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Old 05-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #121
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My 1980 GL1100. Those aren't leaks. I just washed it.


Nice. I bet it is still running strong.






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Old 05-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #122
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Nice. I bet it is still running strong.






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Thanks. 60K miles. Daily rider to work. Wouldn't hesitate to ride it cross country.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #123
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I'm hoping to pick up a used GL1800 with low mileage sometime in the near future, maybe around the new year. I'd love to get a new one, but the price may keep me out of that market. I've seen some used ones in good condition at attractive prices.



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Old 05-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #124
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It seems I'm getting off on the wrong foot with my '83 GL1100.

Just picked it up from my dad this past weekend. I had noticed last time he and I rode together, that his rear tire seemed a little low on air. I checked and sure enough, less than 20 psi in there. My dad isn't the best for motorcycle maintenance. Plenty capable, but he doesn't fix it 'til it's broken.

As I tried to air it back up, the valve stem broke off (dry rot) and the thing went completely flat. I had already ordered a new tire as the old one was used up, but hadn't planned to change it that day!

New tire installed, I headed to work for the first day on the GL1100. Things seemed fine, but on the way home I coasted to a stop like I had run out of fuel. Gauge indicated there was still gas, and I hadn't switched to reserve yet. It didn't help at all when I did. Long story long... the fuel lines had splits in them and the fuel pump was sucking in so much air that it didn't work. I made a $2.45 repair installing 2' of new fuel line road-side and away I went. Of course, the Mrs. gave me a good ribbing for having to be rescued!

In any event, I have new timing belts to install this weekend. I'll be checking valve clearances once that's finished and I should be good to go... I hope. The bike runs/rides well now. I'll be making a 700 mile trip in a couple weeks and would like to get some trouble-free miles logged before then.

Definitely going to like this bike!
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #125
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It seems I'm getting off on the wrong foot with my '83 GL1100.

Just picked it up from my dad this past weekend. I had noticed last time he and I rode together, that his rear tire seemed a little low on air. I checked and sure enough, less than 20 psi in there. My dad isn't the best for motorcycle maintenance. Plenty capable, but he doesn't fix it 'til it's broken.

As I tried to air it back up, the valve stem broke off (dry rot) and the thing went completely flat. I had already ordered a new tire as the old one was used up, but hadn't planned to change it that day!

New tire installed, I headed to work for the first day on the GL1100. Things seemed fine, but on the way home I coasted to a stop like I had run out of fuel. Gauge indicated there was still gas, and I hadn't switched to reserve yet. It didn't help at all when I did. Long story long... the fuel lines had splits in them and the fuel pump was sucking in so much air that it didn't work. I made a $2.45 repair installing 2' of new fuel line road-side and away I went. Of course, the Mrs. gave me a good ribbing for having to be rescued!

In any event, I have new timing belts to install this weekend. I'll be checking valve clearances once that's finished and I should be good to go... I hope. The bike runs/rides well now. I'll be making a 700 mile trip in a couple weeks and would like to get some trouble-free miles logged before then.

Definitely going to like this bike!
I think I'd check all the rubber on her. Could be a pattern forming.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #126
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Maybe check the crank and camshaft seals under the belt cover as well. If you're going to have the belts of anyway......
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #127
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Maybe check the crank and camshaft seals under the belt cover as well. If you're going to have the belts of anyway......
How do I check them? Am I just looking for leaks while I'm in there for the timing belts?
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #128
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How do I check them? Am I just looking for leaks while I'm in there for the timing belts?

This is what you need. A ton of info to help you.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #129
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How do I check them? Am I just looking for leaks while I'm in there for the timing belts?
easiest to say, is that if you don't see a leak from the belt cover, because it's not completely sealed itself, then your seals aren't leaking yet. I only mention it because it's a 30+y/o bike and you don't know the maintenance. Just a recommendation.

Here is another GW forum. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #130
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This is what you need. A ton of info to help you.
Thanks. I've already found that site and bugged those guys for a few tips/pointers. I really think I'll be good to go after this weekend. I'm planning to swap the timing belts, check/adjust valve clearances, throw new pads on it, and change the oil. May also check the timing. I've read that may be needed after changing timing belts. I've had a pretty lousy year or two with vehicles. What can go wrong does. This was just the latest example. My dad had ridden that bike for the last 4-5 years without ever doing anything but change the oil, filters, and front tire. He never had a bad moment with it. I've been dead in the water twice in less than a week!

Bike now has all new fuel lines, new rear tire, almost new front tire, the bike doesn't leak a drop of anything. Amazing what a difference the new rear tire made over the half inflated bald one! Made a similar tire change on a Suzuki GS1150 I had. Bought it with a spent rear tire and rode it while waiting for my new tire to arrive. Rode like a whole new bike when leaning it into corners. That tendency to stay straight up then suddenly fall in, was gone. Same improvement this time around.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #131
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:39 AM   #132
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That's a whole lotta cafe!

More like a diner.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #133
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That's not a CAFE' that's more like an "ALL U CAN EAT BUFFET"
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #134
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #135
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