points in a 77 gl1000


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points in a 77 gl1000

Postby edzavala74@yahoo.com » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:57 pm



just got a 77 goldwing the seller told me that the magnetic pick up was bad and im a first time never rode a bike in my life i got it just as a hobby not to ride just to have and take care of it any pointers on what he was talking about he said that a battery cable got loose and shorted out any problems that i might encounter after that thanks


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Re: points in a 77 gl1000

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:45 am

unless he installed an electronic ignition a '77 wing has points and condensors. you'll have to check and see what you have
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Re: points in a 77 gl1000

Postby dingdong » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:19 am

Attached to the rear of the left head is a round box that houses the points or electronic ignition. Remove the cover to determine if you have points or EI. If it is a Dyna electronic you can send it to Dyna and they will test it and if bad will charge you around $60 for replacement. You can also test it yourself. Or you can replace with points. I wouldn't ever go back to points myself though.
You may be joking about buying the wing to have and take care of but that may be exactly what you end up doing. :lol: If the battery cable shorted out there could be blown fuses or other electronic damage. Then again maybe no damage. You probably will need to get a manual if you have no experience with the gl1000. Find out from the previous owner if he has recently replaced the timing belts. If not then you will need to replace them. Very important to do or you can damage the valves and or the pistons if a belt breaks. There are so many things to look at when re-doing an old wing that it's not feasible to list them all here. I'm going to recommend another site for you to visit for all the info you need to get started. Read everything there pertaining to the gl1000.

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Re: points in a 77 gl1000

Postby edzavala74@yahoo.com » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:56 pm

Thanks for the info and i will get the manual first thanks again :)


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