Honda GL1000 / GL1100 / GL1200 / CBX / DOHC-4 / CX500 & Variant Performance Parts

Build Sheet Details for Randakk’s Supercharged GL1000. Vintage Honda Performance!

This bike is now owned by a collector in Germany.

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Randakk’s RC-003 Supercharged GL1000 …Current Incarnation

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Brake Bleeding Tips

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.

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Low Speed Wobble?

Low Speed WobbleDiagram by Vittore Cossalter and Roberto Lot

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.

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Easy Method to Ruin your Wheels

This Tech Tip is provided courtesy of Howard Halasz – noted early ‘Wing Guru. Howard is a frequent contributor of technical columns and other information to GWRRA’s Wing World Magazine. This Tech Tip applies to any motorcyle with aluminum rims.

“If you decide to change your own tires, you can safely use soapy water as a lubricant to dismount the old tire and mount the new tire.

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Correct Rear End Tightening Sequence

This Tech Tip is provided courtesy of Ross Davis – noted early ‘Wing expert. Ross’s website is here.

Purpose:

Because the rear drive flange is mounted in a somewhat flexible fashion, this tightening sequence aligns this flange and keeps it from premature wear and unwanted friction. It also reduces unnecessary vibration and reduces rear brake squeal.

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