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by Maz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '81 GL1100 - Smoking left side, starts clear then gets worse
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: '81 GL1100 - Smoking left side, starts clear then gets worse

Could also just be some residual PB blaster/diesel etc in the exhaust system. As the exhaust warms up after a few minutes, it's burning off. Might be worth letting it run til it's fully warmed up and seeing if it clears.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle

Possibly a silly question, but is the air filter clean?
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.

+1 on the above, but do a compression check too. Could be a poorly seated valve.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New and engine help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: New and engine help needed

Amazon sell them. Gates T-274. About $20 each.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New and engine help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: New and engine help needed

I would guess you have a blockage in a carb. Loosen the drain screw on the carb for the non-running cylinder. If no fuel comes out, you have a problem with the float or needle valve. If the bike hasn't been run for a while, the carbs would probably benefit from a complete strip/clean. Also, if you d...
by Maz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985

Thanks for the explanation, Wingadmin. Kind of like our V5 (registration document), which gets sent back to our DVLA by the seller, then a new one issued to the buyer.
Apologies, Apex, for the brief hijack of your thread.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985

SnoBrdr wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 am
Not to throw cold water but you did say NO TITLE?
Being from the UK, could someone please
explain what the 'Title' is and how not having one is a problem ?
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Latest Jaguar

There's a club down here in South East England called the SLUTS (South London Union of Trikers). Some of their Trikes look similar to the above, but even more unsafe and 'ratty'! Most of them are adorned with skulls and the like. I give them a VERY wide berth!

Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Exhaust Silencers

I hear what you're saying. You know what the weather in England is like! I remove mine every year, rub them down and repaint them with wood stove paint. Still on the originals but some day I'll have to take the expensive route.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Exhaust Silencers

As I posted previously, the early black horseshoe ones are being re-manufactured by another company to very high standards, but a bit 'spendy'. Having said that, if my original '75 ones ever need replacing, I'll find the money.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Are we done here....?

As standard, one coil fires plugs 1and 2 (front right is 1, front left is 2) and the other coil fires 3 and 4 (rear right is 3, rear left is 4). If number 2 is the cylinder you are having issues with, swap the wires over from 1 and 2. If the problem moves to number 1 cylinder, you have a problem in ...
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Are we done here....?

Psycheonabike wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 am
Move wires? You mean change the firing sequence??
Swap the wires and plugs on cylinders #1 and #2 (the front two). They both fire from the same coil so it won't affect the firing order, but if the fault moves to #1, you likely have a faulty coil or plug.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

thanks maz. yep, i get a 12v reading into the modules, but nothing coming from them. i am starting to think that i have 3 lemons..out of 3 purchased. the first one i put on a 75 and got it replaced. i dug the replaced one out of storage (it wasnt used for 18 months) and it didnt work so i purchased...
by Maz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

edit: i just realised that my description can be misleading. i am getting 12v from the feed wire. when static timing i get no test light. when i crank the engine, the test light flashes as if the dynatek unit is working properly. when i turn the engine by hand, the test light does not come on at al...
by Maz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

the title says it all...any ideas? i have a 78 gl1000. i am getting 12v obviously, but only when i crank the bike over. so i cannot do a static timing of the bike. any help would offset a nervous breakdown...:-) Sounds like the 12v feed to the Dynatek is connected to the wrong place. You need to fi...
by Maz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '75 GL1000 My engine will only run with the starter button pushed in
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: '75 GL1000 My engine will only run with the starter button pushed in

Hi, A few months back, I was riding my GL1000 and my timing belt broke. Now after installing new valves and hopefully getting the valve timing correct. The bike will start and stay running only when the starter button is held in and laying on the throttle. Immediately after you release either one t...
by Maz
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air suspension leak
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Air suspension leak

Great advice for us to start looking at leak thankyou. You got me worried now about what bike it is as your the second person yo say this. The log book says 1200 and bike is an interstate definitely a D reg 1992 what fo I do yo check :o If it's a D reg, that's 1986/7. I don't think our American cou...
by Maz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Strip and Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Engine Strip and Rebuild

I'll send you a PM.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Exhaust Silencers

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by Maz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Strip and Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Engine Strip and Rebuild

Just out interest, where in the UK are you?
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Exhaust Silencers

The internal baffles have probably rusted out. I suppose it would be possible to cut the silencers open and then re-weld them, but awkward and expensive. You could fit aftermarket ones, which would not look original or, for quite a bit of money (£800 ish), David Silver supplies excellent quality sta...
by Maz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Strip and Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Engine Strip and Rebuild

Firstly, I would definitely rule out carb problems before laying out that much cash. These engines rattle, knock and clank at idle if the carbs are out of sync or one or more of the idle circuits in the carbs is blocked. Have the carbs been thoroughly cleaned / rebuilt? It would be well worth spendi...
by Maz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Overheating

What about the temperature sensor for the fan ?. It has not worked since my issues with this overheating... temperature gage usually shows straight up the middle when the fan comes on in traffic .... it hasn’t come on since my overheating issue ... I let the Garden hose run through the radiator for...
by Maz
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Dodge Neon Coil Compatability
Replies: 58
Views: 7395

Re: Dodge Neon Coil Compatability

Just one thing.... your cylinder numbering is off. #1 and #2 (the front two) are fired as one pair and #3 and #4 (the rear two) as another pair.
Maz
by Maz
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: horn indicators and bang
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: horn indicators and bang

You need to check all wires and connections for tightness and corrosion, including the fuse connections, all grounds and switches, especially the ignition and kill switches. I'm guessing that the bangs you mentioned are from the exhaust? If so, it is probably backfiring due to poor connections in th...