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by ekvh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 if I open the fuel valve engine stops
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Gl1000 if I open the fuel valve engine stops

A plenum leak of fuel or a carb-to-plenum oring leak can be enough to flood the bike at idle. The bigger danger is not catching it and having one cylinder stack fuel above the intake valve. When you go to start it, the piston draws in enough to fill the jug or enough to keep the piston from getting ...
by ekvh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 oil, why does it take forever to drain?
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Gl1000 oil, why does it take forever to drain?

Two thoughts. Okay, flickers, maybe not thoughts. 1. Was the oil level in the window visible? If not you could be dripping gas slowly into the crankcase. This thins your oil and can lead to bent rods. You’re in Texas, it shouldn’t have taken long to drain the majority of oil. What a fair amount of u...
by ekvh
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 valves
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Gl1200 valves

Lots of Goldwings have low compression readings if they sit a while. A few hundred miles and the numbers come back to acceptable. One theory is the piston rings are partially frozen. Heat and cool and running them frees them up. You could learn more about yours with a leak down test. But if it isn’t...
by ekvh
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: DarkSide

I used a 195/55/16 on my gl1000 frame, 1200 swing arm, 1500 final drive. To complete the sweep, I used 1100 shocks. (Guess I need to use an 1800 rear master cylinder to be a full sweep) I could not get the tire to work it’s way on with just irons or zip ties. I didn’t have enough appendages to manip...
by ekvh
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The elusive supercharger
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: The elusive supercharger

It’ll never run! When should I come get it?
by ekvh
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace discontinued GL1000 Carb Intake Boots with GL1500 parts
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: How to replace discontinued GL1000 Carb Intake Boots with GL1500 parts

1200’s are considerably smaller than 1000/1100. I doubt they will work. Great find for old ones though.
by ekvh
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: massive fuel consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: massive fuel consumption

If the shipper tossed the box of carbs around roughly it could easily knock the float settings off. So Pete could have tested them and they ran good on his test engine, but got to you out of spec. It would take a pretty good drop of the box, but I think I recall a set of 1100’s this happened to. Not...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: anyone dealt with saber cycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1140

Re: anyone dealt with saber cycle?

The ridiculous claims they make, are reason enough to stay away. For quite a while they were sending emails out telling you that if you weren’t getting 55mpg from your Goldwing, you needed new air cutoff valve(s).

That was 13-14 years ago.
by ekvh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: number one piston location
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: number one piston location

Don’t know what bottom and top mean.

Right side as sitting on the bike is 1 front, 3 rear.
Left side as sitting on the bike is 2 front, 4 rear.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: High RPM
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: High RPM

Have the carbs been synchronized? Usually indicative of an air leak somewhere. It’s common to forget to tighten the rubber boots where they attach to the carbs. Do this after it’s warmed up. The rubber is more pliable. Make sure your throttle cables are working freely and allowing the throttle to re...
by ekvh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Very High Idle
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Very High Idle

Cables can bind in the sheaths. Try starting it and removing or loosing the cables from the bellcrank at the back of carbs. If you can get the idle down that way, you found an issue. Did you bench sync the carbs. This can be done with carbs on the bike. Just remove the elbows. They’ll come off easie...
by ekvh
Mon May 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85' GL 1200 Customization
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: 85' GL 1200 Customization

1100 adapts without too much work. Others have used various tanks and removed what’s needed to cover the stuff under the shelter. A Valkyrie tank will fit and give you top mounted tank as will an early 2000ish Mean Streak tank. Next is finding a decent looking seat for your purpose. I chopped the ho...
by ekvh
Sat May 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Level Before and After ???
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Oil Level Before and After ???

Was the 3/16 measurement on the same temperature engine. Hit and cold could vary that much.
by ekvh
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 8998

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I used a piece of clear tubing as above, then took an orbital electric sander and touched the handle to the tubing. This made the beads keep falling in through the 90 degree elbow.
by ekvh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swapping motors
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: Swapping motors

Starters are different if the 84 doesn’t have one, you’ll need a different starter. You may have to bypass a few things or swap. Some electronic parts were different. I can’t elaborate more than that.
by ekvh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter clutch is on the way out
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: Starter clutch is on the way out

Another item to try and keep it freed up is to press the starter button while the bike is running. The starter clutch is an over-running type so no damage can occur. It’s location leave the pins (dogs)in a spot that get little to no lubrication. Pressing the starter while in motion let’s the lower p...
by ekvh
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel really location??
Replies: 4
Views: 260

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: 240

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: 97
Views: 3455

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: 190

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: 131

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: 152

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: 210

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: 167

Re: GL1200 CDI ECU

It will work on your 85.