1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #181 by brewer013 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:03 pm

82_GL1100 wrote:
ericheath wrote:I think there’s an itty bitty arrow on the handle.

There are arrows on both sides of my 82's petcock control. Maybe they weren't on the earlier bikes.

For me, it's always been a question of remembering to switch back to primary when I re-fuel on reserve. On one long trip across the desert, I was thrilled with the range I was getting until I reached down to check. Sure enough, I was on reserve already. I slowed way down, because the next gas station was still a ways off. I made it to the off ramp, and the bike died at the top of the overpass. I coasted down into the gas station and filled the tank. I was very grateful. It was about 110F+, and would have been miserable pushing or hiking.


Yeah there's no arrows on the 75. I've done the same thing you did several times on my 750
1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000 (café project, started Oct 2018)
1978 Honda CB400T Hawk II (son's project)
1980 Honda CB750C Café
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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #182 by dparsley » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:55 am

Real question is, why does it matter? On my 1986 Suzuki Cavalcade, it too has a fuel shutoff petcock, but as far as I know, not a single owner of that bike would ever use it. The seat has to be removed as well as a side panel to get at the valve. The bike has a fuel gage on the dash and it works just like automobiles do, when the needle gets to the 1/4 mark, better be looking for a gas station. And on that bike, if the tank is as full as you could get it, it still requires the fuel pump to deliver fuel to the carbs, as they are substantially higher than the tank.

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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #183 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 am

the why is if you get a leaky valve inside the carb. the next thing you have an engine full of gas.
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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #184 by brewer013 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:32 pm

Well I think I'm done with the bike as far as the build goes.

I'm still trying to flush out an idle issue. The bike runs and I am able to take extended trips and go back and forth to work daily but the idle seems sporadic... after the bike is warm, the idle ramps up to around 2k by itself when stopped and in neutral. If I try to set it to normal at this point, the bike will not start when cold, even with full choke.

I have also noticed an after-fire (popping and visible blue flame in exhaust) on the left side during idle and decel. This isn't always happening but does happen often.

One other issue I have noticed is that sometimes the bike is hard to start as in the battery seems to be dying when I try to crank it. This happens after a ride, short or long. The best way I can explain this is imagine that the battery is dying and you try to crank it but it does fire after a few seconds.
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1980 Honda CB750C Café
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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #185 by rcmatt007 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:28 pm

my 76 Ltd did that with the idle. The floats were way out of position and it was flooding.
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #186 by brewer013 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 pm

rcmatt007 wrote:my 76 Ltd did that with the idle. The floats were way out of position and it was flooding.


Thanks for the help. That's something on the list to look at.
1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000 (café project, started Oct 2018)
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1980 Honda CB750C Café
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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #187 by gaulrung » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:24 pm

Did you chop the original fender or swap one form a different bike?

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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #188 by brewer013 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:09 pm

gaulrung wrote:Did you chop the original fender or swap one form a different bike?


The front is the original, just chopped off the bottom "fish tail" and the rear is a chopped rear fender from an 83 Interstate.
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1978 Honda CB400T Hawk II (son's project)
1980 Honda CB750C Café
1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200 stock dresser

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Re: 1975 GL1000 project, first Goldwing

Post #189 by Fred Camper » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 pm

The starting issue you mentioned sounds like a dirty starter motor. Carbon build up insode the starter wastes Volts when the starter is warm/hot but not when cold. Take the starter off and cleanup the inside and most of us find that is all it needed to fix the hot restart issue.
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