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by RBGERSON
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: does '77 plastic fit '81 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: does '77 plastic fit '81 ?

Not really..if it's a Vetter fairing it shoudl fit teh mounting brackets didn't change that much but the bag mounts may be a problem as the frame and side cover a totally difference. so what brand of bags does he have.
by RBGERSON
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade Ignition Rebuild.....
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade Ignition Rebuild.....

Yep and you don't need to take all that stuff off; you can get to the two bolts that hold the ignition on just by working a wrench under and behind the top of the mount at least on earlier models the ones w/o the electronic display..I done it several times.. But once you have it out you can pop the ...
by RBGERSON
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Piston
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Engine Piston

170 perfect
160-169 excellent
150-159 -very good
140-149-good
lower than 140 manual says time for rebuild but they will run OK down to 120's even 100's

If low add oil to each cylinder and retest if they come up = ring issues. If not valve issues

testing done with throttle wide open stop run off.
by RBGERSON
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Piston
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Engine Piston

1st are you sure about this mechanic??? second cheaper to find a "new" motor than rebuild one. Third very hard to find all the parts you need to rebuild, like main bearings.. fourth do all teh tests above. More info on the bike has it sat a long time..if so rings may loosen up with a little use. Wha...
by RBGERSON
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Headlight Brackets

I am not familiar with the cb ears do they have the post sticking out to mount the turn signals of the 1100's..to me that would be the issue for fitment.
by RBGERSON
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is there a list of things you should do after getting a 1500?
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Is there a list of things you should do after getting a 1500?

I am of the school if it ain't broke don't fix it. but..besides the things you listed..check the forks for leaks, replace the brake fluid front and rear, rear gear oil too. check the brake pads and rotors, steering head check for smooth operation, lube all the cables.
by RBGERSON
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel smell after riding ?
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Fuel smell after riding ?

If teh petcock is bad it only leaks when yoiu are riding..there is a weep hole to show yous the diaphragm is bad..it drys up fairly quickly after you stop the bike as most of it drains out the tray's hose.
by RBGERSON
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel smell after riding ?
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Fuel smell after riding ?

Any gas sitting in the tray around the gas cap..= leaky petcock..???
by RBGERSON
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Look like fun to anyone else?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Look like fun to anyone else?

And replace the valve seals while you have it apart.
by RBGERSON
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timing belt change
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: timing belt change

Yep line it up..hold in place with wench and zip ties while you install the belt. Cams on the 1/3 side push the cam wheel so it has to be held in place to install the belt.
by RBGERSON
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New crashbars and highway pegs
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Yep if the bike falls over and the pegs hit it may puncture the valve cover rather than being protection they make it a hazard.
by RBGERSON
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Transmission problem 1500 SE
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Transmission problem 1500 SE

So any chance you can translate..picture of it installed..looks like a great solution and a hell of a lot cheaper than the one around here.

So how/where does it attach to he frame/header?
by RBGERSON
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifting fork
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Shifting fork

Western Honda still lists them as available???
by RBGERSON
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: vinegar or carb cleaner ?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: vinegar or carb cleaner ?

The Yamaha stuff comes in a pour bottle or at least did...vinegar turns carbs black or grayer..not generally used for carbs more a gas tank cleaner. Carb cleaner is better as long as you remove all the rubber bits first.


by RBGERSON
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

Last two days it's working perfectly!! Going to be hard to track this down until it totally stops working.
by RBGERSON
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Naked 82 gl1100
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Naked 82 gl1100

All custom stuff I have never seen a manufacture's retro for a 10000's or 1100's single seat mod. Check the custom forum over at NGW..
by RBGERSON
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

Yep, doesn't look like fun tracking this down...if the tach is all electrical why would it be slow to activate most electrical stuff is good or bad..except loose wiring...
by RBGERSON
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

Anyone have a diagram of the tach wiring/sensor??
by RBGERSON
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 277

1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

Over the last few weeks my tach didn't register anything until I blimped the throttle on morning start ups. I ignored it..Anyway yesterday it did it again but didn't register even after the blimp..I took off away noticed the speedo wasn't registering either..but after 30 second both started working ...
by RBGERSON
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle mixture screw settings
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Idle mixture screw settings

Yes lots of people loose them and don't notice...
by RBGERSON
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle mixture screw settings
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Idle mixture screw settings

Did you make sure you didn't loose the little pin that "sets" the pulse in the right position???
by RBGERSON
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 29
Views: 3556

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

Sorry but I am going to win the contest this month.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by RBGERSON
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CARB SYNC CHALLENGE - 82 GL110i
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: CARB SYNC CHALLENGE - 82 GL110i

Those numbers are low run the bike for awhile and see if the compression improves..sticky rings my guess.then try to synch. Won't hurt anything synch is just for a smooth idle
by RBGERSON
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Leaking Around Gas Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Gas Leaking Around Gas Cap

Yep there is a weep hole in that unit...singalong you need to rebuild!!