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by arseatea
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL 1100I, Painting Honda nameplates
Replies: 2
Views: 260

1983 GL 1100I, Painting Honda nameplates

Is there a secret way to paint the plastic Honda nameplates? My son painted them all black, with the idea of wiping off the black paint and exposing the chrome-like finish on each letter. That did not work very well. Is there a better way? Also, while I have you, is there a set of schematics on this...
by arseatea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

Not sure what a saddle skin is but I did take off the old cover and it is an aftermarket replacement that someone had put on earlier. I don't want to put the old one back on as it was damaged. So, I just thought I'd try the cheap one to see how it looks. Does a saddleskin replace a cover or is it us...
by arseatea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 308

'83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

Just curious about those cheap $65 seat covers on E-bay. Has anyone installed them? and if so, are you satisfied with them? I do not want to hire any professionals to get this bike on the road and I am willing to accept 'pretty good' if I can do it myself. Plus I don't want to put a lot of money int...
by arseatea
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild leaking around float bowl gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Carb rebuild leaking around float bowl gasket

So, I bought 4 cheapie carb rebuild kits mostly to get new gaskets and needle valves. I checked oem parts first, and they were so expensive that I figured what can go wrong with a simple cheaper gasket. They seemed to fit fine. Then I installed the needle valve that was included with the kit, and ad...
by arseatea
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Float installation
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Float installation

Great pics. Thanks...Ron
by arseatea
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Float installation
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Float installation

I do not have that type of gasket and suppose that is from an different model.
by arseatea
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Float installation
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Float installation

That's is a good pic and shows everything I need. Thanks
by arseatea
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Float installation
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Float installation

Going with the hypothesis that there are no dumb questions or comments. When taking my 83 GL1100I carb floats out, it appears they're upside down. All small engine carbs that I have worked on, in the running position, the float pillows fit down into the float bowl with the tang on top. These are jus...
by arseatea
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures

Thanks a lot. That solves a problem.
by arseatea
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures

Thanks for the easy to understand posts. This is an 1983 GL1100I, carb #2. I did pull the main needle jet out, just like you both said. Used a small dowel. Cleaned it, and noticed there were no holes which I thought I'd see and need to clean. So, I cleaned and reinstalled it. The slow or idle jet is...
by arseatea
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures

Those pics help a lot. Thanks. My threaded jet does screw into a pressed jet. There must be a better way to remove the pressed in parts. I tried the EZ out idea, but that did not work and I probably have destroyed the pressed in slow jet. I will replace them both as soon as I get them out. How did y...
by arseatea
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow Jet and Main jet pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Slow Jet and Main jet pictures

Does anyone have pictures of the main and slow jets in this 1983 GL1100I carb. I am referring to the two that are pressed in and have to be pulled with a ez out. Maybe if I see it, it will be easier to take out. I've looked at parts schematics and the pictures are not very good. Thanks..Ron
by arseatea
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle jet plugged
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Idle jet plugged

OOPs.. sorry. I brought in the wrong one. It does not look like that. The one that is plugged is smaller and only has 2 little holes X4. I think it is the low idle valve. Ron..
by arseatea
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle jet plugged
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Idle jet plugged

Thanks for the reply. It looks exactly like that. I soaked it overnight in carb cleaner and used a guitar e-string to clean the little ports on the side, but the main channel is still plugged tight. I took a magnifying light and looked and it appears to be a shiny metal plug. Also, I need a way to r...
by arseatea
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle jet plugged
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Idle jet plugged

Carb dirty with insides caked with something white that looks like calcium. Scrapped, wirebrushed and scotch padded until it is relatively clean, but not perfectly clean. Problem is the idle jet, the smaller of the two. It is plugged with something hard. I've tried wires and even a small drill bit t...
by arseatea
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I, #2 exhaust cold to touch
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 1983 GL1100I, #2 exhaust cold to touch

Just as an afterthought, I did not hold the gas wide open when taking the pressure reading. I will do that next time I visit my bike which is at my son's garage..
by arseatea
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100I, #2 exhaust cold to touch
Replies: 2
Views: 258

1983 GL1100I, #2 exhaust cold to touch

This does not make a lot of sense to me. The engine seems to miss and occasionally backfires through the carbs. If I remove the plug wire to #2, the engine dies. The other 3 cylinders have a hot exhaust. #2 does not. Seems to me, that if for some reason #2 was not firing, it would not matter if the ...
by arseatea
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: re-wiring my 1983 1100I
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: re-wiring my 1983 1100I

Good info. The information on this site never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for the response
by arseatea
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: re-wiring my 1983 1100I
Replies: 4
Views: 386

re-wiring my 1983 1100I

The rear wiring on this barn find is an electricians nightmare and I will be removing it all up to the major connectors under the seat. I have a full spool of unused 18 guage speaker wire. It certainly looks hefty enough to carry tail lights and turn signals. I am not sure what the specs are for lig...
by arseatea
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: silicate free antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 847

Re: silicate free antifreeze

Never really thought about going to a Honda Auto dealership, but we have no Honda Bike dealerships in the area. But, you are right about that. Take away all doubts..
by arseatea
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: silicate free antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 847

silicate free antifreeze

Was at the neighborhood hardware looking for stainless steel nuts and found Master Mechanic 50/50 extended life anti freeze. It does not say it is silicate free but does say that it 'meets the silicate-free requirements of Japanese OEMs'. I hate to presume anything with this 32 year old, but I suppo...
by arseatea
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to flush your cooling system
Replies: 42
Views: 36944

Re: How to flush your cooling system

This may come up twice. But, I was just getting ready to flush and fill my 83 1100I when I saw your thread. I was going to use Prestone 50/50 prediluted. It does not say it is silicone free and does say that it is for all cars and light trucks. I would guess this is not the right stuff for the Honda..
by arseatea
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake piston size
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Brake piston size

Thanks for that information. I knew that the foot brake worked both the rear and the right side front, but never realized that the pistons would be smaller and after spending hours cleaning them, I still did not recognize the difference. The parts I got from Cyclemax are genuine Honda parts and I ha...
by arseatea
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake piston size
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Brake piston size

I've been cleaning all three brake calipers and never noticed that two pistons are smaller. I marked them as they came off the bike so they would go back on in the same order. But, I just discovered that the right front caliper has smaller (25.2mm) pistons than the other two (31.8mm). Sure wish I ha...
by arseatea
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983, 1100I timing belt replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: 1983, 1100I timing belt replacement

Wish I had thought about that before. I could have just marked the old belt and tooth on both sprockets with some white paint, and then just laid the old belt next to the new belt and marked the new belt on the same teeth and just made sure that the marks lined up when I installed it. Saves doing a ...