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by ekvh
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel really location??
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Fuel really location??

Not much help, but manual chapter 19. Click on the pics and they should clear up a little.




by ekvh
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 heads
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Gl1200 heads

A fair amount have removed the tubes you refer to which just dumped additional air into the exhaust to pass smog tests. Sounds like you have plugged idle jets. They provide the majority of the fuel off idle to 1/4 throttle. Valves are seldom burned on these. The 1200 has shims which could be needed ...
by ekvh
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: *Update* - Its not good...
Replies: 75
Views: 1786

Re: *Update* - Its not good...

Feeling for your frustration. You’d description of it feeling like it’s going over speed bumps doesn’t make me think this is your issue, but some bikes get too much wear on either the damper cam or spring and can skip once in a while causing a pretty big clunk in the driveline. Most experience it on...
by ekvh
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 parts compatibility? Building an Adventure Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 1200 parts compatibility? Building an Adventure Bike

I believe 1500 rear shocks can work on a 1200. They are longer and should give a bit more rear clearance. The 2000 I stripped has a traditional shock on one side and an air shock on the other. If you got two traditional, you’d gain some height, eliminate the air, but it could be tough on ujoint of s...
by ekvh
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Solid headers 75-77 GL
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: WTB Solid headers 75-77 GL

Take them to a shop, cut the old off, weld on new tips. Usually the rest of the header is fine.
by ekvh
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 single carb
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: GL1200 single carb

Vacuum is needed for ignition timing. Any port below carb should work.
by ekvh
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Dead Center
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Top Dead Center

“It won't hurt anything turning crankshaft by hand with the belts off.” If the crank is turned with a valve(s) open very much, it will likely bend a valve. There are points where all the valves are 98% on the base circle and safe to turn the crank. Up mark at 2 o’clock on the right side and 8:00 on ...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 CDI ECU
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: GL1200 CDI ECU

It will work on your 85.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 with 1100 carbs
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Gl1200 with 1100 carbs

I’ve done it with 77 carbs. Adequate but far from ideal. Vacuum on the cv slides will be greater on the 1200. In my experience it lifted them too quickly in some situations and left the motor choking for a few seconds. I reduced the size of the holes on the bottom of the slides just a little to find...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Just read this......
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Just read this......

I don’t think there’s supposed to be. The manual says: here, read it. 0A14741E-A63D-4CCC-8650-29DE62316DBC.png 01A38532-A1BC-4A7A-885F-9290D7F624D0.png So Honda says move the swingarm left until you hit 58-87 ft lbs. Then tighten the other side. I’m guessing, non-engineer that I am, that the bearing...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wheel alignment seems off
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Wheel alignment seems off

I’m not an engineer. Take this with a grain of engineering salt. Make sure your fork tubes are dead-even in the clamps for height. On my 77, I have found that 1/16” difference can cause what you’re feeling. Picture one fork tube up 2-3” and the other where it should be, and think of how that affects...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Just read this......
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Just read this......

It could, but (IMO) it shouldn’t be enough to cause what you’ve been describing. That said, it sure won’t hurt to loosen everything up and follow the procedure. Just thinking now and remembering my conglomeration of parts. I have a 1200 swingarm in a 1000 frame. I have to have the swingarm centered ...
by ekvh
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Pre Carb Rebuild Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 1137

Re: Pre Carb Rebuild Questions

**** should move up and down. LOL Try soaking just the non-rubber part for a while and carefully exercising the spring with a small flat bladed screwdriver. The clip can be removed. They usually clean up for me that way.
by ekvh
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

I’m sure lots of them kick around until someone says, “What the heck is this?” And then toss it in the garbage.

Try a post in the wanted section. Not sure if available from Honda still. I believe they’re the same 75-79 for that piece.
by ekvh
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Another notable difference is the “bumpers” for the springs. I noticed them comparing a set of 431 to 371 advancers. I call them bumpers but don’t know what purpose they serve. The springs rest against them at full advance. As Denverwinger pointed out, the cam bumps are very small. Poke around your ...
by ekvh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

It has two slots near the base so the “arms” of the mechanical advance can move the lobes accordingly. You can see it in your top photo
by ekvh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Never seen this before. Maybe someone else will recognize it.


You need the thinner piece as in the top photo.
by ekvh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Bolt is a standard metric size. Not sure what you mean by sheath.
by ekvh
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Float valve needle filter
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Float valve needle filter

Yeah anything that gets past that filter, gets caught by Honda’s last and best filter. Some call it the idle jet.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Should work. I believe it will say 431 on it somewhere for 78-79 years. 75-77 were different. They had timing from 5 -37 degrees advance and different springs. The 78-79 had 10-37 degrees advance.
by ekvh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark cylinder 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: No spark cylinder 1 and 2

Just keep the cotton(?) lightly greased to make the points rubbing blocks last longer. I think that’s what tends to wear faster on the newer points. Also see if you have the ballast resistor still in place. Its job is to give higher voltage when you press the starter button and drop to 6-7 volts whe...
by ekvh
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark cylinder 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: No spark cylinder 1 and 2

These pics are from octanes instructions at NGW. Second pic shows what you need.


by ekvh
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: NOS Lester Rear Rim
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: FS: NOS Lester Rear Rim

It cost more than that new in the 70’s. That’s a great price. And it’s a rear so it fits 78-79 as well.
by ekvh
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark cylinder 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: No spark cylinder 1 and 2

There is no longer any such thing as “good” points available for these anymore, they are all short lived, fast wearing compared to what the bike came with. If you do not have the cam lobe that operates the points, that will be an additional cost. (It is removed when converting to Dyna.) Dyna has a g...
by ekvh
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 Shelter on a 1200?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: 1100 Shelter on a 1200?

Must be adapted a bit but look okay imo