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by smittyboy734
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?

def calafia i have them on mine now black body with white lids and white side inserts and calafia markings
by smittyboy734
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1000 body and an 1100 engine and carb questions
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: 1000 body and an 1100 engine and carb questions

all i know is when i had my 78 carbs rebuilt by pistol pete 6 yrs ago now, he sent a pic and verified them tuned on a 1100 so they should be fine on your 1100
by smittyboy734
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: backfiring after carb rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 2751

Re: backfiring after carb rebuild

i would check points it sounds like a spark issue
by smittyboy734
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 fork rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: GL1000 fork rebuild

also a great time to get the lower tubes cleaned up when i did my seals last season i took the coating off and polished them up and seal them to retain that nice polished look
by smittyboy734
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoration started
Replies: 36
Views: 2693

Re: Restoration started

when i restored my 78 i used vinegar in the tank let it sit for a couple weeks while i was dealing with all the other stuff, it turned out clean as a whistle,and have done it to other tanks since if you have the time it works well
by smittyboy734
Wed May 09, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: terrible gas milage
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: terrible gas milage

hi there and welcome,you said you run the carbs dry when finished riding,yes it does take a long time to empty the carbs four carbs full of gas will run awhile just idling,did you pull your spark plugs after riding to see how the were firing,and did you have the carbs synced after you replaced them
by smittyboy734
Sun May 06, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 fork springs
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 78 fork springs

no the oil is not gone leaking on one side, and i do remember when my 750 k lost all fluid not pleasant to say the least
by smittyboy734
Sun May 06, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 fork springs
Replies: 7
Views: 777

78 fork springs

Hi Everyone, my fork seals are leaking bad ,i plan on replacing them as soon as they arrive in the mail, my question for you gl lovers is after i remove the springs and measure them for fatigue,and if they are in parameters, should i keep the stock ones or is there a better performing spring i can r...
by smittyboy734
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is the Ballast Resistor?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Where is the Ballast Resistor?

i had the same issue on my 78 i had replaced the throttle cable and upon weaving it thru the center down to the carb area i knocked off one of the leads on the ballast resistor hooked it back up ran fine,so if you had replaced any of your cables,or had your hands in that area you may have disconnect...
by smittyboy734
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: how much to pay for 78 wing?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: how much to pay for 78 wing?

you said it runs, i too would try to get it rideable,make one a standard and the other with bags etc,im working on a 78(paid 300) putting it back to a standard,the black standard will be next to my white full dress 78
by smittyboy734
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000

My 78 with 23000 miles was purchased 2 seasons ago, i too had pistol pete do his magic(best 450.00 i ever spent),i average 40 mpg all the time,as long as i dont run her hard,opening up the 4 pack all the way will def drink up the gas
by smittyboy734
Wed May 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 gl1000 wont turn over
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: 76 gl1000 wont turn over

with my 78 if it is not in neutral all the way it will not turn over, even the littlest bit on the shifter will do this even when the tire rolls freely
by smittyboy734
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice on purchase?
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Advice on purchase?

i purchased my 78 with 20,000 two years ago, paid 800.00. sent the carbs off to pistol pete best money i ever spent,worked on the rest of the systems while they were getting rebuilt, put some new rubber on her and with A LOT of tlc have a great looking, running, riding bike.
by smittyboy734
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Nice 76 for Sale Sac Calif
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Nice 76 for Sale Sac Calif

yes like snobrdr said it better be showroom,and be the ltd with the gold wheels etc ,tho the miles are nice and low.
by smittyboy734
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 GL1000 gas mileage
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: 1978 GL1000 gas mileage

i get 38 to 40 on my 78
by smittyboy734
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: 1977 GL1000

you stated it turns over so that is a good sign, keep those cylinders lubed add an ounce of marvels to each one let them soak cranking the cylinders dry will do more harm then good, try a compression test and see where there at,
by smittyboy734
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Just purchased a 1975 GL1000 w/low mileage (~13k) - now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Just purchased a 1975 GL1000 w/low mileage (~13k) - now what?

what a great find ,i purchased my 78 in 2015 it had 21,000 miles. as with any bike as you know it needs alot of tlc,take the carbs off i recommend having them sent out and rebuilt .this will give you the time to rebuild the other systems, brakes, belts,cooling,rear drive and engine oils, and with th...
by smittyboy734
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: bleeding front brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: bleeding front brakes

not sure if any harm has been done to the piston seals, probably not,i recall having the same issue on my 750 k i went out to a cheap tool store (harbor freight) purchased a vacuum bleeder . have used it on all my brake rebuilds since. also recommend new stainless brake lines, good luck
by smittyboy734
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 Goldwing Garage find
Replies: 27
Views: 2565

Re: 1979 Goldwing Garage find

after reading all the comments on spinning motor etc. i think its time for you to get a repair manual, this will and would have answered all your questions,
by smittyboy734
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1979 Goldwing Garage find
Replies: 27
Views: 2565

Re: 1979 Goldwing Garage find

you can take a rubber mallet and hit the calipers repeatedly and this should release calipers enough to make it roll around better if you decide not to remove the calipers at this time while you work on all the other mechanics. good luck
by smittyboy734
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: 1977 GL1000 restore or part out?

for sure keep it.a low mile bike like that ,sounds like it should run easily,once gone thru
by smittyboy734
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire brand opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Tire brand opinions

yes i bought the Durotour this year for me after reading the suggestions from Randakk , its a great tire with good looking tread design,and the handling is really nice
by smittyboy734
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: hydralock
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: hydralock

yes i have rebuilt my 750 carbs and my 500 carbs and was ok with the results but the rebuild from pistol pete was one of the best investments i did when i rebuilt my 78 gl last year considering the randakk kit in itself is 120.00 to purchase, so for me remove the set send them out and when they come...
by smittyboy734
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: hydralock
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: hydralock

i would send the carbs out to get rebuilt and only use Pistol Pete, he uses Randakk parts and when you get them back they are bolt on ready i did this last riding season and was the best 400 i ever spent
by smittyboy734
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 goldwing exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 389

78 goldwing exhaust

just wondering if a 80 gl1100 exhaust will fit on my 78 gl1000 i have a chance at a near perfect exhaust from the 80