I'm gonna need help.


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Cattmando
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I'm gonna need help.

Post by Cattmando » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:37 pm



Just bought a partially disassembled 82 standard. There are parts missing but it can live again. At the least, small carb parts and air cleaner. It's going to set in the van until I finish my 91 Kawasaki Zephyr (now running good but needs more cosmetics), and chain 'n sprockets for the NC700DTS-X. In the meantime, I'll be inventoring and collecting pieces.

Battery is dead for sure, don't know about charging system but I'll find out soon. It's been down for at least 4 years (last tag says 2014) but clear title and fairly clean exterior. It came with both Honda and Clymer service manuals so that will help.

I have experience, this is my fifth Old Gold. But also the roughest. Right now just seeking advice and encouragement. :)





winguyjo
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Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete.
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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by winguyjo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:40 am

roughest ? looks pretty decent from here, but i know that the pics do hide a lot.
anyhow, looks like a very worthwhile project; good luck with it.

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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by Cattmando » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 pm

So far, brake caliper rebuild kit from All Balls failed, the dust seal is too "fat". Gonna order OEM from
PARTZILLA. Has anyone else used All Balls caliper rebuild kits successfully?


Single carb conversion ordered. Used OEM carb set ordered. Gates timing belts, Fram oil filter, and NGK Iridium plugs awaiting installation.

New battery ion hand. Engine spins, all lights work.

More to come.

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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:06 pm

Cattmando wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 pm
So far, brake caliper rebuild kit from All Balls failed, the dust seal is too "fat". Gonna order OEM from
PARTZILLA. Has anyone else used All Balls caliper rebuild kits successfully?


Single carb conversion ordered. Used OEM carb set ordered. Gates timing belts, Fram oil filter, and NGK Iridium plugs awaiting installation.

New battery ion hand. Engine spins, all lights work.

More to come.
I always used rebuild kits from https://www.partsnmore.com on my GL1100, with no complaints or issues.

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Location: Milford NH summer and fall Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by newday777 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:29 am

Allballs is bearing kits, not brake caliper rebuild kits.

K&L does the brake kits.

On the GL1100 brake kits, you have to look at the list of compatibility to be sure you get the correct kit for the year and which caliper, as there are many changes from 1980/81, to 1982, to 1983.
Unfortunately many listing don't show the complete listing of fitment so you have to do your homework.

Cattmando wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 pm
So far, brake caliper rebuild kit from All Balls failed, the dust seal is too "fat". Gonna order OEM from
PARTZILLA. Has anyone else used All Balls caliper rebuild kits successfully?


Single carb conversion ordered. Used OEM carb set ordered. Gates timing belts, Fram oil filter, and NGK Iridium plugs awaiting installation.

New battery ion hand. Engine spins, all lights work.

More to come.

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Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer and fall Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by newday777 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:39 am

I've dealt with this guy for 10 years now and he is fast shipping and will replace if wrong kit. His listings usually have the complete fitment list and his prices usually can't be beat.

This is his 82 gl1100 search. Be sure to look for 82 gl1100 in the fitment. GL1100I(interstate, might be the same on most brake parts). GL1100A will have different number kits.

http://www.ebaystores.com/GEORGEFIXS-MO ... d=59877813

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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by Cattmando » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:43 pm

Agree All Balls are bearing kits but these breaker kits are clearly labeled All Balls, so... Anyway, the part number listed on the rear caliper kit dust seal is different from that listed in the front caliper kit. I've sent the whole order back and ordered OEM from Partzilla.com. only a little more expensive. Kits also contained new keeper pins and bleeder bolt caps which aren't needed anyway. Thanks for your response.
newday777 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:29 am
Allballs is bearing kits, not brake caliper rebuild kits.

K&L does the brake kits.

On the GL1100 brake kits, you have to look at the list of compatibility to be sure you get the correct kit for the year and which caliper, as there are many changes from 1980/81, to 1982, to 1983.
Unfortunately many listing don't show the complete listing of fitment so you have to do your homework.

Cattmando wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 pm
So far, brake caliper rebuild kit from All Balls failed, the dust seal is too "fat". Gonna order OEM from
PARTZILLA. Has anyone else used All Balls caliper rebuild kits successfully?


Single carb conversion ordered. Used OEM carb set ordered. Gates timing belts, Fram oil filter, and NGK Iridium plugs awaiting installation.

New battery ion hand. Engine spins, all lights work.

More to come.

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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by Cattmando » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:54 pm

Just read Greg's Winter Project. Many great pictures and well documented refresh on his '80 GL1100. I will reference it continuously as I proceed with my 82. Today, drained the radiator and oil. Found no spring in the oil filter, spring and washer ordered. Awaiting many parts. Tomorrow, timing belts using the suggested method at this site. I did the belts on my 75 many years ago and have replaced the timing belt on several ST1100s so familiar with the process.

I'll pull the front wheel, forks, and radiator first. I like plenty of clearance.

Gonna pull the tank, based on Greg's success. Following his example just makes sense.

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Re: I'm gonna need help.

Post by Cattmando » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Received a set of carbs, timing belts, oil filter, and a sonic cleaner. Also a set of plugs, but the wrong ones.

Got the front wheel off and ran all the brake parts thru the sonic cleaner. Front end has a detent so ordering a set of head bearings. Waiting for more stuff.



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