Steve's 81 gl1100i project.


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Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:39 am



I started on this site in goldwing chat but this has turned into a project. It was blue tarp surpise. Now it's alot of work. The starter is shot so ordered rebuild kit and new solenoid. I also bought new rad hoses, timing belts ,oil,filters and rad cap. My first question is went to check air pressure in shocks fronts were alittle low. Could here air leaking on rears investagated futher and found the air line laying under seat. Can not find where air lines would hook up on shocks. So is this setup all right air in front but not in back. Also found original intercom wires under seat. It has a after market intercom as well. Has anyone used in orginal one and how well do they work? Once I get all of that fixed I still have to figure out original problem of why it quit running for my nephew in the first place.
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Intercom wires and air hoses
Intercom wires and air hoses
They say progessive on them. From reading on this site thats a good thing.
They say progessive on them. From reading on this site thats a good thing.



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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:14 pm

If the engine didn't loose a belt, or if it didn't seize, you can breathe, because I'm betting it's just electrical...Check the 3 yellow wire stator plug, remove and clean up the ground at the frame first thing, ...replace all fuses even if they look good...This way you know it's good..I checked every connection I could see and cleaned out every plug ...Get a new battery...be sure you check the ignition plugin too...You have your work cut out for you..Take your time..I wanted to give up 2 or three times on stuff..But i couldn't be happier now...

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby trashtruck » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:09 pm

rear shocks are progressive so they're not air shocks. probly why the lines got diconnected. beavers right, as long as the motors not seized, you should have a good base to work from. pull the spark plugs, dump a few oz of mmo in the cylinder and in a few days when your ready to do the belts try turning the motor by hand. i do this to any engine that's been sittin for awhile to lube the rings.
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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:19 am

Thanks littlebeaver and trashtruck already put oil in clyinders about a week ago waiting on parts. I'm looking for bottom battery tray and top protection cover for battery if any one has one. Ordering new battery to day.

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby trashtruck » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:57 am

when you're doing your belts and hoses, reach in where the bottom hose connects and check for play on the water pump. movement = replacement. you're right there and now would be a good time if it needs replacement.
WHAT IS THE SPEED OF DARK?

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:50 am

Thanks trashtruck will check water pump. Things are coming together ordered air filter,battery that was recommened on this site and found battery parts on ebay. Now just put all parts on bike and see what else comes up.

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 am

Started digging into bike. Drained coolant it was good to zero degrees.It gets 40 to 50 below zero in my neck of the woods.I don't see anything broken as of yet. I'm just going to keep plugging along and hope for the best.When it did turn over with what little starter had left in it (with plugs out).It seemed to have plenty of compression with finger over plug hole and they were dry.Hopefully someone can help with saddle bag lid (See pic).
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Parts are coming in. Now need to get them from here to bike
Parts are coming in. Now need to get them from here to bike
Saddle bag lid broken. Was going to put jb weld on it. Anybody got better suggestions?
Saddle bag lid broken. Was going to put jb weld on it. Anybody got better suggestions?
The seat cleaned up nice.
The seat cleaned up nice.
Started going through electrical like little beaver said.Have not found any corrosion.It's dry here in interior alaska.But putting dielectric grease on connections as protection.
Started going through electrical like little beaver said.Have not found any corrosion.It's dry here in interior alaska.But putting dielectric grease on connections as protection.
Here is what bothers me.
Here is what bothers me.

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby trashtruck » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:48 am

the saddle bag lid is made of abs plastic. you should be able to pick up some abs sheeting or pipe at your local hardware store along with some abs cement. take your pipe or sheeting and make a pile of shavings, add cement and turn it into a slurry. you can use this to repair the lid. as far as antifreeze, you want to stay away from anything containing silicates as this will damage the coolong system, especially the water pump seals, orings.
WHAT IS THE SPEED OF DARK?

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby Fulcrum » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:58 pm

What is the RBK-33 repair kit?

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Fulcrum wrote:What is the RBK-33 repair kit?


Starter repair kit.
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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:10 pm

Yes starter repair kit for total rebluid of starter.

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Re: Steve's 81 gl1100i project.

Postby steve 302 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 am

Well got a little further been busy at work. Water pump fine and put new timing belts and thermostat on. Had to use both methods for holding cam pulleys that I read about. I will say little beavers way works best. with the wrench method it let pulley move a little bit had to play with it to get belt on right. I think I found out what the problem was on lower rad hose being moist see pics.
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New timing belts on.
New timing belts on.
Bent radiator
Bent radiator




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