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by shayme98
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: emission / exhaust gases
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: emission / exhaust gases

I had exhaust smell exactly like you described when I got my bike. The exhaust header below the head area was the culprit. Very hard to see. The factory welds will eventually rust a crack can develop. For me the crack was about 3-4 inches long. It's very hard to see with the exhaust mounted to the b...
by shayme98
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

I ordered a solenoid for $10 from Amazon. Installation required Dremel tool for shaving down plastic female connector from bike to solenoid. Installed old original starter I picked from eBay for $55. Started up like a charm on first turn. Doesn't sound like it's trying hard to start. No issues now a...
by shayme98
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

I read through again, (ive never trained in electrics.) I believe now I understand, that there was essentially no resistance at .2 ohms, meaning solenoid is bad. Thanks for the help. Looks like I need to order a replacement.
by shayme98
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

It’s a safe bet the sprag clutch is still a problem, regardless of the solenoid etc., so if another application or two of Seafoam doesn’t fix it completely you’re going to have to get that deep into it, i’m afraid... I will definitely run a couple more cans through before I tear it open. Thank you.
by shayme98
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

You would need to dismantle it to check if the contacts are welded together.. sure you can run just a straight continuity test with a multi meter. If you attach a probe to each pole/post of the solenoid - there should be NO continuity.. if you have LITTLE or NO resistance - then you have a CONSTANT...
by shayme98
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

I got the starter solenoid out, checked it out, it looks really clean and newer. I don't see anything welded between the contact points for the cables go or where the fuse attaches. Could it simply be an internal issue and should just replace solenoid or can I bench test it?
by shayme98
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

Thank you all for the information. I really want to keep this bike for the next few years at least, so I hope this won't be too time consuming. I've already replaced the u-joint which wasn't too bad once I had a lock ring removal/install tool. Holidays are over, so I headed and and started it again....
by shayme98
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

Thank you for the quick replies.

I posted video of the incident last night so you can hear it.

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The starter on it was replaced by PO, but it's a Taiwan part. I bought an old OEM Honda starter last month. I can swap out.

-Banks
by shayme98
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 764

CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

Hey everyone! I really hope someone can help point me in the right direction here. I need some help as I'm clueless how what happened tonight could be possible. I searched the forum for similar, nothing found. 1981 GL1100 Interstate. Has been running excellent with the exception of the intermittent ...
by shayme98
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 157
Views: 23635

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Just got the bike back together and running well. Smoother. Had to replace the swingarm bearings so waited on parts. Had the exhaust pipes welded at cracks on the top header area on both sides, much better. GETTING READY FOR A TRIP DOWN THR PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY NEXT MONTH!
by shayme98
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 157
Views: 23635

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Thanks guys. The functionality is amazing. I think I want an aspencade next, mid to late 80's. If/when I get around to it. I find it hard to part with bikes that I have labored on as I know so much about them and have 'bonded' with them. I got the driveshaft/ U-joint out just right now. Pretty wore ...
by shayme98
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Question about windshield height
Replies: 32
Views: 2826

Re: Question about windshield height

THIS...

Looking through air is always better than through plastic, rain or shine.
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The whole point of motorcycling is to feel like you're NOT in a cage.
by shayme98
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 157
Views: 23635

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

History: Past 13 years since starting motorcycles I've had a 92 CBR 600, 03 Yamaha FZ1, both those are gone. FZ was great and very solid/reliable. Just not comfortable for days on end touring. Now I have a 94 DR350 which is such a little badass and fun taking on the trails. Wife and I used to motorc...