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by flanzajr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 4581

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

Actually purchased my GL1100 8 years ago. I also have done the alternator conversion on my bike with great results. How is your charging system holding up? I used road rogue's general idea but made some changes that I felt were better for me.
by flanzajr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Automotive oil in your bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 4581

Re: Automotive oil in your bike?

I've been using synthetic oil in my 1983 GL1100 since I purchased it 5 years ago. Never had an issue with leaks and yes the trans does shift better. I'm using AMSOIL bike specific oil which is rather expensive but I can go the whole season without changing, or needing to add, regardless of mileage a...
by flanzajr
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: What exactly is a dual-clutch transmission, and how does it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 3784

Re: What exactly is a dual-clutch transmission, and how does it work?

Since there is no torque converter,how does the transmission operate from a standing start? Does it begin to engage the first clutch as you raise engine rpm? Also how does reverse work in this manner or is there no reverse?
Thanks!
Frank Lanza Jr.
'83 Interstate w/ alternator conversion
by flanzajr
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)
Replies: 83
Views: 35341

Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

I tapped my exciter wire into the accessory terminal on the fuse block. It is powered up in the "accessory" and "on" positions of the ignition switch. I am going to try disconnecting the R/R plug and see what happens. has anyone used the "voltage sense" terminal ion the alternator to see if it impro...
by flanzajr
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)
Replies: 83
Views: 35341

Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Guys, I did the alternator conversion on an '83 Interstate and it works well, but I just disconnected the 3 wire plug from the stator as it seems to me from the wiring diagrams that disconnecting the plug from the regulator/rectifier might disable some systems. Is that NOT the case? What are the adv...
by flanzajr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake lines
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Brake lines

I have the same problem with 1983 Interstate, as far as the spongy brakes. I was about to rebuild both masters when I saw this post. If the new lines make that much of a difference, can you list a good source for them? Thanks. BTW, I did the WD-40 thing, but I removed the master cylinder link so tha...
by flanzajr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is there a way to remove factory stripes?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Is there a way to remove factory stripes?

Hi all, posted this in the "How To" section, thought maybe it should be here instead; I am a first time owner of a 1983 Interstate, recently purchased March, 2009. The paint is in fairly good shape but the stripes are faded on the right side of the bike. The bike would look good without them but I h...
by flanzajr
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stripe Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Stripe Removal

Hi all, I am a first time owner of a 1983 Interstate, recently purchased March, 2009. The paint is in fairly good shape but the stripes are faded on the right side of the bike. The bike would look good without them but I hear that they are applied to the base coat before the clear coat is applied. I...
by flanzajr
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brakepeddle
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: rear brakepeddle

You also may be able to accomplish the same thing by disconnecting the master cylinder linkage and spraying the pivot with WD-40 or an equivalent. By disconnecting the linkage, you can rotate the pedal beyond the normal travel range up and down and free it up. I did this on my '83 Interstate and it ...