Some before and during photos.


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Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:57 pm



The 1980 GL1100I project bike is going well. Today, I installed the new timing belts, with new tensioners, Adjusted the valves, flushed the cooling system, flushed the engine with new oil and sea foam, and changed the oil and filter again, removed the fairing and associated wiring to get it ready for sanding and painting, and polished all the Chrome on the valve covers, timing belt covers, oil dip stick, and radiator flairs,(or what ever them things are called. It's coming along. Tomorrow, I'll re sync the carbs again, hopefully for the last time, and then its just a matter of getting it ready for painting and painting it. But heres some pics of the progress! :D




















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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby tom84std » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:09 pm

Man you got 'er all tore up! Looking good. Not much really worth doing is easy. The one thing about posting something like that around these guys, we've all done it and we all know how much work is involved. Lookin' really nice this far, be sure and post some 'after' pics.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:15 pm

Oh I will. totally changing the color scheme. Polishing the Chrome as it goes back together, re-routing the wires, and installing solder joints instead of butt splices and such, wiping down the frame and trying my best to make all the original parts look as close to new as possible. It was rough and had been stored for sometime when I got it. But the engine is sound and it just needs a lil TLC.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby tom84std » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:33 pm

Take a look at the subframe. Left side, kickstand is attached to it. If the older bikes like ours are left in the rain for some time they get water inside the subframe. It trickles down the downtubes and it collects at the lowest point. Inside the subframe. These are known to rot completely out. Most guys find out their's is suffering this condition when they walk out and the bike is on it's side. Mine was rotted badly.
Tend to the alterntor's Molex connector if you haven't already. Research the board's database if you don't already know about that. The main fuse holder, left side right by the solenoid. Those tend to deteriorate and come apart. Radio Shack online, believe it or not has a good replacement holder.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks! is there anyway to fix the rot if it seems to be problem? I haven't looked at the alt wiring yet. but I will now.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby tom84std » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:17 am

Virtually ALL four cylinder wings suffer from the faulty Molex connector becoming dirty,loose and hot. This eventually takes out the alternator. It did on my '79 and my brother's '84 (Mine now). The alternator's three yellow output wires (Remove left side cover, you'll see them) are connected by this plastic plug, Examine the plug closely for evidence of heating. Cut the plug out. Solder the wires and insulate properly. I had to replace the alternators on both bikes as they had burned up. New alternator stator $150-$300 and it's a really big job, the engine has to come out.
The rot could be fixed if it's caught in time. If you are a good welder you could put a good scab patch over the area. Mine was pretty far gone and I found a guy in Nevada (Very Arid Nevada) who sold me his for $30. It's quite possible your's isn't bad at all if it's not been wet enough. On my '79 the subframe was fine. It was a garage queen, stuck in a garage and never ridden for decades.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby tom84std » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:24 am

Almost forgot: The alternator's three output wires are all yellow. It's a three-phase AC and the wires have virtually the same output except the phase is different. Makes no matter which wire goes to which. Just do a good solder job and insulate well.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:37 am

Sounds like an easy and quick PM project. I bet it gets done shortly. Some one else had mentioned for me to do that also. Having all this up front info while I have the bike apart is probably gonna help me keep this bike on the road. I really appreciate any and all in put. :ugeek:

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:02 pm

By the way tom84std, I checked the subframe. its solid! thanks for the heads up tho. I didn't get around to the 3 yellow wires yet tho.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:46 pm

Adding a couple more during photos. I got the fenders off. I'll be sanding them today. And starting on the fairing tomorrow.




This is the color and pattern I have decided on. NOT the flames, but the marbled red between the flames.


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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:13 pm

a couple more....







Any advice on these mufflers and getting them to shine again would be appreciated.


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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:25 am

I want more, I want more, I want more..... Photo's Please....I would like to see it finished....Please ...Progress report...please.. :lol: Oh the memories of doing that.. I feel like you just stopped.. I am hanging here... :lol:

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 am

Lol! Sorry! I've been on vacation. The kids go back to school tomorrow so I'll get started again. I picked up some new Harley mufflers a couple of weeks ago. A new choke cable and new trim from Vetter for the fairing. I'll have to do some modification to the muffler braces and the center stand stop that was on the original bracket. The paint job is an as my buddy can get to it job and I'm not one to rush such help. I will post pics of the mufflers shortly tho!

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:01 am

looking real nice there JDMAG... :lol:

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:01 am

I got the radio cleaned up and the wires sorted out.


The new mufflers.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby Happytrails » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:47 am

Enjoying your pictures! Please keep them coming!
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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:54 pm

I'm glad ya'll are enjoying them! I'm no photographer and most are taken with my phone. :D

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby thrasherg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:29 pm

Coming along nicely, cant wait to hear how it runs next year when the good weather comes!!

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby redial » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:13 pm

I thought that Harley and Mufflers could never be seen in the same breath, let alone in the same sentence. ;)
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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:15 pm

It's ok if theres a Goldwing in the middle. :D

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby Joecop » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:38 pm

Get around two the molex three yellow wires before you get side tracked.

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:46 pm

Done did um!! :ugeek:

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby JDMAG » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:24 pm

Sorry for the lapse in Photography! My real job, deer season, a cold and my kids and girl friend have kept me from my wing. Thursday I start my beginners riders class. maybe a few pics then. plus I'll be finishing up a job soon and will take some more time for the wing. :D

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Re: Some before and during photos.

Postby GreenDragon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:30 am

Ah, yes, deer season. Just bought a new cross bow for that very purpose. The Wing is lookin' good!


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