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by Fred Camper
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Footpegs
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Passenger Footpegs

I have a saddle bag set on mine that use the rear footpeg bolt. So when you put the footpeg over, you have a choice where to tighten it down. I did mine with a pivot back but there are other choices.
by Fred Camper
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: H4 LED replacement bulb
Replies: 36
Views: 493

Re: H4 LED replacement bulb

I do need a solution for a stock headlight bucket. Electric Connection says they have one where you only have to modify the rubber cover on the back. My headlight bucket already has two relays and a headlight modulation relay so not a bunch of room left. I do worry about cooling it with so little ai...
by Fred Camper
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: H4 LED replacement bulb
Replies: 36
Views: 493

H4 LED replacement bulb

Lots of replacement hi lo headlight bulbs, but anyone found one to work well with a GL1000 reflector. Nice article on one for a GL1500 bit that is a different lighting size.
by Fred Camper
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Stop Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Front Stop Switch

If you search on eBay for a cb750 or GL1000 Master Cylinder they can be had for about the price of the switch yet the quality is not as good as Randakks. So there are good options for better braking at various budgets.
by Fred Camper
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Stop Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Front Stop Switch

Keep in mind another option is to replace the front master assemble for almost the same cost as a brake electric switch. The front brakes on a GL1000 feel wooden and take lots of effort. They do stop very well. But to reduce effort and still stop well, a Master Cylinder with a 5/8th boar is optimal....
by Fred Camper
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Gauge and sender unit
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Miles works well. If your reserve line is not plugged, it works well when the wind blows harder than you thought. No real reason for a fuel gauge other than entertainment.
by Fred Camper
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: A Little Help With Battery Wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: A Little Help With Battery Wiring?

The battery is the proper place to get power to a relay for ignition or lighting or... I would not be in a hurry to set that back to stock as a relay for the ignition helps the Spark quite a bit. A pure stock 76 Ltd sounds nice but one that runs strong sounds better to most of us.
by Fred Camper
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal issues
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Turn signal issues

They need proper voltage to flash, so hook up a good battery charger or have the bike running. The sound could be the blinker buzzer. It is easy to disconnect and wires are found in the left side rats nest. Two green wires. Let us know if you have the issue with 14 volts on the battery. My guess is ...
by Fred Camper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 184

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: 233

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 GL1000 Second time around.
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: 1976 GL1000 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: 225

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: 48
Views: 1079

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: 26
Views: 921

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: 381

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: 360

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: 709

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: 329

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: 381

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: 457

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: 247

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: 1047

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: 1047

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: 1047

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: 19
Views: 1109

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?