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by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Blown head gasket

Those are actually machined into the pistons for a little extra valve clearance. The valve open while piston is very close to TDC thus an 'Interference' engine.
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo and tach replacement bulbs
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Speedo and tach replacement bulbs

My '80 takes the little round Bayonet base bulbs, #57. There aren't any #194 wedges in it anywhere.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Radiator Cap or something else....

Just replace it. A standard automotive cap fits perfect.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

A little late 'cause you've already ordered them, but another source for mufflers is your friendly neighborhood Hardly dealer. Often they have lots of brand-new "take-off" mufflers because purchasers of new Hardlys think they are too quiet! I understand the OEM Hardly mufflers sound pretty nice on a...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Blown head gasket

I've never bothered to scrape carbon... Not worth the effort. ...And the engine will just make more anyway :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Looks like she's well underway to being a better bike than before the wreck! The Fairing has cracks on both sides, the impact was on the right side and the side shelter cover was broken in a few places, the lower fairing cowl on the right had cracks and the right saddlebag lid is cracked and slightl...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Blown head gasket

Unless you have other leaks you can usually get away with just head gaskets. I found suitable o-rings for coolant tubes at ACE hardware (mine were bad - take tube with you for fitment). If the little o-rings on the oil restrictor between the head and block need replacement I'd get OEM for those, hav...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Blown head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Blown head gasket

The general consensus on the site is Don't Scrimp on head gaskets, get OEM.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Alternator not charging

Always a good idea to replace them if the alternator comes out, they get hard and brittle with the heat.

Cyclemax has them, $17.50. Local stealership likely has them too.

https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl ... 8744/29165
by DenverWinger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

Can't say for sure due to the angle of the pictures, but it looks to me like the pistons have survived. You'll need a set of valves for that head, they're certainly bent, or maybe just find another head, whichever is easier. Think valves are not quite yet made of "Unobtainium", maybe someone here kn...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

Motorcycle Parking at work is really nice, it's right next to the rear entrance that I normally use anyway 'cause it's the closest to my office. Usually a couple Crotch-Rockets, 2 or 3 Hardleys, sometimes a funky three-wheeled thing with the two front wheels only a couple feet apart. There's a guy w...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel

I think the '92 drives the fuel pump direct from the ECM. That being the case, I'd check the two pulse generators, if one of them is bad you'll have neither fuel nor spark.... This could also be caused by excessively low voltage at the ECM during cranking. Have you tried starting the bike with a boo...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Interesting machine.... What IS it? :?: :?:

2WD? How's that work? Differential? Sprague clutches in the axles?

When I bought my 1500 the PO was working on the clutch for a 2WD Dirt Bike! Hydraulic motor on the front wheel driven by a pump in the rear drive train.
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 348
Views: 40855

Re: Trailer picture thread

I gave $400 for mine nine years ago, but it is a 36 yr old Camper. Still in good shape, though. New ones are more like $2000-$4000 range. Keep your eyes open and shop around, there's deals to be had on used ones from time to time. Although you'll notice it behind you pulling it thru the city, down t...
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GLl1500 radio
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: GLl1500 radio

Get yourself one of these FM Modulators. They're $25, and work very well! When you switch the modulator on, it interrupts your FM antenna and inserts an FM Stereo signal at 87.9 or 88.3 MHz, you simply tune your FM radio to the frequency of the modulator and you receive your XM unit or whatever othe...
by DenverWinger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

At some point or another during the repair (if there is to be one) the timing belt covers and the head will have to come off. I'd start there. Timing covers would allow you to confirm a belt let go, and removing the head would show the damage done. Can range from holed pistons to just a couple bent ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: oil in the starter

That sounds to me like the oil was seriously overfilled, You shouldn't get oil out of the starter hole, even on the side stand. Check that oil to see if it smells like gasoline..... Aftermarket starters have been known to break planetary gears for no apparent reason, but I wouldn't expect that out o...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 78
Views: 3353

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

She sounds pretty good for first wake-up after an 18 year nap! The carbs are most definitely out of balance though, you can hear one cylinder hitting much harder than the rest of them.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ratteling hydrolic lifters on startup
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Ratteling hydrolic lifters on startup

Can't upload a video here, you have to upload it to YouTube and then post a link here.
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charging system
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Charging system

Alternator is OK, but the internal voltage regulator unit has gone south. Alternator was hot because it's running "Wide Open" :!: Take the alternator to your local starter/alternator rebuilder - I bet they can find a replacement regulator for it for less than the part from Mother Honda, the OEM rec/...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: 84 1200i No electrical power--zero

Check for corroded battery terminal connections...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 195
Views: 11696

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Welcome Krustillian, from Denver Colorado Sorry to hear of your loss. It is good that you were able to accomplish so many travels while Darra was still with you. And we don't mind long posts, it was a very good read! I think we all get a little long winded from time to time. Not to worry, the site a...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 'Crystals' in antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: 'Crystals' in antifreeze

Doesn't say so on the jug, but one of the members inquired the manufacturer and it turns out that good ol' Green Prestone is silicate-free.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Electrical Wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Trailer Electrical Wiring

When I first set up my 1100 for towing the new-to-me camper back in 2010 I set the Camper trailer wiring up with a "flat-four" plug which matched the wiring on my car and jeep. Then set about wiring the motorcycle to be same. This meant I had to use a turn signal / brake light combiner-converter on ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Let’s play a game - What is this?!
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Let’s play a game - What is this?!

TheRepoGuy wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:39 am
I got that much - but what purpose does the damn thing serve if it’s not connected to anything is my dilemma
Not much of dilemma, simply remove it (unless you come up with an idea for something that needs a 30 amp relay). :D