GL1100i repairs


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secheltbob
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GL1100i repairs

Postby secheltbob » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:30 pm



I recently purchased an '82 1100i and although running I am starting to do some maintenance and repairs. There are several things that need doing.
1. It needs new fork seals.
2. It needs a rear brake rotor :( and discs. The rotor so far has proven to be difficult to obtain. The old one is badly grooved and not machinable.
3. It needs a thermostat switch for the fan. (stays on all the time)
If anyone can help me with availability of parts it would be appreciated. I live in a bit of a remote area of Canada so dealers here are either non existent or uber expensive.
Thanks in advance for any info.



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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:23 pm

forks seal on eBay all the time, one seller in Canada

disks same eBay..of on the forums for sale boards..here, Saunders, NGW, goldwing docs etc. etc.

you can cut into the fan wire put a switch in and turn it on as needed..the PO may have just hardwired it to be on all the time..check for that first...again parts eBay..or there are lots of aftermarket sellers for Goldwing parts..
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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:06 pm

I think I have a rotor for you, send me you email address in a PM and I will send you pics tomorrow. Fork seals and brake pads(either stock Honda or from EBC) can be ordered online easy enough from any body but Sabercycle, avoid them like the plague.8-)
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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:08 pm

Oh ya , Welcome to the forum. Always glad to see another Canuck around here. 8-)
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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:58 pm

I believe http://www.partsnmore.com (also just happens to be located in Canada) sells fork seals, among other things for 1100's.

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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby secheltbob » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:20 am

Thanks all for the info. I have ordered some stuff from partsnmore, just need rotor now as it is badly worn. The repairs are going fine so far. Rear wheel off, caliper off, disassembled and cleaned, differential drive left assembled but removed from wheel and cleaned. Of course I removed the calliper without first pumping out the pistons. After scratching my head for awhile I finally pulled them out by using an internal expanding pipe wrench. It actually worked pretty good.
Waiting to get rear wheel reinstalled before tackling the forks. Anyone know of a supplier for the fan switch? If I have to I will hard wire it to a toggle switch and just keep my eye on the temp.
I will keep you posted as to my progress as I go.

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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby secheltbob » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:09 am

I haven't done this before but here is my try at adding a pic of my '82 interstate.
I don't know how many mi./km. are on it as the speedo has been replaced.


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Re: GL1100i repairs

Postby patbrandon1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:59 am

secheltbob Welcome to the site. Your fan switch has been hardwired by someone to stay on. It is a normally open switch. You can put a toggle in the line and turn it on when the temp gauge reaches about just above the first line, until you can replace the sender unit. I wouldn't leave the fan running all the time.

:D Great looking Wing you have. Just like mine, only mine had a bunch of flowing extra decals all over it that I removed with Dow Oven Cleaner (Won't hurt the clear or the paint). But now I can see the shadows where the sun didn't fade the paint under the funky decals. Paint job coming soon.

We all like to see pictures of a project. It inspires us, and sometimes helps us to answer questions. Heck, I may even read more novels if they had pictures in 'em. :o Probably not, but I like to see them here.

Keep up the good work, and please keep us posted with pics and stuff you're doing.




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