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New to me 77 GL1000 in Calgary Canada

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Hello NGWers,

I've been the proud owner of a beautiful 77 Gold Wing for a few months now. I just needed to finish to put back my 81 GL500 together before attacking this beast! So far, I haven't done too much but have changed the oil and tried starting it by attaching it to my Toyota Corolla's battery. No spark. Just today, I removed the points cover to realize that they're no longer there. I have some aftermarket ignition. Does anyone know what model this is and where I should go from here? Once I get the engine running, I'll attack other issues like rebuilding both F and R brakes, tightening up wheel spokes and changing F and R tires. Oh and timing belts should be changed. Should be busy for a good while!

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Re: New to me 77 GL1000 in Calgary Canada

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Welcome from the east coast.
I would change the belts before you attempt to start it. Check the water pump impeller for lateral movement which indicates it needs to be either rebuilt or replaced.
Here is some good info for you.
https://www.randakksblog.com
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Re: New to me 77 GL1000 in Calgary Canada

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Welcome from Wisconsin, USA. Looks like a solid bike! In addition to the link posted above, you might want to check out the new 2 you thread in ShopTalk that's linked in my signature...
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Welcome to the Club. Looks like a Prestolite ignition.
click on the link
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=70795

note! When you open a Topic :oldies like the one up there about the Prestolite ignition, before you leave that Topic, scroll down to the bottom of the page you are researching. Doing as I have advised, you will then find Similar Topics. Usually 5 or more. tumb2

also, check out the NGW Club's ShopTalk 'library' .
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Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Always good to see another Canuck ...

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Hi guys, thanks for the warm welcome and the speedy replies! Here's an update; knowing the identity of the aftermarket ignition (thanks gltriker), I investigated and found it odd that the advance was not turning. I assumed that nothing was making the camshaft turn and then removed the belt covers to realize that yes, the left hand belt was snapped. But, man, what a disgusting mess in there; massive rust, humidity, grime, etc! I've taken some photos and will add them.

So, timing belts, what would be a quick cheap place to get them? or, more realistically, a quick place to get them (are these automotive belts?), because time and money are always inversely proportional aren't they?
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Yikes! :shock:

Respectfully speaking, a quick place to get new timing belts is the least of your concerns at this moment.
A broken timing belt generally causes a moving piston- to- open valves contact incident. Bent valve/s.
The timing belt tensioner pulleys need attention. Replace or repair.
Both camshafts' belt pulleys and the crankshaft belt pulleys need TLC.
Camshaft and crankshaft oil seals may need replacements.

Please, remove both cylinder heads' rocker arm cover now. Let's see what it looks like in those closed environments.

Go to the ShopTalk link I had attached in my first post to you, and there you will find a list of tutorials for

Timing Belts
Removal/Installation by Octane - - THE most important thing you will do for your Wing.
Front Engine Renewal Project,GL1100 by Roady- All years and Models.
Rebuild the Timing Belt Tensioner-$20 by sandiegobrass- For those with more time than money.
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Hi gltriker, will do, just starting to take the rad off, etc.. a new big project begins. Stay tuned for new photos, cheers,
Sebastien
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Belts are Gates T274. Here in the US, I buy them through Amazon. Sometimes you are lucky to only find a valve bent (they were available, last I looked).

I just had an entire head wiped out by a bit of RTV plugging the oil control orifice. Was able to eBay a complete head that should be in Monday. In the US, parts are still readily available (except those made from unobtainium)
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Is it just me or can I open zip files without buying Winzip (refuse to do that). BTW you are able to attach files to your post without using Zip by using Full Editor & Preview when posting to a thread. Would be nice to see your pics. & welcome from Manitoba
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Jonesz wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:38 pm Is it just me or can I open zip files without buying Winzip (refuse to do that). BTW you are able to attach files to your post without using Zip by using Full Editor & Preview when posting to a thread. Would be nice to see your pics. & welcome from Manitoba
You beat me to it. Not real keen on downloading files from an unknown source.
1982 1100 standard.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
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