Another "What part is this?"


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OldguyGlen
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Another "What part is this?"

Post by OldguyGlen » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:49 pm



Bike is going back together ('80 GL1100). Was in a million pieces, but I thought I had them all organized in dozens of tupperware tubs.
But I came up with an "orphan" part... where does it belong?? I found this part left over after I re-assembled the front master cylinder, but I can't swear if it belonged in that tub anyway. I then suspected it came off some handlebar assembly... switch, lever, etc. But I coudln't find a home for it there either. It looks like some kind of retainer pin... holds some other part from falling out of place.
Hope one of you guys will recognize it right away... take a guess if you're not sure... I'll follow up all suggestions.
Thanks.

Mystery part... carbs, brakes, switches, ????
Mystery part... carbs, brakes, switches, ????




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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by Wilcoy02 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 pm

It looks like a quarter. You can put them in a parking meter.


The bolt does not belong to a gl1100.

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by DaveO430 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:27 am

I agree with Wilcoy, I have had every part of an 1100 in my hand and don't remember that one.

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by OldguyGlen » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 pm

Well, now I am totally confused.
Our parking meters don't take coins anymore, the screw doesn't belong to the GL1100... so I guess I'll have to look for a new useful purpose for the washer.
I can't figure out how it ended up in the basket for the front master cylinder??
I am mentally reviewing any other tasks that had me dismantling stuff in my shop... not coming up with any prospects. If I toss it, its original purpose will surface immediately & I'll never find a replacement. But if I save it, I surely will never have a need for it. Yet another mystery of life....

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by jaimenv » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm

I would keep it, I always strip the hardware off from just about anything that I will toss away.
There's always the chance of it saving a trip to the hardware store.
Then again you know what you have/dont have.
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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by filterx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:46 pm

jaimenv wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
I would keep it, I always strip the hardware off from just about anything that I will toss away.
There's always the chance of it saving a trip to the hardware store.
Then again you know what you have/dont have.
Ya it looks specific for something and I have no idea what but keep it
On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain.

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by OldguyGlen » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:35 pm

The adventure continues.... another "orphan" part.
Looks like a rubber boot or cover for some kind of connection.It's about 1 inch long.
I found it with some radiator parts, but I'm not sure it belongs in that group.
Any help is appreciated.

Mystery boot or cover ???
Mystery boot or cover ???


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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by redbug » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 pm

That is a radiator hose clamp cover, the worm gear kind. Hot rod bling.
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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by redbug » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:06 pm

redbug wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 pm
That is a radiator hose clamp cover, the worm gear kind. Hot rod bling.
Wait change my mind clutch cable adjustment cover.
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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:07 pm

Yep he is right. It goes over the clamp on the top rad hose.

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by OldguyGlen » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:19 am

Thanks for the quick replies.
You are correct ! It is the radiator hose clamp cover. That top hose clamp is a tight fit. It is in close proximity to an electrical cable bundle. I'm glad to get this answer as it is easy to replace it while the bike is stripped down. It would be a bear after everything gets covered up.
As a caution to others... make note of the hose clamp locations / orientation for the radiator and fuel lines. I had several that I had to remove / readjust with great difficulty because they were inaccessible, or interference fits when the sub-assemblies were getting their final installation in the bike.

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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by OldguyGlen » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 am

Update on the first question above... the small retainer pin.
Yes, IT IS a GL1100 part. It goes into the bottom of the Front Master Cylinder.
It retains the brake light switch in position. See diagram below.
I rebuilt the MC and painted it. I taped over all the holes before painting. The tape, and fresh paint, completely camouflaged this small hole so I never saw it when re-assembling. Also note that I could not get the switch out of its hole, even with this pin removed... Any hints on getting the switch out... it seems a bit battered up.
While we're on the subject of the MC... The internal spring does NOT seem strong enough to push the piston back out. It did while it was in my hand. But now there is the brake lever, and the spring plunger on this switch that make it harder to return back to home. I do not have the brake line attached yet, but there is some fluid in the MC for lubrication.... but it still seems too tight. Will it return home easier after I have full fluid and some back pressure from the front wheel calipers???

Mystery retainer pin
Mystery retainer pin


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Re: Another "What part is this?"

Post by Wilcoy02 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:30 am

Thanks oldguy. I learned something new. Glad you educated us.



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