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by eklimek
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: looking to get another bike
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: looking to get another bike

Tell me, please, when you purchase this, how it rides. I had thought of this last year but it seemed a bit top heavy. I could not get over the price and maintenance by BMW. I have no motorrad dealer here.
by eklimek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

Sac

Let it sit until next weekend. You have all winter r&r.

A good soak may be required.

Ed
by eklimek
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

Almost certainly the sprague will catch. The clicking noise is because at the outset only one of the rollers catches but is inadequate to turn the motor. Once the starter spins, none of the rollers work as engineered. I found with the spark plugs removed the drag is negligible and the engine will tu...
by eklimek
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

Sac

If you start at lower levels the chain will be immersed and that may accomplish the task.

It is not clear from my recollection. Does the horizontal passes the oil drain plug?

Can you insert a transparent hose as a temporary fill gauge?
by eklimek
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

Sac

Many times I have learned to my embarassment that the starter is not affected by the kill switch.

https://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20G ... -DDF6B.jpg

Ed
by eklimek
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

Sac

Glad to be of service. Remember to pull the pugs and ensure the battery is positioned overflow “up”. I might kill the ignition to avoid sparking as the solvent may be flammable.

Ed
by eklimek
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How to free up a starter sprague clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: How to free up a starter sprague clutch

SAC “How much vertical is needed?” I presume the washing action requires at least the chain to be immersed so that splashing occurs. This occurs with normal use and is why low mileage bikes suffer from this. It also seems to be the essence of using solvents such as seafoam in the oil to free up the ...
by eklimek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: GL1100 starter question

Disconnect the goldwing battery and use booster cables from your automobile To definitively eliminate the battery. Connect the cables to your starter to confirm it works. Note this grounds the motor with the cable. The remaining wiring is then to be addressed. If everything else in the bike works so...
by eklimek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: GL1100 starter question

Clicking solenoid but no starter action. If you can activate the starter directly, you can begin to eliminate things. If starter fails to turn then you have inadequate current. Battery may have a damaged cell from the fall. It may register 12.6 volts at rest but little current. Voltmeter across batt...
by eklimek
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

Here you go.

All the best.
by eklimek
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

Two pieces of exhaust pipe (left and right) to offset the header with the muffler was bent for me at a muffler shop. That lines up the header to the muffler position. Can’t remember exactly, but I think I gave him $10 as it came out of the discard pile. The rest is self evident.

Hope this helps.
by eklimek
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: GL1100 exhaust on a GL1200

I used the harley mufflers on a 81 gl1100. No apparent running issues. The motor is approximately the same displacement.

HD were a bit loud. I could swear they sounded different left to right. Is that HD copyright?

Ed
by eklimek
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.
Replies: 15
Views: 367

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

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Trick is to put solvent on the sprague clutch rollers.

This worked for me and resurrected a gl1100 from being trashed for a $2,200 engine removal.

Ed
by eklimek
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make
Replies: 78
Views: 22398

Re: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make

Based in London Ontario

https://www.gofastinnovations.com

Never personally bought from there. Merely put it up, fwiw.
by eklimek
Sun May 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Giving up on it

No disagreement about the longevity of old wings. Also true that once you are familiar wrenching on it, most problems are within your ability. (Also no ecu, software or sensors) Nevertheless, each to his own. If we had money to throw around we would probably ride a variety of bikes. It’s been my exp...
by eklimek
Sun May 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Giving up on it
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Giving up on it

Cap Can’t fault you. Fixen or Riden, is an easy choice for most. If you dont enjoy the former, then you got to go for something new that the dealership will fix, if it breaks. An old Wing is worth next to nothing and most dealers here wont take it as a trade in unless they rob you in the purchase. L...
by eklimek
Wed May 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Thanks for pointing that out.
by eklimek
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

Honda appears to have a patent for this lubrication system.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7363904

See figure 1

It may not be common in other makes.
by eklimek
Mon May 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Can I tow my GL 1200 in neutral?

(Thank you for correcting the gif in my previous post. )

It seems motorcycle transmissions benefit from lubrication as indicated by the following flow diagrams.

http://www.dansmc.com/4_stroke_oilflow.htm
by eklimek
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: NO START solenoid clicks but no turnover. whats wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: NO START solenoid clicks but no turnover. whats wrong?

The solenoid is a heavy duty switch to activate the start motor. If you can make the starter turn over by direct connection to a battery, you have eliminated it as the cause of the problem. Work back from there and ensure the connections to the solenoid are clean. The solenoid may be internally corr...
by eklimek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: please help me

“I like using the starter switch headlamp function to signal other drivers. Pressing it while riding blinks the headlamp off with each press. “

Now that’s clever. Why did I not think of that?

Thanks for the tip.
by eklimek
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: please help me

How is it going?

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by eklimek
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: 1982 GL1100 - is it worth getting it rideable?

Best of luck wrestling with nostalgia. Firstly, no matter how much love, time and money you put in, it won’t be worth much. In fact it will be worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay. Market value discounts emotion and dreams , usually to zero. If you really wanted to pay homage to the idea, fi...
by eklimek
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake issues 82 GL1100 I
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Brake issues 82 GL1100 I

Welcome to the forum. It may be as simple as flushing the fluid.

Or

Time to consider rebuilding the brakes

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Best of luck with the master cylinder circlip. It can be a challenge if corroded.