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by Maz
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 33
Views: 543

Re: Fouling plugs

Cosmobiker,
See my previous reply listing all of the 'O'rings and sizes. This will help you identify it.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tyre pressure!
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Tyre pressure!

If you're running tubeless tyres, then yes, I would say the tyre is not sealing on the rim properly. Ideally the tyre should be removed to check/clean up the rim and refit the tyre. Alternatively, pick up a bottle of 'Slime' from a motorcycle accessory shop and put about half of it in the tyre. It w...
by Maz
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 33
Views: 543

Re: Fouling plugs

Here's the list of 'O' rings in Randakks kit. If you read the bottom line, this may be the one you have left over. Maz 4 - Fuel (idle) mixture screw (2.8 x 1.1 mm) 4 - Float bowl drain screw (4.8 x 1.9 mm) 4 - Large carb-to-plenum (air) O-ring (53.1 x 2.0 mm) 4 - Intake manifold (40.0 x 2.6 mm) 4 - ...
by Maz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Might need a new motor...
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Might need a new motor...

Accidently discovered that turning the lights/fan on and off changes the rpm just a bit. Not sure if that means anything, but I am relatively certain the issue is electrically related. Cylinder 1 and 2 aren't doing as much work as 3 and 4, since I can unplug them at idle and the rpm doesn't drop. T...
by Maz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 33
Views: 543

Re: Fouling plugs

Here's the link to the relevant page on Randakks site.http://www.randakksblog.com/floats-101/ As it states, this is for the GL1000 but essentially, the GL1100 only differs by having a 15.5mm float height, instead of 21mm for the GL1000. If you scroll down the page, you'll see floats in a MUCH worse ...
by Maz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fouling plugs
Replies: 33
Views: 543

Re: Fouling plugs

Starting to hope that the problems with the bike now will go away with corectly adjusted floats. I have donor carbs ariving this week in the mail. Hoping I find one there that is straight. It realy was nice to put one back together. Adjusting float heights I will save for last so I can set them wit...
by Maz
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK

I sometimes wonder with the DVLA if it's the actually person rather than the system which is the problem. My 1977 GL1000 had on the registration document the actual engine number it left the factory with but at sometime during then, the bike was fitted with a 1976 engine. I mentioned this on the re...
by Maz
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK

SnoBrdr No, we don't have Antique Plates here. Basically, in the UK, the very first 'number plates' on vehicles were silver or white letters/numbers on a black background. In the early '70's, some bright spark came up with the idea of using reflective number plates, for safety so, from '72 onwards, ...
by Maz
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK

It would be good enough for me, but the DVLA are a law unto themselves. A good example being a friend of mine who restored a Kawasaki W650 last year. It was imported into the UK in 1975 and never registered here. This model was only made in 1967 so, when he applied for an age-related registration nu...
by Maz
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK

Shammon, are you a member of the VJMC (vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club)? They offer a very good dating service for members. The dating officer knows what he is doing and where to get the information required by the DVLA to get an age-related registration number.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing Condenser on 77 !
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Missing Condenser on 77 !

Shammon, it sounds great! Sometimes it's worth reverting to 'old school '. I know some electronic ignitions are an improvement, but really, I'm more than happy to check and adjust points every once in a while if I'm repaid with a decent running engine.
I'm glad you got it sorted. Enjoy.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing Condenser on 77 !
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Missing Condenser on 77 !

If you have electronic ignition, you don't use the condensers. That's probably why they were removed. I fitted the Newtronic system to my 75 . It worked for about 6 months then I kept losing sparks to cylinders 1 and 2 when the engine got up to a decent temperature. If I removed the 'points'cover, i...
by Maz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Difficult, but not impossible, Paul. You can do it! :D

Maz
by Maz
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Starting from scratch

Well what I had intended to plan over several years I've done in 3 months. Hardest part was putting in the dam circlip on the drive shaft. Engine was a delight to work on and replaced all the gaskets etc and several other parts. Had a few issues one where I snapped the clutch lifter plate. But she ...
by Maz
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for matching rattle can paint
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Looking for matching rattle can paint

I don't know about the US, but RS Bike Paint here in the UK www.rsbikepaint.com
have the colour you need.

Maz
by Maz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Paul, thank you for the kind words 😇! We will have your '77 purring again soon. Just let me know when the rubbers arrive.

PS. I was only known as Maz on here until your post!

Maz (Ian)
by Maz
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear

Thanks guys, I think the coil issue sounds like what’s happening. I’m going to check the primary and secondary coils this week or weekend and will report back. Do we think temperature is the reason what’s bringing out the fault? Just wondering why it it rides normal for a while before he problem st...
by Maz
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: 1978 Gl1000 Severe Loss of Power and Throttle Response in Gear

Firstly, the timing belt change is a MUST! It won't solve your issue but it will prevent destruction of your engine. Your carbs should also be cleaned thoroughly, as per Randakks video. However, your issue sounds remarkably similar to a problem that I had on mine a while back. I think you may have a...
by Maz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 281

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: 220

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: 304

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: 415

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: 1114

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: 560

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: 560

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