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by Prlwng
Wed May 04, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pipe o-ring leak
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Water pipe o-ring leak

Yes, bitter cold will cause coolant drips. A couple of my old semis with over a million miles on them would spot in winter. Minus 20 and outside.

This would be even after replaceing all hoses and clamps.

My 1996 1500 with 140 tho on it would drip during winter also in unheated garage.
by Prlwng
Wed May 04, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Got redo it. Oil in coolant
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Got redo it. Oil in coolant

Not getting anymore in coolant. Gonna do a good flush and see how it turns out. Also, mounted the overflow tank where it should be. Dummy me found that flow tube then stayed as it should and no bubbles. as one can see the top one is right side, other has rubber on it from belt. Wonder how long befor...
by Prlwng
Tue May 03, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Got redo it. Oil in coolant
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Got redo it. Oil in coolant

83 aspencade Got the new gates belts and rebuilt pulleys back on bike. As burping radiator saw some drops of oil in coolant coming up. Yep, I was cussing myself again. Oh, just put new coolant in, oil change, etc. Some good folks on here put an article on what I gotta do next. Go right back into all...
by Prlwng
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Accelerator pump leak
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Accelerator pump leak

Must have bumped float when reasembling. On center stand there is no leaking. On side stand stand it has leak. Will pull them soon.
by Prlwng
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Accelerator pump leak
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Accelerator pump leak

81 with 82 carbs that rebuilt. Had it running good, no leaks and smooth. Got all back together and had it warming up. Then the Accelerator pump started dripping gas. For those in the better know than I, could it be a sticking float in #3 carb? Or is it always a bad pump? Did flush a bunch of gunk ou...
by Prlwng
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sync of carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Sync of carbs

Got em close now.

Reset 1 to 2 4 then set 4 to 3. As setting 4 to 3 all came to within 1 point. Will finesse after Easter dinner.

Something musta been way off. These came off the 82 and cleaned and rebuilt them. Then put them on the 81.
by Prlwng
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sync of carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Sync of carbs

Rebuilt carbs. Went to sync them. Could get 1 3 ok. Could get 2 4 ok. Can not get left and right to balence. In fact after getting 2 and 4 together then 1 3 reading went very high. Switched hoses on gauges and still same readings. So know it not gauges. Sprayed either around carbs and no change in r...
by Prlwng
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

Yes on overall gearing change. Kinda figured that before doing it. Should not be much dif than an 82 tho.

Many of my bikes have changed gearing. Dirtbikes especially. Harleys also. 06 steetbob went up 2 rear tooth to get off line quicker. Same on hot rod Sporty I built.
by Prlwng
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

Got the 82 rear wheel on the 81. The drive gear is direct swap. Had to swap brake disk as 82 is thicker than 81. 82 has dual piston. Now have a three year old tire that is new on 81. Did not feel like spending the cash for a new tire when had one of diferent size and wheel. Now balence rebuilt carbs...
by Prlwng
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Centramatic ballancing
Replies: 24
Views: 1940

Re: Centramatic ballancing

Had them on my 2012 from new. After first rear was shot at 8 tho put car tire on. Sold it 40 tho later and still running car tire and centramatics front rear.

Had them on my semi also. Two different semis and 2 million miles. They still did good.
by Prlwng
Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: 82 to 81 wheel swap

Never looked at tire size. Yes, the front wheel could be off an 83. Guess will dismount the wheels and see if they work. And also yes, the 82 has dual piston rear caliper. But guess I will see if it will work with 81 caliper. Bought the 82 for parts cheap. Also have a bunch more parts from a wrecked...
by Prlwng
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 to 81 wheel swap
Replies: 7
Views: 296

82 to 81 wheel swap

Redoing my 81 with vetter setup. Have an 82 been stealing parts off. Couple front brake calipers and a few elec parts. The 82 has good tires. Can I just swap wheels and tires or need to change tires? Front wheel on 82 is the one piece wheel.
by Prlwng
Wed Mar 09, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Used vetter fairing
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Used vetter fairing

Just mounted it on the 81 gl1100. Could not get radio to work but have not looked into it much. Kinda cold. Next week maybe into 50s. The mount holes lined up perfect. The radio does touch gagues tho. Will need to finse it.

Do need some keys. Anyone know if local locksmiths will make them?
by Prlwng
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

Did the 1000 onto 1100 several times. Run ok.

Had several wrecked 1000s, kid would buy a non or poor running 1100 for 200 bucks. Put 1000 carbs on and sell 1100 for 900 bucks. One we put the 1000 stator on 1100.
by Prlwng
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Aspencade - hard starting
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 83 Aspencade - hard starting

Have noticed these 1100s may be hard to start when it chilly out. All fall this 83 aspy I picked up started easy. Then temps got down into 30s. Chock it to start and hard to keep running for 30 seconds or so. The 81 1100 that is curently getting resurected is also needing alot of chock to get runnin...
by Prlwng
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Crossed referance for radiator cap?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Crossed referance for radiator cap?

TY
For some odd reason when calling up cross ref numbers mine does not show that. It shows for 1500 is all.
by Prlwng
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Crossed referance for radiator cap?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Crossed referance for radiator cap?

Looked thru search here, could not find a cross. Can not find a radiator cap for 2 1100s I am redoing. Found used ones on ebay. Got used ones, want to do new ones.

Anyone know of a cross for the caps?

TY
Bill
by Prlwng
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darksiding: Car Tire on your motorcycle (VIDEO)
Replies: 42
Views: 2753

Re: Darksiding: Car Tire on your motorcycle (VIDEO)

After first tire on an 1800 wore out at less than 7000 miles, went to a car tire. Many of those miles were pulling trailer two up. Coulda been part of quick wear. Yes, presure kept very close to 40. Do not recomend it for all. The person that bought that 1800 knew it had a car on it. He scraps pegs ...
by Prlwng
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Newly Weds and Old Wings
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Newly Weds and Old Wings

However, if she woulda added:

Honey, you work on that old wing all the time. You need to get rid of it. Trade it for a new one that has better storage for that coast to coast trip I wanna do.

Then she would be a keeper.
by Prlwng
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Used vetter fairing
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Used vetter fairing

My terminology may not be correct. Always called that material fiberglass. Bet it is hard plastic. The lower front mounting location has been repaired. Like they loosened rear mounts then flipoed it up. It works but would like to have it nicer without alot of work. Thanks all. Will probly pick it up...
by Prlwng
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Used vetter fairing
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Used vetter fairing

The 1100 I am refurbishing has a vetter mounted now. The mount fiberglass has been sloppily repaired. Found another vetter faring in good shape.(not all busted up). Think this came off a Yamaha. Are most vetters mounting and spacing the same? My steel mounts to frame are good. The fiberglass is ques...
by Prlwng
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: head gasket done but one more question
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: head gasket done but one more question

Did you "burp it"?

At least that is what I always called it. Fill radiator, leave cap off or loose, run engine till thermostat opens, refill, then cap and put what overflow tank needs in.

Overflow tank should not be filled to cap. Should be lines on it for coldfill and hotfill.
by Prlwng
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Carb clean solution
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Carb clean solution

Ordering an ultrasonic carb cleaner. Will need proper solution for it. What works best? The ones on page are yellow and clear. Or, is there better stuff?

Got two sets to clean for 1100s.
by Prlwng
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 GL1100 Fork exchangeability and upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: 1980 GL1100 Fork exchangeability and upgrade

Get new progressive fork springs. Then most do not even add air. Saber cycle outa Kansas City has them. After time stock springs will lose the resistance. Also you may want to try some heavier fork oil fluid instead of atf that factory calls for. We would do that on motocross bikes according to air ...
by Prlwng
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear Disc heating up
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: rear Disc heating up

If when bike is on center stand, is rear wheel easy to move by hand? May need to remove splash defector thing of caliper, the use flash light to check clearances. Just did that on mine. In fact, the splash thingy was rubbing makeing a squeel when rear brack applied. Winter coming and have lots of tw...