Randakk’s Amazing Grips – Install Tips for Motorcycle Grips

Another Gripping Randakk Video presentation:

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More on Fuel And Fuel Additives – Fear the Corn?

Warning: Controversial Material! I grew up in a farm family in the South, so I'm very fond of corn. Of course I like grits, but my favorite form of corn is high quality bourbon! I have personally benefited from crop subsidies and understand the … [Continue reading]

Carb Cleaning (in situ lazy method)

You might consider Randakk's GL1000 Carb Rebuild Video Yamaha Carb Cleaner … [Continue reading]

Fuel Filter Mounting Tips

Randakk's High Performance Fuel Filters have many technical advantages and are super easy to install as demonstrated in this short video by by Shasta Smith - the Vintage Monkey. More details on Randakk's High Performance Fuel Filters here. … [Continue reading]

Rear Wheel Damper Replacements for Honda CBX, Honda DOHC-4 “F” and Honda VF Bikes

J.R. Luksik of CBX-tras has created superb NEW reproductions of Honda's discontinued rear wheel dampers for Honda 6 Cylinder CBX, DOHC-4 "F" and VF … [Continue reading]

Replacing Throttle Shaft “Felts” on Honda GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, DOHC-4, CBX, CX500, etc.

Replacing Throttle Shaft "Felts" on GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, DOHC-4, CBX, CX500, etc. Throttle Shaft Felt Replacement  (photo courtesy Aaron Williams of Dude's Garage) … [Continue reading]

Reasonable Part Substitutions for Honda GL1000s

You can never go wrong with OEM Honda parts. Fit, function, and reliability are never an issue. If you have a show bike, authenticity requirements dictate that you stick with Honda parts wherever possible. Of course, if show judges are looking at … [Continue reading]

Honda GL1000 Coil and Spark Plug Cap Testing + Replacement Options

Coils are fabulously simple devices that work reliably and can last for decades with virtually no maintenance. I like to think of them as electricity "amplifiers." When the breaker points open, the magnetic field produced by the primary windings … [Continue reading]

Randakk’s Master Carb Overhaul Kit® for Honda GL1000 Parts Location Graphic

Note: The graphic for this Tech Tip is provided courtesy of Tom Thomas of Austell, GA. My GL1000 carb video goes into great detail on the placement of these bits, but the nice graphic below  provided by Tom Thomas is a handy quick reference. … [Continue reading]

Shade Tree Diagnostic Tests!

I was very fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood and farm family full of excellent shade-tree mechanics. Mostly they were short on cash and long on resourcefulness. I learned quite a lot by pestering these very talented home-gown mechanics.  … [Continue reading]