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by Fred Camper
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Better to buy something newer than 40 years old. I replaced mine with a 2006 CBR600rr unit and it had exactly the same wires. Much better performance as it is Mosfet and not a grounded unit.
by Fred Camper
Tue May 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: terrible gas milage
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: terrible gas milage

There is a screw on the right side to adjust idle speed. It does not need a tool, as on mine I can turn it by hand,.
by Fred Camper
Tue May 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Stator Numbers

14.6 at 1100 rpm seems good, and 15 at 3000 just a touch high. The output will drop off when the Stator is hot. So best to check it after a long ride.
by Fred Camper
Mon May 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: flooding issue
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: flooding issue

Stablil Marine is the best solution for any storage over three weeks. Good luck getting it all out.
by Fred Camper
Thu May 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Number 2 cylinder ticking
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Number 2 cylinder ticking

Good idea, since the Muffs are new, there are several joints that may have a pin hole.
by Fred Camper
Wed May 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 gl1000 ignition switch+ speedo replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1978 gl1000 ignition switch+ speedo replacement

Emco makes a replacement but that changes the key. There may be a way to change the key cylinder, but I just removed the plastic lower from the old switch and replaced it with the Emco plastic part. You have to use epoxy to hold it back together as the new Emco plastic teeth may not work with the ol...
by Fred Camper
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Can Comstar wheels be put on a 1975 GL1000?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Can Comstar wheels be put on a 1975 GL1000?

It is certainly a workable solution if you have a donor bike for the parts.
by Fred Camper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

Over $100 if I recall. Not urgent but you may need one before the end of the season. Usually it will drop to two cylinder mode when hot as it ages further.
by Fred Camper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: electrical smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: electrical smoke

Give us an update please when you learn more. We all can gain knowledge from this.
by Fred Camper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

Correct me if I am wrong, but seems to me the dyna 3 in the picture is of 1980 vintage. My guess is that it has aged and it is time to replace with a newer Dyan S.
by Fred Camper
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Comstars wheels in 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Comstars wheels in 1975

Comstars were introduced in 1978. Modifications are required to fit them on a 1975 to 1977 wing. Check the Vin as my guess is that the bike is not a 1975.
by Fred Camper
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: electrical smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: electrical smoke

The power to the headlight comes from the ignition, then to the nest on the left side, then connect to wire up to the starter switch on the right bar (to turn off during the cranking time), back to the left side nest, then connect to wire up the the left bar and the high low beam switch, back to the...
by Fred Camper
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: kick starter
Replies: 6
Views: 503

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: 445

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: 445

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: 1123

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: 744

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: 502

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: 1118

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: 1118

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: 1118

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: 520

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: 600

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: 600

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: 827

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.