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by Joneszy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Manually add air to suspension 1982 Aspencade
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Manually add air to suspension 1982 Aspencade

When I stripped my 83 aspencade I removed the compressor along with a whole lot of other stuff. While the valves may be standard schraeder tire valves the trouble I had was finding a fitting to adapt to the top of the front fork and to the rear suspension. I needed two adapters and found one as part...
by Joneszy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tying down to transport?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Tying down to transport?

+1 but just a heads up it is recommended to not use the side stand as a prop or the center stand as you might end up damaging the frame. I tie the bike by the triple tree as stated using "good & strong" ratchet straps and nylon loops with no metal parts to damage the bike and a wheel chock to jeep t...
by Joneszy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash

Joneszy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:30 am
Should be one under the seat on top of the rear fender. a bullet connector on my 78.
Sorry my addled old brain thought I was still on the gl1000 forum. But recall that the turnsignal ground on my 83 aspencade was also under the seat.
by Joneszy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash

Should be one under the seat on top of the rear fender. a bullet connector on my 78.
by Joneszy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Turn signal come on but doesn't flash

I also am having problems with my blinkers staying on. Here's what I have: With ignition on, both fillaments of front blinkers are lit, and filament on both rear blinkers are lit. When I turn on one of the blinkers, L or R, the only change is that side on the front blinker, the larger filament goes...
by Joneszy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power to turn signals
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: No power to turn signals

Welcome, glad I could help out.
by Joneszy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No power to turn signals
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: No power to turn signals

You should not have to have the rear turn signals working to work the front ones. It would be a big help if you showed what you installed as front turn signals and how they are hooked up. Some replicas do not have a proper ground and are designed to ground through the bike frame. Also on the front y...
by Joneszy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: small bags
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: small bags

This is the tail bag that I use on my 83 Gl1100. Will also be using it on my 78 Gl1000 when it is ready. The bag holds my extra gloves, goggles, rain suit etc. I don't think it would hold "boots" unless you are referring to rubber boot covers for driving in the rain and secures very nicely to the re...
by Joneszy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: 78 gl1000 turnsignal mount thread size

In my case it was the rear ones that did not fit. Saber Cycle said they would fit and they had "never had any complaints". What a crock that was. I have now bought from them twice,the first and the last time. My buddy has a lathe and made some 12mm adapters to screw into the 14 mm threads on the 78 ...
by Joneszy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is my starter going?
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Is my starter going?

Hey Johnny just in from the shop where I compared my JIS screwdrivers and the screwdrivers that came with my 83 Aspencade. I have no idea why but the 2 in the oem set are identical to the relatively new phillips (good quality) screwdrivers that I own. The JIS screwdrivers that I really like seem to ...
by Joneszy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is my starter going?
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Is my starter going?

Once having used a JIS screwdriver I will never again use a phillips screwdriver on my bikes again. There is not and I repeat not a phillips head to deform they are JIS and can be recognized by the small dot punched on the top of the screw head. Buy yourself a JIS screwdriver or one with different s...
by Joneszy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Aspencade help - VIN vs year
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: 1983 Aspencade help - VIN vs year

Just opinion but would be very surprised if Mr. Honda put out his pride and joy 1983 Aspencade with all the intended goodies like intercom, air suspension with on board settings , anti-dive etc. etc. and then put on the wrong gauges, wheels and so on. I think you have a bastardized bike and that ma...
by Joneszy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

Hey Johnny glad you found one in good shape. Like you say being from Az. likely has seen little rain and no road salt residue. Good find.
by Joneszy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve job on my 1976?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Valve job on my 1976?

I wouldn't suspect a valve job is in your future but I am not a motor guru. -Is the smoke bluish, black or white? Blue oil burn, white coolant or black flooding a bit? -Could be a valve guide or seal allowing oil to bypass when shut down. -Was it parked on the side stand or center stand over lunch. ...
by Joneszy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor rebuild help
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Carburetor rebuild help

One other tip is to cover the carb with a cloth of some kind before blowing air into the passage. These little boogers seem really stuck then all of a sudden pop out under air pressure when least expected. They then try to find a place to hide in your shop. Once they hide they can be hard to find, I...
by Joneszy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carburetor - Black plastic part - Banana clip
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: GL1100 Carburetor - Black plastic part - Banana clip

I don't have the answer but when I am trying to crossover parts I usually go to the parts fiches on a site like Partzilla and locate the part. Quite often they will list the other bikes that use the same part #, or you can go to the fiche for the 82 Gl1100 and get the part#. I see there are three fi...
by Joneszy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Aspencade help - VIN vs year
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: 1983 Aspencade help - VIN vs year

Just opinion but would be very surprised if Mr. Honda put out his pride and joy 1983 Aspencade with all the intended goodies like intercom, air suspension with on board settings , anti-dive etc. etc. and then put on the wrong gauges, wheels and so on. I think you have a bastardized bike and that man...
by Joneszy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signal housing removal and bench rebuild....has anybody done it?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Turn signal housing removal and bench rebuild....has anybody done it?

On my bike when you activate the turn signal the running light turns off so I am thinking it may be that you have a turn filament out on the right hand turn signal or a wire that has been disconnected to that circuit. You see no light on the right hand side but that would happen if you are signallin...
by Joneszy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

Realize that oem is best but if you can't find front turn signals in good shape there is a manufacturer "Bikemaster" that makes an excellent replica. I put a set on my 83 which should match your 79 as well. I bought mine in Canada at Fortnine. The link to that company and the turn signals is here: h...
by Joneszy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: $200 GL1000 barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: $200 GL1000 barn find

Very nice find and a real plus that you have the headlight housing, orig turn signals etc. Do you have the mounting ears for the headlight and turn signals as well? As you have the original parts I am assuming they are in great shape. The seat can be found, cruise Ebay and if you don't already you m...
by Joneszy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

As are 80, 81, 82 and 83 same exhaust. Refer to fiche on whatever site you choose to deal with. Partzilla, HondaPartsNation etc. These systems are no longer available but the parts numbers are readily available.
by Joneszy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

>so either fix it properly or don't< I've been fortunate in that in my 46 years of riding and owning motorbikes I've never had to undertake something like this, that's why I'm reaching out to those that might have come across this. When you say fix it properly, do you mean replace it? If you don't ...
by Joneszy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust help
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: 1983 Exhaust help

Surely you jest! I am 73 not 64 but would never think that my exhaust (if it looked remotely like the one one your bike) would last till I was "done". Your exhaust system is shot so either fix it properly or don't. Please don't come on here asking if JB weld will fix your exhausted exhaust system. I...
by Joneszy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Exhaust removal
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: 1983 Exhaust removal

Yes those are the gaskets I referred to. They are made out of thin tubular copper material that crushes when the nuts are tightened. That is also the reason to recheck the nuts used to mount the headers as they don't often crush flat (like the ones on your bike) until at least the second go round. T...
by Joneszy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 wing
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: 82 wing

+1 on Partzilla, have ordered a few times and shipped to Canada. Have never had a problem. One time I miscounted the right # of grommets/rubber seals I needed for front anti dive, calipers etc on an 83. Sent them an email right after I discovered my error. As they hadn't had time to ship they fixed ...