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by Maz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue, grinding?
Replies: 12
Views: 283

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: 283

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: 254

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: 254

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: 259

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: 35
Views: 1020

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: 35
Views: 1020

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: 35
Views: 1020

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: 235

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: 170

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: 205

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: 214

Re: New and engine help needed

Amazon sell them. Gates T-274. About $20 each.
Maz
by Maz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New and engine help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: New and engine help needed

I would guess you have a blockage in a carb. Loosen the drain screw on the carb for the non-running cylinder. If no fuel comes out, you have a problem with the float or needle valve. If the bike hasn't been run for a while, the carbs would probably benefit from a complete strip/clean. Also, if you d...
by Maz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985

Thanks for the explanation, Wingadmin. Kind of like our V5 (registration document), which gets sent back to our DVLA by the seller, then a new one issued to the buyer.
Apologies, Apex, for the brief hijack of your thread.
Maz
by Maz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985

SnoBrdr wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 am
Not to throw cold water but you did say NO TITLE?
Being from the UK, could someone please
explain what the 'Title' is and how not having one is a problem ?
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Latest Jaguar

There's a club down here in South East England called the SLUTS (South London Union of Trikers). Some of their Trikes look similar to the above, but even more unsafe and 'ratty'! Most of them are adorned with skulls and the like. I give them a VERY wide berth!

Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Exhaust Silencers

I hear what you're saying. You know what the weather in England is like! I remove mine every year, rub them down and repaint them with wood stove paint. Still on the originals but some day I'll have to take the expensive route.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust Silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Exhaust Silencers

As I posted previously, the early black horseshoe ones are being re-manufactured by another company to very high standards, but a bit 'spendy'. Having said that, if my original '75 ones ever need replacing, I'll find the money.
Maz
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Are we done here....?

As standard, one coil fires plugs 1and 2 (front right is 1, front left is 2) and the other coil fires 3 and 4 (rear right is 3, rear left is 4). If number 2 is the cylinder you are having issues with, swap the wires over from 1 and 2. If the problem moves to number 1 cylinder, you have a problem in ...
by Maz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Are we done here....?

Psycheonabike wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 am
Move wires? You mean change the firing sequence??
Swap the wires and plugs on cylinders #1 and #2 (the front two). They both fire from the same coil so it won't affect the firing order, but if the fault moves to #1, you likely have a faulty coil or plug.
Maz
by Maz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

thanks maz. yep, i get a 12v reading into the modules, but nothing coming from them. i am starting to think that i have 3 lemons..out of 3 purchased. the first one i put on a 75 and got it replaced. i dug the replaced one out of storage (it wasnt used for 18 months) and it didnt work so i purchased...
by Maz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

edit: i just realised that my description can be misleading. i am getting 12v from the feed wire. when static timing i get no test light. when i crank the engine, the test light flashes as if the dynatek unit is working properly. when i turn the engine by hand, the test light does not come on at al...
by Maz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: dynatek no test light in static timing but light when cranking

the title says it all...any ideas? i have a 78 gl1000. i am getting 12v obviously, but only when i crank the bike over. so i cannot do a static timing of the bike. any help would offset a nervous breakdown...:-) Sounds like the 12v feed to the Dynatek is connected to the wrong place. You need to fi...
by Maz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '75 GL1000 My engine will only run with the starter button pushed in
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: '75 GL1000 My engine will only run with the starter button pushed in

Hi, A few months back, I was riding my GL1000 and my timing belt broke. Now after installing new valves and hopefully getting the valve timing correct. The bike will start and stay running only when the starter button is held in and laying on the throttle. Immediately after you release either one t...
by Maz
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air suspension leak
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Air suspension leak

Great advice for us to start looking at leak thankyou. You got me worried now about what bike it is as your the second person yo say this. The log book says 1200 and bike is an interstate definitely a D reg 1992 what fo I do yo check :o If it's a D reg, that's 1986/7. I don't think our American cou...