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The following models are included in this manual: Gold Wing GL1000 / Honda Motor Corporation Ltd
1975 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
1976 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
1977 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
1978 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
1979 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
Engine: 999 cc, 60.96 ci, liquid cooled, Four cylinder boxer, four-stroke, 82.0 HP (59.9 kW) @ 7500 RPM, 196.0 km/h (121.8 mph), 9.2:1, 2 valves per cylinder, 72.0 x 61.4 mm (2.8 x 2.4 inches), Overhead Cams (OHC), 5-speed.
Production year(s): 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
Number of pages: 327
Language: English (some of our manuals are multilanguage)
"DIY PDF Guide: Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Sport Touring Motorcycle Overhaul and Repair Unveiled"
Explore the comprehensive DIY PDF guide for overhauling and repairing your Honda Gold Wing GL1000 sport touring motorcycle! This detailed guide equips you with valuable engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues and solutions, popular tuning advice, available accessories, owner reviews, and more. Whether you're a seasoned mechanic or an enthusiast looking to maintain and enhance your classic Gold Wing, this guide provides the knowledge and resources needed to keep your motorcycle running at its best.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The 1975-1979 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 is powered by a 999cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.
• It features a horizontally opposed design, with the cylinders arranged in a flat configuration.
• The engine has a bore and stroke measurement of 73mm x 72mm.
• The compression ratio is set at 9.2:1 for efficient combustion.
• The GL1000 is equipped with a four-stroke, overhead camshaft (OHC) configuration.
• It features a 5-speed transmission, allowing for smooth gear transitions.
• The Gold Wing utilizes a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) per cylinder bank.
• The engine is equipped with four carburetors, one for each cylinder.
• It has an electric starter system for easy ignition.
• The GL1000 features a shaft drive system for reliable power delivery to the rear wheel.
• The motorcycle has a wet weight of approximately 584 pounds (265 kilograms).
• It features a fuel tank capacity of 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters), providing ample range for long-distance touring.
• The GL1000 utilizes a telescopic front fork suspension and dual rear shocks for a comfortable ride.
• It features a hydraulic disc brake system at the front and a mechanical drum brake at the rear for reliable stopping power.
• The motorcycle rolls on wire-spoke wheels, with a 19-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel.
• The wheelbase measures 62.2 inches (158 cm), providing stability and control.
• The GL1000 has a seat height of 31.7 inches (80.5 cm), offering a comfortable riding position.
• It features a comprehensive instrumentation cluster, including a speedometer, tachometer, and various indicator lights.
• The motorcycle incorporates a large fairing and windscreen for improved aerodynamics and rider comfort.
• The GL1000 offers spacious storage compartments, including saddlebags and a trunk, for long-distance touring.
Facts and Details:
- The Gold Wing GL1000 was Honda's first flagship touring motorcycle, designed for long-distance comfort and performance.
- It gained popularity for its smooth and powerful engine, offering excellent highway cruising capabilities.
- The GL1000 introduced several innovative features for its time, including a unique shaft drive system and an advanced electronic ignition.
- It quickly gained a reputation for its reliability and durability, often regarded as a milestone in motorcycle engineering.
- The GL1000's spacious seating and storage options made it a favorite among touring enthusiasts.
- The motorcycle featured a comfortable riding position, with a relaxed upright posture for extended journeys.
- The Gold Wing GL1000 offered a smooth and stable ride, thanks to its advanced suspension system and balanced weight distribution.
- The motorcycle's large fairing and windscreen provided excellent wind protection, reducing rider fatigue on long rides.
- The GL1000's fuel efficiency was noteworthy, allowing riders to cover long distances without frequent fuel stops.
- The motorcycle's distinctive design and classic styling continue to make it a sought-after collector's item.
- Owners often appreciate the ease of maintenance and availability of aftermarket parts for the GL1000.
- The GL1000's engine has been known to be exceptionally durable, capable of achieving high mileage with proper care and maintenance.
Maintenance Intervals, General Tips, Common Issues, and Solutions:
► Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance intervals for oil changes, valve adjustments, and spark plug replacements.
► Regularly inspect and replace the air filter to ensure proper air flow and engine performance.
► Maintain proper tire pressure and check for signs of wear or damage regularly.
► Keep the chain properly lubricated and adjusted to prevent premature wear.
► Check and replace brake pads and fluids as needed to maintain optimal braking performance.
► Keep the electrical connections clean and secure to avoid charging or starting issues.
► Common issues may include carburetor problems, such as clogging or synchronization, which can be addressed by cleaning or rebuilding the carburetors.
► Address any leaks from seals, gaskets, or hoses promptly to prevent oil or coolant loss.
► Maintain the cooling system by regularly checking coolant levels and flushing the system as recommended.
► Keep an eye on the charging system, including the battery and alternator, to ensure reliable electrical power.
► Consult the motorcycle's service manual or seek professional assistance for specialized maintenance tasks or repairs.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading the exhaust system with aftermarket options, such as slip-on mufflers or full systems, can enhance both performance and sound.
* Installing a high-flow air filter and rejetting the carburetors can improve throttle response and overall engine performance.
* Adding a touring windscreen or adjustable windshield can improve rider comfort and reduce wind buffeting.
* Upgrading the suspension components, including shocks and fork springs, can enhance the motorcycle's handling and stability.
* Consider adding a luggage rack or mounting system for additional storage options.
* Upgrading the seat to a more comfortable and supportive aftermarket option can enhance long-distance touring comfort.
* Installing auxiliary lighting, such as LED driving lights or fog lights, can improve visibility and safety during night rides or adverse weather conditions.
Available Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
■ Replacement parts, including filters, brake pads, and cables, from Honda OEM or aftermarket manufacturers.
■ Luggage options, such as saddlebags, top cases, and tank bags, from brands like Givi, Shad, and Nelson-Rigg.
■ Upgraded exhaust systems and slip-on mufflers from manufacturers such as Vance & Hines, Cobra, and Yoshimura.
■ Windshields and fairing accessories, including adjustable windshields and lower wind deflectors, from companies like National Cycle and Puig.
■ Comfort and ergonomic accessories, such as aftermarket seats, handlebar risers, and heated grips, from brands like Saddlemen and Kuryakyn.
■ Lighting upgrades, including LED headlights, auxiliary lights, and accent lighting, from companies like Denali, PIAA, and Show Chrome.
■ Performance enhancements, such as carburetor kits, air filter upgrades, and ignition components, from manufacturers like Dynojet, K&N, and Dynatek.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Strengths: Owners appreciate the GL1000's smooth and powerful engine, comfortable touring capabilities, and spacious storage options.
☺ Strengths: The motorcycle's reliability, durability, and timeless design make it a favorite among vintage motorcycle enthusiasts.
☻ Weaknesses: Some owners mention the GL1000's weight and size, making it less maneuverable in tight spaces or city riding.
☻ Weaknesses: Maintenance and repairs can require specialized knowledge or professional assistance for complex tasks.
Repairs and Parts Frequently Needed:
→ Carburetor maintenance and synchronization, including cleaning or rebuilding.
→ Regular valve adjustments to maintain proper engine performance and reduce valve train noise.
→ Replacement of worn brake pads and discs for optimal braking performance.
→ Upgrading or repairing the electrical charging system, including the stator and regulator/rectifier.
→ Addressing oil leaks from gaskets, seals, or O-rings.
→ Replacing worn or leaking fork seals for improved suspension performance.
→ Repairing or replacing the starter motor or solenoid for reliable starting.
→ Addressing issues with the charging system, such as a weak battery or faulty alternator.
→ Repairing or replacing the fuel petcock or fuel pump for proper fuel delivery.
→ Regular maintenance and potential replacement of the timing belts to prevent engine damage.
→ Suspension component replacements or upgrades, including shocks and fork springs, for improved ride quality and handling.
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