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by DaveO430
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Engine Rattle Noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: GL1100 Engine Rattle Noise?

The synch basically only affects it at idle and a little bit after. Probably lean on #2. Adjust the valves before synching the carbs.
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Cable Too Short
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Throttle Cable Too Short

There are three different places. One is on the pull cable, right next to the handgrip: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleCables01.jpg The other two are on the ends of the cables attached to the throttle body: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/ThrottleCables/ThrottleC...
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Engine Rattle Noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: GL1100 Engine Rattle Noise?

Could be in the exhaust. The headers have a double walled pipe, I had one once that the inner pipe had broken loose.
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil coming out of tach
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Oil coming out of tach

virgilmobile wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:30 pm
This is true.It will keep oil from weeping on to the tach housing.
This fellow has oil all the way up to the tach.
This is true but where else would the oil come from except up through the cable?
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The hat trick - I’m done!
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: The hat trick - I’m done!

Looks like an aftermarket solenoid and they are NOT wired the same. Happens all the time, plug it in without checking and it will smoke something.
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 naked wing. No Hi beam, only low beam!
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 82 naked wing. No Hi beam, only low beam!

There are no headlight relays on an 1100 and the same fuse powers both low and high. If you have no power to the blue wire I would suspect the high/low switch.
by DaveO430
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil coming out of tach
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Oil coming out of tach

There is a seal where the tach cable goes into the fuel pump housing. You have to pull the housing off to change it.
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by DaveO430
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Let’s play a game - What is this?!
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Let’s play a game - What is this?!

That's what I thought at first, but a horn relay uses a switched ground side, horn button closes ground circuit to the coil. Look at the underside of the relay, one side of the coil goes to the mount bracket and this relay doesn't provide for switch in the ground side of the coil. Very observant of...
by DaveO430
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: chattering noise on deceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: chattering noise on deceleration

Thank you for the very informative response. Can’t say that I am thrilled with the prospect of an expensive repair. I do need to get this resolved though as I am heading to Alaska next year. For now, I am in a holding pattern until I get the bike back. I have already given them the ok to replace th...
by DaveO430
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

Make sure the dogbone fuse isn't cracked, it might show power on both ends when not under load but not carry any current. If that proves good look at the connector on the top of the starter relay.
by DaveO430
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: dead horns ... fixable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: dead horns ... fixable ?

Sometimes you can get them to work by messing with the adjustment screw, mostly when they're dead they're dead.
by DaveO430
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Let’s play a game - What is this?!
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Let’s play a game - What is this?!

That's an old fashioned horn relay. Probably last used on a vehicle in the 1960s.
by DaveO430
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 chattering rear brake
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: GL1800 chattering rear brake

Mine was doing that until I had the brake recall done. They used a pressure bleeder and it cured the problem. Before all I had to do was just touch the front brake, not even enough to feel it and it didn't chatter.
by DaveO430
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear wheel in wrong place
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Rear wheel in wrong place

Hi dave 0430, yep washer is on the left of the caliper bracket, however i will be putting in a 3mm washer on the other side to get clearance for the disc, just had a chat with the honda dealer, and they said that they recently had a bike in with the same problem, it was found that the disc he fitte...
by DaveO430
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Change.... All Oil Leaks Out
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Oil Change.... All Oil Leaks Out

Looks like it could be the shifter shaft seal but it wouldn't let all the oil leak out.
by DaveO430
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Axle bolt and calipers??
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Axle bolt and calipers??

The axle should be tightened before the wheel is installed. Then when the end caps are installed the right side should align itself and you might have to move the left fork leg in or out a bit to center it in the caliper bracket. That is if my memory serves me correctly, it could be the opposite.
by DaveO430
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear wheel in wrong place
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Rear wheel in wrong place

Did you get the thrust washer between the drive flange and the wheel on the right side in the right place?
by DaveO430
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone know if......
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Does anyone know if......

The OEM thermostats rarely ever fail. I worked on Honda cars for over 35 years and could count the # of bad thermostats on 1 hand with fingers left over.
by DaveO430
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Light on 83 GL1100
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Oil Light on 83 GL1100

Probably nothing wrong with the oil pump. The problem is more likely to be the chain that drives the pump in the rear. If the engine survives unscathed it is a great testament to how tough these things are.
by DaveO430
Thu May 30, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Air filter replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Air filter replacement

I have been running mine 50,000 miles and they are still not terribly dirty. Honda's service intervals are ridiculous. They say 30,000 miles in cars, what's different? Cars with standard spark plugs and electronic ignition, 30,000 miles, what's different? The engine pictured was not from a dirty air...
by DaveO430
Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tracking down the evil electrical gremlins!
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Tracking down the evil electrical gremlins!

It appears I was wrong about the ignition not being fused. Thanks Dave! Hopefully that’s the same manual I’ve got; but it appears I need to get a hold of page 16. When I turn the key on the fuel pump does not actuate; just realized that this morning after spending half the night watching YouTube vi...
by DaveO430
Mon May 27, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight not woking
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Headlight not woking

Chitownjohnny wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm
well tried the switch it used to start now I just get a clicking noise like one click back by the battery and then done.
Best guess the battery is dead.
by DaveO430
Mon May 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk light wiring diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Trunk light wiring diagram

An 85 interstate is not wired for a trunk light.
by DaveO430
Mon May 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tracking down the evil electrical gremlins!
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Tracking down the evil electrical gremlins!

It appears I was wrong about the ignition not being fused.
by DaveO430
Sat May 25, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight not woking
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Headlight not woking

Probably the start button. There is a switch in the start switch that shuts off the headlight when starting. Try popping the button, wiggle and pull on it.