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by thrasherg
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: eBay dirty fuel pump causes carb disaster - please help !
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: eBay dirty fuel pump causes carb disaster - please help !

To answer your original question, yes you can damage the engine, the dirt is blocking your jets, so the engine is now running lean and that can damage an engine, for short periods of time it wont harm but it needs to be addressed. No liquid cleaner is going to solve this, you are going to have to dr...
by thrasherg
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Fitting new crankshaft bearings GL1000

Congratulations and well done.

Gary
by thrasherg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: fork brace and springs
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: fork brace and springs

Springs definitely, the stock springs are not strong enough, fit progressive or other springs, disable the anti dive and enjoy a much better front end. I fitted a fork brace and I couldn't really tell any difference, so not sure it's worth the money, the only down side was the cost so if you are not...
by thrasherg
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

If they are really plastic, I would be concerned by the quantity of balls you will have to put in the tyre!! We use metal balls or ceramic balls because they are much heavier than plastic.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: cubby cover lid
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: cubby cover lid

I JUST BOUGHT A 2012 GOLDWING . MY STUPID QUESTION IS , I CAN'T REMOVE THE CUBBY COVER , INFRONT OF THE GAS LID. IS THERE A TRICK? I'M AFRAID I MIGHT BREAK IT. THANKS I assume you are referring to the two glove boxes in the main fairing (left and right hand sides)? I cant think of any cubby hole on...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

I have used Dyna Beads on the last 3 bikes, and never had a problem. yes, you see dust when the tire is taken off, but the beads are still mostly there. I just put in new beads with each new tire. I buy the stuff in a bulk bag. Same for me, they work and I replace them with each tyre, I just don't ...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

Gary can you tell me where you got the metal one's? I have use Dyna beads and all turn to dust.. I have used dyna beads and counteract beads, both are ceramic and create a lot of dust, but they seem to work. I found a seller on eBay that sells stainless steel wheel balance beads and I use those now...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

I have not used BB's I would think, most are too large to get correct balancing and would be difficult to get inside the tyre. I do use balancing beads, which are thousands of very small BB's, you pour them into the tyre through the air valve, there are both ceramic and metal types, I have used both...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket job
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: head gasket job

If you have a flat pane of glass, you can set it on a table, coat it in valve grinding compound, and slide the flat surface of the head in a figure 8 pattern over the top of it. This will true up the surface, but it takes time and effort, and you have to be sure to get every tiny remnant of grindin...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Bluetooth Advice

No, I have never used the smh10 headsets, so no idea if the freewire would work with them, I would contact Sena and ask if that is the headset you are going to use.

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap

I stand corrected, I was thinking it got past the valves, but you are completely correct it seeps past the rings on the lower cylinders (the left hand cylinders when on the side stand) into the combustion chamber!! Guess my brain wasn’t in gear! :D It’s still less of an issue if the bike is parked o...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: 84 gl1200a digital to analog tach swap

The puff of smoke when starting is common to all wings and is worse if you park the bike on its side stand!! all the oil runs to the left side of the engine and sits in the left rocker/valve cover area and slowly seeps past the valve stem seals into the combustion chamber over a period of 12 hours o...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available

If you can bring the tyres into the house 24 hours before you want to fit them, tubeless tyres do have stiffer sidewalls than tubed tyres, but if you get them warm they go on much easier. Keeping them in the house for 24 hours usually makes them warm enough to get on easily.. :D Gary Hence the "fir...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Resevoir tank
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Coolant Resevoir tank

I believe that plastic straw is in there so that as the cooling system cools down the radiator can pull coolant back into the main radiator via the pressure release cap. If you don't have the straw it will pull back air rather than coolant and you risk to start getting air into the cooling system. ...
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Help with Tire Selection and What is Available

If you can bring the tyres into the house 24 hours before you want to fit them, tubeless tyres do have stiffer sidewalls than tubed tyres, but if you get them warm they go on much easier. Keeping them in the house for 24 hours usually makes them warm enough to get on easily.. :D

Gary
by thrasherg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Resevoir tank
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Coolant Resevoir tank

I believe that plastic straw is in there so that as the cooling system cools down the radiator can pull coolant back into the main radiator via the pressure release cap. If you don't have the straw it will pull back air rather than coolant and you risk to start getting air into the cooling system. I...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delay going from dim to bright headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Delay going from dim to bright headlights

Even if the light bulb is the light sensor I suspect the unit is defective. I assume if the sensor was behind the panel, it is sitting in darkness, so the modulator should have been disabled and it should switch between lo and hi immediately, the fact it was delayed would indicate to me that it is p...
by thrasherg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

what is to stop you running a drill down the threaded hole and coming out the back (assuming the hole is currently blind), then either thread the drilled section and use a longer bolt or if you cant thread that section use a longer bolt with a nyloc nut on the back? The alternator will still butt up...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timming
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: timming

I answered this in another post, skimming the head to make it flat has no effect on the valve clearances, you set them to the standard clearances. It doesn't matter if the head has been skimmed before or not, what matters if it is currently flat. When you skim the head it does increase the compressi...
by thrasherg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket job
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: head gasket job

when a head is flattened (we call it skimmed) they just remove a small amount of metal from the cylinder head where the head gasket sits, this has NO effect on valve clearances, but you obviously need to check the clearances once you have the engine back together. Just set them to the Honda recommen...
by thrasherg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I started with the sena10's but ended upgrading to the 20's as it allows us to have a larger group of riders in a a group intercom mode. Both headsets worked perfectly with the Freewire and CB. The Sena20S just has more features!! Don't believe anything about the longer range, I can't tell any diffe...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible fuel issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: Possible fuel issue?

it sounds like a fuel supply issue based on your description, I would NOT think its a carb issue, I would be checking the fuel tank vent, if it is blocked then you will get the problem you describe, it could also be a blocked fuel filter. My first suggestion would be to get a large can, pull the fue...
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I can confirm the freewire works with the CB, you have to push the transmit button on the handlebar (exactly as you would with a wired headset), when you want to transmit using the CB, but it all works correctly.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: CB750 project bike
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: CB750 project bike

My first real motorbike was a CB750FB, loved that bike but eventually sold it to get a Kawasaki GPZ900R which I loved.

Cant help you on a good WEB site for the bike but wanted to wish you good luck.

Gary
by thrasherg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Cylinder compression

The gauge that you use makes a huge difference, I find pressure gauges with long hoses always read much lower than gauges with short hoses (length of the line from the spark plug hole to the actual gauge), as FlyBoy states, the actual value is not really that critical, it is important to have the sa...