A few '75 GL1000 Questions


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A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby bbuice » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:01 pm



I have a few things I want to run by you guys.

1. I want to put a windshield on my '75 GL1000. I have seen the ones that are fairing-sized but I want something smaller. Something that takes the brunt of the wind off your chest so you don't have to fight the wind to sit up. Any suggestions?


2. It has been cooler in Atlanta the past couple of weeks. It is the first cool weather since I got the bike running this summer. When the outside temp is 60's or below the bike is very slow to run without the choke. I have to run progressively less choke until it is firmly in the fat portion of the temp gauge. Until it reaches that point I have to run it with about 3/4" of choke or it will blubber along as though one cylinder is not firing. Any pointers on this would be very much appreciated.

3. Has anyone had any luck locating stock muffler clamps for where the muffler plugs into the headers?

Thanks very much.

Benny


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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:34 pm

I run a full face helmet and a smaller fly screen that mounts to the handle bar. Works good for me.

Sounds like maybe the thermostat is stuck open so it takes too long to warm up. Else, maybe it is too lean in the idle circuit. That is a screw adjustment with the technique descibed in the service manual.

1 and 3/4 muffler clamps are about right, if I recall correctly.

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby landisr » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am

These beasts are a cold blooded lot. In addition, your carbs may be gummed up a bit, so it wouldn't hurt to run some Seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil through it for a couple of tanks.

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby sfruechte » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:54 pm

My Gl1000 is cold blooded too until you hit the normal zone on the temperature guage.

Vetter used to make a Sting fairing that was a little bigger than the fly screens and a lot smaller than the larger Vetter fairings.

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby artgrantz » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:39 am

Every Gold Wing I have owned ran exactly as you described until it warmed up. That's a '75, two 85s, and a '96. There is nothing wrong with the way yours runs when cold.

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby okstay » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:44 pm

Your carbs might be gummed up a bit but if you want to end the problem, Go to your Honda dealer and order a set of primary main jets. The wing runs three jets, the pilot, primary main, and the main. Tell them you want #68 primary main jets from a cl or cb-350. This will end your cold blooded problems. You will love the way it runs, Chris

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby bbuice » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:03 am

Thanks everyone for the responses.

I wanted to update you on my status. Last weekend I put a Dyna ignition on it and it runs 100% better. It idle easily and is less cold blooded. Okstay, I am going to take your advice on the primary jets. I am getting ready to begin my winter restoration project so I will do the jets along with the rest of the work.

Thanks again for your advice and help.

Benny
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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby artgrantz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:50 am

The dyna ignition is a great upgrade, mine ran a lot better after installing it.

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Re: A few '75 GL1000 Questions

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:50 pm

If you do the split timing method, then the dyna cannot improve things very much. But if you do not do split timing then the Dyna can really improve your bike. I prefer the low maintance aspect of the Dynatech system.




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