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by FallenHeavens
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: White Smoke from Engine and Exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: White Smoke from Engine and Exhaust

So I haven't started it up since yesterday and it has gotten worse. The smoke is now a more steady flow and it's not nearly as thick but there is a hell of a lot more of it. I sprayed GUNK Engine Degrease Heavy Duty Gel around the bolts on the underside of the engine connecting to the headers to try...
by FallenHeavens
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: White Smoke from Engine and Exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

White Smoke from Engine and Exhaust

So I noticed about a week ago that I've had white smoke coming from my exhaust [both sides, much more from the left than the right] spews out white smoke for about 5 seconds after first turning the bike on, then for about the first two blocks it gets gradually less and after those two blocks are dri...
by FallenHeavens
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Fork Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Front Fork Pressure

About a month and a half ago I took my 1982 GL1100 into the shop to have the front fork seals replaced, the carburetors rebuilt, fluids and brake pads changed, etc. My front forks no longer holds any pressure, and don't even start to build any pressure in them. The air compressor sounds like it's wo...
by FallenHeavens
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Additives?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Fuel Additives?

What fuel additives do you use or recommend, and why?
by FallenHeavens
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Mileage?
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Gas Mileage?

If your carb sync is out so much that it's causing mileage problems, the bike will be running very rough at idle, and will chatter and vibrate when accelerating at low speeds. So this is pretty accurate to what I'm experiencing. Around 800-1000 RPMs my bike sounds like it's trying to replicate the ...
by FallenHeavens
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Mileage?
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Gas Mileage?

I would assume that it's a bad sync with my carbs causing the gas mileage to be pretty low, but this current tank [just my second fill-up since I got it back on the road] is a little above half with about 70 miles on it. I haven't changed anything with the bike since the last fill-up so I'm really n...
by FallenHeavens
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose Throttle
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Loose Throttle

My throttle isn't very tight, it has a bit of looseness to it from being completely closed to slightly open. It tends to keep my idle at about 1200-ish as opposed to the 800-900 range that it typically is when I close the throttle completely . Is there any way I can tighten the throttle so that I ha...
by FallenHeavens
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Mileage?
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Gas Mileage?

What kind of gas mileage are you all getting on your bikes? My first fill-up went down from full to 1/4th tank after just 86 miles, and I calculated out roughly 26 miles per gallon from that, which I feel is pretty low [maybe I'm just expecting too much coming from an old Ninja 250]. What mileage fi...
by FallenHeavens
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical for Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Electrical for Lights

I can't find anything locally or online for replacing the electrical for lights for my 1982 Honda GL1100, and it's getting to the point of ridiculous. I've removed the front fairing, and am just trying to do a standard turn signal, headlight and taillight setup, but to no avail quite yet. Does anyon...
by FallenHeavens
Sat May 10, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Redo Electrical Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Redo Electrical Wiring

So it's coming up on the 31st year of my motorcycle's existence, and since I'm already replacing a bunch of stuff on it I'm thinking about redoing the electrical all throughout the bike. Does anyone know how I should/can go about doing this and the most inexpensive way to go about it?
by FallenHeavens
Fri May 09, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Compatibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Parts Compatibility?

Yeah it is a 12V headlight, so I'm good on that. Thanks a bunch, I'll keep that in mind when looking for other replacement parts. So far I've had a really good experience, and I'm glad I found this site considering the fact that I found it the day before I bought my GL1100. I'm definitely shocked at...
by FallenHeavens
Fri May 09, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Compatibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Parts Compatibility?

So with my current project of getting new parts for my GL1100 and redoing the aesthetics of the bike I'm curious about something: are there only certain parts [such as lights] that are specific to certain manufacturers, or are they pretty universal? I'd think that they would be pretty much universal...
by FallenHeavens
Thu May 08, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Lingering White Smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Lingering White Smoke

So originally it was coming out right at start up and would continue to get worse as the engine warmed up. Today I went and checked on it and although the bike started right up [usually requires using the choke and babying it for a few minutes] and it didn't produce the same smoke at all, as I revve...
by FallenHeavens
Wed May 07, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Lingering White Smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Lingering White Smoke

About an hour ago I noticed something that hasn't been happening with my bike up until this point - a light white smoke that kind of tends to linger, and it has a moderately strong smell. The engine was cold, but it's not particularly a cold day outside: about 79 degrees Ferinheight [26 Celsius]. If...
by FallenHeavens
Wed May 07, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Fork Suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Front Fork Suspension

If I were to replace the front fork springs would I be using the air suspension at all? I just want to get that air suspension gone. I really don't like the feel of the air suspension, and my past experiences with air suspension haven't been all that great. They're damned expensive to fix and get se...
by FallenHeavens
Wed May 07, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Fork Suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Front Fork Suspension

I want to replace the front fork suspension with a more standard setup instead of the air suspension in front. I currently just have the stock setup in front and rear, and I've found a replacement rear suspension for about $260 [on sale], but I'm not finding replacement front suspension anywhere onl...
by FallenHeavens
Tue May 06, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove Fairing?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Remove Fairing?

I want to strip down a 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Aspencade [that I just purchased today] to give it a bit more of a Cafe Racer vibe, but not completely. I want to still be able to utilize the side saddlebags, but just about everything else can go, especially the fairings and tow hitch in back [I can'...