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by SnoBrdr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: engine swap 1100 -1200
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: engine swap 1100 -1200

I have a few gl1100s, and I'm fairly new to the goldwing scene and ran into a few issue since joining. I picked up my 1st gl1100 and firing up after it sitting for a few months piston met valve and it's been a slow process of complete tare down of the engine and replace and rebuild. As I've made he...
by SnoBrdr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 Gold Wing Valve springs in upside down
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: 1976 Gold Wing Valve springs in upside down

I recently re-built the heads & re-lapped the valves as I had to replace the head gaskets ,I did not read the work-shop manual which states the tightly wound end of the spring should be against the head & I re-built the cylinder but did not check to see what was the correct end of each valve spring...
by SnoBrdr
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: 78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size

In my case it was the rear ones that did not fit. Saber Cycle said they would fit and they had "never had any complaints". What a crock that was. I have now bought from them twice,the first and the last time. My buddy has a lathe and made some 12mm adapters to screw into the 14 mm threads on the 78...
by SnoBrdr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoring a GL1000 gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 5804

Re: Restoring a GL1000 gas tank

My tank is buggered...Ive tried everything to unblock the reserve line...so now its time to do major surgery and open her up... Does that include the guitar string in a drill? ive used tie wire (2 different sizes), speedo cable, mig welding wire doubled up, along with just about every chemical know...
by SnoBrdr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoring a GL1000 gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 5804

Re: Restoring a GL1000 gas tank

gc33 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:14 am
My tank is buggered...Ive tried everything to unblock the reserve line...so now its time to do major surgery and open her up...
Does that include the guitar string in a drill?
by SnoBrdr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inverted Forks with Original Front Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Inverted Forks with Original Front Wheel

Good afternoon, I am rebuilding a 78 gold wing and want to add inverted forks but at the same time I am wanting to keep the original front wheel. I will be using the brakes from the newer forks but machining new triple tree and disc breaks for the wheel. Any ideas of forks that will work with the o...
by SnoBrdr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 - 1 mile for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: 76 - 1 mile for sale

That's been for sale for years.

Guy can't get anyone to buy it so he brings it back every year or so.
by SnoBrdr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Seized Front Calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Seized Front Calipers

If the calipers released after cracking loose the brake lines, that sounds to me like there was still pressure in the system until you loosened the lines (probably lost a little brake fluid). In which case the calipers likely OK and Master Cylinder is suspect. Did you rebuild that too? Be sure litt...
by SnoBrdr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

Joneszy, thanks for the info. Yeah I still have the tabs also they didn’t cut any wiring who ever did install this fairing did a good job of not modifying anything, just bolt on stuff really. I pulled the timing cover today, belts look new. I’ll probably polish the covers before I spend 4 hours try...
by SnoBrdr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

The turn signals are a bit rough but may clean up looked like they were wrapped in newspaper and got wet, head light tub is good and ears. Don’t have the head light rim though sadly but there’s repro’s out there I can use I suppose. I like that ngw site it’s a lot more focused for these wings. Once...
by SnoBrdr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question

Rambozo wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:00 am
When Honda discontinued the older shafts, there were articles here on how to rebuild them. However, Honda brought back the factory part at a good price, so the interest dried up.
When did Honda offer new driveshafts?
by SnoBrdr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question

Anything built by man can be rebuilt! Now its a question of what you would pay. There is a write up on fixing u joints for Goldwings. Lots of machine work (read that as expensive) but it can be done. Basically you have to grind or mill the staked ends and cut a new ring around to hold in the cir-cl...
by SnoBrdr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: gl1000 -1978 driveshaft question

Hello again another question. I can't disassemble the driveshaft From what I saw in YouTube movies, there is a ring -CIRCLIP 20MM number 16 (as it appears in a book) that needs to be removed I don't have the ring on my motorcycle , but I have a **** that I need to pull it out Is that the way? Anoth...
by SnoBrdr
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?

trbaron1 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm
hi
Can you upload a photo or someone who did it? ( switched to a twin-piston setup )
my goldwing is 78 to
I'm on a trip so I can't post a picture of my set-up but go here, https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66025 and you will find all the info you'd ever need on the subject.
by SnoBrdr
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?

Hello everyone Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978 Is there a kit for that? And another question which upgrade can be done to the Brakes ? Changing Brake Caliper I switched to a twin-piston setup from another bike. Bolted right on but it depends on the year, it was a straight bolt-...
by SnoBrdr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 Blinker rubber spacer ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: 76 Blinker rubber spacer ID?

hansolo8 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:24 am
Hi folks,
My blinkers' rubber spacers cracked and I'm planning to replace them with something aftermarket.
Can anyone tell me the internal diameter of the spacer?
Thanks

Han
What spaced?

The one between the lens and the housing?

Pictures are always helpful.
by SnoBrdr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: has anybody replaced transmission gears in a gl1000?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: has anybody replaced transmission gears in a gl1000?

yeah im going to get a mechanic friend of mine to have a good look when he can, this guy does a 5 part video series about putting back a gl, 9DGNEngFPks he makes it look very easy. the honda manual makes it look very hard-and the pictures are terrible. g'day. i made those videos and while an engine...
by SnoBrdr
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal problem
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Turn signal problem

joshmobley wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 pm
with the led flasher the front signals barely light up. The original 552 flasher they light bright like they are supposed too.
Is the bike running while you are trying this?

GL blinkers tend to like a running bike.
by SnoBrdr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 foot gear selector hits exhaust, cannot downshift
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: 78 foot gear selector hits exhaust, cannot downshift

Got an oem exhaust header from a same-year parts bike. Foot gear shift lever only locks in one place due to the design of the screw running up through and against the spline cut-out so I cannot push it back farther on the spline to gain clearance nor can I put it up a tooth to gain height because i...
by SnoBrdr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Odometer and tripmeter quit working
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Odometer and tripmeter quit working

Kiter_biker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Thank you so much Rambozo for confirming. I saw another post talking about that plastic stuff. Any idea what's the name of that part?
It's not a part you could get from Honda.

The speedo shop would either make one or adapt one from another speedo.
by SnoBrdr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

YourJere wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Believe my temp gauge works, at what point of the temp gauge should the radiator fan activate?
GL gauges are to be used for guesstimates only.

The worst of the 3 is the gas gauge.
by SnoBrdr
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

Thank you, I remember reading that these were kick start along with electric start but it was removable and stored else where. I’m off to England today and didn’t have much time to play with it but where is it kept and where does it attach. If this is obvious I’m sure I’ll figure it out when I’m ho...
by SnoBrdr
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

Hey guys new to the forum and to Goldwings but I fell in love with this bike when I saw it at an auction and will soon have it up and running. It’s a 1979 GL1000 with ~10k original miles. I knocked the dust off it today but will not be able to touch it till I get back from my trip. Curious what peo...
by SnoBrdr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: another $250 gl1000 find
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: another $250 gl1000 find

I just picked up a 1977 GL1000 myself that was cafe'd to all hell. Poor girl has so many wires cut and missing parts. Thankfully the previous owner kept all the stock parts, so I have already put the stock bars back on, but with the entire harness in pieces, I will be using threads like these and t...
by SnoBrdr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: another $250 gl1000 find
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: another $250 gl1000 find

I just picked up a 1977 GL1000 myself that was cafe'd to all hell. Poor girl has so many wires cut and missing parts. Thankfully the previous owner kept all the stock parts, so I have already put the stock bars back on, but with the entire harness in pieces, I will be using threads like these and t...