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by tunaboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CDI ignition boxes dripping again
Replies: 2
Views: 151

CDI ignition boxes dripping again

I had CDI boxes melt out the Epoxy about 2 years ago. These were the ones that were with the bike since it was new. I replaced them with used OEM boxes off Ebay and all seemed well for a year. Now I see that the second set is dripping. Anyone know what causes this failure?
by tunaboy
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Where to find the parts diagrams I see
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Where to find the parts diagrams I see

Every once in a while I see where someone posts an exploded view of different Wing assemblies. Is there a place I can find them? They really help when you need to reassemble something on your scooter.
Thx
by tunaboy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Right size wire for Stator fix
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Right size wire for Stator fix

I want to do the fix of the 3 yellow wires on my stator. I want to add a short length of wire to each yellow wire to make the soldering easier. I don't know anything about wire except I think I read that I need 12 gauge wire. I went to the hardware store so I could buy wire by the foot. What I bough...
by tunaboy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: right side stereo speaker does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: right side stereo speaker does not work

Is there a balance control knob on the unit that might be turned off on that side?
by tunaboy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New coil pack
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: New coil pack

I agree with the "if it ain't broke" mantra. I still have the stock ones on my 1100. I have seen that some have used a coil from a Dodge Neon. Supposed to be cheap and a hotter spark.
by tunaboy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Glad to be back
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Glad to be back

I have had trouble trying to log in on GD for months with no results. I am happy to be back and can ask questions and offer experiences I have had with my wing. :D :D
by tunaboy
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Which replacement starter??
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Which replacement starter??

Anyone out there have any info on the CB 900 high torque starter swap. Would it be the same starter used on the 750 as well? Probably more 750's out there than 900's.
by tunaboy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: About ready to jump off....
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: About ready to jump off....

Hey Mr. Wing, I am very glad that you got the carbs running good. I explained that I tried to sync mine MANY times and only made it worse. I got a bench sync and the bike ran great so I have not touched carbs since. So if I understand your process you cranked the idle screw up to 2000 rpm and starte...
by tunaboy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes-Would this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Hey I am the guy who posed the original question and I was still having problems. Bought the Harbor Freight vaccum pump and my problems went away. I wish I would have invested in a pump sooner. I spent about $9 bucks trying to do it on the cheap. While the HF pump is not as nice as the Mighty Vac it...
by tunaboy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sooty Plug on #3
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Sooty Plug on #3

Hey Wing, Thanks again for the great offer. Did you buy the Randakk carb kit?. I had a friend do a bench sync in spring. Put the rack back on and it ran and idled better than ever. I have not touched them since. I did try to sync the rack with Mercury gauges and never got it right. I used to think I...
by tunaboy
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sooty Plug on #3
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Sooty Plug on #3

RB, you mention the resistor in the plug can as a possible problem. Could this be an intermittent problem? It is very obvious when the bike starts to miss. It starts to burble and miss under load. The thing that baffles me is that the bike was running great when I stopped for gas and left the statio...
by tunaboy
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sooty Plug on #3
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Sooty Plug on #3

I have a problem with cylinder # 3. In early spring I was having a missing problem. I pulled the plugs and #3 was a little sooty, black and dry. I ran some Sea Foam and the bike ran great after a tank or two of fuel. I never looked any closer because the bike was running strong. Now maybe 1000 miles...
by tunaboy
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Pilot Valve leak
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Pilot Valve leak

Hey Steve THANKS a lot for the site. Do you or anyone else know if I can screw the valve out and replace the O ring with the carbs still on the bike? I am curious to see what the shipping charges would be for 4 tiny O rings and washers. I hope others can pick up on this vendor and help keep him in b...
by tunaboy
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Pilot Valve leak
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Pilot Valve leak

I noticed a gas smell when I park my 1100. I looked at the carbs and noticed a drop of gas on the bottom die cast rotation limiter cap. It does not drip fast but it for sure leaks a bit. I have modified the cast cap so I can adjust the mixture with out removing the cap. My first question is can I sc...
by tunaboy
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Rear Shock Question

I have a '80 1100 standard. I have owned the bike since about '85. About 20 years ago I pulled off the shocks and the shop sent them somewhere for the rebuild. When I got the units back they were returned with a set of what looks like the OEM shock springs with the plastic sleeve. The shop Manuel sh...
by tunaboy
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: About ready to jump off....
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: About ready to jump off....

Hey Bud, sorry to hear about your on going problems. I have a '80 1100 and did have some carb issues and had a mechanic look at the rack. He did some minor cleaning and a bench sync. Before that I had my mercury gauges on the bike 8-10 times and never got the sides to balance out even close to where...
by tunaboy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stainless Steel Lines/ Harbor Freight
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Stainless Steel Lines/ Harbor Freight

I ordered a set of stainless brake lines off of Ebay. I can say that they are a big improvement over the OEM units. I am very CHEAP and tried several of the DYI methods of bleeding the brakes and still had problems getting the air out, most of the problem was with the front brakes. I spent $6 for a ...
by tunaboy
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 GL1100 Carb Rebuild in progress -
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: 1980 GL1100 Carb Rebuild in progress -

Hey Wingsconsin, I too have a '80 wing and I do get about 40 mpg if I don't drive hard and go 60-65 mph. I don't run ethanol but not sure if you can get the regular gas in Sussex. The '80's 1100's are geared lower, almost 4000 RPM at 60 mph, the newer ones pull about 70 mph at 4000 rpm. I have chang...
by tunaboy
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Decision to make...Any thoughts??
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Decision to make...Any thoughts??

I agree with you on keeping the old stuff. Putting in new stuff is a great idea as long as you don't have to modify the fairing to make it fit. That way you can go back to a totally stock system if you want or need to.
by tunaboy
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Stainless Steel Brake Lines

I am probably the last one to pull the OEM rubber brake lines and go to stainless lines. I just did the back brakes and can say that they are so much better now. A nice firm pedal that doesn't require you ankle to rotate 90 degrees to generate some stopping power. I am very impressed and any who hav...
by tunaboy
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes-Would this work?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Great Offer fellow Wing-Cheeser,
The problem is that I am putting on stainless steel lines on the bike. If I have a problem I need to have the bike in my garage in case it needs to set while hustling parts or more fluid etc. Super offer and I really appreciate it.

Tuna
by tunaboy
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes-Would this work?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Brakes-Would this work?

Saw a site that said to "Bleed Backwards" The guy said to take a plastic ketchup or mustard bottle with the tapered end and put a plastic hose on the end and fill with DOT 3. You put the other end of the hose hose on the bleeder valve on the caliper. Open the bleeder on the caliper and gently squeez...
by tunaboy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 rear rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: 83 rear rotor

I think that you can buy new from a company called EBC or ECB something like that but maybe not because I think that your bike has the vented vs. solid rotors like on older wings. I have seen these for sale on Ebay for about $220 per rotor. Take a peek under GL 1100 brakes.
Tuna
by tunaboy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: fork seal brands or style, what to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: fork seal brands or style, what to use?

I too have been looking at fork seals and need some guidance. I see seals for my 1100 for $9 per set and right next to them "Leak Proof" seals for $32 per set. I think the seals are available OEM as well. I am looking for the best bang for the buck that preforms good and won't leak for a long time. ...
by tunaboy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Help Rejetting carbs on 1980 Interstate
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Need Help Rejetting carbs on 1980 Interstate

I have heard that using a foam air filter can cause a wing to run more lean because it flows more air than a paper filter. But if your mileage is way down wouldn't it mean that you are running too rich? Have you looked at your plugs to see? How is the performance of the bike? How is the idle since t...