GL1100 1983 timing


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GL1100 1983 timing

Postby psovran » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:25 pm



just purchased 1983 GL1100 interstate (first motorcycle)
I doing a complete restore rebuild. the bike is striped down to the frame. started on the engine today and was checking the timing and valve gap (I did get it running before tare down it was ruff but ran ) before I clean it I found something off. So with the engine at T1 top dead center cylinder 1 I found the timing belt pulleys up sign is 180 deg out (at 6 o clock ) on both right and left ?
question 1. how could it run ? 2. should I set it according to the manual ? 3. with the spark plugs out how hard is it to turn over the engine from the generator bolt (1lb of force ?)
thanks for any input Paul .



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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby wingman12 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:10 am

Paul, welcome to the world of GW, the finest bikes for longevity in the world. First I would think from your message that you need to turn the engine another 360 degrees and make sure the "UP" on each timing wheel is facing towards the top and the timing mark on the left wheel "as you are facing it" is aligned with the timing mark on the casing. Unfortunately at the moment I can't find the right "how to do " article to guide you through the timing belt replacement. "This belt replacement is a must" unless you have proof of recent replacement of the belts. Also closely check out the tensioner pullies for anything but smooth wiggle free movement. Whatever you do, under no circumstances put any oil on the pulleys if they're not moving freely. Oil will cause your timing belts to fail prematurely if any oil or grease gets on them. Since we do not know your mechanical back ground,I may be a little to harsh. My apologies if that is the case. Be sure to check out the "how to do " articles on the top of this site. Most of your questions are already posted. We love to help and also love progress pictures. :D :D

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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:28 am

The engine turns twice for every one rotation of the cams. So if you rotate the engine another 360 degrees, it will come back to the T1 mark, and both cam sprockets will be facing "UP" like you expect.

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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby psovran » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:03 am

yes after I slept on it and awoke at 5 am if figured what I did wrong (no were in the manual on valve adjustment did it show) I was checking were I was at before I rebuild Bike

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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby psovran » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:23 pm

thank for the response guys new questions

I have the GL1100 1983 stripped to the frame and found the center stand cross member rusted though. My plan is to cut it out and reweld in a new cross tube. also was thinking of installing weep holes in the lower parts of the frame and after paint spray oil in the tube for rust prevention. thoughts ?

also suggestion for parts for Goldwing GL1100 1983 part in Canada need Carb rebuild kit, cables, brake rotors, shock seal kits, filters gas air oil and front tire so far and all the rubber parts (rear shock boots and little rubber engine ele covers boots .

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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:44 am

psovran wrote:thank for the response guys new questions

I have the GL1100 1983 stripped to the frame and found the center stand cross member rusted though. My plan is to cut it out and reweld in a new cross tube. also was thinking of installing weep holes in the lower parts of the frame and after paint spray oil in the tube for rust prevention. thoughts ?

also suggestion for parts for Goldwing GL1100 1983 part in Canada need Carb rebuild kit, cables, brake rotors, shock seal kits, filters gas air oil and front tire so far and all the rubber parts (rear shock boots and little rubber engine ele covers boots .


Your idea for the rusted center stand crossmember (a very common problem with these bikes) is good, but you would be better off drilling and tapping a grease nipple. That way you can pump grease into the pivot, which will effectively displace water, and keep the pivot lubricated.

As for parts - http://www.partsnmore.com has a lot of GL1100 parts, and is located in Canada. http://www.cyclemax.com has quite a few and will ship to Canada.

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Re: GL1100 1983 timing

Postby sportsfreaked » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:15 am

Hello and welcome to the site! The guys here are great and no question is a dumb question! Don't be afraid to ask any question you have because everyone here will help you without putting you down! I can't say enough great things about the site! Also sign for the monthly newsletter that Wing Admin puts out. It has great information in it. It's worth the read!

Onto your parts question you can always try Ebay. You just have to be careful as to what your buying of course but I have purchased some parts for my 1200 and 1100 on Ebay. I sometimes Google search the part I'm looking for and price compare and shop around. Another good site for especially radio and electronics is http://www.sierra-mc.com/default.asp . Good luck with the bike and just take your time and be patient putting her back together and you will have a great ride. Once again welcome to the site! Ed


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