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by aznyaz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Fork question

I will have to check the tubes a little more closely to see if the grooves are more or less severe than I know. I dragged my finger nail across the tube that my guy pointed out and could barely feel anything. If I try the J-B Weld fix I will let you all know. Just a quick question from my previous p...
by aznyaz
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Fork question

Wow! That's definitely worth a try. I'm assuming that the dust seal on my GL1100 will pry up in a similar fashion as this one pried down?

MJ
by aznyaz
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Fork question

Thanks for the replies! How do you use that Seal-Mate, and are there any tutorials out there regarding seal replacement. I've got PDF's of both the factory and Clymer manuals but haven't delved into them much since the graphic quality is poor and hard to read/see photos. Guess I'll start looking for...
by aznyaz
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Fork question

I have noticed my right fork is leaking. On a recent stop at my trusty M/C repair shop for a new tire I pointed this out to my repairman to see if he would do the work. He said I would need new stanchions because mine had scoring (grooves worn in them). Upon taking a closer look I could see what app...
by aznyaz
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 39
Views: 24891

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

I forgot to mention that I'm working on my GL1100 and not a 1500.
by aznyaz
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 39
Views: 24891

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

I'm at the torquing stage of my adjusting nut and unlike this procedure, the Clymer and Honda service manuals do not tell you to over-torque, turn steering head lock to lock, loosen to finger tight, then over-torque, etc. They say just to torque to 11 ft./lbs., turn head lock to lock, and re-torque ...
by aznyaz
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 39
Views: 24891

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

Actually, on the GL1100's the gauge cluster needs to come off to allow the bridge to be removed. The wiring harness just doesn't have enough slack to allow cluster and bridge to come off together. The bridge has started to loosen for me with a little leverage between the bottom of the bridge and the...
by aznyaz
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 39
Views: 24891

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

Well, I'm finally getting started on this, 2 years after my last post, on my GL1100 and I'm having trouble getting the stem bridge off the top of the fork tubes. I have removed the instrument cluster and was wondering if I need to remove the ignition switch and if there is some residual tightness on...
by aznyaz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Good to know, thanks for the clarification.

MJ
by aznyaz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Glad I could help! When I'm working on something that's unfamiliar, I will bag the parts and label them. It's too easy to lose track of all the bits and pieces. As for the spacer being shown outside of the lines, I don't have a clue. I don't think it makes any difference but it does make it difficul...
by aznyaz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

I've had my rear wheel off several times for tire replacement and I've been scratching my head about this for awhile, but it appears you've figured it out in your second post. There are actually 2 spacers, or collars as the parts manual calls them, where one is part of the rear wheel assembly and th...
by aznyaz
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Carb rebuild recommendations

So, you got them back from Pistol Pete's? On and running yet?
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?

I got lucky with mine. I've got Hondaline bags and trunk and they come off with just a twist of a key. Sometimes I'll ride around with out anything on (the bike, that is) and it feels almost like a naked wing. Now, If they would make a fairing that would come off like that!
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?

Cool, next time I change my rear tire I'll give it a try! Actually, I have to rebuild my rear caliper, so I'll try it then.
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?

...and how easy can it be to slide the wheel splines back onto the drive splines. The tolerances on the splines are so tight that it's difficult to put them together even when the wheel and drive are off the bike. Maybe with the bike in gear, getting the wheel splines to mesh with the drive splines ...
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Will back wheel come off 82 without final drive?

Is there that much clearance between the wheel with the rotor in place, and the left swing arm to pull the wheel off the final drive? If so, can I do this with my '81 GL 1100?
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What oil/brand and weight do you prefer to put in gl1100
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: What oil/brand and weight do you prefer to put in gl1100

I've been using Rotella 15W40 since I bought the bike.
by aznyaz
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Carb rebuild recommendations

Wait until you hear all 4 cylinders firing!
by aznyaz
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Carb rebuild recommendations

I had mine rebuilt by Pistol Pete's and have not had had any issues in almost 30K miles. Based on Randakk's recommendation and the fact that they're only 15 miles from me, I could not pass on them.

MJ
by aznyaz
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Modern Headlight
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Headlight

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

MJ
by aznyaz
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock lower bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: rear shock lower bushings

Yes, you will see it. Good luck with the work. Ask questions.

MJ
by aznyaz
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock lower bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: rear shock lower bushings

Have you seen the photos on the rear wheel removal tutorial? They show a sleeve in the bottom bushing of the right rear shock. That's what I'm wondering about.
by aznyaz
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock lower bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: rear shock lower bushings

Thanks TR6, this is exactly what I deduced. I had already ordered the part but when it arrived I could see it wasn't for the right side (funny that it's labeled RR) but I'm still wondering why the photos I mentioned show a shock bushing with a metal sleeve that slips over the final drive stud.
by aznyaz
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock lower bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 153

rear shock lower bushings

Is there a metal sleeve that fits inside the rubber bushing for the right rear lower shock mount. I have seen one in the photos in the tutorial for removing the rear wheel but cannot find anything in the parts manual even though there is one shown on the rear shock absorber page, reference #16, part...
by aznyaz
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear axle leak
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Rear axle leak

Just following up on this thread. So far, I 've put well over 200 miles on the final drive since taking it off and cleaning inside and out. I put a 50/50 mix of synthetic gear oil and hub oil and have not seen any evidence of a leak. Also, was very conservative on my application of Moly paste to all...