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by seldonca
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

Well here's an update on my progress. I finally got some time to work on the bike this weekend, the left side head is off and I took the head into a local shop to have them check it out. Both exhaust valves are shot. The mechanic at the shop says the seats are looking bad too. Number 4 is much worse...
by seldonca
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

Well I've started pulling off the heads now, i managed to break 5 of the bolts loose but the 6th one is being stubborn. How much force can I use before I have to worry about damaging something. Looking through the torque specs it seems that this bolt is way too tight. I'm not a little guy and I can'...
by seldonca
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I had sent an email to the supplier about the Athena kit to ask what was in it because the description is very sketchy. This is their reply, Sorry, we do not have a contents list. All the engine gaskets should be included. No oil seals. I'm not a mechanic so I'm not sure what that means. Can anyone ...
by seldonca
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I can't think of anything else I could do before pulling the heads. I think I'll get a start on it today. This should be interesting.
by seldonca
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I rechecked the valves, they're correct. I'm using the feeler gauge that came with the bike, it only has three blades. One for the intake, one for the exhaust and one for the plugs
by seldonca
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I just did them, but I could check again. It can't hurt.
by seldonca
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

Just posting an update, I bought a proper compression tester today and rechecked the compression. The problem is definitely in the the number four cylinder, it was down at 120 pounds. The rest were at between 160 and 170. I'm thinking my next step is to pull the head to see whats going on. I've been...
by seldonca
Thu May 30, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I'll take a closer look at the springs this weekend when I'm working on it. Thanks for the heads up. Is it easy to see if they're broken or do you have to pull the springs off to see it?
by seldonca
Wed May 29, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

The bikes been on the center stand the whole time I've been working on it and when I picked it up from the PO it had been stored on the center stand.
by seldonca
Tue May 28, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

Dwight, I followed the instructions here, http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544 , when I changed the the belts and the instructions here, http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2229 ,to adjust the valves. I'm going to try and buy a good compression tester this weekend. It ran bef...
by seldonca
Tue May 28, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I don't have a compressor and I don't think the wife would be thrilled with me buying one right now. I've checked the timing marks a few times now, I attached pictures, and they're as close as I can get them. I did recheck the timing marks on the crank as well, it was right on T1 when I took the pic...
by seldonca
Tue May 28, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

Just an update to the problem, I adjusted the valves and managed to get the number 2 cylinder firing a bit, number 4 was still buggered. I managed to get a hold of a compression tester yesterday finally and did a check. 1 and 3 are 160 to 170 lbs, 2 and 4 are at 100 to 110 lbs. Sorry I can't be more...
by seldonca
Fri May 24, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

Re: stumped

I've triple checked the wiring and the wires are all going to the right places. I've opened up the float bowls and the floats all look good, they're on the right way and they're not stuck or sticking. I pulled out the jet in the middle of the float chamber on all the carbs, I'm not sure which jet th...
by seldonca
Fri May 24, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stumped
Replies: 30
Views: 877

stumped

I've replaced the timing belts and the carbs on my GL1100. I'm getting spark to the number 2 and 4 cylinders and I'm getting gas to them because the plugs are wet when I pull them out to check them but it doesn't seem to be firing on that side. The exhaust isn't hot like the other side and the heade...
by seldonca
Wed May 01, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone planning on taking an MSF course this year?
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Anyone planning on taking an MSF course this year?

I'm in my mid 50s and hadn't ridden a bike for 30 years when I started riding again a couple of years ago. I originally learned to ride in California and never had anything more than a learners for the bike. When I moved back to Canada I never transferred the learners over which meant when I got bac...
by seldonca
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Ideas on what this is??????????
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Ideas on what this is??????????

I believe its a radar detector/jammer. look at this one here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-FOX-XK- ... 3f23d0e61d
by seldonca
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carbs Won't Sync
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: GL1100 Carbs Won't Sync

Oops, the previous post sounded like I could get them out without disassembling everything. I'll have to get them done then. Doing the carbs is beyond my skill set.
by seldonca
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carbs Won't Sync
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: GL1100 Carbs Won't Sync

I'm pretty sure my idle jets are clogged on my 82 Aspy, I'm not that good with carbs but I think I could remove the idle jets to clean them if I could figure out where they are. I've tried looking at some diagrams but still can't figure out where they are. A picture of where they are would be much a...
by seldonca
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt replacement on 1100
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Timing belt replacement on 1100

This is for a 1000 but I believe its pretty much the same for an 1100. http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544
by seldonca
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, GL1100 running badly
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Help, GL1100 running badly

I believe in knowing your limitations. I feel comfortable with doing the timing belts and replacing the exhaust system but I'm not comfortable with the carbs. It even says on the Randakks site that the kits are intended for professional mechanics which I'm a long way from being. :) I've been trying ...
by seldonca
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, GL1100 running badly
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Help, GL1100 running badly

I've come to the conclusion that the carbs need to be rebuilt. I'm not very mechanically inclined and I'm debating which would be best, buy the Randakks kit and pay someone to rebuild them which would probably cost me between 5 and 6 hundred dollars or buy a single carb conversion kit which would en...
by seldonca
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, GL1100 running badly
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Help, GL1100 running badly

I went and got some Gumout today and put it in the tank. I ran it for about15 minutes and shut her down. I just went out and ran her for another 15 minutes. It seems to have helped somewhat. I was able to back the choke a little bit but not much. What controls when the idle jets are on, throttle pos...
by seldonca
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, GL1100 running badly
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Help, GL1100 running badly

I replaced the fuel filter last nite and it seemed to even out the surging, had it running for a bit this morning and it was like something blew itself clear. The rpms raced up and I had to quickly get to the bike to back the throttle off. Its still not perfect but its getting better. :)
by seldonca
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, GL1100 running badly
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Help, GL1100 running badly

Seafoam was the first thing I tried, I never got around to getting the fuel filter replaced last nite. It started getting cold and an unheated garage is no fun when its cold. I'll try tonite.