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by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 - project update and a question regarding clicking..
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: 1976 GL1000 - project update and a question regarding clicking..

If you put the bike in gear and with some load on the transmission does the noise go away.. It could just be some clutch basket rattle - which is totally normal on these bikes.

Pus a good carb sync may help remove the low end rpm rattle as well.
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Front Disks
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: GL1500 Front Disks

Very simple answer is : NO

They can unmount and remount your new tire with the rotors in place.

:D
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 66
Views: 4036

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I have found that with an emergency stop or panic stop - my rear wheel has locked up - moreover because the Valkyrie has enormous brake rotors and pads - plus the rear end is a lot lighter than the normal Goldwing. Have had it skid in a dead straight line - and easily controllable. But still a pucke...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 24
Views: 877

Re: Houston we have a problem

Now I know why the Valkyrie starter motor was not happy.






But it is now :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil change/checking level
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: oil change/checking level

Personally I found the sight glass really difficult to see the level. Even with "wiping" the sight glass. When I changed the oil, I could finally see when I refilled the oil to the correct level, and it is way too easy to overfill as well. I did buy an aftermarket dip stick kit - but never installed...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gas fumes
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: gas fumes

check your fuel lines for a leak or maybe one of the lines is not secure where they come from the tank to the carbs - you should be able to spot a leak or slow leak pretty easily by the moisture - don't use a naked flame to pinpoint the area... :D
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil change/checking level
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: oil change/checking level

There is a sight glass on the right hand side of the motor - hands and knees job to see it clearly and the level. There is a small flat screw slot in the middle of the sight glass. Turn it clockwise with a screwdriver - it is a wiper of sorts for the sight glass, might let you see the level - also i...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing vs F6C interstate
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Goldwing vs F6C interstate

Jacob, I had a 1981 GL1100 interstate - loved it. I had a 1988 GL1500 - weighed 370kg - loved it but it could be awkward sometimes (probably me) I have a 2000 Valkyrie F6C - weights 307kg but not an interstate - the Valkyrie is an awesome power cruiser. Not awkward and very agile even at low speeds....
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE

I had the same model, it had a near similar problem - found out that it is the accelerator pump. There are a few videos on youtube about this problem- basically you twist the throttle and a fine squirt of fuel is misted into the tops of both carbs - smooth transition off idle really. The pump in min...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 24
Views: 877

Re: Houston we have a problem

Mechanic called on Monday afternoon, Start motor removed and not in a good state - brushes worn badly and commutator burnt from arcing of some sort. I don't think he took any pictures but has the brushes to show how bad they were. Apparently it has cleaned up quite well and should more than likely l...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 heads
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Gl1200 heads

Air mixture screw adjustment - they have a very fine point - and often get damaged when they are initially - bottomed out to get a base setting then wound back out a certain number of turns.. the point can be damaged with over vigorous bottoming out the screw , and this could be a cause of the issue...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas cap area question
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Gas cap area question

Ditto on the above comment,
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 heads
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Gl1200 heads

Initial symptoms as described of erratic vacuum at idle - definitely needs a proper carb sync - not just by ear (not doubting your years of experience either), before doing the above- I would strip the carbs (no need to break them apart)- do one at a time and clean every passage 3 or 4 times -there ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 24
Views: 877

Re: Houston we have a problem

The bike has failed me twice in the last two weeks - so I could not get the bike to start again - just "clicking" from the solenoid. Bit the bullet, Valkyrie has been delivered up to my mechanics in Katoomba to diagnose the non-starting issue. I managed to buy a set of starter motor brushes last wee...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 440
Views: 21925

Re: What's Happening Today?

I'm at work - been riding my Turbo for the last week. The Valkyrie has failed to proceed. Mechanic will diagnose the issue today. I am leaning towards some broken teeth on the starter gear - at luckiest I have a worn out starter motor. Purchased new brushes last week and sent them off with the Valky...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: While staticly running the bike

That all looks pretty good - I would suggest your stator is OK if the bike is producing 14v, at most running speeds- you would notice a drop if just idling with high beam on, front and rear bakes on, blinker flashing..

cheers
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: While staticly running the bike

Sounds like you have a pretty good idea how to fix things - so as long as the stator wires have been soldered outside the plug - then no need to do anything else. When I have done mine previously I made sure I double heat shrinked those wires - to be sure to be sure. The only problem is if you ever ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: While staticly running the bike
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: While staticly running the bike

That plug is how many years old? - and has finally succumbed to some corrosion on a few pins - I would probably get new plug ends - then disassemble the wires from the plug - re terminate if the plug ends are shot. put into the new plug and then pack with that fancy dielectric grease, or I would spr...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2518

Re: A new bike...

Maybe just maybe Mrs WingAdmin, Scott may buy you some new gear, you may need to hint once or twice but I'm sure he will come good - maybe if you can find a pair of boots - with a thicker sole could assist with the height - not sure how much can be done to reduce the ride height. Sticky side down :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Read wheel assembly - is it supposed to be loose?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Read wheel assembly - is it supposed to be loose?

There are bushings that the rear flange sits into. Are you saying that whole assembly is loose - or flopping about ? Or has some movement in it ?
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Dead Center
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Top Dead Center

F stands for FIRE..........
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Why you should do your own maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Why you should do your own maintenance

Maybe they are scratching their heads as well. Give them a quick call - be proactive - not reactive. I always find that a simple call can be made and then hopefully both parties know each others expectations. I won't leave any car or bike with a mechanic who I have not had a conversation with regard...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticky Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Sticky Brakes

Be prepared to put in some labour - not a hard job - and not overly difficult - but time consuming - and you want to do it properly the first time. You probably just need new seals all round on each caliper, fingers crossed the pistons are not overly pitted or corroded. Maybe new brake pads if the o...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2518

Re: A new bike...

It looks like it is way less bulky than the PC800.

Have seen a few Burgmans about here in OZ - most popular seems to be the 650...and I know they get along quite well.

Hopefully there will be more riding on the new scoot - for her. :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: When to replace valve seal?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: When to replace valve seal?

Normally by the exhaust showing excessive white smoke on startup and not going away... If the valve stem seals are old and dry - they will leak oil past them and allow oil to enter the combustion chambers causing the white smoke. IF you are replacing both head gaskets - it would be an ideal time to ...