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by Old Fogey
Sun May 15, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brake calipers, all years, but especially the early years
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Brake calipers, all years, but especially the early years

Blatent plug coming up!
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by Old Fogey
Mon May 02, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BattleAx: "New" BT-46 vs "old" BT-45
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: BattleAx: "New" BT-46 vs "old" BT-45

I had BT45's on my 76 GL1000 and hated the feel of the front. It seemed to want to 'fall' into corners much more than I was comfortable with. It started cupping after a long tour (6800 miles in 6 weeks!) at about 8k miles so I swapped both out for Shinko Tourmaster 230. They made a huge difference t...
by Old Fogey
Mon May 02, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brake calipers, all years, but especially the early years
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Brake calipers, all years, but especially the early years

That article is truly special. You have covered EVERY single point that anyone refurbing their brakes MUST take note of. Well done, my hat's off to you, Sir!!
by Old Fogey
Mon May 02, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Aspencade Clutch Question
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 1983 Aspencade Clutch Question

There is no lifter rod in the 83 1100 clutch.
by Old Fogey
Mon May 02, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting The Clutch On A '76 LTD
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Adjusting The Clutch On A '76 LTD

First, did the handlebar clutch lever operate the clutch before you changed the cable? Or more to the point, why did you change the cable? If not, the cable is not the problem. Disconnect it from the operating lever and try to move the lever, in either direction. If you can backwards a fraction that...
by Old Fogey
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Site progress update
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Site progress update

Hi Scott, First, thank you for all your hard work. I feel your pain though, for the following reasons. My Wingovations.com site was started back in 2009, hosted by Moonfruit on a then relativly innovative Flash based drag-and-drop. I had absolutely zero knowledge of how to do this, but through sheer...
by Old Fogey
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 drive shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Gl1000 drive shaft

The biggest difference is the in the Universal Joint. Because the 1100 frame is longer at that point, the engine side of the joint is longer to accomodate that difference.
by Old Fogey
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 starter into 1200?
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: 1100 starter into 1200?

As far as I'm aware, the '84 starter is a one year only part. I know the later 1200 starters don't fit neither do the 1100 or 1000 units. Best route is to take it to somewhere that does rebuild/rewinds, although these are getting scarce these days.
by Old Fogey
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My bike!
Replies: 55
Views: 2630

Re: My bike!

My first Wing, 76 model bought in October 75:


Some of you will already know this one:


by Old Fogey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and water pump
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Oil and water pump

If you have the time, you might as well take yours apart and find out what is wrong with it. You've got nothing to lose. If the condition is ok and you can repair the problem, that would be great. If not, you can still look for another engine. Well, that's a point if you have the mechanical knowled...
by Old Fogey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and water pump
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Oil and water pump

Okay thank y'all sooo much lots of help are theses engines hard to rebuild Pretty straight forward to rebuild, but hard to get parts. Typically it is easier at this time to get a good used engine. Well okay losts to think about thank you With you living in the States, another engine would be the wa...
by Old Fogey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and water pump
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Oil and water pump

If the water pump drive shaft won't turn, you have NO alternative but to pull the engine out and strip the rear cover off. It sounds just like I have described above; either the scavenge pump is locked up or the drive chain has snapped, or both. No further diagnosis is possible with the engine in th...
by Old Fogey
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and water pump
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Oil and water pump

The water pump shaft is driven through the scavenge pump. The drive part in that pump can split and wreck the scavenge pump. First move is to remove the front transmission cover and water pump, then see if the shaft will turn. If not, the water pump is the problem; if it does either scavenge pump p...
by Old Fogey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Retorquing a head Torque specs?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Retorquing a head Torque specs?

At a guess, you have two chances of a retorque fixing the problem; none and bugger all.
Going to have to pull the head and change the gasket.
When replacing the head, Moly grease the main bolt theads and under the heads, incrementally tighten to 45ft/lbs.
by Old Fogey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and water pump
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Oil and water pump

The water pump shaft is driven through the scavenge pump. The drive part in that pump can split and wreck the scavenge pump. First move is to remove the front transmission cover and water pump, then see if the shaft will turn. If not, the water pump is the problem; if it does either scavenge pump pr...
by Old Fogey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to install oil orifice?
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: How to install oil orifice?

Well now, here's a puzzle! I know for sure that the ones in my 76 engine are the same as your original, without the side holes. But the two spares that I have, which came out of GL1000 engines, have the holes. Furthermore, the Honda Fiscs show the holey ones right through all the four cylinders, as ...
by Old Fogey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to install oil orifice?
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: How to install oil orifice?

The 1100 are the same as the 1000. Yes, I have spares.
by Old Fogey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: How to install oil orifice?
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: How to install oil orifice?

I'm guessing that, because the 1200 has hydraulic tappets, it needs a higher oil flow to the heads. The 1200 pump is also driven faster and so also has higher flow. So where does that lead? Hmm....you would have higher flow to the head but probably lose a bit of pressure elsewhere. At higher revs th...
by Old Fogey
Fri May 21, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 1000ltd
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: 1976 1000ltd

by Old Fogey
Sat May 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine serial number vs Carburetor ID code
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Engine serial number vs Carburetor ID code

Ok, so yes they are the wrong carbs for the year. Yes, they are not optimal for the cams and ignition timing of the 76 (but, unless you remove the cams and check the part numbers you equally don't know if the PO changed them too!) Look, surely the answer to the whole thing is; In your own words, 'it...
by Old Fogey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '78 Head Casting Number Question
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: '78 Head Casting Number Question

Cams from 75-77 have no marking other than L or R ( why they have that I don't know, as it's quite obvious which is which). Cams from 78-79 have 431 stamped on them and are different timing from the early version.
by Old Fogey
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: will any auto starters work on gl1100
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: will any auto starters work on gl1100

Although the GL1000 engine looks the same , the starter won't fit the 1100. But the 1100 starter will fit the 1000.
All the 1100 models use the same starter.
by Old Fogey
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No history, but do these belts look good? Lol.
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: No history, but do these belts look good? Lol.

The old, old, saying for these bikes: If you don't know FOR SURE the history, get them changed! 5 years or 25000 miles, whichever is sooner, get them changed! Been sitting for a long time without being turned over? Get them changed! You really do not want either of the two belts to break. In fact, m...
by Old Fogey
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Conrod shells
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

I first heard about this some 10 years ago, but had forgotten it. The Honda part number is 13211-PA5-003 but long unavailable from Honda. But there are other places to get them. http://www.king-catalog.com/Catalog/Set/CR4462AM https://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Connecting-Rod-Bearing-Set-ITM-4B1950-STD...