Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Repair Manual 1975-1979

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Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Repair Service Manual 1975-1979
Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Repair Service Manual 1975-1979
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The 1975-1979 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 repair manual by Haynes covers:

  • Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Standard (USA) May 1975 to Sep. 1979
  • Honda Gold Wing GL1000 LTD (USA) 1976
  • Honda Gold Wing GL1000 K1 and K2 (U.K.) March 1975 to April 1979
  • Honda Gold Wing GL1000 KZ (U.K.) April to September 1979

Book Excerpt: 1975-1979 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 Repair Manual



The fuel system fitted to the Honda Gold Wing is similar to that used on most modern motorcycles. It is, however, unusual in the three following particulars.

The fuel is contained within a tank fitted below the dual seat and forward of the rear mud guard the normal position of the fuel tank being occupied by a dummy tank containing the air filter and electrical components.

An accurate indication of the quantity of fuel being carried is given by a fuel gauge, mounted in the center panel of the dummy tank.

Fuel is fed from the tank to the carburetors by means of a diaphragm type fuel pump, fitted to the rear of the right-hand cylinder head and operated by a cam lobe extending from the valve operating camshaft.

The remainder of the fuel system follows normal motorcycle practice. Four 32 mm Keihin constant vacuum carburetors are mounted over the top of the engine, on a common cast aluminum air box and feeding individual cylinders through separate inlet manifolds.


  1. The fuel tank is retained in position by a single bolt through a bracket at the upper rear edge of the tank, and is supported on two rubber cushions by brackets projecting from the frame.
  2. Removal is unnecessary except when the tank itself has become damaged or attention to the rear portion of the frame is required.

    Owing to the unusual shape of the tank and its close proximity to the frame members and ancillary components bolted to the frame removal is a laborious process.

  3. Commence tank removal by detaching the dual seat and the side panels. Follow this by removing the rear wheel, mud guard and any other component which may obstruct the tank as it is lifted out towards the rear.

    Disconnect the fuel line at the fuel pump and allow the tank to drain. Disconnect the two leads from the fuel gauge sensor unit.

  1. A condenser (more properly referred to as a capacitor) is included in the contact breaker circuit to prevent arcing across the contact breaker points as they separate.

    The condenser is connected in parallel with the points and if a fault develops, ignition failure is liable to occur.

  2. If the engine proves difficult to start, or misfires when running is possible that the condenser is at fault. To check, view the contact points when the engine is running.

    If considerable sparking is apparent and the points are badly blackened and burnt, the condenser can be considered unserviceable.

    In theory, no sparking should be evident between the points when the engine is running. However, it is usually found in practice that a small amount of irregular sparking will occur. This should be disregarded.

  3. The condenser is retained on the battery frame, directly below the rectifier, by two screws, the leads being connected by snap connectors.

    Removal is therefore straight forward. The specific performance of the condenser can be checked using a capacitance tester that requires a power source of 12 volts.

Subject: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0856967106 | ISBN-13: 9780856967108 | Haynes 309

  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 180 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-85696-710-8
  • Years: 1975 - 1979
Table of Contents
  • Maintenance
  • Engine, clutch and transmission
  • Fuel system and lubrication
  • Ignition system
  • Frame and forks
  • Wheels, brakes and tires
  • Electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams
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