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by wgatesh
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 Decals
Replies: 1
Views: 606

GL 1000 Decals

Does anybody has an HD image for all the gl1000 decals?
They're pretty expensive and its way better for me to print the decals but I only found low definition pictures on the net.
Thank you!
by wgatesh
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

"they sell claiming fitment for incorrect applications" ... i was close to ordering some front turn signal mounts from them despite their horrible reputation because nobody else seemed to have them (at least not for what i considered a reasonable price). a little searching revealed that w...
by wgatesh
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Before you order any parts take the left head off and make sure the pistons are OK, it's very possible they are damaged, too. I'd look for another head before I'd buy anything from Saber Cycle, they have a very bad reputation on this and another site. Stay away from them, customer service is horrib...
by wgatesh
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Yes, test compression before ordering parts. Gonna solicit opinions of the parts gurus here .... please help wgatesh and correct me if I'm wrong. I believe all years of GL1000 heads are the same, and interchangeable between right and left side, the difference being the cams for the appropriate side...
by wgatesh
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'm a newbie on motorcycles and Gl1000 is my first bike
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: I'm a newbie on motorcycles and Gl1000 is my first bike

First, DO NOT attempt to learn to ride on a Goldwing. Second, REALLY do not attempt to learn to ride on a Goldwing. I got my first motorcycle in 1968, when I was just a kid. I didn't start riding outside the neighborhood until I was 18 or so. Starting in my 20s, I spent decades averaging about 30 h...
by wgatesh
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

The complete used cylinder head will probably be easiest to find, replacement valves aren't available anymore. Original Equipment Honda brand head gaskets are still available, and recommend to stay away from the aftermarket brands. I wouldn't remove the head unless compression test verifies bent va...
by wgatesh
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'm a newbie on motorcycles and Gl1000 is my first bike
Replies: 3
Views: 377

I'm a newbie on motorcycles and Gl1000 is my first bike

Hello Friends. I'm new to the world of motorcycles and newer to this forum. It was a dream I had for long, and it came true. I purchased a 76 wing, which I'm fixing right now. Once its done I'll learn to ride. I'm here asking for advice on driving and taking care of this old' and precious bikes, per...
by wgatesh
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

I would expect them to continue to move. Since you have the valve cover off you can check this - It won't be conclusive but could be an indicator... Normally there's only a couple thousandths of an inch clearance between the rocker arm and the valve stem. A bent valve won't close fully, and there c...
by wgatesh
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Before the belt broke it sounded like it was running on only the front or rear two cylinders like one of the coils wasn't working (fire-miss-fire-miss), now it sounds like running on two cylinders on one side (fire-fire-miss-miss). If valves are bent compression readings will be very low on the lef...
by wgatesh
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

would that be the problem even before the broken belt?
Also it seems that the carbs need some cleaning. Bike has been parked for more than two years. I'll try to test it today!

If valves are bent it would give me different levels on the two left cylinders, right?
by wgatesh
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

You'll be lucky if you didn't get a couple bent valves when the belt broke, these are interference engines. Move the the crankshaft midway between the T1 and T2 marks. With the timing covers off, you can turn the crankshaft at the belt pulley instead of using the rotor bolt. Then move the left cam ...
by wgatesh
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Audio sounds like it was only running on two cylinders. I'd start by checking the ignition contact points. They are on the rear of the left-side cylinder head under a metal cover. Make sure both sets of contacts open about the thickness of a matchbook cover as the engine turns over. On the third vi...
by wgatesh
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Hi everybody. I'm new to this forum and I just got my 76 goldwing. It was parked for more than two years. I was having issues to mantain it running. When I accelerated it and pressed the start button for a few seconds it worked but after coming back to idle it died. Last time I did turned it on then...