#On The Wings Of Luuuurv...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Nigel Eaton, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Brakes fettled, engine running more cleanly, it is alleged, your honour,
    that a quick "Pre-MOT" road test was committed just now.

    It's fucking *lovely*. :^)

    It feels like you're sitting in a big comfy armchair, with a throttle.
    It's surprisingly quick too. Quite deceptive, even with no screen the
    engine's so "lazy" that you end up going quicker than you think you are.
    Not bad for a 27 year old bike.

    MOT next week, I think.

    Now, the bad news. It's got a noticeable rattle when ticking over. A
    quick furtle through the Manuel suggests that it's coming from the area
    of the primary drive chain, and it *sounds* like a chain.

    Any Wing experts know if that's an "Oh my god, do it *now*", or a "Sort
    it out sometime" item?
     
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 26, 2003
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  2. Nigel Eaton

    misky Guest

    Hi
    Not an expert,but my Brother had a Goldie of the same age.I remember it did
    rattle at tickover in neutral ,but the noise went away as the revs were
    increased,something to do with the idle gear or a loose Stator
    But it was a long time ago !!
    It never got any worse nor did it go away
    Happy Gliding !
    Misky
     
    misky, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. Nigel Eaton

    Salad Dodger Guest

    According to:

    http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Plateau/2800/gl1000.html

    "The internal drive chain does not have an adjustable tensioner like a
    CB750-4, and so may rattle on startup.

    The rumbling noise you get on old 1000's is your primary chain that's
    rattling. Therefor it disappears when you rev it up, 'cause it gets
    constant tension then. When rebuilding my engine I fitted a
    chainspanner from a K3. Difference is that on K1 and K2 they fitted a
    static guide-plate, whereas K3 and onwards got a springloaded plate.
    Result: less noise... By the way, mine is a '76 K2. There's a list in
    most workshop-manuals to determine what series you've got from the
    engine-number."

    hth - lots of handy stuff on there.



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    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \ GL1500SEV/CBR1100XXX/KH500A8/TS250C/exTS185C
    _/_____\_ ..61036../..13743.../..3157./.19406/.fecked.
    |_\_____/_| IMC#4 TPPFATUICG#7 YTC#4 DIAABTCOD#9 PM#5
    (>|_|_|<) BOTAFOT #70 two#11 Ignoramus #0001
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOF #09 IbW#0 & KotIbW# OSOS#07
    \ |^| / WG* BotTOS #6 GP#4 ANORAK#17 FTB#14
    \|^|/ 2003 RBR landmarks:99 points:2100 miles:8000
    '^'
     
    Salad Dodger, Oct 26, 2003
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  4. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, misky
    Thanks for that, it was what I was hoping to hear!
     
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 26, 2003
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  5. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Salad Dodger
    There certainly is, thanks. Has anyone mentioned today that you're a
    National Treasure?
     
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 26, 2003
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  6. Nigel Eaton

    Salad Dodger Guest

    Yes, darsy was on duty today.

    I can't help chuckling at Meera Syal's (sp?) summary of Pride &
    Prejudice on "The Big Read":

    "all men are pigs, except darsy" ;-)

    --
    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \ GL1500SEV/CBR1100XXX/KH500A8/TS250C/exTS185C
    _/_____\_ ..61036../..13743.../..3157./.19406/.fecked.
    |_\_____/_| IMC#4 TPPFATUICG#7 YTC#4 DIAABTCOD#9 PM#5
    (>|_|_|<) BOTAFOT #70 two#11 Ignoramus #0001
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOF #09 IbW#0 & KotIbW# OSOS#07
    \ |^| / WG* BotTOS #6 GP#4 ANORAK#17 FTB#14
    \|^|/ 2003 RBR landmarks:99 points:2100 miles:8000
    '^'
     
    Salad Dodger, Oct 26, 2003
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  7. Nigel Eaton wrote
    And a landmark on modern maps.
     
    steve auvache, Oct 26, 2003
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  8. Nigel Eaton

    darsy Guest

    just a pity I think she's an un-funny bitch.
     
    darsy, Oct 26, 2003
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  9. Nigel Eaton

    Ben Blaney Guest

    I'd quite like to shag her.
     
    Ben Blaney, Oct 26, 2003
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  10. Nigel Eaton

    Ginge Guest

    she's northern, HTH.
     
    Ginge, Oct 26, 2003
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  11. Nigel Eaton

    darsy Guest

    and fat.
     
    darsy, Oct 27, 2003
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  12. Nigel Eaton

    Platypus Guest

    But not grossly obese, just comfortably substantial and probably quite
    fun to grapple with.

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    VN800 Drifter, R80RT
    DIAABTCOD#2 GPOTHUF#19
    BOTAFOS#6 BOTAFOT#89 FTB#11
    BOB#1 SBS#35 ANORAK#18 TWA#15
     
    Platypus, Oct 27, 2003
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  13. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Platypus
    Thereby neatly bringing the thread back on topic. Well done that
    marsupial!
     
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 27, 2003
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  14. Nigel Eaton

    Platypus Guest

    Monotreme, you speciesist ****.

    I've just spent half the evening reading up about Goldwings, and have
    managed to reignite my perverse lust for a GL1000K3/4/Z (instruments in
    tank model).

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    Platypus - Faster Than Champ
    VN800 Drifter, R80RT
    DIAABTCOD#2 GPOTHUF#19
    BOTAFOS#6 BOTAFOT#89 FTB#11
    BOB#1 SBS#35 ANORAK#18 TWA#15
     
    Platypus, Oct 27, 2003
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  15. Nigel Eaton

    Ben Blaney Guest

    You are "special".
     
    Ben Blaney, Oct 27, 2003
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  16. Nigel Eaton

    Platypus Guest

    ....to "Olympic" standard?

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    Platypus - Faster Than Champ
    VN800 Drifter, R80RT
    DIAABTCOD#2 GPOTHUF#19
    BOTAFOS#6 BOTAFOT#89 FTB#11
    BOB#1 SBS#35 ANORAK#18 TWA#15
     
    Platypus, Oct 27, 2003
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  17. Oooooh, the Executive model wiv Comstar wheels. You know, I might hunt
    for one of them. I always liked the flat four 1000cc Wings. My neighbour
    has one - in original maronn, and it's done 110,000 miles.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 28, 2003
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