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by winguyjo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Motorcycle difficulties

from the sound of it, your engine is telling you that it is getting too much fuel. so i would focus on float height and the fuel inlet needle and seat. since you have already taken them apart for a rebuild it should be easier the 2nd time around. don't worry about carb syncing just yet ... that is t...
by winguyjo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust fix ???
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: exhaust fix ???

the exhaust gaskets between the header pipes and the mufflers are about $26 for the pair plus shipping. far less money, fairly easy install, and far more effective than the trendy and, IMHO, useless exhaust wrap.
if you have actual perforations somewhere, that's a whole nother story.
by winguyjo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No turn signals, horn, or speedometer
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: No turn signals, horn, or speedometer

horn, turn signals (and brake light) are all on the same (15amp) fuse, so that would be a good place to start.

speedometer is totally mechanical so remove the drive cable and check to see if it's still in one piece ... if it's even still there ... previous owners are a funny lot.
by winguyjo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 44
Views: 1732

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

yes, tell us more about the digisync.
also, now that you have been converted to doing your own work, do yourself a favour and buy a couple of JIS screwdrivers; no more stripping the heads of "phillips" screws.
by winguyjo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't fire
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Bike won't fire

have you looked after the basics ? ... remove spark plugs ... check for spark, check condition and gap. remove and inspect air filter. loosen float bowl drain screws and check for the presence of fuel in each bowl. if you have spark , air and fuel then it's time to move on to compression.
by winguyjo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Time Dropped the Bike
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

i was lucky, i dropped mine during a low-speed u-turn with nobody looking. squeezed the front brake and down she went. at 65 i am no spring chicken either but it's amazing how quick and agile we become when 750 lbs is toppling over. luckily, i had just watched a video the day before on how to pick u...
by winguyjo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gas in left 2 cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: gas in left 2 cylinders

try giving the float bowls a few quick, firm raps with the plastic handle of a screwdriver. don't crack them, but let them know you are there. i could take quite a few raps, but don't hit too hard.
if you are lucky they will seat themselves better. also, turn petcock off when not riding.
by winguyjo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Emgo fuel filter failures
Replies: 54
Views: 12073

Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

i removed this from one of my wings a while back. i hung onto it for reference in case i wanted to buy a generic one from a parts store. after reading this i decided to cut it open. the glue had clearly let go, and it was rattling around in there providing NO filtering at all. to be fair, i have no ...
by winguyjo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Are we done here....?

i would ...
a) check compression
b) switch spark plugs and wires around trying to make the issue move to another cylinder
by winguyjo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there

p.s. your bike is taking forever to warm up. for a short hop, i could easily be at my destination before the fan kicked in. the coolant temperature sensor should be checked for resistance.
by winguyjo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: RPM JUmping to high and getting stuck there

since you haven't received any help with this, i'll jump in with what little i know. the only thing vacuum related that i can think of is the cv sliders (technically, not true, as the jets operate on vacuum, but they wouldn't 'stick'). they could be sticking in the "up" position when you give it som...
by winguyjo
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old girl...
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: The old girl...

mine was letting out a large puff of blue from the RIGHT side after sitting on the side stand overnight; not sure if your issue is the same, but valve seals have a tendency to harden on bikes that have been sitting for years, and i have found that they often soften up and work much better with some ...
by winguyjo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Overheating

for that, you could apply power and ground directly to the fan at it's connector. if the fan runs, then you can start moving upstream in the circuit.
by winguyjo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option

i was never that good at actually making money, but i have always been exceptional at managing what money i did make ... to me this is an absolute no-brainer. work at your new, good-paying job, drive the car that you currently have, SAVE money until you can afford to pay cash in full for a good runn...
by winguyjo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: dead horns ... fixable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: dead horns ... fixable ?

i was wondering what that screw was for. played with it a bit and got one of the horns to make a sound like a sick canada goose. these horns are dead.
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: dead horns ... fixable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: dead horns ... fixable ?

well ... the question is more of a ponder now, as i found a FIAMM horn in my hoard which, by itself, is more than equal to 2 stock gl1100 horns.
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: dead horns ... fixable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

dead horns ... fixable ?

3 gl1100's ... 6 horns total ... 2 of them dead ... 1 of the dead ones is dented.

of course i could just spread the wealth and have 1 with 2 good horns, and the others with 1 good horn each, or go to ebay and spend some money ... but we are here to fix things, yes ?

any way to fix these things ?
by winguyjo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Change.... All Oil Leaks Out
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Oil Change.... All Oil Leaks Out

before you put a wrench on those plugs you should spray them at their bases with pb blaster or something similar. let it soak in overnight while you determine where the oil leak is. source of oil leak should be your primary concern right now. wipe the engine down, spray with degreaser, wipe down aga...
by winguyjo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: 1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed

i would loosen the next banjo bolt up stream and see if fluid is moving though there, if none, keep moving upstream.
there may be better troubleshooting methods, and if so, someone will likely chime in .
by winguyjo
Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: seriously cold-blooded
Replies: 2
Views: 154

seriously cold-blooded

i have done enough reading here to know that these old wings are considered cold-blooded animals, and today i learned to take this seriously. went to take wing2 for it's first 'real' ride this morning and as soon as i shifted to 2nd gear it began some serious hesitation and even stalling. re-start i...
by winguyjo
Tue May 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring

yup, thats the part number i needed. funny thing is, they are available all over the internet, yet none of the parts diagrams listed it, although they did show it in the diagram.
thanks again, very helpful.
by winguyjo
Tue May 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring

well, my dealer sold me exactly the part that i ordered (45516-166-006) ... but i ordered wrong. i will look up 45516-422-006 and see what that looks like. the dimensions you have given (39.7 x 3.5) look like what i need as i roughly measured the existing one at 40mm. thanks for the info, i am sure ...
by winguyjo
Tue May 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring

good hondog, thanks for replying.
that's actually the one i ordered, and received, from the local honda shop. it's much too small at approx 27mm dia. it's for the single disk front brake system.
the one i need is something close to 40mm dia (two discs on the front, larger fluid reservoir).
by winguyjo
Mon May 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring
Replies: 5
Views: 197

front brake master cylinder reservoir o-ring

1982 aspencade ... having a hard time finding the part number for this because while the parts diagrams all list it (item number 17 ... it's larger than the one for a single disc system) none of them show it in the parts list. should i take that to mean 'don't bother, it's no longer available' ? if ...