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by goldwingingit
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 38
Views: 878

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

Hahaha! Wow! What an interesting problem and solution. I didn't think it could be the fuses!

Congrats on finding it, that was a good catch.
by goldwingingit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '75 GL1000
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: New to me '75 GL1000

MMO? Marvel Mystery Oil? Where would I pour it? Thanks! Jim Take out the spark plugs (make sure you have a good bite on them - you don't want to strip those out!), And pour about a teaspoon through each sparkplug hole. You will have to change the timing belts, and you can rotate the engine from the...
by goldwingingit
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing handle bars
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Changing handle bars

It's the dark blue. I tried to find it online but all the paint codes seem to point towards that aqua looking blue. I couldn't be 100% sure but that's what Google kept returning when i searched that paint code.

This is the bike


by goldwingingit
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repair brittle plastic
Replies: 11
Views: 21092

Re: How to repair brittle plastic

surveywaters wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:43 am
Just tried this on my rear master cylinder reservoir and it cracked in several places....
Hahahahah! Sorry for your loss but this is a funny comment
by goldwingingit
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 38
Views: 878

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

You have to first assume that the mechanic is competent and knew what they were doing. These carbs are a real nightmare, one of the most difficult I've come across on a motorcycle. If he set the static timing, too, then you have to assume that he knew what he was doing. At the very least, he probabl...
by goldwingingit
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing handle bars
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Changing handle bars

Previous posts about cable lenghts are absolutely spot on, it's something you'll have to measure carefully. I recently bought a '78 that the previous owner put clubman bars on. They look sweet, but the PO didn't think about clearance, so there are two fat dings on both of the faux gas tank covers. I...
by goldwingingit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Question about smoke at startup

It's been left on the center stand since I pulled it into the garage, I really don't think this is the usual amount of smoke expected with these GLs!
by goldwingingit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Question about smoke at startup

Hi all - I posted recently about a crackling sound in a GL1000 I just bought. It was just loose belts, sounding much better now. Still a lot of snow in Seattle so haven't taken the wing out for a ride. It's starting up pretty easily with the choke out, but it really smokes a lot until the engine is ...
by goldwingingit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to reinstall crankcase and belts
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: How to reinstall crankcase and belts

Yeah the belts are on good, I'm sure they're just too loose. If the problem persists when they are properly tightened then I'll know something else is going on.
by goldwingingit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Crackling Sound - Timing belts?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Crackling Sound - Timing belts?

Thanks for the link and feedback. I appreciate it! Yeah I had a feeling those springs weren't what they used to be. Well, after tightening the belts in pretty sure it's gonna be good to go!
by goldwingingit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Just purchased a 1975 GL1000 w/low mileage (~13k) - now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Just purchased a 1975 GL1000 w/low mileage (~13k) - now what?

I also bought a gl1000 recently but was lucky enough that it was running - those carbs are no joke! You might also want to refresh the coolant - drain what's in there and top up with something new. The timing belts might seem easy but it can be a tricky job - I just did mine and I'm not sure if they...
by goldwingingit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Crackling Sound - Timing belts?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Crackling Sound - Timing belts?

Also, here is a photo of it - just for fun :)


by goldwingingit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Crackling Sound - Timing belts?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Crackling Sound - Timing belts?

Hey everyone, I recently picked up a low mileage, 1978 GL1000. It was running when I bought it, but due to the low miles all service intervals had been neglected by the two previous owners. The first thing I went to do was install new timing belts (never done that before). I've also replaced the oil...
by goldwingingit
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

Lol, I haven't been able to even do one mile on it because of the leak, let alone 100. But I torqued it slowly and in the correct pattern. So the head gaskets can't be reused? Well, reckon I might just sell this one for parts, I'm not gonna put another $100 into it on the chance that it might work. ...
by goldwingingit
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

Hi Gary, thanks for your reply. The gas in the oil was coming from the carbs, but I have since fixed it. The problem was with the float needle seats in carbs 1 and 3. I tested them with a mighty vac and they weren't sealing, so I replaced the washers and they seal now. So the carbs are good and no m...
by goldwingingit
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

I replaced both gaskets, looked like the problem one was on the left side. I also fixed the leaking gas into the oil, it was the float needle seat, wasn't sealing properly so got some new washers to seal it. Carbs are great now, but it is burning coolant way worse than before. I'm not sure where I w...
by goldwingingit
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to reinstall crankcase and belts
Replies: 2
Views: 328

How to reinstall crankcase and belts

I'm in the process of replacing the head gaskets. The first one on the right hand side of the engine is in, and now I'm trying to reinstall the crankcase and belt on the right hand side. This is what I've been doing but I think something is wrong: Manually rotate engine to TDC 1. Put the crankcase t...
by goldwingingit
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

That's a great tip Johnny, thanks, I'll get a mirror tonight online. Also, thanks for the peace of mind, Cosmo, much appreciated and gave me the confidence to get stuck into cleaning it. What I've been doing is cleaning is with the scraper and 1000, 12000, and 1500 grit sand paper and carb cleaner. ...
by goldwingingit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: GL1100 head gasket replacement

Thank you for your responses. When I asked about parts I was specifically referring to where all the gaskets go, should have made that clearer. I think I have that figured out though now that I've dived into it. As for the gas leak into the oil, haha, one person says it's not the carbs, the other pe...
by goldwingingit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 834

GL1100 head gasket replacement

Hey everyone, The saga with my GL1100 continues! I'm in the process of restoring this '81 GL1100i into a naked and rideable Wing. I was (somehow) able to ride it from my apartment to my new house, about a 2 mile ride. Well, it was a hell of a harrowing ride: The front brakes started fading, and even...
by goldwingingit
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No pressure in rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: No pressure in rear brakes

Lol, nevermind. I ended up lifting the caliper above everything to get the last bit of air through. Probably had something to do with physics and gravity
by goldwingingit
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No pressure in rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: No pressure in rear brakes

I bought a MityVac and thought that was the end of my problems, but everything is exactly the same. I attach the Mityvac to the bleeder valve, pressure it and then loosen the valve. Brake fluid comes out with a lot of air. Like a lot of air. When the Mityvac runs out of pressure and I use the brake ...
by goldwingingit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No pressure in rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: No pressure in rear brakes

Oh, sweet, thanks for the good news!

Air in the lines is something I can handle. Thanks for the reply :)
by goldwingingit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 25
Views: 1580

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Wilcoy02 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:55 am
To clean the chrome use water and aluminum foil. Cheap and takes it off in no time. Doesn't scratch it either.
+1 on this if it is light rust. Vinegar also works great.