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by Fred Camper
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: kick starter
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: kick starter

1977 was the last year. A 1978 engine block was new that year and the kick starter was gone. It can be added back in by usage of the 1977 cover.
by Fred Camper
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal problem
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Turn signal problem

Glad to see you have a solution. Don't forget the indicator lights, 1 smd led work great in the cluster, they are much brighter and lower current too. Have not changed out my headlight yet but good options are getting available for a led too.
by Fred Camper
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal problem
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Turn signal problem

Your flasher may need more curent draw to flash. Solid on this the indicator of a bulb out. Low current is that trigger. I run incandescent in the rear blinkers to avoid this issue. Since the rear blinkers are not running lights, no real power is saved by having them led.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.
Replies: 17
Views: 887

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

I used a regulator from a 2006 CBR600rr on my 1977 and it worked very well. Even the wire count was identical.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Have I bitten off more than I can chew?
Replies: 6
Views: 563

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

Patience is important, there is certainly lots of wires to sort.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Old 77 wing for parts
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Old 77 wing for parts

They are not easy to turn over using the kick starter lever if tight from sitting. The bolt on the stator or under the belt cover might be an alternative.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 689

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

I had my Dyna S hooked up to the ignition for power and I got a miss when the blinker was on. Just enough voltage drop to throw it off. I got the Dyna clean power from the battery using a relay and solved the issue. So clean 12v power is important, 11.5 volts may not work.
by Fred Camper
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 689

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

You are correct, only the dyna III is old, the dyna s is newer and should be under warranty so dyna should help you out. Plug gaps can be larger but it should work fine with the factory gap as well so do contact dyna for your next steps. Your Coils look modern so I doubt they are aged. Coils work un...
by Fred Camper
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 689

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

With the dyna ignition and the Dyna Coils there is no need for the ballast resister hence it was removed. The dyna 3 is an older mid 1980's unit and may fail soon. Had to replace mine two years back due to dropping a two cylinders when it heated up. Hope you get her back on the road soon.
by Fred Camper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Beeper
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Turn Signal Beeper

Great idea on the brake light to cancel. Might try that using a diode of course.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 380

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

A kit is available to move to the Hydraulic lever version but pretty sure the 1200 also had a cable clutch on early versions but I do not know that for sure. I plan to install the Hydraulic version sometime soon in my 1977.
by Fred Camper
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slippage in higher gears when I'm getting on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 380

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

Oil is a big deal for wet clutch use. If you are using a motorcycle specific oil or a Rotella or similar oil known to work well in motorcycle clutch use, then perhaps it is getting worn out. The 1975 did not have a strong clutch, it was said it could last for less than two days at the dragstrip. The...
by Fred Camper
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: High speed wobble

You may consider taller rear shocks from the cb750 to reset the frame to near stock geometry with the 16 inch Lester rear wheel. Bet progressive can update your shocks.
by Fred Camper
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Lester Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Lester Wheels

I have on seen 16 Abe Star, 16 Lester and 18 Lester (hens teeth).
by Fred Camper
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Here's an odd wiring issue......any thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Here's an odd wiring issue......any thoughts?

certainly consider an issue with the reserve lighting unit. They have been responsible for quite a few issues.
by Fred Camper
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New guy..
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: New guy..

Rest assured these carbs work very well except when stored for years without proper prep. Used every season, they are trouble free for me.
by Fred Camper
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasket Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Gasket Sets

saw this posted at NGWClub.com; If you're just going to replace individual gaskets/o-rings as needed, Partzilla.com is fast and most of the time, cheapest for OEM. Athena gaskets sets are good except for the head gaskets, they are for temporary use only. For head gaskets only OEM will do. (OEM is a ...
by Fred Camper
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Heads Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: GL1000 Heads Differences

Makes sense to me since the exhaust gaskets are the same for all 4 cylinder years.
by Fred Camper
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Heads Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: GL1000 Heads Differences

You are correct on the cam cov rate and hotter cams. Better carbs on the early years also as the GL1000 began as a sports bike and later a touring bike. I know little of the difference if any for the heads.
by Fred Camper
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: CB750 project bike
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: CB750 project bike

Bet you have fun getting that 1974 going. Lots of support available.
by Fred Camper
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Luggage Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Rear Luggage Rack

That one looks like a vintage rack an looks like it would inable to keep the blinkers. I have now adopted a great set of Hondaline Saddlebags so I moved to a 1978 fender, and taillight blinker setup.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 19
Views: 954

Re: Engine removal from frame?

89K miles is not bad on the rings, many users have gotten them to go over 200K.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Early Production 75
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Early Production 75

I would get it running well before considering restoration to 75 status. In the states, the 75 goes for more than later years but not by more than $500 most of the time. Of course buying for $50 means the same condition for a 1977 would be -$450 LOL. Plenty of parts available to get her running.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 cylinder head on 78 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: 76 cylinder head on 78 engine

I have 1977 carbs, heads and cams on my 1978 block and you cannot tell the difference from a 1977 with the exception of being a bit quieter block. I of course had to modify my 77 carbs to work like 1976 carbs.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tensioner pulley change
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Tensioner pulley change

Not a common failure, they seem to be a pretty stout design. But on an interference engine, some caution is a good idea. Usually that just means a belt change.