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by ekvh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 4955

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

One of the more convincing articles of how the tire does in a lean was by someone who used either white paint or powder, I don’t remember which-could have been something else- but then he rode his two bikes, one with stock motorcycle tire, and the other with a car tire through the material. He tried...
by ekvh
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I have a195/55/16 on a 1500 rim and final drive, on a 1200 swingarm in a 1000 bike. Confused? The width is as Crystal Pistol says. It’s too wide just trying the tire in the frame without being mounted, but mount it to the rim, air it up, and it clears the swing arm a safe amount 1/4” on one side and...
by ekvh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Manifold Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Carb Manifold Boots

A guy in Australia, PedroTQ, successfully removed the old rubber, cleaned the aluminum with a wire wheel and then used gl1500 replacement rubber from Honda. No glue, clamps on each side.
by ekvh
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

How does a tire maker void someone’s insurance?? If and when it happens that someone’s insurance is voided, it will be defeated because of two reasons: 1. No evidence of failures. 2. No testing by tire makers or insurance providers of governmental agencies to prove or disprove the theory. If things ...
by ekvh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Prohibited is not the same as not recommended. Nowhere does Honda prohibit it Warning that it could cause injury or death is really no different than the warnings associated with riding a motorcycle with a std motorcycle tire. At this point there are no known reports of a car tire causing an injury ...
by ekvh
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Early gl1000 carb Interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Early gl1000 carb Interchangeability

They are virtually the same , but differences are enough not to mix parts. The only nod some give to the 75 carbs were the scalloped base of the slides. They had slightly bigger jets as a result. Some felt the 75’s were better at WOT. 75-77’s all suffered anemic off idle response from the factory. C...
by ekvh
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 drive shaft boot
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: GL1200 drive shaft boot

Got mine from Western Honda.
by ekvh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 if I open the fuel valve engine stops
Replies: 7
Views: 456

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: 11
Views: 517

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: 428

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: 15
Views: 791

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: 549

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: 1042

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: 433

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: 1247

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: 434

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: 207

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: 454

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: 403

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: 550

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: 10315

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: 894

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: 793

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...