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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-24-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By goldtop
I don't have the overheat issues but I have had...

I don't have the overheat issues but I have had and still do occassionally have the hot start issues.

I have as have many owners got a second earth ground cable to the negative pole of the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-10-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By goldtop
you asked for recommendations for an after market...

you asked for recommendations for an after market exhaust.

I have like many used a Stainless Motad system.

No problems at all.

If you search back in the dim and distant past on this forum...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-09-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By goldtop
Hi I replaced all mine in a 1980 standard. One...

Hi
I replaced all mine in a 1980 standard. One in the front which is a linked pair system and the shrader was leaking and also where the rubber tubes were perished away I put one each into the rear...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-07-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By goldtop
He charged me 20.00 sterling and mopped out the...

He charged me 20.00 sterling and mopped out the piston barrel as well.
The new gerling brand bleed nipple was 4.00 from main dealer. Its not a honda part
Good luck
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By goldtop
The fact you have drilled out and gone too far is...

The fact you have drilled out and gone too far is not a good reason to ditch the calipers.
Like I said both the bleed nipples on mine are not in the standard position. Yes you may need a machine...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-07-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By goldtop
I had similar troubles with one piston. I found a...

I had similar troubles with one piston. I found a bod that made pistons for model aircraft engines recommended by a classic jap magazine. He made me two stainless pistons from the original one I sent...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By goldtop
You asked about the third adjustment for the...

You asked about the third adjustment for the actuator.
The actuator arm does not in itself have an adjustment. It acts on a push rod in the clutch basket and this has an adjustment.
Look behind the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-24-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By goldtop
I know its little to do with the seals but I have...

I know its little to do with the seals but I have looked into the splines.
Over here vintage or old if you like BMW have similar problems with splines wearing and like goldwings the parts are hard...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By goldtop
repair or rebuild of centre stand. gl1100 1980

Any one had any success either rebuilding or repairing a centre stand.
The foot lever bar at the end toar off and has been removed for repair welding by local garage. Hes not sure how he will get on...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By goldtop
Most of what you describe is about the behavior...

Most of what you describe is about the behavior of the bike on lines and other road ripples. Almost all of this is down to tyres and pressures.

Like many over here I use Continental front tyres...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-01-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By goldtop
1) only use Mothers own brand head gaskets. Your...

1) only use Mothers own brand head gaskets. Your asking for trouble if you don't.
2) Gaskets that need replacing are head, oil pressure relief valve( small o ring) rocker gaskets, fuel pump gasket,...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-30-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By goldtop
You do not say how much mileage the bike has...

You do not say how much mileage the bike has covered.
You also don't mention that the seal is leaking in the first place.
Don't fix what ain't broke.
Mine is now over 160,000 and same seal.
Thats...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-19-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By goldtop
I do use un leaded fuel but I find that there is...

I do use un leaded fuel but I find that there is a tendency for the engine to pink. I just find that using super unleaded seems to help. For me the cost difference is small on a refill I pay around...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By goldtop
Also forgot to say thanks for all the replies....

Also forgot to say thanks for all the replies. They did help keep me on track and easily beat the hysterical laughter my wife felt I needed!
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-17-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By goldtop
Not sure what happened to that post. Let's try...

Not sure what happened to that post.
Let's try again
Drained desiel and float bowls. Changed plugs filter and lines.
New oil filter and coo lent as I had dropped these anyway.
It ran at first on...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-17-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By goldtop
Around here, all the Diesel nozzles are Green,...

Around here, all the Diesel nozzles are Green, BUT, they are always on the Right Side of the pumps.

The gas nozzles are on the Left side of the pumps, and the push buttons are in the middle.
Must...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-16-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By goldtop
Just found out I've filled up with whole Tank of Diesel.

What a total pain. Thought I'd blown a head gasket. Got recovered home. Bout to strip the bike down. Dropped oil. No coolent? Dropped the coolent. No oil?
Very confused. Plugs oily. Got a...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-08-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By goldtop
I don't know about parts availability with the...

I don't know about parts availability with the exception of David silver or the goldwing spares shop in the Netherlands. Both are good.
There is a bike engineers in London called all bike spares...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-06-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By goldtop
On my single pot caliper the bleed nipple has be...

On my single pot caliper the bleed nipple has be repositioned to a new point on the caliper. The original hole has a nut in it to cap it off. All by PO.
All works well and safe. When I looked...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum   02-10-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By goldtop
I had some made. Stainless. I believe the guy...

I had some made. Stainless.
I believe the guy is now retired but there is bound to be a successor.
The person you are looking for is someone who makes stainless pistons for remote models. These are...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-10-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,726
Posted By goldtop
You asked about spark boxes for the older gl1100....

You asked about spark boxes for the older gl1100.
I have a 1980 standard and I replaced the spark boxes with ones from a suzuki gs1000.
The spares shop gave me the idea when I presented my old...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   12-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,306
Posted By goldtop
Thank you John. Very interesting info and...

Thank you John.
Very interesting info and helpful.
Cheers
Andy:claps:
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   12-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,306
Posted By goldtop
update on Motobatt

Well I promised to not drag this back but couldnt resist.

It has finally given up.

Not bad in my books and I must confess I had some part in its demise.

I did not use the battery tender...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-24-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By goldtop
I have had a david silver spares motad system for...

I have had a david silver spares motad system for a while.

Absolutley no problems.

Bike is a gl1100 standard.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-24-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By goldtop
A weak spark will still fire. The only...

A weak spark will still fire.
The only consistant part of the description is that this happens when it is left over night.
You mentioned cleaning the carbs out. When you try to start next time with...
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