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by motorcyclemedic
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers

Hi Pete- Hope you see this- If so, I would appreciate any info on my 75 wing Serial Number- will reply to you with it- thanks Dennis
by motorcyclemedic
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Float Post in Carb
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Broken Float Post in Carb

recheck your butterfly linkages between each carb that link them together- a misplaced washer might be the cause of the idle problem- also, check the springs in the mechanical advance- if they are stretched, ignition will stay advanced, engine RPM will slowly creep down. read Randakks GL1000 tips- l...
by motorcyclemedic
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Melting wires
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Melting wires

You need to look at this issue more closely- the entire charging system depends on the stator and wiring health- if the yellow wires from the stator to the rectifier aren't properly connected (soldered and heat shrink wrapped- eliminate ALL old connectors) then failure is eminent- Check out Randaak ...
by motorcyclemedic
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake master cylinder.
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: front brake master cylinder.

I have a 75 wing- rather than rebuild the old ft brake Master cyl- I got one from an 85 wing- rebuilt it, and bang- I have very powerful ft brakes- 2 finger pull- WILL lock the ft wheel if you want- much better than orig- still Honda, and looks better- I also converted it to an 84 wing clutch- hyd M...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

About the speedo pickup for the Aspencade- As I said, Mine didn't work when awakened from hibernation- took the entire thing apart- magnet drive shaft in pickup was stuck- was able to CAREFULLY press it apart- cleaned and lubed the heck out of it with hi temp grease- the drive washer in the front wh...
by motorcyclemedic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Yes!! this helps everyone!! great idea about a new forum for cross referencing parts too! Thanks again- Dennis in Anchorage
by motorcyclemedic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Hi Tom- rottza ruck- I just finally took my wing out today- drove to work- guess what? no speedo- rats!! worked fine when I put into hibernation- (Im in anchorage Ak) Allways something! Dennis
by motorcyclemedic
Sun May 31, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Hi Tom- no I cannot confirm that, but if the tires are the same diameter, and it has the same color wires, or confirm on the wiring diagrams that they both hook up the same, then it should work- As I said, I just used my original connector and the one from the vakrie worked fine- If you already have...
by motorcyclemedic
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 clutch conversion to GL1200hyd clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: GL1000 clutch conversion to GL1200hyd clutch

Hi Fred- I would guess that a kit from a good supplier would be pretty straighforeward (if you call pulling the engine "straight foreword") I followed the instructions from the guy back east somewhere(have info at home-am at work) and it went pretty well- I would recommend replacing the stator and r...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

I just finished doing this exact mod on my 75 wing- If you google search Gl1000 hydraulic clutch, it should pick up the guy that did it originally- I put a GL1200 clutch in mine- using the entire clutch assembly from an 84 GL1200- as well as the clutch cover, slave cyl, also from an 84 GL1200-(only ...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel in Air Chamber or Plenum Chamber
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Fuel in Air Chamber or Plenum Chamber

Go to Randakks Cycle web site- read EVERYTHING he says about GL carbs, then buy his carb kits, video, and clean your carbs- be VERY careful with the float pins- This isn't a hard job, just be meticulous and it will run like new- one thing I have always done when rebuilding carbs- using a pressure so...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 clutch conversion to GL1200hyd clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 239

GL1000 clutch conversion to GL1200hyd clutch

I have completed installation of a GL1200 hyd clutch into my 75 GL1000- Runs great, shifts very nice- TWO finger clutch pull- job is for the very mechanically savvy owner. My thanks to the Gent on the East Coast (I think) that came up with this idea. This is a good mod IF you need to remove your eng...
by motorcyclemedic
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1000 1975 HELP!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: gl 1000 1975 HELP!!!!

You can also adjust your point gap a bit to get the timing perfect-- check out Randakks tech tips on his web site- also his carb kits and rebuild instructions are the best -- Dennis in Anchorage
by motorcyclemedic
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Thanks for the info- I was the guy that used a Valkrie speed pickup- had to splice in GL1200 connector- works great- but yours is better for those who may not be able to splice wiring-- Thanks1 Dennis in Anchorage
by motorcyclemedic
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers

Thanks everybody- right about title searches- for $13, told me I was the last buyer in 2007- this part of project is on back burner till bike is roadworthy again- Have done many mods, relays backing up headlight and radiator fan switches, Randakks Electric fuel pump with safety tilt switch ( I built...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers

Thanks!! I will keep looking- what about these VIN search websites? Know anything about them? Dennis
by motorcyclemedic
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1975 GL1000 serial numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 731

1975 GL1000 serial numbers

Does any one know how, or has traced the history of older gold wings? I have a 75 wing- very low miles, would like to trace its history, but don't know where to start- found/bought it in Seattle in 2005- so it had a Washington title- (now has Alaska title) Any source of serial numbers when manufactu...
by motorcyclemedic
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '84 GL 1200A SPEED SENSOR
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: '84 GL 1200A SPEED SENSOR

YES!!! the valkrie speed sensors work! I got a used one offEbay for cheap-was new- had to change the plug - works great- After all the things Ive heard about Saber Cycle, I wouldn't buy anything from them. Looks like these forums and sharing knowlege solves most wing problems- Good Job all!! Dennis ...
by motorcyclemedic
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.

If you have a GOOD GL Mechanic avaialble, would be worth the hr or 2 labor to get a prebuyer inspection- The clutch should NOT be bad at 30K miles- I bet its out of adjusatment-or, the springs and bearings could be bad from age - 30+ years old- I have a 75 wing with only 10K miles, am converting it ...
by motorcyclemedic
Thu May 30, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.

I need to correct a mistake from my earlier post -- its an 84 1200 clutch cover that is used to convert a GL1000 to hydraulic- also- google GL1000 clutch hydraulic conversion, and there is a way to use the entire clutch pack from a GL1200 into a GL1000 !!! A guy did a complete conversion, put the cl...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed May 29, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: clutch, from wire to hydraulic.

I have done some research on converting a GL1000 to a GL1200 hydraulic set up- There is info on this (google) I believe the cover from an 85 GL1200 (which also has the slave cyl on it) fits a GL1000- all that is needed is to modify the pushrod shorter to fit. Also need an 85 cover gasket- I have the...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: '85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short

Green is ground on a Honda-- any other color is power from/to something---If you connected a black wire(switched power on a Honda) to a green wire- you shorted out something- check your schematic using a magnefying glass, so you can read it closely- I am pretty sure you blew a fuse or cooked a wire/...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed May 22, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Aspencade Speedsensor issues
Replies: 0
Views: 164

GL1200 Aspencade Speedsensor issues

I think I have found an answer to the speed sensor problem on the GL1200A with the digital speedo-- I found a sensor on Ebay for a 97 valkrie- looked exactly the same as the GL1200 sensor- I took a chance- was only $40 or $50 - turns out the sensors are the same except for the connector- wiring colo...
by motorcyclemedic
Wed May 22, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone used chemtool b12....
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Anyone used chemtool b12....

You might try Hoppies #9 gunpowder solvent- most any gun store has it- will disolve most grime and varnish in carberators- I have used it with good success on many carb overhauls- I also used the B12- I tore down the carbs to bare bodies- I mean completely apart, and soaked the body and bowls in the...
by motorcyclemedic
Sat May 18, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade

Be careful!! Black on a Honda is switched power- the blue stripe is being fed by the black??!! I think- double ck with your wiring schematics- use a magnifying glass, or go to Kinkos and make a blown up copy of your wiring diagrams-- I don't have mine(am at work) to look at now, but black/blue doesn...