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by pidjones
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Major custom in the works - What excess can I eliminate?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Major custom in the works - What excess can I eliminate?

'79 had already removed the emergency lighting system. Not really a lot left to remove except the gauge wiring. Really good to keep the temperature. No conversion of the gauges, but you might be able to replace them.
by pidjones
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Buzzing is probably speedo drive cable needing lube. Recent carb rebuild and now flooding means they need to come back off, correct the float valves, and bench test before remounting.
by pidjones
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear master cylinder predicament
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Rear master cylinder predicament

Please pull that new Chinabay MC apart, clean thoroughly, and assemble properly with brake fluid lubricating it before use. I bought both a front and rear to adapt and use on a CB750F, and they were both filthy inside. After cleaning and proper assembly they worked fine, however.
by pidjones
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America

44k on the clock and 44 years old. Theres your problem mister. What do you mean? I think he is indicating that it is old, and things go wrong with old bikes. What the mileage has to do with it, I don't know. BTW, I still suggest pulling the plugs for better diagnosis. Spark plugs have long been a s...
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 35
Views: 1281

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

After "It's running", I am surprised that no one ran out the obvious...change the timing belt. No Idea of when last did or what this fantastic mechanic might have done to it. Timing belt or the tensioners goes it takes the whole engine with them. Sorry to burst your bubble tsandvik..... No belts on...
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: oil leak

I've seen so many GLs with oil on the engine that had it actually coming from blown fork seals. Check 'em.
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1494

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

The closest station to me has a real gas regular pump at only a ~$0.20 premium over the 10% alcohol regular. I fill my 3 five gallon plastic cans (with Stabil already in them), and use it in everything carbureted. FI gets the alky stuff.
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Leaking Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: Carburetor Leaking Fuel

Backfire is usually caused by excess air. Check that your intake runner o-ring on that cylinder did not come out, and the runner is sealed well to the carb. Also check the diaphragm properly fitted and not torn. Also, CV carbs need the air cleaner in place to function properly.
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 35
Views: 1281

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

newday777 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:51 am
pidjones wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
I've "rescued" three GL1000s with much worse PO issues. That is a great bike only requiring time and TLC. And, the FSM.
FSM????
Factory Service Manual
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 35
Views: 1281

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

I've "rescued" three GL1000s with much worse PO issues. That is a great bike only requiring time and TLC. And, the FSM.
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3071

Re: Watch your mirrors

This was posted online by a GL1800 rider, and is a good example of why we should always keep an eye on what's coming up behind us...and to wear quality protective gear! He was relatively uninjured thanks to his gear.. It would be great to have a link so that any follow up could be read. I'd also li...
by pidjones
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: 1976 GL1000 - A Soul's Journey - Ride Across America

As Admin recommended, checking exhaust pipe temp is a good diagnostic tool. I found which cylinder was not pulling its weight on my bike by going up a steep hill at full throttle, and then checking the pipe temps with a IR temperature gauge at the top of the hill. In my case, it was a sticking CV s...
by pidjones
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: west coast
Replies: 40
Views: 1078

Re: west coast

The wife and I took US 70 (Kingston Pike) from Rockwood to the end of it in Globe, AZ this last May. We then went up back roads to Williams and stayed at the Grand Canyon Railroad Hotel, rode the train, and came back. I was conservative, but never had any worries about fuel. Had to travel probably 5...
by pidjones
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen/Stripped Differential Fill Plug
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Frozen/Stripped Differential Fill Plug

Had to use hammer and chisel on the alternator bolt plug on my '79. Luckily, I had a spare from the junk that I had bought. It's the same part.
by pidjones
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 rear Master cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: 1981 GL1100 rear Master cylinder

I hate brakes, but the job isn't hard. I use brake cleaner and aluminum foil to scrub the bore. Make sure the return (relieve, or splooge) hole is clear - I use a high E guitar string for that. Lube all parts with brake fluid for assembly and prime the MC before final connection of the outlet line. ...
by pidjones
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2089

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

We had been to a weekend ride-in in Georgia. Returning to Tennessee on a besutiful Autumn Sunday, the wife asked to see the Cherohalla Skyway. Of course, to get back North of Knoxville, we would then need to go up US129 "the Dragon". After the great ride up Cherohalla, we pulled into Deal's Gap. I a...
by pidjones
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Last winter I took on a '79 CB750F project. I wanted it to be a "rat bike", and boy did I pick the right platform! This poor bike had been beaten and banged and then left in a fence row since 1999. Along with the many environmental and PO issues that needed correction, the "whale tail" rear seat fai...
by pidjones
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

On with the '79: After rebuild and changing the ignition to stock from Dyna S, I rolled it out and it fired right up, revs and idles well without strobe timing or carb balancing yet. Still need to rebuild the front forks and brakes (MC return port obviously blocked - I'm used to clearing that now). ...
by pidjones
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sticky grips
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Sticky grips

And if they just won't clean up, or you find that they get gunk on them regularly (like, when working on the bike with dirty hands) - roll an unlubricated condom up over each one. Lucky these days they come in colors. :mrgreen: And you can buy 100 for about $12 on Amazon. They are used for a lot of...
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Buttons & Contact Cleaner
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Buttons & Contact Cleaner

You can spray it onto the disconnected male and female connectors, then plug and unplug several times. Inspect for male or female connections that may have bern pressed back from connecting. Also spray into the switch gaps (inside and outside) then exercise multiple times.
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Body Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Body Parts

Check first that there might be what you need on ebay. Also check trike builders - some omit the trunk. Then try Western Honda and Southern Powersports https://parts.southernhonda.com/a/Honda_2010_GL1800/_51518_6263463/TRUNK-BOX/14MCA501_MCAAF4500B.html for best pricing. Unless you don't care about ...
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!

Thank You I will give that a try. What goes in, will come out. Blow some compressed air in the spark plug hole in different angles. But DO put a rag over the intake port and catch that metal critter. You sure want to know that it is out. I've read that auto mechanics use compressed air through the ...
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sticky grips
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Sticky grips

And if they just won't clean up, or you find that they get gunk on them regularly (like, when working on the bike with dirty hands) - roll an unlubricated condom up over each one.
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re-installing front brake calipers after wheel removal. Won't go back on!
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Re-installing front brake calipers after wheel removal. Won't go back on!

To avoid this problem in the future, as soon as the calipers are removed wedge a couple wooden shims like carpenters use for shiming doors between the pads, or at a minimum a doubled piece of corrugated cardboard. I used to use the cardboard, but now have some shims that I keep for that purpose.
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Motorcycle difficulties

There are many online articles on GL1000 carb rebuilds as well as videos. Float height setting and leak testing are two primary tasks in the rebuild process. Also, you will find that the remove/install process gets easier with experience and proper sequence. Here is a hint on leak checking: use 91% ...