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by johnny42
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump cover questions
Replies: 8
Views: 337

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: 337

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: 337

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: 337

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: 444

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: 444

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: 1575

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: 5230

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: 5230

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: 34096

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: 1318

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...