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by OldguyGlen
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brakes not engaging after rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Rear brakes not engaging after rebuild

Doing similar total rebuild of brakes, MC's and Calipers. Still in pieces at this point, but I've done some trial bleeding, and repeatedly re-bled while doing pressure style forcing of pistons out of the seized assemblies. It takes only a minuscule amount of air to diminish actuator pressure. The re...
by OldguyGlen
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carb cleaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: GL1100 carb cleaning?

I finally got them working. Much spraying with carb cleaner, air, and poking with a fine wire . Used a 0.011" wire, when the 0.014" wire proved too big. Takes some patience. Thanks for the advise all.
by OldguyGlen
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carb cleaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: GL1100 carb cleaning?

Thanks Dave,
That's why I ask. All you "Been there...Done that" guys are a big help. Saves me from making a mistake.
by OldguyGlen
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carb cleaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: GL1100 carb cleaning?

Thanks for the reply. I have multiple small wires (0.010" to 0.025") that I used for other jets. Don't know what size this particular port hole is. But the hole is on the inboard side. Its hard to find that tiny hole working blind, with a "U" shaped bend in my wire probe. It way too long a reach to ...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Straighten bent brake lever.
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Straighten bent brake lever.

I had heard about some ways to straighten bent levers. I thank prior posters for that info. They are cast aluminum and will easily snap off instead of bending. I had great success, so I will share my method here. You have to anneal the aluminum first. Heat area with a torch... but they melt at only ...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 carb cleaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

GL1100 carb cleaning?

Got 'em pretty well ready for re-assembly, but can't get acceleration pump discharge nozzles clean. There is a tiny hole on the inboard side of these tiny brass plugs (by the choke butterfly). Do these nozzles come out? I don't want to end up breaking them, or not being able to reinsert them properl...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 32
Views: 4226

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

A few general comments from an old guy. While platinum and iridium alloys are an improvement, the real reason spark plugs last so long today is in the ignition voltage. Back in the day (40's, 50's) point type ignitions and magnetos might produce 5,000-10,000 volts. Today's electronic ignitions produ...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Finally got the clutch pivot bolt loose. Removed the perch from the bar and mounted it on 3 ft piece of 7/8" pipe. Used heat, PB Blaster, impact driver, and prayer. Bolt is pretty well damaged now, but perch seems OK. Need to add that to my buy list. Now a new hiccup. That tiny little brass stud nex...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Thank you WingAdmin for featuring my project in the new Jan 2019 Newsletter. Made me feel very welcome in this community. It is going to be a long winter project, but I will try to post progress. He mentioned my prior project... a 1966 Honda 90. Here are some before / after pics of that bike. WP_201...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Thanks for explaining the "green" gas. Here's where I'm at now... Float valve needles (2) have the little plungers stuck. Been soaking them. Forums say aftermarkets bad. Any ideas? Low speed jets pressed in. Removal is risky. Can they be cleaned in-situ? What if all side holes don't get perfectly cl...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Progress.... Still taking stuff apart to assess final bill of materials to buy..... Carb rack is out. Flipped it over to look into the bowls as a first impression of condition... pretty bad in there, reeks of varnish. But a few things puzzle me. Carb #3 looks brand new, clean. But the acel pump plun...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Thanks Red, and Aussie... nice to know I'm not the only guy who prowls these forums in the middle of the night... I'm too busy in the daytime. I tried the compression test again, with some fresh PB Blaster down the holes, and THROTTLE WIDE OPEN. All cyl's in the 170-175 psi range... Yeah !! Also ope...
by OldguyGlen
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

New questions. Compression check... #1=72 psi, #2=75, #3=155, & #4=150. Added more PB Blaster into #1 - #2 and pressure rose to #1=130, #2=105 (but later #2 dropped back to 75 psi.) Since at 20k miles the rings shouln't be worn out. And valve trouble probably wouln't be helped by spraying oil into t...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Stuck Two Stroke Piston
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Stuck Two Stroke Piston

I know the feeling. Got a '66 Honda 90 for free in 1975. Wife didn't want the kids near it. I was a rider in my youth, but sold 'em all when I got married. Stuck this Honda 90 out back of the shed (outdoors). It sat there 40 years. Kids grown, and my wife died after a wonderful 51 yr marriage. I nee...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

DSCF0816.JPG DSCF0818.JPG All brake components now apart. Cleaned up pretty well. Use of spare MC worked like a charm. Someone apparently tried to disassemble them with a vice grip and crowbar... unsuccessfully. Outboard rim of the pistons were chewed up, but that region is outboard of the seals, s...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Ok, I got the rear MC apart. Just let it soak with the fluid in it a few days, worked the piston back & forth over a range where the pressure relief hole was still covered. It got easier and easier, until I could move it against the spring by hand. Then it popped out by itself far enough to grab it ...
by OldguyGlen
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

The owner & I have worked out options on ownership. We are friends & neither one wants to take advantage. He doesn't want to sell too cheap, since he believes it's not in that bad of shape. I don't want to pay too much, even before I know what needs fixing. So I now have an agreed "option" to buy it...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Thanks to the above for the quick, friendly, encouraging replies. I soaked it with fogging oil in the plug holes, before turning the engine by wrench. +1 on the suggestion to do compression test. Need to get a jumper battery for cranking 1st. Battery seems to be same as my jetskis. In fact, my 900 c...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

New member here, just starting winter project. Looks like I found the right forum... been browsing past topics. I'm an old guy, 77 yrs old, widowed, and getting back into 2-wheeling after decades on the sidelines. Restored a '66 Honda 90 last winter, just for practice (had been outdoor stored for 40...