New wing owner


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Beat up nagger
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New wing owner

Postby Beat up nagger » Sun May 31, 2015 11:14 pm



ok let me start by saying this group is amazingly informative.
Ok I bought a 81 wing gl1100 with 70k on it. A lot of miles?
A few things I see are.
The temp and fuel gauges don't work. But was told the 7 volt regulator. Just ordered that. Also it seems to have loud valves. Old owner said he did valve seals.
The tack quit on my first ride once registered. Lucky me.
Other then needing a new battery it rides great. Starts right up.
And pulls my 325 lb butt nicely.
I have a few questions. If I get pipes do I need to jet the carbs?
The radio sounds terrible and speakers are blown. Can I put a reg radio in and new speakers and pods? Or is there an aftermarket plug right in that I can buy?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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Re: New wing owner

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:09 am

70,000 not a lot miles should be good if taken care of to 300,000 easy. CHANGE the timing belts if you don't know if it's been done!!! If one breaks it will cost you big time, valve seals have nothing to do with sound..check/reset the valves, synch the cabs, mufflers have little effect on jetting..intake changes do.

No after market radio that plugs in..I'd buy new speakers and try with old radio..first. Buy marine rated speakers. Polks has some good reports.
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Re: New wing owner

Postby Beat up nagger » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:41 am

Ok timing belts I ordered. As far as valve noise. Are those hard to do?

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Re: New wing owner

Postby trike lady » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:46 am

You can have the radio taken care of by Sierra Electronics as they work on older Wing audio units.
http://www.sierra-mc.com/
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Re: New wing owner

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:41 pm

no not hard..cold engine over night..valve covers off, open the timing wheel hole turn to T1 using the stator bolt at the rear of the engine left side and set the 4 loose valves, turn 360 to t1 again set the other 4..intakes .004in/ exh .005in. start with the #1 piston at TDC = valves lose

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HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
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Re: New wing owner

Postby Beat up nagger » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:42 pm

Also when the bike is running it's near impossible to shift into neutral

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Re: New wing owner

Postby aznyaz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:49 pm

My tach cable unscrews itself from the back of the tachometer every 1,000 miles or so. Check to see if it's still there.

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Re: New wing owner

Postby Beat up nagger » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:58 pm

Lol omg it did unscrew. Ty. Lol

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Re: New wing owner

Postby Beat up nagger » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:27 pm

Ok another question. When driving it it's hard to shift.

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Re: New wing owner

Postby aznyaz » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:05 am

That could be a clutch adjustment issue.

On the tach cable, it seems like it could use some kind of O-ring to help tighten it up. Every once in awhile I will take a pair of pliers to the knurled knob that attaches the cable to the tach to get it a little tighter.

MJ

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Re: New wing owner

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:54 am

Maybe a little bit of loctite on those threads to keep it from coming loose.




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