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by robertdawber
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine "stumbling" at constant speeds
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Engine "stumbling" at constant speeds

here is the update on the test you suggested. while riding at a constant speed if I shut off fuel petcock it continues to stumble till it starves for fuel and dies. I tried the choke test next. while riding and holding a constant speed I pull the choke slowly and boom the stumble totally goes away....
by robertdawber
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 oil orifice
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: gl1100 oil orifice

Thank you-I assumed that to be the case. This sucks, I don't have all of the parts.
by robertdawber
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1100 oil orifice
Replies: 2
Views: 153

gl1100 oil orifice

Does each side have one? I have the heads off, but only see one on the left side. That side only has one pin dowel as well.
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: valve train to head question
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: valve train to head question

Can anyone help?...........
by robertdawber
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: valve train to head question
Replies: 2
Views: 161

valve train to head question

The manual calls for (I read this too, not sure where...maybe over at Randakk's site?) a "sealant" between the head and valve train. Anyone know what this product is?
by robertdawber
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

ekvh wrote:At 180 degrees off on one cam, they will run. Not great, but they won't do any damage. Being off a couple teeth will do the valves in (bend) and maybe Pistons in. Not sure how you're seeing the prisons unless you have a camera/scope.
The heads are off
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

Like this only not as deep and on all 4 pistons. Clearly valve marks

http://www.drivecult.com/uploads/piston.jpg
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Can you send a pic of the indentations on the heads?
Regards, Johnny
Did I say the heads? I meant the pistons
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

I have owned it for about ten years. I changed the clutch out and synced the carbs-I believe that when I did this, I messed up the timing (maybe) because it was making a racket. When I would give some gas it would not rev up properly. I had the new heads anyway so I took the old ones off. I did (Ber...
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

spiralout wrote:With the heads off, it doesn't matter as long as you're on T1. The motor won't know or care. It's the valve train that determines the what stroke the pistons are on.
That makes sense-but what should I do then? Set the valve train up before the reinstall?
by robertdawber
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: TDC 180 degrees off?

No there' s no way with the heads off to tell. When at T1 in the sight window, are both pulleys' "UP" marks facing up? T1 is the same all the time for the crank. With the belts installed, cams move half the speed of the crank, so the T1 comes up twice for every full turn of the cams. It is importan...
by robertdawber
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: TDC 180 degrees off?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

TDC 180 degrees off?

With the heads off--is there a way to tell if I am at TDC or if I am off by 180 degrees? I am changing the heads for two reasons, but prior to this project, I tried to set the timing and the bike sounded like crap. The pistons have indentations on them as though they were being hit. Hence the questi...
by robertdawber
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak timing covers
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: oil leak timing covers

RoadRogue wrote:did you replace the rubbers under the valve cover bolts? if they are old and squished out then you will not get any pressure on the other seal. The bolts only tighten up until the shoulder bottoms out. See if yu can spin the grommets when they are tight. 8-)
I did.
I am pretty confused!
by robertdawber
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak timing covers
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: oil leak timing covers

I did check and replace the cam seals. I cleaned the covers so well the second time around...I did not do the powder test. That is an idea!
by robertdawber
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak timing covers
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: oil leak timing covers

Valve covers. Both sides.
by robertdawber
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak timing covers
Replies: 8
Views: 423

oil leak timing covers

I have tried everything from replacing the gaskets, after market and the Honda, tried a different set of covers, they still leak.
One side it leaks by the odometer cable end of the cover and it's not clear on the other.
Any thoughts?
by robertdawber
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....
Replies: 19
Views: 2653

Re: Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....

Thanks guys.
Stuart, I think I will get in that habit.
Bob
by robertdawber
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....
Replies: 19
Views: 2653

Re: Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....

I want to clean the engine out.
by robertdawber
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Plastic Connector from rear brake master cylinder - HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Plastic Connector from rear brake master cylinder - HELP!

You can get it at Partszilla: http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/honda/HP-43505-463-006.html Sorry, I did not see the word "obsolete" at the bottom. I wonder why it is obsolete. I remember the part when I did n=mine, but cannot recall if it was just a means to get the tube connected. If so, I su...
by robertdawber
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....
Replies: 19
Views: 2653

Marvel Mystery Oil vs. Seafoam in ....

What has been people's experience with these two in the crankcase?
by robertdawber
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing question
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Timing question

Timing is critical, and is set by timing marks on the cam sprocket, and or the flywheel under the inspection cap that is located on the top of the engine case. There is no other timing adjustments needed. Search this forum under "how to...", and tripple check yourself, because there is no room for ...
by robertdawber
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing question
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Timing question

You need to manually slowly turn the engine as if you were adjusting the valves to verify no binding and that the valves do not come in contact with the Pistons. I Would then go thru the timing and valve adjustment steps before you think of starting the bike. I am sure you will get additional advis...
by robertdawber
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing question
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Timing question

If I set the timing and then secure the left cam, wheel and belt--then remove the other wheel, and replace the cam--when I put everything back (lining the belt wheel up with the timing marks) in would that once removed cam automatically adjust to the correct timing? Or do I need to do something more...
by robertdawber
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in tach/fuel pump base
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: oil in tach/fuel pump base

Thanks. It makes sense but elsewhere on the forum the opposite is said.
Bob