Primary chain

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 4:02 pm
Location: 2 Ryan street, River Ryan Nova Scotia Canada
Motorcycle: 1982 Aspencade

Primary chain

Postby bigguy » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:48 pm

My friend has a Honda v45. His primary chain is loud and he was quoted 1000 dollars to fix it. I always thought there was an adjustment on these bikes. Anyone have an ideas?

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 16922
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Primary chain

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:29 pm

On the Goldwing, a loud primary chain is normally caused by poor carb sync. That's a 15 minute job, and I would be running away from a dealer that quoted me $1000 to fix it.

User avatar
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Location: canuck eh!
Motorcycle: 82 aspencade

Re: Primary chain

Postby 82aspen » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:03 am

early models had no adjustment ~ 78 the tensioner became spring loaded, even with that, the chain can still stretch beyond limits but most likely only with xtreme mileage

Return to “GL1100 Information & Questions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests