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Fewman
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Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Drake, CO
Motorcycle: '75 GL1000

New? - Old Member

Postby Fewman » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:23 pm



Joined way back and have only been "lurking in the shadows" :? to this point. I think it's about time to introduce my ride...

I bought a new '75 K0 blue-green model way back in, well 1975! Put about 58,000 miles on it until 9 years ago. My brother-in-law helped me so much in building my mountain home that I gave it to him :cry:. It ran ok at that time but had cronic carburatoritis. (I think most of us with old wings know what that is. :|) He put less than 1000 miles on it and then put it 'in the barn' until I offered to buy it back about 3 years ago. I then 'put it in my barn' until I got my garage done last year. Finally, I began the ressurection last October.

Found anti-freeze under the valve covers; one of the worst crudded tanks I've seen; all the brakes bound up; rotten tires; necessary carb rebuild (used Randakk's); bad conectors; gas in the crankcase; and lots of other 5-10 cent items. Took it down to the block on the frame and worked myself back to life. First start-up was about 2 weeks ago. No runs, no drips, no errors, no fire...It's alive! ;)

My avatar shows start-up...smoke cleared after about 15 minutes. Finished carb sync yesterday. Aside from a little belt tensioner squeal at about 1500RPM (new tensioners ordered), I'm really happy with the results! :D :D :D :D
Now I'm just waiting for springtime in the rockies. I'm at 8100 feet and spring usually comes about 2-4 weeks after sprintime down in the flats! A few pics at atart-up...yes, that's snow.
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actionpack
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Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:29 pm
Location: hale , mi.
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200a

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby actionpack » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:19 pm

good looking wing , do i see the side of the tank folded down , were they hinged , or did you do this mod
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Fewman
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Drake, CO
Motorcycle: '75 GL1000

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby Fewman » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:38 pm

The hinged faux tank sides were factory. Not sure how many years that was in place. Probably went away with the 1200...in '85...?

Left side = fuse panel, regulator, flasher, 7v regulator, headlight diodes...
Right side = radiator overflow and a "kick" starter

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drhdc39
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:52 pm
Location: PAULDING, OH USA
Motorcycle: 1979 GL 1000 HONDA
1986 GL1200 HONDA

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby drhdc39 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:43 pm





this is the vid, done very well by my bikes' PO. It is now my project bike. enjoy. drhdc39

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WingAdmin
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Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:22 am

Fewman wrote:The hinged faux tank sides were factory. Not sure how many years that was in place. Probably went away with the 1200...in '85...?

Left side = fuse panel, regulator, flasher, 7v regulator, headlight diodes...
Right side = radiator overflow and a "kick" starter


The hinged tank sides disappeared when the 1100 rolled in, unfortunately. It's a huge PITA pulling that tank off to get to electrical parts, particularly the flasher...

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thrasherg
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Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:21 am
Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 2008 Yamaha R6 with RG500 engine, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby thrasherg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:40 am

You look to have done a great job there fewman, hope she is all you remember and welcome back to the fold!! :P

Gary

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GreenDragon
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Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby GreenDragon » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:24 pm

Nice!! You could give lessons.
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!

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aurelio
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:43 pm
Location: central java, indonesia
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 SE

Re: New? - Old Member

Postby aurelio » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:01 am

Wow, your bike is amazing! Always amazed to an old and very well conditions bike.
Agree with GreenDragon, you should give a lesson!




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