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by mytown
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Protect newly polished aluminum covers
Replies: 9
Views: 377

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: 377

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: 377

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 2297

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: 2297

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: 2297

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: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 173
Views: 22425

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: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 58
Views: 4687

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: 395

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: 461

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: 2297

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 263

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...
by mytown
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your front master cylinder
Replies: 55
Views: 29421

RE: MC rebuild. How to get the seal onto the piston?

Any tips for getting the seal over the lip? It is way tight where it is.


by mytown
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw

May be time for a new master cylinder. I had a similar problem with mine and replaced it with a Yamaha sportbike unit. I think I spent $30 on it. With stainless lines a caliper rebuild and new pads, I have the proverbial two finger brakes. Your probably right. I'll try to secure the nut into the bo...
by mytown
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw

Tried putting a slot in what remained, that did not work: acut.JPG Tried to drill and remove with easyout but broke drill bit off. That killed the idea of tapping a new hole for me. Next thought was to drill down and JB Weld a nut into the hollowed out area: adrilled.JPG anutinflat.JPG I tried a cou...
by mytown
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Snapped Off MC Reservoir Screw

Almost nothing left to work with. What little that is left has been tapered from trying to grab onto it:


Can what remains of the screw be removed and the part made functional?
by mytown
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Let's talk about handling
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Let's talk about handling

It's always the one thing you don't do, isn't it? I changed out the fork oil and it's like night and day. What came out was grey and milky. Put some fresh 15W fork oil in, and all is well. Except my fingers. Those damn fork caps are no joke! You did those by hand? Who are you, The Hulk? I used this...