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by Maz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Can't work this out....
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Can't work this out....

Fork 'stiction' is another possibility. Had this on my cb 750. The forks seem to be doing their job ok when you push down on them when stationary and when riding over larger bumps, but the problem shows up when riding over less bumpy roads. There is an initial bit of sticking/friction that the small...
by Maz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cracked center stand crossmember
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

I had the same happen to my '75 GL1000. I found it easier to buy a good used frame and replace the whole thing. It's amazing how much you learn and how easy it is to clean everything during the process!

Maz


by Maz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube

You're welcome.
Glad you got it sorted. Enjoy the tasks ahead! :D

Maz
by Maz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Gl1000 carbs

I can't explain that.
I'm hoping 'Old Fogey' will read your thread, as he owns Wingovations and knows these carbs inside out and upside down. It may be worth sending him a PM directly with your problem.
Maz
by Maz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube

That would be a skill worth having 😂.
I just re-read your previous post and can't work out what the hell I was thinking when I thought you meant removing one carb only!
I must learn to concentrate on only one thing at a time!
Maz
by Maz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Gl1000 carbs

Miss happens at 2500 ish rpm and you can see it clear as a bell on the vac gauge, the needle drops off and comes back quickly. It's not ignition related as I've had the strobe light attached to that cylinder and it's sparking fine. I assume the piston in the carb is jumping up and down and when I b...
by Maz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Gl1000 carbs

It feeds all 4. I'm sure you know that its function is to richen the mixture on deceleration, which needs to be done on all 4 carbs. I'm wondering if you still have some crap in one of the tiny passages in #1carb. You've probably read on here how scrupulously clean these carbs have to be and you rea...
by Maz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Gl1000 carbs

When you say "bouncing all over the place " are you referring to the vacuum guage needle? If so, I would suggest you close the valve on that gauge a touch, until the bouncing stops. If you think the carb piston isn't lifting, it may be sticking in its chamber. When you cleaned the carbs, did you ens...
by Maz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube

Jolly. You're doing fine with the forum so far. I've never tried removing just one carb. I suppose, having the luxury(?) of a naked bike, it's easier for me to remove them as a unit of 4 and I can do it in around 15 minutes. If you have them on the bench together it's also easier to connect an auxil...
by Maz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: GL1200 carb choke leaking through the overflow tube

I have a 1984 GL1200 that is leaking gas from the choke through the overflow tube. If I have the choke on it does not leak. But when the choke is off it starts leaking. I have pulled the choke valve out and it looks good. put a new rubber on the end of the valve, but it did not help. If anyone can ...
by Maz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG

It looks like the PO really wanted a Kawasaki!!

I think you're going to enjoy the project. Looks like there's years of life left in her yet. Good find.

Maz
by Maz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG

Hello all you happy people. New member here, coming to you from the CB750C and CB1100F sites. I'm picking up a 1976 GL1000 this weekend -snow permitting- and wanted to say howdy. This will be my first Wing, second Honda. Been a Yamaha-er most of my life, all two-strokes but for an 83 Venture I resu...
by Maz
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: valve seal replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: valve seal replacement

since I've got the carbs removed waiting on slide needles and the bike isn't going anywhere anytime soon I figured I would tackle the valve seals. I put the marks at T1 with #1's valves both closed. removed the left rocker shaft assy. went ahead and removed the cam. I bought one of those little spr...
by Maz
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: merry christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: merry christmas

Very best wishes to you and yours for Christmas and the New Year too Oldishwinger.
Likewise to WingAdmin. This site is an absolute triumph (or Honda!) and is the best out there. Many thanks for your persistent hard work.
Merry Christmas to all!
Maz
by Maz
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

a) Is this type of crime prevalent outside the UK and, if so, what action would your Law Enforcement agencies take? b) If you, or a close family member were one of the unfortunate victims of either the initial theft of the scooter, the mugging aspect or the injury caused by being hit by a scooter a...
by Maz
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

This is a subject that is very close to my heart and I am involved with on a daily basis, for reasons that I will not divulge on an open forum. It should be noted that the vast majority of the scooters being used in these crimes are, as expected, stolen. In the majority of cases, the "mugging" is me...
by Maz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Squeaky brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 290

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: 290

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: 5
Views: 342

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: 395

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: 395

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: 395

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: 225

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: 225

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: 351

Re: Fuel Pump Cleaning or Replace?

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

Maz