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by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread

Next time you see your doctor, be sure to inquire about MBS. It is carried by a number of us and it is very sticky. What is that TLA (three letter acronym) you ask? Multiple Bike Syndrome but of course. No medical cure uncovered but I am accepting funding in my search for a national acceptance of th...
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread

Nice progress, you cannot buy these naked wings new anymore you know.
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Center Stand

Yup, same here. I have a 16 inch Lester on the back and it touches the ground unless I put the centerstand on a 1 inch board. Might be some sag going on with the stand. I do not worry about it as if I want to work on the rear I just use the board.
by Fred Camper
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 31
Views: 548

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

My LTD 1976 had black faced guages so it seems to me somebody changed them to the wrong 1976 guages, I sure would like your black faced tach for my LTD as hers is really loud. But yours could also be a dark gray face from a 1977 and that will not work for my 1976 LTD. Seem to recall both 1975 and 19...
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Make Gl1000 Headlight Brighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: Make Gl1000 Headlight Brighter?

Like Virgilmobile said, running relays puts a good 1.5volts higher to the headlight and that really matters for halogen H4 bulbs. I suggest you wire the relay before searching out bulbs as the relays make the lighting more reliable also, sending less current though the ignition switch and handlebar ...
by Fred Camper
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 31
Views: 548

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

I thought the 1977 had a black face until I put a 1977 "black face" tachometer onto my 1976 GL1000 LTD. Turns out the LTD has black faces guages and the 1977 faces are more like really dark Gray.
by Fred Camper
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Footpegs
Replies: 2
Views: 133

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: 632

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: 632

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: 217

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: 217

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: 187

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: 305

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: 154

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: 212

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: 269

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: 24
Views: 1115

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: 232

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: 1192

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: 1004

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: 400

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: 372

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: 732

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: 352

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: 400

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.