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new goldwing owner

Postby cajunbear65 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:26 pm



hi everyone im new to the goldwing world and just got an 81 goldwing interstate gl1100 and was wondering if any one knows how and where
the plug wires hookup to which plug and which coil pack as my manual just gives firing order i bought it this way any help is welcolme thanks everyone
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:45 pm

Here's the pix.Welcome to the site.
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby moffat » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:56 pm

What on earth are you doing with a cam cover under the side stand????

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby RexAubrey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:05 pm

It's obvious, He is making sure his bike does not fall over :lol:
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby mortiki » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:30 pm

Page 212 in the Clymer manual has one like above. Do not use the pic diagram in the main section as it is wrong.

Good use of a bad cover but I would put it face down so stand had nowhere to slip off.
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:53 pm

Welcome to the site Mortiki, I also have a 81 and I just love it..Virgilmobile is someone you can count on for help, heck there are lot's of guy's around here you can count on...Once you get that bike right, all you do is ride that baby... :lol: That's all I ever do anymore and change tires.. :lol:

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thanks everyone

Postby cajunbear65 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:33 am

i did what you showed me but when turning over every couple revs it (coughs) through carbs. is maybe wires on coils crossed or not on proper
coils?. thanks for all your help i dont have a repair manual just honda service manual or what ever this book is that came with bike looks like someone copied off copier. timing belt cover came off another 81 gl1100 that came with my bike only things i kept off it were bags all electrical
componets hand controls etc.,etc. ps. if i turn over it leans over too far i usally keep it on center stand
thanks again with all your help

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:27 pm

A "manual"can be downloaded from the 'Manuals"tab at the top of the page.

The coils pictured are with you sitting on the bike.Don't swap any wires around.

Check for proper spark by pulling the wire off and attaching a spare plug to it.Either one at a time or in pairs,fronts then rears.

Never pull ALL the wires loose and spark test just one at a time.It's a dual coil and needs 2 plugs to spark at the same time.

Look at the plugs while your there.The condition of them tells a lot about the engine condition.eg.wet plugs,black soot,dry,sandy brown,etc.

hole for hole,the plugs will tell which cylinder is firing OK.

After trying to start it,a quick tap near the exhaust pipe will quickly tell what cylinder is and is not firing.This is not for the pansy finger,or use a spray bottle,misting water on the WARM pipe will show it's heat.

Remember a proper operating exhaust will melt skin.(been there,done that)

It's also possible the carbs or some part of the fuel system can cause non-start and popping issues.

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:30 pm

Here's another schematic for the wiring for the coils
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby GreenDragon » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:28 am

Welcome to the board. Can't help with your issues, but you have all the help you need, already.
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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby cajunbear65 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:30 pm

replying to my owm post cause i dont know how tosend otherwise
anyway i was going through some post to try and see problems others have had that i have now
but cant seem to find the one that some posted about some kind of fluid you can pour your tank to clean carbs but can only get at
oriellys and have to ask for by a certain name cause they dont sell their mech use it anybody know what im looking for hoplessly lost
cajunbear65

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby moffat » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:41 pm

There is an addative product called SEAFOAM available in the USA

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:36 pm

cajunbear65 wrote:replying to my owm post cause i dont know how tosend otherwise
anyway i was going through some post to try and see problems others have had that i have now
but cant seem to find the one that some posted about some kind of fluid you can pour your tank to clean carbs but can only get at
oriellys and have to ask for by a certain name cause they dont sell their mech use it anybody know what im looking for hoplessly lost
cajunbear65

I think this post is in the Tech Talk area under Dirty Carbs last I saw...I am pretty sure of it...

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Re: new goldwing owner

Postby RexAubrey » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:18 am

Ok here is the info you are looking for.... It is a Borg Warner product.. the P/N for it is BWD CSF53.

Good luck,


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