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by Magonsterz!
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: need front brake master cyl
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: need front brake master cyl

Thanks my first thought too but didn’t want it to look patched together or worse snap off on the road and strike another vehicle.
by Magonsterz!
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: need front brake master cyl
Replies: 3
Views: 465

need front brake master cyl

Dropped my scooter while swapping out rear tire, the mirror hooked workbench and snapped mirror base casting off of master cylinder. It is still fully functional just no mirror mount. It is the large square type and not the round reservoir type. Originally splitter gone now running two braided hosed...
by Magonsterz!
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral light intermittent
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Neutral light intermittent

Any clues where to start? Neutral, green light, in gauge cluster goes out after bike is warm and ridden more than 10 min or so and remain off for duration of ride. When cold on start up 79 GL all works fine, every time, on start up, then for some reason ceases to work. When parked and cools down i c...
by Magonsterz!
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark Plug Gap With Electronic Ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Spark Plug Gap With Electronic Ignition

My '76 LTD has an electronic ignition of unknown origin. Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations for a wider gap, considering it has the OEM coils? TIA. Ron in AZ "Spark Plug Gap Deviation: Here is the combo i am currently running in my 75 engine. DYNA-S,1.2 ohm resistor, no condenser, fa...
by Magonsterz!
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?

Thanks for the options All, found a good used wheel off 78 online for 50 beans and free shipping. Looks like ill pull down rear and service center stand while I'm at it. Almost there, this should be the final piece of the build. Glad you have a possible solution... Wouldn't yet toss that old one in...
by Magonsterz!
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

update: fixed! runs like a champ, power shift pulls nicely, 100 mph zero slippage. put a micrometer on steels, they were all in spec. mic'd friction plates and 3 were out of spec, that was enough to make it slip on top 6k to 7k pulls and pwrshifts. springs were in spec but felt mushy compared to new...
by Magonsterz!
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?

Thanks for the options All,
found a good used wheel off 78 online for 50 beans and free shipping.
Looks like ill pull down rear and service center stand while I'm at it. Almost there, this should be the final piece of the build.
by Magonsterz!
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?

Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened? Should i even bother vs purchasing good used replacement? Back in the day you could put your BMX Skyway wheels in the freezer and they would true up, lol. Prev-Owner, laid down bike and damaged / bent rear swing arm and apparently rear wheel but at the...
by Magonsterz!
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 331
Views: 134034

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I got that darned starter motor back in late last night but due to the hour, I could not start it. Today I hit the starter button and I was startled by how robust and how fast it started! Just a quick blip with the button and it cranked and started right up. In the back of my mind, I know cleaning ...
by Magonsterz!
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 331
Views: 134034

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

I might just do that, but I can't believe how it went from smooth and shiny when I cleaned it in the spring, to the extreme pitting you see now. The only thing I used to clean it was probably rubbing alcohol and mineral spirits, using rags and steel wool. Could of just been a sub surface porosity i...
by Magonsterz!
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph

found some items to coble up a damper kit to mimic ones designed for HD's and will use the right side horn mount for frame mounting point since it is closest to the triple tree and lower enough to clear the pho tank panels.

example right side hook up
example right side hook up


actual to install
actual to install


actual fork mount
actual fork mount

by Magonsterz!
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph

It's normal for ALL years of Goldwings. Sometimes you can fix it with adjusted steering head torque, wheel bearings, different tires, different shocks, handlebar weights, or any of many other things that can introduce free play into the bike and alter its natural resonant frequency. But the easiest...
by Magonsterz!
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: After market clutch lever
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: After market clutch lever

if you could find someone pretty handy with a tig machine, id say measure min distance travel needed, cut and reweld to shorten reach distance, some grinding and powder coating and would look factory to the naked eye but you'd have to be confident with fab work. Maybe even loosen cable barrel nut ad...
by Magonsterz!
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 14405

Re: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Unit

just completed step by step with recommended products and it worked like a charm.
Thanks again for the complete how to, much appreciated.
by Magonsterz!
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Installing a new starter on a 1975 GL1000
Replies: 3
Views: 2787

Re: Installing a new starter on a 1975 GL1000

UPDATE: hot start stall is gone! Spins engine over effortlessly at any temp, plus i does help to have everything in tune. Starts on first roll every time regardless of heat soak just as if it were cold, So Cal cold 76 deg lol. Clean out, polish everything, inspect, reassemble and vuala like new for ...
by Magonsterz!
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: power levers
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: power levers

I know this is a dead / old thread but thought someone might look up info as i did while researching. Of all the model years 75-79 the 77 has the longest lever for this model year only which reduces clutch lever effort as per the following article. https://www.randakksblog.com/clutch-reassembly-tric...
by Magonsterz!
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

Got home day, had clutch engagement set early (quarter let out on clutch) so i reset to 3/4 let out to see if it made a difference, did not, still lets go around 7k under load. 95 mph seems to be mas speed at which 4th and fifth lets go. Bought specialty tools, nut socket, EBC clutch holding tool an...
by Magonsterz!
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

CI-4 is a specification for oils which produce lower NoX emmissions. its not a friction modifier. the original oil was fine Good to know which can only leave a couple of other reasons, clutch cable hang up (not it Visually confirmed), clutch cam pin incorrectly adjusted too deep or clutch friction ...
by Magonsterz!
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

You could double the Seafoam dose, won't hurt anything.... The idea is to get it into the clutch plates, a lot of pulling the clutch and coasting will help, too. Hey Denver Added 4 more oz for a total of 8 oz to oil, but seeing how ride time is hard to come by, daily use of company work Truck, woul...
by Magonsterz!
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

T4 T5 and T6 should all work fine in a bike. Not totally - there's a couple flavors of these with friction modifiers you have to watch for (varieties of T4 and T6) so have to double-check the SAE donut. It was 15w40 Rotella that started this thread. It was the 15w40 in the blue jug with the additiv...
by Magonsterz!
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph

It's normal for ALL years of Goldwings. Sometimes you can fix it with adjusted steering head torque, wheel bearings, different tires, different shocks, handlebar weights, or any of many other things that can introduce free play into the bike and alter its natural resonant frequency. But the easiest...
by Magonsterz!
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: 75 GL CLUTCH SLIP UNDER LOAD AT 7K RPM

good info, fixin to go for another spin after work, clutch engaged and coasting noted thx
by Magonsterz!
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph
Replies: 5
Views: 463

speed wobbles on deceleration at 40mph

Noticed front end wobble (start of tank slap) when no hand deceleration around 40ish, is this normal for 79 GL? Bike has recent to new tires front and back but dont know of previous owner had them balanced or just put on and so that is def on the to do list. Did notice there were some stick on weigh...
by Magonsterz!
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1st time sync attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: 1st time sync attempt

That looks like perfection to me (provided ignition timing is to perfection first). Double-check ignition timing, do the idle mixture adjustments ( on the GL1000 I believe it is simply to tweek the idle mix screws for max RPM), then reset idle to 950 and then check sync one more time. It will not g...