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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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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.
by kndw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

The sun was out and I was home in the morning, so I took apart the rocker assembly on the noisy side, according to the method suggested above. These are the rockers: IMG_20180717_111756.jpg And these are the cams: IMG_20180717_111900.jpg It all looked fine to me: no big scratches, and the wear patte...
by kndw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 gl 1000 leaking carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 1978 gl 1000 leaking carbs

First off: I have no commercial interest in this whatsoever. That being said, "Randakk" is Randall Washington. He is a goldwing specialist and sells nice replacement parts for early goldwings. Just google him. It isn't necessarily cheap, but in my experience if you buy cheap imitation parts you ofte...
by kndw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Can you remove the rocker arms without pulling the head? I was under the impression that the axles where the rocker arms are on are pressed into the aluminum 'housings', and if you take these housings off, the camshaft will fall out? I'll try your suggestion.
by kndw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Have you done a compression test. could be a sticking valve Nope, haven't done that. A sticking valve is when carbon build-up prevents the valve from opening/closing properly, right? I have had the heads rebuilt, with new (not OEM) valves, ~1000 km ago, so it is hard to imagine that that happened. ...
by kndw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 gl 1000 leaking carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 1978 gl 1000 leaking carbs

If there are crossover tubes then you for sure have 1100 carbs. I just replace those seals with nitrile o'rings from a set that I got from Harbor Freight. I don't remember the size but they were included in the set. I think the oring set cost about 6 bucks. I hope you realize you will have to separ...
by kndw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine mount bolt!
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Engine mount bolt!

https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1000-gold ... 0pBkMvRZ-E

#14, or try ebay with the parts number... salvage yards...
by kndw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Just a thought, but could it possibly be the fuel pump lever rattling against the end of the camshaft? Yes, interesting thought. This is consistent with the frequency of rotation of the camshaft, and I also installed a new aftermarket fuel pump, so it could fit. I didn't mention it, but I already t...
by kndw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Meanwhile, I've done some more research on possible causes of this noise. An interesting suggestion came from a friend who suggested to look at the frequency of the ticks, and compare it to the RPM: if the ticks are spaced at 1/2 the frequency of the RPM, it is something to do with the valves; if it...
by kndw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Nah... I cannot imagine that I adjusted them at the wrong T1: I would then have done it wrong several times in a row. Also, I'd imagine that with such a grave mistake I'd also hear valve noise when the engine is cold (see first video). I followed the manual. First turn the engine to T1 such that bo...
by kndw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Taper bearings ?

Yes, I did that too. I found mine on eBay
by kndw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

terryt wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Are the carbs balance and set right. sounds like the carb pistons dash pots are jumping.
I'll check!
by kndw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

Nah... I cannot imagine that I adjusted them at the wrong T1: I would then have done it wrong several times in a row. Also, I'd imagine that with such a grave mistake I'd also hear valve noise when the engine is cold (see first video). I followed the manual. First turn the engine to T1 such that bot...
by kndw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

No rain, so I went to get a burger... here is a video with the engine at full operating temperature:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/N6pHs7PxgupbCosD7

I don't get why/how the clearance would get looser with a warm engine :?:

Maybe I just have to work on that getting-older thing.
by kndw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

I looked at whether the cam timing was okay. It looked good to me, with the lines on the pulleys aligning with the lines in the plate behind them (and the engine at TDC#1). Does anyone notice something off here? IMG_20180710_151744.jpg IMG_20180710_151722.jpg Also, it appears that the noise is not p...
by kndw
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

This morning I took the valve covers off again and tried to inspect the camshafts and rockers. From what I could see by wiggling the rockers sideways, the cams and rockers looked okay, but it seems you can only inspect those parts properly if you take the thing that keeps the camshaft/rockers in pla...
by kndw
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

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

The chains have been renewed during an overhaul of the engine last winter, so I can't imagine it is those. Worn rockers makes sense. I'll look at that, thanks.