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by Placerville
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 GL 1000 STATOR
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: 1978 GL 1000 STATOR

Good advice from virgilmobil. Your timing belts should be your primary concern at this time. Break a belt at freeway speeds and you'll have a very expensive and time consuming mess on your hands so, replace them now. No matter what your belts look like, change them. (They always look good right up u...
by Placerville
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Turn Signal and hydraulic front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Replacement Turn Signal and hydraulic front brakes

The parts that you need for your '78 are no longer available from Honda. First, do not use Partzilla as an accurate and reliable source for available Honda parts. They are not an actual Honda dealer and, worse yet, they do not subscribe to Honda's data base updates which ensure you a correct list of...
by Placerville
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE

Oil leaks are difficult to find once they've been leaking for awhile. Best to do a thorough cleaning underneath then, go for a short ride, stop and see if you can find the source. If you said it was your left side I'd recommend looking at the shifter seal. On the right side, it could be the large se...
by Placerville
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE

I missed your 'pipe smoking' comment. You don't say if it's your left or right exhaust. If it's the left, is it only smoking on start-up? If so, stop parking it on the side stand as oil is migrating to the left cylinders. It's very common. If it's both exhausts, and it's smoking all the time, it's n...
by Placerville
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Identity a hose for me please.
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Identity a hose for me please.

That's disappointing to hear but, not surprising. I recently saw a posting (can't remember where) that showed all major brands of oil filter for automobiles cut open so you could actually see the quality and size of the interior filter. It was eye-opening. Some were obviously inferior and poorly mad...
by Placerville
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust leak or over heating Goldwing
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Exhaust leak or over heating Goldwing

Agree with WA. That's classic oil smoke and it's coming from the area of your headers. I suspect that you have oil residue on them from your previous 'mishap'. Once it burns off, you'll be fine. However, if you've got a leak, that's a different story. The best way to determine whether you have an ac...
by Placerville
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Frame ID Number
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Frame ID Number

Does the frame ID number on the deep lower right handle bar, trace the bike to the owner? I am 100% sure I know who the owner is (who passed away in 2009) The bike is a 1976 GL1000 best I can tell from researching the web. I am in hopes the number I have can act as verification to prove I know who ...
by Placerville
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Identity a hose for me please.
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Identity a hose for me please.

Because the oil was so bad, you may want to consider this: Drain a qt. of oil and replace it with a qt. of Marvel Mystery Oil (MMO). MMO is proven to work well as a crankcase cleaner. After adding the MMO, go for a 100 mile easy ride with nothing over 3K rpm. When you get home, drain the oil immedia...
by Placerville
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: OIL DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE

Replace your fuel pump. Here's your best price. While you're at it, make sure you replace the oil seal for your tach cable (# 9 in the schematic below).
by Placerville
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rusted and stripped bolt for oil filter housing unit
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Rusted and stripped bolt for oil filter housing unit

Acetone and ATF (50/50) is one of the best solutions for breaking stubborn bonds between a bolt head and it's mating surface. Heat also works in many situations. The part that gets 'stuck' on a bolt is the bottom of the bolt head where it contacts the mating surface. The internal threads aren't usua...
by Placerville
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Identity a hose for me please.
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Identity a hose for me please.

What was the oil level prior to putting in 3 liters (3.2 quarts) of oil? Was the crank case completely empty? Did you check the oil level in the sight glass before putting the oil in? If not, I think you may have over filled it and that's not good. Your original post isn't clear whether the dripping...
by Placerville
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL 1000 Engine seems disconnected from drive train!
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: 75 GL 1000 Engine seems disconnected from drive train!

SNIP..."I'm told I have a wet clutch! Is that true?" Yes, you do but, it's not something to get excited about. Some motorcycles have dry clutches, some have wet. GL clutches are 'wet'. That means they are bathed in oil and, because of this, it's important that the proper type and weight of oil is u...
by Placerville
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Rebuild Guide?
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Carb Rebuild Guide?

I couldn't agree more. When you choose the 'least cost' route with critical mechanical parts, you'll always loose. Not only will you loose money (because you'll have to buy the parts again) but, you'll loose time as you do the job again (not to mention the frustration you'll experience). You'll prob...
by Placerville
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Pull the carbs?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Pull the carbs?

Very nice '77 Black. I had one just like it in '77. But, it decided to destroy itself in a lock-to-lock speed wooble on the freeway at 80 mph. :oops: I agree with SnoBrdr that a carb rebuild is in order. Both Pistol Pete and Mike Nixon are the best in the business. You will spend about $400 to have ...
by Placerville
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Temperature difference on GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Exhaust Temperature difference on GL1000

Timing belts.... forgot to mention...I have a reciept for this in my file folder that was provided by the PO. It states that this was done.... NEVER BELIEVE THIS!!!! I plan to have my belts changed. It's next on my list. I plan to order these from Napa. I believe these belts are common across sever...
by Placerville
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Temperature difference on GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Exhaust Temperature difference on GL1000

Leave your carbs alone for now. From what you've said (rebuilt and sync'd carbs) it sounds like you've got them in shape. However, you haven't mentioned anything about a valve adjustment. Have you done this? It could be the reason for your temp difference. Also, are you sure you've done your compres...
by Placerville
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Over heating problem 1977 gl1000
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Over heating problem 1977 gl1000

I just replied to your other post (1977 GL1000 oil leak) and I'm now reading this one. (I suggest you post only one thread about your bike and stick with that one, rather than posting multiple threads. It's less confusing for those who want to help you. From what you've said so far concerning the co...
by Placerville
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl100 oil leak
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: 1977 gl100 oil leak

Hi everyone well someone over filled the oil in the engine...got it drained but it was coming from places i never knew exsisted.... i cannot see exactley where it was coming from got the bike stripped so i can see at it...seems to be on the gear side of the engine...ordered new gaskets to be sure b...
by Placerville
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 Starter Button Failure & Fix. Thoughts Moving Forward?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: 76 Starter Button Failure & Fix. Thoughts Moving Forwar

SNIP...."because of the design of the starter system vs the additional draw of the higher wattage bulb, and further, should I expect similar failure sometime down the road? Yes. Should I introduce a relay as a preventative measure? Yes. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. http://www.ngwclu...
by Placerville
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 6335

Re: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Un

Wonderful tutorial on this topic; thanks for inspiring me to re-attempt this same repair on my '86 GL 1200. My intent is to replace the sender with a new one. Would it be fair to assume that I can rely on your "GL 1000" instructions to guide me in the removal and installation on my GL 1200? Yes, yo...
by Placerville
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: engine running rough
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: engine running rough

Now that you have the carbs out and have discovered a clogged jet, why not bite the bullet and rebuild them? Once done, clean your tank and ensure that everything between the tank and carbs is clean before your put them back in. Sync them, and go from there. For your carb kit, go Randakk all the way.
by Placerville
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 Issues
Replies: 38
Views: 831

Re: 78 GL1000 Issues

I have one I'd let you borrow. I'm going away for a couple of days. I'll contact you upon my return.
by Placerville
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 Issues
Replies: 38
Views: 831

Re: 78 GL1000 Issues

Original Honda Bakelite pump and Honda genuine replacement.


If you replace your pump, buy only from Honda. There's a knock-off of the one on the right floating around (Saber Cycle), don't buy it.
by Placerville
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 Issues
Replies: 38
Views: 831

Re: 78 GL1000 Issues

Ok. So I have downloaded and printed the service manual for the bike. I am going to build this bike right. I will be taking the carbs out and rebuild them. I am wondering since I am pulling the carbs out if I should go ahead and get a top end gasket kit, or should I just bite the bullet and do a co...
by Placerville
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 GL1000
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: 77 GL1000

Hello, I can't get my bike to start. It's been sitting for a long time. Cranks and sounds like it wants to go but, alas! It goes not. New battery, Gas, spark plugs. Thank you for any help. You need 4 things to make an engine run - fuel, air, spark and compression. So, where to begin? Always start w...