"New" GL1000


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Bartmead
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"New" GL1000

Postby Bartmead » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:15 pm



I am new to this site. I recently bought a 77 GL1000 and I'm trying to get it road worthy. I've taken it for a short trip and was very happy with the feel and sound. Quite a rush! That being said, I did notice that when turning left at slower speed it got a little bouncy and rattled a little. When I got home I raised the front wheel and it feels like I have two issues. The bearings have a tiny bit of play and the left fork has some play at the top where the pipe goes into the slider. So my question is, how hard is it going to be to find front wheel bearings etc. and bushings and seals for the forks?




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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby tom84std » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:55 am

In 2002 I was in Gunnison Colorado on my '79 pulling a trailer. I noticed a clicking sound coming from the area of the rear wheel. I removed the wheel in the motel parking lot. I removed the bearings and walked two blocks to a NAPA auto supply. To my surprise, the shop HAD the bearings I needed and we were back on the road the next morning. Otherwise try All Balls, they also carry them for the GL1000.

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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:38 pm

Fork seals are easy to come by as well, Honda shops still can order them and the price is just fine. The forks are not very rebuildable regarding bushings, so you may be looking for a good fleabay set.

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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby JellyBelly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:19 am

I agree with the other guys...you won't have any trouble finding parts. Honda has what you need.
I love my wings (both Hot and Gold) - check out my blog @ http://wingthing1000.blogspot.com/

Former 76, 77, and 78 GL1000 owner...Upgraded to a Chromed out Valkyrie

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Bartmead
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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby Bartmead » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:02 pm

JellyBelly wrote:I agree with the other guys...you won't have any trouble finding parts. Honda has what you need.

Thanks. I was concerned that I might run into the problems I've had with my 65 dream. Maybe I haven't been looking the right places. I really appreciate the feedback.

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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:11 pm

By the way, that is a really nice looking bike.

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Re: "New" GL1000

Postby Bartmead » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:56 pm

scotterichmond wrote:By the way, that is a really nice looking bike.

Thanks, I have the previous owner to thank for that. This bike is the central preoccupation of my life right now.




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