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by fatalbert
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Steering stem
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Steering stem

Remove the bearing and race holder and thread the nut on and see if it will thread on and feel secure. It sure sounds like a mismatch in threads or damaged threads on the stem. Maybe posting a photo might get a response from others that recognize what is going on. It is critical to your safety to re...
by fatalbert
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 No headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: 78 GL1000 No headlight

If both low and high beam filiments are open (burned out) it would give you similar results. I assume you know the bulb is still good? I chased a problem with a poor running Mga over the summer because one of the new spark plugs I installed was bad. This was after rebuilding the carbs, etc.
by fatalbert
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 gl1000 crank no start
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: 77 gl1000 crank no start

Could you take a moment and explain what you did to rebuild the engine. A total teardown is not for the weak of heart and requires some knowledge of the internal workings of the components. A manual is essential. If you replaced the timing belt, which you should have, getting everything in sync is c...
by fatalbert
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Super Easy carb Install
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Super Easy carb Install

Believe me - the gas tanks ears were burning during the removal and install. It was like Al Bundy getting a woman's size 12 foot into a size 6 shoe.
by fatalbert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 gl1000
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 1978 gl1000

I believe they have to be pressed in with I hydraulic press. Confirm this before trying. Make sure you can find the necessary parts before doing all this or you might wind up with the "bike in a box".
by fatalbert
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Super Easy carb Install
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Super Easy carb Install

That is a great piece of information to know and takes some of the reservations away about doing a rebuild to the carbs.

Now, can someone come up with an easy way of getting the gas tank out and back in easily.
Thank you for sharing the video.
by fatalbert
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: i need help please
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: i need help please

I had three that were broke off from a previous owner. I also drilled a hole in the center with a small bit. The bolts are fairly soft which is probably why the get broken. Take it slow and don't apply too much pressure while drilling. You do not want to break the bit off in the hole. I went up a si...
by fatalbert
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Ignition wiring

I'm not sure I am following your post correctly or not. The wires you refer to from the coils go to the points and also to the condenser. On my diagram they are blue/yellow and yellow wires from the coil and they y off to both the points and condenser. I think the wiring diagram will help you figure...
by fatalbert
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: need manual for Concept AM/FM radio tape CB
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: need manual for Concept AM/FM radio tape CB

I think Concepts went belly up quite a while back. I could not find any info on Concept other than a few old radios for sale. Your best bet for help might be to post your help request on a cb radio forum.
by fatalbert
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: need manual for Concept AM/FM radio tape CB
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: need manual for Concept AM/FM radio tape CB

Did you try using a different handset?
by fatalbert
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '75 GL1000 TEMPERATURE GAUGE
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: '75 GL1000 TEMPERATURE GAUGE

Without going into detail, it would appear you have a short to ground on the wire to the temperature sensor. As the actual engine temp goes up, the resistance through the temperature sensor to ground will go down. Pull the wire off the sensor and measure the sensor resistance to ground. At 140 degre...
by fatalbert
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source
Replies: 28
Views: 1901

Re: '76 GL1000, new to the forum, looking for a part source

Look on ebay for cb500 speedometer rubber from Everett Power Sports. I bought two as replacements for a 75 Gl1000 for less than $40 for two. Will fit speed and tac.
by fatalbert
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: What to look for when buying

Just saw your post after leaving a response about bike prices. I am glad you pulled the trigger on the bike and it will be saved from ebay hell.

Keep us posted on how it goes.
by fatalbert
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: What to look for when buying

It was not so much a question of the price , but rather an opinion of what I thought might be a fair offer for the bike. It looks to me like he knows what he is doing. I don't think there is any reason to be rude when asked the price of a bike. It provides a data point to all of us on what the marke...
by fatalbert
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: What to look for when buying

One parting thought. Check the drive shaft. At least pull back the rubber cover and take a look at the splines and u joint and make sure it is not broken. One I picked up had a broken drive shaft which you have to hunt down on the used market. I would bet the gas tank has rusted up inside. I had to ...
by fatalbert
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: What to look for when buying
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: What to look for when buying

You better go look at your bank account before pulling the trigger on this hanger queen. I realize this is a passion, but the cost of R&R of all the necessary parts to make it safe and road worthy will not make sense. I speak from bringing back to life two GL1000's. One thing seems to lead to anothe...
by fatalbert
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

You are right, the flasher would not affect the brake lights.
by fatalbert
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

Sorry, one suggestion I forgot to add. If you go to remove any parts or do any electrical repairs, always disconnect the battery ground before proceding.
by fatalbert
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

Yes, you have the right idea. Use the battery ground fof hour dvm meter for the black meter lead. You need to look at a schematic for your bike to follow the expected path towards the tail light. Their are schematic I think on this sight. I would remove the side covers to do this. You might be able ...
by fatalbert
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

One last thought. One thing I have learned about electrical troubleshooting from people smarter than me. On a complex electrical failure, break the failure down into smaller pieces and work on one at a time. In your case, start with one failure such as the brake lights and trace the power through on...
by fatalbert
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Blnkers and Brake Light won't work 78 GL1000

Replace the fuse for the lighting circuit first even if you think it tests OK. You would be amazed at how many hours of frustration can be spent troubleshooting electrical circuits only to find that a fuse that was thought to be good turned out to be the problem. Start from the fuse through one of t...
by fatalbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: electrical smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: electrical smoke

From your brief description it sounds like it could be the coils that are located in that area. I would follow the smoke and look for sooted parts. I believe there is also a resister with the coils. The resistor may have fried. You need a schematic of the GL1000 so you can follow the circuit. A manu...
by fatalbert
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is the Ballast Resistor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Where is the Ballast Resistor?

Measure the resistance across the ballast resistor. It should be less than approx. 2 ohms. A failed ballast resistor symptom is the engine will not continue to run after releasing the starter button. Of course it could be many other things as well. Measure the resistor and confirm if it is the probl...
by fatalbert
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.
Replies: 17
Views: 1484

Re: No running rear light; but brake light works; All works with key in ACC position.

Lesson learned the hard way. Too bad you missed reading the first post I sent you.

Electrical issues are always more difficult to troubleshoot.

I'm glad you discovered your problem. Never do any wiring mods without first disconnecting the ground to the battery.