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by dingdong
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First trip advice
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: First trip advice

Glad your trip worked out good. You do need timing belts. There is no way to visually check belts. Belts that are about to break look just like belts that are only a year old.
by dingdong
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 3644

Re: 2008 Goldwing trailer tie down advice?

Yeah and that is quite an old link. Wasn't like that back then but thanks for the heads up.
by dingdong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First trip advice
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: First trip advice

Although you do need new belts, a trip of 160 miles is of no greater risk than 20 miles every work day. 160 miles is less than one tank of gas so you probably won't even need to stop before you get where you are going. Unless you just want to. Wear what you have and use riding to work. Have a great ...
by dingdong
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Not an 83. Wheels are wrong.
by dingdong
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: What's the difference?

SE gl1500 A is "except California" and SE gl1500 AC is the California model.
by dingdong
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone on this forum ever actually had a OEM timing belt failure on GL1100?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Has anyone on this forum ever actually had a OEM timing belt failure on GL1100?

I have had an OEM belt break on my 76 and have repaired two other 1100s with all three sustaining the same damage. Bent exhaust valves on all three bikes. On my 76 I replaced the valves and I bought used heads for the 1100s. There was no piston damage on either of the bikes.
by dingdong
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear running lights not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Rear running lights not working.

DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:23 am
Not running lights in rear turn signals, the brake light has a running light filament in it.
;)
by dingdong
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear running lights not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Rear running lights not working.

Unless someone has changed your rear lighting circuit the 76 rear lights don't function as running lights. Front running lights only. They do however function as parking lights with the key in the P position. Look above under "manuals" for the color wiring diagram you will see only ground and one w...
by dingdong
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear running lights not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Rear running lights not working.

Unless someone has changed your rear lighting circuit the 76 rear lights don't function as running lights. Front running lights only. They do however function as parking lights with the key in the P position. Look above under "manuals" for the color wiring diagram you will see only ground and one wi...
by dingdong
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

The diaphragms are no longer available from Honda but here is a link to a company that makes replacement diaphragms for carbs. These are just the rubber diaphragms not the complete slide assembly. I, just last month, put these on my gl1500. So far they work great. You have to be very careful and fas...
by dingdong
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

"Ill fitting stock batteries".

Batteries are snug fitting for a reason. To keep them from flopping around inside the box. I'll keep my properly fitting stock battery thanks.
by dingdong
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Smoking when warm
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Smoking when warm

190 psi compression is too high. On a new engine the compression should be 172 psi. On a good engine with some miles on it you can expect around 165 psi. Most likely you have excessive carbon build up in the combustion chambers. (If your test was done properly).
by dingdong
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?

Once the sync is set on a properly cleaned and tuned set of carbs the sync should not change at all. I also think your carbs need more attention.
by dingdong
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Carrier on motorhome for Goldwing?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Carrier on motorhome for Goldwing?

Check out Toy Haulers. They are made just for taking your bike with you.
by dingdong
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 GL1100 restart issues
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: 81 GL1100 restart issues

We all screw up now and again. Good that you got her running. Now you really need to change the timing belts. They are old and if one breaks it will destroy the valves and possibly the pistons. You can't visually inspect the belts and determine if they are good.
by dingdong
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing Screw on Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Missing Screw on Engine

Your finger pointer is confusing but if you are referring to the hole in the fuel pump ??? that isn't a screw hole. The pin that the fuel pump cam follower rotates on fits through there.
by dingdong
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100 clutch lock nut
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: 1983 gl1100 clutch lock nut

The nut is a 25mm. Since the tool you bought is 24mm you can use a file or a drimmel tool and remove .5 mm from the inside of each tooth.
by dingdong
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Best exhaust for 1100
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Best exhaust for 1100

Look up in the "how to" articles. There is a thread on how to install the Harley mufflers.
by dingdong
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Exhaust

Do some research on Harley factory take off mufflers for your bike. They are almost free as they are removed from most Harleys when they are still new. I have a set on my 76. There are many older wings that they have been installed on. They aren't exceptionally loud under normal conditions but reall...
by dingdong
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't fire
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Bike won't fire

Have you checked if the kill switch is "on"?
by dingdong
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud snap when running
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Loud snap when running

Ditto on timing belt. Oh well, you have had practice pulling the head. You will have, at a minimum, two bent exhaust valves.
by dingdong
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200a - This wiring cannot be a Honda job.
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: 1987 GL1200a - This wiring cannot be a Honda job.

Sorry dude but with your reference to what type of wiring job it is, in your opinion, I doubt you will get much assistance here. Really?
by dingdong
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: repair or replace
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: repair or replace

Describe top end chatter.