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Renningerc
11-02-2016, 9:57 PM
SO i picked up 2 1983 gl1100 goldwings in a trade. i have never modified a bike or really anything besides changing bars on my sportster :P so down to the details!!

The complete goldwing has a salvage title and 50k miles turns over but does not start.
Other has no title 80k miles and has been stripped of pretty much everything plastic.
as of now nothing has been done besides moving them into my backyard where i intend to start ripping all the bags/ and plastic coverings off the titles wing. and seeing why it wont start.
any advice is welcomed as this is my first build :) and ill be updated the page hopefully every week.

JMLewis87
11-02-2016, 11:45 PM
Yesssssss another one.

You've got several Wing threads in this forum to go off of if you need inspiration.

Feel free to send any questions you might have my way as well I'm more than happy to help since I just finished my Wing up recently.

Renningerc
11-02-2016, 11:56 PM
oh i will sir!!

farmall
11-03-2016, 4:03 AM
Check goldwingdocs and other Wing forums for tech info and a factory service manual.

http://goldwingdocs.com/Manuals.asp?type=GL1100

Fuel system and carbs likely need cleaning. If it has spark that's the standard reason for not starting. Don't take the carbs completely apart for that. Just remove the dashpots/slides (makes carb removal easier too), float bowls and jets etc.

Undiluted Pine-Sol is an excellent carb soak. I unbolt the manifolds and remove them before sliding the carbs out sideways.

Perform a compression test on all four cylinders. Note results. Inspect spark plugs and post pics if not sure of condition.

Glass fuse holders on these bikes are shit. Replace with a generic aftermarket blade fuse block or blade fuse holders and blade style circuit breakers, or the excellent Harley style breakers. Inspect all wiring etc for corrosion. Be gentile with the connectors. Inspect or replace ground and power battery cables. Look it over for mongoloid wiring "repairs" common to touring bikes when idiots wire in stereos etc.

If you don't have a rubber-tipped blowgun get one. They are highly useful for carb cleaning and blowing out the shit that accumulates on old bikes. Cheap is fine.

Jap bikes use JIS screws which are close to Phillips but not an exact match. Get JIS screwdrivers and you won't strip as many stuck screws. I have this and like it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E55DL4I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Reflexion
11-03-2016, 7:46 PM
I hate to barge in, but I can't send messages ...

Farmall - would the gl1100 be a good fit for a taller rider (6'3", 34" inseam)? Or would I look like a giant?

ridgerunner1965
11-03-2016, 7:47 PM
and get a impact screwdriver.you twist them in the direction you want to go and hit them with a hammer. very indespensable when working on old jap bikes.

Renningerc
11-03-2016, 8:15 PM
it's a big bike sir.im 5-8 with a 29 inseam. and i have to lower my bike

JMLewis87
11-03-2016, 10:16 PM
I hate to barge in, but I can't send messages ...

Farmall - would the gl1100 be a good fit for a taller rider (6'3", 34" inseam)? Or would I look like a giant?

Check out my GL1100 build thread below this one, I've slammed mine and I'm 6'2" and about 250 and fit it just fine. Especially with the floorboards. Its almost like sitting in a chair riding position wise.

Renningerc
11-05-2016, 2:12 PM
Okay, so i got some stuff done today. stripped it of all the bags/seat other random stuff bolted on.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/20161105_122124_zpsznnzdm14.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/catless1/media/20161105_122124_zpsznnzdm14.jpg.html)

here are the sparkplugs. now im not sure how to read these im guessing black means to rich?


Cylinder 1 compression of 172 psi
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/Cylinder%201_zpsvpo3498q.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/catless1/media/Cylinder%201_zpsvpo3498q.jpg.html)

Cylinder 2 compression of 160 psi

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/Cylinder%202_zpsobbdb1tm.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/catless1/media/Cylinder%202_zpsobbdb1tm.jpg.html)

cylinder 3 compression of 171 psi
<a href="http://s2.photobucket.com/user/catless1/media/Cylinder%203_zpsobvkx31r.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/Cylinder%203_zpsobvkx31r.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Cylinder 3_zpsobvkx31r.jpg"/></a>

cylinder 4 compression of 137 psi
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/Cylinder%204_zpsvsiotgao.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/catless1/media/Cylinder%204_zpsvsiotgao.jpg.html)




then as far as wiring goes... haven't even touched a harness yet and i find a rats nest of wires under the seat.

Renningerc
11-05-2016, 2:31 PM
and the rear wheel turns very hard. brakes dont appear to be rubbing. axle came out very easy( was planning on using anti seize one it) idea's?

video
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/th_20161105_120206_zpscvzmtxkn.mp4 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/catless1/20161105_120206_zpscvzmtxkn.mp4)

OleDirtyDoc
11-07-2016, 5:35 PM
Check goldwingdocs and other Wing forums for tech info and a factory service manual.

http://goldwingdocs.com/Manuals.asp?type=GL1100

Fuel system and carbs likely need cleaning. If it has spark that's the standard reason for not starting. Don't take the carbs completely apart for that. Just remove the dashpots/slides (makes carb removal easier too), float bowls and jets etc.

Undiluted Pine-Sol is an excellent carb soak. I unbolt the manifolds and remove them before sliding the carbs out sideways.

Perform a compression test on all four cylinders. Note results. Inspect spark plugs and post pics if not sure of condition.

Glass fuse holders on these bikes are shit. Replace with a generic aftermarket blade fuse block or blade fuse holders and blade style circuit breakers, or the excellent Harley style breakers. Inspect all wiring etc for corrosion. Be gentile with the connectors. Inspect or replace ground and power battery cables. Look it over for mongoloid wiring "repairs" common to touring bikes when idiots wire in stereos etc.

If you don't have a rubber-tipped blowgun get one. They are highly useful for carb cleaning and blowing out the shit that accumulates on old bikes. Cheap is fine.

Jap bikes use JIS screws which are close to Phillips but not an exact match. Get JIS screwdrivers and you won't strip as many stuck screws. I have this and like it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E55DL4I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

grind the tip of a regular Phillips flat and ya got yerself one of them that newfangled JIS screwdrivers. a good forum is NGW club.great start on the wings

Renningerc
11-08-2016, 4:19 PM
okay so update time. changed out spark plug's new battery, found it has no spark. no down to the trouble shooting part yay

HCMC666
02-26-2017, 1:46 PM
Any progress?