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by Maz
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: After market clutch lever
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: After market clutch lever

You should be able to pick up a dog-leg lever, like the one in the picture, on its own, to fit the original perch. If not, you could probably just drill a hole in the new perch for the clutch switch.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Letters below the Start/Stop selector????
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Letters below the Start/Stop selector????

Hmm.. Kinda looks like that rounded area the annotations are on was made to accommodate a three position switch that isn't there. I know some European Spec models you could turn the headlight off... "Headlight" "Parking Light" "Off", maybe? Yes you are spot on. In the UK we have the switch there. M...
by Maz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 gl1000 no fuel to carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 75 gl1000 no fuel to carbs

After more time giving to prime the carbs i guess.....the number one carb is the only one not getting fuel. I removed the carb and found out the plunger had a hair line crack almost all around the top. I pushed on it and it came apart. Replaced it and still trying to get fuel to it. I also noticed ...
by Maz
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 gl1000 no fuel to carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 75 gl1000 no fuel to carbs

Im stumped.... Fuel pump good...great pressure to the intake but nothing comes out to any of the carbs. Ive completely disassembled the intake and checked that it flows with air but once put together with no carbs connected with fiel line nothing comes out. When you say the fuel pump is good, how d...
by Maz
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Spark Unit

Same for CB750 dohc's too. All part of the charm! :D
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 79 gl1000 no spark...
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: 79 gl1000 no spark...

The condenser isn't needed with the Dyna system. It's only needed with contact breaker points. Have you got 12v at the coils (black wire), with ignition switched on? Is the kill switch in the middle position? Are the coils connected to the Dyna (blue and yellow wires)? Is there 12v and ground at the...
by Maz
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone fancy a new exhaust system?
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Anyone fancy a new exhaust system?

I thought he might be getting more, Peter. Judging by the interest he had at Stafford, he must have shifted the stock pretty fast.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake locking up, again
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Front brake locking up, again

+1 on hose replacement. It's possible the hose is de-laminating internally and a 'flap' of rubber is acting like a one-way valve.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone fancy a new exhaust system?
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Anyone fancy a new exhaust system?

You could buy a whole Harley for that money! Maz Hi All the exhaust are being made in Castleford west yorkshire and they are a complete copy of the original but have stainless steel ends and brackets.I was the one who gave the firm my old one,s to copy and it took 6 months to make all the press jig...
by Maz
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive swap
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Final drive swap

Chewy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:07 am
maybe it was the cb900? it is a shaft drive.
The CB900C uses the GL1100 final drive anyway, I believe, so I assume the ratio is the same. I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong, though.
Maz
by Maz
Wed May 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont turn over ( crank )
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Wont turn over ( crank )

Thank you for all the good advice. As it turned out, I did as suggested. I removed the spark plugs ( but being an idiot, I forgot the part about putting a rag over the plug holes ). I turned it on, hit the starter button and WOW, cylinder # 2 shot a huge stream out. thankfully I was outside. But, i...
by Maz
Tue May 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Was sent wrong starter solenoid, plug will fit
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Was sent wrong starter solenoid, plug will fit

Hello, First time posting. I bought a new Starter Solenoid but they sent one for a Suzuki. Every thing looks identical to what I expected but it does have a 20AMP fuse. Should I return or would this be expected to work? Maybe change out fuses for the expected 30AMP? Any solenoid will work as it's j...
by Maz
Mon May 11, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wont turn over ( crank )
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Wont turn over ( crank )

Hydrolocked? Take the spark plugs out and try again, but cover the plug holes with rags. If it IS hydrolocked, a good jet of fuel or water will spray out. Fuel is a sign of dodgy float valves, water from a bad head gasket.
Maz
by Maz
Sun May 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: spline grease
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: spline grease



Just found this in the UK. Not cheap though.
Maz
by Maz
Sun May 10, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: spline grease
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: spline grease

Hi all I know this topic has been up before but I will ask again. :D I got my rear wheel off and want to grease the spline on my gl 1100, the problem is that I cant find normaly recommended moly grease, but I got a bucket of this stuff https://www.commaoil.com/passenger-vehicles/products/view/212 w...
by Maz
Sat May 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn slow to activate
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Horn slow to activate

If both horns are affected, the tuning screw won't help.
Maz
by Maz
Sat May 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn slow to activate
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Horn slow to activate

Assuming power is reaching the horn as soon as you press the button (check across horn connections with a multimeter or test bulb) it probably just needs a little tweak of the tuning screw on the back of the horn.
Maz
by Maz
Sun May 03, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) 78 GL1000, advice wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: New (to me) 78 GL1000, advice wanted

And change the timing belts immediately!
Maz
by Maz
Sat May 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help me troubleshoot my starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Help me troubleshoot my starter issue

If all 4 plugs are out and it's turning over, then it is not hydrolocked. Did any liquid spray out of the plug holes? Measure the voltage at the starter positive connection again, with respect to ground on the engine itself, while cranking with the plugs still out. If it's lower than about 10.5 - 11...
by Maz
Sat May 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help me troubleshoot my starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Help me troubleshoot my starter issue

Engine may be hydrolocked from a flooding carb. Remove spark plugs and try starter again. WARNING: Put rags over plug holes as raw fuel (if this is the problem) will spray out!
Maz
by Maz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing exhaust on '82
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

All, been away far too long. Bike has mostly sat for over 2 years...but motivation is now high. Fired it up last night, let it run and smooth out so all is well there. I do need to replace the exhaust (original) as it has rotted and I dislike sitting in the fumes at traffic lights. 2 questions: 1. ...
by Maz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Steering Lock

Incidentally, Dan, it's worth checking the centre stand support cross-member each year for any signs of cracking at each end and remove and grease the stand pivot tube. It's a lack of lube on this that causes the frame to crack. The first signs are when both wheels are touching the ground when on th...
by Maz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Steering Lock

I did it on my CB500T, Dan. Pain in the backside. My 'Wing is now sporting a US frame, after rust rendered the original UK one useless, so I have the US setup on it, where it's incorporated into the ignition switch.

Maz
by Maz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 gl1000 crank no start
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: 77 gl1000 crank no start

Yeah so got the bike hasn’t run since the 90s so pulled the heads Because the motor was sized, the Walls on cylinder 4 were caked with some sort of residue and wouldn’t allow the piston to move. Pulled motor tore it down honed the cylinders just to get residue off, put new piston rings in and gaske...
by Maz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Primary Drive Chain Replacement & Tensioner Modification
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Primary Drive Chain Replacement & Tensioner Modification

Nice work, Dan.
Nice looking bike too....but I guess I'm biased.


I look forward to seeing you out on the road sometime.

Maz