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by Maz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: look at these gl1000 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: look at these gl1000 carbs

Are you saying that if you look into the carb throat, you can see the oversized hole at the base by the throttle plate? If so, then yes, I would be concerned. You could do worse than PM 'Old Fogey'. He owns Wingovations and has stripped/repaired more of these carbs than I have had hot dinners. It ma...
by Maz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: look at these gl1000 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: look at these gl1000 carbs

I had to use this method myself. Sharp drill bit, nice and slow and a bit of tape round the bit to mark the maximum depth that you want.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: look at these gl1000 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: look at these gl1000 carbs

I believe they are the starting point for some of the internal drillings. Various jets / holes will be joined by them but the starting point for the drilling is blanked off. That's as I understand it, but happy to be corrected if I've misunderstood.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: look at these gl1000 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: look at these gl1000 carbs

The puck will seal it anyway. That's what it's for.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: look at these gl1000 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: look at these gl1000 carbs

I'm gonna guess that someone has stripped those carbs before and, as that puck was difficult to remove, they drilled it to use a screw to get it out, but drilled too deep.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Temperature gauge refuses to work
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Temperature gauge refuses to work

Progress... with the sending unit out, if I jumper the sender body to a KNOWN working ground, jumper the post of the sender to the wire, and heat up the sender with my mini torch, the gauge works. So how the heck am I going to get the sender to ground when it’s in the block? There is no ground in t...
by Maz
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Temperature gauge refuses to work
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Temperature gauge refuses to work

I’ve tested all three sending units that I have and nothing seems to make much sense. I have also, once again, drained the coolant, slid the carbs back, and removed the sending unit. I just don’t understand why the housing that the sender screws into isn’t grounded at all. I thought that’s how the ...
by Maz
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Temperature gauge refuses to work
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Temperature gauge refuses to work

The bolt holding the housing that the sending unit is screwed into is not grounded to the block. It provides no ground whatsoever. So... I can see why the sending unit would not ground in that housing, tape or no tape, but why won’t it ground when I run a jumper from the outside of the sending unit...
by Maz
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud knock at low rpm
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: Loud knock at low rpm

I'm going to order some intake gaskets and an air-check rebuild kit today or tomorrow and see if that fixes the problem. The knock goes away around 2k rpm and up, and I do have a nicked gasket on the #1 intake manifiold. But the knock is so scary to hear that I haven't cranked it in days. The knock...
by Maz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Solenoid bypass to starter shorting with frame.
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: From fried my Solenoid to,,WTF ?

The starter draws a lot of current, which is passing from positive, through the starter to ground. When you touch the frame with the negative lead you are completing the high current circuit, hence the sparks. It will spark even if the starter is good. It will, of course, spark even more if the star...
by Maz
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Felt Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Felt Washers

For what it's worth, most people think they are there to form a seal round the throttle shaft. However, there is actually a small hole behind them to deliberately allow a tiny amount of air into the carb intake. The washers are basically a tiny filter.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 fork rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: GL1000 fork rebuild

smittyboy734 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am also a great time to get the lower tubes cleaned up when i did my seals last season i took the coating off and polished them up and seal them to retain that nice polished look
+1 on that. They polish up beautifully and an occasional coat of wax keeps the corrosion off.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 1679

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Interesting, I actually have a discussion going on in email with a guy that seems to know his stuff, and he just sent me an example (with basic math) that proves his point, and yours. interestingly on cars with kettering ignitions (points/coil/condenser) like older Fords (and likely other brands) h...
by Maz
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.
Replies: 39
Views: 1679

Re: HELP. gl1000 cranks but no starts. Ignition Coils Problems.

Or use a Dodge Neon coil... one coil replaces both on a GW and it puts out a better spark than stock Honda coils. Costs about 20 bucks! I have been using Dyna or Magna coils but I am curious about trying the Dodge Neon coils. Can't beat the price. Are these 5 ohm coils? The Neon coils have a primar...
by Maz
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 fork rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: GL1000 fork rebuild

No problem. Basically reverse the dismantling process. Don't forget the spring clip holding the seal.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 fork rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: GL1000 fork rebuild

Alright, so this has been building for a while but I’m replacing my tires and since my forks started leaking a bit ago I plan to take care of two birds with one stone. I found on Randakks a good description of the removal process but I’m wondering about the reassembly. It seems to me that once I ha...
by Maz
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Repacking a 1975 GL1000 Muffler
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Repacking a 1975 GL1000 Muffler

It might be worth emailing the company in the UK that makes fantastic reproduction GL1000 exhausts - NHC Panels ltd. I think they distribute them in the US via a company called Sirius inc. The details are on Randakks site, though.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil level check
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Oil level check

hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper Early models don't have the wiper. Maz Both of my '76 US models do. The '75's don't. But I did manage to find ...
by Maz
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil level check
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Oil level check

tchodge wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:27 pm hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper
Early models don't have the wiper.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel flow to all 4 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Fuel flow to all 4 carbs

Thtfxr wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:58 pm Great, thank you. I guess I was trying to keep from splitting them. I will get on that tomorrow. I certainly don’t mind the effort, I was just hesitant.
You will, almost certainly, need a new plenum seal once you have split them.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel flow to all 4 carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Fuel flow to all 4 carbs

Thanks for the reply. I will do a bench test again to see how far the fuel is going. To this point, I did not separate it. The rubber tubes in your picture are air tubes. They enter each carb via a brass elbow which has a tiny jet inside to control the idle air flow. The fuel is fed to each carb vi...
by Maz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 1952

Re: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades

Alright, I'll wait until the kit is back in stock and get it. When you drain the carbs, how do you catch the fuel or do you just let it drip on the engine and down? Before removing them I tried draining but could not find a good way to catch the fuel, especially from front carbs. It's easiest to ru...
by Maz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 1952

Re: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades

Carbs are out of the bike now, just need to find the time to disassemble them and clean. Previous owner mentioned that carbs were rebuilt at some point in the last few years (can't verify if true). How often do they need to be rebuild? Will spraying the insides with Carb cleaner be enough? If not, ...
by Maz
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 1952

Re: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades

No 4 carb is flooding. Float valve sticking (try tapping float bowl with a screwdriver handle to see if it unsticks). Either that or there's crap on the seat of the float valve (quite possible if your tank was rusty). The carbs may need pulling to check, clean and rebuild.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark not sparking
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Spark not sparking

I found the condenser down by the battery. It goes from zero volts to .223 volts just sitting there. I found a few on ebay that I will use to replace the one I have installed. However, does anyone know a reliable source for wiring diagram for these bikes? I found some wires tied together and not sp...