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by Old Fogey
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A **** way to start the season.
Replies: 45
Views: 1449

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

I can't speak for GL1100 head gaskets, but I have used Athena gaskets on GL1000s for years and not once had a problem.
by Old Fogey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Mikuni Carb Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Mikuni Carb Conversion

You can use any 75-77 set to get the best performance. Look for 755A, 758A, 764A stamped on the carb mounting flange.
by Old Fogey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Mikuni Carb Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Mikuni Carb Conversion

Those are not like any VM26 that I've seen, This is a VM26


Any better pictures?
by Old Fogey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Confirmation, Please ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Confirmation, Please ;-)

I am ready to order a radiator hose(s), cap, and thermostat for my '76 LTD. I have placed the following in my shopping cart: Gates 21008 hose Stant 10229 radiator cap and Stant 13868 thermostat I'm pretty confident in the hose recommended here, but am a bit confused about the other 2 items. The ima...
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Auto advance 78-79 stamped 431, 75-77 stanped 371. Different timing.
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wheel alignment seems off
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Wheel alignment seems off

Loosen all the fork clamps, even the bolts holding the fender but not the axle clamps, and bounce the front end a few times. Tichten everything up and recheck the axle clamps. If you still have problems, check to see if the rear wheel is sitting vertically. Swing arm are not strong and have been kno...
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 project log - tank shelter question
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: 78 GL1000 project log - tank shelter question

Mounting points are different plus you will have a load of rewiring to do. It can be done; it's been done. Just isn't a straight swap.
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 77
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: GL 1000 77

OEM shock bushes are still available 52451-357-000. Swing arm bearings; you need two BK2518RS as the nearest to the non-available Honda version. The rubber dust seals are long since gone. Your biggest problem will be if the pivot collars are worn. Again, these are long gone.
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 77
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: GL 1000 77

Best guess from the numbers is: Canada area designation, K1 1976. But that should have 758A carbs apparently. However, every set from a European K1 bike I have had in for repair have had 755B and I'm far from convinced that means they have all been changed. Your engine will run just fine with those ...
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 77
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: GL 1000 77

It depends on where your bike came from. If it's an original UK/Euro bike, the VIN plate is normally rivetted the right side down tube beside the radiator. On an imported US bike it would be rivetted to the steering head. I have pictures on my PC but can't think how to post them without them being h...
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Gl1000 carbs

I'm a little confused when you say 'blank off the two air valve holes'. Are you removing the air cut off valve to do this? If so, why? The valve only comes into play under deceleration ie. high vacuum condition, to richen the mixture to eliminate popping or backfiring in the exhaust.
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Gl1000 carbs

Also, check the plastic buttons for hairline cracks. It doesn't take much to lose the vacuum through a crack.
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring

That square O ring was never offered as a spare part. It came glued to the clutch adjustment cover.
Buy some 2mm rubber sheet off eBay and cut yourself one.
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Heavy clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Heavy clutch

I changed to a hydraulic system from a GL1200 on my '76, as I have a problem with my left hand. To be honest, the cable operated clutch on my '79 is possibly a fraction lighter. I would not go to the hassle of converting again. The difference is in the left hand switch gear and the pivot point for t...
by Old Fogey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 77
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: GL 1000 77

GL1000 carbs are the bikes Achiles Heel. When right they are the best, but since they are now 40 odd years old, with who knows what previous owners have done and running modern fuel with ethanol which can cause corrosion of the jet towers inside the float bowls, rebuilding them can be a fraught proc...
by Old Fogey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source

You will hear that a lot of companies get a 'Cease and Desist' order from Honda over the use of their logos. That may be the reason for the missing gold name.
by Old Fogey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Selected Gear Guage
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Selected Gear Guage

Not to offend anyone, I hope, but you have a speedo and a tach. A few days riding will allow you to reconcile the two to whatever gear you are in. Sometimes I wonder how we ever managed through all the decades when we only had a speedo and nothing else.
by Old Fogey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

Showing my age now, but in the old days before we had all these wonderful (and expensive) sprays, we would take the cable off, make a cup from Plastecine around one end, hang it somewhere with a container underneath, fill it with light machine oil and go and do other things while the oil worked its ...
by Old Fogey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source

Yes, the gauges are the same size. You have to trim the opening for the cables a little. These are what I use. But the 323 code is originally for the CB500, suggesting that either the shop gave you the wrong ones, or your gauges are not the original ones
by Old Fogey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source

You need these rubbers . Still available 37235-323-700
by Old Fogey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5

Excellent. Glad it all worked out.
by Old Fogey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5

Yes, because if you look at the diagram the P terminal is connected when either the Pilot light or the Headlight switch is activated. In the headlight position both bulbs are lit. You would just make a splice into the black/brown wire to get your relay feed. If you don't reconnect the yellows you wi...
by Old Fogey
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Wiring a new start switch assembly - 9 wires to 5

Yes, the missing wires are the two yellow. Thinking about it, if you simply connect the two together, you will have full power from the alternator all the time. That may cause heat problems in the regulator or boil your battery. If there are no connectors for them in the switch (I have not had one s...