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by kndw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Extreme gas smell specific to carbs
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Extreme gas smell specific to carbs

A late update: The bike is now parked for winter, and I noticed now that it stank regardless of the set of carbs :oops: It turns out that the smell came from the fuel gauge sending unit. I had the gas tank filled to the brim, and there was fuel pooling on top of the sending unit. This probably means...
by kndw
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: carbs not getting gas
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: carbs not getting gas

I'd start at the petcock. Does fuel come out there if you turn it to open? Then inspect the fuel filter down the fuel line. If it is dirty, replace it. then test if fuel comes out of the pump if you run the starter. If this all works, then it seems like the carbs are the cause. These you can take of...
by kndw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Leak at oil level inspection window
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Leak at oil level inspection window

I don't have any advice on how to seal a leak from the outside. Unfortunately, if you want to do it properly, I think you will not only have to pull the engine, but also split the cases. This is a huge job. While the window is sold (or has been) as an individual part, it isn't available a.t.m. from ...
by kndw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 1978
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: GL 1000 1978

No spark on any of the spark plugs?

I would first check if there is power going to the ignition system. Is the kill switch in the proper position? Is the power going to the coils (black/white wire)?
by kndw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Refurbish spoked wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Refurbish spoked wheels

That's a great idea, thanks!
by kndw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5

First, which switch did you use and did you check that the wires that were the same colours connected the equilavent terminals on each switch? The two yellow wires are connected when the parking light and #headlamp is on. They bring further output from the alternator into play. I don't have a speci...
by kndw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Faux tank alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Faux tank alignment

I figured this one out -the hinge that keeps the tank lid up is covered by a plastic bushing, which apparently can be the wrong way around :oops:

Now it looks good again.
by kndw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Refurbish spoked wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Refurbish spoked wheels

As a winter project, I thought it might be nice to refurbish the wheels on my '76, and I could use some advice. A few years ago, I replaced the spokes with stainless steel ones, and as the aluminum on the rims was oxidized, I chose to paint those and the hubs black. Of course, the paint got chipped ...
by kndw
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5

I’ve connected the 5 new wires too the main harness - colour coding made that easy. But, things aren’t working so I assume I can’t just leave the old wires without some jumper connections or something? Can anybody help? The wire colours from the old setup that don’t have a ‘mate’ now are brown/blue...
by kndw
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

Thanks for all the replies, everyone. The tube where the centerstand connects to is fine. I can see it clearly because i've got a motad exhaust system. Also the frame was powder coated a few years ago, and I didnt see anything when dismantling the bike. Anyway, I have riden the bike a bit now, witho...
by kndw
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

tomk1960- I have tried sending you a PM, but there s nothing in my 'sent' folder. Did you get a message?
by kndw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

Very nice! Can you also give some more info about the front brakes? So these are refurbished discs with calipers from what bike exactly?
by kndw
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?

If you are worried about crud being in the pump, just let it pump for a bit on the starter with the hose that normally connects to the carburetors in a jar; if you're worried there is crud in the fuel tap, clean it. Also fit a new fuel filter.
by kndw
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?

That tank indeed looks perfect.

Regarding the pump: if it works fine, why replace it? If the diaphragm is torn, you'll need to replace the whole pump. OEM is quite expensive. I found a new pump on ebay for about €80, which I doubt is original, but it looks and works great.
by kndw
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: GL1000 weaving, wobbling, wallowing

I did some tests this weekend. - steering stem bearings: following the suggested test, it seemed like it was tightened a bit too much. I loosened it up a bit - loose spokes: spokes were fine - (bushings) swingarm: no lateral play whatsoever, smooth up/down movement of swingarm - removable part of th...
by kndw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 45 mph handlebar shake
Replies: 22
Views: 876

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 876

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 932

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: 16
Views: 672

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...