Thank you for all of the info. and pics and guidance. There is a lot there and you have addressed the issued at hand. I appreciate sharing our experience. I am not really altogether set up to do a lot of the modification work. Is there a kit already fabricated to make the installation easier? I have an 86 SEi gl 1200. Is there extra noise from the alternator running and since it looks like the alternator some what blocks once side for air flow, is there any overheating problems or does it take longer for the fan to cool the engine?
There once was a kit that included a special left side belt cover and mounted an alternator face to face with that left side cam gear, but it never seemed to "take off" as it wasn't real pretty, and many had concerns for wear and tear on that same belt. I was gonna do a poor boy mod if I did anything, but I cut her loose.
Found this on another site.Great explanation of how carbs work. Thought I'd share.
Early Hitachi Carb
Some wise individual said this:"Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler." I try to keep things simple, but some aspects of motorcycle carburetion are a...
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I came up with an idea to replace the ignition coils with something more available and with stronger spark. I have a bucket full of 1100 coils and almost every one is cracked.
Here is what I did.
I got a coil pack off a 97 Dodge neon.
I first connected it to my test bikes ignitors and with...
Air Filters K & N
GL1000 - HA-0800
GL1100 - HA-8080
GL1200 - HA-8084
GL1500 - HA-8088
GL1800 - HA-1801
Batteries Odyssey - (sealed)
GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, GL1500 - PC680MJ or PC680 (*1)(*2)
GL1800 - PC545 (*3)
(*1) MJ stands for Metal Jacket. It is not necessary to have the Metal...
I found a rebuild kit for the one-year-only 87 GL1200 fuel petcock that works!!! :laugh:
It's installed on my '87 GL1200 and is working and not leaking! :laugh:
In case you don't already know, the 87 GL1200 petcock is a one-year-only petcock that was not put on any other Honda motorcycle. It...