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by T-Rat
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: need to lower my GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: need to lower my GL1100

I have seen that asked on here before and don't think there was an easy fix. I will advise not to upgrade the shocks because the bike will ride higher. I am 6' on the button and unless bike is on level ground I can't flat foot it. Have you tried doing a search for old threads? No I haven't. I had t...
by T-Rat
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: need to lower my GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 385

need to lower my GL1100

Anyone know of a way to lower the 83 Gl1100 and keep the air shocks? I have already cut the seat down but when I roll to a stop I can not get my legs set wide enough so that the rider pegs don't hit me in the back of the leg. This would normally not be a problem but I had to make a sudden stop the o...
by T-Rat
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: foot pegs on 83 GL1100
Replies: 1
Views: 203

foot pegs on 83 GL1100

Does anyone know of a simple way to set the drivers Foot pegs back a little bit on my 83 GL1100? Being short I have to put my feet down between the pegs and brake pedal or shifter. It is a very uncomfortable feeling when coming to a stop and trying to get my feet between the pegs and levers and a co...
by T-Rat
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Neutral Light

Finally got my 1983 GL1100 on the road yesterday....runs good and rides good.......one thing I noticed was everytime I pull the clutch lever the neutral light comes on! This doesn't seem like it should be because when I get ready to park and shift to neutral the light is on even though I am still in...
by T-Rat
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 80-81 GL1100 CARB Question on accelerator pump
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: 80-81 GL1100 CARB Question on accelerator pump

this particular set is actually a 81 1100 ! I have 2 more sets I guess Ill have to hook both up & test them - but on this set I always clean every port in every carb then blow them out with 90psi air then clean again & blow them out again (2-4 x) - when U remove the carbs from the plates that parti...
by T-Rat
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: trunk mount
Replies: 1
Views: 154

trunk mount

Does anyone know if a 81 trunk mount is the same as a 83 mount for a GL1100? I was under the impression that they were the same except the 83 had a helmet holder or lock while the 81 82 did not, other than that they were the same.
by T-Rat
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: A few "hacks" I've done...
Replies: 21
Views: 5991

Re: A few "hacks" I've done...

Very nice- but what type of similar bulb will fit the Vetter faring? Regards, Johnny Not really familiar with the Vetter Fairing but if it's a 7" light they are all about the same. On mine with the Honda Faring all I had to do with this light was trim the locating tabs just a little to make it fit ...
by T-Rat
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: A few "hacks" I've done...
Replies: 21
Views: 5991

Re: A few "hacks" I've done...

T-Rat wrote ยป Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:25 am: Here is the one I just bought and installed into my new fairing going on my 83I....bought the same as the harley light but I like the LED halo around the lens I like the look! Since I am old and lazy, how about some information on where you found it and how m...
by T-Rat
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: A few "hacks" I've done...
Replies: 21
Views: 5991

Re: A few "hacks" I've done...

WingAdmin wrote:These are some great ideas! how did the Harley light fit into place - was much modification required?
Here is the one I just bought and installed into my new fairing going on my 83I....bought the same as the harley light but I like the LED halo around the lens


by T-Rat
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken valve cover bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Broken valve cover bolt

T-Rat...I got a set of easy-outs with reverse bits from my local O'Reilly auto parts store. I think it was $21 for the whole set. They had individual bits but the set wasn't all that expensive and something I didn't have in my toolbox. Harbor Freight has them as well and I think Sears Hardware has ...
by T-Rat
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken valve cover bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Broken valve cover bolt

pschweitzer wrote:Reverse bit was the way to go. Loosened and drew the broken part up flush with the head and then I used an easy out to remove the rest of the way.
I got the same problem.....where did you get the left handed bit?....I can't seem to find one in my area!
by T-Rat
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

Make sure the measurement is consistent from heel to toe. You have to be exact, "close enough" will not work. Ask me how I know :roll: . Also be sure the floats are not bent in any way. All 4 of mine were bent ever so slightly, and it will make a difference. Getting it right can be a bit aggravatin...
by T-Rat
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

Make sure the measurement is consistent from heel to toe. You have to be exact, "close enough" will not work. Ask me how I know :roll: . Also be sure the floats are not bent in any way. All 4 of mine were bent ever so slightly, and it will make a difference. Getting it right can be a bit aggravatin...
by T-Rat
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

You have gotten a lot of input here,, I am no expert, by a long shot. I just finished upper end rebuild. The carbs were really dirty. The only carb problem I had before the rebuild was the floats on 2 & 4 where out of adjustment. #4 would actually hydro lock the cyl. It measured 17mm. It is suppose...
by T-Rat
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

If you have good spark on all 4 cylinders and it is timed properly then your problem is with the carbs. ^I agree 100% :D Float valves not sealing properly? Had this problem,will flood the cylinders while running.Try gently tapping on those carbs with a dowel or something similar,I tap on the joint ...
by T-Rat
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

Take out spark plugs 1&3 connect the plug wires back on the plugs and ground them to the head.Turn engine over, that way you can see the spark to get a idea how strong the spark is. comparing the spark this way.....visually it looks the same on 1 & 3 as it does on 2 & 4..........wish I had a way to...
by T-Rat
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

Was thinking about the timing.....if the pulse Gen was bad it should affect 2 cyl from the same coil......this being cyl1 and 3 those are from 2 different Coils. Coil on left fires #3 and #4 cyl, coil on right fires #1 and #2 Am I thinking correctly?
by T-Rat
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

"Yes 1 and 3 fire together and 2 and 4 fire together 1 coil for each pair of cylinders" THAT IS INCORRECT !!! 1 and 2 fire together (front cylinders) and 3 and 4 fire together (back cylinders) 1 coil for each pair of cylinders He's right, Got my cylinder numbers all crossed up. The front two cylind...
by T-Rat
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

"Yes 1 and 3 fire together and 2 and 4 fire together 1 coil for each pair of cylinders" THAT IS INCORRECT !!! 1 and 2 fire together (front cylinders) and 3 and 4 fire together (back cylinders) 1 coil for each pair of cylinders He's right, Got my cylinder numbers all crossed up. The front two cylind...
by T-Rat
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

I haven't seen the spark but when I pull the plug wire from the plug and hold it just off of the plug I can hear a spark jump so I know it is firing but I don't know how strong the spark is. are one and three on the same coil? I haven't looked but looking at the wiring diagram I believe they are.
by T-Rat
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

I am going to run a test on the coils next I think but I can hear what sounds like a good hot spark when I hold the wire just a little away from the plug. I did check the ohm reading on the end caps and they were all right at 5k ohms as they should be. I also replaced the resistor plugs with non res...
by T-Rat
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: help! 2 dead cyl's

I have sprayed carb cleaner and it doesn't seem to do anything. The intake runners are warm. I used a inferred thermometer on the exhaust pipes and they are 150 degrees cooler than the left sides. The plugs are wet like either flooded or just not firing Before I put the carbs back together I sprayed...
by T-Rat
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: help! 2 dead cyl's
Replies: 22
Views: 661

help! 2 dead cyl's

I have an 83 GL1100 that I am bringing back from the dead. Hasn't run in about 7 to 10 years. I have it running but both cylinders on the right side #3 and #1 are not firing. This is what I have done up to now: new timing belts, adjusted the valves new rad hoses, replaced the rusty gas tank with a c...
by T-Rat
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas cap
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Gas cap

My bike, 83 GL1100, seems to have too much vacuum in the fuel tank after a ride. If I open the fuel cap at idle after the engine has run for a while the engine seems to actually idle smother and the idle speed increases slightly and there is a noticeable whoosh sound from the tank. I went to Honda t...
by T-Rat
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: pilot screw adjust 83 gold wing
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: pilot screw adjust 83 gold wing

i checked the pilot screws on my 83 and they become "free" at 3.5 turns. which is interesting in that they are adjusted in the range 2.25 to 3 turns out. just on the verge of not being controlled. what i think i will do and what i suggest to you is add 1 or 2 washers to the stack. i am not sure if ...