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by johnny42
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

Why didn't I think of that? I'm researching my situation. I found one forum entry where they said the crossover didn't match exactly on the '83 but they used flexi pipe to connect. I've been reading about using a Sportster exhaust on the Wing. Seems like the noise might be a factor. Plus most of the...
by johnny42
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

Thanks for the link. But that looks like an '82. The crossover under the bike is not in the right place compared to an '83. The crossover would be in the way of the center-stand.

But thanks for thinking of me!
by johnny42
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

>so either fix it properly or don't< I've been fortunate in that in my 46 years of riding and owning motorbikes I've never had to undertake something like this, that's why I'm reaching out to those that might have come across this. When you say fix it properly, do you mean replace it? If you don't m...
by johnny42
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 11
Views: 316

1983 Exhaust help

You guys helped with the exhaust removal. Thanks!! I was going to work on removing the loose chrome and rust, then painting. Once I got the pipe off, rust was the least of my problems. The photos show the pipe has rusted out in one spot and the packing material for the baffle is right there, exposed...
by johnny42
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust removal
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1983 Exhaust removal

Man, it sure doesn't look like there's any washers in there, yet the metal does have a copper color. Is that those? I don't see an easy way to remove them. They've been there for 36 years. Also, a stud did not break, it simply backed out when I was removing the nut. I could not get the exhaust off u...
by johnny42
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help with stud solution
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Need help with stud solution

If I knew what this setup was called, I'd be able to do a better search, so I need some help please. This stud broke. It's the rear part of the exhaust where it mounts to the hanger on a 1983 Interstate. Is there any kind of solution to get a new stud in that spot if I were able to drill out the old...
by johnny42
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust removal
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1983 Exhaust removal

Thanks Joneszy. I have all the hardware removed, but the pipes don't budge. I'll get some PB Blaster and spray the areas where the hardware was removed. The parts manual shows a small piece within the crossover area (muffler gasket). I'll concentrate on that area with the spray. Will the pipes attac...
by johnny42
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust removal
Replies: 7
Views: 238

1983 Exhaust removal

I need to remove the right side exhaust. Got the bolts off the headers (one stud snapped). Got the 2 bolts off the back (one snapped). Loosened the clamp at the cross-over and moved it to the left side. Is there another step I'm missing? Is there something at the cross-over I don't know about? If th...
by johnny42
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?

I removed, cleaned and lubed the speedometer cable. I ran an errand of about 10 - 15 minutes away. On the way back I did some slow, tight turns in a parking lot and could not hear any squeaking. One thing to note, when I noticed the squeaking on Saturday, it was after 30 minutes or so of 65-70 mph s...
by johnny42
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Squeaking from front - wheel bearings?

I'm getting a bit of a squeaking sound from the front of my 1983 Interstate I've had since new. I currently have 72,000 miles. I noticed the squeak at parking lot speeds when turning. It's not from turning the handlebars. I lifted the front and the wheel spins fine with no noise with just a very sli...
by johnny42
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover questions
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Water pump cover questions

I ended up using a flat grinding stone suggested in another forum. It worked great. The bike side surface was smooth but still stained. Buttoned everything up, filled the radiator and ran it for maybe 15-20 minutes. No leaks so far. Not being able to double-check the fan wire connection at that poin...
by johnny42
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover questions
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Water pump cover questions

Here's photos. Acetone did not touch the stuff on the bike side. I think the cover side is clean now. I'd rather use a chemical remover instead of a mechanical remover so as not to "deform" the bike side mating surface. Can anyone recommend a product?
by johnny42
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover questions
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Water pump cover questions

That's exactly what I think he did. I replaced my belts this weekend after removing the radiator the way you described. I want to make sure the parts go together properly to ensure it doesn't leak at that point. I want to give it the best shot I can, thus asking for info on cleaning both halves and ...
by johnny42
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover questions
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Water pump cover questions

When I removed the cover, it appears as if the last mechanic that touched this used some sort of sealer at this connection. The O-Ring seemed flat (I suspect he did not use a new one) and the "packing material" was kind of brittle. I could flake off little bits here and there. I doubt it was vaselin...
by johnny42
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator hose sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Radiator hose sleeves

Thanks for the input all. Before quitting for the day yesterday, I removed the coil and placed the hose properly which was easy. Today, I decided to try it again with the coil on. Boom! All good. My theory is that letting the hose spend a night in the correct position pre-shaped it properly. Today, ...
by johnny42
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator hose sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Radiator hose sleeves

Replacing my radiator hoses (Napa 7733) on my 1983 GL1100 Interstate (original 36 year old ones). They have these steel coil wraps that slip on and off. I can not get the upper hose onto the water pump piece with the coil in place. I've struggled for hours trying different things. Not looking for ad...
by johnny42
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1693

Re: 5'5"

I bought my new 1983 GL1100 Interstate and have ridden it ever since with no real problems other than being extremely careful. I scope out parking spots for a "pull through" to ensure I don't have to back up but if I do, I try to park on a slight downhill so I can roll backwards instead of trying to...
by johnny42
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 5415

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

I like the idea of synthetic oil and will likely switch next season if my research doesn't convince me otherwise. Charging system still original and no problems.
by johnny42
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 5415

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

I've been using Castrol GTX 10-40 exclusively since buying my 1983 Gold Wing Interstate in 1983. Just had a look at the label and it is Resource Conserving! I've read a few threads where it says not to go to synthetics on older bikes as it may cause leaks. It has about 67,000 miles on it. Anyone swi...
by johnny42
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 34684

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Keep in mind, if Honda decides to add all those bells and whistles mentioned in this thread, Gold Wings will get expensive.
by johnny42
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Goldwing Front Brake Light not working
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: 1983 Goldwing Front Brake Light not working

My front brake lever did not activate the brake light during last year's NYState Inspection. Messing with the wires got it to work and my mechanic allowed my bike to pass inspection, but told me to get it fixed. I pulled the wires, took the switch apart, cleaned it all up, spray cleaned it, put it b...