new guy in phx az

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new guy in phx az

Post by wanickbill » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:24 pm

just wanted to say hello! i am a new goldwing owner... 1976 gl1000... she is pretty sweet, but has been a lot of work bringing her back to life! got it out of a barn in yuma, az about 2 weeks ago ($450). pulled the tank out and had it cleaned at a radiator shop, cleaned the carbs, new plugs, oil change, radiator flush, couple of new gaskets here and there, having problems with the brake pedal sticking in the rear (but found a great topic on the forums about this) and will tackle that today... I was looking to change out the points and condensors, and to my suprise... IT HAS ELECTRONIC IGNITION!!!! wooo hoo! so, im getting some new rubber shoes and hoping to have the carbs dialed in ths week!!!! drop me a line if you can think of other things for me to try out or if you are in az and have one of these beauties! (note... the timing belst have been replaced too!)

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Post by 78AzWing » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Check that plug between the alternator and the regulator. Under the left side cover in front of the battery. That plug is an extreme weak link on the thousands, and the 1100's also. I cut it out and soldered the yellow wires one by one. doesn't matter which wire from the alternator to which wire from the regulator. Cover with shrink wrap or tape. You can prevent early failure of the alternator by doing this.
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Re: new guy in phx az

Post by Fred Camper » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:58 pm

Does she still have the 1976 carbs on her, that is great if so. They are some of the best. You are off to a great start. The fork seals are the next item to inspect, as when they go bad they drip onto the brakes and that is not nice.

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Post by TheArtist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:53 am

Dump the fork oil, when I did mine it looked like old gear lube, I also changed out the rear end and pumped some grease in the drive shaft.

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