New Ride....(pics)


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New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Thu May 02, 2019 12:37 am



Hi everyone,

Being a glutton for punishment I have bought the 1982 GL1100 below. Happy cosmetically but she hasnt been used in 2 years!!! Only goy her yesterday and have just removed spark plugs and dropped in some WD40 before gently cranking her over at some point.

Those bars have got to go ASAP though and I want bars like those on my 1200 Aspencade!

Question is what would be your first few jobs on a bike like this?

Thanks...















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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Maz » Thu May 02, 2019 1:55 am

Psycheonabike wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:37 am
Hi everyone,

Being a glutton for punishment I have bought the 1982 GL1100 below. Happy cosmetically but she hasnt been used in 2 years!!! Only goy her yesterday and have just removed spark plugs and dropped in some WD40 before gently cranking her over at some point.

Those bars have got to go ASAP though and I want bars like those on my 1200 Aspencade!

Question is what would be your first few jobs on a bike like this?

Thanks...

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Change cam belts, strip and clean, clean, clean the carbs.
Depending on whether or not the PO fitted shorter cables for those bars, you may have to get longer ones. My GL1000 was fitted with the original flat bars when I got it, but I changed to higher bars (Z900 ones actually) and I didn't have to fit longer cables/hoses.

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by dingdong » Thu May 02, 2019 7:45 am

Fenders would be my first priority.

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Good Hondog » Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 am

dingdong wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:45 am
Fenders would be my first priority.
+1 on that, definitely.

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by winguyjo » Thu May 02, 2019 11:53 am

i'll take that kind of punishment any day ... nice bike !

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Thu May 02, 2019 2:26 pm

So tried to start her up after gently rocking in gear to unstick any stickiness lol.... to cut a long story short the starter was faulty so removed and soldered the offending part and 're fitted. She turned over but started pissing out fault from the exhaust!!! Suspecting sticking needle or float valve......removed carbs and cleaned. They weren't too bad but one looked like it was GREEN inside and the jets looked awful. Managed to clean them up and paid is attention to the holes in the jets cleaning with a small bit of work and carb cleaner.

One thing that definitely wasn't right was that in two of the carbs the main jet was loose/disconnected and rattling around the bowl...!!!!

Refitted evwrything and needless to say exactly the same problem. She will start but just stops unless I give her full choke and high revs.

I did notice that she doesn't seem to be firing on two cylinders but I guess that could be the fuel problem.

Also when I was removing the carbs I could see the front right ctlylinder was swashing around with fuel.....???

Thoughts?

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by patbrandon1 » Fri May 03, 2019 12:24 am

That "in two of the carbs the main jet was loose/disconnected and rattling around the bowl...!!!!" statement made me pause and think, it could have caused a problem and plugged the holes, or damaged something, but I doubt it. When I hear that two cylinders aren't firing I tend to think coils. Do you know which cylinders aren't firing? If it is a combination of 1 & 3 or 2 & 4, I would check the coils.

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Maz » Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 am

As I suggested above, clean, clean, clean the carbs. Fuel in the cylinder is due to carb flooding, probably a faulty float valve. Those carbs need to be stripped, cleaned (again) and rebuilt with all new rubber bits. Fuel in the cylinder will cause a hydrolocking situation leading to all sorts of damage, like bent conrods.
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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 am

Well its NOT Hydrolocked so that good news! I'll not be turning her over again until the carbs are done. On my list is:

1. Clean Carbs again and for re-build kit (I know I know but its worth a go....)
2. Change Oil and Filter
3. Replace Coils (on their way...)
4. Run some Carb Cleaner through 'em
5. Replace Timing Belts

More cosmetically....the flat bars are growing on my actually - the PO fitted Goodridge steel hoses too that wouldn't stretch to Interstate bars....I am thinking about this one :roll:

Regarding Timing Belts is there a good aftermarket brand you recommend - bear in mind I am in the UK so there's am sad lack of parts for the GL100 here.

Thanks for reading!

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by DenverWinger » Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am

Honda OEM belts are in fact Gates T-274 belts rebranded "Honda". Amazon.com sells Gates T-274 for about $17 ea. in the US. Worth checking to see if the Amazon UK or EU outlets have them. Might even be available for more $ thru local Auto Parts outlets. (they are in US).
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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Fri May 03, 2019 7:56 am

Ordered - for those in the UK who are after the same make DenverWinger mentions I got mine at David Silver spares - https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/GL1 ... rt_196316/

Thanks again!

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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Maz » Fri May 03, 2019 8:19 am

David Silver is very good... but postage costs are a bit of a rip-off. I'm not sure where in the UK you are, but if you get the chance to visit David Silvers museum, go with a shopping list and collect all your bits in person. It's worth it! Oh, and the museum is excellent too!
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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Mon May 06, 2019 1:16 pm

Took carbs off again and cleaned more throughly. Fitted new starter motor and changed oil - temp as I'll change again with a new filter when main work done.

Just waiting for interstate bars but I'll have to get a longer set if front brake lines - pity as PO fitted well hoses.

Also timing belts on the way.

So she fired up. A bit noisy, knocking a bit until fluids all started circulating....then I too her out. Suspension was AWFUL!!! Came back and checked this air pressure- almost nothing in rear and 55psi in the front. So changed this to 25 in front and 40 in rear.

Out again....a bit better but still like riding over cobbled street!!! Fork oil maybe?

Then....she stalled. Just like that. Turning over with new starter great...just not starting. Don't ask me why but I thought instinctively it was a fuel problem. Checked flow from fuel tap (petcock for my US friends) and it dribbled out fine. Put fuel hose back on and after a couple more kick she started up.

Away we went again.....but not for long! Same again. Stalled.....defo fuel I am thinking so checked fuel tap again only this time nothing....not even a dribble?

I'm hopeful my new project is looking promising. Here's a video of her ticking over when the fuel was obviously flowing.



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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by chief771 » Thu May 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Glad to hear you are getting rid of those ugly handle bars. It should be a crime to do that to any motorcycle. Just my opinion of course. :-)
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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by chief771 » Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 pm

Have you changed the fuel filter and checked the tank for rust? I would pull the carbs and clean them up really well or at least pull the bowls and check to see how dirty they are. Just a suggestion.
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Re: New Ride....(pics)

Post by Psycheonabike » Fri May 10, 2019 12:28 am

Yeah carbs pulled and cleaned twice now. New tap on its way and got new coils. A weekend of bike play coming up.....



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