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by Fred Camper
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble

Not a water in the fuel issue then. The 1977 had an emission regulation issue and the off idle circuit is too lean. Two fixes are required. One is to solder closed the idle air jet then drill it out with a number 62. The other is to put tiny washers on the idle pin. There is a nice link over at NGW ...
by Fred Camper
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch metal plates, black marks
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Clutch metal plates, black marks

Might be an issue with the engine oil that was once used. Since they do not clean with steel wool I suggest they remain usable. But as I have not noticed that before my expertise is limited.
by Fred Camper
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble

Mike Nixon has a great book on rebuilding GL1000 carbs with lots of pictures and Randakks video is most excellent and worth the high price.
by Fred Camper
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How To Article
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: How To Article

I am not an organizer here, but typically you make a regular post in this section with the information and pictures. Then a moderator can decide to move it or link to it, etc.
by Fred Camper
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.

the Key witch gets old and sometimes looses contact. You can take it appart and clean them, or Emco makes a replacement. My bet is that is the issue. It really have too much current running through it. Several of us use an ignition relay to avoid high current through that switch.
by Fred Camper
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble

perhaps the fuel pump is weak, since it is fine at idle, the pump works but perhaps cannot keep the bowls filled when you throttle up. You can always blame the carbs. This is also a symptom you get with water in the fuel. Idle can burn the water okay but as soon as you need to make power, then she d...
by Fred Camper
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL 1000
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 79 GL 1000

The headlight bucket has more room than you think. I have all the wires in there and also three additional relays and it buttons up fine. The wires from the handle bars go to a rats nest on the left side frame near the triple tee. They should have a rubber sleeve to contain them.
by Fred Camper
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing the clutch perch
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Replacing the clutch perch

I tape on an old clutch or throttle cable to reinstall. I also use electrical tape to tie the connector bullets close to the wires and keep them from catching. Not a bad job for the third time you do it.
by Fred Camper
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange object in fuel tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Strange object in fuel tank?

They improved your fuel economy to 250 mpg. Willing to sell?
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Engine oil

Rotella T6 has worked very well for me on my old GL1000 bikes. I agree with badandy.
by Fred Camper
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift

I have never tried a non-motorcycle oil, but others who tried said shifting is easier with proper motorcycle oil.
by Fred Camper
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift

The engine oil is shared with transmission so it does matter. Using a motorcycle specific oil helps. I run Rotella T6 synthetic in the blue bottle. Never hear of anyone damaging a clutch or transmission using my shift method but certainly there is potential and extra gear wear when under full thrott...
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Master Cylinder rebuild for 1978 GL1000
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Master Cylinder rebuild for 1978 GL1000

Randakk support our sport nicely.
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift

I do not use the clutch to up shift. I just load the shifter up a bit, then let off the gas to get an upshift. A bit smoother unless you are in a real hurry. If in a real hurry, it is much faster that way but not smoother. Using this method, I get neutral less often by accident and never get the fal...
by Fred Camper
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No Headlight, Indicators, Horn, Brake Lights Help
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: No Headlight, Indicators, Horn, Brake Lights Help

Well, with a 40 year old motorcycle and fuse box then more likely than you might think. Glad you found it fast. I was thinking the left bar harness.
by Fred Camper
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: MOTAD exhaust system dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: MOTAD exhaust system dimensions

1976 and 1977 are identical. So it would not fit a 1977 any better. Show us a picture and perhaps we can help better.
by Fred Camper
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: how much to pay for 78 wing?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: how much to pay for 78 wing?

400 is tops for a parts bike. $350 sounds better.
by Fred Camper
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: no power to points
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: no power to points

fuel cap only rears it head when going down the road, typically you can pull enough with a bad cap at idle. If in doubt, pull the cap and listen for an air rush into the tank. If you get the rush, then the cap is bad. Else, look elsewhere.
by Fred Camper
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 noob with tire question
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 76 GL1000 noob with tire question

Brigestone Spitfire or Battlax both work well. I run a 100/90 19 on the front and suggest a 130 90/ 17 for the stock wheels.
by Fred Camper
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: no power to points
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: no power to points

Nope, she needs full choke to start, so be sure you have the choke set. Other than that, I would try an external fuel source. Hard to be sure if there is an obstruction between the fuel in the tank and the fuel in the carbs. You can also try with the tank full, to open the bowl bleed screws on each ...
by Fred Camper
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

Ah yes, but does the light go out when you shift the bike into first gear. Not much good about a neutral light that stays lit.
by Fred Camper
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Flushing/bleeding brake system
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Flushing/bleeding brake system

You can use any automotive kit for the job. Once I removed the front brake splitter, it flushes by gravity just fine. I now have two banjo fittings on my front master outlet. Open the master cap and any bleed screw and it starts flowing freely.
by Fred Camper
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock handlebars to ultra-low Renthal
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Stock handlebars to ultra-low Renthal

They can be modified yourself without much effort beyond snips and solder. Nice tutorials over at NGW Club with graphics showing through process. I did mine and the process worked great for the clutch, throttle and brake cable.
by Fred Camper
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Lester Wheel sizes
Replies: 20
Views: 1273

Re: Lester Wheel sizes

Not to be redundant, but a 16 inch Lester takes a 130 tire without swing arm mods. A brand or two of 140's have been said to fit but most report having to grind the swing arm if you go above 130 on the 16 inch rim.
by Fred Camper
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark on right side points
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: No spark on right side points

Did you try swapping the Coils. If the problem moves then you have your issue. If the problem remains, then it is the wiring to the coil in question or between the coil in question and the point.