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by jeremysmith035
Sat May 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What is a comfortable seat for a GL-1100 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 31

What is a comfortable seat for a GL-1100 ?

What is a comfortable seat for a GL-1100. I think the stock seat is very uncomfortable and am looking for the most comfortable seat I can find. Any suggestions?

1983 GL-1100 interstate
by jeremysmith035
Wed May 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Brake Rotors Interchangeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

1983 Brake Rotors Interchangeable?

Are the 1983 GL1100 brake rotors interchangeable with 1981 and 1982. I know the calipers are not interchangeable, however I am not sure about the rotors. I need front and rear rotors and can find them available and much cheaper for the 1981 and 1982 models. I have a 1983 and don't want to the waste ...
by jeremysmith035
Tue May 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove gas tank
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

Re: how to remove gas tank

What it looks like once you finish pulling the tank. Pay attention to how the wiring harness which connects to the rear lights (turn signals and brake lights) is routed before removing tank, to be sure you have proper clearance for it when you reinstall. Also pay attention to how the airlines for th...
by jeremysmith035
Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: O-ring between oil drain plug and washer?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: O-ring between oil drain plug and washer?

I figured out why there was an o-ring. Turns out the previous owner stripped out the oil drain plug hole. They used an oversized drain plug with an o-ring to minimize leaking from the drain plug.
by jeremysmith035
Fri May 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leaking between petcock and gas tank
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Fuel leaking between petcock and gas tank

I am leaking fuel where petcock mounts onto the gas tank. This happened after I pulled the gas tank and removed the petcock for cleaning. How do I stop the leaking. What size are the 2 o-rings behind the petcock? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

1983 GL-1100
by jeremysmith035
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear shock, which side is left/right?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Rear shock, which side is left/right?

How do you know which rear shock goes on the right or left side of the bike. Attached to this post is a picture. In the picture is it on the correct way?

1983 GL1100-i
by jeremysmith035
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: O-ring between oil drain plug and washer?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

O-ring between oil drain plug and washer?

Is there an o-ring between the oil drain plug and crush washer? When I removed the oil drain plug for the first time since owning the bike I noticed an o-ring between the drain plug and crush washer. I didn't think it was supposed to be there so, and it was almost completely deteriorated so I didn't...
by jeremysmith035
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Sync adapter and tool
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Carb Sync adapter and tool

I want to sync my carbs but unsure of what carb sync tool to buy or the size of adaptors. The vacuum gauges going by the P/N in the manual are no longer available. In the manual it says you need a 2 inch and 6 inch adaptor, however I am not sure of how many of each size i will need. Any suggestions ...
by jeremysmith035
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt, can you turn crank with belts removed and only the right cylinder head installed?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Timing Belt, can you turn crank with belts removed and only the right cylinder head installed?

I did not mark the crank position. However I can see the the marks on the pulley and on the heat shield behind the pulley. I can also see the fly wheel which would indicate T1. If I line up the pulleys and fly wheel would there be a need to mark the crank? I had to remove the left pulley and heat sh...
by jeremysmith035
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt, can you turn crank with belts removed and only the right cylinder head installed?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Timing Belt, can you turn crank with belts removed and only the right cylinder head installed?

I removed the left cylinder head and camshaft to replace the head gasket. The crank moved and is no longer at #1-TDC. Should I turn the crank clockwise 1 full revolution again to get it lined up with #1-TDC and clamp the pulleys to prevent them from moving *before* putting the belts on? Or could tur...
by jeremysmith035
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Dead Center
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Top Dead Center

Does that mean I am at TDC?
by jeremysmith035
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Dead Center
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Top Dead Center

I was removing my timing belts. While doing so I lined the pulley facing up and along with the marks on the side. When I looked at the fly wheel it showed # 1 and under that it had the letter F. Is the correct position for TDC on the #1cylinder? What does the "F" mean? I know there are other similar...
by jeremysmith035
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: When to replace valve seal?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

When to replace valve seal?

How do I know if my valve seals are worn? The previous owner said the valve seals need to be replaced but I have not noticed it burning excessive oil since I have had the bike. I burn coolant severely and plan on changing the head gasket to fix my coolant issue. However I am not sure if I have a val...
by jeremysmith035
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How many valve seals on each side of engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: How many valve seals on each side of engine?

That's what I was thinking. 2 per cylinder (intake and exhaust). However I wasn't sure, I know some bikes have 4 valves per cylinder. Thanks for the reply.
by jeremysmith035
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How many valve seals on each side of engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

How many valve seals on each side of engine?

How many valve seals are on the left side of the engine? I know they need to be replaced but am unsure of how many I need to order.

1983 GL1100-i
by jeremysmith035
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: VIN #'s do not match. Engine and frame.
Replies: 3
Views: 211

VIN #'s do not match. Engine and frame.

The VIN numbers on my frame and engine do not match. :o I bought a reconstructed GL-1100. The frame seems replaced and the engine seems original. I noticed this when I was checking my VIN with Honda, so I could order parts. They said my frame VIN-# was invalid. I had a similar issue when getting mot...
by jeremysmith035
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the official Honda parts site?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

What is the official Honda parts site?

What is the official Honda parts site?
Is it Honda parts nation, Honda parts house, or another site? There are alot of Powersports parts sites with Honda in their name. I want to order directly so I won't have to wait for items on backorder.
by jeremysmith035
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Which of these is the siphon tube?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Which of these is the siphon tube?

On the coolant reserve tank, Which of these is the siphon tube?

1983 GL-1100 Interstate
by jeremysmith035
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Drain oil before valve seal replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Drain oil before valve seal replacement?

Do you need to drain the oil before replacing valve seals? I have read the articles about how to change the valve seals, however I did not see this mentioned.

1983 GL-1100 Interstate
by jeremysmith035
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to find part?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Where to find part?

Any idea where to find
part-#26 ? (Bolt, Flange (10X53)
90154-KT7-000)
Would any 10x53 bolt work? I have tried the local hardware stores and no luck.
Would the bolt from the second picture attached work? I know it's probably a stupid question but I'm learning as I go.
by jeremysmith035
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Steering stem, Stripped threads, Safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Steering stem, Stripped threads, Safe?

On the steering stem, the threads of the outer part of the left side lower bolt hole are stripped. (Where part #14 goes inside of part #5) Is it safe to ride with only one pinch bolt in the upper hole? Both pinch bolts on the other side are in, and the pinch bolt on the upper part of the forks on bo...
by jeremysmith035
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front caliper bracket removal,
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Front caliper bracket removal,

Part #-14 (sleeve, fr. caliper bracket) is what I had a difficult time removing. I wasn't sure if it had threads and didn't want to damage threads by forcefully removing it. Turns out the part didn't have threads so everything came out fine with a rubber mallet and a bit of force.
by jeremysmith035
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front caliper bracket removal,
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Front caliper bracket removal,

I am trying to remove the front caliper bracket so I can remove the front wheel. I removed the 2 mounting bolts, but on the backside of the top mounting bolt there is a backpiece (sleeve) that I can't remove which holding the bracket to the forks. Without removing the bracket there is not enough cle...
by jeremysmith035
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Same forks? GL1100i vs GL1100standard
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Same forks? GL1100i vs GL1100standard

Thank you for the response
by jeremysmith035
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove front wheel/forks while on lift or centerstand?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Remove front wheel/forks while on lift or centerstand?

1983 GL1100 interstate. Is there enough clearance to remove the forks while only on the center stand? I have access to a motorcycle lift (not jack) if I were to use the lift how would I remove the front wheel while on the lift? I know I need to get the front end up high enough to remove the forks bu...