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by Maz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: #1 not friring

You need to establish what's missing. Is fuel definitely getting into #1 cylinder? Is the spark plug on #1 definitely sparking under compression? Has #1 got the same compression as the other 3? Assuming you have fuel/air in the correct ratio, spark (at the correct time) and compression, it will fire...
by Maz
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100 carb part
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: 1983 gl1100 carb part

They ARE in Randakks kits and his are ethanol resistant Viton, unlike ordinary rubber ones.
Maz
by Maz
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 GL 1000
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 79 GL 1000

Morning' Friends! Could anyone tell me where the turn signal buzzer lives on this bike? I see its on the forward tail of the wiring harness but can't seem to figure out where its supposed to affix to the bike? While Im on that topic, does anyone have any suggestions on how to tuck away all the term...
by Maz
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange object in fuel tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Strange object in fuel tank?

Sender unit was out today for a check, looking in to the tank i seen this object, 4 silver stud type discs in a wire mesh. Anyone know or seen this before.? They are a catalyst device, designed to allow older engines to run safely on unleaded fuel without having to have hardened valve seats fitted....
by Maz
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Too much oil? HELP wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 688

Re: Too much oil? HELP wanted

+1 on what Gary said.
Maz
by Maz
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: Engine removal from frame?

I used a Trolley Jack (is it called that in the US?) with a 12" piece of 2 X 4 bolted to where the pad should be. The bottom of these engines is nice and flat and sits on the Jack securely. Just slides out to the left.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: Engine removal from frame?

Thoroughly de-grease the area first, to find the two holes in the clip. Then, just patience, time and swearing.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: Engine removal from frame?

So how & where do I disconnect it? Rear, right hand side of engine. Pull back the rubber gaiter on the driveshaft housing. Find a pair of long, right-angled circlip (snap ring?) pliers and a good torch and then try to locate the two tiny holes in the circlip, which is located on the end of the gear...
by Maz
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: Engine removal from frame?

I've never seen or heard of anyone pulling the engine w the drive shaft attached. So how & where do I disconnect it? Rear, right hand side of engine. Pull back the rubber gaiter on the driveshaft housing. Find a pair of long, right-angled circlip (snap ring?) pliers and a good torch and then try to...
by Maz
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine removal from frame?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: Engine removal from frame?

The left side lower frame tube is removable to allow the engine room to slide out.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: missing o ring
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: missing o ring

Yes they should be in each carb. They are called a damper ring and the slide piston sits on it at rest. It will run without them but the idle mixtures will be upset.

Maz
by Maz
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: missing o ring
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: missing o ring

The part number is 16010-371-004 which show up as part of a gasket set from Partzilla. $46 though! Might be easier to find some used ones.
Maz

Just found the same from David Silver for £10 here in the UK.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Left side of motor running cold
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Left side of motor running cold

I would be inclined to check compressions next. If you have sparks and fuel, you just need decent compression for it to ignite. The ignition timing must be OK if cylinders 1 and 3 are running OK.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Left side of motor running cold
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Left side of motor running cold

Hello I have a 78 GL1000 Trike. I've been having a problem with the left side motor. It always runs cold compare of the right side. It can idle for awhile and the left side still cold. I have change spark plugs with no results. Tks in advance If the left side is stone cold, then cylinders 2 and 4 a...
by Maz
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: no power to points
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: no power to points

anthony1978 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:38 pm
A quick question.What would cause a complete blockage of fuel from getting into carb.Pulled the feed line off the carb and cannot even blow air into the carb.

If the carbs are full of fuel, the float valves will be shut. You won't be able to blow past them.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Electronic Flasher relay ground?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Electronic Flasher relay ground?

The spare green is a ground used on the three pin flasher units in Europe. It's a ground.... Use it!
Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help to Id this part and Electtronic ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Help to Id this part and Electtronic ignition

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I had that very same Newtronic ignition fitted to my '75 GL1000 and I ended up removing it because it kept failing when the engine was hot, in so far as two cylinders (1 coil) would stop firing. It was a new unit but the company couldn't replicate the faul...
by Maz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help to Id this part and Electtronic ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Help to Id this part and Electtronic ignition

Hi, Working on a 1979 Gl1000, which i thought initialy was a 1978. Dont know what this part is ? 20170818_165421%20Desktop%20Resolution_zps5iizjyvz.jpg And the electronic ignition has been fitted its a plug in type and its connected but unsure about the part that goes to the side where the points a...
by Maz
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

The engine shouldn't turn over if the bike is in gear (IE the neutral light is off) What I meant was that since I KNOW the bike is in neutral but the light isn't illuminated. If the switch is broken would it effect the bike starting? Meaning, since my bike sounded willing to start but the neutral l...
by Maz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

Wow. I definitely thought this was done by the PO. Is there a disconnect point? I had planned on cutting it and going around the engine to the frame rail but if it just disconnects somewhere, I will just put it back in the same spot (if the switch is ok). Would the neutral switch not working cause ...
by Maz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

Mine runs between the head and belt case. I did fit a length of heat shrink tubing to it in this area, when I had the engine out, just as a bit of protection.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

yep. Ground that wire and the light should come on. If the light comes on, doesn't that mean my switch is bad? And from what I have read, that switch is a real pain to replace. The best case would be if I ground the wire and no light comes on. That way, I know it's a connection somewhere, right? Ye...
by Maz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

yep. Ground that wire and the light should come on. If not, check for 12v on one side of the bulb and continuity of the wire on the other side of the bulb down to the neutral switch.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: No neutral light?

The neutral light switch simply grounds the wire when the bike is in neutral. So to test the light, you need to ground the same wire. There should only be one wire connected to the switch with a screw. It's a real pain to get to with the engine still in the frame though.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck rear brake pedal
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

No! Someone has butchered it!
Maz