GL1100 Resurrection


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Cohiba54
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:49 pm
Location: Richmond, TX
Motorcycle: GL1100 not sure of year yet
1973 750K
1972 T-120
1988 KZ1000
2000 K1200LTC
2002 R1150R
2002 R1150R
2004 R1150R

GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Cohiba54 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:10 pm



FYI I posted over on the “Reference Information” section about the VIN on the title.
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31812

Bike hadn’t run in a few years, the coils are missing, the stock fuel pump was replaced with an electric one (how knows why) the wiring has been hacked in a few places, some parts have been removed but around somewhere in the owners shop. This is somewhat of a labor of love, I hate seeing a bike in that state, I must resurrect it…. I might do a trade with him for shop space for in the future. My plan is to take out the plugs shoot some mystery oil in the cylinders and being the wiring is a mess I’ll just jump the starter to spin the crank a few times and do a compression check. Anyone know what the psi should be on a GL with 93k miles on the clock? If the cylinders are happy, I’ll start in on the wiring birds nest(s) and hacks, get all that BS striped off down to the basic that is supposed to be there. Right off I’ll need the coils. Anyone know where I can land some? Oh and a mechanical fuel pump too. I’ll probably setup an IV bottle to feed it some fuel to see if she will fire. If I get past all that then I’ll start in on the carbs, brake masters, lines, calipers and pads, gas tank, new tires, service the shaft and diff. Damn I don’t think I saw a radiator reservoir anywhere, it would be appreciated if you can point to one. That should put the bike in a running state, then go hunting around the shop for the missing bits and pieces. Fork seals, shocks, wheels and fenders are in good shape. The Windjammer, trunk and side cases all need to be cleaned, compounded and polished. The wind screen might need to be replaced, I might be able to polish it out some, the connection points along the base are all spider web cracking but with some chrome flashing/trim I might save it and it’s missing the two air vents (let me know if you know of some). Overall the bike isn’t in bad shape but then again I hadn’t twisted the throttle and given her a good romp.

Anyways I’ll I keep yall posted on progress or the lack thereof and of course I’ll throw in some bike porn along the way.

Speaking of bike porn, here ya go!
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4wred
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Location: lancaster pa
Motorcycle: 82 goldwing aspencade
82 aspy turned naked (sold)
89 suzuki gsx 1100F

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby 4wred » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:42 am

I've resurrected a couple of these now and with that mileage I think your'e compression will probably be around 135 or better.I think it would be over 150 on a fresh rebuild.One of mine had readings as low as 115 but came up after getting it running for a while.Probably 100% sure your'e carbs are clogged if it wasn't put to bed correctly.If you get it running change the timing belts asap,if not sooner.I usually don't have much trouble getting them to run but they won't idle with gummed up carbs(blocked up jets and passages).By the looks of the wiring you've got your work cut out for you.Check ebay for some coils and other used parts,Good luck
BTW check the steering neck left side for the year,looks like a gl1000 front fender and wheel :oops:
someone stabbed a 1100 in it??

indianakid
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Location: long beach, ca
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100 I

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby indianakid » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:43 am

the carbs are from a GL1000.

Cohiba54
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:49 pm
Location: Richmond, TX
Motorcycle: GL1100 not sure of year yet
1973 750K
1972 T-120
1988 KZ1000
2000 K1200LTC
2002 R1150R
2002 R1150R
2004 R1150R

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Cohiba54 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:17 pm

good info indianakid and 4wred. I'm checking out all the numbers I can tonight along with oiling up the cylinders and rolling the crank a few times, I may get as far as a compression check. We'll see! Let yall know how thing go.

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Wilcoy02
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Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:37 pm
Location: Marengo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I purchased 3/16

1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:45 pm

I have some coils in my garage.

Send me a pm with an offer and your name and address.

Cohiba54
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:49 pm
Location: Richmond, TX
Motorcycle: GL1100 not sure of year yet
1973 750K
1972 T-120
1988 KZ1000
2000 K1200LTC
2002 R1150R
2002 R1150R
2004 R1150R

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Cohiba54 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:59 pm

Shop owner had to cut out early so i did get to the compression check, probably get it done tomorrow. I did get a handle on the year for the frame it's 1978 and the engine is 1982. so it somewhat of a frankenbike.

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Wilcoy02
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Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:37 pm
Location: Marengo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I purchased 3/16

1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:44 pm

Here is a pic of coils that I do not need. b82-tri came off 83 wing when I replaced with C-5 ignition. One cap is missing.
Make offer.


Cohiba54
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:49 pm
Location: Richmond, TX
Motorcycle: GL1100 not sure of year yet
1973 750K
1972 T-120
1988 KZ1000
2000 K1200LTC
2002 R1150R
2002 R1150R
2004 R1150R

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Cohiba54 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:27 am

Thanks Wilcoy02, I'm putting you down on my list of needed parts. Let me do a compression check to make sure I even need coils at this point.

Cohiba54
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:49 pm
Location: Richmond, TX
Motorcycle: GL1100 not sure of year yet
1973 750K
1972 T-120
1988 KZ1000
2000 K1200LTC
2002 R1150R
2002 R1150R
2004 R1150R

Re: GL1100 Resurrection

Postby Cohiba54 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Ok pulled the plugs which were near new condition #4 was black but not all that bad. Shot about a tablespoon is transmission fluid in each cylinder, jumped the starter and rolled the crank 8 -10 times to do compression test.

Remember this is a wet test. PSI held for about 3 min then released, so I feel pretty good.

Here's what I got.
#1@110 180
#2@90 145
#3@110 182
#4@95 150

First value was with the throttle at idle, this right off shows me the cards are not sync.
Second value was with throttle wide open.

I filled each cylinder with trans fluid, I'll let that sit a couple of days to let the rings soak.

I did get to the wire birds nest. Pulled all the aftermarket crap wires. Man I just don't believe what some people do, clamp style splices, crimp splices that just fell apart if you tugged a bit, hell I even found a wire nut use to make a splice under a big wad of electrical tape. I got y'all a pic of that one.

Tomorrow evening I'm focusing on repairs to the stock wire harness (solder/shrink tube) if I have time check ignition components.
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