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75 GL1000 Norway

Post #1 by MadsV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:24 pm

Hello
Bought my GL1000 in Sweden 2016 and imported to Norway. Got it registered after going over the brakes and not really doing much to it. Was just going to ride it until winter and fix it up then. Soon found out that it was leeking from the weeping hole of course. So decided I just had to do the pump and timing belts right away.

So thats were its been since haha.. I had the new pump in and timing belts, started up then I saw coolant leakage from thermostat housing and on top of the engine, + there was a gnissing sound and i believe it was from the pump housing. After that I just lost all energy (and money) with all car projects on the side also. A year brake from it has got me going again, and I ordered a full gasket kit from Randakk, and sent my carbs to Pistol Pete so I dont have to think about them too.
I'll be getting the gasket kit tomorrow and will probably check the water pump installation again regarding the gnissing sound and change gaskets. Hopefully I will get it running ok before the winter!

Some pictures! Its just been standing dismantled, hope I remember where everything goes.. this forum sure helps
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #2 by 5speed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:35 pm

welcome to the site. don't get discouraged..
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #3 by chewy999 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:42 pm

Welcome from the UK, you have found the right place to get help and encouragement. Look up some of the threads, especially mine, to see what problems we've faced and overcome, but if you have any questions just ask and someone will be along to help.

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Post #4 by Track T 2411 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:51 pm

Welcome from Wisconsin, USA. I've had my share of stalled projects. Keep at it! Sometimes small steps are best...
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #5 by ericheath » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:33 am

More than one has thought it was a leaking thermostat only to find it was a loose fitting upper radiator hose clamp. On top of the engine is often the cross tubes which use o-rings to seal.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #6 by MadsV » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 am

Thanks, I should check that out! Perhaps it started there, and when I changed the thermostat it started leaking.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #7 by MadsV » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Had the chance to look at it today, got a newborn at home so time is limited this summer. Definetly the o-ring that is leaking from the pipes here:
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Got the Randakk gasket kit so when I get some new bolts I can install the pipes again, I cant tell how much I hate those phillips heads! Glad I had the impact driver
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After watching many horrific pictures of the fuel gauge sender on many threads here, I had to take a look at mine. What joy it was!
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I guess the tank is okey inside also
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #8 by chewy999 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:11 pm

The tank looks good, the sender looks brand new.
Congratulations on your new born!

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Previous Rides,
1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #9 by desertrefugee » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:31 pm

That is a fine looking motorcycle and one very deserving of time (and money) spent.
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Post #10 by OCR » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:06 am

I cant tell how much I hate those phillips heads! Glad I had the impact driver

That is because they are not "philips head", they are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard", a totally different animal.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #11 by Jonesz » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:04 am

OCR wrote:
I cant tell how much I hate those phillips heads! Glad I had the impact driver

That is because they are not "philips head", they are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard", a totally different animal.


+1 on the JIS. You would be wise to purchase a proper JIS screwdriver available on many sites including Amazon. I recently bought one with a couple of different size tips. The way they grip the JIS screw heads will save you from stripping screws on your MC in the future. Very different than using the old go to Phillips screwdriver
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Post #12 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:38 am

interesting that the thermostat housing had jis machine screws. They normally are 6mm bolts with a hex head. I wonder if some previous owner changed that

While I had all those parts off, I powder coated them
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #13 by MadsV » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:09 pm

JIS head allright, learning every day.

Yes I've been thinking of spraying them, looks like its been painted before also

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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #14 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:33 pm

that is probably correct. they should have been attached with bolts, not machine screws. You can take a standard Phillips screw driver and flatten the point with a grinder. It never hurts to soak with something to help them come loose. I always put a thread coating to help them come loose the next time as well
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Re: 75 GL1000 Norway

Post #15 by MadsV » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:42 am

I have put new seals in the pipes and thermostat housing, prepared new gaskets where they are needed. Just need the time now to install. Carburetors arrived at Pistol Petes, hoping it wont be too long until they are back.
Got my new seat today! had to test fit of course
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