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by jaimenv
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Float valve needle filter
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Float valve needle filter

I had to superglue mine since 3 had come undone from the needle valve.
All they do is filter the bigger junk.
Sort of last dich filtering.
Yet gas tank corrosion has a way to get past them little filters.
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted aMOSa starter
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Busted aMOSa starter

It's been said the Permanent-Magnet starters have a little advantage over the standard starter, with the magnets you aren't using current to hot up the field, and 4 brushes means you have two armature windings hot instead of just one, could provide better torque. Thanks for the info. I didn't know t...
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted aMOSa starter
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Busted aMOSa starter



Looks like I did good after all when I got the used starter.
It turns out to be a Ricks Electrics aftermarket one.
by jaimenv
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 Shelter on a 1200?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: 1100 Shelter on a 1200?

AFAIK you need to find a 84 1200 standard (naked) donor bike to get the faux tank.
Supposedly this is a direct bolt on to the fully clothed gl1200.
by jaimenv
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped bolts on the water pump
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Stripped bolts on the water pump

Not a better way than heli coil, yet a patch. I have used copper wire inserted in to the hole of the stripped out threads and tightent by feel not spec torque. You will need to use the heavier gauge copper wire not the hair like, but the stiffer strand copper wire once you remove the insulation cut ...
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 towing
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: gl1100 towing

It's not a safety inspection.
For some reason they have to inspected due to the prior owner not being available for the transfer.
Far as I know PO left for mainland US of A.
The guy I got the bike from never did the transfer.
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 towing
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: gl1100 towing

I see
So i will have to build a trailer anyway.

Darn it.
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 towing
Replies: 4
Views: 123

gl1100 towing



Has any one ever towed gl1100 like this?
I have to take my 81 gl1100 to get inspected.
Due to having to take my mom everywhere I go, I can't drive it over also the tires are too old to safely ride it.
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: banjo bolt question
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: banjo bolt question

I had similar problem in the past, all I had to do was to turn the washers around.
What happen is they already took a set and will leak when switch around while taking the assembly apart and back together.
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "What part is this?"
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Another "What part is this?"

I would keep it, I always strip the hardware off from just about anything that I will toss away.
There's always the chance of it saving a trip to the hardware store.
Then again you know what you have/dont have.
by jaimenv
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CAN'T GET STARTER INSTALLED
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: CAN'T GET STARTER INSTALLED

Shot in the dark here. What if you try to turn the engine and see if the chain and starter sprocket lower down to where they should be. Shot in the dark # 2. Could there be a piece of starter snout O ring seal or other foreign object stuck on the chain causing the miss alignment. Shot in the dark # ...
by jaimenv
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake issues
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: front brake issues

I would have borrowed the bleeder screw/plug from the front left and swap with the leaking one.
Then check for a leak, this way you can tell if the seat is bad or not.
by jaimenv
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Petcock rebuild

Yes
It is totally acceptable.
I strongly believe function over cosmetics.
by jaimenv
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cracked center stand crossmember
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Thanks for the link, i will check it out.
Figure mother Honda didn't think this bikes would have such a long term appeal.
by jaimenv
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped intake manifold plug hole
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Stripped intake manifold plug hole

Trying to stay in the same size of hardware as the other 3 synchronizing plugs, I would go with the Heli coil. If the Heli coil changes the size of the hardware then and only then I drill and tap to the next available thread and size synchronizing hose barb. Reason is if you drill and tap to a exoti...
by jaimenv
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way to tell your center stand is FUBAR or
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Easy way to tell your center stand is FUBAR or

I just wanted to post a picture of what it looks like when doing a walk around.
Thanks for the link, yet I already seen that page.
I am going to start the repair in the near future. I just have to finish a crotch rocket project.
That way i will have more room to play.


by jaimenv
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way to tell your center stand is FUBAR or
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Easy way to tell your center stand is FUBAR or

WP_20190309_15_12_33_Pro.jpg Getting there. Notice the center stand foot lever noticeably forward of the stock left side exhaust pipe cut out, that's the tell tale sign of a really messed up center stand crossmember. The further forward from the exhaust pipe cut out the worst, mine being in the ext...
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand

You sure the digital indication on the forks air pressure is accurate?
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200A heel toe shifter bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: 1986 GL1200A heel toe shifter bolt

WP_20190309_13_26_31_Pro.jpg Funny that's the 1st thing I took of my 1200. It was all wabbly and loose, no where close to be centered on the shifter lever. The bike also came with a oil leak at the shifter shaft seal, thankfully there is not much play on the shifter shaft. I was able to pry out the...
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand

Looks like the same length as mine.
How much play is there on the stand ? Not front to back but side to side once it's extended.
Also how much air in the forks ?
by jaimenv
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: GL1100 leaning too far on side stand



Mine had a badly corroded left side subframe.
by jaimenv
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS

The minimum spec in honda moly paste I think it was 45% and supposedly they increase it to 60-77%. The product you got there does not mention % of moly to lithium. Short term use/service it will be ok, yet for extended use/service intervals you will want the higher moly % content. It is going to be ...
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shocks....
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Rear Shocks....

Yup, I filled the syringe by removing the black squeeze end, then slowly squeeze it and release so to give the atf fluid a chance to flow in to the shock and burp the built pressure.
by jaimenv
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shocks....
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Rear Shocks....

Good question, to tell you the truth I don't know.
It didn't occur to me to put them in the vise.
One thing for sure once filled you better keep them upright.