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by jimac
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Noisy shift from first to second
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Noisy shift from first to second

I've only had the 1500 for about 6 weeks so I haven't changed the oil yet. But as I bought it, fully serviced, from a dealer I doubt it has anything other than the recommended 10/40 in it. The 1100 definitely has 10/40 in it. The 1500 has 34,000 miles on it and the 1100 has 62,000 miles.
by jimac
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Noisy shift from first to second
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Noisy shift from first to second

Just in case anyone thinks that this is common to all Goldwings I'd just like to point out that neither my '83 1100 or my '93 1500 have this problem. The shifts are smooth and quiet.
by jimac
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 I 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: gl1100 I 1983

If the engine turns with good compression and you have a spark, it can only be timing or fuel. If you can verify that the spark occurs on the compression stroke, it must be a fuel problem.

The petcock is turned on, isn't it?
by jimac
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Starting problem

Could be the solenoid. I had a similar problem and that's what it turned out to be. You can try a couple of simple tests: Get a jump cable and connect one end to the positive terminal on your battery and the other to the connector on the starter motor. This should turn the motor immediately if your ...
by jimac
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: HOW DO YOU CHANGE HEADLIGHT BULB ON GL1100I WITH FARING
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: HOW DO YOU CHANGE HEADLIGHT BULB ON GL1100I WITH FARING

It's true it's fairly easy, but it's also a little fiddly. So, before you start I'd recommend checking that your fuse hasn't blown or cracked - as it had in my case as I found out having changed the bulb and finding it still didn't work. I'd have saved myself a bit of fiddling around with that set s...
by jimac
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low power, right side engine rattle.
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Low power, right side engine rattle.

Well, first off it can't be a cam chain rattling as there isn't one! The Goldwing uses belts to drive the camshafts and they don't rattle. I suppose it could be the primary chain (which transmits drive from the crankshaft to the transmission) and they are known to rattle a bit but I guess the real p...
by jimac
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Could be the vent in the fuel filler cap is blocked. Try running it with the fuel cap open and see if it runs for longer.

If you open the cap and you get a loud hissing it indicates that the vent is blocked and will need clearing.
by jimac
Thu May 27, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: volt meter wiring hookup
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: volt meter wiring hookup

It moves slowly due to damping of the needle to stop it vibrating when the bike is running. Mine does exactly the same.
by jimac
Wed May 05, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: sticking brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: sticking brakes

I was told that it was the hand brake that operated the front and rear brakes that is why i use it so much. Unfortunately, you were told wrong! It is definitely the foot brake that operates front and rear calipers. I'm surprised you found the single front disk (that the hand brake operates) enough ...
by jimac
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticking Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Sticking Clutch

My Kawasaki does this all the time. To free it I just pull the clutch in, twist some revs on (about 3000rpm), grab the front brake and drop it into 1st. There's a tremendous clunk then it's OK for the rest of the day. I've never had the problem with my GL1100 though. I read somewhere that this is of...
by jimac
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't turn over
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Won't turn over

From what Ive read that you wrote, Id guess that it was the starter. If you are hearing a clicking noise, then the starter relay is doing its job. Just for reference, hearing the relay click doesn't mean it is working. I thought that was the case when I had a similar problem on my Aspencade. I pull...
by jimac
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter isuse
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Starter isuse

If it's working since you cleaned it you probably need to change your oil and flush the engine. It could be that car oil has been used and that has coated the sprague clutch with an anti-friction coating. If you don't change the oil with something specifically designed for bikes it will happen again.