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by mytown
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old slow jets again....sigh
Replies: 30
Views: 1203

Re: The old slow jets again....sigh

Thanks, found a complete assembly off an 83 on ebay for $150. Is the only difference the jets, are other parts interchangeable? Hopefully I can just clean and sync the new ones. Can't say for sure but my bit of research says that 80-83 are interchangeable: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
by mytown
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old slow jets again....sigh
Replies: 30
Views: 1203

Re: The old slow jets again....sigh

Was using an easy out to remove my pressed in slow jets, and of course 3 came out no problem, then Murphy's law kicked in and the easy out broke off in the last one(#1 carb). On top of that, was trying to drill it out and was tapping the side of the carb with a piece of wood and the friggin carb cr...
by mytown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake reservoir problems please help
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: front brake reservoir problems please help

The theory is that if you apply the brakes and they stick, and then you release the pressure in the calipers (check both) by opening the bleeder valve and they remain stuck, then the pistons in the calipers are not releasing/returning. On the other hand, if they release when you open the bleeders, t...
by mytown
Wed May 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake reservoir problems please help
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: front brake reservoir problems please help

I had a very similar problem, see here: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38518 You need to remove the reservoir so as not to damage it or the body of the MC. I think I used a couple of thin scrapers and carefully but firmly pried upwards. There is a large o-ring holding the cup in p...
by mytown
Wed May 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw

I ended up securing the correct size nut to the bottom of the reservoir with 2-part epoxy: IMG_3912.JPG This allowed the reservoir cap to be secured to the reservoir. The nut and reservoir were first ground down so that the nut could be as flush as possible. When reassembled the reservoir landed flu...
by mytown
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Protect newly polished aluminum covers
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Protect newly polished aluminum covers

Thanx all for the info. Likely going to use a few pieces of polished aluminum bar and try MASS as it's available on Amazon.ca, maybe Flitz and likely beeswax or maybe carnuba as I can readily access those. Have also read that a product sold by Home depot Zep for heavy traffic areas on hard surface ...
by mytown
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Protect newly polished aluminum covers
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Protect newly polished aluminum covers

You will find that with a good polishing the covers will take years to corrode again even without waxing. I polished the covers and forks on my 76 12 or 13 years ago. They still look the same with a once a year polishing with Turtle Wax. No clear coat necessary or recommended. Clear coating will ye...
by mytown
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Protect newly polished aluminum covers
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Protect newly polished aluminum covers

Here is a link to my favorite polishing tutorial: http://globalcxglvtwins.forumlaunch.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=542 In it is recommended a product called MAAS for use after you are done polishing. I've used it and have been pretty happy with it. MAAS POLISH.jpg Nothing will work as well as having the...
by mytown
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Well it's one of two things then: a damaged bead on the tire (and yes, could be damaged by riding on when flat), or corrosion on the rim. Rim damage from riding on a flat tire would be plainly evident - scuffs, denting and/or cracks in the rim itself. Either way, the tire is going to have to come o...
by mytown
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Take the wheel off the bike. get one of those big plastic tubs from the dollar store, 48 qt size or bigger. fill it with water and lower the wheel down to just below the bearings. watch it for a while, if there is a leak, you will see some small bubbles. add some Dawn dish washing soap to the water...
by mytown
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Pump it up all the way, then take a spray bottle, put a squirt of dish soap in it, and spray it around the tire and the valve. You will likely find bubbles appearing wherever the leak is. I have the same thing on my front tire, and it is the bead seat. I'll be sealing my rim this winter when I put ...
by mytown
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Bad seat of tire, nail/screw/metal in the tire..as to changing the schrader nope that's it unscrew and screw in new one. puncture can be hard to find. I see what you mean about finding a puncture, that it can be hard to find. Lots of small crevasses in a tire for a tiny bit to hide. I changed the v...
by mytown
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Schrader Valve Question

My front tire takes forever to go flat but flat it does go, in about 4-6 weeks time if not a bit longer. I find no sign of puncture so I'm guessing schrader valve. Is there any great mystery about changing the valve core or is it just take out the old one and screw in the new? Any other ideas as to ...
by mytown
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck rear brake pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

frodeem wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Thanks for the info. I went to home depot and picked up a couple clevis pins. Hopefully one of them fits.
Don't forget WingAdmin admonition to use a stainless steel cotter pin for that clevis pin.
by mytown
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck rear brake pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

What is the size of the clevis pin that connects the pedal to the rear cylinder? I took it off and I just can't seem to find it. I will check the local auto shops for it. Looks to me like you can just unscrew the clevis saddle, part #16 here: Clevis Saddle.jpg You could then take it with you to the...
by mytown
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck rear brake pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

My rear brake pedal is stuck too and I plan on following the instructions above. However I have a couple questions - do I have to take the pipes off or the rear wheel off to do this? No. Most of job is done from underneath the bike at the point where the pedal pivots. I needed to jack the bike up t...
by mytown
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 33358

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

How do the sidebags open? From the side or from the top? Any pictures of the bags open? I have always appreciated the top loading bags on my GL1100, never cared for the side loaders on my GL500, everything inside just seems to pour out when opened. My math shows the new storing capacity to be about ...
by mytown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 7036

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

I think they hit a home run stylewise. One of the coolest looking straight-from-the-factory bikes I've seen in a while. Great lines and plenty of them, sleek. Love the integrated paint scheme, nose to tail. I know I like looking at it.
by mytown
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake lever pivot questions
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Brake lever pivot questions

Thanks for the advice. I loosened the bleeder bolt and it worked to keep the wheel from binding. I'll take it into a friends garage/shop in the next few days to isolate the problem. It has been a few years since I had the same problem, but I believe that if you loosen/open the bleeder valve and the...
by mytown
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident

Crank on the fork to get in position? Did you loosen the pinch bolts and turn the tube to align? I WOULD NOT ride the bike with that type of angle on the fitting if it were mine. Worst case scenario total air loss at speed resulting in possible speed wobble/tank slapper then OUCH!!!!! I meant to sa...
by mytown
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck rear brake pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

I was surprised that my last attempt at lubricating the brake pedal lasted only a year so i decided to be a little more thorough this time. Loaded up with marine grease, thanks WingAdmin: IMG_3968.JPG I needed to remove the clutch cable in order to have room to slide the pedal off the pivot, but ran...
by mytown
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident

Got the bike jacked up and filled the forks. I'll be doing it again since I discovered that one of the seals is leaking. Normally I would replace the seal now but I need the bike soon because of the traffic issues likely to occur as the result of the eclipse. I live in a college town and Monday is t...
by mytown
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident

MikeB wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:52 am
I am willing to bet you will not make that mistake again.
I will not. It took a while to find the cap. It obviously had flown past or over my head. Could have taken out an eye or worse, my dentures.
by mytown
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Weird Fork Oil Change Accident
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Weird Fork Oil Change Accident

Was using my handy tool to remove the fork caps: IMG_3926.JPG The right one came off no problem. But this happened the moment the left one came loose: IMG_3927.JPG IMG_3930.JPG The bike was on the center stand, but I imagine after removing the air and oil from the forks they had collapsed enough so ...
by mytown
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 gl1100 front master cyl.
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: 1982 gl1100 front master cyl.

good morning everyone; i am working on a 1982 gl1100 .having trouble finding the correct master cyl rebuild kit for this bike . i have ordered two kits online and both were wrong. went to a local bike shop , ordered one and it was wrong.. the piston on mine is a smaller diameter than those i ordere...