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by OldguyGlen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump - How bad is bad ?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Water pump - How bad is bad ?

Bike only has 20k miles... water pump shouldn't be worn out yet. Bike sat in storage for 10 yrs, but did have antifreeze in it with no leaks all that time. I removed radiator to do timing belts, t'stat, hoses, etc. Pump impeller/shaft felt OK by hand feel. Got it all back together and fired it up. W...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Timing belt replacement

The engine stays in the bike. It's a good idea to remove the radiator, to save your knuckles. I never did a '83. Crash Bars are different on each specific model. Just take a look under there.... does the crash bar interfere with removal of the front belt covers... maybe they do on an '83 ??
by OldguyGlen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carbs... slider cap orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: GL1100 carbs... slider cap orientation

Thanks Jo, You gave me some confidence. I think there is only an air gap at the OD. The piston slides on the center post ID, and I think it might rub in the bore in the carb body. The piston only assembles one way (square groove up one side). Maybe it is a good thing to rotate the cap (which would r...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carbs... slider cap orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 66

GL1100 carbs... slider cap orientation

Bike is getting ready for road tests as soon as the snow drift melts off the patio so I can get it out of the basement. But while doing final reviews, and tinkering with small details, I come up with one more question. When reassembling the carb rack, I mounted the caps (top of the carb, covering th...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Pre Carb Rebuild Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 1081

Re: Pre Carb Rebuild Questions

Recently did my carb rack. Yes, I had trouble priming the accel pump. I thought it might just be the volume of all the interconnecting passageways to the other carbs. That might have been part of the problem. But I finally took the #3 bowl off again. I revisited clearing the check valve in the top o...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate

Thanks for the replies. It seems to be a "personal taste" type question. And there's always the cost factor. The bike is still stripped down in my basement, but nearing completion. I am anxious to get it outside. The Vetters plastic is still in storage at the PO's house. I want to ride it a bit, bar...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100

Thanks for the responses. I reassembled with the new primary seal and spring. But used the original piston and secondary seal. MC felt much better and doesn't leak. I have bled the brakes with vacuum assistance, and have tried the old "tie it down overnite" technique, which actually does help get so...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate

The avatar pic is the bike, but the saddlebags and some fairings are already removed. I have a couple more pics, but they are poor quality and show the bike mostly stripped already. They do say Vetters on some of the parts. The body work is not accessible just now, as it was left in storage at the P...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate
Replies: 8
Views: 230

'80 GL1100 STD/Vetters vs Interstate

My '80 GL1100 is a Standard with Vetters plastic. It has fairing, panniers, passenger backrest, and trunk. What is the essential, or practical difference between this setup and a true Honda Interstate? How does the difference relate to market value, performance, convenience, comfort, durability, or ...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 35
Views: 800

Re: Drivers test bike

I'm an old guy. Started riding in '57... didn't need helmets nor special license (just regular driver's license). Rode several bikes (up to a 750 cc) for about 8 years, then family/jobs left me out of the game. Fast forward to 2016. Now a widower & had a '66 Honda 90 out back of the shed for 40 year...
by OldguyGlen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100

Rebuilding all brake components. Trouble with newly rebuilt front MC. It won't "spring back" after being depressed. It sometimes felt OK in my hand. Seemed better before I seated washer and circlip. Tried extra lube with brake fluid on seals. And silicone lube outside the secondary seal (just under ...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: same timing belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: same timing belts?

Yes, I believe they are the same. I recently ordered a pair from Walmart, about $16 each and free shipping.
They were genuine Gates T274 belts.
Mine were for a 1980, but I think all the 1100's were the same.
by OldguyGlen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Another "What part is this?"

Update on the first question above... the small retainer pin. Yes, IT IS a GL1100 part. It goes into the bottom of the Front Master Cylinder. It retains the brake light switch in position. See diagram below. I rebuilt the MC and painted it. I taped over all the holes before painting. The tape, and f...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Another "What part is this?"

Thanks for the quick replies. You are correct ! It is the radiator hose clamp cover. That top hose clamp is a tight fit. It is in close proximity to an electrical cable bundle. I'm glad to get this answer as it is easy to replace it while the bike is stripped down. It would be a bear after everythin...
by OldguyGlen
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Another "What part is this?"

The adventure continues.... another "orphan" part.
Looks like a rubber boot or cover for some kind of connection.It's about 1 inch long.
I found it with some radiator parts, but I'm not sure it belongs in that group.
Any help is appreciated.

Mystery boot or cover ???
Mystery boot or cover ???

by OldguyGlen
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Another "What part is this?"

Well, now I am totally confused. Our parking meters don't take coins anymore, the screw doesn't belong to the GL1100... so I guess I'll have to look for a new useful purpose for the washer. I can't figure out how it ended up in the basket for the front master cylinder?? I am mentally reviewing any o...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another guy with carb parts question
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Another guy with carb parts question

Got the spare parts from Kevin (chief771). He's the hero of the week, thanks a bunch. They work well. The threads in the metal tabs were good enough to hold these replacement screws. Thanks to the others for their suggestions and comments... this is a great forum. But the guy who coined the phrase "...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Another "What part is this?"

Bike is going back together ('80 GL1100). Was in a million pieces, but I thought I had them all organized in dozens of tupperware tubs. But I came up with an "orphan" part... where does it belong?? I found this part left over after I re-assembled the front master cylinder, but I can't swear if it be...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Petcock rebuild

I am embarrassed to admit to this hack-job rebuild, but here goes... I got the parts with my Randakk's carb kit, and I read his blog about technique. But I failed miserably in the "carefully drill out the rivets". Being Mr. Frugal, I pressed on with the rebuild rather than source a replacement petco...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another guy with carb parts question
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Another guy with carb parts question

Good question about the threads in the metal tab... I thought about that too. I believe they are not in the best shape, but seemed better, visually, than the screws. I will carefully try the screws that are on the way from Kevin (chief771... thank you big-time for helping out) and try to avoid damag...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 coils.whats in the picture?
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 1100 coils.whats in the picture?

My wiring diagram does NOT show the resistor for 1980 (used only on GL1100 - 1982 ??). My actual bone-stock '80 does NOT have the resistor. Usually such resistors are used to reduce nominal current (heat), but are bypassed during cranking for easier cold starts (since the starter motor current draw ...
by OldguyGlen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another guy with carb parts question
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Another guy with carb parts question

Still working on the rebuild (see "back from the dead gl1100" thread) Got the carbs re-assembled. Trying to bench sync them using feeler gauge. Problem: The little shaft adjusters have stripped threads. Someone has been into these before...apparently used brute force techniques. Where can I source t...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Change
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Timing Belt Change

Since you have the engine on the bench with no possibility of accidentally cranking it over, or starting it up, you have no worries. Slowly, by hand, rotate the crank shaft pulley, and camshaft pulleys to line up the marks. Camshafts show an "UP" symbol that may not be exactly at 12:00 oclock when t...
by OldguyGlen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 29
Views: 1607

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

So I sourced another rear wheel flange. Splines look great. It is off a '82 GL1100. Surprisingly it was one of the cheaper ones on e-bay. It is tough to buy used parts, as the pics don't always really show true condition. WP_20190222_14_36_38_Pro (2).jpg But I have questions. The pins look different...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 29
Views: 1607

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Update: About at the mid-point. Bike is in a million pieces... cleaning, inspecting, touchup paint, polishing, etc. Now its time to start putting this puzzle back together. Randakk's was out-of-stock on key items for a while, but parts arriving at my door every day now. Amazingly Walmart had the tim...