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by BRIANINMAINE
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need help! Dune buggy with 1980 gl1100?
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Need help! Dune buggy with 1980 gl1100?

I've heard of people adding twin turbos and I think Randakk added a supercharger... Heres a tiny bit of info: http://thekneeslider.com/turbo-gold-wing-gl1000-maybe-the-first/ http://thekneeslider.com/randakks-supercharger-for-honda-gl1000-gl1100/ Not sure what you could do with that, but mounted in ...
by BRIANINMAINE
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspencade wont start
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: 86 Aspencade wont start

Negative cable was hot. While checking things, remove the ground big ring terminal behind the left top rear engine mount and clean/sand the engine and the ring terminal to make SURE there is a good ground there and then re-tighten it all. Make a world of difference and the hot wire seems to indicat...
by BRIANINMAINE
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: what parts are interchangeable if any.....
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: what parts are interchangeable if any.....

Well I don't know exactly, but as luck would have it, I happen to have a 1982 parts bike (mostly stripped now, engine in my 1980 bike) AND I just bought a 1987 Aspy with a few issues. The 87 needed a rear rotor and with a little digging I determined it was the same as my 82 without the venting. So I...
by BRIANINMAINE
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My Motor Switch with Pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1791

Re: My Motor Switch with Pictures

Sorry it's so hard for you. I agree it's a PITA. It gets easier the next time, which really sucks when you're good at taking motors in and out. :lol: :lol:
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stopper Washer & Spring On Driveshaft GL1200
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Stopper Washer & Spring On Driveshaft GL1200

According to the Honda service manual: there is supposed to be a spring then circlip then a "spring seat". All three are to be re-installed. Good luck!
by BRIANINMAINE
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Footpegs
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: GL-1100 Footpegs

offcenter wrote:Another question on footpegs.
A friend just bought a 1980 GL-1100 with those floorboards.
We have access to a '78 parts bike. Will the footpegs from
the '78 1000 fit the 80 1100

Thanks gang.
I think they will fit, but you should have this in your own thread and not hijack another...
by BRIANINMAINE
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Gas tank rust
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Gas tank rust

Mine had some blemishes in it, I just put gas back in it and rode it. If it's not leaking, and the particles won't clog the inlet screens, the fuel filter will clean the rest. Change it often for a while. I use an aftermarket filter I can see into, and relocated it to a couple inches before the pump...
by BRIANINMAINE
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Footpegs
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Footpegs

The 1100 pegs don't screw in, they have a hole that a stud from the frame goes through. I'd like to see a link to aftermarkets that you are thinking of trying, as I've not seen any? Ebay or a motorcycle junkyard seem to be the only way to go. Just look at a set on ebay to see how they mount. You mig...
by BRIANINMAINE
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb mixture/pilot needle snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Carb mixture/pilot needle snapped

this is a quote from Randakk (a VERY well known rebuilder of Goldwings: Removing Stubborn Idle Mixture Screws: Another problem you may come into when working with GL1100 carburetors is dealing with idle mixture screws that seem to be super glued into the carburetor bodies. They don’t always come out...
by BRIANINMAINE
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Timing Belt

Clean the whole ground line from the terminal on the battery to the ring on the frame mount. Makes a world of difference.
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My Motor Switch with Pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1791

Re: My Motor Switch with Pictures

Now, does anyone know where I can find gaskets? I've bought some stuff here: http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/gl1100/?filters[category]=engine&filters[fitting]=custom&filters[year]=1982 parts fit OK for me. I also bought kits on ebay (waterpump, rear engine cover..) georgefix is a popular guy ...
by BRIANINMAINE
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My Motor Switch with Pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1791

Re: My Motor Switch with Pictures

After I get this motor I am going to clean it up real good, most likely paint it. I wonder if anyone has a 1000, 1100 or 1200 that has painted their motor black? If so, post a picture so I can see how it looks. http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery3/index.php/Bikes-of-the-Month/botm200803Robin17311000 htt...
by BRIANINMAINE
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Leaking carburetor

If you'd like to try this yourself (highly recommended), I found some great pics on another site: I think you have to register/login to see the pics - well worth it. http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11283 http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168 http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t...
by BRIANINMAINE
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Leaking carburetor

Make sure you always use the petcock to turn off the fuel or you could fill a cylinder with gas and hydro-lock! Sounds like you might be taking the carb rack out in the near future. Try to isolate the leak as well as possible. Turn off the fuel, clean and dry the top of the engine, sprinkle a bit of...
by BRIANINMAINE
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My Motor Switch with Pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1791

Re: My Motor Switch with Pictures

I think is a pain putting the motor back in with the carbs in the way - I take them out since you're already that far. I also take the back wheel off as it could usually use a good cleaning/re-greasing and it make the shaft easier to move in and out. Just wait until you have to get that stupid boot ...
by BRIANINMAINE
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Timing Belt

I would check and set the valve clearances also. Rotate by hand.
by BRIANINMAINE
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 GL1100 Won't Start
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

A voltmeter can't really tell the condition of the battery under load. Take it to an Autozone/Pepboys/Whatever and have them check the battery for free.
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Timing Belt

With new belts (will need them anyway), I would "slowly" crank it over by hand (bolt under the stator cover) clockwise to see if it's binding. Valve covers off will let you see the valves move in and out. Check clearances. Maybe you're lucky and didn't bend anything. valve clearance: http://www.ngwc...
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: NO TOOL? Removing a Snap Ring / Cir-Clip
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: NO TOOL? Removing a Snap Ring / Cir-Clip

I've made quite a few tools, never thought to make one like this. I'd say it's worth the money to buy the right tool in this case, especially for the circlip on the output shaft. Not a multiuse pliers, one dedicated to this use!

Thanks for the idea, love to see ideas!
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Fort Spring Length
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Front Fort Spring Length

A few years back I had a similar issue. Some were suggesting shims from PVC pipe. I made a couple about 1" long and that was the last time I looked at that. Many miles since then, no issues. Don't do it if you don't think it's safe, it's just what I did.
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tach and speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Tach and speedo cable

A few years back I bought a "cable luber" from here:
http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/g ... cable+lube
and some cable spray. Works OK. I've heard others fill a baggie with oil and rubberband it to the cable and let the oil drip down the cable overnight.
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Timing Belt

It's not impossible to check this without removing the radiator, but I usually do. Here is a great link with photos that show the process (on a 1000 but almost identical). http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544 If the belts are broken or timing has skipped a tooth, some of the valves are ...
by BRIANINMAINE
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruse control
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Cruse control

Hoosier Jack wrote:You go Mr. Brian,
Wait - not me :) I was just posting the value in the manual! :lol:
by BRIANINMAINE
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruse control
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Cruse control

I have the manual for my 86 1200 and it says the max for cruise is 80mph. Just FYI
by BRIANINMAINE
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Item replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Item replacement

I'd also suggest valve stem seals while the belts are off - easy to get the cams out.