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by ekvh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Harbor Freight bike jack
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: Harbor Freight bike jack

Never seen and can’t envision anything strong enough to bolt to a floor lift. It would be too tippy, but I have seen platforms built to be operated by a floor jack. I was going that route but figured the cost out and a simple lift is easier to use, faster to use, and easier to store. To remove wheel...
by ekvh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Harbor Freight bike jack
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: Harbor Freight bike jack

Plenty of us have jacked right on the exhaust. The stock ones are stout, but you can occasionally have a leaking crush washer afterwards. (Only once for me) if you need to remove the exhaust a 2x8 is enough to fit between the exhaust and lift off the crankcase. The new Harbor Freight one is pretty f...
by ekvh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Transmission Characteristics
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Transmission Characteristics

Not sure what you’re after, but if it’s speed, the 84- 85 cams had more overlap, 20 vs 10 degrees. A commonly cited fact is the 1000’s had the largest cam lift and the most duration 235 degrees, ten degrees overlap. 1100’s were close but earlier closing times, less duration, the same overlap. Both h...
by ekvh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Gl1000 carbs

You probably have checked this, but sometimes (rarely) people have found burrs on the carb throat (venturi area) that the slide moves up and down in. Run your finger along each edge and see if there’s a rough spot enough to be causing the slide to lag. Also the brass “tooth” that protrudes to align ...
by ekvh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: emission / exhaust gases
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: emission / exhaust gases

With a warm motor you can use a mister of water straight into the plenum to create steam. Some guys do this to decarbon the combustion chambers.
by ekvh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Gl1000 carbs

Smooth at idle, starts missing at 2500, sounds like slide isn’t lifting up.
by ekvh
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 75 GL1000
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: 75 GL1000

Unless you’re able to see that it can be brought to life easily, $400 is the most I’d pay. I haven’t heard of fair ones going for $4000. It’s very easy to sink a grand into them and still have an old bike. If it’s been sitting you’re looking at lots to rule it safe. People get them going for less, b...
by ekvh
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?
Replies: 24
Views: 549

Re: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?

To each his own, your money, your time, your fun.

Here’s one realllly naked: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... 67#p691867




Owner built a wing for ice racing.
by ekvh
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: carb question
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: carb question

Are you sure you have decent compression in that cylinder? A compression tester is nice, but holding your finger over the spark plug hole and comparing it to the one next to it would be easier than switching the carbs. Also check spark? Swap the spark plug to another hole and see if it follows the p...
by ekvh
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Boggy acceleration heavy vibration
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Boggy acceleration heavy vibration

12’s don’t have a real choke, it’s a starter jet to dump more fuel. If you’re hearing something like a leak on the right side, investigate that a bit before a full tear down. Try waving a propane torch around the intake runners where they meet the head. (Have a fire extinguisher handy or really big ...
by ekvh
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

What dingdong said. If it does it again, you could carefully pull the cable on the starter to see if it stops. Just remember it is a live cable.

There have been reports of the knockoff versions having the wrong teeth or gear to work properly.
by ekvh
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: chasing a miss
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: chasing a miss

You might be able to narrow your focus on the carb's leaks by conducting an observation of where it’s leaking. With everything dry, put a piece of paper towel cut to fit flatly in the plenum floor and turn on the fuel to see where it gets wet first. Along the plenum seams or from a particular carb c...
by ekvh
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

I have had 2-3 bad NGK plugs straight from the box. If I suspect one of going bad, I swap it and see if the miss follows the plug.
by ekvh
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken frame gl1200 1984
Replies: 31
Views: 1801

Re: Broken frame gl1200 1984

Full shop manual from Honda covers most of it along with everything else you’ll need to know.
by ekvh
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Convert to a Naked 1100
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Convert to a Naked 1100

The 1000 ears are for 37mm forks, the 1100 has 39mm forks. They can be made work by slightly enlarging the openings and using o-rings to cushion the mounting places or cutting down 1100 bushing to suit. I have also seen people slit them and spread them. I cannot recall how they attached them. Probab...
by ekvh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: vinegar or carb cleaner ?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: vinegar or carb cleaner ?

For boiling, recommendations are distilled water. The heat does the work.

Berryman’s B12 works well, but don’t get it on rubber bits. I use it on a q-tip to cosmetically clean up the exterior while still on the bike.
by ekvh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Center Stand

Some have shortened the stand to make it easier to put it on and roll it off. Some however do get corroded and begin twisting forward. On one of mine it was getting harder and harder to get off the center stand before I finally crawled under and saw the crossmember the stand is attached to tearing a...
by ekvh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: darkside 1200
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: darkside 1200

1/4” clearances on each side?
by ekvh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame

The 1200 carbs are probably best, easier and cheaper to rebuild unless a diaphragm gets torn.
by ekvh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame

The other part I neglected to include, among others, but you may know, is the 79 has a 3.40 final drive. The 1200 has a 2.83 so to help it has an even lower first gear, but a taller fifth gear/overdrive. It screams pretty quick off the line. If you aren’t ready, it will pull the bars right out of yo...
by ekvh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 1200 Power Planet into 79 GL1000 Frame

Several have done it, myself included. The 85-87 1200 will almost drop in. It varies from bike to bike likely due to jig differences at the factory. Mine needed a little love from a hammer where the stator is closest to the frame, but others haven’t had to do that. It is tight by the lower left rear...
by ekvh
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shifting order 1982 1100 Goldwing
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Shifting order 1982 1100 Goldwing

Adjust your clutch cable.
by ekvh
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?

Robin Ray

55 West Wildwood Lane

Decatur, IN 46733

robin1731@yahoo.com

260-728-2784

Oodles of experience with lots of bikes.
by ekvh
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to do the VALVE ON MY 84 1200 Aspencade ?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: How to do the VALVE ON MY 84 1200 Aspencade ?

Or the adjusters may need to be cleaned. They have small holes for oil to flow and when plugged can cause the ticking sound you describe. A broken valve spring could do it. A broken rocker housing could do it. The manual covers how to do this and it could be done in situ. The valve adjusters are a d...