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by flatlander80
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does my light switch have 3 positions?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Why does my light switch have 3 positions?

I’d like to see a pic of the switch you’re talking about. The light switch should have 3 wires. Power, which runs from the starter switch (the power is actually disconnected when the starter switch is pushed), then out to low beam (usually white) and high beam (usually blue). The switch shouldn’t ha...
by flatlander80
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carb rebuild kit for PD51A
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Carb rebuild kit for PD51A

Hey Ekos, I rebuilt the carbs on my 1980 CB650 a few years ago. I had to punch holes in the top gaskets as well since I bought an aftermarket carb rebuild kit. Those gaskets aren’t as critical as others (eg. float bowls)... Also, I would separate them unless you had to. When you separate them, the h...
by flatlander80
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

Re: My other project: 1975 GL1000

New bodywork and bags are on!

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by flatlander80
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

My other project: 1975 GL1000

It is a beast! Way different ride than the 650, but I’m liking it a lot! It cruises at 70mph so nice! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190816/a2590846a377ce8d9fefa3687b904b96.jpg I’ve got all the bodywork almost painted... still deciding on the exact paint scheme. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/...
by flatlander80
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

Re: My other project: 1975 GL1000

It’s going... the hydraulic clutch conversion took way longer than expected. It wouldn’t disengage because the pin that was made for it was too short. The clutch on on the back of the GL1000 engine, so there is no room back there to work. You have to work it in there with a shoehorn and a prayer. Ba...
by flatlander80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

Re: My other project: 1975 GL1000

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190717/afd247d2807f7362ef78b94fe2787a92.jpg Since the 650 is on the road (needed minimal maintenance), I’m back to working on the GL1000... like I mentioned before, a few major upgrades and fixes planned (new hand controls from VF750, hydraulic clutch upgrade, har...
by flatlander80
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Newb. Rebuilding engine. What parts should I order?
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Newb. Rebuilding engine. What parts should I order?

I would like to look into finding a gas tank I just don't know if the cb750 tank from specific years will be a direct replacement. To me, that looks like the tank for 80-83 CB650... The 79 gas tank is more like the 750s (squared off at the back). Where are you located Dustin? I have a tank off a 19...
by flatlander80
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: RPM ISSUES
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: RPM ISSUES

Since load seems to have something to do with it, I'd agree with Volker and say it's a fuel issue. I had this issue to a lesser extent on mine. It would "top out" at about 120kph. Turned out my in tank filter had come off, and partially plugged my fuel system. I took off the carbs, got rid...
by flatlander80
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: RPM ISSUES
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: RPM ISSUES

Check your timing advance weights under the points cover. If they're sticking, it won't advance your timing. It's an easy check.


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by flatlander80
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: How to lower the front end?
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: How to lower the front end?

I shortened the forks on mine by shortening the springs and using a bushing to lower them internally. Found the method on Honda Choppers. I didn't go as short as they did, I only lowered mine 1.25". http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/shortening_forks/shortening_forks.html Ps, I've started watch...
by flatlander80
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: High idle help
Replies: 10
Views: 7151

Re: High idle help

I would loosen the screws that hold the plates, and see if that gets rid of the binding problem. Let them fully close and retighten them. I had the same thing happen with my choke plates.


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by flatlander80
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

Re: My other project: 1975 GL1000

I agree there are a lot of things to take off of these bikes. That’s why I didn’t put too many back on! I like the stock naked goldwing look... I did minimal modifications... flat bar, sportster exhaust, and a few cosmetics (different light, signals, and tail light). I have a hydraulic clutch modifi...
by flatlander80
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 11
Views: 6714

My other project: 1975 GL1000

I thought I’d share my other project bike here... previously I rebuilt a 1980 CB 650 Custom (and that Bike is still running great... this summer I focused on making 2 1975 Goldwings into one solid bike. Here’s the result... A little over a month ago, I had it stripped down to nothing more than the f...
by flatlander80
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 9196

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

Beautiful bike. Is it the original seat only changed the cover Where did you get the seat cover? That is the original seat, but slightly modified. I shaved down the foam, rounding it off in the back. I added higher density foam (from a camping mat) for support. I also trimmed a bit off the bottom &...
by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb flooding #2
Replies: 3
Views: 3417

Re: Carb flooding #2

I still wouldn't say it's flooding. Fouled spark plugs could be a few different things (oil from rings or valve seals, for example), but I'd still bet money you're probably running lean. These bikes run lean at the best of times... If I were you I'd definitely get the carbs off and go through them. ...

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