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by ekvh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 5
Views: 189

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: 400

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: 156

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: 156

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: 156

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: 188

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: 265

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: 121

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...
by ekvh
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to do the VALVE ON MY 84 1200 Aspencade ?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

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

It depends on your comfort level with tools and the manual. Do you have a shop manual? If you don’t do your own work, year older bikes can become quite expensive. I have not found any good tutorials on the 1200 heads/valves. The manual has some info. If the bike sat a while, the adjusters can need p...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Measuring for valve adjust shims
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Measuring for valve adjust shims

I posted this at NGW but looking for advice from 1200 guys on this. I do not have the special tool required for measuring clearance of whether to shim or not. It appears that there is a shelf in the rocker arm shaft that the tool rests on. I have the exact measurements of the tool and think I could ...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1205

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

Did you have good look at the valve springs? The inner one is hard to see, but a broken spring, while rare, could cause this. I can’t recall if I posted this already, but a leaking exhaust donut can sound like a tick. A good ear would be able to tell if it was motor noise or from underneath the cyli...
by ekvh
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Final Drive flange
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Final Drive flange

To remove the flange, take out a few of the brake rotor studs out on the opposite side and use a punch to tap the flange.

I have a pic but it won’t load. Makes it easier.
by ekvh
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cylinder 3&4 no spark
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Cylinder 3&4 no spark

Likely coil or pulse generator. Easiest and best would be to have spare parts to substitute in and find which it is by elimination. The book says to ohm the coils and pulse generators, but others with far more knowledge than me have found resistance checks to be poor. C3DDB3D2-0513-4F77-8A4D-EED523E...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

I took mine to the auto parts store and matched a freeze plug that pressure fit in the cross tube holes. Must be five years now.
by ekvh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery Sound on a 84' 1200A
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Mystery Sound on a 84' 1200A

A long shot, but a loose exhaust header can create a ticking noise. Try tightening them. Above each exhaust there are small exhaust gaskets. They used to be soft copper, but newer ones are a different soft metal. Same size as many smaller Honda cars and about $2-3 apiece. This often happens after li...
by ekvh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

You want to avoid the newer CAT Converter pipes. Older Sportster muffs fit nice, but some Sportsters used different length muffs. Most people would notice if you use a longer connector on the short side. I bought some Road Kings but they were too long for my tastes. With bags they’re not bad. I weld...
by ekvh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Three feet of plastic tubing threaded on the stem, 1/4”? fill 2.5 feet of tubing, electric sander touching the tubing and valve stem runs it in pretty fast. I tried blowing it in and it just blew back out. It worked great to balance my car tire. Without it I had a peculiar weave at about 75-85 mph. ...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 heads: Oil flow
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Gl1200 heads: Oil flow

Other than the diagram in the manual, does anyone have a reference for oil flow through the head of a 1200? It appears to route up to a kidney shaped galley for distribution to the adjusters. I am curious if it also goes straight through beside the upper center bolt to oil the cam or if it goes up t...
by ekvh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1205

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

You can pull them. Leave one bolt in loose to make sure the cam doesn’t fall.
by ekvh
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1205

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

The manual for 1000’s calls for 0.004” intake and exhaust clearances on a stone cold engine. The 1100’s use the 0.004” intake and 0.005” exhaust. That said, lots of guys with more knowledge than me suggest shooting for 0.005” on both. Too tight will rob power when engine is hot. I cured all my noisy...
by ekvh
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2240

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I’ve got a few hours in today on my car tire. I went with a Falken: FALKEN-Tire-195-55R16-V-AZENIS-FK450-RUN-FLAT First impressions: not much different than my Avon Venom. Mine is on a 77 Goldwing with lots of mods of course. It is smaller so taking off is easier. Making a quick stop seemed much fas...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for the dark siders
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: Question for the dark siders

If you mean for your 75-79 Wings, no manufacturer recommends more than a 130/90/17 on the stock rims. They’re too narrow, but getting a 16” or 18” Lester rim will get you to s 140/90/16” with some modifications to the right side of the swingarm. The Lester rim was wider than the stock rims. I just g...
by ekvh
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for the dark siders
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: Question for the dark siders

Here’s a 195/55/16 on a 77 Goldwing. But it’s not your average Goldwing, it has a 1200 swingarm with a 1500 final drive and rim. The stock swingarm in a 75 can be made to take certain 150 tires, but it does require work to the swingagm. I had trouble squeezing a 140 in mine. I had to massage the sea...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 39
Views: 2662

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

To clarify my question, can the beads travel back into the 90 degree stem and collect enough to cause an issue? Say you parked it with the stem right a bottom center, could the beads go in past the 90 and therefore make it heavier there than the other beads can balance? I guess as long as there are ...
by ekvh
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 39
Views: 2662

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I’ve never looked at the inside of a right angled fill stem, but it looks like the beads could collect in the metal tube portion and create problems as it could use up quite a few beads on that side. I see Dyna sells a straight valve with a screen/filter on it to prevent this on straight stems. Anyo...