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by ekvh
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Parasitic Draw Testing - New To Me
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Parasitic Draw Testing - New To Me

Neat, thanks for sharing.
by ekvh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive issue? please read entire post
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Final drive issue? please read entire post

Just a quick thought: the 1200's use a spring on the forward part of the shaft which pushes and keeps the shaft engaged in the final drive and ujoint. I'm wondering if that spring has failed or its retainer. Maybe check parts fiche to see what I'm talking about. Unfortunately I don't think it can be...
by ekvh
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to set the timing GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: How to set the timing GL1000

If you had both heads off, it won't matter. You just get the belts on with the pulleys aligned at T1 and start setting valves. Then make a full rotation to T1 again and set the second set of valves. The manual says to set the first set of valves when the T1 mark aligns just after the intake valve fo...
by ekvh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Lester Wheel sizes
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: Lester Wheel sizes

A 170 is quite a bit more than recommended on a three inch rim and although the swingarm might accommodate an 18" with a 170 or 180, it may hit the frame where the fender mounts. The bigger concern is the bead rolling out of its groove underway. I have a 1200 swingarm in a 1000 frame with a 1500 fin...
by ekvh
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to set the timing GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: How to set the timing GL1000

Then you're fine. Whatever T1comes up with your pulleys having both "Up" marks up, becomes your first T1 to set valves. Do you have a manual to know the order?
by ekvh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to set the timing GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: How to set the timing GL1000

Heads and cams installed? Safest way is to remove the belts, cams and carriers, or loosen them way out almost to the end of the threads of the six bolts holding the cams on. Then rotate the crank to T1. Then back the crank up 45 degrees or so. Keep track of which way you rotate it. Now the pistons a...
by ekvh
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Welding on my Gl frame
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Welding on my Gl frame

A separate ground is a good safety item. If you end up on a damp floor and become a better path for the flow of electrons, you'll become the ground and won't be around. With rubber tires and either the kick or side stand on the ground doesn't ensure it's a good path. On a block of wood makes it even...
by ekvh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: wobble again
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: wobble again

Loosen, remove, clean, check for wear, regrease, replace swingarm bearings. One side worn can cause this.
by ekvh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder Head Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Cylinder Head Removal

That sounds too easy and too smart. Gotta remember that one.
by ekvh
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb install after rebuild (Pete) and #3 seems dead
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Carb install after rebuild (Pete) and #3 seems dead

Original poster, this may seem obvious but you didn't include it in your description, have you tried turning the idle mixture screws out a half turn at a time on number 3?
by ekvh
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP - Bad knocking after head gasket fix
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: HELP - Bad knocking after head gasket fix

Remove the valve cover and look to see if all valve adjusters are in place and look to see if the valve keepers are all in place. (The two halves which are sandwiched around the valve) If they weren't fully seated, they can come flying out. It would cause quite a clatter. Look for other damage such ...
by ekvh
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP - Bad knocking after head gasket fix
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: HELP - Bad knocking after head gasket fix

Timing marks on the belt pulleys line up as they should with T1? Some pulleys have two marks. If yours does, it's the one with the arrow beside it.
by ekvh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life
Replies: 28
Views: 4026

Re: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life

I like the phrase, "Push the corner."
by ekvh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

I did as Kenneth.Bradley. Worked fine. I agree with John though, you have other issues. I'd be looking for a replacement cam.
by ekvh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Accel Coil replacement or stay stock?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Accel Coil replacement or stay stock?

What he said. $25 new. Good how to write up at Saunders. Probably here too.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: no power to points
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: no power to points

Kill/Run switch set to run? Check fuses first?. Use a dgm and check for continuity. Old fuses can look okay but be corroded internally.
by ekvh
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Not returning to idle.
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Not returning to idle.

A long shot, but look at your synchronize "pads" ( the pads the sync screws move against.) Check that washers are in the right place. Then look if they are bent or not. It is easy in dismantling to bend them. You don't say which bike but 1000's may need to be tweaked a bit to allow the throttle plat...
by ekvh
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Swing arm question

I think you can put a ratchet strap around the lower front frame and then around the swingarm just ahead of the rear tire to control things. Then pull the swingarm bolts and the swingarm should drop enough to give access. I'm not positive of this, might need to undue shocks. Then use the ratchet str...
by ekvh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200i Rear Wheel Click Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: 86 GL1200i Rear Wheel Click Noise

Peel back the rubber boot on the front of the swingarm and check the ujoint. It could transmit the clicks you're hearing. Look for metallic shavings in the boot- means it's quite bad, but also use some leverage to see if the joint clicks or shows any movement. It could also be the splines on either ...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder Head Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Cylinder Head Removal

Since you have both heads off, I always set the marks to T1 and then rotate counterclockwise a bit to put the pistons down in the cylinders some. Then after heads are torqued down, set the pulleys with the UP marks up and the pulley marks aligned, then rotate it clockwise back to T1. Put on the belt...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder Head Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Cylinder Head Removal

He's doing both heads, so it won't matter.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder Head Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Cylinder Head Removal

It may help to apply some upward force. Gravity has been pushing it the other way for years. I use a broom handle sized wooden lever in the exhaust port. A couple raps from below usually does it for me.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel in the Head after sitting over night.
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Fuel in the Head after sitting over night.

You may have found a problem, but if your petcock seeps and your floats work as they should, you wouldn't have a jug full of fuel. Heed the advice above or bend a rod, like I did.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rocker-arm-rod. Which side is out?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Rocker-arm-rod. Which side is out?

Holes should be pointing to camshaft lobes so they get the lube. Flip the tube end-for-end or swap it with one of the others which is in wrong.