Nubeeee from Missouri


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Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:28 pm



My newest ride
My newest ride
Hello my name is Chuck and I'm addicted to motorcycles. This is my latest acquisition and the back tire is rubbing. I'm guessing it is a bent rim. My only clue is scuffed engine guard on right. Is there a common cause for rubbing back tire on the left side of the bike? I'm just guessing because I know nothing about the bike other than the scuff marks all over it. There are no sounds of a bad bearing, only the sound of rubber rubbing metal. It's also in need of new tires. Hope the guy putting on the tires can cure the rub. If not I guess I got screwed. I couldn't see very well in the dimly lit garage.


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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby goldtr6c » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:20 pm

My rear was rubbing the rear brake stay after installing a new Dunlop 404 on it. I found no signs of a worn bearing but replaced them anyway as they had been "to the moon and back". I removed the stay and placed it across a couple 2x4s and gave a gentle thump with a 4x4. Tweeked it just a hair so it wouldn't rub. Some tires are just a tad wider than others.

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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:20 pm

Thanks for the reply. I will be sure to check it and the bearing. Maybe it can be gently persuaded to move a little. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:27 pm

Why isn't there a dip-stick on the oil cap? Isn't that a oil fill cap on the back on the right on top? Don't worry I'm not adding any fluids till I'm sure! Thanks
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:47 pm

I think pics are worth a thousand words
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:50 pm

luckychucky60 wrote:Why isn't there a dip-stick on the oil cap? Isn't that a oil fill cap on the back on the right on top? Don't worry I'm not adding any fluids till I'm sure! Thanks


I suppose the cap can't reach the crankcase well enough to put a dipstick there. There is an aftermarket dipstick available that fits into the drain hole, like I have on my 1100 - you can see part of it in this picture:

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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:54 pm

The other side of the bike pic. Thanks for the dip-stick pic. I was wondering how to check the oil. I guess I'm suppose to wait on the idiot light. No, I'm going to have the oil changed and the timing belts changed then start from there.
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:00 pm

Sorry, I'm almost out of pics.
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:04 pm

And this is what one would see following down the road
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:08 pm

Last pic of the fake tank and sun-fade.
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby goldtr6c » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:29 pm

I guess Honda liked seeing us get down on our knees and praying to the "sight glass god". If you put the aftermarket dip stick on like mine and wingadmins be sure to mark the low spot and full spot according to the sight glass with the bike on the center stand. I haven't seen an aftermarket dipstick yet that was marked properly from the factory. A couple scrapes with a file edge is all you'll need to mark the proper levels.

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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:59 am

nice pic's of your 1100 luckychucky and welcome to GWD
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby maestro319 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:11 am

Nice ride Nubeeee. Welcome.

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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:22 pm

Thanks for the welcomes you two. I dropped my bike at the local Gold Wing expert's garage. He is changing tires, checking valves, rebuilding back brake caliber, changing oil, and new plugs. Wooohoooo, should run like a champ when it comes home. I've noticed that an 1100 just doesn't seem like a lot of power after riding around on a 1800cc stripped down Harley. But, I think the GL1100 has a different purpose in life. Wife likes the comfort of the Gold Wing seating situation.
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Re: Nubeeee from Missouri

Postby luckychucky60 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:05 pm

Anyone ever seen a 82 1100 Interstate with a Ural sidecar? Will it work without removing my right side hard bags?


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