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by pidjones
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a gut check please
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Need a gut check please

>>>> the bike has ben left out of doors in the Florida humidity and rain for at least 2 years that I know of<<<< Junk! Run!
by pidjones
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

Well, it runs (barely) while pouring fuel out of the carbs. Knew they would need to come off, so drained and pulled them. And, so it begins...




by pidjones
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Re: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?

You can still buy ABS cement on Amazon. GP cleaner can be used before using the glue. It holds very well on properly cleaned pieces. I see it's available at my local Lowes. I'll probably pick some up tomorrow after work. Regarding the GP cleaner. I don't see that available local so do you think den...
by pidjones
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

I finally pulled the '79 out of the family room side of the basement and into the garage. Took some photos as I swapped the bikes around. Headlight was removed to permit removal of the Vetter umbilical and will stay off until I can heal all of the wounds caused by the Scotch-Loks. After getting it i...
by pidjones
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: massive fuel consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: massive fuel consumption

I'm thinking bad fuel gauge or fuel pump. Pistol Pete runs every carb rack on a test engine before shipping. Plus, if that was going through the engine your plugs would be fully fouled.
by pidjones
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Re: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?

You can still buy ABS cement on Amazon. GP cleaner can be used before using the glue. It holds very well on properly cleaned pieces.
by pidjones
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a gut check please
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Need a gut check please

Wise. I gave $125 and drove 400 miles RT for a '79 that was not only incomplete, but was rusted up inside. Doubt I'll get much use at all out of it.
by pidjones
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

Well, I did find a '79 to restore over the next several winters. Not in terrible shape and only has 2 year-old tires! Still gathering the final parts needed (those unobtainium grab bars and front HONDA logo for over the brake splitter). Presently stuffed in the basement next to my Uni-go trailer. 20...
by pidjones
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1365

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

An idea to throw in here: I went to my local Honda service writer and asked if they could save me a box of take off pieces from a wreck repair. I now have on hand enough ABS (from a 2012+ 'wing!) to do me for a looong time. I use ABS plumbing cement to glue it, and a cheap multi-tool from Harbor Fre...
by pidjones
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ATGATT experiment.
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: ATGATT experiment.

My primary heat gear in the rain forests of East Tennessee (riding my '06 GL1800) is microfiber long-sleeved shirt, mesh armored jacket (presently the Hondaline made by Joe Rocket), and my primary weapon - a microfiber towel SOAKED with water at every stop and draped around my neck just under the ja...
by pidjones
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: plastic down dipstick hole
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: plastic down dipstick hole

First, you are not the first for this to happen to. Second, because someone else did it, there is a long thread (somewhere) about how to go about removal. So, start searching the GoldWing forums for this. I think it might have been on GL1800RIDERS but I'm not certain.
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: "Beware the Bull Wagon" NM/AZ Hwy 80
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: "Beware the Bull Wagon" NM/AZ Hwy 80

Would you be refering to US70 from Lordsburg, NM to Douglas, AZ? We just took it on May 11th and found it to combine bull trucks with slow vans and "I've got enough to buy myself out of anything" sports cars. A stop to take a picture at the boarder included a pass by of a couple cattle haulers. But,...
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 4200 miles/13 days
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: 4200 miles/13 days

Day 11 (May 17): Leaving Fairview we continue still on US60 through mega-farming country and wind farms. Also plenty of wind! Along the way, US60 goes through Pawhuska, OK, which happens to be the hometown of the Drummond family - the Pioneer Woman! I didn't even know, but Judy did of course and we ...
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 4200 miles/13 days
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: 4200 miles/13 days

Need to get on with this while I can still remember what we did when. Day 8 (May 14): Eased out of Williams on our way to the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest National Park. Most of this part was on (yech) I-40. We stopped off on the way to get photos in Winslow standing on the corner. FB_IMG_1558361...
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 4200 miles/13 days
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: 4200 miles/13 days

Day 6 Today we make the first destination goal of the trip - the end of US70 in Globe, Arizona. It is pretty anti-climatic as there is just an added END label above the standard US70 shield on the signpost. We continue on now on various roads the GPS software chose (with my guidance to minimize inte...
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 4200 miles/13 days
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: 4200 miles/13 days

Grand Canyon Trip continued: Day 3 (May 9) Still drying out. Judy used the guest laundry drier to further dry things. Also a bit cooler today, so we used the rain gear over our mesh armor to keep warm. Arkansas US70 gets rougher as you go Southwest. Not bad, just rough. Into Oklahoma and the wind th...
by pidjones
Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 4200 miles/13 days
Replies: 5
Views: 140

4200 miles/13 days

I'm goung to copy-and-paste from my Facebook page instead of typing all of this over: Gonna recount our trip a little at a time (as much as I can remember). Photos will be added if there are any. So: Day 1 (May 7) we left home around 9 am. Olivia given a ton of instructions for watching after the pl...
by pidjones
Wed May 01, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

dummy me, and sorry if you have explained it somewhere else, but why refer to it as 'hunley'? Sorry to be so tardy in returning - life, you know. And, a trip Monday to pick up a spares '79 for my intended next project, a '79 full restore. For $125 I brought home an engine with belt covers but only ...
by pidjones
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

Well, the Hunley is still showing well, and I sold the CB750F yesterday for what I had invested in it (so that paid for my winter's entertainment). Getting ready to ride the GL1800 from here to Arizona via US70, then see the Grand Canyon, and then wander back.
by pidjones
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 project log - tank shelter question
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: 78 GL1000 project log - tank shelter question

You will have to change out the entire shelter - frame, center door, back filler, side covers, tool tray, etc. Re-wiring will be needed and some different mounting points inside. You will have to change your clocks to earlier to have the temperature gauge and rewire for that. Sure, it can be done. N...
by pidjones
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

After fixing a pinched o-ring in #2 carb, she is running great! Kind of hesitant to ride her much this year, as I plan to enter a show almost weekly with her this year as a fun thing to do. I'm sure that will grow old and next year I'll want to ride her much more, and it looks like she will be great...
by pidjones
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ride to a stranger?
Replies: 26
Views: 1530

Re: ride to a stranger?

I have a '79 CB750F up for sale now. And a question - what about tags ? In Tennessee, the tags stay with the owner, and I can keep them and transfer them to another bike. Buyer needs to get their own tags. So, unless they bring a trailer how do they get it home unless they bring tags? I guess I coul...
by pidjones
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?
Replies: 35
Views: 1224

Re: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?

The RD400 that I bought new and sold just before I got out of the Navy would be a perfect bike for local errands. Not so good for long trips, although I did ride it from Charleston, SC to Monticello, KY and back one weekend. I was a LOT younger then!
by pidjones
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1430

Re: Drivers test bike

About half of our ship's company (an exaggeration, but it seemed that way) took their South Carolina exam on the Yamaha RD250 that I had back then. Very small, light, smooth and predictable. I really preferred the RD400 that I replaced it with, and wish I still had it!
by pidjones
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 sluggish starter motor
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: 1976 GL1000 sluggish starter motor

Could be that, poor connections, or failing solenoid. Starter is easy enough to pull. On side stand, pull left header, unbolt starter, gently work it back leaving the pinion in the chain. Use care with the brushes, they are on a flimsy insulator board. Clean and re-lubricate. Dress up the commutator...