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jlaw1017
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1980 Cx500c (Daily Scoot)

Greetings

Postby jlaw1017 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:57 am



New Member! 7-11-2015
I just recently purchased a Barn (shed lol) Find 1982 GL1100

This Image was taken last year.

Now when I picked this bike up it looked like this.


The PO took it apart for paint.
It currently seems to run.






I hope to clean it up an enjoy this bike an I hope this forum will Be Full of useful Knowledge!
Purchase Price $500


If it has compression, It will run.

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bstig60
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Re: Greetings

Postby bstig60 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:55 am

Welcome aboard. You will find friendly people who are willing to help and a lot of useful information on this site.
Bill

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Overdog
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Re: Greetings

Postby Overdog » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:03 pm

With all the bodywork off it will be a LOT easier to give everything a good cleaning. Also easier to get at the timing belts if you can't verify their age/mileage. New rad hoses would be good....and change all the fluids......oh, and check the stator connection near the battery

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jlaw1017
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1980 Cx500c (Daily Scoot)

Re: Greetings

Postby jlaw1017 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:51 am

Overdog wrote:With all the bodywork off it will be a LOT easier to give everything a good cleaning. Also easier to get at the timing belts if you can't verify their age/mileage. New rad hoses would be good....and change all the fluids......oh, and check the stator connection near the battery


Thanks for the heads up. This will be my 4th bike an I have always updated all the fluids before I call it road ready. the charging system is putting out about 14 volts at idle. But I really didn't realize how much trouble the timing belts could cause. I wasn't going to change them as this bike has less than 20k in mileage. But who knows when they were last inspected or changed. Guess it is time to get some belts just to be safe. Any tips on changing these?
If it has compression, It will run.

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redbug
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Location: Broken Arrow,Ok
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100I
1986 Harley FLHT

Re: Greetings

Postby redbug » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:28 am

yes there is. Just look under the "how to" in the gl 1100 . Lots of info with pictures.
" Ridin on Tulsa Time "

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wingman12
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Location: Land of Lincoln
Motorcycle: 1999 gl1500 se

Re: Greetings

Postby wingman12 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:17 am

Welcome law, you need to remember your new toy is 33 years young and has spent most of its life doing nothing. Your timing belts are critical to your engines survival. It least your bike at least runs. Time to run seafoam or similar cleaner to clean up the carbs, if I were you I would check all bearings, brake calipers, flush and inspect master cylinders, change fork oil, tighten steer head bearings, inspect swing arm and grease same, apply " moly 60" or equivalent to final drive splines, drive shaft ( both ends) grease up your center stand and inspect this area for rust and corrosion, check stater plug connection ( 3 yellow wires just left of battery) pull speedo and tach cables and clean and lubercat, clean all plug connections you can find and install new dialetic grease, flush and clean final drive and add new oil, check fuel tank for rust, new fuel lines and filter after cleaning tank. That is enough, I will get off my suggestion soap box and go find me a good Bloody Mary and breakfast. Again welcome and almost everything you wish to do you can find good tutorials in the "how to do" section of this site. Please keep us posted on your progress. :D :D

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jlaw1017
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1980 Cx500c (Daily Scoot)

Re: Greetings

Postby jlaw1017 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:54 pm

Just wondering the feelings on OEM parts. Should i be out looking for OEM timing belts or is there a popular replacement being used.
If it has compression, It will run.

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wingman12
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Re: Greetings

Postby wingman12 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:02 pm

napa has the correct good quality belts your bike requires. sorry but I don't have the belt part number immediately available. check Google, timing belts for 1982 honda gl1100 and you should be able to get your part numbers. they are about $25 each if my memory serves me correctly. :D :D

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redial
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Re: Greetings

Postby redial » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:12 am

The Gates organisation makes belts for GW.
Len in Kapunda

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Co-PilotK
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Re: Greetings

Postby Co-PilotK » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:59 pm

I am a newbie to posting as well! Need to find more time to visit, and post some pictures of my ride. I inherited my bike from my dad, and I ride as often as I can! Living in the mitten makes that hard sometimes, ha : )

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redial
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Re: Greetings

Postby redial » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:20 am

Living in the mitten makes that hard sometimes, ha : )


I dont speak English the American way - so what do you mean by the above statement :?:

But welcome to the forum from the land where we are all upside down :lol:
Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.

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jlaw1017
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Re: Greetings

Postby jlaw1017 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:44 am

redial wrote:
Living in the mitten makes that hard sometimes, ha : )


I dont speak English the American way - so what do you mean by the above statement :?:

But welcome to the forum from the land where we are all upside down :lol:


Thanks for the welcome from down under.
Yes the weather in Michigan (the mitten) Can get tricky.
We do have a saying, If you don't like the weather. Wait 10 mins it will change.
If it has compression, It will run.

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Co-PilotK
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Re: Greetings

Postby Co-PilotK » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:23 am

Thanks for the greeting, and yes, very true! Michigan weather is crazy :shock: , but I love it here and wouldn't want to live in any other state : )

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wingman12
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Re: Greetings

Postby wingman12 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:19 am

Welcome co- pilot. Enjoy your summer as much as weather well allow. :D :D

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Re: Greetings

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:37 am

Co-PilotK wrote:Thanks for the greeting, and yes, very true! Michigan weather is crazy :shock: , but I love it here and wouldn't want to live in any other state : )


Well, except perhaps Ohio, right? Just come a bit east to one of the best states for bike riding. :)

Actually, thinking about this, I have to be fair and qualify my statement: My main experience with Michigan has been travelling THROUGH it to get somewhere else - i.e. up through Detroit to Sarnia to get to Canada mainly, although I did also do some work in Detroit for some time.

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Rob H
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Re: Greetings

Postby Rob H » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:11 am

Cool bike! An unmolested blank canvas! I want! :D




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