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by eklimek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starter question
Replies: 15
Views: 292

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: 292

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: 202

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: 202

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: 202

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: 329

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

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22207&p=129072#p122537


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: 22047

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: 452

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: 452

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: 1002

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: 1002

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: 1002

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: 419

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: 946

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: 946

Re: please help me

How is it going?

Ipsem lorem
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: 519

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: 353

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

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46

Best of luck with the master cylinder circlip. It can be a challenge if corroded.
by eklimek
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New to board
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: New to board

Welcome. I also removed the Vetter front from an 83. Leave the rear bags and frame. They will come in handy. With bags removed it looks near normal. The 81 has a relatively high rpm in topgear as it was built for the 55 mph speed limits. The sweet spot is near 60 mph. The most likely problems you ma...
by eklimek
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Needing opinions on engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Needing opinions on engine issues

There are several posts on setting the new belts.

Mark the cogs and belts and count teeth as a back up.

Typically the starboard side moves during installation. It still runs poorly if that happens. Dont ask how I know.
by eklimek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: High speed wobble

Wingit Unless there is more going on you should not have adversely affected the trail. The rear wheel is smaller and the front is taller (and wider) . This effectively tips the bike, (back down and the front up). It also makes the bike foot print slightly longer. Picture the steering bearing axis ex...
by eklimek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: High speed wobble

wingit If trail is decreased by fork height or rake change there is better turn in and more likely a handle bar whobble. (Like the front wheel caster on a shopping cart.) A tank slapper is the most common presentation. The opposite is true as well. The resonant frequency is adjusted with a steering ...
by eklimek
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High speed wobble
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: High speed wobble

Wingit

Some idle thoughts

Has the trail changed?

Is the whobble in the handle bars with the frame stable or is the frame involved?

You addressed the swing arm. If you stiffen the rear shock, does the resonance disappear?

Ed
by eklimek
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: please help me

Welcome to goldwing county. If everything lights up but it wont turn over this will be easy. Find the starter solenoid. Does it click? If not why not. Is it the handle bar starter switch? If yes, either the solenoid is rusty or the starter is kaput. Jump the solenoid and, in neutral, ignite the star...
by eklimek
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Looks like Orange Country Choppers is now gone forever

“The ORNGE Chopper is one of two motorcycles custom built for the air ambulance service by Orange County Choppers in New York State. According to ORNGE, the $150,000 cost of the two motorcycles (the second bike is worth $100,000) was paid for as a gift by Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland.” ...