maintenance


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
  • Sponsored Links
Mjholi67
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:30 am
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Motorcycle: 1979 gl1000 gold wing

maintenance

Postby Mjholi67 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:41 am



I purchased a 1979 honda gold wing which looks clean and started right up. I have changed the timing belt, oil, shaft drive fluid, and flushed the radiator, is there other maintenance I should do on a bike of this age when I dont know the maintenance history? Is there lubing that should be done? Love to hear your thoughts. It seem to run and sound great for a bike of its age. The only hick-up is accelerating from 60 up you can tell something is slightly off because at time it really purs and takes off while most of the time though it accelerates its slower.



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: maintenance

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:18 am

I would pull the driveshaft and rear wheel to inspect and lubricate the splines with Moly grease.

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7650
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: maintenance

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:03 pm

Does the bike still have points or electronic ignition.?

User avatar
dingdong
Posts: 2863
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

Re: maintenance

Postby dingdong » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:29 am

Check brake pads and renew the brake fluid. Replace the fuel filter. Purchase a can of SeaFoam and following the directions run it through the fuel tank. Check and or re-lube and properly torque the steering head bearings. Drain and refill the forks with clean fork oil. Re-lube and properly torque the swing arm bearings. If it hasn't been done yet, solder the three yellow wires from the stator.......... More to follow from others.
Tom

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

User avatar
Solina Dave
Posts: 414
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:38 pm
Location: Solina, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000 (bought in fall of '77)
!977 Honda CB550F (my 1st motorcycle)

Re: maintenance

Postby Solina Dave » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:56 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I would pull the driveshaft and rear wheel to inspect and lubricate the splines with Moly grease.


I personally have to admit that I don't do much heavy lifting when it comes to my motorcycles health, just the basic maintenance, repairs, and cosmetics. It was mentioned to me recently, by the gentleman who does all my serious work, that the universal joint should be closely checked for excessive play. A failure at this point would seize the rear end and definitely create a problem at highway speeds. I hope I have it right, maybe someone else could comment.

Dave
"Assume Nothing"

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: maintenance

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:00 am

Solina Dave wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I would pull the driveshaft and rear wheel to inspect and lubricate the splines with Moly grease.


I personally have to admit that I don't do much heavy lifting when it comes to my motorcycles health, just the basic maintenance, repairs, and cosmetics. It was mentioned to me recently, by the gentleman who does all my serious work, that the universal joint should be closely checked for excessive play. A failure at this point would seize the rear end and definitely create a problem at highway speeds. I hope I have it right, maybe someone else could comment.

Dave


This is correct. It can also destroy the swingarm in the process. Checking for excessive driveline lash is a good way to check for a loose universal joint without tearing into things.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: maintenance

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:02 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Solina Dave wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I would pull the driveshaft and rear wheel to inspect and lubricate the splines with Moly grease.


I personally have to admit that I don't do much heavy lifting when it comes to my motorcycles health, just the basic maintenance, repairs, and cosmetics. It was mentioned to me recently, by the gentleman who does all my serious work, that the universal joint should be closely checked for excessive play. A failure at this point would seize the rear end and definitely create a problem at highway speeds. I hope I have it right, maybe someone else could comment.

Dave


This is correct. It can also destroy the swingarm in the process.




Return to “GL1000 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest