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by cfairweather
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Quality Head Gaskets that are Made in the USA
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Quality Head Gaskets that are Made in the USA

These head gaskets were specifically designed for the GL1000 and I believe they are high quality gaskets. They worked fine on my project bike. I have done a lot of GL1000 restorations.
by cfairweather
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Quality Head Gaskets that are Made in the USA
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Quality Head Gaskets that are Made in the USA

You can now get quality head gaskets for the GL1000 that are made in the USA. During the development process, Saber Cycle asked me to inspect and install a set on a 1977 GL1000 project bike that I was working on and I was impressed. It is nice to see "Made in the USA" on products again. If you need ...
by cfairweather
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Matching Blue-Green 1975 GL1000
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Matching Blue-Green 1975 GL1000

I have found a very close match to the 1975 blue-green GL1000. I bought one of these bikes new and always loved the color. I liked that it was bright blue in the sunlight and then looked green at sunrise or sunset. I know you can get this color from a motorcycle paint dealer online but it costs a fo...
by cfairweather
Tue May 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark but can't find the problem behind the cause HELP me PLEASE!.
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: No spark but can't find the problem behind the cause HELP me PLEASE!.

Also, check the bullet connectors for the black wire with a white stripe. This wire goes to the coils and kill switch.
by cfairweather
Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL

Wow. It appears they already sold out again.
by cfairweather
Fri May 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL

David Silver Spares has these back in stock but they don't have too many.
by cfairweather
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gold wing refusing to start
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Gold wing refusing to start

Spray starter fluid into the air filter intake and see if it starts. If it starts for a few seconds and then dies, you probably have stuck float valves.
by cfairweather
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter question
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Starter question

Andy- I don't think the parts will interchange. I know the sprocket won't interchange, but I am not sure about the gears. I highly recommend returning it.
by cfairweather
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter question
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Starter question

I hope you didn't buy one of those cheap $70.00 starters because they are absolute junk. I tried one and it lasted about a week before the gears stripped out.
by cfairweather
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oddball electronic ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Oddball electronic ignition

I think it is a Prestolite. The NGWClub has information about this brand.
https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13566
by cfairweather
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL throttle cable PO misrouted
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: 76 GL throttle cable PO misrouted

Here is a picture the cables on a 1976 GL1000 that I am currently restoring.

Cables
Cables

by cfairweather
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Question about smoke at startup

All GL1000s smoke sometimes at startup because of poorly designed rings. I bought a new 1975 GL1000 and it smoked from the first day I owned it. :lol: Try to keep the oil level halfway between the marks instead of filling it to the top and avoid the side stand. It will help it a bit, but nothing I h...
by cfairweather
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring

That Partzilla link doesn't have the gasket he needs. The one he needs is a "square O-Ring" that seals the clutch adjustment cover. I couldn't find one last week when I needed one, so I made my own using a 3D printer. I will make him one if he send me his address.
by cfairweather
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Clutch adjust cover Gasket / O ring

I designed one and printed it with my 3D printer. I used a TPU filament and it worked just like the original.
by cfairweather
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 38
Views: 1444

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Ask the shop if they replaced the plenum seals (between the plenum halves). If so, ask them if they tested for gas/air leaks after they replaced the seals. Also ask them if they pressure tested the float valves and checked the level of the gasoline in the float bowls after the rebuild job was comple...
by cfairweather
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 38
Views: 1444

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Do the same test except downshift into neutral instead of first. If it still dies, the clutch has nothing to do with the problem.
by cfairweather
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 38
Views: 1444

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

Even if the the points and timing are not part of this issue, I recommend going with Dyna 3 ohm coils and electronic ignition. I would make sure the all four idle discharge ports are open by removing the idle jet screws and shooting a little carb cleaner in the holes followed by high pressure air. T...
by cfairweather
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

You may have a clogged Idle Discharge jet. This it the small tube that sticks up in the carb throat near the the butterfly. I know you cleaned the carbs, but the tiny passages in these tubes are easy to miss and difficult to clean. The result is a cylinder that does not seem to fire at idle. You may...
by cfairweather
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Taper bearings ?

I have installed tapered bearings on at least 6 GL1000s and the 1975-1979 year models use the same size. I think it is one of the best changes you can make to a GL1000.
by cfairweather
Mon May 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Goldwing Tank

Most of the GL1000 tanks that I have cleaned have blocked tubes. I pour acetone through the holes where the petcock connects and then use a drill with weed eater cutting line strips. Get the kind that is twisted, not the round. You can get these from Sears in red (stiff) and black (stiffer).
by cfairweather
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Torque Specs

I am not sure about the intake tubes.
by cfairweather
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Torque Specs

The Exhaust manifold nuts torque value range is 11-14 foot lbs. The cam covers and the timing belt covers have special bolts that restrict you from over tightening. Be careful when tightening them and stop as soon as you feel them hit the stop. If you turn it past this stop, it will break the bolt.
by cfairweather
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump 1977 GL 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: Electric Fuel Pump 1977 GL 1000

I have done quite a bit of research on this subject and installed electric fuel pumps on three GL1000 bikes. I believe the best pump for the GL1000 is the K&N Universal Inline Fuel Pump 81-0400. I wrote an article on the steps to do this and it includes a complete list of the parts required. This pu...
by cfairweather
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel sending unit 1975 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Fuel sending unit 1975 GL1000

I have one that I will sell for 20 bucks if you want it. What is your address and I will send it to you.