Greg's GL1100 Winter Project


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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:12 pm



As promised here is my update for the past few days.

I put my rear wheel back on the bike this weekend .. used the magic Honda Moly 60 on the splines on both the final drive and on the wheel and the slides as well ... also on the gear that fits into the shaft.

Applying Moly 60 to rear wheel splines -1
Applying Moly 60 to rear wheel splines -1


Applying Moly 60 to rear wheel splines -2
Applying Moly 60 to rear wheel splines -2

Then once the shaft was back in place I put the rear brake parts back on. Put Moly 60 on the brake caliper slides

Wheel back in place, adding remaining brake parts
Wheel back in place, adding remaining brake parts


Right side, rear wheel
Right side, rear wheel


Brake parts back on, brake line bled.
Brake parts back on, brake line bled.

When I was checking the DIY article on this website, it talks about an inner and an outer spacer ...
I do not have an outer spacer ... or at least there was not one on the bike when I took the rear wheel off ...
Once I installed the rear shocks and bolted it to the swing arm, it seemed to be content to sit in the spot on the shaft shown in the next picture....
so I torqued down the nut on the split end of the swing arm at that position ... please let me know if I'm messing up here...
All the other nuts have also been torqued to the required torque. I pumped the final drive with grease.
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missing outer spacer on 1980 GL1100
missing outer spacer on 1980 GL1100



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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Here are some before pictures of some of the badges I took off the side covers, false tank etc.

I've noticed that various folks on this site have been cleaning up and painting these ... so I'm getting ready to do the same.

badges - before 1
badges - before 1


badges - before 2
badges - before 2


badges - before 3
badges - before 3


badges - before 4
badges - before 4

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:28 pm

I would like to see how you paint the badges. I have always had problems trying to get a recessed emblem or raised lettering to look good. I'm contemplating how I will do that for the front Honda fork emblem. Maybe just paint it all gloss black and then wet sand the Honda letters and polish it up. There should be a how to for that on here. And yes Greg while many Texans think that Texas comprises 50% of the country that was the whole U.S. there. Lol....

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:42 pm

A few more pictures ...

final drive with shock attached ..

final drive with shock attached.
final drive with shock attached.

I temporarily put the rear fender and the rear bag holder in place ... These are both going to be sand blasted and painted gloss black ...

I have been thinking of converting this bike over to a standard GL1100 ... no side bags or fairing ... but with the rear bag holder in place ...
that way have the option to add the rear bag ...

trial fitting of rear fender and rear bag holder.
trial fitting of rear fender and rear bag holder.

When I put the rear brake parts back on, the next day I found an ugly puddle of brake fluid on the right side of bike below the rear master cylinder...
when I went looking for the leak I traced it to a split hose that goes between the rear resevoir and rear master cylinder ... doooh ... should not have used this old hose ... so replaced the culprit line.

rear master cylinder
rear master cylinder


replaced brake line between rear resevoir and rear master cylinder
replaced brake line between rear resevoir and rear master cylinder

I removed the handle bar tie down block with the GoldWing emblem on it ... put it on wire wheel and then the buffer ... trying to clean it up and get rid of rust on the four hex nuts ...

cleaned up handle bar block 1
cleaned up handle bar block 1


cleaned up handle bar block 2
cleaned up handle bar block 2

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:09 pm

Greg_C wrote:As promised here is my update for the past few days.

I put my rear wheel back on the bike this weekend .. used the magic Honda Moly 60 on the splines on both the final drive and on the wheel and the slides as well ... also on the gear that fits into the shaft.
DSC03096.JPG
DSC03097.JPG
Then once the shaft was back in place I put the rear brake parts back on. Put Moly 60 on the brake caliper slides
DSC03099.JPG
DSC03100.JPG
DSC03105.JPG
When I was checking the DIY article on this website, it talks about an inner and an outer spacer ...
I do not have an outer spacer ... or at least there was not one on the bike when I took the rear wheel off ...
Once I installed the rear shocks and bolted it to the swing arm, it seemed to be content to sit in the spot on the shaft shown in the next picture....
so I torqued down the nut on the split end of the swing arm at that position ... please let me know if I'm messing up here...
All the other nuts have also been torqued to the required torque. I pumped the final drive with grease.
Whoa cowboy Whoa.... That spacer is to go inside the wheel..then the caliper butts into it now on the outside of the caliper on the 80/81 model the spacer looks like a washer,,,you will find it at Bike Bandits site item #1 part 647124 look under rear brake caliper for your 80 model...then the axle butts into that washer ,,,now listen up the spacer for the 82/83 looks different it contains the axle but it will also work the same as the washer..get the washer though...I have a 82 spacer on my 81...perfect..no issues..they both work is what I'm saying..Don't ride that bike until you fix this..Ok...

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:12 pm

I've been starting up the bike and running it on the center stand quite a bit ... getting the bike warmed up ... bike starts right up... and idles nicely ... because the bike had been sitting for so long ... I decided to change the oil as a precaution in order to flush out any of the remaining gunk and sludge that might have been hanging around .... the oil was pretty dark / dirty when I changed it ... put some fresh oil in...

One annoying thing for me that I've noticed has been a rattle in the resonator/crossover pipe that goes between the two mufflers ...
This pipe has no clamps on it... and will move and rattle a bit as the bike idles.

Rattle in the resonator/cross-over pipe
Rattle in the resonator/cross-over pipe

What I did to fix was drill a small hole in the pipe at one end, and then put in a stainless steel screw... no more rattle...

fixed rattle in cross over pipe with SS screw
fixed rattle in cross over pipe with SS screw


Stripped a few more parts for sand blasting and painting ... the rear fender, rear bag holder, and the two rear metal bezels/backing covers for the tach and the speedo.

more bike Parts for sand blast and painting -1
more bike Parts for sand blast and painting -1


painting -2
painting -2

I've temporarily stripped and removed the speedo and tach ... the front wheel and forks will be coming off soon as well...

removed speedo and tach - 1
removed speedo and tach - 1

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removed speedo and tach - 2
removed speedo and tach - 2

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:25 pm

Greg stop......don't ride that sucker man...Fix that spacer first please sir...Read the above post... :shock: :shock: that spacer goes inside the caliper sir...You gotta get the outside spacer..I'm not kidding with you sir..I'm dead serious here..Don't ride it...Until you fix that..Hey Pm my friend Todd who also is in Canada he probably has a spacer for you..

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:32 pm

Removed speedo and tach...

removed speedo and tach
removed speedo and tach


removed speedo and tach
removed speedo and tach

Also have removed the two front calipers for rebuild..

front right caliper removed
front right caliper removed


front left caliper removed
front left caliper removed

Couple of pictures of more freshly blasted and painted fairing mounting parts...

more blasted and painted parts for fairing - 1
more blasted and painted parts for fairing - 1


more blasted and painted parts for fairing - 2
more blasted and painted parts for fairing - 2

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:39 pm

LittleBeaver ... thanks for the heads up and warnings .. I will look into this and correct ... really appreciate this ... thanks alot!!!

here is picture i just took of the rear shaft .. I have a spacer washer on the axel which is pressing on outside of the brake arm piece, and I do have the inner spacer between the wheel and the inside of the brake arm piece ... I will look at the link / site you mention to get better idea of what the '80 wing outer spacer looks like and where it goes ...

inner spacer in place ...
inner spacer in place ...


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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:49 pm

Ok if thats a washer that's correct and if you have the inner spacer in place you sir are good to go...You scared me to death..Your photo looks like the inner spacer that goes into the wheel turned around wrong ha ha...You said it didn't have a outer spacer and I thought you used the inner one..but thats the washer spacer and it's correct..Don't scare me like that man.. :shock:

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:00 pm

Fulcrum,

I have been following this post by Patbrandon1 ...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15173#p78163

Lots of good info on painting these emblems ... not sure if there is a short cut / faster way .. but looks like you need steady hand and patience ...

I was wondering if its faster to paint all black, then do the gold by hand or paint all gold and do the black by hand ...
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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:33 pm

The trick I would probably use on those emblems is something I do for gun sights. I would first paint the emblem gloss black, then use blue RTV silicon to "mask" off the outer edges and small inner slits. Then with a razor blade clear off the gold parts. Spray the gold and then with a small brush fill in the red parts. I may make a set of pics to better describe the method. It is time consuming but produces a really good look. The silicon can be peeled off leaving a nice clean line and covers the base layer black.

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:49 pm

I took a couple of pictures to show what I was trying to explain. on mine I will more than likely just get some black paint and a paintbrush and finish off the outside details of the black because the gold is still pretty good but to explain how to process works you take your RTV and if you look at the D in goldwing I put some in it and then scraped the rest off with a razor blade. now you could paint that gold on top of it and the black underneath would be protected and then you just peel the silicone out of all the little crevices after you're done painting .
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Before rtv
Before rtv


Rtv in the "D"
Rtv in the "D"


a more up close shot of the D with the little bit of the RTV still showing
a more up close shot of the D with the little bit of the RTV still showing


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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am

Thanks for this idea and feedback on painting these Fulcrum... have never used the RTV silicon mask before... will look into it.

Also Littlebeaver ... thanks again for looking closely at my pics and making sure I don't mess up...

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by littlebeaver » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:54 am

Hey Greg, hey when you get ready to roll on out for the first time take some photo's please or maybe a video,,I wanta feel like I'm right there....

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Last evening I started to do more dissassembly of the front brakes, front wheel, and front forks...
After I got the front of the bike engine supported by large block of wood, things came apart very
easily and without issues ... am going to replace both front wheel bearings...

Removing front brake caliper manifold 1
Removing front brake caliper manifold 1


Removing front brake caliper manifold 2
Removing front brake caliper manifold 2


removing front wheel and brakes 1
removing front wheel and brakes 1


removing front wheel and brakes 2
removing front wheel and brakes 2


removing front wheel and brakes 3
removing front wheel and brakes 3


removing front wheel and brakes 4
removing front wheel and brakes 4

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1976 GL1000 (WIP)
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HMCS Assiniboine (DDH 234)
1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa
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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:40 pm

More pictures of the front end dissassembly process ...

removing front wheel and brakes 5
removing front wheel and brakes 5


removing front wheel and brakes 6
removing front wheel and brakes 6


front brake resevoir removed
front brake resevoir removed

The next picture is of the old expired Nova Scotia Safety Inspection Sticker. In this province
at the time every vehicle had to be safety inspected by certified mechanic every 12 months .. so this one was done in
May 2003 ... almost a decade ago! Now we are required to do this inspection every 2 years for used vehicles.

Expired Safety Inspection Sticker
Expired Safety Inspection Sticker

Back to the wheel removal pictures... few pics of the wheel bolts before removing

removing front wheel and brakes 7
removing front wheel and brakes 7


removing front wheel and brakes 7
removing front wheel and brakes 7

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:50 pm

Sorry for the blury pics in previous post ... here are more of the wheel and front end parts being removed

removing front wheel and brakes 8
removing front wheel and brakes 8


removing front wheel and brakes 9
removing front wheel and brakes 9


Front wheel REMOVED!
Front wheel REMOVED!


Front wheel off bike
Front wheel off bike


forks removed 1
forks removed 1


forks removed 2
forks removed 2

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:00 pm

So the front forks, all front brake lines and parts, and front wheel have been removed... few more pics

Removed front disc brake rotors
Removed front disc brake rotors


front wheel bearing and seals 1
front wheel bearing and seals 1


front wheel bearing and seals 2
front wheel bearing and seals 2


Bike with removed front end parts 1
Bike with removed front end parts 1


Bike with removed front end parts 2
Bike with removed front end parts 2


Bike with removed front end parts 3
Bike with removed front end parts 3

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1980 GL1100 Interstate

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

I have stripped the badges, and all hardware from the false tank, and side covers ... I am going to get these painted ... along with the front fender ...
these are the "before" pictures.

I'd be interested in knowing what people have done to prep these parts for paint ... in particular how to sand down / remove the old gold pin-striping ... or can this be left on and over-sprayed? Also would like to know what people have done / used to replace this pin-stripe ... do you buy new ones? if so interested in knowing what people recommend ... where they bought and at what cost ... found some on-line but very expensive ... over my budget ... should I put my own pin-stripes on?

false tank and side covers before paint 1
false tank and side covers before paint 1


false tank and side covers before paint 2
false tank and side covers before paint 2


false tank and side covers before paint 3
false tank and side covers before paint 3


false tank and side covers before paint 4
false tank and side covers before paint 4


false tank and side covers before paint 5
false tank and side covers before paint 5


false tank and side covers before paint 6
false tank and side covers before paint 6

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1976 GL1000 (WIP)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel - Camper puller
2006 Toyota Corolla - My Daily driver
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HMCS Assiniboine (DDH 234)
1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa
1979 MGB Roadster
1980 GL1100 Interstate

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by bcassel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:40 am

When I repainted my 82 1100I, I used an orbital palm sander and took the parts all the way down to plastic, primed with Rustoleum automotive primer and wet/dry sanded to smooth. Looked great when done.

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by tjdave » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:58 pm

Hello Greg, Thanks for the details. I just purchased a '83, that i am cleaning up. Most of the pinstripe came off with a hairdryer and razor. The rest I wet sanded off with 1500 and several hours of work. The plastic came out looking good. My front fender has clear coat that was allready a mess. That I will need to completely strip and paint. It may be nontraditional but I like the look without the pinstripe.

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by eklimek » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:38 pm

Thanks for sharing.

The "O" ring information is much appreciated.

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:06 pm

Thanks for the painting comments / feedback bcassel and tjdave .i like the idea of using heat to lift/ remove the pinstripe... Got to give this a try.

eklimek thanks for positive feedback and good to hear you found my o-ring blurb helpful.

I Like your Siberian husky avatar.. Beautiful dogs... I've rescued / owned three of these In past years.. Just don't show your dog Fulcrum's USA steak avatar :-)

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Re: Greg's GL1100 Winter Project

Post by Greg_C » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:45 pm

Last evening I replaced the front wheel bearings using of course the great DIY instructions on this site.

Was able to use the same modified socket that I made for the rear wheel. Smaller bolt is used to drive out the old bearings.
Looks like these are the original bearings (no dust seal on inside)

Old wheel bearings removed 1
Old wheel bearings removed 1


Old wheel bearings removed 2
Old wheel bearings removed 2


Old wheel bearings removed 2
Old wheel bearings removed 2

Cleaned up the speedometer gear after the new bearings and seals were re-installed

New wheel bearings installed 1
New wheel bearings installed 1


New wheel bearings installed 1
New wheel bearings installed 1

I then started to open up the front shocks ... progressive style springs inside

Front fork progressive springs
Front fork progressive springs



Current Rides:
1976 GL1000 (WIP)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel - Camper puller
2006 Toyota Corolla - My Daily driver
Past Rides:
HMCS Assiniboine (DDH 234)
1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa
1979 MGB Roadster
1980 GL1100 Interstate

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