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by Maz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaky brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Squeaky brakes

I'm not sure about the anti-rattle shims. I'll check that out. I replaced the pads so they aren't "Honda" stock pads anymore, that's likely the problem haha. I'm thinking of trying Interstate pads, sanding off any sharp edges and checking into the shims. I want my bike to sound as good as she looks...
by Maz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaky brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Squeaky brakes

I've always had success using a smear of copper grease on the back of each pad. Also, try sanding the sharp edges off the pad material all the way round. Are anti-rattle shims fitted to your pads? Are the pads original Honda items? I have a cb500T and if I fit any pads other than Honda ones, the fro...
by Maz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: sparkling braker
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: sparkling braker

The Neon coils are very low resistance (about 0.6 ohms). The original coils are 3 ohms. By using the Ballast resistor with the Neon coils, you are passing much more current through it than it was designed for, which is why it smoked. Using the Neon coils without the ballast resistor you are pulling ...
by Maz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Selected Gear Guage
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Selected Gear Guage

rudolphwolven wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:38 am
It shows "0" as in the first picture...
BTW..........the indications are clearly visible in sunny daytime
Ruud
Oh yeah... Apologies, I missed that!
Maz
by Maz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Selected Gear Guage
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Selected Gear Guage

That's true............... However if you miss a gear (I seldom do) you are warned at the same time that the indication is wrong for the time being and you have to deal with a situation without indicator as it was before. All left time (> 95%) you have a handy buddy. Ruud I agree it's handy, Ruud. ...
by Maz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Selected Gear Guage
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Selected Gear Guage

That's a neat solution but what happens if you "miss" a gear, as sometimes happens on older bikes. You have moved the lever, but the gear hasn't engaged properly, so you try again. Surely the counter reads both movements as valid gear changes, but you've only moved up/down one gear. I think it could...
by Maz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Refurbish spoked wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Refurbish spoked wheels





Just a quick 'before and after'.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Refurbish spoked wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Refurbish spoked wheels

I rebuilt the wheels on my '75 a few years ago. I bought stainless spokes but, like you, had corrosion / pitting on the rims. I took the rims to a chromer, not to be chromed, but they have to polish everything before chroming so I assumed they would know what could be done. Sure enough, using their ...
by Maz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?

It's the cleanest one I've ever seen!

Maz
by Maz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oldie but Goodie: Aftermarket Oil Dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 436

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: 235

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: 642

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: 642

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: 577

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: 642

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: 904

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: 5803

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: 5803

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: 239

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: 239

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: 200

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: 498

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: 498

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: 498

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: 904

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...