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by hansolo8
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 Blinker rubber spacer ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

76 Blinker rubber spacer ID?

Hi folks,
My blinkers' rubber spacers cracked and I'm planning to replace them with something aftermarket.
Can anyone tell me the internal diameter of the spacer?
Thanks

Han
by hansolo8
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?

It sounds like your idle circuits are needing attention, probably the internal seals too. Assuming you have the correct 758 '76 carbs, idle screw is 2 turns out. But if the carbs have been swapped out that may not be correct (755 only need 1 1/3). Idle speed should be 950 - 1000. Thanks for the res...
by hansolo8
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight dims and bike just makes clicking noise and starter won't go off?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Headlight dims and bike just makes clicking noise and starter won't go off?

Carry a small voltmeter or test light with you, next time it does that put the meter or light on the power cable to the starter and see if there's any power getting to the starter when you push the button. I'm thinking the starter relay is going bad.... I totally forgot about this post. It turns ou...
by hansolo8
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

'76 Acceptable idle RPM?

Hey guys, so if you remember me from previous posts, I have 76 Wing that had high idle hang-ups and intermittent engine stalls. It turns out, the dog-bone fuse was too old causing stalls and vacuum ports were not sealed properly and it was getting false air causing the bike to hang up if I set the i...
by hansolo8
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Great job. How do you like The Digi Sync tool? yes, tell us more about the digisync. also, now that you have been converted to doing your own work, do yourself a favour and buy a couple of JIS screwdrivers; no more stripping the heads of "phillips" screws. I love it, this was my first time syncing ...
by hansolo8
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

You should feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment in what you’ve been able to do with your GL. I think I could equate it with working on the Saturn V back in the 60s, the things they achieved back then with the level of technology available at the time. These bikes are the same in that most curr...
by hansolo8
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (Solved for real this time!!!)

So it seems like the fuse was part of the issue, but it wasn't what was causing the problem. I finally decided to not trust shops anymore and tried to do all maintenance myself and invested in about $500 dollars worth of tools. The digital torque wrench and the carb-synchronizer was the majority of ...
by hansolo8
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight dims and bike just makes clicking noise and starter won't go off?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Headlight dims and bike just makes clicking noise and starter won't go off?

Hello folks, I have this weird problem with my 76 Goldwing where sometimes the bike makes clicking noise and won't start. But as soon as I kickstart it or push-start it, the starting the bike via starter switch works fine for like a week or so then I get this problem again. I did notice the battery ...
by hansolo8
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

You have to first assume that the mechanic is competent and knew what they were doing. These carbs are a real nightmare, one of the most difficult I've come across on a motorcycle. If he set the static timing, too, then you have to assume that he knew what he was doing. At the very least, he probab...
by hansolo8
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

I'll still lean toward the carbs. One thing pointed out in the article I linked (or one on the same site) is that oftentimes the idle speed screw will get turned in to compensate for a less-than-ideal idle system. You are then bringing the main fuel system on-line because the throttle butterflies a...
by hansolo8
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

I'm kinda leaning toward agreement with Flyday's idea... Does the exhaust smell rich with engine idling? If not, I'd try screwing out the four idle mixture adjustments a half-turn each and see what that does. If you turn them exactly a half-turn, you could always put them back, or try a full turn, ...
by hansolo8
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

[youtube] bqr3Wb9nols [/YouTube] Here's the video of the bike shutting down. One thing I noticed was that fan did not come on even when it was hot And it was hard to start it back up even though it's been getting constant fuel flow for driving for about 15 minutes and the engine was hot. Don't mind ...
by hansolo8
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

gl1000master_location.jpg The lowest arrow in this photo courtesy of Randakk's. Labeled 'fuel idle mixture screw'. Oh, I'm not so sure. I left the bike at the shop so I'll have to check with him. But I'm guessing this is different from the idle speed adjustment screw? (It's kind of hard to tell wit...
by hansolo8
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

flyday58 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:32 am
Any idea where your mechanic set the idle air screws?
I'm not sure what you mean. You mean the idle RPM?
by hansolo8
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

So to be clear, this is only happening when you apply the rear brake, not the front? What about accelerating to 50, pulling in the clutch and just coasting? What about easing on the rear brake has opposed to hitting it hard? I'm curious if there's adifference in there that could help you pin this d...
by hansolo8
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Do the same test except downshift into neutral instead of first. If it still dies, the clutch has nothing to do with the problem. Tried it just now. Repeated it for about an hours at a parking lot. Doesn't happen when I shift down to neutral. Sounds like you've nailed it, then. Have you tried adjus...
by hansolo8
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

cfairweather wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:16 am
Do the same test except downshift into neutral instead of first. If it still dies, the clutch has nothing to do with the problem.
Tried it just now. Repeated it for about an hours at a parking lot. Doesn't happen when I shift down to neutral.
by hansolo8
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

I think I found out what the problem is. It looks like low-idle + clutch problem. I noticed that the clutch does not fully disengage when the bike is running hot. And the idle does not seem to be high enough to keep the engine running when the clutch is tiny bit engaged. I also have a recording of a...
by hansolo8
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

It may be the air cutoff valve is sometimes not opening after deceleration. Prior to taking it into the shop, stalling upon deceleration was so frequent and was easy to duplicate. Everytime I accelerate up to 50mph and brake really hard with the clutch pulled in while running warm, engine would sta...
by hansolo8
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

SnoBrdr wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Does this have points or an aftermarket ignition setup?
It has points. The mechanic at the shop said he did static timing on it as best as he could
Is digital ignition something to consider for an issue like this?
by hansolo8
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 2150

GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Hello, I have a 1976 GL1000. Because I mostly just wanted to ride than tinkering, I just brought the bike to a shop, got a quote for a complete carb overhaul, starter replacement, and fluids flush and went through with it. I always wait about 5-10 min before riding so that the bike is at a good oper...