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by pidjones
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

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: 502

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: 220

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: 164

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: 1517

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: 502

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: 227

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: 253

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% ...
by pidjones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2175

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

There's not much to calibrating a torque wrench. Lock it in a vice, hang a known weight a foot out along the handle (or do the math if the handle is longer)... Voila. I hang a plastic bucket at one foot, add sand until it clicks, weigh the bucket. Do this at several settings. Good for 1/4" and 3/8"...
by pidjones
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a gut check please
Replies: 10
Views: 453

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: 15
Views: 1068

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: 451

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: 15
Views: 1068

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: 334

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: 451

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: 453

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: 15
Views: 1068

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: 1555

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: 1241

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: 213

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: 213

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: 182

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: 182

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: 182

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: 182

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...