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by nickmotor
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive

LOL - new at this kind of stuff (mechanical repair). Hindsight says there was likely a better (simpler) way to have done this. Thinking a smarter way would have been to split the nut...
by nickmotor
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive

Continued... Had a moment to place rear shock lower shock stud back in the final drive. Cleaned the threads inside and out side with some brake cleaner, blew it out with compressed air, and then let it sit/dry for while. Later mixed up some JB Weld covered the threads on the stud and dumped some in ...
by nickmotor
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive

Locktite red didn't hold it in. Rather surprised by this, I thought locktite red should have done the trick. It still back out when attempting to remove the acorn nut on the shock. Probably could have done more surface prep work. Good think is that it didn't destroy the threads on removal, came out ...
by nickmotor
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive
Replies: 4
Views: 535

1983 GL1100I. Rear shock mounting stud backed out of final drive

Any see this before? The rear shock mounting stud back out of the final drive and remained attached to the shock. No place to get some leverage to get the nut off. Going to get some red locktite and put it back in and hope for the best in 24 hours.
by nickmotor
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire valve stem size
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tire valve stem size

I replaced my leaking original equipment stem and used the 90 degree nickel plated brass valve stems. Wanted to do a step-by-step for you all but time constraints prevented me from doing so. I ran out of time and had the nearby Honda shop do it. The Honda shop had no complaints or warning about this...
by nickmotor
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tach not working correctly slow in moving
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Tach not working correctly slow in moving

I used KANO KROIL penetrating oil to lube up the tach cable. I decided to use KROIL after I used it to free up really sticky throttle cable on the same GL1100 - it freed it up nicely. Followed up with some 3in1 oil after the KROIL only because the 3in1 container has a nice extensible applicator and ...
by nickmotor
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tach not working correctly slow in moving
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Tach not working correctly slow in moving

I didn't have the same problem as you had. I had a tach that simply would wiggle around a bit instead of showing the engine RPM. When I pulled the tach I could not see any way to easily take it apart for repair. I picked up a used replacement tach off ebay. The tachs are mechanical so there are some...
by nickmotor
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire valve stem size
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tire valve stem size

Thank you all for the helpful responses. Next up: follow the excellent DIY article on rear wheel removal check brakes, bearings, shocks, differential, moly/grease the bits that need it... all the rear end stuff I can think of. I post my results.

Best regards
- Nick
by nickmotor
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire valve stem size
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tire valve stem size

Looks like a great idea. So does the rubber side go on the inside or outside of the rim? if it goes on the outside I've seen some that have rubber fittings on both sides and am wondering why the one at the link in the above post doesn't have two? If it went on the outside then it looks like when it ...