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by JMF1982
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 Running Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: 1977 GL1000 Running Hot

Lets pull the water pump cover and do a inspection on the pump. You can grab a hold of the pump and try to wiggle the shaft up and down looking for free play. If you have free play it is water pump time. Also take your radiator to the shop and have it cleaned. Inspect hoses. sometimes the hoses wil...
by JMF1982
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 Running Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 307

1977 GL1000 Running Hot

Good evening! I have looked on the forum for answers to this but everyone is saying a few different things. Here is my situation: motor runs well, but once I ride for longer than 10 minutes, the temp gauge keeps climbing all the way to the upper end of normal (sometimes higher). If I ride slowly aro...
by JMF1982
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

Let it be known that yesterday, July 13, 2015, at 9:24pm CST...The motor broke free. Now the fun will really begin!
by JMF1982
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

Quick update- I am still trying to rock the motor free. I have tried various solvents and would like to think there is microscopic progress, but don't have any visible signs of the engine freeing up. One of the cylinders has a valve that is open, which doesn't allow me to fill it with solvent- it ju...
by JMF1982
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

I have attempted to kick it over with the auxiliary kick starter, but it hasn't budged yet. I rocked it last night off an on for about an hour and then filled up the cylinders with solvent before putting it up for the night.
by JMF1982
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

Thanks, Ruud! I had my first glimmer of hope on Saturday after soaking and rocking it for a week. It clicked free and rolled about 4-6 feet before sticking again in some more corrosion in the cylinders. I rocked it again yesterday to no avail. I am not naturally a patient person, but am trying my be...
by JMF1982
Tue May 26, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

I have been in 5th gear when rocking. Just started the PB Blaster yesterday. Before that, a concoction of MMO, ATF, and a solvent I got from a machinist friend. I need to get some acetone to throw in the mix as well! Thanks for the tips!
by JMF1982
Tue May 26, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

I have worked on the bike a couple days and got the windjammer and luggage rack removed, as I like the naked look better. I have tried to rock the bike free without luck just yet. Got the timing covers off and tried to turn the crank to no avail. I am being patient and have applied PB blaster in the...
by JMF1982
Sat May 23, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

Great advice and information, spiralout and virgilmobile! I am hoping to get a little time to try to free it up this long weekend. I will keep y'all posted on my progress. Virgil, I appreciate your reminder to take my time. My mind gets so excited, I have to remind myself that the end product will b...
by JMF1982
Thu May 21, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

First Goldwing! 1977 GL1000

Greetings, All! I am a brand new poster and am excited to report that I just bought my FIRST Goldwing. It is a true barn find; a one-owner, original title, 1977 GL1000 with 19,000 original miles! It is complete with all plastics and I am excited about getting her back on the road. I just purchased i...