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by Maz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oldie but Goodie: Aftermarket Oil Dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Oldie but Goodie: Aftermarket Oil Dipstick



I recently got a used one from EBay uk for £20. I fitted it behind the rad on my 1000 and it protrudes on the left side. Works great and looks quite 'factory'.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Kick-starter for 1979?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Kick-starter for 1979?

Well it seems to be a lot of work for the outcome. You will have to pull the engine. Hardly anyone has ever used the kick starter anyway. I've tried mine twice.... Mainly for the novelty factor, to show people who didn't realise such a thing existed on a 'Wing! It's not comfortable to use, is very ...
by Maz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

I do have warranty, they are sending me new plugs. But I also ordered a set of DR8EIX and installed them today and took it for a drive. It's like driving a completely different bike. So much more smoother and powerful. And more importantly it did not once stalled :D Sounds like you have it sorted. ...
by Maz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

Marco90 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:13 pm
I switched sparkplug 4 with sparkplug 2.
Now cylinder 2 is not firing.

Looks like I have a defective sparkplug.
Time for 4 new plugs, I think.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifter is not able to shift to neutral when engine is running
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Shifter is not able to shift to neutral when engine is running

Your clutch is dragging slightly. Adjust the mechanism behind the plate on the rear of the engine, according to the manual. Then adjust the cable to suit. I have a gl1000 and this is the procedure for that. I'm not sure if it's the same for 1100's. Maz Is this the arm that comes out of the transmis...
by Maz
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

Sounds to me like #4 is not firing. Not sure what 'pilot spray' is, but I'm guessing you mean some sort of easy start spray. If that has no effect, I would say the spark plug isn't sparking. It may spark if you remove it and lay it on the engine but that doesn't mean it's sparking when under compres...
by Maz
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 36
Views: 747

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

A friend of mine has an original 1975 CB750K2. This DOES have the red 70mph mark. Same clocks as the early 'wings, so makes sense that 'some did and some didn't' I guess.

Maz
by Maz
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter
Replies: 49
Views: 5599

Re: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter

Scott, that was an early filter that Randakk sold. Randakk (before the takeover) found chrome was a problem. All the filters they sell now are the same as I sell on my site. They are anodised instead of chrome and I can only say in two years of selling them I have had no complaints. That's what I s...
by Maz
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter
Replies: 49
Views: 5599

Re: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter

I got one of these, but mine is black anodised. Hopefully, the failure is restricted to the chrome plating/aluminium reaction and mine won't be affected. I will check and monitor and report accordingly.
Maz
by Maz
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 clutch?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Gl1000 clutch?

Yay. Got the clutch done in less than 20 minutes. Finnaly able to ride it. Only thing really concerning me now is. It is idling so low when its warm it's dieing at stops. It's not the dogbone fuse. It's been replaced with standard blade fuses. I drove it home which was a hour drive and don't do thi...
by Maz
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 clutch?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Gl1000 clutch?

Ok. Thank all you guys for the help so far. I've almost got my goldwing ready for a long ride. Problems I still have. If I don't down shift at just the right speed. I can't get it into 1st when I stop. Is this a major problem or just clutch adjustment. Or just the way 1979 gl1000 shifts? And the bi...
by Maz
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Float Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Float Bowl

I have a few carb questions: 1. Does anyone know how many CC's the float bowls should hold when the floats are adjusted correctly? 2. I have a float bowl screw hole stripped out. What is the original screw size and thread - and what would be the next size up? Thanks in advance for any help. If it's...
by Maz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread

Sounds good guys. I'm going to continue the destruction tomorrow morning before work and see if I can't get it down to bare frame. I still have the brake pedal assembly, foot pegs, helmet locks, and steering head to take apart. I'm going to have to get creative with the steering head assembly nut. ...
by Maz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread

Maz, Is your stamped VIN completely gone, or just not as defined as before? I wonder if I can convince the powdercoater to go light in that area. Dave, It's kinda visible in the right light! A good powder coated will be able to mask that area. I just forgot to ask. But the finished result is damned...
by Maz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: Dave's 1976 Restoration Thread

Dave,
I've been as far into mine as you have. I had the frame powder coated but you do lose the detail of the stamped vin number on the frame neck. David Silver spares sell replacement brass rivets for the steering lock on UK models which look good on the metal vin tags.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 36
Views: 747

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Hello FC Thanks for confirming when green faces were used. I don't think selling the tacho is very cost effective as shipping costs from here in the UK are steep. [It works both ways - the only company that makes stainless steel rear caliper pistons is in the US - but shipping and import costs mean...
by Maz
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 36
Views: 747

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Goldwing7777 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Thanks Maz.

I'm beginning to think that the addition of the red marker is nothing to do with Honda or ND.
My friend just checked his '76 GL1000 LTD and the clocks have black faces and no red marker. However, I believe the LTD was a US bike so that's probably not much help for you!
Maz
by Maz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just picked up a bike, already having problems
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Just picked up a bike, already having problems

Mmmmmm... Pics... We love pics!
Maz
by Maz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Correct instrument colours/faces
Replies: 36
Views: 747

Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

My '75 K1 (UK bike) has green faces but no marker at 70 mph. I have a friend who has a '76 Limited Edition. I will ask him to check his (it's in the garage and has been off the road for 4 yrs!).
Maz
by Maz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Time to Go Home
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Time to Go Home

Whatever you do, don't take the Goldwing when you have those feelings. I'd NEVER use the 'Wing for getting to work! Aside from the fact that it wouldn't be any good for filtering through the South London traffic, I'd be lucky not to be 'Bikejacked' for it! The scruffy Suzuki GS500e is my preferred ...
by Maz
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing dog bone fuse
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Changing dog bone fuse

I had to cut the connector off because the connector melted along with the wires. The dog-bone fuse is simply the strip of metal behind the flap marked 'Fuse'. This can be replaced with an inline blade fuse, as a few people have detailed above. There is no reason to cut off the 4-way connector, as ...
by Maz
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Time to Go Home
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Time to Go Home

Occasionally, I get up in the morning and start to get ready to head to work, when something just doesn't 'feel right' about getting one of the bikes out and riding. I give it 5 mins and if I still have the same feeling, I'll take the car instead. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I just ca...
by Maz
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing dog bone fuse
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Changing dog bone fuse

The dog-bone fuse is simply the strip of metal behind the flap marked 'Fuse'. This can be replaced with an inline blade fuse, as a few people have detailed above. There is no reason to cut off the 4-way connector, as you have, just to replace that fuse.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just picked up a bike, already having problems
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Just picked up a bike, already having problems

ummmm, I prefer using an IR Temp Gun to fingers on exhaust header. Yeah, me too, but I didn't want to assume that he had one laying around. Most people have a finger or two available and dampening them is fairly easy! :lol: It's a quick and easy way to establish which cylinders are firing/not firin...
by Maz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just picked up a bike, already having problems
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Just picked up a bike, already having problems

Sounds like your carbs have picked up some crud. These engines knock like mad when idling on less than all 4 cylinders. Start it from cold and let it idle as good as it can for a minute. Tap each exhaust header with a damp finger - the hot ones are the cylinders that are firing. The cold ones aren't...