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portugeezer
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Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1982 Gl500
1984 Honda Magna V30

Progress

Postby portugeezer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:52 am



This is a pic as of this morning. It has been pretty cold this past week and I don't have heat or doors on my garage! For me this is slow going! Frozen hands and poor lighting doesn't help! Still waiting for building permits! :x Anyway work was slow today so I got more done. I will post another pic in a few days!



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1grouch2u
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Motorcycle: 1976 Honda Goldwing GL1000

Re: Progress

Postby 1grouch2u » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:06 am

Glad you're keepin' on doin' what you can- it's in the blood so I'm sure you'll be riding as soon as humanly possible...

Uh, by the way, what conglomeration of pieces and parts are we ending up with?

Just curious!

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Fred Camper
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Re: Progress

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:22 pm

Keep at her, spring is on the way and we need you to have two done by then. Good to see a roller.

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:50 am

Over the weekend I got the fuel door swapped out. The faring is a Vetter vindicator so it has no signals. I made up some wire harnesses and got those wired and mounted. I have the belt covers off and painted with black engine paint. The bike is drivable! The forks feel weird. I think the hydraulic fluid boiled. I have another set that came off a bike with less than 8k. I also have the front fender. I have a lot done and a lot left to do! On the left side cover my paint looked beautiful but you could see the footprint of the old decal if you turned it to the light the right way so that got sanded and shot again. It's drying now. There are some sags in the paint on the trunk too. I will be reshooting that as soon as my good friend with a heated garage feels well enough after neck surgery! I will post a pic later today!

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:33 pm

A pic as of an hour ago!

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Re: Progress

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:14 pm

Wow, looking pretty darn good considering. Let us know what you find out about the forks. Seems like the seals would be toast if the fluid got hot but not sure. Did the front tire blow?

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:53 am

The forks and the front fender have a lot of tarnish from heat. Most of the chrome on the bike was ruined. Oddly none of the three bikes blew a tire. The forks feel spongy like there is no fluid in them. It took two years of going to swaps to find the fender that is currently on the bike. The new forks look like new and so does the fender. If you look at the engine everything looks yellowed. The white belt covers are coming off. I have the ones off my parts bike painted black. I'm also going to reshoot the valve covers. That nice Mustang seat with the backrest is burned up. The bike will never be as nice as it was. The old trunk was huge. I used to put two full faced helmets in there and still had a lot of room left over! The old trunk was made of thick fiberglass too like a boat! The new trunk is a Honda trunk. It's better quality than what was on the Aspencade. The old Bates side bags were a bit hard to access. The Vetter bags seem better but I now have less chrome. Work is picking back up so the bike will be getting fixed a bit more slowly now!

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Re: Progress

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:30 pm

Works comes first, as that is what pays for this wrenching hobby. So even 5 minutes a day is okay, just avoid 0 minutes a day. You are making great progress.

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:56 pm

These are the timing covers. Engine paint takes a week to cure so they will sit for a bit before I swap them out!

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Re: Progress

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Do you have the rubber seals that go around the timing covers? Seems like they may be toast from the fire.

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:09 am

These are off the parts bike. I took the seals off and cleaned them. In this pic they are put back on with black Permatex.

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Re: Progress

Postby portugeezer » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:23 am

The Aspencade got burned up so bad it's not worth fixing. It's still here but I have it sold for $250. The GL1000 got burned on top. So I lost the faring,the handlebars and controls,the seat, some of the wires, the cables,the trunk,the sidebags, the side covers,the signals,the tailight. All the paint got destroyed and all of the chrome has dark stains in it that won't polish out. My right lower is warped I'm still looking for another. The one front caliper was locked up and the forks are not right. The Magna lost it's windshield and handgrips. The right side cover. It is covered in a stinky sticky black film. All of the chrome is ruined on that one too. The hydraulic clutch didn't work because the fluid must have boiled away. I refilled and bled it and it's working now. The GL was actually on fire the Magna just got smoked in an oven.

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Re: Progress

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:57 pm

If those ting chrome parts are still usable, then you have parts with Patina that really tells a story. May want to use some of those you know. Appreciate the update.




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