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by Joneszy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket Speedometer Error (electrical issues)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Aftermarket Speedometer Error (electrical issues)

Thanks I appreciate your candor. Some of these aftermarket instrument pods are a crap shoot.
by Joneszy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket Speedometer Error (electrical issues)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Aftermarket Speedometer Error (electrical issues)

Hey Kevin glad to hear you got things going OK. I have a buddy who is looking for a similar unit. Can you tell me the brand and where you purchased the unit?
by Joneszy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: belt brand info
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: belt brand info

Most often I see Gates T274 recommended (Here and on other forums). Gates are priced right and good quality. Available from Amazon and many quality Auto Parts stores. They are on my 3 bikes.
by Joneszy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Driveshaft fluid change
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Driveshaft fluid change

BTW it is wise to try open the fill port before draining. Some folks have had problems getting the refill cap off. So before draining make sure to loosen that plug. If you drain the diff before you do this you could be unable to get the troublesome refill cap off and be unable to ride your bike unti...
by Joneszy
Thu May 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Turn signal mounts

When I did my 83 gl1100 the headlight mounting ears that I bought were mutilated the same as the ones on your bike. I carefully ground the welds off the back of the sawed off turn signal mounts with a dremel. This left a rectangular hole through which I inserted bar stock which fit the oem turnsigna...
by Joneszy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 Gl1000 Master Cylinder Upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: 1976 Gl1000 Master Cylinder Upgrade

Not sure if it would be referred to as an upgrade but I just replaced the front master cylinder on my 78 with one I purchased on Amazon. The original MC was sun baked & deteriorated and although it still worked it looked like crap.Do as search on Amazon and Ebay and you will come up with scads of MC...
by Joneszy
Sun May 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade

From my understanding the neutral light is activated by a ground wire that is connected through a connector/harness which runs up the front right hand frame member. So I am thinking that if that is all you have (neutral light) then you are missing a power source not a ground. Make sure that all of y...
by Joneszy
Sun May 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade

I am not an electrical guru but a few folks here are. We need more info from you like is the total dash pod not coming to life or are there some functions that work. What have you tried to trouble shoot the situation so far? Checked and cleaned grounds? Checked the fuses in the fuse panel? (not just...
by Joneszy
Fri May 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: 83 goldwing gl1100a aspencade

I do not believe so. The voltmeter is in the fairing and hooks to the bike via the umbilical cord. Do not see why it would be necessary to have the voltmeter working before the dash pod would power up.
by Joneszy
Fri May 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100A 1983 stator bolt cover size
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Gl1100A 1983 stator bolt cover size

Just a suggestion to make sure to use a 6 point box end rather than a 12 point. Sometimes makes a difference.
by Joneszy
Fri May 17, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: cb900+interstate+aspencade=naked
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: cb900+interstate+aspencade=naked

I did indeed install it on my 78 gl1000 but think it would work equally as well on an 1100. There is a very similar MC on my 1100. The PO had installed it so I do not know where it came from (It works well too). The handlebar size (7/8") is the same and I believe the banjo fittings match as well. Do...
by Joneszy
Thu May 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: cb900+interstate+aspencade=naked
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: cb900+interstate+aspencade=naked

I am thinking that you either have to rebuild the master cylinder or buy a new one. I just went through the bleeding on my 78Gl1000 but couldn't get a firm feel on the brake lever, the lever also would also come back to the handlebar. This after 2 afternoons of trying almost every remedy known to ma...
by Joneszy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size
Replies: 0
Views: 223

78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size

I am trying to find out if the turn signal mounting stalks from an earlier wing will fit my 78. The OEM parts #'s do not match but it appears they might work (going by the pics). The female threads on my bike are 14mm with a 1.5 pitch. Would really like to find out the male thread size on the mounti...
by Joneszy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: same timing belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: same timing belts?

DenverWinger wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:30 pm
For what it's worth, the OEM Honda-branded belts are made by Gates, too.
Good to know and they are 3X the Gates price!!
by Joneszy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: same timing belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: same timing belts?

They are the same. On my bike they are now Gates T274. You can also still get OEM belts for more $ but Gates make a good product and are used by many Gl owners.
by Joneszy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag light help!
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: saddlebag light help!

I was not thinking that the lenses were red.Here in the frozen north turn signals are required to be amber. That way a vehicle following at night can differentiate between turn indicators and brake lights. The lights in the bags came amber from the factory. Sounds like you are well on your way to st...
by Joneszy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebag light help!
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: saddlebag light help!

The rear turn signals do not function as running lights. That is against code. The fronts are turn signals and running lights. The rear on the bags or on mounting stalks (on standards) should only operate as turn signals.
by Joneszy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What is the official Honda parts site?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: What is the official Honda parts site?

I use Partzilla and have had good luck with them, but I always check a couple of other parts suppliers such as HondaPartsNation (have bought from them)etc. I buy from the supplier with the best price and lowest shipping charge for each order. They all seem to be very competitive price wise even thou...
by Joneszy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

I bent a 0.010" wire in a "J" shape to poke into the small discharge hole in each nozzle. Finally got them all opened, and then flushed more cleaner fluid thru them. It takes patience, but it can be done. I found that grocery twist ties (like bread wrappers, etc.) are made from fine wire. They come...
by Joneszy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade shock replacements?
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade shock replacements?

Might help a bit to know why you are taking the air shocks off? Maybe you are stripping the bike or they are worn out or you want a custom setup or? I stripped my 83 Aspencade and dumped the compressor, air switches etc but kept the air shocks and air assist in the front fork assembly. All that was ...
by Joneszy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Convert to a Naked 1100
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Convert to a Naked 1100

Get used to going to a site like Honda Parts Nation or Partzilla and get used to using the fiche for parts numbers. I see the ears off a 79 Gl1000 (left side) are #51606-431-780 while the 83 Gl1100 are #51606-MB9-000. The right side are diff as well. Lots of folks have used generic tube clamp/bracke...
by Joneszy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Convert to a Naked 1100
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Convert to a Naked 1100

The bucket may work but I think the ears would be different. The earlier 1000's up to 78 had round turnsignals but the 79 were sort of rectangular with different mounting tabs. The tabs on the ears are necessary to mount the turnsignals on the gl1100. That is if you are going for a stock naked bike....
by Joneszy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A - driver foot pegs
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: 1983 GL1100A - driver foot pegs

I hated the boards on my 83 Aspy as well. When I removed them the shifter stayed in place as the heal/ toe piece was merely clamped over the shifter lever. I don't think you will find the lever location a problem unless someone has at one time replaced or modified the stock one and this assumes that...
by Joneszy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 1926

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

If the bike has only 20,000 miles and has been in a barn for 10 years I am going to go out on a limb and say they are the original belts. So almost 40 years old!! I wouldn't start the bike even if the belts look brand new (which is often the case). As others have said repeatedly change the belts as ...
by Joneszy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: timing belts in the box
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: timing belts in the box

Just a thought but I have an "OLD" friend who used to change out timing belts then keep the old ones as spares. I used to ask him if he would ever use the old belts again and he said "NO". For the price of timing belts I am thinking buy new ones and don't take a chance. Just my 2 pennies worth.