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by Maz
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

Yeah, true enough.
Maz
by Maz
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

I don't think you can use the Dodge Neon coils on the 1000's . They measure 0.6 ohms, which would be a 20 Amp current draw, per side. Standard coils are 3 ohms, which gives a 4 Amp draw, but that would reduce even more if you take the ballast resistor into account too. Maz A neon coil draws 14 amps...
by Maz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

I shall have a look at that. I have actually bought a Neon coil pack that I wanted to try, but when I measured the resistance, I put the swap on hold, due to the current draw. It will be useful to see how they got round it without burning up the wiring after long use.

Maz
by Maz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

Even with electronic ignition, I'm not sure I'd want to draw 40 amps (in the positive feed) on the standard wire.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 running hot on left side
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: GL1000 running hot on left side

If the revs keep rising when idling, that could indicate an inlet air leak. This would also cause hot running, as the affected cylinders would be running lean. Try spraying easy start spray (or an unlit propane torch) around all the carb/inlet manifold joints. If the revs rise when you hit a particu...
by Maz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

I don't think you can use the Dodge Neon coils on the 1000's . They measure 0.6 ohms, which would be a 20 Amp current draw, per side. Standard coils are 3 ohms, which gives a 4 Amp draw, but that would reduce even more if you take the ballast resistor into account too.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Will coils from a K3 be good for a KZ?

The coils, if they are standard on both bikes, should be the same and can interchange. Hello. Just saw this. If you are still in need of assistance, could you please clarify: When you say KZ do you really mean K2, as in GL1000? Or do you really mean a Kawasaki KZ bike? If you mean Kawasaki, that cou...
by Maz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Left side not firing
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Left side not firing

Hello, I'm new to the forum and I've been working on a 1982 GL1100 interstate. I'm having an issue with the left cylinders. I can pull the plug wires off both and nothing changes. Seems like it's only running on the right side. I have pulled the carbs and cleaned the bowls, the idle jets, the main ...
by Maz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

johnWK wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Nope, but almost just as obvious. Left a polishing rag on top of the air filter box, both ends of it plugged up the intake windows.

Thanks again for all the help and advice.
You see.....there are advantages to not cleaning your bike! :lol:
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low-mid RPM loss of power
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Low-mid RPM loss of power

Please don't say the choke was on!
Maz
by Maz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000

Glad you got it sorted. It's not hand-holding, it's just like-minded people helping each other out. We all need assistance at one time or other and when it comes to Goldwings, we know where to go.
Good luck with your ride.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: H4 LED replacement bulb
Replies: 36
Views: 495

Re: H4 LED replacement bulb

Just playing devils advocate here, but is it possible that different States used different lamps (ie California models had bulbs and others had sealed beam)? Not much help but in the UK we only had H4 bulbs.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000

If you follow the part that you have underlined, you will be good. Ultimately, what it is saying is that the two wires which come out of the bikes harness and go to the original horn, are disconnected from the horn and, instead, connected to #85 and #86 on the relay (doesn't matter which way round)....
by Maz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Starter Clutch

I'm not familiar with the 1100 ignition system (I have a GL1000 with points) but it does sound like the timing is out and if you had that problem with the PG, it may have caused an issue. Can you statically check the ignition timing with a test lamp?
Maz
by Maz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Starter Clutch

If it spins fine with the 'kill' switch off, I would suspect that the timing is way out. Silly question and I would guess you've checked, but have you got the coils/plug wires or PG's switched over somehow?

Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter won’t work
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Starter won’t work

I have a 85’ Goldwing 1200GL, the starter won’t work. I press the button and just get a click out of the starter solenoid. I’ve replaced the solenoid, checked the fuses, checked the battery. I’ve tried jumping the solenoid posts and nothing, I’ve tried connecting jumpers from a car directly to the ...
by Maz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: warm intake tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: warm intake tubes

The 1983 aspencade i am working on has never had the valves adjusted according to owner, over 70000 kms, when i was riding it the other night i reached down and touched the intake pipe on the back left cylinder, it was warm to the touch. To my thoughts these pipes should be cool when running. I wil...
by Maz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine wont turn off
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Engine wont turn off

The basic reason that it keeps running is that you are getting 12v on the feed wire to the coils all the time. You need to start tracing back from the coils to troubleshoot. One thought though, it's possible a previous owner has fitted a relay to provide a better feed to the coils. If so, and the re...
by Maz
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: grinding noise
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: grinding noise

My 03 1800 was working perfect. Today I started a 200 mile ride. 50 miles out of town while in overdrive the rpm increased and the sound of clicking and grinding started. Coasted to next exit and headed home. I was able to ride in next gear before OD. Approaching home I down shifted and it shifted ...
by Maz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

Silly question, but you don't have a slightly loose spark plug, do you?
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

Hello all, I'd like to discuss something that I can't find a clear answer to. I've noticed a vacuum leak on the left rear carburetor at the throttle shaft. I'm certain this is the leak location, and not the air cutoff. I can audibly hear the leak with the bike running. I shot some WD40 onto the car...
by Maz
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

thrasherg wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:22 am
Not only can the Russians get Trump elected, but they can bugger up our goldwing forum!! Is there no end to their evil powers!! :D

Gary
They'll be winning the (soccer) World Cup next! :lol:
Maz
by Maz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: forum hacked?

Looks like some form of advertising scam/hack to me.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle problems
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Idle problems

We’ve checked all of the current suggestions and haven’t been able to find the cause. I found an article about a vacuum accelerator(?) not being essential, so we disconnected the line and plugged it. That seemed to improve things a bit, but the idle is still fluctuating and/or dying. Any over ideas...
by Maz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Top Speed

Thanks to all responders. So - it seems likely that my speedometer is not the original, since it stops at 120kph. Just out of curiosity: Does anyone have a picture of the original one? I have included a picture of mine. 1528172962046-187631903.jpg The 80mph speedo was standard on US vehicles for a ...