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by winguyjo
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: suggestions needed for carb fix
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: suggestions needed for carb fix

a welch plug is a good idea, thanks !
by winguyjo
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

so the carbs aren't quite as healthy as they look in the pics. in that case, you might want to go with a kit from randakks. it may seem like a load of money for a small handful of rubber bits but the quality, so far, has been beyond reproach and could save a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth.
by winguyjo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: suggestions needed for carb fix
Replies: 2
Views: 83

suggestions needed for carb fix

while cleaning a set of gl1000 carbs i found that the "block-off plug" on the front side of carb #2 is missing. this is where the throttle shaft for carbs 2 and 4 ends. looking for ideas on what to use to replace it. a dime is much too big and i don't have a lathe to trim one down neatly. ...
by winguyjo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

my answer to that is ... yes, and no. it seems to be almost unanimously accepted the the oem brass parts that (i assume) you currently have are, with a good cleaning, far superior to anything included in an aftermarket kit. likewise, the rubber bits are deemed to be of inferior quality. the float ne...
by winguyjo
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

those 2 jets are held in only by the friction of the o ring that surrounds each one. the saddle that you are touching is pressed upon by the float bowl when it is installed, thus providing a good hold-own force. to remove, gently work that saddle upwards, a flat screwdriver usually makes a good pry ...
by winguyjo
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

cool ! your next move should be to take a look at the bottom, ie. remove the float bowls. this will tell you a lot about the condition of the carbs. someone is going to tell you ... and i DON'T disagree with them, that randakks kits are the only way to go when rebuilding these carbs. they are way mo...
by winguyjo
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

i wasn't expecting that ... you are comparing 2 completely different parts, the long slender one is a main jet needle which mounts in the vacuum slider (on the top section of the carb under the vacuum cap). the short one is the fuel shut-off needle, which is mounted on the float valve (in the bottom...
by winguyjo
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Rebuilding carbs

previous owners get up to some weird stuff. for all we know, he could have put a bunch of lawnmower needles in there. maybe put up a pic of the needles side by side, and advise what carbs you have ... could be from a different year of goldwing.
by winguyjo
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: overheating or wrong temp?
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: overheating or wrong temp?

you could try swapping spark plugs with one of the good running cylinders and see if the problem moves. also, you could check for fuel in the bowl of the poorly running cylinder by opening the bowl drain screw.
by winguyjo
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 Goldwing problem
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: 1993 Goldwing problem

i will be curious to read what others think, but to me that sounds like a slipping clutch. is this bike new to you ? if not, has it been slowly getting worse ? have you recently done an oil change using non-motorcycle oil ?
by winguyjo
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Center Stand Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

Re: Center Stand Technique

i had one ... can't recall if it was a 1000 or 1100 ... it was insanely difficult to get on the center stand. eventually i started sniffing around and found that someone had done some welding on the center stand and clearly did not get it right. i grabbed one from the hoard and installed it. problem...
by winguyjo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing

these starters do not have a bendix drive. the drive gear is constantly meshed with a sprocket which drives a chain. i am thinking you should check voltage at the starter/listen to hear if the starter is actually spinning (the sprague clutch is known to get gummed up and not work properly)/remove , ...
by winguyjo
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing

sounds like the problem is probably elsewhere then. what voltage are you getting at the starter while attempting to crank ?
by winguyjo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: '87 1200 I -starter button does nothing

my prime suspect would be the battery. sounds like it has barely enough power to crank the engine and only after you have bypassed a few connections. have it load tested and/or try jump starting from a known good battery (12.x volts on a voltmeter doesn't tell the whole story with a battery).
by winguyjo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Started on the head gasket job....
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Started on the head gasket job....

yes.
the right side cam sprocket will want to move out of position so you have to find a way to hold it steady while you put the belt on.
by winguyjo
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Kill switch/ Starter button
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Kill switch/ Starter button

disconnect the starter solenoid entirely and check for continuity across the two main terminals. you should have an open circuit. sounds like the solenoid has failed (terminals fused together) in the "start" position.
by winguyjo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1st project: 77 GL1000 wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: 1st project: 77 GL1000 wiring

on a 44 year-old bike that has been sitting for 5 years, the handlebar switches are high on the list of suspects. dis-assembling and cleaning them usually gives a good result.
by winguyjo
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need major help on starter for 85 interstate
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Need major help on starter for 85 interstate

unless i am mistaken, OEM starters are no longer available new, so you must be buying aftermarket starters ? that could be your problem right there. the OEM honda starters are good for around 35 years, then usually just need cleaning and new brushes, so i would look for a used one and rebuild it. i ...
by winguyjo
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Recent restoration rides like CRAP. Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 1114

Re: Recent restoration rides like CRAP. Help!

if the fork seals were really tight, i imagine they could provide enough resistance to give the symptom you describe. did they feel super tight going on ?
by winguyjo
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: heel/toe shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: heel/toe shifter

thanks for the reply ... it has floorboards . i know for sure i have a shift lever in the hoard and i am almost positive if have a set of footpegs (i resisted the urge to sell them because they seem to be scarce now).
by winguyjo
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: heel/toe shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 202

heel/toe shifter

a gl1100 has popped up that i think is worth looking at. it has a heel/toe shifter on it which i would want to put back to stock ... nothing against heel/toe shifters per se, i am just too old and i repair/ride too many different bikes to be messing around with this stuff. to put it back to stock is...
by winguyjo
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 wing electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: 1982 wing electrical problem

" ...and it sets in the basement thru the winter ...". i am going to assume that you did not have a battery tender hooked up to it then. it's a great item to have when you live in a place that actually has winter; saves you having to remember to charge it every month or two.
by winguyjo
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Buy or Run Away?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: Buy or Run Away?

sound like you WANT a wing, and nobody here is going to chastise you for that. sounds like you are willing and able and know what you are getting into with an old bike. i would definitely go look at it.
by winguyjo
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake seized
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Front brake seized

agreed ! i somehow thought he had rebuilt the calipers.
by winguyjo
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake seized
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Front brake seized

sounds like the fluid return port inside the master cylinder is clogged. if i remember correctly, it's a tiny (very tiny) hole within a hole in the bottom of the master cylinder (it's been a while since i did it and there have been numerous other makes/models worked on since). if i am wrong someone ...