20 Most Recent 1982 Honda GL 1100 Innerstate Gold Wing Questions & Answers

Your headlight relay is connected improperly. It could even be the wrong relay is installed. Most relays have a low power (low amperage) switch connected as the control. If the switch is energized, it causes a magnet to pull a much bigger switch inside the relay. That big switch usually has three connections. One "common" and on that is connected to common when there is no power to the control input (known as "normally closed" or NC) and one that connects to common when there is power connected to the control input (normally open or NO).

The name indicates the condition when no power is on the control connector of the relay

It it is by guess that the NC and NO connections are crossed.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014

I would highly recommend that you get a service manual, I like Clymers (next to a factory one) they are much cheaper and are very accurate. Once you remove the stator you will need to reset the timing, and valve lash to properly set the bike back up. Good Luck Vern

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Jan 30, 2012

Test the switch at the rear pedal. I had to move it in a few threads on my wing. Also check out the bulb and socket (my gasket wore out and it had moisture inside the housing. Last of all it might be an open wire in the harness running under the seat.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 25, 2011

There is no adjustment other than pedal height , which is adjusted at the master cylinder by loosening the lock nut and turning the stud that pushes on the piston. If the the brake is sticking , take the master cylinder apart and make sure the brake fluid feeder(big hole) and the fluid return hole(pin hole) are both clear. Also make sure the caliper is clean and floating back and forth. That is so one brake pad does not wear out faster than the other.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Sep 01, 2010

First why are you needing to take it apart? And what are you trying to clean?

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

There could be a fuse,Just check them all.Also these models have some contact issues with the harness,Inside your fake gas tank there are several wire connectors,(disconnect the battery before open them up) clean them to remove corrosion & treat with dielectric grease to protect them from loosing contact.Hook it all back up and see if it will work for you again.(thats what it took for mine)

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

what engine are you talking about ?
sounds like the floats are stuck in the carb and have flooded the engine, strip and clean the carb (s) out, change the oil and then try to restart bike.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 25, 2010

if the turn signal worked before try to change the wires to the led, make sure the positive is on the correct wire to the led.(switch them)
Also make sure fuse to turn signal is still good.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010

put it in and start it up, its fine.

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on May 13, 2009

Yes it has a water pump and it is inside the right crankcase cover. It is probably just fine. There is a thermostat that is probably stuck closed. The water can't circulate to cool the engine. Don't mess with the bike without a service manual. Google " motorcycle repair manuals honda ". Also the site below.

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1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 16, 2009

no one anwsered so i relied on past expirence with my 1983 BMW R100rs that bike has one million,three hundred thousand miles so far.when the volt meter increases while riding the problem is
voltage regulator remove and voltage stops increasing, replacing unit fixes the problem.voltage regulator last about eight hundred thousand miles.

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1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 07, 2009

 chances are that your water pump could be bad or thermostat could be stuck closed  if you can locate the thermostat housing warm the motor up and see if the hose's on both sides of the thermostat housing are warm  if it is  it most likely the water pump  and  youll want to keep a 70/30 mixture of water and antifreeze  it the radiator  when filling their should be a air bleed screw some where on the cooling system to bleed any air out of cooling system while your filling it  

1982 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 16, 2009

Hi,take starter motor out see if spins and any damidge to ring gear,hope this was some help all the best hope you sort it.

Honda GL 1100... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018

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