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by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

After reading your previous posts So do I. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

You do have the plug wires running to the correct cylinders? Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

You mentioned that the carbs have been rebuilt. Setting the floats at the proper level can be a bit of a hassle. (speaking from experience :roll: ) They HAVE to be CORRECT. Recheck these from heel to toe. They must be the same measurement across. My 1981 calls for 15.5 mm from base of carb. Not 15.8...
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: What now....?

Have you looked to see if the coil is O.K.?
A long shot, granted, But worth a go. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to find brake hoses?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Where to find brake hoses?

A search on e bay should yield good results. I would recommend steel braided brake lines. I bought a set for $80. (yes all four lines) There is a seller from Canada that carries them on e bay. It is a VERY good investment. Makes a big difference. However, bleeding the brake lines after replacement i...
by Johnyy Smoke
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Air shocks

On my 1980 its under the right side cover, as your sitting on the bike. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Thu May 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant troubles
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Coolant troubles

Try the Athena kit. I have used it twice, with satisfactory results. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Thu May 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Dodge Neon coil
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Dodge Neon coil

I do have one, ready to go. If interested, let me know (PM). Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Sun May 05, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Dodge Neon coil
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Dodge Neon coil

Mine came from a 1996. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Sat May 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant troubles
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Coolant troubles

Most likely. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri May 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Dodge Neon coil
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Dodge Neon coil

I did the same thing. It does make a noticeable difference on startup and on low end power. Reset spark gap to 35 , it makes a difference. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: progressive springs and air
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: progressive springs and air

What type of oil you use depends on what you want for a comfortable drive. Some recommend ATF 20w or even 10w. Progressive recommends 30w. I run 30 and it works for me. Trial and error. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: progressive springs and air
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: progressive springs and air

You shouldn't need to add air with the progressive springs.
But if ya wanna play around with it, why not? I kept my air fittings on the front just to have them, but have never used it. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '83 GL1100 - diagnosing why RPMs won't come down
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: '83 GL1100 - diagnosing why RPMs won't come down

Try syncing the carbs. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100

Probably, These brake lines can be a B****h to bleed sometimes. Did you wrap white plumbers tape around the threads of the bleeder screws? If you didn't, you will be chasing your tail. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Front Master Cylinder - '80 GL1100

Put a zip tie on front brake lever after you have pumped several times. let it sit overnight. Excessive air in the brake lines is the cuprite. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition coils
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: ignition coils

Try a coil from a 96 neon. It will wire right up and sparks hot. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100A Fork rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: GL1100A Fork rebuild

You cant go wrong with progressive springs. Well worth the money. You will not need air for the shocks. It is also easier to leave the shocks on the triple tree as you work on them. You will have to use less fluid then the Honda manual says. The amount escapes me at the moment, but it is worth notin...
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just picked up a bike, already having problems
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Just picked up a bike, already having problems

Fuel filter is a good suggestion. Any other probs? Know any history of the bike? We like pictures! :) Regards, Johnyy
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Gauge Help
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Fuel Gauge Help

The older wings gas gauges are not the most accurate to begin with. Mine is off by about a gallon. It shows its ready to go to reserve, when I still have 2 gallons or so left. I just keep an eye on the odometer at start looking for a gas station at around 160 miles. I did clean the sending unit and ...
by Johnyy Smoke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Gauge Help
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Fuel Gauge Help

The easiest way to dope out fuel gauge problems is to, with the key on, remove the seat and touch the two leads from the float to each other- if the gauge reads full, The gauge is fine. If the tank is actually less than full- then suspect the sending unit. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

Pick up a $5.00 mirror at a garage sale. Use a spray tacky glue and glue a piece of 100 grit sandpaper to the mirror. Place head on mirror and sand back and forth and circular, using light pressure. Mirrors are VERY flat, surprising results can be achieved by such a simple process. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Timing

I will let your post describe your personality, and lack of insight, or intelligence. Myself, I am done with this post. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Timing

Regardless of any other advice from a somewhat dubious poster, Do a carb sync, it can make a world of difference. If it comes down to this, pull the heads and check piston and valves. If valves are bent, refurb the head or buy a couple off e-bay. A bit of a learning curve but not all that hard. I re...
by Johnyy Smoke
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sputtering engine
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Sputtering engine

Left side as your sitting on bike, under the side cover, right side of battery. Regards, Johnny