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by unkle buckie
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch cover gasket replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

sorry mate, i disagree. it needs to come out, and like i suggested, the exhausts coming off wouldn't do any harm either. if you're happy enough plugging away in a confined space, fair play to you.
by unkle buckie
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

cheers mate. worth a try. i'll drain the float bowls in either case cos it sounds like a good move anyway!
by unkle buckie
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

fao denverwinger
got to be honest mate, even watching the videos puts the fear in me. like i mentioned, i've never worked on carbs, never even removed them - which in itself strikes me as quite an achievement.
i'll have to bite the bullet and $$$ a grown up. on top of buying the kit of course...
by unkle buckie
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

and just as the dopamine was kicking in, Saturday afternoon... Sluggish ride, lots of chugging, spluttering, getting off and adjusting the idle, and that vision of walking away from a recently arsoned old motorcycle. a little better Sunday afternoon. similar start to the ride; poor start-up, smoking...
by unkle buckie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

AND... I bought the high temp clear coat from Lordco along with brake cleaner and was just about to do the deed when i thought, 'what the hell...' i got the BLACK permatex (oil resistant allegedly) and with my fingertip, smeared along the casing join, then started her up and let her idle. then i rep...
by unkle buckie
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

i gotta give this high temp clear coat a crack! call me a sucker for snake oil or whatever, but where's the harm in trying... good omens include receiving a swift reply from a post 5 years old, (thank you eightangrybears) then possibly a solution from another forum reader, Rambozo no less! in the me...
by unkle buckie
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

exactly. i've reached that horrible moment where i've realized that after 8 summers this might be it. for a flaw in the casting... HOWEVER i can't give up on it just yet. hours of lying on my back picking off old broken gasket with my thumbnail revived my zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance wh...
by unkle buckie
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

i appreciate this is a bit of a long shot, but did you ever manage to resolve the issue of the drip from the s.e. corner of your clutch cover? the reason i ask is that the same thing is currently happening with my '79 gl1000... replacing the gasket is a bloody awful job if you don't have the space o...
by unkle buckie
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch cover gasket replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

Cheers Mario ! It's true, you don't need to take out the motor, however, the rear wheel needs to come out, it would be even better if you took the exhausts off, and you need to disconnect the clutch cable at the lever AND at the lifter mechanism, then 'remodel' the breather tube clip and if the plan...
by unkle buckie
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch cover gasket replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 476

clutch cover gasket replacement

I bit the bullet weather-wise and decided to insure my '79 GL1000 for some 2022 fun, but within a week noticed a little oil on the shed floor... A barely detectable drip from the bottom bolts of the clutch cover would indicate perhaps the gasket (#2) needs replacing. 0000266473 - Copy (2).gif My que...
by unkle buckie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Many Thanks!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1571

Re: Many Thanks!!

heartfelt congratulations mate! keep on keepin' on
by unkle buckie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 cafe finally done
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Gl1000 cafe finally done

give it a whirl. like i say, i persevered for a couple weeks, then went back to nothing, then stuck on a nose cone i've never really been 100% on 'the look' of, and its still there...
by unkle buckie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 cafe finally done
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Gl1000 cafe finally done

i fell for the slow boat from China version of that fairing too... pleased with how it looked, but when riding i felt like one of those dogs with their head out the car window. at speed, could hardly keep my head straight cos of the buffeting. rode it like that for a couple weeks just to make sure i...
by unkle buckie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

You and unkle buckie have given me an idea :idea: for a thread in Goldwing Chat. I'll ask people to take a video or picture and share their "Happy Dances" that have happened when they've reached solutions while working on their Wings, or anything else. Maybe people could find these useful ...
by unkle buckie
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

i too have been guilty of the happy dance... valuable lessons come in all shapes and sizes with a honda !
by unkle buckie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

good for you, mate. keep 'er between the hedges
by unkle buckie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

correct on both points. i wish you well with your repair
by unkle buckie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

i think the popular vote goes to Moly 60...
by unkle buckie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

i do believe your problems may well be over...
by unkle buckie
Sun May 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

I did this exactly as shown, but when I tighten the axle nut to 69 ft lbs (I think, can't remember) I have an 83 GL1100I, the wheel will not spin. When I loosen the axle nut, the wheel spins freely. What am I doing wrong? I hope nobody else has had this problem and I am repeating the question, but ...
by unkle buckie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 238
Views: 115127

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

I've attempted to remove my rear wheel off my naked '79 GL1000 using this thread, with reference to the fact there are differences between the models. My problems started to occur at step 17, removing the outer axle spacer from between the swingarm and the caliper bracket... it was loose enough to m...
by unkle buckie
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...

good news saturday - well for me anyway... took the solder to the starter relay connections, and to the cows nest that passed for wiring from the l/h handlebar switch, and vroom vroom, beep beep ! i may have sweat my weight in bullets this week at the thought of having to end my love affair with a 3...
by unkle buckie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...

the fuse is located in the false tank fuse box, in there with a few others a 10 and a 15. i'm going to try haul the wire connection off the Mitsuba horns later this evening and replace the fuse and see if it blows again. incidently, googling mitsuba horns perhaps isn't the smartest idea when the mis...
by unkle buckie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: 1979 GL1000 intermittent horn...

so the plot long-windedly thickens... re-connected my starter relay very gingerly with the new ring connector - not much wire/room left to play with after replacing that item last year - and with a new 5amp fuse in, turned the ignition. hurrah! headlight and gauges on, boo hiss, fuse blows... repeat...