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by Old Fogey
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Primary Drive Chain Replacement & Tensioner Modification
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Primary Drive Chain Replacement & Tensioner Modification

I had a '79 into me (WinGovations) for a rattle with supposedly just 38k miles and the drive chain was just as bad as yours was. It rattled even though the 79 has a sprung tension factory fitted. Although the bores etc looked good, I still think it was at 138k.
by Old Fogey
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Super Easy carb Install
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Super Easy carb Install

Well, for a start those are GL1100 carbs he's fitting to a GL1000. There is no way on earth that he could do that with the correct carbs. Getting the choke linkages back together would be impossible. Grease the plenum gasket? I don't think so! There is no real difficulty in getting 1100 carbs back o...
by Old Fogey
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Velocity Stacks
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: GL1000 Velocity Stacks

The CV carbs on the Wing do not take kindly to alterations on the inlet side. You can do virtually anything to the exhaust but going for trumpets will see you playing with jets, needles, possibly blanking off the piston holes and redrilling to different sizes etc etc until you really wish you had le...
by Old Fogey
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8535

Re: 2nd Amendment

I can't believe someone dragged up a four year old thread that inho should have been blocked back then, just to hear more of the weary same old same old, except that now it seems to be only the gun lobby posting. Reading the sad new posts makes me realise how lucky I am to live in a country where, i...
by Old Fogey
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Engine Advice Please

These motors are built robust and will probably run but..... After sitting the length of time as yours has, these 4 cylinder wings blow head gaskets after bringing them back to life. Your best option, pull the heads(be sure to set belt timing to #1 TDC FIRST!!!), clean inspect the heads, flatten th...
by Old Fogey
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Common Goldwing Failures
Replies: 27
Views: 20554

Re: Common Goldwing Failures

On all the four cylinder models, frame rot is a major problem due to the lousy open tube design. http://wingovations.com/checking-the-frame/4579471101 Gear change problems with the selector fork bending, causing lack of 1st gear. Mostly on 75-77 GL1000 but I have an 1100 in at the moment which I sus...
by Old Fogey
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 accelerator pump base/cover needed
Replies: 0
Views: 226

GL1100 accelerator pump base/cover needed

GL1100 accelerator pump base/cover. Can anyone help with this? A customer set came in with the cover missing the restrictor valve in the middle. The one off a CB900 / CB750 also fits. If you can help, PM me with your price. Remember you will be shipping to the UK but it's a small part and shouldn't ...
by Old Fogey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 carb information sought
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: GL1000 carb information sought

Yes, I did, but a slip of the typing finger.........!

As it happens, I have most of the info I was looking for, thank you.
by Old Fogey
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: older goldwing timing belt info
Replies: 19
Views: 5644

Re: older goldwing timing belt info

These covers have been the cause or at least a contributing factor for many alternator failures. The stator in theory should be cooled by the oil, but because of the positioning of it very little oil gets up there. There is no way for the coolant to make any difference to it either. So cutting the a...
by Old Fogey
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 2494

Re: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation

shevik wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Old Fogey wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Float height is 15mm from edge of float bowl to top of float with the float tang just touching the float needle plunger.
Wait, I thought it was 15.5 for an 82 gl1100I, nice website btw.
Yup, slip of the typing fingers. You are right.

Thanks for the compliment.
by Old Fogey
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 2494

Re: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation

Float height is 15mm from edge of float bowl to top of float with the float tang just touching the float needle plunger.
by Old Fogey
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: vented rear rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: vented rear rotor

The 82 Aspy vented rotor is a one year only, one model only part. NOS parts don't exist and there are no directly equivalent alternatives available. You can fit the standard non-vented disc but you will also need to change the caliper due to the rotor thicness going from 10mm to 7mm.
by Old Fogey
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you do with this opportunity?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: What would you do with this opportunity?

I believe that the location of the pulse generators on an '84 are in the rear of the engine whereas they were 'moved' to the front starting in '85. This may or may not be a problem for what you're doing. Others will no doubt chime in here. Good luck. Ron in AZ Yup, correct. The '84 was a one year o...
by Old Fogey
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 carb information sought
Replies: 2
Views: 483

GL1000 carb information sought

Ok, here's a question for the whole world. Yes, I really mean that. Other than the listed models in Randakk's charts (http://www.randakksblog.com/early-vs-late-carb-mixing-and-matching-gl1100-carbs-on-gl1000-gl1000-carb-specs-2/), which I believe only pertains to the US market, I can find no informa...
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A **** way to start the season.
Replies: 49
Views: 2196

Re: A **** way to start the season.

That's most impressive!
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear breaks
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Rear breaks

The correct part is available from Randakk:

https://www.randakks.com/gl1000-rear-ca ... -seal.html
by Old Fogey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Final Ride
Replies: 20
Views: 3307

Re: My Final Ride

Glad you are going to be ok ! Did you really bet your life on a used $21 helmet? I'm glad you are ok and mending, but oh man, look at that helmet! A 25mph crash destroyed it! Ripped right open, cracked across the top and heavens know what the visor was made of to shatter like that. Please people, u...
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues

My mistake, yes. I mistyped
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues

I must admit to reaching the end of my knowledge, but try bypassing the resistor by connecting the black and the black/brown together to see what happens. You should have 12v all the time at the points and the two black/white coil wires. I'm also guessing that you may have a failed diode. This what ...
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?

On the carb mounting flange where it bolts to the plenum there will be a stamped number 758A, 755A etc.
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Rebuild 1978 Gl1000 - Electrical Issues

Electrical problems are the ones most folk shy away from! I'm no electrical guru but I will try to help. One section at a time. Right now I can only access the USA wiring diagram for that year; not sure if yours is US or Canadian nor if in fact there is any difference. The main difference between US...
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 36
Views: 1822

Re: Restoration started

The problem with the wheels is that they are not clear coated, they are anodised. That is a chemical process that actually converts the top layer of the alloy into a hard protective coating, clear in this case but can be done many different colours (gold on the CX500 Turbo for instance). That is why...
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: '76 Acceptable idle RPM?

It sounds like your idle circuits are needing attention, probably the internal seals too. Assuming you have the correct 758 '76 carbs, idle screw is 2 turns out. But if the carbs have been swapped out that may not be correct (755 only need 1 1/3). Idle speed should be 950 - 1000.
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing Screw on Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Missing Screw on Engine

You don't have a missing screw. Both heads are the same, with one obviously reversed round compared to the other. That hole is for the belt cover bolt when used on the left hand side head.
by Old Fogey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clicking from driveshaft?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: clicking from driveshaft?

Sensible to check it out before riding; you could get stranded. The noise could be the U/J (most likely). But it could also be the splined coupling at the other end of the drive shaft or within the final drive with worn splines in there. Put the biker on the centre stand if it still has one, or bloc...