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by zosxavius
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil smoke on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Re: Oil smoke on start up

Normal on the side stand. Sounds like you need to run her to free up the rings a bit.
by zosxavius
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard shifting
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Hard shifting

New to me GL1200. So first thing I noticed was the clutch on this GL1200 was dragging pretty bad. Rebuilt the slave and bled it several times. Seems to be working normally as best I can tell. I get some stiction when I start it in first but the bike only lurches forward a hair and it breaks free and...
by zosxavius
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

Ok. I figured this out. Took a lot of problem solving haha. I'll post a lengthy reply on what I used and what probably went wrong.
by zosxavius
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

From the back. No clearance at all. None. My battery post has to go to the inside too. Which puts it almost touching the carbs. Joy. On the outside it totally blocks the fairing. It's stupid long. And yeah I nicked my carbs a little trying to cut away a bit of the firewall. 🤬
by zosxavius
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

PXL_20210726_011241987.jpg Well this became really frustrating. I don't know what I did wrong here but I'm finding it impossible to get this alternator in far enough to clear the lower fairing. I'm hitting the carbs in the back of the alternator body. I can't get a 31.5" belt to fit to save my...
by zosxavius
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

I'm going to send back the MRC pulley and just snag a prelude pump. It fits directly. My current issue is that I have no idea how I can make these brackets without a drill press and welder. Currently asking around to see if someone can make them. I have drawings.
by zosxavius
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

Rambozo wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:46 pm Unless you already ordered it, at the moment it is on backorder.
Amazon had a couple plus the bushings I need. Looks like it's about a week away.
by zosxavius
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

Thank you all. I'm going to just get the MRC pulley and a bushing. $50. I actually don't want to wait 2-3 weeks just for parts here so I'm just going put this together myself. My bigger issue is that the bike was running damned hot on the way back and seems to be super low on coolant. I give up on t...
by zosxavius
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

Ohara wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:35 am Also MCS INDUSTRIAL #82223306 by Woods.
I looked up the thread that had that one and the woods pulley is 1/2" bore. 12mm is .425 inches. So it would have to have a bushing made for a press fit. I think other one with a 12-->14mm bushing is probably the easy answer. All off the shelf.
by zosxavius
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

I'm assuming it's best to also match the pulley size correct? Alternator on a car has a much smaller pulley than the crank pulley. You should strive for same thing on the poorboy, otherwise charging at idle RPM will suffer. Hence, the biggest crankshaft pulley that will fit. Don't know what can be ...
by zosxavius
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Poorboy Pulley Options

3 to 4 inch diameter pulley will work. Mine is 4” from poor boy and it does the job just fine. I did a lot of looking and found the KRC 40150340 would work. Also MCS INDUSTRIAL #82223306 by Woods. There was another one from the UK that was an aluminum V pulley ( forget the company name right now bu...
by zosxavius
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poorboy Pulley Options
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Poorboy Pulley Options

Is there an off the shelf pulley that works without major modification? Seems like the guy making kits isn't responding. It's time to probably start coming up with a new solution. I can easily figure out the rest, but finding a pulley that works ok is a challenge to me right now. Bore is 12mm correc...
by zosxavius
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

I'm probably going to have close to 2k in it!! Haha. This has been a wild ride. Getting close to getting her running again and then it won't need much to be road worthy. So close!
by zosxavius
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump/oil pump seal melted
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Water pump/oil pump seal melted

Yeah I figured out that seal didn't belong. It cracked the oil pump housing. New housing and then I broke a bolt for the oil pump. Three days later and new helicoil threads it's back in. Just waiting on the gasket for the back of the pump now and I can get it closed back up. Dropped in a new water p...
by zosxavius
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar

I need the 75-77 bar. The later bar omits the turn signal mounts and relocates them to the rear.
by zosxavius
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar

Didn't realize that's all I had listed.
by zosxavius
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump/oil pump seal melted
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Water pump/oil pump seal melted

I have an oil leak that seems to have happened when the bike was sitting for the past two years. So I decided to pull the water pump cover off since it looks like someone was in there with a new gasket. I get it all apart and find this seal that looks melted. Well problem solved probably. But why di...
by zosxavius
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Wanted: GL1000 K grab bar

I have a GL1000 I'm trying to return to 100% stock. I'm looking for a grab bar to complete the look. I need the one with the mounts for the turn signal lamps. Edit, found front and rear lamps for the turn signals. I definitely need a grab bar to mount the rear ones though. Anyone? Not having much lu...
by zosxavius
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat

Super helpful!

Thank you.
by zosxavius
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat

Hi. I have a fugly king/queen seat that has a stock pan attached. I can get repro covers for rather cheap. Has anyone recreated one from scratch? I want to know what foam you used. I can get 2 yards of foam but it's like $100 from Joanne fabric. I'm thinking there has to be a slightly cheaper option...
by zosxavius
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

Having done this project, let me agree with the above statement that you have to love it. I'm 5 or 6 years in and I'm on my final issues. I've put maybe 1.5k on it in the time. In regards to the carbs, you can either send them out ($400 or so) or just order the master rebuild kit from Randakk ($150...
by zosxavius
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

dingdong wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 3:56 pm Good catch Scott. Missed that about the kick start completely. However he didn't say that he had tried to kick start yet.
Super good catch! Yes. The kickstart engages the clutch fine.
by zosxavius
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

I haul it back to a garage I can use to work on bikes and start getting into it. Well no power for starters, so I replaced the main fuse holder which was melted shockingly and that brought power back to the bike. Starter turns. Clutch doesn't engage. Just as I knew. But I have a kick start. So I ca...
by zosxavius
Fri May 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

Thanks. It's too nice to part out. I can't do it. This girl deserves a second life. You know, I think I'm going to order the engine gasket kit and just start on the heads and water pump and run it and see what happens. I can kickstart it for now. I can always replace gaskets if needed as I go and I'...
by zosxavius
Thu May 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Rebuilding a GL1000. I have some issues here.

Haha I don't mind working on motorcycles but this project suddenly became much bigger than I thought. Isn't that how it always goes when buying a non running bike? $2000 feels a bit on the high end though. I know I'm looking at a few hundred in just gaskets alone at this point, plus whatever bearing...