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by newomij
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rebuilt starter not engaging
Replies: 2
Views: 195

rebuilt starter not engaging

I just did the starter rebuild using the DIY forum here and, until today, it's been working flawlessly. Turned it over this morning and the bike started but died after a few seconds, which is normal without choking. Hit the starter button again and all I get is spin. In the past, it would finally gr...
by newomij
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: carbs

"Randakk's Guide"? Is it available here at GWD's?
by newomij
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter brush set
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: starter brush set

One tip if you order these like I did. Save the old brush kit assembly until the new ones arrive. The new ones don't include the small bolts and washers that hold the positive and negative wires to the assembly. But, after that, they work just as promised.
by newomij
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 282
Views: 93883

Re: WOW!!

Finally got the brushes (only three days but seemed longer because of my anxiousness to get it done) and got the starter put back together and got it back on the bike. Even though I read all the commentaries about the improved starting performance, I was completely blown away by how much faster the ...
by newomij
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter
Replies: 282
Views: 93883

Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

The 'grease' has me confused. I have a general multipurpose grease, another grease that came with a small grease gun, and some Moly 60 Paste. I need to repack the bearing and add grease as shown in the final step before reassembly. I read one response that said using two different greases would work...
by newomij
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter brush set
Replies: 2
Views: 226

starter brush set

I need to replace the brushes (<5mm) in my starter. Will these work? http://www.amazon.com/Starter-REPAIR-Ho ... ingdocs-20
or should I be looking for something different?

Thanks for any input.
by newomij
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Seafoam
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Seafoam

Is there a DIY topic on removing and cleaning carburetors on GL1100s?
by newomij
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: lubricating the tachometer cable
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: lubricating the tachometer cable

Spraying this dry lubricant, one good blast down the cable or spray for a few seconds?
by newomij
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Seafoam
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Seafoam

We read a lot about the use of Seafoam as a fuel additive and crank case cleaner. What we don't often get is info regarding how much Seafoam. If I am trying to clean my carbs because they have been sitting for awhile and suspect a couple jets may be clogged, how much Seafoam would I put in my 5 gall...
by newomij
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: lubricating the tachometer cable
Replies: 5
Views: 253

lubricating the tachometer cable

I thought I saw a DIY thread on how to lubricate the tachometer cable but I don't see it. Maybe because I'm near sighted but, is there one? If not, I would venture to guess that I would remove the cable from the tach and pour a liquid into the cable and let gravity do the rest? Question is, what liq...
by newomij
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: brake pads by Volar VMFA69/2
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: brake pads by Volar VMFA69/2

"I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days." I know, right? It didn't take long to figure out once I had the wrong pads on the back wheel and started on the front. Once again, feeling pretty stupid for acting before thinking. Oh, well! Gottem' on and read...
by newomij
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: brake pads by Volar VMFA69/2
Replies: 3
Views: 204

brake pads by Volar VMFA69/2

Just received my brake pads from D2MOTO for my '82 Aspencade. The package included 3 sets of pads. Two sets are VMFA69/2 and one set is VMFA69. Anyone know if there is a difference? They look identical and, of course, no info in the packaging. Their website just says the 3 sets are for front and rea...
by newomij
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Back together WITH SPACER in the final drive, torqued to proper specks, and wheel turning smooth and easy.
Thank you's to everyone who helped me find this little extra piece I had leftover. :oops:
by newomij
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31159

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

The rear caliper came off with a slight struggle but it's off. I removed it from the bike, removed the pads, and was able to depress the cylinders with a couple pieces of thin board and a c-clamp. They depressed easily with the clamp. I guess I'll have to wait for the master cylinder rebuild kit, ge...
by newomij
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

You nailed it aznyaz. When I tried torquing the axel nut, I felt and heard the drag on the wheel. I'm pulling it all back off to put it all back together again but, this time with all parts included . There is still one question that has a couple of us baffled still. Looking at the parts diagram tha...
by newomij
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31159

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

Rebuilt the rear brake caliper, following this awesome website, to discover that my rear master cylinder needs to be rebuilt, too. The way I discovered that is my rear brakes won't release. I pulled the master cylinder disconnecting the brake lines, pulled the brake line from the caliper, and even r...
by newomij
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

With my flashlight, I can see inside the final drive and it looks and measures exactly the size of my extra part. The axel fits through that piece like it was made to do so. I think we'll find out that some have that part in the final drives and some don't. Ultimately, I'm guessing it can either way...
by newomij
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Take a look at this page which shows this part in the parts manual. It's about half way down. Look for Block F 17 and look for part 16 called 'Collar B'. Part # 42625-463-000. http://goldwingchrome.com/Manuals/GL1100/Honda%20Goldwing%20GL1100%201980%20to%201982%20Honda%20Parts%20Manual.pdf I find it...
by newomij
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Thanks, Wingman. But, I'm looking through the axel portal and I can see a flush surface all the way through the wheel until I see the void inside the final drive. And, just to verify what I think I see, I reached in with a pick probe to slide it across the surfaces. Plus, I didn't remove the bearing...
by newomij
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: brown wire from airshock pump in false tank
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: brown wire from airshock pump in false tank

I do have a wiring diagram from Clymer but it doesn't show the air pump. The brown wire in question comes from the wiring harness for the air pump and after further examination, that wire seems to be the only possible source for electricity to get to the motor driving the pump. I'm hesitating puttin...
by newomij
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Leftover part after reinstalling rear wheel

Worst nightmare...left over part. Followed this thread start to finish but also rebuilt the shocks and the rear brake caliper at the same time. Near the end of putting everything back together, I lift a rag off the work bench and find this part. I have looked through all the threads here that I used...
by newomij
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: brown wire from airshock pump in false tank
Replies: 4
Views: 922

brown wire from airshock pump in false tank

Sometime ago, a long time ago, I removed the air pump to completely remove the false tank. Having replaced everything, I looking at the brown wire and I can't remember where it goes. Does it hook to the hot lead on the fuse panel?
by newomij
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31159

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

I did the rebuild thanks to this incredible forum and everything seemed to be in order when I put it back on the bike. However, I was and still am doing other work on the bike and haven't actually had a chance to try the newly rebuilt caliper. I was working on it again today and found the brake pads...
by newomij
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '82 Aspencade air shocks bottom out.
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: '82 Aspencade air shocks bottom out.

I had very much the same problem, also on an 82 Aspencade. Too-soft suspension even at max pressure, and the bike sat very close to vertical on the side stand. I replaced the front and rear springs and seals with Progressives, but I kept the actual shocks. Made a big difference. Much better handlin...
by newomij
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 182
Views: 82905

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

Thank you, Wingman. I was able to pry it off and am now using the DIY Article "How to rebuild the rear brake caliper." After I get a new tire on the wheel tomorrow, I will continue with both DIY Articles to put most of the rear end back together. Planning to rebuild the shocks, too, thanks to anothe...