I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot


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I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Tue May 05, 2015 1:16 pm



the hill toe shifter jumped into neutral and caused me to drop my bike, trouble being is now i can hear a slight grinding sound when i let off the throttle, really stressed and paniced as to what i did to it :oops:



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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby Fred Camper » Tue May 05, 2015 5:57 pm

Sorry to hear. Perhaps a shift fork became bent. Does not see too hard to resolve but not sure.

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Tue May 05, 2015 9:58 pm

Thats my huge fear expensive repair as i want to keep it original :oops:

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please help..

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 am

Update: the grinding sound seems to get worse when i let out the clutch and give it throttle, I am way worried as i adore the bike, I know it jumped into neutral and i had the bars turned to go the way i was intending and dropped it at low speed so i am not so sure what happened, all i know is it is a grinding sound that somewhat worries me..

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 08, 2015 10:54 am

First thing to do is figure out where the sound is coming from. Get the bike up on the center stand, start it up, get it in gear and let the clutch out. While it's turning the wheel, walk around the bike and see if you can localize the sound of the grinding noise.

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby dingdong » Fri May 08, 2015 11:45 am

Do you see any physical damage? Do you have engine guards? If not could it have landed on the timing cover? Which side did it land on? If on the left side, could the floorboard be bent binding the shift linkage?

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:33 am

no physical damage, does have engine guards , after doing a oil change and coolant at the honda dealer 50 minutes away i noticed the grinding sound now starts around 60 mph, pretty worried as i like the bike, I cant afford to fix anything major tho

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 10:49 am

77goldwing1000 wrote:no physical damage, does have engine guards , after doing a oil change and coolant at the honda dealer 50 minutes away i noticed the grinding sound now starts around 60 mph, pretty worried as i like the bike, I cant afford to fix anything major tho


Are you sure it has to do with laying it down, and not to do with the oil/coolant change? Check the coolant and oil levels. Was the correct type of oil used?

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Re: I laid my 77 gl1000 down today coming out of the parking lot

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:31 pm

that noise was the shaft going, lucky to have got it home but now the bike grinds going from 1st to second and second to third, if its bent shift forks i am sending it down the road, i don't have the job to fix that :/ monywise




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