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by Overdog
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive springs
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Progressive springs

The progressive springs are a single spring for each side....the factory springs are two springs per side....pull them both. When I did my 83 I found that the oil was nothing more than a grey sludge...probably still the original oil. I used diesel fuel to clean them out before i put in the new ATF. ...
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: LED Gauge Cluster

Yes...they're a lot better. $_57.JPG This is what I mean by a tower type... they also make them with a single LED....a narrow beam would be more like a flashlight as opposed to a spotlight... I'm pretty sure your 82 takes the other kind of base...the push & turn "Bayonet" base. 83 takes the wedge ba...
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: wings for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: wings for sale

There is a separate "For sale/ wanted" section
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: LED Gauge Cluster

I changed the bulbs in my 83 to LED bulbs. I got a "tower" type bulb from Ebay. I ended up changing the idiot lights back to regular bulbs....with the LEDs you could see the chips on the top of the bulbs. I didn't like the look. I found conventional bulbs at the local parts store that were a bit hig...
by Overdog
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cable broke, lever won't move
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Clutch cable broke, lever won't move

I always carry a spare cable on my '78 GL. It came in handy, many years ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but was definitely a challenge for me to change it at the time. Now I still carry a spare cable in case the shop doesn't have one in stock, but I also have CAA/AAA roadside service to get me home ...
by Overdog
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers

I just buffed right through the coating with a cloth wheel on my bench grinder. 0000 steel wool to keep it shiny
by Overdog
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: oil leak

Sometimes the O-rings can roll when they're re-inserted.... (and sorry...I missed the part about you replacing the waterpump....reading faster than my brain can process :)
by Overdog
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: oil leak

The rear seal of the waterpump seals to the crankcase so that's where the oil is coming from. If the bike still has the original waterpump with the bakelite impeller it's probably time to replace it. You would be looking at about $175 for an OEM pump and gasket set.
by Overdog
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: !980 Goldwing gl1100 throttle bog
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: !980 Goldwing gl1100 throttle bog

When I rebuilt my carbs I failed to set the floats and my bike would not rev past 3500 RPM. You can check by taking off the air cleaner and running the bike up to where it tops out and then feed it SMALL spritzes of starting fluid....it should rev up to redline. I'd check with whomever rebuilt your ...
by Overdog
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I need bright lights!!
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: I need bright lights!!

If your bike still has the original headlight replacing it with a new one will make a world of difference....the reflector inside gets dull & faded with age. Our wings take a standard 7" motorcycle headlight....there are tons of options out there...check Ebay for a start. I replaced mine with a Harl...
by Overdog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carbs need rebuilding !
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

+1 on the Randakk kit! You can get a kit for almost a hundred cheaper on Ebay....don't be tempted. Several of us have made that mistake.
by Overdog
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back at it again
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Back at it again

Got mine from this Ebay seller......OEM Honda pump and OEM gaskets. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-1975-1983 ... 9N&vxp=mtr
by Overdog
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: H4 headlight replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: H4 headlight replacement

Yep...the saving grace is that our old wings take a standard 7" headlight....tons of options on Ebay. I replaced mine with a late model Harley headlight from a swap meet and put in an 80/100 bulb
by Overdog
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive shocks and forks
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Progressive shocks and forks

412 I have these on my 83 Interstate along with Progressive springs in the forks. When I drained the forks the oil was nothing more than a grey sludge....only 29K original miles...age is the killer...cleaned the fork lowers out with diesel fuel before i reassembled them. I ride solo without a heavy ...
by Overdog
Fri May 26, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Rear shocks

Sounds like they are shorter than stock. I actually considered putting 1200 shocks on my 1100 (longer shocks) to get even more ground clearance but I couldn't find a definitive answer as to the bushings being the same
by Overdog
Fri May 26, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Rear shocks

I replaced my worn out OEM shocks with the 412s & am very happy with them. If you really want air you could rebuild the airshocks with Progressive springs and new seals.
by Overdog
Tue May 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rattle|Knock at low RPM
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Rattle|Knock at low RPM

Sounds like carb sync issues to me.... You need an aquarium vacuum check valve...only a couple of dollars at the pet shop
by Overdog
Sat May 20, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: White smoke coming from exhaust on old barn-find
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: White smoke coming from exhaust on old barn-find

...and I almost hate to say it but....the O.P. is in Canada. I think it gets cold in Canada. If the bike didn't have good antifreeze in it there could be cracks in the block or head.....
by Overdog
Sat May 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 GL1100 stuttering under load, fuel pump poblem?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: 83 GL1100 stuttering under load, fuel pump poblem?

RE: float levels. I've read that aftermarket float needles can be both too long or too short, thereby affecting float levels even where the floats are the non-adjustable types and that a too long needle can contribute to fuel starvation at higher RPMs so can't necessarily assume that float levels a...
by Overdog
Thu May 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 GL1100 stuttering under load, fuel pump poblem?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: 83 GL1100 stuttering under load, fuel pump poblem?

Are you sure the float heights are correct?
by Overdog
Wed May 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires '83 GL1100
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Tires '83 GL1100

I'm sold on Michelin Commander 2 tires. 130/70 18 on the front 140/90 16 on the rear (I think they have a 110/90 front). Stick like glue, wear like iron. I have just over 10,000 miles on the front and 9500 on the rear and there is lots of life left. Not cheap...over 300 for the pair.
by Overdog
Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front and Rear Brake pads 1983 Interstate
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Front and Rear Brake pads 1983 Interstate

Got my pads from D2moto on Ebay