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by Goldwing7777
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

As specifically regards a fuel FILTER - I have bought a new one from David Silver here in the UK. Fingers crossed.
by Goldwing7777
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Nobody seems to know about that variety of electronic ignition.

I'll revert to points ( with some NOS Daiichi sets).
by Goldwing7777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 45320

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

Forgot one. (knew I would!)
Suzuki GS500E
by Goldwing7777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 45320

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

What 'made' me seek out and buy a Goldwing ? (albeit in bits ... very bad move but cheap!) - I enjoy fixing bikes and also appreciate the engineering that went into the older bikes. I'm not talking about old leaky/rattly British stuff (been there - done that). Got far too many bikes but they keep me...
by Goldwing7777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

raven41951

"Yes, stem make up has changed. They have replaced natural rubber with synthetic and they have added planned obsolescence just like everyone else has."

That explains the entire situation. Thanks.
by Goldwing7777
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Perhaps instead of lecturing us on your considerable knowledge about the chemical make-up of rubber you should ask the far more relevant question? Are we actually talking about Chinese or foreign/unknown/unbranded 'lookalike' valve stems now churned out at a very low price [and possibly inferior mat...
by Goldwing7777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Does anyone have or know about the K&S electronic ignition ? [I'm assuming it is 'ancient']
by Goldwing7777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

I did mean fuel filler.

I.E. the screw down cap that fits the fuel tank. [Mine had gone astray whilst the bike was in bits]

But thanks for the warning about fuel filters - duly noted.
by Goldwing7777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Should have added :-

Also located/bought - all 3 calipers, front and rear master cyls., 'aeroquip' hoses, fuel filler, kickstart lever, odd knobs and bits .... so we are getting somewhere.
by Goldwing7777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Interesting. I tick "Remember Me" box at Login - but it does not remember me and log me in automatically as other sites do ? Back to the bike. I've just located and bought a 98% complete, unseized, "1977 GL1000" engine. Only carbs have been unbolted complete [vendor to sell separately]- but I have t...
by Goldwing7777
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1976 K1 Parts needed in UK ...
Replies: 0
Views: 73

1976 K1 Parts needed in UK ...

My basket-case '76 (6 large boxes of bits plus a frame) was just possibly a mistake (it was described as a "complete bike" ... ) but I was keen to resurrect an early 'naked' Wing. Whoever stripped it down looks like having 'mislaid a box of parts' to put it kindly. Some I've already located and boug...
by Goldwing7777
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Taper bearings ?

Very helpful clarification. Thanks. Interesting also to see your motorcycle collection. I can lay claim to :- BMW R65 ('82ish) Honda CB900C Honda CB750SC Honda CBX250RS Yamaha TR1 Moto Guzzi Monza V50 ... plus other odds. (all original - not chopped about) Retirement seems to mean a pile of toys ...
by Goldwing7777
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Taper bearings ?

Thanks for the reassuring replies.
by Goldwing7777
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

As I said [without wishing to start a keyboard war and flinging insults about ] "each to their own".

I would only add - I was brought up to question opinions and examine facts.

Fair play to you though - I've never heard or read the "back arsewards" description before.
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Taper bearings ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Taper bearings ?

My project is missing the 'old' steering balls etc.

So how about fitting a tapered bearings/seal kit ?

Most of the ones on UK fleabay state "Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 1977 - 1979"
Will these fit a '76 or did Honda increase sizes ?
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Never known one fail. I've been involved with very fast cars/ordinary cars/motorcycles for 50+ years and we never used to change them with the modern frequency. Don't recall vehicles flying off the road with 'valve stem failure' - but maybe people like Schrader [who seemed to have virtually a monopo...
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Interesting thread. BUT I was a bit surprised to read "... valve stems should be replaced regularly." Tyre shops here in the UK have been indoctrinated (just possibly by the vendors of valve stems ?) to change them at the drop of a hat. However - my late father bought a brand new Mini and sold it af...
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Unit
Replies: 6
Views: 8295

Re: How To Clean and Repair Your GL1000 Fuel Tank Sending Unit

Just found this old but useful post, Two comments. I used silicone grease*** rather than "thin oil" to replace the retaining ring. Removed and refitted retaining ring with a brass drift rather than using a screwdriver [which might well leave notches ...]. *** From a 3/4 full tin of Rocol silicone gr...
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1976 GL1000 Second time around.
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: 1976 GL1000 Second time around.

Only 2 good things [so far] with my project bike in boxes is that I found :-

It came with a K&N air filter (but the airbox is missing !) ...
also found a pair of perfect Koni rear shocks.
by Goldwing7777
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Great. Thanks. Will certainly read your thread with interest. I cannot understand how 'the dismantler' of my bike managed to 'lose' so many odd small pieces ! [ I reckon a vital box of bits has been mislaid] A friend likened it to " a mechanical jigsaw " - but I have always liked a challenge. ATB
by Goldwing7777
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner with 'project' bike in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 301

New owner with 'project' bike in the UK

Hello all. Found this site after buying a 'project' to rebuild. [... should perhaps have listened to my own advice >> "Never buy a bike that someone else has dismantled ..."] It is a '1976 GL1000K1' but all in boxes .... six of them. Using a Honda Parts List from this site plus the Haynes manual (ye...