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by Maz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil spray from exhaust pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Oil spray from exhaust pipe

DenverWinger is right get your carb's dialed in first and then see what you have. Jumping around from one issue to the next and not resolving the previous issue will only drive you nuts and not get any where. Given the possible flooding issue and the crud in the pics (from carb thread) you could be...
by Maz
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil leaking from timing belt cover
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: oil leaking from timing belt cover

thank you so much. The oil appears to be leaking from the bolts and not the gasket which I find to be quite peculiar. The bolts on the valve covers have their own rubber seals, which harden with age. Don't try to tighten those bolts to cure the leak....they are shouldered and will only tighten til ...
by Maz
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation

It seems unlikely to me that something would have happened to one of the belts in the two weeks or so it sat without carbs on it, but I suppose anything is possible! My next step when I have a day off is to pull the carbs again, double check my work with the jets even though I don't know if imprope...
by Maz
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation

Just listened to the video again and I'm thinking what OldguyGlen mentioned is a distinct possibility - check the cam timing and, if you haven't already, put two new belts on.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Funny noises after carburetor reinstallation

Sounds like something is touching a spinning object, like the Water pump impeller. Or might you have accidentally dropped a nut or washer into the open intake port while the carbs were off?

Maz
by Maz
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re-installing MC Circlip
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Re-installing MC Circlip

I usually hold the m/c in a soft jaw vice and depress the piston with a brass rod or wooden dowel, with one hand and use the other hand to operate the circlip/snap ring pliers.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany



I see this one!
Maz
by Maz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front indicators permanently illuminated
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Front indicators permanently illuminated

Incidentally Def-fid, I notice you are in the UK. If you are worried about the legality of permanently lit front marker lights, they are perfectly legal in the UK and it will pass an MOT.

Maz
by Maz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front indicators permanently illuminated
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Front indicators permanently illuminated

My 1982 Aspencade has both front indicators permanently illuminated, however they still flash more brightly in operation. I suspect a short circuit somewhere, any advice on where to look first? My guess is that they have been wired with dual filament bulbs to provide running lights at the front (li...
by Maz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Gl1000 overheating

The gauges are not accurate and different bikes (even the same model) may read differently. Yours sounds right. Obviously the needle will fluctuate as the fan cuts in and out and this shows that things are working as they should. Also, on a steady run, the fan may not cut in at all and the gauge may...
by Maz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Gl1000 overheating

210f is just below water boiling point (100c) at atmospheric pressure. Pressurised systems in cars and bikes raise the boiling point, so you are perfectly good at the temperature you've got.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Gl1000 overheating

Why do you think it's overheating? It all sounds perfectly normal to me.
Maz
by Maz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

I have to ask the obvious question...are you spinning it counter clockwise from the back of the guage?
Maz
by Maz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue, grinding?
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Starting issue, grinding?

Okay checked the starter planetary, everything looked fine, nothing obviously wrong, or worn. I cleaned it up and greased it up. I managed to get it to start and let it run for about 15 minutes, and still the same thing. I added about 5oz of Seafoam, and it's still doing the same thing. I'm thinkin...
by Maz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue, grinding?
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Starting issue, grinding?

Ghostt wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 am
I found a video on YouTube that sounds just like my starter.

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So what is my problem?
Sounds like the sprag clutch isn't engaging, as suggested above.
Maz
by Maz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It has saved me from a flat twice, as discovered on my weekly tyre check when I found 2 screws in the rear tyre. Just make sure the tyre fitter is aware that Slime is...
by Maz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops: i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years. You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them. I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It ha...
by Maz
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery dies
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Battery dies

Sounds like your battery has given up. Is the charging system working? If so, time for a new battery.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 36
Views: 1156

Re: Restoration started

This has to be a personal choice. What are you going to use the bike for when it's finished? If you plan on long trips, maybe with a passenger, then you'll undoubtedly see the benefit of the luggage space. If just using it for fun rides and day trips, you probably won't use the luggage capacity. Per...
by Maz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 36
Views: 1156

Re: Restoration started

rudolphwolven wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Hi Maz,
That's a very nice Goldwing.........congratulations!
Thanks, Rudolph......Not a patch on yours, but not too shabby!

Maz
by Maz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 36
Views: 1156

Re: Restoration started

In case anyone is reading this,I completed sealing my gas tank last week and it turned out very good. All surfaces had a nice coating on them. I especially like the fact that the epoxy is almost scent free, no suffocating lacquer type oder. After the inside of the tank was done, I sanded and primed...
by Maz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '81 GL1100 - Smoking left side, starts clear then gets worse
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: '81 GL1100 - Smoking left side, starts clear then gets worse

Could also just be some residual PB blaster/diesel etc in the exhaust system. As the exhaust warms up after a few minutes, it's burning off. Might be worth letting it run til it's fully warmed up and seeing if it clears.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle

Possibly a silly question, but is the air filter clean?
Maz
by Maz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.

+1 on the above, but do a compression check too. Could be a poorly seated valve.
Maz
by Maz
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New and engine help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: New and engine help needed

Amazon sell them. Gates T-274. About $20 each.
Maz