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by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 handle bar weights
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: GL1100 handle bar weights

This is how we learn! Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Choke - where am I going wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Choke - where am I going wrong?

Here in S.E. Minnesota,40 below (F) does happen! I have no idea if my bike will run at that temp, nor do I care! Regards, Johnny :)
by Johnyy Smoke
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 handle bar weights
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: GL1100 handle bar weights

Front fork weight, perhaps? Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 handle bar weights
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: GL1100 handle bar weights

Handle bar weights? A bit lost on this one. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade

Only way to fix it is to redo (both) head gaskets. Don't waste money on a quick fix.
If you do it yourself, it should run about $200 ish for parts, all told.
Lots of info here for such a project. Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 rear shock strip
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: GL1100 rear shock strip

Progressive 412 shocks, Regards, Johnny
by Johnyy Smoke
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 577

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: 577

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: 577

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: 577

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: 302

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: 171

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: 1009

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: 367

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: 367

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: 1009

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: 367

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: 498

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: 498

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: 229

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: 362

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: 362

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: 277

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: 627

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: 562

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