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by swr1977
Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Instrument lights
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Instrument lights

Should be just a #53 bulb, like these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/20Pcs-BA9S-LED-White-1895-H6W-T11-Bayonet-Car-Light-Bulb-Map-Lamp-12V-T4W-53-57-/272767532421 I found using them to be too bright, I probably should have used a lower Lum. Thanks... I don't usually ride at night so I don't think them b...
by swr1977
Fri May 11, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Instrument lights
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Instrument lights

Took Fred Camper's advice and changed to LED's. Got some on-line that were for late model Ford dashboard illumination. Direct swap for the #53 incandescent bulbs I was using. Came in a pack of 20 for less than 5 bucks with free shipping. Real happy with the results. Bright enough to see now, but no...
by swr1977
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

landisr wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Double-check your kill switch.

Ron in AZ
Thanks! the kill switch is one of the first things I tested... the problem was a loose power wire going to the electronic ignition box.
by swr1977
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

The Dyna 111 are very reliable. The next generation has issues with solder coming undone under a black cover on the plate assembly. The newest version has been out 3-4 years, I think and it is solid state. I have heard of only one failure with them. Personally I think the older Goldwings charging s...
by swr1977
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

dingdong wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:49 am
Since you found the problem to be just a loose wire there is no reason to think it will fail. I suggest you let it go for another 20 years. The newer models seem to have a higher failure rate than the old.
Good to know... Thanks!
by swr1977
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

With just a test light, do you have power going into the box? Red wire, I think. The early ones were often powered through the turn signal, so a blown fuse results in a dead bike. There is a test procedure at DynaTechonline. I’ll try and locate it for you. Dyna is great to test it for you, but it t...
by swr1977
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

Correct me if I am wrong, but seems to me the dyna 3 in the picture is of 1980 vintage. My guess is that it has aged and it is time to replace with a newer Dyan S. Yes my ride is a 1978 GL1000 I did find the problem being a loose power wire going to it... just got home from a 100 mile ride. Wonderi...
by swr1977
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Wont Start... Bad Dyna III Electronic Ignition Box?

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to test if the Dyna III electronic ignition box is working correctly? I started my bike this-morning and it ran fine.... got ready for my ride... went to restart I have no spark... I checked the coils and there are fine... bike has new plugs and timing belts... th...
by swr1977
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to test if the Dyna III electronic ignition box is working correctly? I started my bike this-morning and it ran fine.... got ready for my ride... went to restart I have no spark... I checked the coils and there are fine... bike has new plugs and timing belts... th...
by swr1977
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck Clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Stuck Clutch

You probably need to adjust the release screw in the center of the clutch cover. Slack the cable all the way off, loosen the lock nut and turn the screw in until it touches, back it off 1/2 turn and tighten the lock nut, then adjust the cable. Thanks... I didn't realise that was an adjustment... I ...
by swr1977
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck Clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Stuck Clutch

After a lengthy winter project on my 1978 GL1000 of removing the engine to fix a gummed up starter and have the carburetors rebuilt... I get the engine reinstalled and everything was running smooth after a quick test ride. I'm pulling the bike back into the shop to finish reinstalling the side panel...
by swr1977
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Maz... I knew it's a DYNA III ... I should've said that in the first post. Maz & ekvh... I posted a few pictures here... and I also searched Dynatek and found this... http://www.powercommander.com/downloads/Support-Released/Dynatek/Manuals/D31-3.pdf ... I have yet to read thru it word for word... I ...
by swr1977
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

I am a bit confused... I was told when I purchased my GL1000 that it's ignition has been upgraded to an electronic ignition. So do I follow the instructions in the manual? If so which it talks about Static and Dynamic timing... Also do I still have Contact Breaker Points or is there an electronic pi...
by swr1977
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Torque Specs

Does anyone know what to torque the intake manifold bolts to?
by swr1977
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Torque Specs

The Exhaust manifold nuts torque value range is 11-14 foot lbs. The cam covers and the timing belt covers have special bolts that restrict you from over tightening. Be careful when tightening them and stop as soon as you feel them hit the stop. If you turn it past this stop, it will break the bolt....
by swr1977
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Torque Specs

Can anyone tell me what to torque the intake and exhaust manifold bolts to? I can NOT find these specs in ether manual anywhere. Also what do I torque the cam belt cover / heat shield bolts to? Page 5-21 it shows a picture doesn't give the specs!
by swr1977
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace the gear oil in your final drive
Replies: 37
Views: 25223

Re: How to replace the gear oil in your rear drive

Does the grease have to be what is specified in the manual? (lithium-based multi-purpose grease with molybdenum disulfide additive) I have a Amsoil brand lithium complex multi-purpose synthetic grease but it doesn't say it has the molybdenum disulfide additive. Is it OK to use what I have? What doe...
by swr1977
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Out Compression Test
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Engine Out Compression Test

While looking for instructions on how to do a Compression Test I found this web-page... Thought it might help other newbie motorcycle mechanics like me!

Engine Compression Testing
http://www.randakksblog.com/engine-comp ... #more-3683
by swr1977
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Need Parts

Thanks redbug! I ordered from three different places! 2-dealers & 1 Ebay... I just searched the part # 12391-371-306 on Ebay... I can't believe they the cheapest I can find is $9.50 for this one gaskets! Ok hows this...cms 4.00,,,,bike bandit 4.95 CMS wants way to much for shipping... just checked ...
by swr1977
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Need Parts

redbug wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Ebay has 4 of the gaskets. How many dealers did you wind up using on all your gathering?
Thanks redbug!

I ordered from three different places! 2-dealers & 1 Ebay... I just searched the part # 12391-371-306 on Ebay... I can't believe they the cheapest I can find is $9.50 for this one gaskets!
by swr1977
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Need Parts

Saber Cycle is very well known as a seller of inferior quality parts that fail shortly after they are installed. They are also known for the absolute worst customer service you will ever encounter - if you dare to complain, you will be yelled at, called names, sworn at, and banned from doing busine...
by swr1977
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Need Parts

Since you have the part number put the # in google. The radiator hose--go to napa and get 7733. You can cut this hose to make both the upper and lower hose. Thanks Wilcoy02.... If I can't find the lower radiator hose... I'll get 7733 from napa! Randak has your air filter base gasket and more. Ill k...
by swr1977
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Need Parts

Depends if you want OEM parts or aftermarket. OEM try http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_select.asp Aftermarket, search ebay. DO NOT order from sabre cycle. As for OEM vrs aftermarket... I dont' care as long as they fit and work. Why do you say not to order from saber-cycle com? They were refered to...
by swr1977
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Need Parts

Does anyone know a good web-site to order parts from? I've used www.partzilla.com but their prices are high and don't have everything I need. Mike Nixon who rebuilt my carbs suggested saber-cycle com but now that I have $ to order they are out of stock on what I need! Felling a bit frustrated with t...
by swr1977
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rust Inside Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Rust Inside Frame

Go to www.Wingovations.com. Look at the 'Technical Tips'page for your answer to this common problem. You are correct in your approach. Maz Thanks for the link... I read this page http://www.wingovations.com/checking-the-frame/4579471101 and found great info. Do you or does anyone have a list/pictur...