Excited about my '76 GL1000


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djremos
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Location: Nash County, NC
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda GL1000

Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby djremos » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:24 pm



I'm totally excited in being able to resurrect this '76 GL1000 that I located outside Richmond, VA. When I located my "Brooklyn Gray" she was tired, didn't turn over, flat tires, bad coils, carbs shot, terrible Vetter package and bags, brakes completely shot and overall neglected. After giving up my left kidney at the local Honda repair shop, she is finally road ready, registered, and getting the love she needs.

There are small tweaks she needs like addressing the high temp issue. I plan on getting a replacement seat, clubman bars, and paint the metal a flat Honda gray. I hope to correspond with many of you as I work on my 4th bike, but the one I've truly wanted since I was a kid! Ton Up!


If you can’t get it going with bungee cords and electrician’s tape, it’s serious!

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Fred Camper
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:08 pm

Nice looking '76 Bagger you have there. Welcome to Goldwing Docs.

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djremos
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Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby djremos » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:25 am

Thank you, I've been looking for a forum for Goldwing enthusiasts. I'm looking to apply the steps from the video of how to use the center stand so oil doesn't settle on the left side of the bike.
If you can’t get it going with bungee cords and electrician’s tape, it’s serious!

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Placerville
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Motorcycle: 1976 Naked Yellow

Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby Placerville » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 pm

Looks like a great project. Good luck to you. Also consider the NGW as another good source of information and assistance.
Placerville- 1976 Yellow
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Fred Camper
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Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:26 pm

If you are not into full restoration to stock, a very nice mod to consider when your mufflers fails is to use HD takeoffs. The Sporster muffs work very well and have about the same back pressures and noise (better tone if you ask me) as stock and excellent chrome. My last set were $20 for a pair shipped to me. They install nice and make maintenance easier than the stock horseshoe. But if you like stock, nothing wrong with that route either.

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1grouch2u
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Location: Bonham, TX
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda Goldwing GL1000

Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby 1grouch2u » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:32 pm

Man, that's a beautiful old bike! 8-)

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twostrokes48
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Location: San Antonio,TX
Motorcycle: 98 Goldwing 1500 trike
75 GL1000 (restoring)
98 Goldwing with landing gear (for sale)
94 Goldwing 1500- towpac trike (sold)
88 Goldwing 1500- (sold)
84 GL1200 Aspy-SOLD
75 GL1000(stolen 87)
88 GW trike (totaled)
1972 750k2

Re: Excited about my '76 GL1000

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:26 am

Great job. Hope my 75 comes out that good. It may be awhile, as I am a slowfoot when it comes to getting things done....Plus, a thousand interuptions with higher priority things to take up my time. I just try to get a little something done every day. Eventually I'll get there. Hope you enjoy as much as I know I will enjoy mine.




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