Build Sheet Details for Randakk’s Supercharged GL1000. Vintage Honda Performance!
This bike is now owned by a collector in Germany.
Randakk’s RC-003 Supercharged GL1000 …Current Incarnation
Beautiful GL1000 engine restoration by customer Tom Cox of Loveland, Colorado
Need a replacement muffler for your Honda GL1000? Then you probably know already that this can be a vexing proposition!
Bleeding the brakes on a GL1000 is straightforward and well-covered in any manual. However, this can be a most aggravating task. Below are some tips to reduce your frustration.
I get this question frequently: “Do you know why if you let go of the handle bars under 30 mph my ‘Wing has a bad wobble?”
Early ‘Wings and most other bikes of this vintage don’t have any inherent wobble tendencies and they are rarely ridden at the “limit” where handling anomalies are magnified.
GL1000 forks are notorious for stiction…especially if you use inferior, aftermarket fork seals. A bigger problem: careless re-assembly of front end components that can introduce additional stiction. The typical scenario is putting some “bind” into the forks by the manner in which the front axle is secured on the left side. This often happens after front tire work by sloppy mechanics. The GL1000 is very sensitive to this detail!
Here’s how to remedy. Keep in mind that the sequence and order of this procedure is very critical: