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by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Antifreeze leak?

More than likely due to the cold the hoses may have shrunk the smallest amount, and the coolant has leaked out - pretty easy to identify - just look under the bike and trace the source - if required - tighten up the hose clamps.
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What in the...please don't say head gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: What in the...please don't say head gasket

I'd probably try and discover where the coolant came from - and see if it still leaking - either from the radiator - hoses - thermostat housing etc before panicking too much. But if the whitish smoke persists - it could be coolant in the cylinders - being burnt off.... so eliminate where it is comin...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ya Never Know...
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Ya Never Know...

Just copied what the OP did :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ya Never Know...
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Ya Never Know...

Did you buy the Chubacca figurine ? :D
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch

Thanks - that will be interesting.
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch

What was the old clutch pack like - any photos - as when disassembled it would have provided some clues as to what your issue was.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Temp gauge?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Temp gauge?

Maybe your thermostat is not opening at all - does your radiator cap get hot ? Maybe your water pump impeller is not working. Maybe your system is clogged. 1. Open the radiator cap - expect a small amount of coolant to run out, start the bike and let it warm up - if you rev the bike a bit - you shou...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: CB750 project bike
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: CB750 project bike

I think the best CB750 SOHC forum is http://forums.sohc4.net/
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch

The purpose of tying the clutch lever back is so that the oil from the motor when warmed up should get to enter the clutch basket, and then hopefully lubricate the stuck plates enough that they will release. I have had one stuck for quite a few tries - but you need to be gentle in the pressure appli...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: 85 goldwing aspencade clutch

Probably clutch plates are stuck together. If you can put it on the centre stand - start bike and put in gear, then use a zip tie to tie the clutch lever back. Then let it run and warm up for a while and slowly press the rear brake lever to slow it down - not stall it, do this as many times as it ta...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?

Nice to hear,

Also a good learning experience for you - though it cost a bit for the new oil and a bit of time...:)

I'm positive you won't make the same mistake again

cheers
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: GL 1000

Sounds like the starter motor is still a problem, and or the cables are internally corroded.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: speedometer

It will last a long time - it doesn't dry out..
I probably would not use oil as it can attract dust and cause further issues - whereas the graphite does not. But I would use it on the cable only.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: speedometer

If you can find some - use powdered graphite.
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pop pop pop
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Pop pop pop

Glad you found the problem and it is only a maintenance item - not a main drive problem...any pictures to show the damage ?
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?

Depending on the ago of the "old" oil that was in there - make your own decision if you need to put further "fresh" oil in. I see it as if you are not riding the bike for a period of time, it really won't hurt the bike to sit for a few months with a mixture of the old and new oil blend. If you reall...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pop pop pop
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Pop pop pop

Maybe a collapsed shock absorber - but if it's when power is applied through the drive train I would suspect the whole assembly. If you put bike on centrestand - in neutral I would be turning the rear wheel by hand and see if you can locate the pop or feel if there is a lot of play in the rear wheel...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pop pop pop
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Pop pop pop

Possible drive shaft issue - universal joint ?

Best investigate before it goes BANG
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: 82 1100 Aspencade won't start - too much oil?

First off - welcome, Next - drain the oil via the oil drain bolt - then refill with the correct amount of oil - don't try and start the bike first to warm the oil up. I would just re-use the old oil as it comes out - it will be a mix of the new and old oils.... Then I would check the battery connect...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL 1100 bike won't start
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: 1981 GL 1100 bike won't start

As you have mentioned - it lives, now it needs some TLC so it can live longer and healthier. First issue sounds like plugged carbs - so off they come for a good clean - don't be dismayed they may need a second clean - because once you clean them - do it again as you probably missed some passages etc...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Flushing my radiator; pieces of rubber coming out.
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Flushing my radiator; pieces of rubber coming out.

The pieces are definitely rubber - or are they bits of black plastic? I suppose they could be coming from an old radiator cap or maybe some black rtv? but if the hoses feel soft or totally hard - then I would be looking to replace them for starters. Leaving your radiator empty overnight should not b...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: It's Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: It's Christmas

Best wishes to all.

Hope Santa brings you lots of bling for your bikes...

Happy new year to all - and keep the sticky side down.
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Protect newly polished aluminum covers
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Protect newly polished aluminum covers

I used on a CB750 valve cover bees wax which had been polished professionally. I applied the wax when the motor was cold and liberally rubbed it in for about 10 minutes to make sure I got every nook and cranny. The cloth I was using came away quite back - even after all the polishing and cleaning - ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to Clean Crabs 1982 GL 1100
Replies: 48
Views: 1426

Re: How to Clean Crabs 1982 GL 1100

IF it is dry - try some graphite -powder - beware it is messy.

OR try some light machine oil - slowly dripped into the top of the cable.