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by winguyjo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: white Smok
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: white Smok

as long as the oil isn't seriously contaminated with water, there is no harm in letting it sit. if it is, just drain it.
by winguyjo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1100 fuel / advance question
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: GL 1100 fuel / advance question

i am perhaps a bit too thin-skinned for the interscreen, but if i were a professional mechanic i wouldn't want to be referred to as an inanimate object.
your mechanic sounds like he is on the ball; i would go with his diagnosis and advice.
by winguyjo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake locking up, again
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Front brake locking up, again

i don't know how brake fluid is going to react with superglue, and i am never going to find out (unless i decide to run an experiment on the BENCH).
replace the sight glass or the entire reservoir/master, rebuild both calipers and replace the hoses.
by winguyjo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: white Smok
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: white Smok

white smoke means water or coolant has entered the combustion chamber and is being burned off. it could indicate a serious problem such as a failed head gasket or cracked cylinder head, but it could just as easily be a build up of condensation from having sat unused. check the oil to see whether it ...
by winguyjo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I found a grease zerk!
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: I found a grease zerk!

interesting ... my '75 doesn't have one, but every 'newer' wing ('77 - '82) that i have owned has one. i've never actually used the fitting as all the bikes i have worked on got grease applied directly to the splines during the resurrection process and i have never owned any of them long enough to r...
by winguyjo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition lock/switch detents
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: ignition lock/switch detents

well ... to answer my own question, it's both. the lock assembly has grooves cast into the section that mates with the plastic switch, which itself has 2 spring-loaded balls which drop into each of those grooves as you turn the key, providing a "detent". all of this is probably not much use to anyon...
by winguyjo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Project 83 gl1100
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Project 83 gl1100

i am going to have to backtrack on my previous comment. just came back from a 45 minute ride, so the bike had a chance to get good and hot. it occurred to me to check how hot the intake runners and valve covers were, and they were MUCH hotter than i expected. i had never, ever checked this except wh...
by winguyjo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Project 83 gl1100
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Project 83 gl1100

intake runners and valve covers should not get that hot, with or without mufflers attached. have you determined that the fan is kicking in then the temp gauge gets somewhere near the mid-point (assuming that the temp gauge works) ? have you determined that the water pump is pumping ? did you remove ...
by winguyjo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition lock/switch detents
Replies: 1
Views: 82

ignition lock/switch detents

are the detents built into the lock section or the switch section ? i know they are sold as a unit, but i may be able to put a working unit together from the hoard.

thanks, joe.
by winguyjo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Torque for the Timing Belt Tensioner Bolts

from my gl1100 FSM ... tighten the tensioner bolts and re-check valve timing.

from my gl1000 FSM ... tighten tensioner bolts securely.

no torque specs given anywhere that i could see.
by winguyjo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Interstate won't start
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 1985 GL1200 Interstate won't start

sorry, that should have read "if you DON'T have 12v there...".
by winguyjo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Interstate won't start
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 1985 GL1200 Interstate won't start

so with a new battery you now have to figure out why that power is not causing the starter to turn. you could do it with a test light but a digital multimeter is a much more versatile tool, and anyone who wants to troubleshoot an old bike or car should have one. they are not expensive. with a test l...
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Fixing those sticking switches!
Replies: 14
Views: 7884

Re: Fixing those sticking switches!

very good tutorial.
with these bikes getting so old, cleaning/regreasing handlebar switches is often the answer for many electrical problems. don't lose those tiny springs and steel balls !
should be a sticky.
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: If it aint broke, fix it till it is......
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: If it aint broke, fix it till it is......

i am quite familiar with the process of fixing something 'til it breaks. :oops:
if there was no issue there before you commenced the work, but started immediately after your work ... it's time to check your work.
by winguyjo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades

i went through this a while ago on my '75. i decided to file out a semi-circle on the bottom half of the switch to allow room for the wires. this did NOT work. the way the wires are connected inside the switch will never allow it to be tightened down flush to the handlebars ... they sit too high (or...
by winguyjo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Signal lights not working
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Signal lights not working

turn signal funkiness often comes down to just a bad ground. if you haven't already done so, remove and clean all grounds. inspect the bulb sockets themselves. also, there's a good chance the switch itself is gummed up with a cocktail of dried grease and dirt.
by winguyjo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions

thanks for the link. if i end up keeping this bike i will add that to the never-ending "to-do" list. ;)
by winguyjo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 83 Gl1100i bad knock
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: 83 Gl1100i bad knock

with those compression numbers i am surprised it even runs. by the way, compression should be checked with all 4 spark plugs removed and the throttle wide open. if you didn't have the throttle wide open during your test that would explain (at least in part) your horrible compression numbers. poor co...
by winguyjo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Oil Dipstick & Filter questions

i have a related question so i hope you don't mind if i hitch a ride on this thread ... i have a 1975 with a sight glass that is too dirty to see anything through, even with a good flashlight. apparently this was the only year that didn't come with a wiper screw on the sight glass. has anybody had a...
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd issue with GL1200 starter relay
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Odd issue with GL1200 starter relay

p.s. i hope you kept the old relay.
by winguyjo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd issue with GL1200 starter relay
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Odd issue with GL1200 starter relay

12v at the starter doesnt tell the whole story. i have scrapped many batteries that charged up to 12+ volts. the fact that you could jump start with a known good battery is pointing to a bad battery.
by winguyjo
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter won't turn over with plugs in
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Starter won't turn over with plugs in

i am going to assume that when you replaced the starter relay and starter that you cleaned their connections as well as the battery connections to a bright, shiny copper. what about the battery itself ? have you tested the battery or tried a jump start ? these big'uns need a healthy starting system.
by winguyjo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key
Replies: 24
Views: 750

Re: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key

another thing to try is a bit of wiggling/jiggling of the key. if it comes back to life doing this then you probably have a problem in the ignition switch area.
by winguyjo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Found this on the Youtube.
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Found this on the Youtube.

his videos are quite informative.