1983 Honda GL 1100 Innerstate Gold Wing - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hi Richard:
Some wise old dude (or a smart alec) once told me that you can't fix what you can't find.
With that concept in mind, if I had your bike I would be wiping it down with solvent and getting it as clean as it could be, especially in the are where the leak is.
It should then be a matter of leaving it parked for a few hours on the side stand, and finding a comfortable way to lie next to (and almost under) the area where the leak is. A flashlight and mirror may help, but the idea is to determine exactly where the leak is coming from.
- O-ring on shift shaft.
- Oil filter seal
- crank case gasket
- cylinder base gasket.
Once you find it, you get to figure out how to fix it.
Hope this helps.
Serviced the rear brakes on the KLR 650 today.
WOW! What a difference.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Oct 30, 2015 | 116 views

All i did was take the panels off under the fairing that cover the horns. Take the cover off the water pump that is attached to the hose going into the radiator. Remove the front bolts to the radiator so that it is able to swing back and forth from the bottom. At this point it seems like the radiator should come out but something is blocking it from the top. Once you get the radiator loose enough to swing a lil bit, use an 8mm wrench (the longer the better) and remove the bolts to the thermostat housing. Work the housing free while you have the bottom part of the radiator pulled outward. You should now be able to remove the thermostat and replace with your new one.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Aug 15, 2015 | 132 views

You need a shop manual for this. you can find one online or at Ebay.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015 | 347 views

Someone will answer your Gl 1100 Goldwing questions at this Goldwing site. www.stevesaunders.com.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015 | 271 views

Purchase a shop manual. You will never be sorry.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015 | 189 views

clean the fuel system , carbs etc ! check your wheel bearings , headstock bearings and clamps are tight , tyre walls are ok and tyre pressure ok , i once used a metzler me33 and it was all over the place , bin'd it even though it was new as it nearly killed me ! put a bridgestone on and was perfect ! check your fork oil is good and correct level etc , fork springs are ok and same length and air pressure even ! frame clamps tight , no cracks etc !

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Jul 09, 2014 | 172 views

Go to www.Stevesaunders.com and someone there should be able to answer your question(s).

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Jul 07, 2014 | 34 views

You stand the chance to doing a couple of things... First your thinning the oil and stand a chance of frying all the bearings inside the motor, then with the bearings hot enough depending on how much gas is in your crankcase you might have a fire or an explosion of the motor. Why take a chance? get the carb fixed, and change the oil. Replace clutch!

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014 | 117 views

Type in a search "SteveSaunders" goldwing forum or Stevesaunders.com and you will come to a forum that can help you with anything Goldwing.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014 | 153 views



1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014 | 79 views

Burned out bulb?

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014 | 107 views

You might have installed the head gasket wrong (Upside down or backward) or put the left head on the right side, You need to pull that head again and check that all the water holes line up with the gasket between the block and head, Also you should only use oil on the head bolts, the moly will allow the bolts to back off over time.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 07, 2014 | 264 views

look for bad ground

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013 | 17 views

could be a couple of things try your fuse box first make sure there all good if so then try your connections they canmove apart slightly spray with wd40 and push together

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 09, 2013 | 66 views

happened on mine, turned out one of the carb pistons/liders was put back wrong, (it was late and dark), the piston/slider in the carb was stuck half open

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Mar 12, 2013 | 155 views

Check connections in the area of the headlight and any fairing connections for security. You say you have "done all the electical testing we can think of" what were the results?do you have power at the headlight , do you have a good earth at the headlight?

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Apr 05, 2012 | 153 views


In 1983, Honda made a few substantial changes for the final year of the GL1100. ... an improved seat, a more elaborate paint scheme and an exclusive color (two tone gold)

Not that being said, i personally think they could of made a better color for factory stock and had this color as a option. I have seen a lot special order painted like the , Burgundy, Teal seem very popular. But in 1983 there factory choice was the two ton gold, with metallic.
I hope this helped, Mike from fixya.

1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011 | 231 views

the fuel cap is blocked take it off and run a small drill bit through it to clear it or use a slighty larger bit and drill it out

Hope this helps


1983 Honda GL... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011 | 104 views

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