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by ekvh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfire when ignition switched on
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Backfire when ignition switched on

I have a 77 that does this randomly. Dyna ignition? A suggested cause was that the ignition was turned off, but the motor still slows to a stop near a compression point. When you turn the ignition on, the points or electronic ignition has rotated into a position signaling it to fire. If it’s in the ...
by ekvh
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?

Don’t rule out a 1200 motor if any are available there. They will fit and give a boost to performance.
by ekvh
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 heads
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: gl1100 heads

I’m pretty sure the heads are all the same. Years ago I saw a post of someone showing different valves in the 83. I believe they were flat rather than dished. Looking at the parts fiche, they do call for different part numbers for the valves. I also seem to recall a slight boost in compression ratio...
by ekvh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb slide springs
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Carb slide springs

A way I have seen suggested is to put the springs on a flat surface and then the slides on top. (So they’re upside down.) You might find that they compress close to the same amount.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Cylinder Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: New Cylinder Heads

Last time I bought from Western Honda, they were $41 each. Not too much more than the aftermarket ones. I have run both and run copper gaskets. I blew the aftermarket ones out, then a set of oem. The copper ones contain the combustion chamber but have annoying oil leaks. Small but annoying.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Filter change with every oil change?
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Filter change with every oil change?

An aside. Read about bypass centrifugal oil cleaners on big diesel rigs. They drive until a laboratory tells them the oil is bad. They send in a vial of “blood”. One big rig went over 100k without an oil change. Lab results showed now signs of wear. Not sure what level of power they consume or how l...
by ekvh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Cylinder Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: New Cylinder Heads

You’ll need new head gaskets (1 per side) and the O-rings for the oil orifices, (2per side). A lot of people use only OEM Honda headgaskets after a rash of early failures in aftermarket brands. It would be wise to replace the cam seals(3) and the valve seals. If you do the valve seals you may as wel...
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

I was thinking of the older black box version, which I thought was the number in the heading.
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

The fix for lower voltage right from Dyna is a fused connection right to the battery. It’s common to lose a bolt or more through the connectors through the switch. The description made me wonder if wires were crossed to plugs, but being points run it fine makes me think otherwise.
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Knocj under load
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Knocj under load

Peel the rubber boot back at the rear of the motor and swingarm to check the ujoint. Look for metal shavings, then insert a bar into the joint with the bike in gear and apply a slight twist to the joint. There should be no play/slop. After that address the final drive.
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What should I watch out for?
Replies: 23
Views: 906

Re: What should I watch out for?

If you don’t know the age of the belts, change them. Belts that sit for long periods take a set and the sharp bends around the crank and can pulleys will degrade. Belt snaps, valves bend.
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: we got attempt!!
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: we got attempt!!

Description is a little short on details. Did it turn a bit and quit or turn a bit and start clicking at the solenoid. A weak battery will turn it over a bit and usually start making a few clicks in the solenoid as it is trying to connect but doesn’t have enough power. If it turns over a little and ...
by ekvh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Have I bitten off more than I can chew?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Have I bitten off more than I can chew?

Full color schematics are available at NGWclub in their shoptalk section. https://ngwclub.com/forum/page/ST Scroll to the Bottom of the page ——-75-77 wiring was a little different than 78-79 so pick yours. It wasn’t available when I did mine so I just starting matching colors and it ended up working...
by ekvh
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: head gaskets for a 1200 aspencade
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: head gaskets for a 1200 aspencade

What Denverwinger suggests happens a lot. Dry it off, especially the underside of the elbow that the coolant tube fits into. Then start it and check where it comes from. Just running your finger under there should tell you. One of mine does it every cold spell. Using needle nosed visegrips and a rag...
by ekvh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?



You can also use a strobe off the cam pulley. Just mark the backplate using a protractor. Crank degrees are halved. This works for checking advance without all the oil mess.

I don’t think I could ever set points or electronic ignition using a timing light.
by ekvh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Any 12v light works. Some guys use a buzzer. I put the light right in the opening to the timing marks. Just begin approaching F1 and 2 slowly to see where it lights. It may take some futzing to get it right. One time my bulb went in the test light and I used the brake lights from the bike. One oddit...
by ekvh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Nothing but a 12 volt test light is needed for static ignition timing. Not difficult. To utilize a strobe timing light you would also need a degree wheel or marks. The only marks on the 1000 model are for static TDC and full advance.
by ekvh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Download instructions are still available at Dynatek online if it is a Dyna. If you post a pic, we can tell you which you have.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE

Lutzinmn, did you compression test with throttle wide open? There is a difference of opinion on whether this is needed or not, but the shop manual calls for wot. My bikes are around 100-120 with the throttle closed, but 170ish with the throttle open. You are probably fine.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: engine won't turn over.. 83 1100gl
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: engine won't turn over.. 83 1100gl

And to add, fuel petcocks can also fail. Best to find the leak, one of three possibilities.
1 float valves
2 plenum seal
3 carb-to-plenum seals

I’ve had all three, a hat trick. The bent rod trumps them all.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?

You can’t be off by more than a few teeth without piston-valve interference. There is only one right tooth to put them on when timing. You better revisit that. Get the T1mark lined up. Check your marks. Adjust them until they are correct. Some bikes won’t line up exactly on the marks, but less than ...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 honda gl 1100 a clutch rattle when cold
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: 83 honda gl 1100 a clutch rattle when cold

More often the rattle is slop in the timing chain from a poor sync of the carbs, but it could be a bearing in the clutch or the clutch basket being worn a little. Try syncing the carbs first as it’s least invasive. The worn clutch basket is annoying but isn’t likely to go for many miles. I’m not sur...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 1981 Honda Goldwing Possible crack in water jacket?

I’d remove belt covers and see if they’re intact, then remove spark plugs, turn kill switch so there’s no spark, place rags over the spark plug holes, and see if it turns over. I would use a socket and go easy first and have a fire extinguisher handy. You could have a simple hydrolock in one cylinde...
by ekvh
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.

Good tutorial by Oldfogey here: https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22244

It may be somewhere here too. Probably easier to drop the 1200 clutch in with the 1200 motor still attached.
by ekvh
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.

Sorry to say if you already know this, but many don’t know that wet clutches need proper oil with no friction modifiers. A 77 I had did exactly as yours until I changed the oil from regular automotive oil to Rotella 15/40. They make motorcycle specific oil as well. I currently run Rotella T6 I think...