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by Old Fogey
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 743

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: 743

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: 72

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: 451

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: 0
Views: 177

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: 1744

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: 258

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: 2853

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: 315

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: 315

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: 240

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: 315

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: 1161

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: 240

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: 198

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: 207

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...
by Old Fogey
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A **** way to start the season.
Replies: 49
Views: 1744

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: 357

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: 357

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: 318

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: 651

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: 287

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: 269

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: 1341

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: 1341

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 ...