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by Fred Camper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

If your fuel Gauge reads empty with a half tank left, it is working like most other users on GL1000's. Regulator will not fix that. Some have fiddled with the float arm but best to just go by miles. Not sure on the 7 vs 8.4 but might have to do with the amperage. The regulation voltage did not chang...
by Fred Camper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Taper bearings ?

Tapered is suppose to work on a 75 and 76 per other users. I have not done it myself, but others have not reported an issue. Tapered work lots better, hence the switch in 1977.
by Fred Camper
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL100 Second time around.
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: 1976 GL100 Second time around.

Another great bike saved from becoming scrap metal (and plastic). These are special bikes.
by Fred Camper
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark cyl 3&4 76 gl
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: No spark cyl 3&4 76 gl

Since 3 and 4 are on the same coil and same points, has to be a wire loose or a set of points way off or fowled.
by Fred Camper
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 31
Views: 666

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

I suspect you are hearing something other than the valves. There are chains to consider for the starter for instance.
by Fred Camper
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 23
Views: 757

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

The BA9 dash leds both improve function and reduce amperage. Win win on those If you do not want to change out the flasher, there is another way. The front blinkers are running lights and on all the time, so I replaced those with superbright 90 degree leds. But the rear blinkers are not running ligh...
by Fred Camper
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What's up with the red dots?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: What's up with the red dots?

Those were Honda factory identification for a test pass. If the caliper had a red dot, it passed the test and could be shipped. Sorry my post above had a typo.
by Fred Camper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 carbs too lean. ??
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: 1976 carbs too lean. ??

Good to know. Diaphragm pumps can tear and loose pumping so sounds like that happened. Many seem to move to an electric pump to get faster starting so perhaps it is time for an upgrade?
by Fred Camper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brakes build pressure but won’t release
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Front brakes build pressure but won’t release

Just be sure that they are not releasing. This is not something you can see. The designed runout in the rotors is what pushes the pistons back. So you need the bike free to roll or perhaps the wheel off the ground to force a couple full rotations to know if the pistons return. Roiling is the best wa...
by Fred Camper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: SOS Moto-Computer System
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: SOS Moto-Computer System

BWT, love the tank rack on your LTD landisr
by Fred Camper
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What's up with the red dots?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: What's up with the red dots?

Those were factor identification for a test pass. If the caliper had a red dot, it passed the test.
by Fred Camper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dyna coils with points
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: dyna coils with points

Only with Dyna Coils and Dyna Ignition can the ballast resistor be bypassed. With just Dyna Coils or just Dyna Ignition, the ballast resistor needs to stay to protect the circuit for long life. It would work for a short while that way, but you better have a friend on call. You can open the plug gap ...
by Fred Camper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 gl1000 with full cover squire sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: 1977 gl1000 with full cover squire sidecar

Oh my, great project. Keep us informed as that will be a nice ride someday soon.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 969

Re: What to look for when buying

Typo issue for sure. I meant saving the original paint. Once you repaint, the original paint is gone never to return. Many make the repaint mistake and then search for OEM painted panels to get her back to a vintage look. Aged paint can look great in a show.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 969

Re: What to look for when buying

You never want to use that, but it essential for a OEM condition. B Glad it was not lost. The fairing/windshield it came with must have not restricted the side cover opening up. You will love this bike. The process I recommend is to change the belts, fix the brakes, then reassemble the carbs and sta...
by Fred Camper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 969

Re: What to look for when buying

But of course. Kinda proves the bike was always without a fairing. When you have a fairing they cannot flop down, so the user removes the bottom hinge and cable stops and just removes them for service. But for those of us without a fairing, the hinge and cable is perfect for easy electrical and fuse...
by Fred Camper
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: Hondaline luggage keys

There are not many numbers. My 432 and 436 are two of the 6 or so. Are they really Yale 14 blanks?
by Fred Camper
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

Agree that this sounds like a ground issue. Try giving the circuit a known good ground close to the last connection, then move back if that corrects the issue.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Adding a Trailer

money ahead by changing out the trailer bulbs (only the bulbs) to LED. That way no additional stator loading either and the stock flasher works.
by Fred Camper
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: Hondaline luggage keys

Here is a picture of my 432 key.
by Fred Camper
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 969

Re: What to look for when buying

Glad you are saving a nice ride. Consider saci G that paint, as once they loose their patina it takes many years to get it back.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 969

Re: What to look for when buying

Looks like the rear grab rail is there, they are hard to find. They can crack near the blinker mount so check on that. Sulfer yellow is a popular color these days, a bit rare as back in the day that color did not sell well and dealers repainted them before the sale. Looks to be in reasonably good sh...
by Fred Camper
Thu May 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: front tire sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: front tire sizing

Let us s know if it fits. On an early wing it often rubs the forks with some brands of 110 19 inch tires.
by Fred Camper
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Better to buy something newer than 40 years old. I replaced mine with a 2006 CBR600rr unit and it had exactly the same wires. Much better performance as it is Mosfet and not a grounded unit.
by Fred Camper
Tue May 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: terrible gas milage
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: terrible gas milage

There is a screw on the right side to adjust idle speed. It does not need a tool, as on mine I can turn it by hand,.