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by Rambozo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Rod Bearing Knock
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Possible Rod Bearing Knock

The tensioners only move when the bolts are loose. The springs take up the slack, then you lock them in place by tightening the bolts. The springs are not really necessary as you can just push on them with your fingers, then snug up the bolts. You should check the belt tension after everything is ti...
by Rambozo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Rod Bearing Knock
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Possible Rod Bearing Knock

You may very well have trouble locating parts for a rebuild. I would confirm a bad rod bearing by measuring piston backlash through the spark plug holes, before condemning the bottom end.
Chain slap from bad sync is a known issue, and you can hear what it sounds like if you search YouTube.
by Rambozo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace

I noticed the SAE hardware, too. After finding that even McMaster Carr didn't have the right bolts, I understand why they went with a close imperial thread. Now that Maryland Metrics is no more I had no idea where to get the right parts. So having a lathe I just made my own. Since they screw into nu...
by Rambozo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200 SEI pulse generator missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: 86 GL1200 SEI pulse generator missing?

That is the engine speed sensor for the fuel injection. You can find a wiring diagram under the manuals tab at the top of this page.
by Rambozo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Seeking cylinder head advice
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Seeking cylinder head advice

Not likely. Many would consider 54k barely broken in.
by Rambozo
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A lost power while starting and is now completely dead
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 1983 GL1100A shorting out. Starter? Bad ground?

Sounds like a dirty connection. Pull out a volt meter and get to tracing.
by Rambozo
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 96 trunk light
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: 96 trunk light

If it is the factory light, it is both. There is a control box that handles the low and high brightness, so that is a good place to start testing, once you have checked the fuses. With the trike conversion, it might be an aftermarket item so you will just have to trace the wiring for that.
by Rambozo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: VW Type 1 EMPI 34 PICT-3 carburetor will not idle
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: VW Type 1 EMPI 34 PICT-3 carburetor will not idle

Does it have the fuel cutoff solenoid? If so did, you make sure it has power?

Try adding two more wheels and a couple of doors. ;)
by Rambozo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Landing gear
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Landing gear

by Rambozo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carb rebuild rubber bits - alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: carb rebuild rubber bits - alternatives

If you just need O-rings and you have the sizes (sometimes listed in the Honda parts breakdowns) you can always get them from McMaster Carr. But for a complete kit with gaskets and such I would just go with OEM.
by Rambozo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!

How much current is going through that wire? What was the current rating of the plug you added? I suspect there is something drawing excess current, or you are right at the edge of what it can handle. Do you have additional incandescent lights on the bike?
by Rambozo
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: wiring

The wiring diagram is just a picture nothing to download to view it. And the pink wire is the air indicator sensor.Image
by Rambozo
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Preload how to
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Preload how to

RTFM ;)
This is covered in the manual. It should be on the center stand, as this makes it easier on the system.


If you don't have a manual, you should get one. It will answer lots of questions.
by Rambozo
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 gl1200A digital speedometer
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: 1984 gl1200A digital speedometer

Another option may be to use an RC circuit to momentarily press the button at power up. I use that technique on my BMW to disable the traction control when I start the car. A 2.2k resistor in series with a 470uf cap paralleled with the switch contacts did the trick for me.
by Rambozo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Nice steady 11.7 volts
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Nice steady 11.7 volts

Seems like a lot of companies have made the end user their QC departments.
by Rambozo
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Nice steady 11.7 volts
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Nice steady 11.7 volts

First check the sense wire at the alternator for battery voltage. If that is ok, you can measure the current output of the alternator to confirm. But it looks like you replaced one bad alternator with another bad alternator. Just because it is new, doesn't automatically mean it is good.
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: After my morning ride to work...
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: After my morning ride to work...

While not legal and I believe the person was fined quite a bit, I totally understand the Florida person that would commute with a cell phone jammer.
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.
Replies: 26
Views: 1259

Re: Madstad owners! I would appreciate your input.

The short black shield is part of the Madstad. It replaces the stock shield in the factory mounts. Then the clear portion mounts to that with the adjustable brackets that are part of the kit.
by Rambozo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Alo351y more pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Barn find

Looks like it might have been designed, by the same folks that brought you the Reliant Robin.
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Clutch

Just like brake fluid, there is a service interval.
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump replacement melts ignition fuse
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Fuel pump replacement melts ignition fuse

Add a relay to power the pump like it was in the Prelude.
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

For the hair part, you could always shave your head ;) As to the helmet. Some models have channels molded in for glasses. I went from a Bell that didn't and just accepted that it always pressed in on my glasses. Then I got an HJC that has the channel for glasses, and boy what a difference. I did not...
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Try 8-)
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: First Try 8-)

Sounds great.
You might want to install a few more parts before you take it out for a ride. ;)
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebar grip diameter
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Handlebar grip diameter

I found both 7/8 inch AND 1 inch items listed in Ebay above as fitting my 1982 Goldwing, which leads to my confusion. Then there's the throttle sleeve over 7/8 inch bar and I wondered if that matters to the size of the grip. Has anyone else replaced handlebar grips on their GL1100 before and know w...
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Steering stem
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Steering stem

Is there a chance that you are running off the end of the threads? Does the stem get smaller or larger where the threads end? Sure sounds like something is mismatched. Can you measure the two threads? Yes you can have the threads on the stem repaired, but probably cheaper/easier to get a used stem, ...