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by indianakid
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Left storage pocket cover.
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Left storage pocket cover.

to keep it simple and clean you could use Paraffin wax (candle wax). speaking of clean you could also use a bar of soap. I have use both on snaps and zippers on leather jackets to keep them moving smooth.
by indianakid
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel feed when trying to start
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: No fuel feed when trying to start

OK.... To clear the confusion there are choke butterflys. They can be seen with a mirror in the plenum looking through the screens. There is enough travel in the choke knob to fully actuate the choke butterflys. If it is stiff it could be the friction adjustment..... check this post... https://goldw...
by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The other hole?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: The other hole?

OK....... better have another beer because I have to tell you that yes it can be !!!

that is exactly what it is. here is a page from the owners manual.

Owners Manual
Owners Manual

by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?

With the engine out it is a good time to check the Pulse Generators (pick ups) and that the mechanical and vacuum advance are working properly. With the engine in the frame the swing arm needs to be removed for access. It is also a good time to clean the pick up screen for the oil pump. This can be ...
by indianakid
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Airing up a set of forks question
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Do you have a regulator on your air compressor ? If so turn the pressure down to 15 psi and get er done. Some times you just have to shoot the engineer and get on with production !!!
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Starter Clutch

When the Pole / Lug on the Rotor passes the Pole on the PG the ignition system generates a spark. When timed correctly this will occur at "F1" ( "F2" for the other PG) crank position.
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Starter Clutch

Yes ! That looks much better. For a more accurate "static timing" set the crank to "F1" and verify the poles are aligned. To get any better than that you will need a timing light and a sight plug for the timing port so you can check / set the timing with the engine running.
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

Glad to hear that you were able to find the problem. Its got to be disappointing to have parts fail after having spent large money for Randakk's kit. I wonder if anyone else has experienced that problem with Randakk's parts ?
by indianakid
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Won't Take Fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Fork Won't Take Fluid

here is a post of how I change my fork oil. hope it helps !!!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33073&p=195283&hilit=fork#p195283
by indianakid
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring of after market headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Wiring of after market headlight

Welcome to the neighborhood !!! Im not sure as to what you are referring to as a digital display the 83 Interstate has analog gauges. If you need a hand send me a pm, we cant be that far apart.
by indianakid
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Starter Clutch

the alignment pin is not in place. referring to one of your prior post there is a picture which you state the motor is at T1. assuming this is true the rotor lug should only be about 10 degrees past one of the PG lugs. you can always just drop the swing arm instead of removing the motor to correct. ...
by indianakid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube

here is how i do mine with out a press. just put a block on a wall or garage door jamb at the right height and use a 2x4 for a lever. i put the fork leg in a drain pan. works like a charm.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20278&p=111236&hilit=fork#p111236
by indianakid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

OK...... I will throw my opinion into the hat. For a hiss to be that loud it is not a small leak around a throttle shaft. And since you are hearing it in the throttle shaft area I think that the small o-ring for the air cut valve cover is missing on that carb.
by indianakid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.

OK....... in your original post you stated that "It was starting just fine on the first click" normally a roller sprag clutch will skip or slip for a while prior to total failure. since you state that the problem occurred all of the sudden i am going to suggest to pull the starter and check the plan...
by indianakid
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low KV on 3-4 coil
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Low KV on 3-4 coil

OK..... Perhaps if you watch this youtube clip you will have a better understanding of what the folks here are talking about. thanks to who ever posted this clip on the net................



by indianakid
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Rear Wheel Bearing Numbers ???
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: 1983 Rear Wheel Bearing Numbers ???

thank you. 6204 and 6304 got it.
by indianakid
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Rear Wheel Bearing Numbers ???
Replies: 2
Views: 127

1983 Rear Wheel Bearing Numbers ???

I am looking for the rear wheel bearing numbers for an 83. in the part number cross reference post it lists numbers for an 1100 but does not state what year. the 83's take a different set of bearings. Thanks !
by indianakid
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old slow jets again....sigh
Replies: 30
Views: 1533

Re: The old slow jets again....sigh

the idle jets are a #35 which means the jet dia is .35mm which equals .0138 inches. so i have used a .013 diameter string. depending on if you are using heavy or light strings it could be the high E or B. but any wire that is .013 - .0138 will work just fine.
by indianakid
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fixing Flopping Fairing Mirrors.... How I repaired mine
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Fixing Flopping Fairing Mirrors.... How I repaired mine

The cause of fairing mirrors to be flopping is the threads (4mm x .7) stripping out of the mirror stem causing loss of spring preload. To correct the problem I oversized the threads to 10-32 and up graded the fastener to NAS1802-3-16. This about doubled the thread engagement / strength and allows pr...
by indianakid
Sat May 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Bad Gas

OK......... Where are you +1 and +4 guys getting your information that premium (high octane) fuel causes harm and carbon build up ??? You need to find a new (correct) source of information. As far as increased cost, here in So Cal the difference between regular and premium is 25 to 30 cents based on...
by indianakid
Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: neutral switch
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: neutral switch

here is an article by someone who has been there done that.......

http://www.wingovations.com/repairing-t ... 4579471114

best of luck !!!
by indianakid
Fri May 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: RE-INSTALLING CARBS
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: RE-INSTALLING CARBS

if what you are talking about is the top motor mount where it bolts to the frame i always remove that. yours may have nuts but the factory install is a nut welded to a tie bar going left to right. i remove both bolts so the tie bar with nuts can be removed. this gives just the little extra room you ...
by indianakid
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil filter confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Oil filter confusion

I have been riding GL1100's since 1981 and have always used the Fram CH6009 filter with out any issues. So I may have not used them for a million, trillion years but I'd say 37 years is a pretty long time :)