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by chrissvitak
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your speedometer cable
Replies: 37
Views: 25755

Re: How to replace your speedometer cable

My '83 1100i is squealing like hell and the speed needle jumps everywhere. Funny that I was in a 25 zone doing 120 :D :D . But, should I replace it or simply try re-lubing it? If replacement needs to happen, any ideas (besides ebay) where to get a new one??

Thanks
by chrissvitak
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifting Issue - NEW PROBLEM
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Shifting Issue - NEW PROBLEM

OK - I will try the Seafoam first as it sounds simplest and most inexpensive. On another note, I also noticed that if I turn the engine off (no matter how warm it is) it will shift into neutral easily and run through all of the gears with no problem.

I'll keep you posted.....

Chris
by chrissvitak
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifting Issue - NEW PROBLEM
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Shifting Issue - NEW PROBLEM

Hi everyone - I have a 1983 GL1100i. When the bike is cold (cool) it shifts through gears and goes into neutral very easily...like it should. However, once it warms up, say after driving it for a short while, it starts to become very difficult to up shift to higher gears (3-5) and darn near impossib...
by chrissvitak
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt??
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Timing Belt??

I am in my 3rd season of ownership. I have cleaned carbs last year and had them synced. Plugs, wires and coil are new last fall. I have a K&N air filter and it was just cleaned this week. (Keep in mind, due to the great weather here in Chicago this year, I have less then 500 miles on for the season)...
by chrissvitak
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt??
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Timing Belt??

Hi - I have a 1983 GL1100i. It has 59,700 miles on it. I am the 3rd owner. The question /problem is that suddenly the engine seemed to be "missing" while accelerating. Sounds fine at idle. I have replaced the coils and plugs recently (last fall). However, this problem came on while I was on a ride. ...
by chrissvitak
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Valve Cover Gaskets

I have an '83 GL1100 Interstate. Really great shape. What I am looking to do is refinish the valve covers externally to look like new. Does anyone know where I can obtain OEM or after market valve cover gaskets? I would like to start this project before riding season starts here in about a month...y...
by chrissvitak
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to refinish aluminum covers
Replies: 14
Views: 20127

Re: How to refinish aluminum covers

Thanks for the info. I am going try this just to spruce up the look of the old girl. I will post a couple of pics when I get done. :D
by chrissvitak
Sun May 05, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark issue??
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Spark issue??

I pulled the plugs on all 4 and had a great spark. I have run Seafoam through the system several times already. What I did do was spray down all of the linkage with carb cleaner thinking something may be sticky. Took it out for a run (about 10 minutes) to see what would happen. It seems so far that ...
by chrissvitak
Sun May 05, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark issue??
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Spark issue??

Just to add a little more info. When it runs at normal temp 3 of the intake manifolds (1,2,3) get nice and hot while #4 remains very cool to the touch. Could this actually be a carb issue? If so, what can I do?
by chrissvitak
Sun May 05, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark issue??
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Spark issue??

HI everyone - I have a 1983 GL1100i. For the past couple of weeks it has been having a problem spark ignition (I think). This issue seems to be intermittent but becoming more and more common. When she runs great…she runs great! When the problem starts, she spits and sputters in first gear going to s...
by chrissvitak
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti freeze leak
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Anti freeze leak

Hi All - Just took my 1983 Interstate out of winter storage today. Checked all fluids (good), changed the oil and fired her up. I got her to temp, took her for a quick spin (about 10 minutes) and now I have the smell of antifreeze. It did not do this when I stored for the winter. I checked for obvio...
by chrissvitak
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Clutch Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1951

Re: Starter Clutch Replacement

Thanks for the reply. I do know for a fact that it is the starter clutch. I had some other work done to it several months ago and my mechanic confirmed it. Even in the summer months, there are times all it will do is spin up without grabbing. This does not happen all of the time...maybe 1 out of eve...
by chrissvitak
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Clutch Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1951

Starter Clutch Replacement

HI - I have a 1983 GL1100 Interstate. It has a mere 53,000 on it (mint) I know that I have a starter clutch issue and it needs to be replaced. What I am curious about is...is there a different / better way to change it out besides pulling the engine? The service manual says that you have to pull it....
by chrissvitak
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Leak
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Fuel Leak

I have a 1983 Goldwing Interstate 1100 with a mere 53k miles on it. Over the past few weeks I had noticed poor performance from a fuel MPG standpoint. I knew the fuel pump was going bad, so I replaced it. Now, I am seeing a leak when I throttle. Honestly, I have no idea what is leaking but it seems ...
by chrissvitak
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to get the bike up on its center stand
Replies: 52
Views: 23527

Re: How to get the bike up on its center stand

WOW! I struggled for a couple of weeks with trying to get it on the center stand and damn near gave up. I found this video...and holy crap...so easy!! Now I feel like an idiot for not trying this to begin with. THANK YOU for posting this video. :D

Ride Safe!
by chrissvitak
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: AIR PRESURE FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: AIR PRESURE FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS

For my '83 GL1100i, I use about 50 psi for the rear. I have never checked the front, so I can be of no help for that.

The rear specs are 0-57 psi (for 1983) and my setting seems perfect for a nice smooth ride with or without a passenger.
by chrissvitak
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '83 GL1100i Stereo Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 300

'83 GL1100i Stereo Replacement

I have recently purchased a mint '83 GL1100i. I have searched this site and found nothing that pertains to my request...maybe I am simply looking in the wrong place though. I would like to replace the OEM Honda Clarion stereo with something a bit more modern that I could hook up an iPod and such to....
by chrissvitak
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My First Bike-82 Interstate
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: My First Bike-82 Interstate

WOW!! Rodee71 ....It really is amazing. I just picked up a 1983 GL 1100 Interstate in MINT condidtion (51K original miles) last weekend for a mere $1500. I have not been riding in more than 20 years and just got back on. All I can say is ... "what GREAT therapy" for a long days work. I look forward ...
by chrissvitak
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: WANTED 1983 GL1100 Interstate Radio Antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: WANTED 1983 GL1100 Interstate Radio Antenna

Thanks Rick --- they had it for a good price. Again, THANKS! :)
by chrissvitak
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: WANTED 1983 GL1100 Interstate Radio Antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 329

WANTED 1983 GL1100 Interstate Radio Antenna

I have just purchased a 1983 Goldwing GL 1100 Interstate. It is in MINT shape with super low miles. What I am looking for is a radio antenna, OEM or equal for this bike. I have the mount and wiring but no antenna. :( Any ideas where to pick one up?

Thanks in advance!

Chris