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by biker art
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil in water
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Oil in water

Think your correct,I will be changing the water pump soon.
by biker art
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: idle issues
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: idle issues

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Right now it's running better an I'll do some more tuning on it an see how it goes.
by biker art
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: slides

Ran the Wing today on the road. Idled good and ran up to speed. I had it running at 6000 rpms in third gear an it was pulling hard an smooth. It came back to 1000 rpm at idle just fine. Only problem was running rough at 20-30 mph in 4th. Felt like too much gas. Going to pull the plugs to see what th...
by biker art
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: slides

Readjusted the floats today and check the valves again. Pretty sure the valves are ok but double check. I've done this before on a 02 Valkyrie an it's no fun on that either. Thought I had a cracked head or crack in cylinder. Turned out to be needing to be torqued down twice to get the head right. I ...
by biker art
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: idle issues
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: idle issues

Totally frustrated with this. Today I pulled the carbs and looked at the slides an they look ok and looked in the float bowls and it seemed to be working good,didn't remove anything since setting the float height a few weeks ago. All new jet were installed at that time. later after reinstalling the ...
by biker art
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: slides

They have been rebuilt and synced. All new jets and O rings,gaskets.
by biker art
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: slides

Running issues at low speed an idling. Idle in not returning to 1000 rpm but going up to 3000 an running rough at low speed.
by biker art
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: slides
Replies: 11
Views: 191

slides

I hear talk about checking the slides to make sure they are not sticking, how do I go about doing that?
by biker art
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Not returning to idle.
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Not returning to idle.

Since you haven't posted anything for awhile I think you have the problem solved. Do wish you would let us know how things are going. As to the carb conversion I did it and had bad luck. The bike a GL1000 1975 would start every time but after many many tries I finally gave up. I could not get to fun...
by biker art
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: idle issues
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: idle issues

This bike has been a basket case.I bought it 4 months ago for $750 and have put in all new parts in the carbs and am going to do the drive train. It had a Vetter fairing but was a wiring nightmare so I decided to go back to a naked stock setup. After getting 99% of the wiring fixed I worked on the c...
by biker art
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: idle issues
Replies: 10
Views: 168

idle issues

My 75 GL1000 idles at 1000 and has plenty of power but will not return to idle. It goes up to 3000 rpm and stays there. Carbs are clean as is the gas. Could something be sticking or is it a needle problem? I've been messing around with this for quite a time and do need advice.
by biker art
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil in water
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Oil in water

I was thinking the same and hoping.
by biker art
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil in water
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Oil in water

Looks like I'm getting oil into the water in my 75 GL1000. When I pulled the radiator an checked the water pump connection there was a grey greasy deposit in the pump area an the water was grey. This was fresh water put in a month ago and not ridden, just running in the garage during tuning the carb...
by biker art
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 carb conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: GL 1000 carb conversion

Thanks, I'll check it out. The problem with most is they are dated several years ago.
by biker art
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 carb conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 209

GL 1000 carb conversion

Anyone know of someone who recently converted to a VW carb and what jet changes they may have done. I'm having tuning trouble with my conversion.It idles and runs strong at high rpm but bogs down at mid range from idle to 4000 rpm an even stalls out. Desperate an need help. I gave up on the stock ca...
by biker art
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Hope you got some lube with those rubbers :D :D :D
by biker art
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: #1 not friring

Pretty sure it's fuel. Have some more checking to do.
by biker art
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: #1 not friring

Thanks guys. I've had the carbs off several times and checked the float level and had all the jets out and they are all clean and did use compressed air to blow out all the passages. That's why I'm going crazy with this. The coils are sending spark . This is a PITA.
by biker art
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 394

#1 not friring

Been having problems with my carbs on my 75 wing. The engine runs but due to coil problems and carb problems I'm not getting it to run even enough to tune it. First was the coils, previous owner had them wired up wrong.an after weeks of messing with it I finally found the problem an fixed it. Now it...
by biker art
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Coil plug wires
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Coil plug wires

That image is just what I wanted.Thanks.Now to figure out how to keep it running without the choke on. As soon as iback off it starts to die. PITA.
by biker art
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Light wiring help
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Light wiring help

Had almost the same problem. My bike had a vetter fairing installed and I removed it,the wiring was a mess. I had to cut all the fairing wires out and trace all the lighting wires. I finally got it working but it was a pain. Just one light at a time. I started with the tail end first.It's the only w...
by biker art
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Coil plug wires
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Coil plug wires

Just bought a 75 wing and redoing it back to stock setup. Problem now is plug wires. Looking forward from seating position at the coils which wire goes to which plug and which plug is #1? The book I have shows coils in the tank pod on each side. The 75 has them mounted under the handle bars attached...
by biker art
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this a normal amount of residue? GL1500 Valkyrie
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Is this a normal amount of residue? GL1500 Valkyrie

looks about right to me. I had a 02 Valk I bought new and roar until 2013 after a crash when I sold after.
by biker art
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plug wires
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Spark plug wires

Darn, I don't want to do that,thanks.
by biker art
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plug wires
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Spark plug wires

How do I remove the plug wires from the coils? My 75 Wing has the original wires and they are very stiff and I'm wanting to change them but am afraid of just pulling on them. I know how they go into the plug caps but not the coils.