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Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Hello and Help!

Postby portugeezer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:50 pm



Hi Everybody, I just bought myself a 1976 GL1000 it is in very good shape but has a few minor problems I'm trying to work out. The throttle does not return at all you have to twist it back manually. I'm not sure if it's the main spring on ther carbs. Is that spring adjustable or do I need to replace it? Thanks in advance for help!



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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:29 pm

There is a spring on the back of the carbs, on the bellcrank where the throttle cables attach. Push this bellcrank with your finger, and you'll be able to feel if this spring is operational. If it's applying pressure, then the problem is likely your throttle cables, which isn't a big deal to fix.

Have a look here: How to replace your throttle cables

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:30 pm

Here is the bellcrank spring:

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby sfruechte » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:10 pm

It is most likely the cables and I seem to go through several push cables for every pull cable. Seems prone to pickup moisture and rust.

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby portugeezer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:23 am

I was wondering why there were two cables. I tried getting some marvel oil down there to see if something was stuck inside the sheath. I had to lower the bike a little as well because I have short legs. The kickstand allows barely enough lean now but I think I'll let that be for now. Anyways I thank you guys! I also own a 1994 Magna and a 1981 KZ440. I like the Magna but it's kind of a sport/cruiser bike comprimise and I'm just looking for comfort with some power. I looked at a lot of Goldwings and decided to get a Gl1000 because they seem the least complicated of the Goldwings and I like to service my own bike. I have the Haynes manual but you guys were far more helpful! Thank you again and you will probably be hearing from me a lot! I'll post pics as soon as the bike is on the road!

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:50 pm

portugeezer wrote:I was wondering why there were two cables. I tried getting some marvel oil down there to see if something was stuck inside the sheath. I had to lower the bike a little as well because I have short legs. The kickstand allows barely enough lean now but I think I'll let that be for now. Anyways I thank you guys! I also own a 1994 Magna and a 1981 KZ440. I like the Magna but it's kind of a sport/cruiser bike comprimise and I'm just looking for comfort with some power. I looked at a lot of Goldwings and decided to get a Gl1000 because they seem the least complicated of the Goldwings and I like to service my own bike. I have the Haynes manual but you guys were far more helpful! Thank you again and you will probably be hearing from me a lot! I'll post pics as soon as the bike is on the road!



How, or what did you do to lower the bike ?

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:13 pm

There are two cables...in case one breaks! :)

No, actually, it's set up so that one cable "pulls" the throttle open, and the other cable "pushes" the throttle open, therefore one is called the "pull" cable, and the other is called the "push" cable.

If one breaks, you can get by on the other - but not well.

More importantly, if the spring on the bellcrank were to break, and you cranked the throttle open, there's a good chance that without that "push" cable, you wouldn't be able to close the throttle, and you'd be riding a bike with the throttle stuck open. Having the "push" cable allows you to actually "pull" the throttle closed if the bellcrank spring fails.

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Re: Hello and Help!

Postby portugeezer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:18 pm

To lower the bike I bought shocks that were about an inch shorter and installed them. I got them on Ebay said they were for lowering a GL1000 and they seemed to fit just fine. I'll let you know if it rides funny. We are still knee deep in snow here in Chicago. I was on my tip toes when I brought the bike home and it was super hard to push it backwards out of my garage like that so I had to do something. I did order the push cable because I took it off and it felt a bit glitchy when i was sliding the cable unattached. There is a crack in the sheathing right where it bends by the nut on the carb end. I hope that solves my problem. The bike runs great has a windjammer faring and bates bags. The left signal was not working but I found the short and repaired the wiring. Something seems funny with the choke cable too I'll probably have to replace that as well. like I said I'll post some pics in about a month when the bike is road ready. Thank you all for your help! I'm not new to working on my own bike but this boxer thing and the Goldwing in general is whole new thing for me. So far I'm liking it a lot!




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