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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by toyfan1 » Fri May 15, 2015 9:00 pm



greetings all, i am new to this site as well as a new owner of a 1981 GL1100 i just picked up for $350 from a co-worker. Has 85k and has been parked for the last 13 years. I've read a few things on the site and found lots of good info such as removing carbs etc. I have already removed and am cleaning the carbs and wanted to check the belts and hand crank it over before i bought $220 carb kits. I have it in neutral on the center stand and it will only turn over soo much before it binds up. i stuck a screw driver in the plug holes and #1 and #4 are the only ones that seem to move. when it locks up i hear what sounds like gear mesh at the back of the block, i might get 3/4 turn of the crank bolt. Am i missing something?



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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat May 16, 2015 12:56 am

why was it parked up 13 years ago ?

might answer a few questions..

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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by tarlcabot » Sat May 16, 2015 1:03 am

You have the belt covers off. Did the timing marks on the cam pulleys line up with their marks, with T-1 in the crank timing sight hole?

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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by Johnyy Smoke » Sat May 16, 2015 2:52 am

Try backing out all the valves and see if you can hand crank it then. Regards, Johnny

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Post by dingdong » Sat May 16, 2015 8:17 am

Remove the timing covers to be sure there isn't a broken belt.
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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by CMReynolds1 » Sat May 16, 2015 9:35 am

Good Luck on your purchase. I am not up on the older units anymore, but stick on this site and you find so much help your head will spin. There are a bunch of great people here who know so much and are very happy to share.

Again, good luck!
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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by toyfan1 » Sat May 16, 2015 1:26 pm

from what i understood, his dad parked it to work on the carbs and ended up dying. i pulled the front covers off to be able to turn it over (is there another way?) i was concerned about the fact 2 intake runners were slam full of old fuel. i pondered if a valve was stuck so i filled up the intake valve pockets and cylinders with trans fluid and let it soak overnight. i just wiggled the crank bolt back and forth till it spun over completly.

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Post by 4wred » Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 am

You can turn the engine over with the alt./stator bolt left rear of engine.Take the cap off you will see a bolt head in there make sure you only turn it clockwise or you will loosen it, clockwise will turn the engine over.Also your engine may have been hydro-locked?? Cylinders full of fuel making it hard to turn over??

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Post by WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 12:45 pm

If the intake runners were full of fuel, then the cylinders were hydrolocked - full of fuel. You can't compress fuel, so the engine just locks solid.

Sitting for 13 years is going to require more than "checking" the belts - they must be replaced, and I would not try to turn over or (especially) run the engine without first replacing them.

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Re: Greetings, first time honda owner

Post by toyfan1 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:07 pm

i pulled the plugs before i tried turning it over (after i removed the timing covers). i soaked the cylinders with ATF to free up/lube everything. most all that fluid shot out of the plug holes when i spun it over (made a huge mess!!) i do plan on replacing the timing belts but want to ensure the engine is functional before i start dumping more cash into it. i already ordered randakks carb kits this weekend. thanks for the alt tip.. didnt know that but figured that i was going to replace the belts anyway so ill remove the covers and kill 2 birds etc.



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