New 1100 owner


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imboot
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New 1100 owner

Post by imboot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:52 pm



I have been looing for a new project so i bought a 1981 gl1100 it is a base modle with no bags or fairings has a top box witch is aftermarket. 7k miles has not seen the road since 1984. I have to split the case to reseal the case halves so a refresh will be in order, none of the hydraulics are in working order. While i am in there are there any internal updates i should be looking at starter clutch, clutch basket and so on. I plan on putting the bike back as stock as i can but with a goal towards better drivability and reliability. I will try to get pictures up tomorrow

Thanks William



imboot
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Re: New 1100 owner

Post by imboot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:25 pm









pictures as promised note even came with tool bag and owners manual

Earl43P
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Re: New 1100 owner

Post by Earl43P » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:58 am

Hello William and welcome.

Based on my own experience with an 82, I would recommend removing the heads (duh, if splitting the case).
Lap the valves into their seats, replace the valve guide seals, install new timing belts, set the valve lash, clean the gas tank (I had mine done by Elizabeth Radiator along with RedKote, he'll ship) and rebuild or replace the petcock. I'd plan on a new water pump and transmission seal kit (duh, again), new fuel pump/filter/hoses and a carb rebuild (Pistol Pete? or use another recommended re-builder), throttle cables, tach cable, speedo cable and drive unit. Rebuild the air shocks and plan for new fork seals/service, new front brake SS lines / MC. New plugs, wires/caps and coils, wheel bearings, steering stem bearings, the task/parts list goes on and on. Depends on your wrenching ability, bike condition and $$!

Many of those tasks may be deferred until your next winter maintenance lull.
Your bike looks to be in pretty good shape, congrats!


https://www.randakks.com/honda-gl-1100.html < for many hard to find parts.
When all else fails, RTFM!

99 Valkyrie Interstate
82 GL1100 Sold 3/3/17
93 GL1500 Redwing
04 ST1300 Bought 3/4/17, next DD after farkles

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: New 1100 owner

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:19 am

READ and do before you split..splitting cases is a last resort and may not be needed After doing the below and riding it easy for a couple of hundred miles and doing an oil change or two within 500 miles you might be good to go for a long time. IMHO

http://www.randakksblog.com/starting-a- ... ng-lay-up/
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

imboot
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Re: New 1100 owner

Post by imboot » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:56 am

Unfortunately i have to split the case becouse oil is leaking from the middle of the two case halves. I can only assume the engine oil became acidic.

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Hoosier Jack
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Re: New 1100 owner

Post by Hoosier Jack » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 am

Nice motorcycle. It's a shame nobody has been riding it. Good for you though.

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Wheelburr
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Re: New 1100 owner

Post by Wheelburr » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:17 am

Upgrade the stator while you are in there.



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