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by dingdong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Don't shoot me for posting this please
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Don't shoot me for posting this please

I'm sorry but that needed to be removed. Any parent that uses their children for this purpose are jerks. Shame on them. Those innocent girls have no understanding of what they are singing about. Right or wrong. Don't use the children......If you have something to say have the guts to say it yourself.
by dingdong
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going on a trip - what should I check?
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Going on a trip - what should I check?

Just in case you don't have a service manual. Download free here. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/817941/Honda-Goldwing-Gl1500.html that is a lousy example what with having to go through pages like that. send me a PM with your email address and I will send you the PDF version of the manual John, ...
by dingdong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going on a trip - what should I check?
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Going on a trip - what should I check?

Just in case you don't have a service manual. Download free here. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/81794 ... l1500.html
by dingdong
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 854

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Quote: "Now when it sets there idling it idles perfectly until I start revving the engine for a few seconds or so using more gas and then it starts idling rough and surging" I just reread your last post and caught the above statement. That is different than what you have been saying. Why don't you p...
by dingdong
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 854

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Since you have fuel flow out of the petcoc* there is only one other explanation. (The carbs). I realize you said that you rebuilt the carbs. Could you give us an explanation of exactly how you rebuilt them? Did you use a kit? Just clean and put back together? Or what? If you used a kit, which kit? W...
by dingdong
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it tomorrow when I'm in the shop. But.... Speaking of relays, Why in the heck did someone design that bike so that you can't remove the cover from the relay box unless you remove the left saddlebag first? Is there a way to get into the relay box without removing ...
by dingdong
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 854

Re: Fuel Pump failure

If the bike is getting enough fuel from the pump and through the petcoc* to run on 1/2 choke (enrichener adds more fuel) then it will getting enough fuel to run through the carb circuits. I'm betting on a problem in the carbs themselves. I realize you say you rebuilt the carbs but stuff happens all ...
by dingdong
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 396

Re: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump

If it runs with choke (enrichener) the fuel pump is working as it should. The enrichener on 1500s just increases the fuel flow. You probably have a problem in the carbs not the pump.
Since you have 2 threads on the same subject I hope you see this.
by dingdong
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 GL1000 Repair Checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: 77 GL1000 Repair Checklist

At Randakks site there is a world of info regarding gl cycles. Here is a list of things to do when restarting a gl1000 engine. https://www.randakksblog.com/starting-a-gl1000-after-a-long-lay-up/#more-687 The most important project is to replace the timing belts asap. Welcome to the forum. More folks...
by dingdong
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 585
Views: 90939

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

brettchallenger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:47 am
What purpose does a covered bridge serve, other than to cross a river etc? What was the cover used for? Did it once have a toll booth under it?
Back in the 1800s bridges were made from wood. The cover is to protect the trusses and decking from weather rot.
by dingdong
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Small Electrical Short ?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Small Electrical Short ?

That is about right. The clock and the radio presets memory are always powered.
by dingdong
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: reverse lever
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: reverse lever

That pin can also get bent if forced at some time.
by dingdong
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '78 Head Casting Number Question
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: '78 Head Casting Number Question

The head castings are the same for 75 / 79. There are differences in the cams however.
Sounds to me like a problem with the points or even the timing advance. (Was the head on the left the one you replaced?)
by dingdong
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Crankcase gasket?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Crankcase gasket?

What you are pointing out is the clutch cover. It is a tight squeeze but can be done without removing engine. If you sheared off a bolt you need to purchase or borrow a small torque wrench. All of the bolts on the bike have a specific torque. Doesn't take much over the specs to shear a bolt. Also th...
by dingdong
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oil filter question
Replies: 32
Views: 2055

Re: Oil filter question

I personally don't have an opinion regarding Fram filters but I do question all the negative YouTube videos. Why aren't there any class action lawsuits or individual lawsuits against Fram for engine damage caused by their low quality filters? Just asking! ????
by dingdong
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 80 GL1100I ACCEL Ignition Coil
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: 80 GL1100I ACCEL Ignition Coil

Thanks for reply dingdong. I really wanna go with ACCEL ignition coils but I will consider that conversion too. That said... I have to admit that I have Accel coils on my 76. I put them on about 10 years ago before the Neon coils became popular. They work great at all rps ranges. Spark gap at .35.
by dingdong
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Work shop light

I own and borrow a bunch of different rechargeable work lights and I long to use a regular old incandescent drop light. Some of the LED, Snap-On included, work lights throw very harsh near black shadows only lighting what is directly in front of it, incandescent bathes the work area better with lig...
by dingdong
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Work shop light

My main concern when buying a shop light is finding one that is small and will light up the shadows in the nooks and crannies when working in the daytime in the garage. I have yet to find one that works well to overcome the natural light.
by dingdong
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A
Replies: 34
Views: 995

Re: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A

Good that you found the problem. Good luck. (Famous last words: I cleaned the carbs) I doubt there are many guys that have been successful on the first attempt at cleaning these carbs.
by dingdong
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 80 GL1100I ACCEL Ignition Coil
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: 80 GL1100I ACCEL Ignition Coil

Do a search for Dodge Neon coil conversion. $25. This has been done by lots of folks with success.
by dingdong
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 685
Views: 44070

Re: What's Happening Today?

William we are all just jealous that you are riding and we aren't. Keep posting your pics and reports.
by dingdong
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A
Replies: 34
Views: 995

Re: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A

If it runs after spraying carb cleaner in the intake then it is a sure bet those cylinders aren't getting fuel. Revisit your carb rebuild.
by dingdong
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 1424

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

+1 on what DenverWinger said. I will go even further by saying that you WILL have at least 2 bent valves and possibly a busted piston. Good luck!
by dingdong
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 1200 interstate
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: 1986 1200 interstate

All boxer style mc engines have his problem. The only solution is to use the centerstand. Oil left on the cylinder walls drain into the combustion chamber hence smoke at start up. The rings also have gaps that rotate and if the gaps are in the "wrong" position when shut down more oil will drain down...