Center Stand


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Steve01
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Location: New Albany Ohio
Motorcycle: 1977 Honda GL1000

Center Stand

Post by Steve01 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:17 pm



I just purchase 2 1978 GL1000's. Weirdest thing - When they are on the center stands the back wheel is still on the ground with a decent amount of weight. Anybody see this before?



User avatar
Fred Camper
Posts: 1326
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: Center Stand

Post by Fred Camper » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Yup, same here. I have a 16 inch Lester on the back and it touches the ground unless I put the centerstand on a 1 inch board. Might be some sag going on with the stand. I do not worry about it as if I want to work on the rear I just use the board.

User avatar
ekvh
Posts: 324
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:52 am
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Motorcycle: 1977 gl1000

Re: Center Stand

Post by ekvh » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 am

Some have shortened the stand to make it easier to put it on and roll it off. Some however do get corroded and begin twisting forward. On one of mine it was getting harder and harder to get off the center stand before I finally crawled under and saw the crossmember the stand is attached to tearing apart.

I removed it and just put a straight piece of tubing across in its place. Center is just 6.4 Ibs of dead weight to me.

User avatar
SnoBrdr
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:01 am
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

129K Original Owner

Re: Center Stand

Post by SnoBrdr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am

ekvh wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 am
Some have shortened the stand to make it easier to put it on and roll it off. Some however do get corroded and begin twisting forward. On one of mine it was getting harder and harder to get off the center stand before I finally crawled under and saw the crossmember the stand is attached to tearing apart.

I removed it and just put a straight piece of tubing across in its place. Center is just 6.4 Ibs of dead weight to me.
I pulled mine off years ago when the same thing happened to me.

Steve01
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Location: New Albany Ohio
Motorcycle: 1977 Honda GL1000

Re: Center Stand

Post by Steve01 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks everyone. Makes sense.

Here is another question. The alternator / stator cap twisted off, so the rotor bolt is exposed. Has anyone experienced oil getting in there. I was concerned with oil coming out and getting all over.

User avatar
SnoBrdr
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:01 am
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

129K Original Owner

Re: Center Stand

Post by SnoBrdr » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Steve01 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am
Thanks everyone. Makes sense.

Here is another question. The alternator / stator cap twisted off, so the rotor bolt is exposed. Has anyone experienced oil getting in there. I was concerned with oil coming out and getting all over.
Had the same issue.

I ran it open for a bit wo an issue.

I then put a piece of duct tape over it.

I have a new cover to put on, at some point.

User avatar
gipsy42
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: Villa Adelina, Bs.As. Argentina
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 SE
1978 GL1000
Contact:

Re: Center Stand

Post by gipsy42 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:24 pm

Steve01 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am
Thanks everyone. Makes sense.

Here is another question. The alternator / stator cap twisted off, so the rotor bolt is exposed. Has anyone experienced oil getting in there. I was concerned with oil coming out and getting all over.
That cap part # is 12361-300-000 CAP, VALVE ADJ., the same one is used at rear differential, I got them from Wingstuff.
Mario
aka Gipsy42
And still riding...
I just regrets the things I haven't done.

http://www.surfcam.com.ar
http://www.cre-angeles.org.ar

Old Fogey
Posts: 785
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:09 am
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1979 GL1000
Contact:

Re: Center Stand

Post by Old Fogey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:52 am

gipsy42 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Steve01 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am
Thanks everyone. Makes sense.

Here is another question. The alternator / stator cap twisted off, so the rotor bolt is exposed. Has anyone experienced oil getting in there. I was concerned with oil coming out and getting all over.
That cap part # is 12361-300-000 CAP, VALVE ADJ., the same one is used at rear differential, I got them from Wingstuff.
That cap is the oldest part still manufactered by Honda. Used on a million different models from the Cub up.

0n the centre stand problem:
http://www.wingovations.com/checking-th ... 4579471101


'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

( Seriously, you haven't read all 115 pages of my http://www.wingovations.com website ?? :shock: )

Post Reply