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by Hoosier Jack
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Your Starter Old?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Is Your Starter Old?

Mine is, around 70,000 miles old. My starter was pitifully slow so I took it off and apart. Here's what I found: IMG_0776.jpg I said somewhere else that the stuff in there is what God used to form man. No wonder it was dragging. Ordered a new brush set, will clean it up and grease and see if it don'...
by Hoosier Jack
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

Just a follow up Indianakid, I finally got my gasket and was able to put things back together. Timing mark at F1 and both poles line up perfectly. Should be timed correctly now. Not sure how you knew that because I've looked high and low for that information and the service manual is worthless on th...
by Hoosier Jack
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: new here, and some questions, of course !
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: new here, and some questions, of course !

Check out this article from Randakk. It was written for a GL100 but still relevant to your bike.

http://www.randakksblog.com/starting-a- ... /#more-687

Lots of good tutorials here too. Welcome from beautiful Indiana.
by Hoosier Jack
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

Self inflicted wounds breed future success. I live by that rule. Apparently.
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

Excellent explanation. I haven't been able to find, or read, anything that explains how to set this. Thank you.
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

Yes ! That looks much better. For a more accurate "static timing" set the crank to "F1" and verify the poles are aligned. To get any better than that you will need a timing light and a sight plug for the timing port so you can check / set the timing with the engine running. Not sure what it means t...
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

I saw your reply on the Saunders site and I will look around for the broken piece from the crank pin. Here is a picture of a slot at the end of the crank that I think is where that pin slides into. Motor is set to T1. IMG_0754.jpg This would be the approximate position of the alignment notch once it...
by Hoosier Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

Not a silly question at all but I still have the numbered spark plug wires and they are in the correct place. I did not pull the plug wires out of the coils. Also, I did not do anything with either the timing belts or valves as the bike was running fine before it stopped charging. No prior issues wi...
by Hoosier Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Starter Clutch

I would like to know if I am having the symptoms of starter clutch problems. The bike turns over fine if the on/off switch is in the off position. But it stops with a violent clunk intermittently when the switch is on. There is a long story behind this beginning with me removing the motor to change ...
by Hoosier Jack
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 Bling
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: GL1100 Bling

I still have all of the covers. Some guy bought all of them but sent them back. I guess he thought they were new. Let me know if you are interested. I'll take more pictures.
by Hoosier Jack
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 Bling
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: GL1100 Bling

Looks like the valve and belt covers are sold. Still have the side cover blingy things.
by Hoosier Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rear shock question
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: rear shock question

Glad you figured out the part. I had to look up Box Elder, SD. I was in the Air Force but never made to Ellsworth. I'm wondering if that is where they have a bunch of ICBMs???

Close to the Black Hills and that ain't bad.
by Hoosier Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runability problem 82 gl1100 interstate
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Runability problem 82 gl1100 interstate

Sounds like you need to take the carbs off and clean them out. Can't speak to electrical issues, especially since you are getting spark. In fact if this bike is new to you here is a really nice list to go through. http://www.randakksblog.com/starting-a-gl1000-after-a-long-lay-up/#more-687 Written fo...
by Hoosier Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in neutral ?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Stuck in neutral ?

There are a lot things here that could be addressed. The starter issue could still be just the starter. You may be having problems with the starter switch at the handlebar. Take it apart and clean it out. The starter clutch may be an issue too and that is quite involved. Motor coming out involved. I...
by Hoosier Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 Bling
Replies: 2
Views: 219

GL1100 Bling

I have a couple sets of cam covers, a timing belt cover and side pieces for sale. These are all chrome and the condition is about and 8 out of 10. I will take $20 a pair for the covers and $30 for side bling. We can figure out the shipping if you want one of them. I'll take better close up shots if ...
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Charging Question

Yes. I actually had bypassed the old connector and soldered the connections. Had to cut them to test. Missed that step at first. No continuity. Oh well. Gold Witch strikes again.
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to replace your speedometer cable/speedometer itself
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: How to replace your speedometer cable/speedometer itself

As Wilcoy said, just unscrew the cable behind the speedometer, and on the wheel is a screw. Be careful unscrewing that small bolt at the wheel and not strip it. I had to use the hammer thingy to get mine off. May hit it with PB Blaster before you try. I would also lube the new cable.
by Hoosier Jack
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Charging Question

I'm going to read up on the poor boy. One quick question about that, do I loose my lower fairing doing that?

Edit: No need to answer that, I just looked at a tutorial. The conversion is not quite the task of removing the motor, but still could be a PIA.
by Hoosier Jack
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Charging Question

All three wires when connected to the battery ground have continuity. OMG, what a job ahead.
by Hoosier Jack
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Charging Question

I believe that I have a battery problem as it is having trouble holding 12v. The service manual says that to test the stator you need continuity between all three of the yellow wires coming out of it. I do have continuity, so is that definitive? Not that it matters but the stator is only about 2 yea...
by Hoosier Jack
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive fork rebuild issues
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Progressive fork rebuild issues

If you end up needing another set of forks, let me know. I think I have a couple sets and you can get them real chap.
by Hoosier Jack
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Digital ambient temp guage on 83 interstate
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Digital ambient temp guage on 83 interstate

Hello and welcome from beautiful Indiana.
by Hoosier Jack
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 514
Views: 48901

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Got out last night and got the oil rig. http://goldwingdocs.com/UserImages/Hoosier-Jack_68891/Hoosier-Jck_5924/IMG-0590_16918.jpg Took a long ride and went through the small town of Merom, IN. They were having their annual festival. they call it a Chautauqua, probably an Indian reference. The painte...
by Hoosier Jack
Thu May 31, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 514
Views: 48901

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

I need to pay more attention here. I kinda pushed things a few weeks ago and the thread is rolling now. gonna get out today and get me an oil well. Too bad I don't have one in the back yard.