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by Paul Narramore
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Luggage Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Rear Luggage Rack

Fred, You've probably solved your problem after all of these years but I also am now looking into getting a luggage rack for my '77 GL1000. Those on eBay all seem to be in the US where postage charges to the UK exceed the price of the rack itself. I am considering this one on www.classicbikeracks.co...
by Paul Narramore
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 - refitting the radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 424

GL1000 - refitting the radiator

Amongst the minor irritations on my bike, I've found that the two lower radiator mounting screws (M6x25?) were almost undone and where much longer Philips screws hanging off at a funny angle. I have the correct screws but it's almost impossible to line up the screws with the threaded hole in the fra...
by Paul Narramore
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Verifying GL1000 year of correct manufactured with Glass & Honda UK

I sometimes wonder with the DVLA if it's the actually person rather than the system which is the problem. My 1977 GL1000 had on the registration document the actual engine number it left the factory with but at sometime during then, the bike was fitted with a 1976 engine. I mentioned this on the reg...
by Paul Narramore
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Thank you, yes I've worked that out (I'm a retired draughtsman) but getting in there is going to be difficult.
by Paul Narramore
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

WingAdmin I've just had a closer look at the rear brake pedal, the almost completely inaccessible rear brake pedal, to find it's held in place with a split pin. Since there seems to be absolutely no way I can get in there, I'll need to remove the exhaust. Another (warmer) day I reckon :( After recei...
by Paul Narramore
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Thank you, good advice, I shall look at that first. I recently bought a radiator screen off eBay from a seller in the States and so have just been out to the bike to see if it fits. Oh bugger, there's more missing than I thought. I found on the illustrated drawings on www.csnl.com that there must be...
by Paul Narramore
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove seized pistons from brake calipers
Replies: 12
Views: 8405

Re: How to remove seized pistons from brake calipers

Compressed air will shift stuck pistons with an almighty bang, so I always use the bike's brakes to shift the pistons a bit at a time and by placing a thin strip of wood between the opposing pistons. A G-clamp (US=C-clamp) over the non-stuck piston too. Excellent video on YouTube too, although he se...
by Paul Narramore
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Inlet Manifold Rubbers

Well the inlet manifold rubbers have yet to arrive, however a 'nice' letter from the UK Customs did arrive in this morning's post. I find this really really irritating when I order stuff from the US. It's not their fault really but some purchases do have a UK Customs charge levied on them whilst oth...
by Paul Narramore
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Inlet Manifold Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Inlet Manifold Rubbers

I presume our American cousins are aware of this Ohio company but it was discovered over the weekend that yet another cause for the poor running of my 1977 GL1000 was air leaks in the Inlet Manifold Rubbers. Not surprising as they are almost forty years old now. I discovered that the rubbers (4) are...
by Paul Narramore
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: How to tell the age of your tires
Replies: 17
Views: 17320

Re: How to tell the age of your tires

I think the only time that might happen is if the tyres were deflated for a long period and re-inflating them failed to get them perfectly round again. Have you checked that the tyres sit evenly around the rim?
by Paul Narramore
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What US registration number did my '77 GL1000 have?
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: What US registration number did my '77 GL1000 have?

I remember staying the night at the Blue Ridge Camping Ground back in 2006. There was a large shelter in the grounds with dozens and dozens of US motorcycle plates including such rarities at Hawaii, screwed on the wooden beams, and I was sorely tempted to 'borrow' a few but being a guest in your cou...
by Paul Narramore
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lane filtering (splitting) in London
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Lane filtering (splitting) in London

Harvey I think you summed that up pretty well. Living here in the South East, our roads are very congested especially at rush hour, with often long tailbacks bringing the traffic to a halt. So providing its safe to do so, we filter. Unfortunately there are a lot of riders out there who filter at stu...
by Paul Narramore
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What US registration number did my '77 GL1000 have?
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: What US registration number did my '77 GL1000 have?

Many thanks for the South Dakota licence plate which arrived today after three weeks in the Bermuda Triangle :D So my collection has passed the halfway mark with 26 states collected and 24 to go. Anymore or anymore? ;)
by Paul Narramore
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lane filtering (splitting) in London
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Lane filtering (splitting) in London

Did you all notice the rider taking his hand off the handlebars to flick up his visor, just as he crossed a crossroads and just at the moment when he needed the utmost control? Maurice, EVERY rider here in the UK and Europe filters although not all as quickly as those two did. On motorways (freeways...
by Paul Narramore
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: How to tell the age of your tires
Replies: 17
Views: 17320

Re: How to tell the age of your tires

There is no 'law' as such here in the UK although I have been told that when the bike goes in for her annual MoT (Ministry of Transport) test, tyres older than five years would be frowned on. Having said that, my GL1000 was given an MoT certificate last March or so with her twenty year old tyres. As...
by Paul Narramore
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 84
Views: 6473

Re: Distinguished Attire

SeeBeeChief Waterproof gloves? Well by heated Gerbing gloves are fine for the winter but in the summer when I wear Olympia gel gloves, I carry a pair of Hein Gericke 'Pathan' three finger gloves in the top box. I've found these 100% waterproof and unusually the fingers are grouped in pairs, plus the...
by Paul Narramore
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 84
Views: 6473

Re: Distinguished Attire

BC Little or no protection? I wouldn't disagree with you there however I did have an accident wearing them and they were fine. I think it simply depends on the severity of the crash. Mine were just scraped and slightly melted. As I said in my first post, comfort come up highest on my list of choices...
by Paul Narramore
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 84
Views: 6473

Re: Distinguished Attire

I have struggled to read many of these posts on this subject as it's so easy to get too anal, talking about bullets and whatnot. What I wear on a motorcycle would be regarded my some riders as largely unsafe and by others as just fine. The main criteria for me is comfort above all else. When riding ...
by Paul Narramore
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 'Restricted Item'
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: 'Restricted Item'

I doubt it. He trades as Trent's Motorsports of Hopedale, Illinois and calls himself "blown4cylinder1366" with a 99.1% positive feedback. What does irritate me is the awful customer service. One single line email - "I posted them and no nothing about a dispute". And the same shocks are back on eBay....
by Paul Narramore
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 'Restricted Item'
Replies: 5
Views: 521

'Restricted Item'

This week I bought through eBay a pair of shocks for my GL1000 from an American dealer/breaker - Trent's Motorsports - and was informed that it would be posted to me in the UK through the Global Shipping Programme (GSP). Yesterday a received a number of emails, firstly from PayPal saying that my 'di...
by Paul Narramore
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Holiday of a lifetime planned - yet another one!
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Holiday of a lifetime planned - yet another one!

Thanks for that. When in Toronto in 2001 we of course went up the CN Tower, then the Hard Rock Café in the nearby stadium, as well as taking a boat ride around the islands opposite. Niagara Falls of course and there's an underground shopping mall I recall. We like street markets, good local food and...
by Paul Narramore
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Blueridge parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 3201

Re: Blueridge parkway

21 May 2006. Left the Natural Bridge Hotel and rode 421 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway arriving at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground at 7pm (http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecampground.com). 45mph speed limit all the way. A cozy little wooden cabin by a turbulent stream alongside. On arrival I w...
by Paul Narramore
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Throw-over saddlebags
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Throw-over saddlebags

(Later) I've just been looking at the Kuryakin video on how to mount them and whether it's over of under the seat, it seems optional. I can see the tie-down straps too so know what to look for now.
by Paul Narramore
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Throw-over saddlebags
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Now that's interesting. You mounted the saddlebags UNDER the seat. Most of the ones I've seen go OVER the seat. The problem I see with cable ties is that the saddlebags almost become permanent and not quickly removable. As you say, the bootlaces seem useless. Years ago, when I had a CX500, I was loa...