Just set up a dial indicator and read the lift by putting the plunger right on top of the valve retainer and cycle the engine making note of the highest point. That is the lift at the valve. Doing some math you can figure the rocker ratio also. lift at the valve divided by lift at the camshaft. (lifter) would be the rocker arm ratio. As a matter of fact you can get any info you are interested in that way.
Yes, the dimensions needed for figuring ratios. To be useful where I am, I need the info for 1200's and 1000/1100's, which are the same. If you have to disassemble the heads, don't, just measure the actual intake valve opening. I can work backwards to figure the ratio. @redwing52
As mentioned I am 10,000 miles from my bikes and in a country that has no Goldwing. If I could measure these, I would. My predicament is trying to feed my shade-tree-mechanic side and have a good handle on what to expect when I arrive home in April. My plan is detailed above. It's a one-off attempt.
I am fishing for any info I can get, and beggar I am.
The only thing I have been close to being able to do is using pics from eBay. There the arms look to be a different ratio, but you never know what angle the pics were taken from.
On my 82,I cleaned up all the areas that flowed fuel,opened up some areas in them that had some mismatch,did some polishing on some areas and built an exhaust that replaced the original and got the bike to under 500 lbs,that motor would turn 12000rpm fairly easy and was very fast in a drag race but on top end it scare the crap apt of me,the motor can live at higher than red line so if you get the weight off and do some minor work on the fuel flow you would happy but if you get done with what you are trying you could surprise a lot of riders,mine would stay right with a 600Kawasaki until 100 mph.
back in the 70s that is why we rode em! you could run with almost anything on the road. that DAY IS NOT here any more but back in the day it was MY favorite! but it still 1 of my most memorial bikes. i got a gpz 1100 also. had to have em when they was hot. still have my first of em both. but that day is long gone but not forgotten! so there is not anything but found memories of first bikes. i still like the 1000 gl very much as any bike i have owned. have youu rode a new fast bike.them new bikes are 99% faster through the gears! just think what are are great great great great great great grand kids gonna by riding! 1st gear 200 mph 2 gear300 mph. lol.:ROFL:
Hi, GoldWing riders. I recently wrote an article about how I refurbished carbs of my GL1000 and made my own digital tool to synchronise them. I thouht my findings can be helpful for other owners dealing with old-school fuel systems, so, I’m sharing them here. Feel free to shout here if you have...
GL1500, any year.
Odd thought, the title, so I ask you here.
Other than fuel going into the cylinder via carb-intake-open valve while parked, is there another route fuel can get into the crankcase?
Bike is 99% parked on the side-stand.
Reason for asking is, fuel mileage is around 42 and...
98' GL1500 SE continues to Crank Over with th key in the Off position!
I tried to start my bike a week ago and the battery was stone dead- i discovered that the key had been left on in the first click position. ok no biggie right? I hooked up the battery charger for a few hours. It started...
Hey guys, let me start by thanking everyone who contributes their thoughts on this website! I would be lost without Steve's page, Thanks!
I have a 91 SE with 92K miles. I bought it last year from an older man who, you guessed it, let it sit for a long time. Six or seven concentrated Seafoam...