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by maintainer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1800 ran great when I parked it last night now won't start
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: GL 1800 ran great when I parked it last night now won't start

Make sure you didn't accidently hit the kill switch with your thumb when you dismounted.
It's been known to happen but rarely admitted to.
by maintainer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange knock at idle at 1/8 speed of engine
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Strange knock at idle at 1/8 speed of engine

Could someone have used the stator/generator bolt to turn the engine over for some service? And went too far, then maybe tried to reverse it and loosened up it?
Some warn not to turn it counterclockwise but only clockwise as it can loosen it then back out and cause a rattle.
by maintainer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 Push cable
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: 1100 Push cable

It sounds like maybe the new push cable is misrouted or it or the pull cable is binding. With the bike turned off check the action at the throttle grip for full/complete/ easy operation at the rear of the carbs. If correct, when you open the throttle all the way at the grip and let go it should snap...
by maintainer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Replacement Exhaust

Hello everyone, so I'm getting around to working on my 1977 Gl1000 and would like to replace the exhaust the previous owner put on it. The headers he put on appear to be warped and don't sit correctly so exhaust gasses come right out of it. Any information on replacement headers and mufflers would ...
by maintainer
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel mileage, miles on bike, needle jet size
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Fuel mileage, miles on bike, needle jet size

Something is not right, My 82 GL 1100 would consistently run 160- 180 miles per tank and typically refill with 4 to 4.5 gallons. I don't ride to get good mpg and usually cruise at around 75 mph on the highway. I tend to be kind of throttle happy and wind it out thru the gears pretty often. Mine alwa...
by maintainer
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 gl1000 kick start "option" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: 76 gl1000 kick start "option" ?

Nope,
1975, 1976, and 1977 all came factory equipped with an emergency back up kickstart lever and mechanism.

1978 and 1979 model did not.


The kick start lever alone can bring $100. used :shock:

That being said, the kickstart option wouldn't sway me to pay a premium.
by maintainer
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration questions
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Restoration questions

A 76 would hold a slightly better value but both have pluses and minuses. I was where you are a year ago, during the winter restored a neglected 77 that spent the last 12 years in a comatose state. It was fun, educational, frustrating at times, and everything else you can imagine. On the downside, e...
by maintainer
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1975 gl 1000 clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: 1975 gl 1000 clutch

I am not a first year production (1975) Goldwing model expert but that sounds untrue to me. I believe there was only one GL 1000 engine from 1975-1979 that only had minor tweeks changed like different camshaft grinds, heads, and possibly gearing (unsure on this). When I resurrected my 77 from a 12 y...
by maintainer
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200

Ok,
no problem thats fine.
by maintainer
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200

minimac wrote:If you can do $60 shipped to 13126 I'll paypal as gift.

No sorry,
I can't do that, I've already dropped it from $80 + shipping costs to $60 + shipping costs.
by maintainer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: WANTED : Trunk from 1100 or 1200

minimac wrote:I'm still looking for a trunk(top case, tour pak) for my project. Anyone?
How about $60. plus shipping from 77073 to your door. No locks included










by maintainer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Back from Idaho with the Rune
Replies: 47
Views: 2519

Re: Back from Idaho with the Rune

Eating popcorn, tick tock, tick tock
by maintainer
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: When You're Hot, You're Hot!!
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: When You're Hot, You're Hot!!

I used to just grin and bear it, but not so much anymore my bike sits in the summertime, sometimes for weeks. Once I rode across the eastern and central plains of the US from south Texas to central Michigan and back in August. I had a cooling vest and Butler cup rigged via plastic tubing with a bite...
by maintainer
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carbs rebuilt
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: carbs rebuilt

Do the plugs smell of fuel? Were they wet?
Sounds like it's running too rich.
If I were to have something done that pricey and it wasn't perfect, I'd take it back.
by maintainer
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Old wing values
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Old wing values

I'm considering selling my last project bike but values are so low for these things it's ridiculous. I don't want to give away a nice bike. I watch Ebay and Craiglist almost daily and the bids are either very low or get no bidding on really nice restored bikes. I understand these two marketplaces at...
by maintainer
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No power
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: No power

Go to the simple basics of most electrical problems: First things first, check voltage directly at battery terminals and see if it is dead. Check all connections and fuses visually for melted ot burned items. Make sure all lugs and connections in battery/run/start circuit are clean (corrosion free) ...
by maintainer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna S problem
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Dyna S problem

Hi everybody... Having problem with my Dyna S ? It seems that when I press the right side of the module in the centre with a screwdriver to the back plate, the RPMs rev up and sound nice. The problem is it won`t stay adjusted that way as soon as I let the screwdriver go . It will not idle right...l...
by maintainer
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Tail of the dragon
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Tail of the dragon

I loved that trip, did it multiple times got the t shirt. I stayed in the Two Wheel Inn right on 129, nice place with built in bike garages. Lots of other cool roads all around there Cherola Skyway, BRP, and even went down into northern Georgia too.

Like the Terminator said: I'LL BE BACK!!!
by maintainer
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: 79 GL1000

Where is it?
Could be the weep hole for the waterpump.
When the internal seal goes bad, they can drip either oil or coolant depending on which one is bad.
by maintainer
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My $250 '78 GL1000 is done
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: My $250 '78 GL1000 is done

That looks really unique and cool,
I'm thinking you have several thousand in it now. ;)
by maintainer
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Most frustrating bike ever
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Most frustrating bike ever

You're probably not going to want to hear this. If you have to maintain above 2K rpm to keep it running your idle/slow jets are stopped up. The slides only come into play above idle speed in the power/acceleration circuit. The idle jets in these things are super tiny and hard but possible to clear. ...
by maintainer
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Now I've seen everything...
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: Now I've seen everything...

Rode that Wing up on that contraption, crazy.
900+ lbs tongue weight, crazy.
Tiedowns on the engine crash bars, crazy.


As Lawrence Martin once said: That boy is three kinds of crazy. :shock:
by maintainer
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 79 GL 1000

Ill take care of the idle , I thought that was to high this evening I replaced both throttle cables, what a joy that was. I noticed one of them was off, (the push cable) and was just working on the pull cable, I didnt want to get stuck like I did about 5 years ago with my other Goldwing,, my thrott...
by maintainer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 79 GL 1000

dingdong wrote:Nice bike. 1300 rpm is too high for the bike It should idle at around 950 rpm after warm up.

Thats true, I totally missed that detail.
Honda service manual specs normal idle speed at 950-1050 rpm
by maintainer
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 79 GL 1000

They're definitely are a cold natured beast in original stock form, they like a little choke. They are not like modern fuel injected bikes that fire instantly then just let out the clutch and go. Improvements can be made. This is secondhand infomation but many rave about the combo of a pricey C5 ign...