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by lbman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100i Ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: 82 1100i Ignition switch

thanks for info. over thunk that one a bit..o well or under thunk.
I will check out the Doner bike's switch. I figure that now I have a practice bike as well as some spare parts. i can get this old bike to be as reliable as it was new.
thanks to all who post
Larry B
by lbman
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100i Ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: 82 1100i Ignition switch

solvent will cause plastic parts to disintegrate. as I have learned the hard way.
by lbman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 interstate over heating
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: 83 interstate over heating

my problem with overheating turned out to be right side head gasket. i went through 2 head gaskets before i ended up switching heads from another doner bike. as said use ONLY Honda gaskets. my tell tail sign was right front spark plug would foul . when bike would sit after a ride radiator fluid woul...
by lbman
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100i Ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: 82 1100i Ignition switch

Thanks for the info. as always, many have walked or have ridden down the same road. of course yesterday when my boys asked me what was wrong with my bike ,i went to show them and the switch worked every single time i turned it on and off. It will wait a few weeks tell our winter hits hard and I will...
by lbman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100i Ignition switch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

82 1100i Ignition switch

Hi All well its late Sept and I am still fixing on my bike. I plan on actually stripping my wing to the frame. powder coating frame and bringing body parts for paint at BTC Auto body program. FOR NOW! i just want to ride the few days left before the RAIN SETS IN. My latest problem is Ignition switch...
by lbman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Parked bike for 1 month, now solenoid just clicks.
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Parked bike for 1 month, now solenoid just clicks.

Hi,
I did learn the hard way to keep battery charged and a use a Very good battery. it cost me a starter. and a lot of grief with starter relays.
Battery tenders over a couple of weeks sitting will keep stress down also. clock is a juice user.
Larry B
by lbman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 HEADS
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: 1100 HEADS

Thanks , the left head off the Doner is doing great. I think this winter I will be able to clean up and rebuild the rusted head. from the little bit of research I have done it appears that it is most often the right head that fails. Why is this? "Donner " the parts bike, had a bad right side head. i...
by lbman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 HEADS
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: 1100 HEADS

I was referring to Donner the reindeer. he's pulling the wing now.
lb
by lbman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 HEADS
Replies: 4
Views: 202

1100 HEADS

Hi all, after spending most of my summer working on my wing. and thanks to a $200 Donner bike i picked up last weekend i was able to get my 82 back on the road. my daunting project seemed to be the right side head. I could not get the head gasket to hold. I took the damb thing to 2 machine shops to ...
by lbman
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket bad
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: head gasket bad

thanks for getting back to me. I will re torque the head. I did check the head and block with a straight edge. and with a big flat file .(I took off No material )I use it to make sure no gasket is left behind. It looked like water from the reservoir was leaking from the cap as well as water being pu...
by lbman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket bad
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: head gasket bad

HELP! head gasket on right side done. they did not include cam shaft seals in "Complete engine gasket set" so I opted to change head gasket on right side (bad one) and pull motor this winter to go through it as well as replace clutch parts. frustrated with parts suppliers to say the least. $150.00 f...
by lbman
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Saber cycle head-gasket problem.
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Saber cycle head-gasket problem.

I too am a member of saber hall of shame. Holly WOW what a bunch. it's folks like that .....well enough said...gets my blood pumping.
by lbman
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket bad
Replies: 5
Views: 139

head gasket bad

dog gone it !! its been a while but high all, there is getting to be too much stuff on the www. I finely managed to order an engine gasket kit for my 82 1100i . issues w/ overheating and smell from right pipe of antifreeze. the ? I have is....would this have anything to do with high oil consumption?...
by lbman
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas caps
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Gas caps

Hi all and a good morning.. I have experienced problems with carbs overflowing into motor... last night after replacing starter (due to Hydraulic motor with gas) i removed gas cap..it was 50 degrees and showers outside and i g=figure there should have been no pressure in tank..well there was.. Is th...
by lbman
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter dragging when warmed up.
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: starter dragging when warmed up.

Final update on starters from Hell. well folks what I ended up doing was swapping the new rebuilt starter body and using the OEM original drive head on starter. took 5 minutes to install. It looks to me that the starter gear is the critical part. the original starter gear is very High quality and fi...
by lbman
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter dragging when warmed up.
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: starter dragging when warmed up.

Had the same problem last year..took off the starter cleaned and re-lubed it..worked Ok for a while. Last time i rode the bike to work last fall i forgot to turn off the gas..been having some carb probs. motor Hydraulic-ed hard. took out the starter relay. this spring i replace the relay and went to...
by lbman
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 rear shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: 1980 rear shocks

progressive shocks seem to be the best. IMHO the whole shock unit are not bad prices.
LB
by lbman
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

I have been meaning to head to Concrete to check out the Harley shop..they have a couple of older FXRT's I used to have and 86 it was a great Harley....fast and cornered REAL WELL
LB
by lbman
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

carbs are not that though .....Just have to take the time and NO SHORT CUTS school of hard knocks hear....yup this is the 1st tank of meth gas i have used...added stabil for meth gas and everything....Union 76 up here is the only gas w/o Meth...been using that but word is they are mandating they add...
by lbman
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

Thanks Chuck, I will rebuild my own carbs....I have a lot of expertise on those little buggers as well as the big ones. I'm going to drain them this week end and see of i can figure out what happened ....bad gas is the probable cause. it was running very well for the most part after I synced the car...
by lbman
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

Hi again...I also need a new starter relay....anyone know what aftermarket part this would be????
by lbman
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

thanks all for the info. I really do not want to tear it down now. I will shut off gas after I ride. a quick ride will tell me if a float has sunk and it is flooding all the time. I have been having a little hesitation on one cylinder lately .... not bad just notice something not perfect. I have bee...
by lbman
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

thanks for the Info.
I plan to rebuild carbs this winter. Not when we finely get some nice weather here in NW WA. I will give this a try for sure.
yup i park it on the side stand for the most part. Never been a problem. DOGGONE IT
oh and Raddaks is closed tell Aug. 9th
thanks again
LB
by lbman
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

come on I wanted an EASY answer... nice to hear from someone from my old stomping grounds...I lived In Lyman for 10 years..1980-1990 . rode Harley s back then... just have to wonder how 3 out of 4 carbs went to crap overnight (Literally) I will try to finish out season by turning gas off and running...
by lbman
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas
Replies: 17
Views: 414

82 1100 I filled 3 cylinders with gas

Wow what a week end....went to start my bike to go to work friday and battery was dead! 8 volts... charged it over night and next morning bike really struggled to turn over..I noticed a gas smell but it did take off and left a large wet spot (gas smell) under pipe left side... Yesterday I went to go...