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by billball
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions

Hi everyone, Just an update. I received the oil filter adapter last week and I just installed it (looks great) It's a polished aluminum block that fits good and looks great and uses the same Amsoil oil filter as a Harley so you can get it in black or chrome, I used the chrome and I love the look. Ch...
by billball
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 163
Views: 26432

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

I just picked up a 1983 GL1100 with 76000 kms on it and the bike looks like new and runs great I put 255 kms on it today.
Love the bike.
It's greats
by billball
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100I on a diet?
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Re: GL1100I on a diet?

I love my GL 1100 just the way it is, I take the saddle bags off while in the city
I get approx 250 kms to a tank of gas and thats a combination of street and highway driving
cheap ride for me
by billball
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions

Hi Guys, I just bought a 1983 GL 1100 and wow I thought I would check the oil (well not easy as I am not a small guy) I have ordered an oil filter adapter to make it from a canister filter to a spin on filter but I have heard of a dipstick fill plug that's available but I can't find it Any help ther...
by billball
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio housing
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Radio housing

I have tried (my radio,CB and intercom)not working I'ts way to expensive to repair so I just got an aftermarket bluetooth helmut unit off ebay that clips to the side of the helmut and a handle bar mount for my cell phone. I took the factory radio out and I made a stainless steel plate (you can make ...
by billball
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: LED Conversion

Hi
My bike is a full load GL 1100 no other marking on it(has the rear and both side saddle bags) but on some forums it says to use #57 bulbs for the instrument bulbs I'm just not sure
Any help
Thanks
by billball
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 366
Views: 33429

Re: Average age ?

Hi everyone,
I'm 64 and just getting back into riding (30 years not on a bike)
Lots of friends getting bikes so I took the plunge and bought a 1983 Goldwing GL 1100 and what a blast (wish I had never quit riding)
by billball
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 163
Views: 26432

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Hi everyone, I'm not sure if anybody is still interested but I just bought a 1983Goldwing GL 1100 at a steal of a price (the owner lived out of town)But this bike is in beautiful condition and is a full load bike. He told my up front that he didn't have the Helmut's and the stereo didn't work and wa...
by billball
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 483
Views: 64604

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

Hi everybody, As a kid at 12 years old I stole my cousins Honda 50 Cub (She never rode it) and I rode it when my parents weren't around (My cousin then gave me the bike) I let a friend take the bike down the ally and he crashed it (end of bike). At 14 years old my Dad bought me a new Honda 50 Cub (a...
by billball
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Hi everyone

Thanks everyone for all the info. I don't know the model and I didn't know there was so many, here are a few pics if anyone can help out. It is a full load bike with all the saddle bags although I take the side ones off when in the city. Sorry some pictures show I got in the rain, my bike is normall...
by billball
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 256

LED Conversion

I would like to change all my lights to LED bulbs, I know the headlight is a H4 bulb and the signals and brake are 1156 and 1157 and I need a no load flasher but I can't find the instrument bulbs I think the industry number is #54 but I would like in a red or green if possible or I remember the 194 ...
by billball
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio housing
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Radio housing

My radio on my GL1100 didn't work when I bought the bike and was told it was way to to expensive to repair. I had my friend make me a custom stainless plate to cover the existing place the radio was and then I added a 12 volt lighter and a USB port unit installed. It looks good and also charges my p...
by billball
Mon May 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 starts but dies after 30 seconds to two minutes of idling? All ideas welcome and appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: 1983 GL1100 starts but dies after 30 seconds to two minutes of idling? All ideas welcome and appreciated

I'm not sure but I also have a 1983 GL 1100 and on the fuel switch there is a mesh screan that can plug up with rust particles etc they settle and as soon as the fuel flows they plug up the flow.
hope this helps
Bill
by billball
Sat May 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100 handlebar grips
Replies: 0
Views: 191

1983 GL 1100 handlebar grips

Hi everyone, I'm still learning about my 1983 GL 1100 I purchased this bike in awesome condition but the handle bar grips (foam rubber) are badly weathered and need to be replaced. The left side end piece of the handle just un screwed and came off and the new grip puppies handle went right on with s...
by billball
Sat May 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1983 GL 1100

up date!!! and Thanks for the info. I put the bike on the center stand and left over night and on start up there is no smoke from the exhaust, I tried 2 days in a row and then went back to the side stand and the smoke started again I just purchased the bike and I don't know what oil the previous own...
by billball
Fri May 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1983 GL 1100

What do you think about running a seafoam conditioner in the oil for a few minutes and then changing the oil, filter to Amsoil metric 10w/40 full synthetic as I am an amsoil dealer an thats what Amsoil recommends.
by billball
Fri May 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1983 GL 1100

The smoke is diffidently oil antifreeze smells sweet and it smells burnt oil
by billball
Thu May 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100
Replies: 10
Views: 432

1983 GL 1100

Hi everybody, I purchased this bike in April of this year and have ridden it almost everyday since. Yesterday May 13th 2020 I started the bike and a big cloud of smoke came out both exhaust pipes. It cleared after about 3 min and rad great with no smoke Tonight was the same, sat all day at work and ...
by billball
Mon May 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Hi everyone

Hi all , my name is Bill Ball and I just purchased my first Goldwing GL1100 and I haven't been on a bike since 1999 My friends are all getting bikes so I purchased this 1983 Goldwing that looks like new and runs like new but has some weathering on the hand grips and the stereo doesn't work. I'm look...
by billball
Sun May 03, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: 1983 GL1100 Stereo swap
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Re: 1983 GL1100 Stereo swap

I just purchased a JVC AM/ FM CD player with blue tooth and I also got the marine cover.
I haven't received it yet but I will attempt to install and will update as it goes by
by billball
Sun May 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: 1983 GL1100

That cool Thanks for the heads up

billball
by billball
Sun May 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: 1983 GL1100

Thank you, I was thinking I had to remove the whole pedal assembly and that spring looked nasty.
I adjusted the push rod and bingo, pedal height is perfect.

Thanks
billball
by billball
Sat May 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100
Replies: 6
Views: 287

1983 GL1100

Hi everyone, I,m new to the Goldwing Docs. I Haven't ridden a bike in a few years so in an whim I bought a 1983 GL 1100 It looks new it runs like new very few kms but has 2 minor issues. It has the radio and communication system but I didn't get the helmets or anything with it and i'm wondering how ...