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by Overdog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crazy!!
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Crazy!!

When I was rebuilding my carbs I lost one of the screws from an intake clamp.....found it inside #4 cylinder when I pulled the head to fix the bent valve.
by Overdog
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12341

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

I’ve been wearing safety glasses as sunglasses for a number of years and agree with wingadmin that they are great all around sunglasses for motorcycling.I have been spending about $7.50 a pair because I get mine with readers in them( apparently I’m getting old).I buy them at a safety equipment supp...
by Overdog
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Raffle
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Raffle

I got a rock........
by Overdog
Sun May 27, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak and burning oil
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Oil leak and burning oil

Smokes from the right side of the ENGINE?...or out the exhaust? Looks to me that it's leaking on both sides. I'm going to take a SWAG (scientific wild-assed guess) that the valve cover gaskets are leaking and when you use the sidestand oil is getting onto the right header. Start by giving the engine...
by Overdog
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

There's a good chance that you pinched the o-ring...I don't think the type of coolant would have an effect after such a short time.
by Overdog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: charging
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: charging

Pull the battery cover and check the plug on the three yellow wires coming from the stator. These plugs are known to overheat and melt...wich can cause stator failure. The best thing to do is to cut out the plug and solder the wires directly to each other. If yours is bad the stator might indeed be ...
by Overdog
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much should I do?
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: How much should I do?

While you have the battery cover off disconnect the plug from the charging system (three yellow wires). If there's ANY evidence of discoloring, melting or corrosion, eliminate the plugs and solder the wires.
by Overdog
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shocks and front forks
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Rear Shocks and front forks

I remember seeing somewhere that a Magna front end can be fitted to an oldwing
by Overdog
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: white smoke from the carb intake
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: white smoke from the carb intake

Crankcase breather runs up to the airbox
by Overdog
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help broken valve cover bolt gl1100
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Help broken valve cover bolt gl1100

If the PO didn't put any kind of threadlocker or anything on that bolt it may back out fairly easily if you can get a grip on it somehow....the bolts bottom out on that shoulder so the remainder might not be too tight. A left handed drill bit might spin it right out.
by Overdog
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 tires
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: 1981 GL1100 tires

Metzeler lasertec come in those sizes. Some folks had problems with Metzeler MC tires....not sure which model. Maybe someone will post the info. I'm really happy with my Michelin Commander2 tires on my 83...they don't have sizes for the early 1100s
by Overdog
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 43
Views: 3067

Re: OIL TASTING

What kind of cracker should one put it on to taste???...Triscuit?.......Ritz?
by Overdog
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

Slit a piece of 1" fuel hose and slip it over the mounting bracket

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by Overdog
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: for sale

Depends what state you live in... in Pa. a lot of guys I know have registered non-titled bikes in Vermont, then used the registration to get a Pa. title
by Overdog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Occasional Fuel Leak from Vent Hose at #3 Carb
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Occasional Fuel Leak from Vent Hose at #3 Carb

I was thinking the same thing....no overflow tubes/hoses. A leak at carb #3 could be from the accelerator pump. If the diaphragm fails gas will travel up the shaft and leak from the carb body....I had this happen. The symptoms were different though....I kept smelling gas when I was riding but couldn...
by Overdog
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive springs
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Progressive springs

The progressive springs are a single spring for each side....the factory springs are two springs per side....pull them both. When I did my 83 I found that the oil was nothing more than a grey sludge...probably still the original oil. I used diesel fuel to clean them out before i put in the new ATF. ...
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: LED Gauge Cluster

Yes...they're a lot better. $_57.JPG This is what I mean by a tower type... they also make them with a single LED....a narrow beam would be more like a flashlight as opposed to a spotlight... I'm pretty sure your 82 takes the other kind of base...the push & turn "Bayonet" base. 83 takes the wedge ba...
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: wings for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: wings for sale

There is a separate "For sale/ wanted" section
by Overdog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: LED Gauge Cluster

I changed the bulbs in my 83 to LED bulbs. I got a "tower" type bulb from Ebay. I ended up changing the idiot lights back to regular bulbs....with the LEDs you could see the chips on the top of the bulbs. I didn't like the look. I found conventional bulbs at the local parts store that were a bit hig...
by Overdog
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cable broke, lever won't move
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Clutch cable broke, lever won't move

I always carry a spare cable on my '78 GL. It came in handy, many years ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but was definitely a challenge for me to change it at the time. Now I still carry a spare cable in case the shop doesn't have one in stock, but I also have CAA/AAA roadside service to get me home ...
by Overdog
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers

I just buffed right through the coating with a cloth wheel on my bench grinder. 0000 steel wool to keep it shiny
by Overdog
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: oil leak

Sometimes the O-rings can roll when they're re-inserted.... (and sorry...I missed the part about you replacing the waterpump....reading faster than my brain can process :)
by Overdog
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: oil leak

The rear seal of the waterpump seals to the crankcase so that's where the oil is coming from. If the bike still has the original waterpump with the bakelite impeller it's probably time to replace it. You would be looking at about $175 for an OEM pump and gasket set.
by Overdog
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: !980 Goldwing gl1100 throttle bog
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: !980 Goldwing gl1100 throttle bog

When I rebuilt my carbs I failed to set the floats and my bike would not rev past 3500 RPM. You can check by taking off the air cleaner and running the bike up to where it tops out and then feed it SMALL spritzes of starting fluid....it should rev up to redline. I'd check with whomever rebuilt your ...
by Overdog
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I need bright lights!!
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: I need bright lights!!

If your bike still has the original headlight replacing it with a new one will make a world of difference....the reflector inside gets dull & faded with age. Our wings take a standard 7" motorcycle headlight....there are tons of options out there...check Ebay for a start. I replaced mine with a Harl...