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by OldguyGlen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 loose timing belt
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: GL1100 loose timing belt

Hard to believe the tensioners won't adjust enough for the correct belt length. What are the chances that the old belts, and the replacement belts, are NOT factory spec OEM. Maybe they are some European substitute that is "close" to OEM. Here we generally use Gates T274's. Just a thought....
by OldguyGlen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in gear idles but not great help me
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: No power in gear idles but not great help me

You can search the forums for ignition threads. The ignition modules are two small modules, about the size of a cigarette pack, mounted back-to-back on the left side of the frame under the shelter. You probably can just swap their connectors. Been a while since I've been in there so I'm working from...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Goldwing has rearview mirrors on the bars, not on the fairing. That might make it an '80 ???
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re-installing front brake calipers after wheel removal. Won't go back on!
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Re-installing front brake calipers after wheel removal. Won't go back on!

Aussie is giving you good advice. If you couldn't force the pads back into the caliper without releasing the bleeder, then you may have a plugged return port in the master cylinder. This is a very tiny hole in the forward part of the master, viewed by taking the reservoir cover off. If it remains pl...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power in gear idles but not great help me
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: No power in gear idles but not great help me

Sounds like ignition. One coil runs front 2 cylinders (plugs in series... it's better to ground one plug wire at at time, rather than just raise it off the plug). The other coil runs the rear 2 cylinders. Sounds like your rear 2 aren't helping at all, but the bike is running on the front 2. Has enou...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 Interstate, Headlight Turns off When Signalling Right
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 82 Interstate, Headlight Turns off When Signalling Right

Hard to suggest where a loose wire in the fuse box should go. There shouldn't be any loose wires there unless a PO was doing some add-ons, or other mods. If the loose wire was temporarily attached to the Turn Sig fuse, it is probably a supply wire to something. If you removed it from the fuse, and t...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: spark
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: spark

Welcome to the forum. We're glad you are here and would like to help you. It's hard to get a meaningful response to such a broad or vague inquiry. Try to do some topic searches, and start with some basic tests or observations, so we have something to go on. To begin, try this for a starting point......
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive shaft grease
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Drive shaft grease

No, I didn't own a '83 GL1100. But Mound is a relatively small town west of Minneapolis, around 8000 people. If you have a name, I might know the original owner. There are some Wings... I got mine from a neighbor. I'm not surprised you noticed the possible link. Just shows Wingers are a bit brighter...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive shaft grease
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Drive shaft grease

If the old grease is the soft, brown or bluish, or redish regular grease then clean it out. You don't need to go overboard, some residue in the cavity would be ok. Clean the splines carefully and apply the hi-moly grease. The o-ring is hard to find. I just did my '80 GL1100. Factory spec is 47 mm x ...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Drive shaft grease
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Drive shaft grease

The pic shows the PO did a good job of greasing the splines. That's a good sign. The safe recommendation is clean it out and apply high moly grease - Honda M77. The grease you put into the zerk nipple can be normal grease, which does NOT flow into this spline area.
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Scraping Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Scraping Noise

Just a guess... starter motor stuck engaged ?? Can you give more evidence? Did it begin while riding, or just at startup? Noise same in neutral vs in-gear with clutch in (clutch problems) Water pump impeller bearings? Listen with a piece of hose (stethoscope concept) to locate area of engine where n...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Ooops, don't think I was supposed to remove these nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Ooops, don't think I was supposed to remove these nuts

I'm offering an opinion, not a warranty, but standard nuts with blue locktite would satisfy me. Could use red too, since you will never be removing these again, ever. Use special Moly 77 paste on reassembly of the splined parts.
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Ooops, don't think I was supposed to remove these nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Ooops, don't think I was supposed to remove these nuts

No, you should have left those on. The pins are already threaded into the flange piece, so these are locknuts. They are indented to deliberately distort the threads so they won't easily loosen up. (they were a bi tch to get off, right). You have some choices... Put them back on. They will go on hard...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Phone Mount Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Phone Mount Questions

I can't really offer much help to Aperry, so this post might just be a distraction... But I find cell phone visibility to be dismally ineffective on an open-air setting like a Wing. I have tried several makeshift mounting locations, and I have no blue-tooth, no helmet headset, so my attempts probabl...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive, drive shaft, axle, etc. cleaning?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Final drive, drive shaft, axle, etc. cleaning?

Wipe off old grease, and use Brake Clean as necessary. Use Honda Moly 77 grease (High Moly content). Closely examine final splines, both halves. If worn, replace. The flange half (5 pins that engage the wheel hub) might be worn more than the drive hub half, and is easier to replace. But check both. ...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 GL1100 restart issues
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: 81 GL1100 restart issues

With all the fussing with coils, etc., did the spark plug / coil wires all get put back in the right places?
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

Welcome to the forum. Can't help with the torn boot. Don't know if dealers have them... but probably can find somewhere on e-bay. Right side rear oily dust. The drive unit on the rear hub has a vent near the top. Due to temperature cycles (they do run warm when in use) oily vapors come out this vent...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: External engine bolts...where can I get them?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: External engine bolts...where can I get them?

I had to replace a lot of machine screws & bolts on my restoration. I got them at the local Home Depot, Menards, Ace hardware. But sometimes the heads didn't exactly match in shape, diameter, or finish. I either ignored that, and used them anyway. Or I replaced the other ones in the matched set so t...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't fire
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Bike won't fire

Age 64 is young... don't give up too soon. Your description is somewhat confusing. Cranking implies the starter motor is turning the engine over, at sufficient speed to enable starting. Firing implies there is some combustion action that is assisting the starter motor and giving indications that it ...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rat Wing
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Rat Wing

Thanks for sharing. I, too, am fascinated by Rat Cars and Rat Bikes. They are artistic expressions of a very weird type of artist.
While I love to look at them, I have no desire to create, own, nor to ride one further than the nearest Bike Show.
Variety is the spice of life.
by OldguyGlen
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 Interstate, Headlight Turns off When Signalling Right
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 82 Interstate, Headlight Turns off When Signalling Right

Highly unlikely any wires got switched. These kinds of symptoms are almost always a failed ground connection. Could be at a frame termination, or corrosion in the bulb socket, or a broken ground wire. The current through a filament can't find ground directly so it flows backwards through the compani...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

Starting to run out of suggestions here... Hard to believe it idles OK, but the idle jet screw has no effect. And rough running just off idle at walking speeds is good indication of carbs not synched. But you can't synch 'em without idle jet screws working. Did you just clean the slow jet, and not t...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

Idle screws = no effect is worth noting. Either the idle/low speed jets are still plugged. Or it is getting fuel some other way, like the stuck pistons on the main jets. Besides the low speed jet itself, did you clean the various passages associated with it. In particular there are 4 very tiny holes...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

Puzzling for sure... here's some food for thought, but don't know if it will help. Symptoms are somewhat suggestive of float valve trouble, but you've been there already. Also possibly carb pistons sometimes stick up, and flood via the main jet??? But I am concerned about your test technique on the ...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Napa 7733 Rad Hose?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Napa 7733 Rad Hose?

My notes say the Napa NBH7733 hose was for a '97 Ford Aspire, and maybe also '88 Ford Festiva. Caution... some cross references come up with a 1-1/8"ID equivalent... don't believe them, you want a 1" ID hose. You don't need the Auto Make/model, they can look it up by the Napa #. My local Napa didn't...