just not that fragile.
by sfruechte
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Change
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Timing Belt Change

The 77 Honda factory shop manual must be wrong then along with my experience. I replaced mine at 216,000 and over 30 years old. I did inspect and tension them several times over that period. The factory shop manual says and shows how to inspect at a top end overhaul. Mine has never had a top end ove...
by sfruechte
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Kick Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Kick Starter

I see several on ebay starting at 59.99 shipped. That one looks a little scuzzy, for another $15 or so you can get a nice one with the holding strap, etc...
by sfruechte
Mon May 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Compression test question
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Compression test question

A tight valve that doesn't close can lower your compression.
by sfruechte
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike will start but won't stay running
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Bike will start but won't stay running

Read through this link where some have successfuly rebuilt their GL1000 fuel pumps with $6 Chevy diaphragms.
http://www.forum.classicgoldwings.com/v ... 10&p=77205
by sfruechte
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer drive housing?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Tachometer drive housing?

And easy to change, it should just come out with a small pick or screwdriver and the new one just press in, maybe with a small socket.
by sfruechte
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 compression
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: GL1000 compression

Check your valve clearances.
Compression is usually checked with throttle wide open. Not sure if there is a way to ensure constant velocity carbs are open? Is your air cleaner clean? Any other intake obstructions?
by sfruechte
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Yet another fuel pump question
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Yet another fuel pump question

A squirt of carburetor cleaner in the intake can help a lot after they sit for a while. They pop right off and gets everything flowing again. Alternatively, cranking a couple revolutions with the emergency switch off and then turning it back on while cranking can enrich the mixture and not having le...
by sfruechte
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Regulator/Rectifier
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Regulator/Rectifier

I bought 2 Honda units on Ebay. The first one was supposedly NOS but it was obviously used and bad when it arrived and I was refunded the money. The second one was advertised as used and worked.
by sfruechte
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: bleeding front brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: bleeding front brakes

Just gravity should work on the front brakes. Worst case all you really need is a clear hose like a battery vent hose on the bleeder and pump away. Once you see the brake fluid in the hose, air cannot get back in. Turns bleeding car brakes into a one man job with no vacuum pump needed.
by sfruechte
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

My 77 never had a recall that I know of and still has the original stator at 224,000 miles and it still works.
by sfruechte
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

Is the tank rusty or dirty? What is your method for cleaning?
by sfruechte
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: On/Off-Road Tire Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: On/Off-Road Tire Recommendations

Google 'GL1000 Scrambler' and you'll get all kinds of cool ideas.
by sfruechte
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

In case you need some inspiration: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/from-the-owner/robert-drews-honda-gl1000-zmmz16ndzhur http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-japanese-motorcycles/classic-honda-motorcycles/1975-honda-gold-wing-zmbz16jazhur?newsletter=1&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=ema...
by sfruechte
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

It'll be worth it. That would be the sales tax on some new bikes.
by sfruechte
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

You don't learn much unless you do it yourself. Anybody can throw money at a problem.
by sfruechte
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

Motorcycles are always worth rescuing. No true motorcyclist would ever part one out and sell its soul.
by sfruechte
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Timing belt change

His information says 76.
by sfruechte
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Timing belt change

There should be one stored under the right fake tank side cover.
by sfruechte
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: weeping hole
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: weeping hole

My 77 was getting oil in the coolant and the only thing I could find wrong was a little seal under the front engine cover that came with the gasket kit. I replaced the water pump anyway since I had it apart and had a new one but there was nothing wrong with the old pump at 216,000 miles.
by sfruechte
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Timing belt change

The best way to turn over a GL1000 is with the kickstart. Lots of leverage and it only goes in the right direction.