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by cfairweather
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Tool Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: OEM Tool Tray

The 1975 - 1977 GL1000 motorcycles body parts were made of three materials. The false tank sides are made out of fiberglass. There are some obvious metal body parts and the side covers are ABS plastic. The tool tray is not ABS plastic but I am not sure the exact name of the plastic.
by cfairweather
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna Alternative?
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Dyna Alternative?

They look exactly like the originals except without the name on it. I think the same manufacturer may be making them but I am not sure. I have used a couple and they work fine.
by cfairweather
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna Alternative?
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Dyna Alternative?

I would buy one of the DS1-1 clones and a set of DC1-1 coil clones to go with it. With this combo you can get rid of the condensers and the ballast resistor. Look on eBay for these two part numbers and you will see them. You can get the DS1-3 for about $50.00 and the coils for about $22.00 each. I w...
by cfairweather
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips

That is actually a black wire with a white stripe and connects to the kill switch.
by cfairweather
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips

Yes, you have the right connections as shown in the picture. The condensers are not needed with the electronic ignition, so just unplug the wires and toss the condensers. The DS1-3 Electronic Ignition connects to the same bullet connectors that the points used. You get an added benefit of removing t...
by cfairweather
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips

CMHD1-1 is the same basic coil as the DC1-1 coils. The other link you sent looks like reproduction of original style coils so I suspect you might have to use a ballast resistor with those.
by cfairweather
Tue May 24, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with 1976 gl1000
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Help with 1976 gl1000

After trying what the others have suggested, remove the spark plugs and valve covers , then slowly attempt to manually rotate the crank with the kick starter while watching the valves. Be careful to stop if you receive any binding. If the tappets/valves don't move on both sides, you have a broken be...
by cfairweather
Tue May 24, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stuck OPEN not engaged
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Clutch stuck OPEN not engaged

You can replace the clutch parts without removing the engine. Get access to the clutch and remove the cover. Something is jammed and I think it might be one of the ball bearings in the cover. Remove that cover and take a look.
by cfairweather
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition wiring issue
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: ignition wiring issue

When you had points, did you ever replace the condensers? If one was bad, it might explain why you had to adjust the points so much. You removed these with the new Newtronic system, correct?
by cfairweather
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition wiring issue
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: ignition wiring issue

I looked that the diagram and understand what you are saying. You should have full power on that wire.
by cfairweather
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting The Clutch On A '76 LTD
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Adjusting The Clutch On A '76 LTD

Maybe there is pressure on the clutch plate. Try moving the clutch lever (8) to see if it is stuck. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... -rear-case
by cfairweather
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition wiring issue
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: ignition wiring issue

Are you using the ballast resistor or do you have it bypassed? If you are using it, are you aware that it is bypassed when you press the start button? I am not certain where you are connecting power for the Newtronic unit, but I would check for voltage at the unit when you press the start button. If...
by cfairweather
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition wiring issue
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: ignition wiring issue

I am not familiar with the Newtronic unit but it may be very similar to the DS1-3. I just posted some tips and information that may help you. Take a look: viewtopic.php?p=392267#p392267
by cfairweather
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Tips and DC1-1 Coil tips

DS1-3 Electronic Ignition Installation DSCN4054.JPG OVERVIEW: When you install the DS1-3, you will be able to remove the points and the condensers. Your GL1000 will run better and you will not have to constantly adjust points. If you go a step further and replace the outdated original coils, you wil...
by cfairweather
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Electrical fuel pump

I believe the original put out about 2.4 psi and about 14 gph. You don't want too much pressure on the float valves so I would stay under 3 psi.
by cfairweather
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Electrical fuel pump

Any of these would work fine, but I would probably select the 40367 or 40352. K&N 810400 fuel pump 1 - 2 psi and 15 gph Facet-Purolator POSI-FLO - 60210 1 - 2.5 psi and 25 gph Facet-Purolator Cube 40367 or 40352 1 - 2 psi and 15 gph Facet-Purolator Cube 40163 1.5 - 2.5 psi and 17 gph Here is an ...
by cfairweather
Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Diodes
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: GL1000 Diodes

You can eliminate the reserve lighting unit easily. Some have also removed the diodes and the resistor too with some minor changes. These diodes are part of the the reserve lighting unit high/low beam and the neutral light circuits. You can find the instructions to remove the RLU in the Chilton's ma...
by cfairweather
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Goldwing GL1000
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Timing Goldwing GL1000

Do yourself a favor and buy a Dyna S electronic ignition. Also, consider replacing the coils with Dyna coils so you can eliminate the ballast resistor. You will find your bike will start better, run better and you won't have to mess with points anymore.
by cfairweather
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 27
Views: 1509

Re: Rebuilding carbs

I respectfully disagree with the person that suggested not using any "mechanical" cleaning on the jets. You need to use carb cleaning wires and go through the jet and emulsion tube holes. The ultrasonic cleaning is good advice, but it will not get the holes perfectly clean. The only way to...
by cfairweather
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: HMC Lift opinions / advice
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: HMC Lift opinions / advice

I just bought this APlusLift air lift and love it: https://www.apluslift.com/products/apluslift-motorcycle-lift-mt1500 This company makes lifts for other companies but you can save money if you buy it from them directly. It looks similar to the one you are considering. I was also impressed with the ...
by cfairweather
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Center Stand Technique
Replies: 22
Views: 2248

Re: Center Stand Technique

The best way to get a naked GL1000 on the center stand is to grab the grab bar with your right hand. The left hand goes on the handlebar and right foot on the center stand. You must lift the bike with your hands; pulling hard and straight up while pressing straight down on the center stand as hard a...
by cfairweather
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spokes
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Spokes

The front and back spokes for the 1976-1977 CB750A are the same as the GL1000. This place and others sells them:

https://www.vintagecb750.com/search/?q=spokes
by cfairweather
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leak - idle screw connection?
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Fuel leak - idle screw connection?

You have a set of 1975 GL1000 755A carbs and they don't have accelerator pumps. The two likely sources of the leak are the float valves or the plenum fuel seals.
by cfairweather
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer drive housing?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Tachometer drive housing?

It is normal for oil to enter the tach drive housing and there is no seal on that end of the camshaft.
by cfairweather
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1000 Clutch Adjustment/Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Gl1000 Clutch Adjustment/Replacement

The clutch cable goes inboard. I have used several brands including Motion Pro and they fit. Be sure and specify the LTD model because they are longer than the standard models.