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by bobbybiscuit
Fri May 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back on the road at last!
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Back on the road at last!

My 1982 GL1100a Aspencade (manufactured in the USA) is back on the road. Only 46000 miles on the clock. Bought a used bank of carbs from a guy in the stats with all the chrome attachments because existing carbs were giving me grief. Had my new carbs stripped down, cleaned and reset. Guy is retiring ...
by bobbybiscuit
Wed May 24, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire pressure shinko 712
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

I had the misfortune last Sunday of a rear tyre valve blowout (only 2 years old) whilst on a dual carriageway (outside lane) whilst doing 65 UK mph. I had checked the tyre pressures before leaving home and had put 40psi in the rear tyre. It was a relatively hot day (22c). I have taken the wheel tyre...
by bobbybiscuit
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear master cylinder for 82' GL 1100
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Rear master cylinder for 82' GL 1100

I am impressed :D will consider doing that if existing master cylinder packs up.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear master cylinder for 82' GL 1100
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Rear master cylinder for 82' GL 1100

the 83 is more problematic to source parts for than the 82 and 82 is bad enough!
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front-end wobble - Notice to Goldwing newbies
Replies: 45
Views: 11245

Re: Front-end wobble - Notice to Goldwing newbies

Mine was low tyre pressures especially the front. It was so hard to control until I got to the garage to put air in the tyres.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fog light bar for Gl1100a 1982 aspencade
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Fog light bar for Gl1100a 1982 aspencade

Yep thats what i need! Reasonably priced aswell. What do you call this accessory in the States? (as i will be searching USA web sites and USA ebay)
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: First Ride
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: First Ride

Lovely looking bike - paint work same colour as mine.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: First Ride
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: First Ride

Make sure you have correct tyre pressures for a smooth wobble free ride.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100A Headlight dims but no starter activity
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: 1982 GL1100A Headlight dims but no starter activity

Mine done that - partially loose battery terminal....cleaned terminals and tightened them up and started first time!
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant reservoir leak
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Coolant reservoir leak

I replaced all my tubing and clips from this website:

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1100-goldw ... _model247/

Even if you dont buy from here you can get the part numbers :-)
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Front brake calipers

Its very hard to get decent parts for the GL1100a aspencade 1982 - I have recently got mone nack on the road. Front brake calipers are OK - mine was the rear - nightmare of a time but settled for smaller caliper. Brake not responsive with the smaller piston but at least I get to ride my bike now. ht...
by bobbybiscuit
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fog light bar for Gl1100a 1982 aspencade
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Fog light bar for Gl1100a 1982 aspencade

Can anyone point me in the direction of a fog light bar so I can affix easily to my bike.
by bobbybiscuit
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder
Replies: 120
Views: 53424

Re: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder

My problem was the rear master cylinder - although the connecting arm was going in and out, it was not actually pushing the piston down the bore. So no brake fluid was going through. I actually replaced the rear master cylinder from one advertised on ebay as working - popped that one in and hey pres...
by bobbybiscuit
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a

Just to update you my 82 Aspencade is back on the road and running! New stainless steel brake lines back and front, a working replacement of the rear master cylinder, replaced vented rear brake rotor/disc with solid rotor, replaced 32mm caliper with 30mm caliper and replaced the pistons with new one...
by bobbybiscuit
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 gl1100 engine back fires spits shutters but won't run..
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: 83 gl1100 engine back fires spits shutters but won't run..

I did have that problem but not on starting. One coil was piggy backing as the revs got higher which lead the the engine dying. Replaced both with new coils from japan and solved problem. My carbs are a nightmare at the lower revs end - engine chunters, spits and farts until engine warmed up. Only t...
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a

Thanks for information. Looks pretty straight forward. Will have a go at that on Tuesday when I am free.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a

Does it just slide out on a spline ? Or is there anything else to remove inside or is it connected to anything? Just intrigued so i get it right.
by bobbybiscuit
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Rear diff 1982 aspencade GL1100a

I am trying to find instructions to remove the rear diff and to fit a replacement but I cant seem to find anything in the guidance manual section or on Youtube. Can anyone please guide me to some please. Any videos or pics would be helpful. Thanks.
by bobbybiscuit
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100A 1982 rear brake caliper - problems sourcing 32 mm caliper
Replies: 1
Views: 201

GL1100A 1982 rear brake caliper - problems sourcing 32 mm caliper

I am pulling my hair out (not got much anyway) trying to source a 32mm rear brake caliper. I do need a replacement. No luck what so ever - can get a 30mm rear caliper in fact i have one that is dual piston which I have for sale on ebay. can I change the brake disc to single thickness so I can fit a ...
by bobbybiscuit
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31378

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

I ordered from ebay an 1982 rear caliper off interstate thinking it would fit my aspencade - dual piston. Arrived this morning from the States and thought all my problems were solved as in excellent condition - NOPE! Wont fit my aspencade - caliper width 30 mine is 32! So i have stuck it on ebay to ...
by bobbybiscuit
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31378

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

I tried it with a boot there as you suggested and it made no difference to the movement albeit a small movement. Thanks.
by bobbybiscuit
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper
Replies: 57
Views: 31378

Re: How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

I have a Gl1100a aspencade 1982 dual piston rear caliper which i overhauled. Two things went wrong which I need advice on please. Put new seals in and when pushing in pistons they dragged out of recess and snapped. Used fresh brake fluid to lubricate pistons and used a handle of large bar to push pi...
by bobbybiscuit
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Braided stainless brake lines
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Braided stainless brake lines

I have a GL1100a 1982 and i bought mine through a chappie on this site - really great value and quality lines - i bought back and front.
by bobbybiscuit
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100a rear brake spongy plus rear end light problem
Replies: 1
Views: 187

GL1100a rear brake spongy plus rear end light problem

I have received a replacement working rear master cylinder for my GL1100a 1982 aspencade. All conncted up but what a nightmare trying to bleed and get some pressure. I have purchased a newbottle of dot4 brakle fluid aswell to start again with a manual bleed rather than pressure feed from nipple ( (i...