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by wjnfirearms
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1977 GL1000 FOR SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 243

1977 GL1000 FOR SALE

IMG_2702.JPG IMG_2701.JPG IMG_2699.JPG IMG_2699.JPG 1977 GL1000. Can be road ready with minimal time and no extra expense. Registered as an antique bike in Pennsylvania. Original paint on tank and side covers, in very good shape. Rusty chrome is a non issue. New timing belts, thermostat, cooling sy...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SuperbrightLEDs.com Motorcycle Engine Lighting Strip Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: SuperbrightLEDs.com Motorcycle Engine Lighting Strip Kit

Color restrictions are state specific. For example, here in Pa., you are not supposed to have blue visible at all or red visible from the front. Blue is for LE (combined with red) and volunteer firemen & EMTs, red for LE (with blue) and fire & EMS. People do get away with it, but technically, their ...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A view of speed limits
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: A view of speed limits

Here in Pa., the state speed limit is 65 unless the road is in close proximity to a heavier populated area, then it drops to 55. Unposted two lane roads in places like rural areas is 45. Now, if you are one law abiding soul, you better stay in the right lane because you are going to get passed frequ...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I guess karma does comes around after all
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: I guess karma does comes around after all

Well, we're all entitled to our opinions, aren't we? If they seem to be little more than Highway Patrol, then that's what the powers to be want them to be. I'm getting sworn in tomorrow morning, finally. The wheels turned slowly. And the wife did finally find a job, a good one to boot. She is workin...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: strobe lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: strobe lights

I completely understand your reasoning, silverado, and don't disagree. Visibility is real important. The only point I was making is that in some states, the laws regarding vehicle lighting are more strict than others and they should be checked before making modifications. It would seem that your reg...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New England
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: New England

The entire thing of size categories changed markedly in the American automotive industry after they downsized cars. A full size now was merely a mid size years ago. The entire change actually started in 1979 when both Ford and GM downsized the LTD and the entire full size GM line. Eventually, it spr...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bang Bang
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Bang Bang

What firearms? :twisted:

And some wonder why concealed carry is at an all time high these days.
by wjnfirearms
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: strobe lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: strobe lights

I would caution you guys using lights that were designed for emergency vehicles on your bikes. I'm not talking about headlight modulators and brake flashers that were designed to do just that for bikes. Check your state's vehicle codes before installing, and more importantly using, them. Even though...
by wjnfirearms
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Windjammer Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Windjammer Wiring

That sounds like a ground issue. I'd make sure that your grounding is good and solid. Check the pin connector that attaches to the fairing well for corrosion, etc. If you did the wiring of the harness to the bike, check it also especially at the splices where the harness was substituted for the orig...
by wjnfirearms
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stupid
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Stupid

This all seems to happen here with increasing frequency. Usually, it's a tool that suddenly disappears right after I used it and reappears shortly thereafter. Yesterday, it was a bolt holding the rear of the drive shaft to the differential on my Explorer. I'm laying under the car, go to reach for it...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: cleaning while its apart.
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: cleaning while its apart.

I have found that the store brand engine degreasers are just as good, if not better, than the name brand ones. They are the stuff for badly caked on grease deposits. For everything else, I'd go with Super Clean degreaser. After using several brands over the years, I've found this one to be the best ...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders
Replies: 68
Views: 3410

Re: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders

When swapping coils to test, do a mirror image of each other. In other words, wire left as it is right and vice versa.
by wjnfirearms
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 headlight very dim
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: 1976 GL1000 headlight very dim

Dude!! Most excellent tutorial. Couldn't have done better myself!

I'm leaning toward grounding problem. On an older bike, couldn't hurt checking everything in the circuit while you're at it to be proactive even after the culprit is found.
by wjnfirearms
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders
Replies: 68
Views: 3410

Re: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders

Go for it, Greg!! If the Windjammer is in the way, removing it isn't a big task. Unplug the harness from the fairing and remove the retaining bolts from the mount. It's off. The coils should be accessible under the tank. It might have to come off, but again, no big deal. The nice thing is that most ...
by wjnfirearms
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I guess karma does comes around after all
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: I guess karma does comes around after all

Just an update. I got called into the court administrator's office a few days ago. He is in charge of all constables in the county. We met and had a chat about the job along with providing me some important rules & regs. They are waiting for my criminal history check to be returned and I should be g...
by wjnfirearms
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 died while moving
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: 1100 died while moving

Welcome. You're describing what sounds like an electrical gremlin. Problem is that something like this often takes a bit of detective work to pinpoint. Here's where I'd start. This will be a bit time consuming, but it's pretty much unavoidable. And there are no short cuts. By fully functioning batte...
by wjnfirearms
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders
Replies: 68
Views: 3410

Re: 79 GL1000 Help Please! hard start and 2 cylinders

TIME OUT!! HOLD THE BUS!!! I don't see where the starter is part of the problem, by your description. It sounds like the starter is working. The bike just doesn't fire up or run right. I do completely agree with virgil. You need to do some investigating before you start dropping $$. And I wouldn't ...
by wjnfirearms
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to sell
Replies: 31
Views: 726

Re: How to sell

It is a logical argument. Unfortunately, given the topic, one that is out of the norm, so to speak. It's like trying to explain to my wife something that stems from things illogical. You cannot put logic to the illogical. Buying a car is one thing. Generally, everyone that comes to buy a car, regard...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 head
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: gl1000 head

One thing you could try, but I'd be careful with here, is ammonia. A friend who is a diesel mechanic showed me this trick for loosening rusted bolts. The stuff actually works, sometimes better than penetrating oil. It should penetrate that gasket material. Dingdong, keep saying. Hidden fasteners can...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: windshield cleaner
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: windshield cleaner

You can also try detail spray. Believe it or not, detailer does a pretty good job removing crap off of a windshield. If you have any of the waterless cleaner sprays, they work pretty well also. For one badly scratched, you can use the Meguiars Headlight Restoration kit. I tried one to restore a badl...
by wjnfirearms
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to sell
Replies: 31
Views: 726

Re: How to sell

IT'S SUPERBEAVE!! DAH, DAH, DAH!!! :lol: Seriously, though, Beave does have a point about being careful carrying large amounts of cash especially if one is in an area not familiar. Common sense should reign supreme here. Even being strapped doesn't mean that the experience will go as planned necessa...
by wjnfirearms
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to sell
Replies: 31
Views: 726

Re: How to sell

Yeah, dog...every once in a while, we know someone that seems like they were born under a 4 leaf clover. I know I wasn't! Yep, selling today involves work. You gotta sell the item, deal with morons, keep from getting conned. And that's if anyone is in the market for whatever is being sold in the fir...
by wjnfirearms
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fuse melted, not burnt in middle
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Fuse melted, not burnt in middle

The burnt fuse is a sign of a potential short circuit in that particular circuit. You will need to check all the wiring, connectors, and sockets in the circuit and then also check your fuse box for damage.
by wjnfirearms
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to sell
Replies: 31
Views: 726

Re: How to sell

Selling a bike privately is the best way to get a better price than trading it or selling it to a dealer. As the guys already told you, there are a few pitfalls you have to watch for. So far, they have been right on the money. As to transfers when you do get a seller, just check with your local DMV ...
by wjnfirearms
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brakes sticking
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Front brakes sticking

What you describe with the uneven caliper pressure could be caused by a narrowing of the internal channel of the brake line. As you force fluid back to the master cylinder, the channel is narrowed and causes resistance. Old flexible lines are prime candidates for this. From the outside, it looks jus...