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by doctorpaul
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Downshifting problem
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Downshifting problem

The problem is there while slowing (when I usually shift into first) as well as stopped. Thanks, though.
by doctorpaul
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Downshifting problem
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Downshifting problem

1975 GL1000 with 59K miles. Bought two years ago; not running ~ 10 years. have gone through engine, carbs, brakes. Runs strong. Changed oil - Amsoil Metric synthetic. New tires. First ride OK for few minutes then would not downshift from second; could get off the bike and fiddle with the shifter and...
by doctorpaul
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake lines for a '75 GL1000?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Brake lines for a '75 GL1000?

Thanks. I'll check them out.
by doctorpaul
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake lines for a '75 GL1000?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Brake lines for a '75 GL1000?

Can anyone recommend a source for good quality hydraulic lines for the old girl? I'm pretty sure these are no longer available from Honda. I would like to stay with OEM-like lines (for appearance sake) rather than steel braided ones from Galfer or Spiegler. Thanks.
by doctorpaul
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 75
Views: 8701

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

"Most folks who don't think they need a helmet probably don't."
by doctorpaul
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tires
Replies: 19
Views: 2343

Re: tires

I don't know what rules apply in the US but in the UK, using non-standard tyres designed primarily for motor car use would render my insurance null and void. Our insurance companies will use any excuse not to pay out after an accident and using car tyres on a motorcycle would certainly give them ex...
by doctorpaul
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tps sensor warning light
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: tps sensor warning light

It is not 'normal' but quite common if you are referring to the TPMS system light rather than the actual tire pressure warning light. This light indicates a communication problem between the wheel sensors and the monitoring system. It is common for this to occur especially in cooler weather. Low bat...
by doctorpaul
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: back rest

Utopia. Absolutely the very best!
by doctorpaul
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL-1100 Water pump replacement -- Sort of
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: GL-1100 Water pump replacement -- Sort of

Motor oil is lighter than water ... always. A small amount of oil would emulsify temporarily in the cooling system but after sitting a bit it would be floating atop the coolant in your reservoir.
by doctorpaul
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 interstate 1100 front air shocks
Replies: 26
Views: 4182

Re: 83 interstate 1100 front air shocks

Started pulling the forks off today. One side under the dust cover is a washer (worn out). Anyone know where I can buy theses? Can I just go to local hardware and pick up a washer or is it specific to the bike? Are you referring to the 'washer' that goes between the top of the oil seal and the circ...
by doctorpaul
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My all time favorite wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: My all time favorite wrench

Yes, the timing belt renewal project (without radiator removal) was my excuse for buying a set of these!
by doctorpaul
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Problem...Re-install intake manifold pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Problem...Re-install intake manifold pipes

noboundary wrote:Anyhoo...is there any EASY way to get the intake pipes back on....
Chris, are you asking about getting the intake tubes pushed back into the rubber carb boots? If so, I use a light coat of silicone grease and they will slide in easily ... usually!
by doctorpaul
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Newbie needs fork seal help
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Newbie needs fork seal help

I found it difficult to deliver enough force to the seals when the forks are still on the bike if they are really stuck tight. If you have access to a rather large bench vise, clamp the lower slider in the vise after wrapping it well with cloth to protect it. Rotate the vise so that the fork tube is...
by doctorpaul
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Seized front caliper retaining pin !
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Seized front caliper retaining pin !

Here's a followup question (I can either make a new post, or keep riding this one): I have the breaks completely disassembled, and the pistons are a little gummed up. I've been sanding on them a bit....and there's a some spots that are pretty bad. Maybe not completely gouged, but a much darker colo...
by doctorpaul
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: spark plug thread lube
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: spark plug thread lube

Yes, always. A copper-based paste works very well.
by doctorpaul
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speed bleeders
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Speed bleeders

tunaboy wrote:I need to know the actual metric thread size
SB8125L = SpeedBleeder + 8mm diameter + 1.25mm thread pitch + Long (probably).
So, M8x1.25 should be your size.
by doctorpaul
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speed bleeders
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Speed bleeders

tunaboy wrote:I can buy speed bleeders at the local auto part place. My question is what metric thread size do I need for my 80 wing with the single piston calipers?
The Speedbleeder web site lists their SB8125L part # for all three calipers for all GL1100s 1980 through 1983.
by doctorpaul
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Noob Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Noob Questions

I've purchased very few motorcycles of that vintage that did not require fairly extensive brake work unless they have been ridden and serviced regularly. The good news is that it is fairly easy to do. The calipers do need to come off for disassembly, cleaning and inspection. It is rare that the rubb...
by doctorpaul
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Timing Belts
Replies: 32
Views: 2588

Re: GL1100 Timing Belts

$28.99 ea from O'Reilly's for Gates T274 timing belts.
by doctorpaul
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 GL1100:Final drive oil leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: 82 GL1100:Final drive oil leak

mcbrayer3rd wrote:same here, i changed my back tire, and final drive oil.
and now its leaking :evil: what the H
Did you replace your FD fluid with a synthetic gear oil? In older BMWs I have owned, synthetic oil caused the seals to shrink and leak a bit. This was corrected by going back to a pure dino lubricant.
by doctorpaul
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Question?
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Brake Question?

eveready wrote:... and the caliper was thrown away by P.O...
Ouch! That's unfortunate!
by doctorpaul
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Question?
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Brake Question?

I'm new to this forum and Goldwings. I just bought a good running 1982 interstate that needs front brake rotors & calipers. I was on ebay looking at parts and found 82 aspecade parts. My question is are these models brakes interchangale? Thanks for any help I get here. Can you give us an idea o...
by doctorpaul
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 I Seat Bolt
Replies: 31
Views: 2930

Re: GL1100 I Seat Bolt

These seat bolts are a great reason to own a set of ball-end Allen (hex) wrenches. The ball-end is on the long arm of the wrench and makes starting the bolt a snap. Snug it up with the short arm.
by doctorpaul
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hoses to Air Box
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Hoses to Air Box

The only reason I can see to do that is if you are removing the airbox and going with a totally different air intake system.
by doctorpaul
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: brake pads

Brian, when your widow learns that your brakes failed due to poor quality pads, who is she going to file a lawsuit against ... the Japanese or the Chinese? C'mon man, this is no place to scrimp. Go with OEM or a quality aftermarket manufacturer.