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1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:49 am



Finally after over 30 years I am almost back on two wheels. My first Goldwing was UK model KZ1000 the 1979 model and last of the 1000's. I paid $1500 for this one, its complete but motor sounds rough. I know of timing belt issues as well as carb balancing but are there other common issues I need to look out for?


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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby dingdong » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:48 am

One issue for these old girls is if they have been sitting or neglected for any length of time most likely the carbs will need rebuilding. Check for rust in the gas tank. Another common problem is the ignition system. Old plug wires and coils. Wires and coils are integrated so you can't replace one without the other. Points can be a problem and lots of us replace them with an electronic ignition (Dyna S). The list goes on.
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:48 pm

Thanks Tom, I don't want to rush into anything with her so will take that good advice from you. I had considered the points being replaced already, seem to remember that from the good old days. I am just weighing up the fact that I should really take motor out for full overhaul as daunting as it feels it makes sense in order to give the reliability I will be expecting.
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby spiralout » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:59 am

I like that '76 better than the Kawi KZ1000 they told you was a Goldwing :P If it was a '79 UK model it was a GL1000 k3. Welcome to the forum

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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:11 am

I get many things wrong, that I will admit but I had a Honda Goldwing KZ 1000, 1979 model in black with gold pinstripes and gauges on the tank.
https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/GL1 ... WING-1979/

That is a link to a UK supplier of parts for that model, ;)
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:16 am

This is a perfect example of one I used to have

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C169620

A 1979 Honda Goldwing KZ 1000 (UK model)
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:03 am

A full rebuild on these engines isn't recommended or needed unless there is a specific internal problem. There are some parts that are no longer available. Check the compression, dry as well as wet, if it is good (140 to 170) I wouldn't even consider splitting the engine. Most other repairs can be done without pulling the engine. As to the rough sounding engine, if everything isn't "perfectly tuned with all cylinders firing equally" the engine will sound terrible. It is usually caused by primary chain slap, mostly at idle.
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:42 am

That makes me feel better, I can take care of those things with motor in place. Thank you.
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby redial » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:29 pm

Welcome, BlackBear, from the Deep, Deep, South. (Let me know if you do not understand the following.) What is that "Dead Dingo's Donger" hanging out of your mouth in your avatar? :lol: You must be one of a few, that can afford to be smoking.

PS Black Bear is one of my favourite pipe band's tunes.
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:46 pm

G'day Len and thanks for welcome! Just enjoying favorite stogie and cup of coffee on Gettysburg Battlefield. Like to take it easy and reflect on what took place on such hallowed ground. It's my only vice, well maybe a drop of Jack Daniels on rare occasions to replace the coffee!
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:49 pm

Forgot, Black Bear comes from my business that I used to do,I called it Black Bear Timberframing!
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby redial » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:12 pm

I have walked the battlefield completely on two occasions. It is a shame the tactics were not as advanced as the weapons. My infantry experience told me that it would take a lot of strength of character to march shoulder to shoulder while the other side were firing canister and shot at you. May their souls rest easy!
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Re: 1976 GL1000

Postby blackbear50 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:46 pm

Absolutely Len, you have grasped in two visits what many overlook or fail to understand. I pay homage and respect to those "boys" who like far too many soldiers in history were the pawns of politicians and paid the highest price.


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