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by oswoody
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: high mileage vs age
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: high mileage vs age

It is my belief that you should by the newer if all is equal. My reasoning is maintenance. Most ALL Honda service centers refuse to work on bikes older than 10 years. If they wont stand behind their product for very long, why should you. Unless you have a good mechanic or you are good at wrenching y...
by oswoody
Wed May 13, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont turn over ( crank )
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Wont turn over ( crank )

Thank you for all the good advice. As it turned out, I did as suggested. I removed the spark plugs ( but being an idiot, I forgot the part about putting a rag over the plug holes ). I turned it on, hit the starter button and WOW, cylinder # 2 shot a huge stream out. thankfully I was outside. But, it...
by oswoody
Mon May 11, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont turn over ( crank )
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Wont turn over ( crank )

Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow. I appreciate the suggestion.
by oswoody
Mon May 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont turn over ( crank )
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Wont turn over ( crank )

I think I am almost to the point of taking a nice 12lb sledge to my once beautiful 81 GL1100. I am desperate for any help someone might be able to provide. Problem: When I hit the starter button it just gives a clunk. Wont turn over the engine. I just replaced the starter and the starter relay. New ...
by oswoody
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil still leaks from Water Pump weep hole
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Oil still leaks from Water Pump weep hole

Yes, I did replace the seal and all O rings and gaskets. Only thing i can think of is maybe I damaged it when putting it in. I don't know.
by oswoody
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil still leaks from Water Pump weep hole
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Oil still leaks from Water Pump weep hole

Ok, so getting pretty frustrated. The water pump needed replacing. Also, oil was leaking from the weep hole on the bottom of the water pump housing. This is a 1981 GL1100 with only 44K miles. I posted before and got some great instructions for replacing the pump and gaskets. I followed the steps one...
by oswoody
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak from waterpump vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Oil leak from waterpump vent hole

Thanks. I just watched a really good video on youtube

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by oswoody
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak from waterpump vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Oil leak from waterpump vent hole

Thanks. I suppose removing the waterpump is the only way to check and may as well put in the new one. I appreciate the help.
by oswoody
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak from waterpump vent hole
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Oil leak from waterpump vent hole

I seem to have developed a bit of oil leaking out of the vent hole under the water pump on my 1981 GL1100. Can anyone give me some advice on the fix. I have only run it two or three times this spring. Just noticed the leak. Any help appreciated Thank you.
by oswoody
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: GL1100 Parts

Thanks to all for the helpful hints about finding used or new parts for my GL1100. I am going to take the advise about polishing the aluminum. Any recommendations on a good aluminum polish? Also, I do an awful lot of my own wrenching. I just got a pretty good carb synchronizer and I do have all of t...
by oswoody
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: GL1100 Parts

Thank you. It is making me really wish I didn't own my Goldwing. I love to ride it but no one will work on it and finding parts is horrible. And unfortunately, because of this, it makes it incredibly difficult to sell. Since potential buyers know about the parts problem.
by oswoody
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 497

GL1100 Parts

Could anyone direct me to a source for parts, new or used, for my 1981 GL110 I ? It seems that finding parts is quite a chore and I am having difficulty finding a good source for chrome pieces or reproduction pieces or even used parts. Seems they are extremely limited. Any help would be appreciated....
by oswoody
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rough at lower rpm's
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: rough at lower rpm's

Thank you. I will give that a try.
by oswoody
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rough at lower rpm's
Replies: 3
Views: 261

rough at lower rpm's

I have a 1981 GL1100 I. 45,000 original miles. Lately, after the bike is well warmed up, I find that when cruising at 35 mph to 45 or 50, it will periodically miss. It feels and sounds like one or more cylinders are not firing. then, after a few seconds, it's back to running smoothly. No backfire. A...
by oswoody
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: 1981 GL1100 Interstate

Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating here to ride test without the toggle switch and with the new OEM fan switch installed. Trying it later today and will let you know. I know that a lot of guys say it's cheesy to put in the toggle switch but to tell you the truth, it worked in the pa...
by oswoody
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: 1981 GL1100 Interstate

Thanks. Before I put the new fan switch in I did the same thing. Although the gouge would go almost to the red it still had a temp reading of 190 to 200. I may go back to the toggle.
by oswoody
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: 1981 GL1100 Interstate

Thank you very much for the reply. Pretty much what I figured. I have a new thermostat so will have to install. But, at no time was there any boil over or any indication of overheating like before when the gauge went through the roof. Now it seems to be halfway at most. I did not check the radiator ...
by oswoody
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 6
Views: 376

1981 GL1100 Interstate

Does anyone know what the average engine temperature should be after a ride? my temp gauge was showing high. Almost to the red. I installed the new 7 volt part for the gauges. Still showed hot but also showed my fuel at half but was empty. Even after installing the new part. With a laser thermometer...