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by Fred Camper
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tensioner pulley change
Replies: 3
Views: 101

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.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: idle issues
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: idle issues

Mike Nixon wrote a booklet on rebuilding these carbs and Randell Washington (Randakk) produced an excellent video. Using those tools and a Randakk carb kit, my first carb rebuild went perfect and the carbs on that bike remain working perfectly today.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: slides

When the carbs are off, you can tip the rack and gravity is enough for them to drop if they are properly free. Your method is interesting and sounds like it worked.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Running Rich 75 Wing. (I think)
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Running Rich 75 Wing. (I think)

Randakk is not the cheapest but it is the one that puts the bike on the road fast. Lots of comparison completed and Randakks is the only one good for today's fuel.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Slight Stuttering/Power loss 4-5kish Rpms in every gear 1978 Gl1000
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Slight Stuttering/Power loss 4-5kish Rpms in every gear 1978 Gl1000

Sounds like the sliders are not slippery enough. They need to move really easy with no friction.
by Fred Camper
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 cylinder head on 78 engine
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: 76 cylinder head on 78 engine

Best to keep the cams and heads and carbs the same. They are a package.
by Fred Camper
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil in water
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Oil in water

Water pump is often the source. Since it is mechanical it needs engine oil, and since it pumps coolant it has sealing to separate them. But the shaft seal has been known to desegregate them.
by Fred Camper
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: !200 engine swap
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: !200 engine swap

I have not done it, but others have. There is a tach drive issue and something on the rear is too long for the frame so that part of the engine needs a swap. Also the gear ratios in the transmission are different so you need to watch the final drive too. It works out well but takes much more effort....
by Fred Camper
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 carb conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: GL 1000 carb conversion

The only thing bad about the stock carbs is that that do not store well full of fuel for two or more years. Honda thought we were going to ride every season. You are right that once they are cleaned out and rebuild with solid Randakk kits and video or Mike Nixon's book then every consecutive season ...
by Fred Camper
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Differences left/right cylinder heads?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Differences left/right cylinder heads?

The fuel pump is a solid clue. I would go with that since I have not heard they are identical. So since I too am not sure, go with the clue.
by Fred Camper
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gold spokes for 1976 Goldwing 1000 LTD
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Gold spokes for 1976 Goldwing 1000 LTD

Can you post the contact info. My LTD rear can be rejuvenated perhaps. Never before have I seen a craftsman that had the right process for the gold wheels.
by Fred Camper
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: oil leak

Most likely not to do with a head gasket. The post above is the most likely scenario.
by Fred Camper
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hondaline luggage keys

I have 432 and 436. Close but not close enough.
by Fred Camper
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Sidecar heater
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Sidecar heater

I would try the ram Air instead of a fan. You cannot pull much heat anyway. A ram air opening can be small for the first try.

Nothing wrong with a small Muffin fan at 1 amp as long as your charging system is up for it.
by Fred Camper
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear

Dyna Tec makes excellent Coils. Here is a link
http://www.dynaonline.com/products/acce ... coils.aspx

Way better to have new than 40 year old Coils.
by Fred Camper
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Not sure it is a good idea to replace a failed 41 year old coil with a good 40 year old coil. Dyna makes some very nice coils that will last a lot longer and not develop a crack before the next rain shower when you are caught out riding. Electronics weak links are age and heat.
by Fred Camper
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hondaline luggage keys

Bet someone on here has a 431. I can check mine, that looks similar. I recall a 426 and will check tonight.
by Fred Camper
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear

Electric sounds most probable based on the event appearance. A short stop will heat the Coils. Sure seems likely. The other is fuel flow past the filter. Could be the tank was not kept full and flakes of rust dropped in. If the filter gets intermediate then fuel may flow and be insufficient to keep ...
by Fred Camper
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning carb, float needle circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Cleaning carb, float needle circuit

I would have to pull out either the a Randakks video or Mike Dixons book to be sure, but seems to me the carbs should be the same for each side. The piano wire seems like the right tool.
by Fred Camper
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 fuel trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 540

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: 355

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: 7
Views: 540

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: 398

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: 361

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: 7
Views: 540

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...