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by goldwingingit
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 head gasket replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 770

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: 770

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: 770

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: 1
Views: 250

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: 770

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: 770

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: 770

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: 356

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: 356

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: 356

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: 1514

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.
by goldwingingit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No pressure in rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 356

No pressure in rear brakes

Hello again folks, So I'm in the process of restoring the brakes on this GL1100. Edit: After some further reading online, I found out that these came standard with linked brakes? Damn! Well, I didn't realize, because at some point a previous owner must have delinked them. There is no way for the fro...
by goldwingingit
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

Thanks for the advice Virgil - got the tank off easily this time and adjusted the spring. I had to tighten it a full revolution extra to get it to snap back. Then I noticed the hook on the end of the spring near the carb side was getting snagged on a screw there. Remembered one final erroneous plast...
by goldwingingit
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

I think I understand what you're saying: Tank off, adjust cable return spring. :D
by goldwingingit
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

That's a comprehensive test! I'll get some sea foam in the oil for the first ride. Based on what the previous owner said I'm not entirely convinced it's the gasket yet. I am gonna run it with fuel that doesn't have marvel mystery oil and then I can confirm. As for the throttle, it doesn't snap back....
by goldwingingit
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

Oh, I should also mention that I put some marvel mystery oil with the fuel for the first start up. I wonder if that could be the problem?
by goldwingingit
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

Hey thanks for the reply. So, I adjusted the valves and synched the carbs this morning. As I was synching the carbs, the amount of white smoke gradually increased. Now they are synched but it is S M O K E Y like you won't believe. Like, fills-the-garage-with-smoke-with-the-door-open kind of smokey. ...
by goldwingingit
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 471

GL1100 first startup - Sensitive Throttle - White Smoke

Hello again everyone, I posted before about putting the carbs back together. Well, I must have done something right because this grandfather ran today for the first time in maybe ten years !!! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) Two things I noticed that are of concern are as follows: 1) White smoke coming out of the e...
by goldwingingit
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?

Thanks for the tip! I was actually able to get it together easily after disassembling the "jam" part, but yeah those washers are tight. Figured out where the springs go, too. But who the heck knows how they jumped off in the first place! All in all, I think the rebuild was a success. I salvaged one ...
by goldwingingit
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?

Yeah removing it seems like the best step. After that they'll have to be bench synched! As for the springs, it ain't those springs. I'm familiar with the individual carbs, but it's the linkages between them that I've never seen before. Pretty sure the errant springs go somewhere between them. I don'...
by goldwingingit
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

GL1100 Carburetor Throttle Linkage and Wandering Springs - HOW and WHAT?

Good evening from Seattle everyone! I'm a new member, first time poster, but I have been frequenting this forum as a guest for the past two weeks. Thank you for all the resources and tips here - so far, they have been great! I'm in the process of restoring a GL1100i that has been sitting for approxi...