Restoring a 1979 GL1000


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Restoring a 1979 GL1000

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i need help. I bought a 1979 gl1000. I rebuilt tje caeburetora. They were super gunked up. Im now tring to set the timing. The points are set up with .3 mm gap. The spark plugs are getting spark but it doesnt start. It turns over strong.i can not get the test light to turm on when turning the motor by hand i feel really close to waking up the beast. Just stick roght now.


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Spark,fuel and sufficient compression.That's all that's needed to make a cylinder fire.
Which one is wrong.?
Until you can get a pop out of it,don't worry about the point setting.Just get them to open at the F mark. Your test lamp should light up(key and kill switch on) as soon as the points open.You do probe the point wire to ground.There's a procedure to precision settings called "split the difference" that improves running.
If the plugs are damp with fuel and the plugs have spark it should at least pop if there above 90 psi of compression.
Do check that.
Once you can get a pop out of it you can go back and do a proper alignment of the timing,points ,valves and carbs.
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Thank you so much for replying. The problem is that the test light is never coming on when i turn it but that does'nt make sense because i see spark on each of the spark plugs. I want to hear pops but no popping. Well my carburetors were so very gunked up tha t i hadd to jb weld the tips of the jets back in place ion carb 1 and 4. but i did do a good job on that. Another problem is that the carburetors bowls are a bit lose on some of the screws its actually leaking quit a bit on carburetor 4 but the rest seemm to be not leaking. The guy before me stripted some screws. I need to put bigger screws or pack it with jb weld putty and tap new threads. Which do u think would be better? Do u think that me be the problem with no popping? I also checkes the timing belts they seem to be in tact but this bike has been sitting outside for a while and looks a little rusty in there i still want to wake this beast up. Its nice to know o have big bros helping me out. Youve already earned mad cool bro points.
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I also never checked the compression yet. But how often do these thing lose compression? And if there is no compression can i still rebuild it? So that very well could be the problem.
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waxnjackson wrote:Thank you so much for replying. The problem is that the test light is never coming on when i turn it but that does'nt make sense because i see spark on each of the spark plugs. I want to hear pops but no popping. Well my carburetors were so very gunked up tha t i hadd to jb weld the tips of the jets back in place ion carb 1 and 4. but i did do a good job on that. Another problem is that the carburetors bowls are a bit lose on some of the screws its actually leaking quit a bit on carburetor 4 but the rest seemm to be not leaking. The guy before me stripted some screws. I need to put bigger screws or pack it with jb weld putty and tap new threads. Which do u think would be better? Do u think that me be the problem with no popping? I also checkes the timing belts they seem to be in tact but this bike has been sitting outside for a while and looks a little rusty in there i still want to wake this beast up. Its nice to know o have big bros helping me out. Youve already earned mad cool bro points.
Is your test lamp connected across the points? i.e. positive lead of test light connected to the arm of the points that moves and negative lead to ground (if you're using an LED. If you're using a filament bulb, either way round will work)? If so, and you are definitely getting a spark at plugs, then it will light.
As for the float bowl screws, I had the same problem. I bought a Helicoil Thread Repair Kit (not sure if you call them that in the U.S.),tapped them out larger and fitted the stainless Helicoil thread to bring them back to correct size.


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Ok sensei. I bought a compression tester from harbor freight. I hooked it upto number 2 spark plug and only have 30 psi. Ibam getting pops bit very weak fainting pops. Im thinking the next step is to put some oil in the spark plugs to lube the rings a bit? Or should i just start with buying an engine rebuild kit?
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waxnjackson wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:39 pm Ok sensei. I bought a compression tester from harbor freight. I hooked it upto number 2 spark plug and only have 30 psi. Ibam getting pops bit very weak fainting pops. Im thinking the next step is to put some oil in the spark plugs to lube the rings a bit? Or should i just start with buying an engine rebuild kit?
You can't buy a engine rebuild kit in total. You can get many of the parts but not all.

Honda stopped making/supplying parts many, many years ago.
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So what do u think the next step would be? There are other rebuild kits i can get from ebay
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waxnjackson wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:09 am So what do u think the next step would be? There are other rebuild kits i can get from ebay
Well I have no idea what is included in those "rebuild" kits.

Can you post a link to one.
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waxnjackson wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:25 am Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/182588793240

That's just a gasket/seal kit.

It includes no hard parts, bearings, pistons, rings, etc.

Guess we have different ideas on what a "engine rebuild" kit is.

You first need to identify what the actual issue is and then go from there.

Did you put the oil in to try and see if it's just a stuck ring that's causing the low compression.


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