Gl1000 clutch?


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Gl1000 clutch?

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Ok. Thank all you guys for the help so far. I've almost got my goldwing ready for a long ride.

Problems I still have. If I don't down shift at just the right speed. I can't get it into 1st when I stop. Is this a major problem or just clutch adjustment. Or just the way 1979 gl1000 shifts?

And the bike has a little backfire while idling. And pretty noticeable poping on decel.

Im.guessing this is carb related.
Would you guys suggest paying someone to rebuild them right. Or get a single carb set up?

I've been looking into the single carb kits. And I think that's the way I want to go but I don't know much about them.


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Re: Gl1000 clutch?

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Naked Wing rider wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:14 pm Ok. Thank all you guys for the help so far. I've almost got my goldwing ready for a long ride.

Problems I still have. If I don't down shift at just the right speed. I can't get it into 1st when I stop. Is this a major problem or just clutch adjustment. Or just the way 1979 gl1000 shifts?

And the bike has a little backfire while idling. And pretty noticeable poping on decel.

Im.guessing this is carb related.
Would you guys suggest paying someone to rebuild them right. Or get a single carb set up?

I've been looking into the single carb kits. And I think that's the way I want to go but I don't know much about them.
The clutch is dragging. Probably just needs an adjustment at the release arm at the rear of the engine. It's tricky to get to but easy to do. Remove the two 10mm screws from the round cover, check you have the recommended amount of slack at the handlebar end, then, on the release arm, slacken the lockout, then turn the central screw in until you feel resistance, then back it off half a turn. Tighten lockout while holding the screw still. Job done.
The popping/backfiring is likely to be the enrichment valve diaphragm on top of the carbs.
If that's the only carb related problem you have, I would check it and do it yourself. If the carbs have other issues, they will need thorugh cleaning and possibly rebuild kits.
From what I've seen, single carb conversion are more trouble than they're worth. Some people say they've done it and they're great but many give up and revert to the original setup after proper cleaning and rebuild.
Maz
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A little bit of drag is normal and expected in most bikes, to get around the issue of shifting to first at a stop I usually downshift back to 2nd as I'm slowing for a stop and finally 1st just before coming to a complete stop....
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Yay. Got the clutch done in less than 20 minutes.

Finnaly able to ride it.

Only thing really concerning me now is. It is idling so low when its warm it's dieing at stops.

It's not the dogbone fuse. It's been replaced with standard blade fuses.

I drove it home which was a hour drive and don't do this. And it's not been sitting long while I've been working out the bugs. And I've been cranking it to keep it run.

Only thing I'm thinking right now is to run 2-3 cans of sea foam through it. Not all at once.

And just hold the throttle at stops?

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Gl1000 clutch?

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Naked Wing rider wrote: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:22 am Yay. Got the clutch done in less than 20 minutes.

Finnaly able to ride it.

Only thing really concerning me now is. It is idling so low when its warm it's dieing at stops.

It's not the dogbone fuse. It's been replaced with standard blade fuses.

I drove it home which was a hour drive and don't do this. And it's not been sitting long while I've been working out the bugs. And I've been cranking it to keep it run.

Only thing I'm thinking right now is to run 2-3 cans of sea foam through it. Not all at once.

And just hold the throttle at stops?

Any other suggestions?
Increase the idle speed with the idle speed adjustment screw! It's on the right side of the carbs where the throttle linkage is.
Maz


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