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by TechSpeaker
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Stuck in first gear

Found a piece of crushed metal inside, not sure what it was but very glad it didn't cause any serious damage. There was also a nut inside. Will be officially testing again soon.
by TechSpeaker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Stuck in first gear

The part on the lower left is the end of the shift drum. It rotates back and forth to move the shift forks that actually engage the gears. It rotates left and right with a pawl that pulls it each way when the shift pedal is pushed. If that shift drum is jammed in place and not moving, then it would...
by TechSpeaker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Stuck in first gear

Yes, that's the cover I was talking about. So with that cover off, it still won't shift? With the cover off, can you see the shift/ratch/pawl mechanism moving when you try to shift? https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/WaterPump/WaterPump075.jpg The piece directly connected to the foot lever, the ...
by TechSpeaker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Stuck in first gear

My transmission is stuck in I believe first gear. I've shifted through all the gears not longer than a week ago. After replacing the neutral switch, It won't upshift at all. I feel like I messed something up when I did the neutral switch but I'm not sure what I could've done. I pulled off the water...
by TechSpeaker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Stuck in first gear

My transmission is stuck in I believe first gear. I've shifted through all the gears not longer than a week ago. After replacing the neutral switch, It won't upshift at all. I feel like I messed something up when I did the neutral switch but I'm not sure what I could've done. I pulled off the water ...
by TechSpeaker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Very High Idle
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Very High Idle

I've solved it. I hadn't set my valve lash properly (And by that I mean, I hadn't set it at all.) the lock nuts and the adjustment screws had all come completely free. I set this properly and now It's idling between 1k and 2k. A proper carb sync out to fix this, becuase they've been taken apart for ...
by TechSpeaker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Very High Idle
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Very High Idle

Cables can bind in the sheaths. Try starting it and removing or loosing the cables from the bellcrank at the back of carbs. If you can get the idle down that way, you found an issue. Did you bench sync the carbs. This can be done with carbs on the bike. Just remove the elbows. They’ll come off easi...
by TechSpeaker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Very High Idle
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Very High Idle

Hey guys, A couple weeks ago I got my '78 goldwing running. It had an idle of around 3k initially, which I figured I could fix later and not be too worried about. However, after hooking up the throttle cables and messing with some stuff (the idle adjustment screw seems to be doing nothing) my idle i...
by TechSpeaker
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: No spark

Congrats! Now get out there and RIDE! :mrgreen: Oh I'm excited. I have a bunch of stuff to make because I've pulled the entire thing apart and have to replace stuff. Last registered in 2000 and I just got it running about a week ago for the first time. I'm super excited. I mostly have to get new su...
by TechSpeaker
Mon May 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 ignition clip location
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: 78 GL1000 ignition clip location

I don't think it is..? there was a nine pin connector for the fairing and this one is just the ignition switch... I'm pretty sure it doesn't go through the fairing. I can get some pictures tomorrow. Pictures would really help me too, lol, I've been scouring the Internet for a picture of that area an...
by TechSpeaker
Mon May 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000 ignition clip location
Replies: 2
Views: 311

78 GL1000 ignition clip location

First off, some good news. I got my bike running for the first time since 2000 (at least that's when it was last registered, I got it about a year and a half ago.) I've replaced and fixed a lot of stuff. I'm super thankful for this community and all the help y'all have proved. Thank you!! So, my que...
by TechSpeaker
Mon May 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: No spark

I ended up solving it guys. It was quite a tricky mess. It turns out that one of the breaker point arms was rotated and touching the base of the points. Because of the way the coils are wired (they both get power from the same wire), this caused all my coils to short out through the points. It took ...
by TechSpeaker
Fri May 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: No spark

virgilmobile wrote: Fri May 10, 2019 6:52 pm Do you have a regular test light that you probe a wire for volts?
It's the easiest tool to work with.
Test light? I'm not sure... maybe?
by TechSpeaker
Fri May 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: No spark

If you have 12 volts to the coils,you should also have 12 volts on the points when there open. The act of closing the points and opening them makes the spark. What’s the best way to check the points? I fiddled around with them a bit with my voltmeter but I’m really not sure what I’m doing with them...
by TechSpeaker
Thu May 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 665

No spark

Hey guys, I've been in the process of rebuilding my '78, and I've gotten to the wiring harness which I'm rebuilding from scratch. I have no spark, even though I have new spark plugs, new coils, new caps, new points, and a new battery. I've adjusted my points. I'm currently just checking one plug. Wh...
by TechSpeaker
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 78-79 Timing advance unit
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Wanted: 78-79 Timing advance unit

Hey guys, I'm looking for a timing advance unit for a '78 or '79 gl1000. Mine is rusted out. I have a new one, but it has a piece that goes to a different (not points) ignition, like the one in the first picture. 'm looking for either a complete unit, or just the piece I can swap out. If anyone has ...
by TechSpeaker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

If you look carefully at the post above with the two pictures, in the top picture you'll see that the outside of the shaft isn't round, if you were looking at it from the top down it would be oval shape. This unit with the smooth oval is for points. The other one with the sharp edges for electronic...
by TechSpeaker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

ekvh wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 pm It has two slots near the base so the “arms” of the mechanical advance can move the lobes accordingly. You can see it in your top photo
Thats strange, it was on the old one too... although, it was the wrong year model advancer... any idea what I could do about this?
by TechSpeaker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

ekvh wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:39 pm Bolt is a standard metric size. Not sure what you mean by sheath.
It looks to me like there's a piece that sits over the piece I bought. I'm not sure what it is though.
by TechSpeaker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: GL1000 Timing advance unit

Should work. I believe it will say 431 on it somewhere for 78-79 years. 75-77 were different. They had timing from 5 -37 degrees advance and different springs. The 78-79 had 10-37 degrees advance. I got it, but it looks like I'm missing some sort of sheath and the retaining bolt and washer (I proba...
by TechSpeaker
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Timing advance unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

GL1000 Timing advance unit

I'm in the process of getting my points fixed on my '78 gl1000, and my timing advance unit is definitely bad (Covered in rust, And I think missing a piece) The only thing I found to replace it with is this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-GL1000-GL-1000-Gold-Wing-8555-Timing-Advance-Advancer/37242030...
by TechSpeaker
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help needed- Getting ‘78 gl1000 running
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Help needed- Getting ‘78 gl1000 running

Well guys, I’m gonna try to get my goldwing up and running for the first time since I got it last November. I’ve been able to work on it off and on since then, but now that that school’s out I think I’m finally ready. However, I have a slight problem. I know how a lot of the individual components w...
by TechSpeaker
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help needed- Getting ‘78 gl1000 running
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Help needed- Getting ‘78 gl1000 running

Well guys, I’m gonna try to get my goldwing up and running for the first time since I got it last November. I’ve been able to work on it off and on since then, but now that that school’s out I think I’m finally ready. However, I have a slight problem. I know how a lot of the individual components wo...
by TechSpeaker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Some questions about getting a 1978 GL1000 running
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Some questions about getting a 1978 GL1000 running

So I've been working on an old GoldWing I bought last November. It's my first restoration project, so I've learned quite a bit already and I wanted to say thank you to all they people here. I love this forum. It didn't run (i didn't check to see if it would turn over. Looking back, I should have.) I...