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Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000

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Post by MPTXGL1000 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:39 am

I have a 1975 wing with a Vetter Windjammer 4, custom seat (original in 98% condition stored in climate controlled closet), sissy bar with luggage rack. Original patina. I picked it up last summer and put down 4000 of the best miles of my life. After the 4000 I realized the bike needed gasket work and had a repaired head on the the left side. Too many corners were cut putting this bike back on the road. I have it up on the work stand now and am patiently piecing it back together properly. Thanks to this awesome site where I scored the service manual, I am slowly moving ahead. It is cool to read all other's stories and experiences. Getting the wing back on the road during this 35 yr. anniversary year is my goal.

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Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:42 am

Welcome, and glad to hear you're making progress! We'd love to see some pictures as you go...

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Post by JohnnyWeigel » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:58 am

Hey all, I'm also new. I picked up a 78 GL1000 with a vetter (that I took off) several months ago, and after some serious TLC I'm just taking it for my first rides. I'm new with bikes but have already noticed a comradery. I still need to tweak the throttle and choke cables, but does anyone know a good place near Oregon City or Portland Oregon to sync up the carbs? It's a bit out of my expertise... thanks.

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Post by MJSantos » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:32 pm

Welcome to the site, I myself going thru an '83 Interstate. Rather take the time to do it right so when it's done it's done. Syncing the carbs is really not that hard. Give it a try. I used a single vacum gauge and it came out just fine. Check out the How To section. Wing admin has done a great job in a lot of areas and trust me his expertise has been a godsend. Between him and the other folks here we'll get you thru.

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