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by kndw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 45 mph handlebar shake
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: 45 mph handlebar shake

:lol: That was exactly how I found out. Very nice description, thanks!
by kndw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

You said that you checked the tyre pressure but have you checked the tyres for bulges or out of shape buckled wheels. Also I have noticed you posted about wobble head shake and handling problems a few years back is this the same bike? :lol: Yes, this is the same bike, I tend to stick to things. The...
by kndw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 45 mph handlebar shake
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: 45 mph handlebar shake

It looks like I forgot to follow up on this! If I recall correctly, the vertical vibrations turned out to be due to the tire not being mounted on the front rim properly.
by kndw
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I purchased a 1979 GL 1000 new. Complete Vetter Set Up. Solo or with a passenger, machine was stable even at speeds in excess of 140 KPH. If I were to suggest one thing.....it would be to check and probably adjust the Steering Head Bearings. If too tight....wobble and weave big time....on nearly an...
by kndw
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I'll check! But does any of you have a fully dressed GL1000 that rides well? I'd like to know some benchmark-experiences: at what speeds can you safely ride, and when/how do you know to back off?

cheers!
by kndw
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I'll check! But does any of you have a fully dressed GL1000 that rides well? I'd like to know some benchmark-experiences: at what speeds can you safely ride, and when/how do you know to back off?

cheers!
by kndw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

terryt wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:31 am
Have you got a fork brace fitted?
Yes, I do: a telefix one
by kndw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

Thanks for the replies. I can check the steering bearings of course. However, I've fitted conical ones when the previous ones wore out, and I think I know what worn steering head bearing feel like. The tires are Avon Roadriders, which I keep at 40 psi. I monitor this weekly, as it has a huge impact ...
by kndw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 15
Views: 276

GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

Dear all, I've done some searching on this topic, but haven't found a satisfying answer, so here goes: I have '76 GL1000 that has never been very stable. If i hit a bump at speeds above 140kph, i can often feel the frame to start 'warping' or something along those lines. I have tinkered with the sus...
by kndw
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about engine
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Question about engine

If you have the engine out already, take off the back case. It's not that much work, and then you can simply see what the problem is...
by kndw
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?

Well, it is not definitely the valve clearance, but when the engine warms up, the clearance changes. I had always imagined that the clearance would decrease when the engine warms up, but this apparently isn't so. In fact, I recently had a valve problem that became more noticeable when the engine war...
by kndw
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?

check the valve clearance
by kndw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Belt Tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Belt Tensioner

i think that hole is for the belt cover bolts.
by kndw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: 1979 gl1000 engine tick?

ticking can be many things. Was it ticking, or maybe more like tocking? was it at the frequency of the rpm, or twice that? If it happens again, use a screwdriver as a stethoscope to try and pinpoint its location. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it. Regarding the marvel mystery oil, I've read that ...
by kndw
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: kickstart and tank instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: kickstart and tank instruments

To see if the earlier model has the electronic parts you'd need and whether panels mount to the faux-tank frame, look at the exploded-views and parts numbers of different models. If part numbers match for the tank frame, the panels should fit too, although other stuff might get in the way... I guess...
by kndw
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: kickstart and tank instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: kickstart and tank instruments

If you insist on a kickstart, take an earlier GL and put the later instrument cluster on, or swap engines. The latter seems more work to me.
FYI, I have used the kickstart mechanism maybe once in the 8 years I now own my '76. There's really not much need for it. A real man push-starts it.
by kndw
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

virgilmobile wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:42 am
Yeaaaa.What a good job done very well.
Just for humor...check them in a few hundred k.Just to let them seat in.
I will definitely do that! Thanks for all the help, everyone.
by kndw
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

I replaced the valves for the original ones. Quite a job, but it seems to have helped. After half an hour of riding, still no ticking!
by kndw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

The others also have interesting wear patterns; some even appear to be missing tiny bits :shock: I contacted the seller. They would not reimburse me, but did tell that the brand was likely Shin Nippon or Dokuro -apparently they don't even know what they sell. They added however that these valves are...
by kndw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

Well... It look like I've found the problem. The contact areas where the adjusters meet the valves have ridges, and some appear to be pitted. See for instance this one, which is the one where the tappet noise seemed to originate from: IMG_20180726_150641.jpg I imagine that with such ridges it is not...
by kndw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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 cyl...
by kndw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

I am not sure when it started, but it was already ticking at idle before I re-installed the cams (can be heard also in the video I posted). Maybe it was there also when I wrote the 3-5k rpm. The sound is more apparent when you rev the engine.
by kndw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

Terryt remarked earlier in this thread that it sounded like the dash pots dancing in the carbs, NO, the slides are doing absolutely nothing at idle. Reading from the originale post. it say the noise is. When it is between 3 & 5k. Thats not idle. Yes. Unfortunately for me I now also hear it at idle....
by kndw
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

Unfortunately I had already put the assembly back together, so I can't take other pictures. I could not feel the lines seen in the image, therefore I believe they are just reflections. The only parts where I did see some wear were the adjuster screws. I have replaced these yesterday to rule them out...
by kndw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1250

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

DaveO430 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:11 am
I can't see the rocker arm pads well enough. Do they have a smooth radius with no horizontal grooves?
That's unfortunate, I'd hoped the full resolution figure would be available... anyway, I'd say they are smooth, and there's no grooves.