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by Maz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: forum hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: forum hacked?

Looks like some form of advertising scam/hack to me.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle problems
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Idle problems

We’ve checked all of the current suggestions and haven’t been able to find the cause. I found an article about a vacuum accelerator(?) not being essential, so we disconnected the line and plugged it. That seemed to improve things a bit, but the idle is still fluctuating and/or dying. Any over ideas...
by Maz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Top Speed

Thanks to all responders. So - it seems likely that my speedometer is not the original, since it stops at 120kph. Just out of curiosity: Does anyone have a picture of the original one? I have included a picture of mine. 1528172962046-187631903.jpg The 80mph speedo was standard on US vehicles for a ...
by Maz
Thu May 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 44
Views: 26854

Re: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Animal76 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 2:37 pm
I CANNOT get my 76 on the center stand without putting the rear tire on a 2x4....reasons??
Non original rear shocks (shorter than original)?
Broken/rusted frame cross-member (the bit under the motor that the stand pivot is welded to?
Need to eat more spinach? :D
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: solenoid?
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: solenoid?

The fuse on the solenoid (30A) is the main fuse for the bike. It feeds a few circuits, including the ignition coils. The solenoid shouldn't be drawing current until the start button is pressed. Time to get the wiring diagram out and start checking each circuit for shorts to ground. Initially though,...
by Maz
Sat May 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tach glass removal
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Tach glass removal

One of the 2 small screws on the tach face has come loose. I can see it laying on the bottom. Can I remove the glass face and thread that screw back in? I had exactly the same on my CB500T, which uses very similar clocks. A friend who restores these showed me how to do it; Remove the two nuts that ...
by Maz
Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: So got it running
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: So got it running

It sounds like it's only firing on 2 or 3 cylinders. Even the best 4 cylinder 'wing motor sounds like it's about to self destruct if not running on all 4.
Maz
by Maz
Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: flooding issue
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: flooding issue

I've used the Lucas fuel stabiliser when I stored it over winter and I try to use the 'Super' grade fuel, which is very low/zero ethanol here in the UK. I guess the damage could have begun before I started using this fuel though. I'll get some Stabil Marine from Ebay and use that in future.

Maz
by Maz
Mon May 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: flooding issue
Replies: 4
Views: 304

flooding issue

My '75 GL1000 ran OK at speed, but idle was a bit lumpy and acceleration was hesitant. I decided to strip and clean the carbs again. I rebuilt them with Randakks kits and it's been running spot-on, but I suspected some fine rust had got through the filter after de-rusting last year and sure enough, ...
by Maz
Sat May 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: ITs ALIVE!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: ITs ALIVE!!!!

Glad you got it sorted. We all get these problems and the longer you spend trying to get to the bottom of them, the more frustrated and depressed you get. A fresh pair of eyes and an unclouded brain works wonders. Enjoy the ride with your brother and ride safe.
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Number 2 cylinder ticking
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Number 2 cylinder ticking

Hello all. I've been getting great info on this forum for a while. I have a 76 gl1000. I recently changed out the stock exhaust for some Harley pipes. As soon as I switched I could hear a ticking noise on the left side. I changed the plugs, got shocked by the wire ( so I guess that's good), and adj...
by Maz
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Normal stator output GL1100
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Normal stator output GL1100

14.0 to 15.0 volts at 3000 rpm according to Clymer Manual is normal. Not at 1000 rpm, though. At 1000 rpm the battery should barely be charging (if at all). According to the Haynes manual, charging doesn't actually start until 1500 rpm. I haven't personally verified this, but I get a good 14.5v at ...
by Maz
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with my 80 goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

What could be wrong with my 1980 honda goldwing. When I release the clutch all of the way it has very little pull to it. I have to help it get started going and it takes along time to get up to speed. I think I might have to replace the whole clutch but I don't know. The clutch cable is right. If I...
by Maz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Value of a 78 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Value of a 78 GL1000

Value appears to be country dependent. Here, in the UK, a reasonable 40 year old GL1000 will set you back £3000 to £3500.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1562

Re: Dead Bike

Hit the start button the ignition coils get 12v (or whatever the battery has run down to at that point between charging. I have seriously done the checks and rechecked and replaced with known good parts. There isnt a test or part that hasnt been checked or done on the ignition system. It just wont ...
by Maz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1562

Re: Dead Bike

Hit the start button the ignition coils get 12v (or whatever the battery has run down to at that point between charging. I have seriously done the checks and rechecked and replaced with known good parts. There isnt a test or part that hasnt been checked or done on the ignition system. It just wont ...
by Maz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1562

Re: Dead Bike

"...there is no reason it has no spark no reason at all".... No disrespect, but there is DEFINITELY a reason it has no spark! You have tried many 'known good'items, but have you checked all of the wiring and connections to these items? Have you measured voltages at all available points throughout th...
by Maz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal buzzer
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: turn signal buzzer

Can anybody tell me on an 82 gl1100i what the turnsignal buzzers purpose is and where is it located please and thank you The buzzer is designed both to let you know you have left the turn signal flashing and to warn pedestrians, who are about to cross the side street that you are turning into, that...
by Maz
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 999

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

".....starts and as long as he holds the starter button in it runs, but as soon as he releases the starter button it stops running." Not sure if the 1200's have a ballast resistor on the coils, but this is exactly the symptoms you get on the 1000's when the resistor fails or becomes detached. Maz
by Maz
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

??? If you are trying to make it original, there was a bolt with a threaded head that a reflector mounted to. https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-HONDA-CB650SC-NIGHTHAWK-HEADLIGHT-BUCKET-MOUNTING-BOLT/400257539643?hash=item5d31355e3b:g:WbMAAOxy79VRb4-~&vxp=mtr This should be the same as the 1100 As Dingdon...
by Maz
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

Ideally, you need to prove the wires as close to the Dyna unit as possible, while it's all plugged in with ignition on. Any volt drop, due to a poor crimp or bad connection, may only show up while the circuit is under load.

Maz
by Maz
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna DS1-3 Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: Dyna DS1-3 Help!

Check and double check all of the New connections (12v and ground). It sounds like the Dyna S is not getting full battery voltage.
Just a thought.

Oh.. and make sure the condensers (used with points) are disconnected when using Dyna S.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Old 77 wing for parts
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Old 77 wing for parts

Yes. The 1977 model has a kick start feature. The lever is under the right side shelter cover and plugs into a receptacle on the left side of the engine. You could probably put a rod or pry bar in the receptacle if the kick lever is not there just to turn it over. The handle from a small trolley ja...
by Maz
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

dingdong wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:02 am
To avoid all the confusion and "misinformation" please click here........

http://www.powercommander.com/downloads ... 1_31-2.pdf
ding dong,
The original poster (swr1977) has already linked that, above.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: How Do I Set Timing with Electronic Ignition?

Nothing but a 12 volt test light is needed for static ignition timing. Not difficult. To utilize a strobe timing light you would also need a degree wheel or marks. The only marks on the 1000 model are for static TDC and full advance. A strobe light can be used. Connected to #1 plug wire and using t...