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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   08-08-2016, 10:42 PM
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The paving is totally done - for the first time...

The paving is totally done - for the first time in many years. If you are planning a trip over I would suggest going east to west - starting in St Marys Mt - there is rarely a wait on this entrance...
Forum: Altered Induction   05-29-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By newtscoots
I believe the Gl1100 has vacuum distributor...

I believe the Gl1100 has vacuum distributor advance hooked to vacuum line on the carb - I don't know if that makes a difference. I have tried adjusting the screws as in on line instructions- as well...
Forum: Altered Induction   05-29-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By newtscoots
Single carb Gl1000 - can't get it to idle

Hoping someone has an easy or obvious fix that I am missing. Converted 1978 Gl1000 to single carb VW pic 34 type carb - I have hooked up the electric choke and solenoid - drilled out the choke screws...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   04-10-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By newtscoots
I bought a low mileage 78 a few years back. So...

I bought a low mileage 78 a few years back. So far have replaced > timing belts ,head gaskets ( I did one - then the other within weeks - should have done both at the same time). Replaced stator ,...
Forum: Altered Induction   03-15-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By newtscoots
Thanks DKL - it is a VW 34 carb- the little brass...

Thanks DKL - it is a VW 34 carb- the little brass colored doodad at the bottom is a solenoid? I was unsure on that. As to sending the current carbs off to an expert - I followed the book - twice had...
Forum: Altered Induction   03-14-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By newtscoots
It is a VW type carb - I did buy on E-Bay - new...

It is a VW type carb - I did buy on E-Bay - new set up. Went back & looked at the listing - and it was supposed to include instructions - seller must have missed them - I have asked him to send them...
Forum: Altered Induction   03-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By newtscoots
Thanks - I will try to get some photos on...

Thanks - I will try to get some photos on tomorrow - I am a little technically challenged - I have them on my i-phone and can send as e-mails - not quite sure how to put them on here. Would try to...
Forum: Altered Induction   03-14-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By newtscoots
78 Gl1000 single carb conversion

After attempting to rebuild my gl1000 carbs for the third time I have given up - runs okay - but the gas mileage is horrific. I have bought a single carb conversion manifold & carb - unfortunately...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   03-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By newtscoots
I guess I got the lemon - mine barely survived...

I guess I got the lemon - mine barely survived the trip to Sturgis this summer - despite my fabricating a plate to relieve the stress on the bolts on the chrome rack - the nuts came out of the rack -...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   01-03-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,388
Posted By newtscoots
Might as well throw my 2 cents worth in - I did...

Might as well throw my 2 cents worth in - I did not enter the draw - though I am qualified. My posts don't number in the thousands - but I do visit the site at least once a week - and have had a lot...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-23-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By newtscoots
Gl 1000 Electrical Problem

My Gl1000 lights, horn , gauges have died. I put in a new battery - have checked the 30 Amp fuse directly by the battery. Have checked all the fuses in the fuse box under the gas tank lid. Bike...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   12-04-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By newtscoots
Jevco and RBC insurance both will insure basic...

Jevco and RBC insurance both will insure basic coverage. Jevco about $265 year - no collision or fire & theft . RBC about $135.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
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Just got back from doing the Going to the Sun road - both ways - there is just a little bit of construction - 3 to 4 miles tops - it is packed and watered - not difficult to ride on. Expect about 20...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   05-19-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
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You are missing the keyed lock - uses the same key as the ignition - EBay or a wreckers should be able to supply
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   01-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
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You pretty much have to convert it back to a two wheeler, bring it in to Canada - have it inspected first at Canadian Tire , then at a provincially approved motorcycle inspection station - once...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   11-22-2011, 02:14 PM
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Count me in > Thanks!
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-21-2011, 07:57 AM
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$1100 for one in perfect condition 5 years ago
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   06-15-2011, 04:22 PM
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Not me - though I have heard of it - would like to visit the mustard museum there- I have their poster on my wall since mustard milling is what I do for a living. Just curious how big a place is it?
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   05-10-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
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If you can - do the Going to the Sun road in the earliest part of September that you can - last year they closed the road early in September to continue with the construction that is on-going - I...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   11-14-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
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Check your compression - it is a long way down to the spark plugs - you will need an adapter likely to get it done. Something similar happened to the one I had - turned out to be a broken camshaft....
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,395
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I had a tire do virtually the same thing this spring on my 750 Honda - went flat - thought I had picked up a nail - on closer inspection it had cracks all over it - it was a Kenda tire - 2years old &...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   05-27-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
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If you're thinking goldwing - check out Craig's list Montana - there is an 83 with title that needs a clutch $600 - the guy has several older wings - a bunch of Honda parts - you could probably put...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   04-17-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
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I make that ride at least a dozen times a year - going down to Columbia Falls , MT. Most of my trips over have been great - you just can't beat the scenery and that mountain air. The heights don't...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   03-15-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
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I would second Big Brown's suggestion - stick to the stateside - up through Montana & Alberta. Saskatchewan has some scenic spots but not on the main highways. Montana offers some great mountain...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   03-01-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
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A burning question remains - apparently with Team Canada's win - President Obama owes our Prime Minister a flat of Molson's Canadian beer - what would the beer of choice have been if the USA had won?
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