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by Fred Camper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG

Looks like somebody loved it, you will too. Not a fan of the seat, but lots of ways to fix that. Let us know when you get the belts changed, that is always to be done first since these are interference engines. When a belt goes south, so do the valves and pistons.
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: timing belt adjustment.
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: timing belt adjustment.

Valve timing is a compromise. You will note most advanced automotive engines now have variable valve drive to improve efficiency. Maximum compression pressure is different at different valve advance and engine rpm. You are checking it at very low rpm (150 rpm) and honda did not want to maximize comp...
by Fred Camper
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Vetter Top box and saddle bags
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Vetter Top box and saddle bags

One option is to use the rear fender and turn signals from a 1978. Honda moved them off the grab rail to near the taillight and it works well for many saddle bags. I run the Hondaline saddle bags and the 1978 rear fender did the trick without really changing the bike much.
by Fred Camper
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Sure seems to me the carburetor sliders are getting stuck. The sliders in each carb need to slide like silk, no effort to move. Any small amount of stick can cause them to hang up (they are open at 50 mph, closed at idle). Many shops may not understand how smooth they need to slide. Absolutely no lu...
by Fred Camper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: carbs not getting gas
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: carbs not getting gas

I rebuilt a set with the Randyke video and kit, along with Mike Nixons guide. Came out working great. No additional parts were required.
by Fred Camper
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Selected Gear Guage
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Selected Gear Guage

Says you have to add a gear sensor. The fit guide should have said it would not work since we have no gear sensor on our early GWs.
by Fred Camper
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock supply options
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Air shock supply options

The front blinkers are running lights so those go to LED. The rear blinkers only blink when turning so those stay incandescent and set the load so no issue with the blinkers. All the dash lights become 1SMD LED and are brighter and way less power. The Mofset from a 2006 CBR600 was wire for wire iden...
by Fred Camper
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock supply options
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Air shock supply options

An air supply pump would not run continuously, just occasionally. So I would not expect it to cause any problems. Replacing all incandescent bulbs with LED would compensate. And if you have not yet updated to a newer Mofset voltage regulator that too helps. Keep in mind the main charging issue is th...
by Fred Camper
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 - Starting Lag Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 78 - Starting Lag Problem

That sounds like a starter with carbon built up inside the unit. No trouble cold, but warm the carbon build up uses current and results in the symptoms you quoted. Take off the starter and disassemble and clean out the carbon. Reassemble with no new parts and you will think you have a new starter.
by Fred Camper
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

If anyone wants to buy new front brake hoses, you can use a dual banjo bolt and eliminate the splitter. Removing the splitter makes the system easier to bleed and you have less joints in the system. The splitter is no longer used on modern bikes. Buying two SS hoses instead of three costs less as we...
by Fred Camper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

My 1977 came with bars higher than the 1975 model and since I like the earlier bars I purchased a Superbike bar also called euro bar from Emco I think. Had to machine the oval centerline hole to route the wiring but it did work just fine. Had to shorten the throttle and clutch cables and also the fr...
by Fred Camper
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?

Rather than replacing a OEM mechanical pump, first consider an electric one. Faster starting is a given as well as great life. But cleaning up your pump is a fine idea as well.
by Fred Camper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Re: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source

Crumbling rubber is rare, so buy another set of clocks cheep and you can most likely get good rubber bits. If a bike sits near an air compressor, the ozone from the arch does the rubber in, but it is somewhat rare so most clocks have good rubber. If you are not in a hurry, PM me an address and perha...
by Fred Camper
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

Appreciate all the detail and knowledge shared.
by Fred Camper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: My '78 GL Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: My '78 GL Restoration

I too would like to know more about the rear shocks and front fender. Looks like a fine ride. Great Craftsmanship.
by Fred Camper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Make Gl1000 Headlight Brighter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Make Gl1000 Headlight Brighter?

Seems to me that the full unit has significant advantage to an H4 Led bulb. The full unit has precise location of the filiment in the Peterson or HC Hites for the reflector. My guess is that the whole lamp solution also limits the depth of the unit into the GL1000 bucket. Sounds like good progress t...
by Fred Camper
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing kick-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Removing kick-starter

So the engine turns over but not the kick mechanism? I would either leave it alone as they never get used or keep the penetrating oil and tapping. Pretty sure you can remove that rear cover if desired for a deeper soak.
by Fred Camper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

Just to the rear of the battery. The idle stall can also be due to stick sliders. When you rebuilt your carbs, were the sliders buttery smooth. Like could they move without being upside down? Just a bit of a stick can cause a stall on decel.
by Fred Camper
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 542

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: 542

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: 7
Views: 512

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: 36
Views: 972

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: 27
Views: 1206

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: 36
Views: 972

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: 194

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.