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HondaPaul
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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 K1

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Post by HondaPaul » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 am



Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes. I started riding some 45 years ago with a brand new Honda CB350. I have owned twenty plus bikes in that time. Everything from Ducatis to Harleys. My Hondas have included a 1992 VFR 750, 1980 CB750F, 2003 Honda ST1300 and a 2010 VFR 1200.I currently own a 2013 CB1100 and a 1976 GL1000 K1 that I have had for about 4 years. The bike is in pretty decent shape but I am planning a few upgrades this Spring. These include a return to the stock exhaust system which I already have. The following is my basic list.

-Carb rebuild
-Electronic ignition
-upgraded coils
-replace cam belts

I will be asking a lot of questions and reading a lot of DIY posts.

Paul



SnoBrdr
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Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

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Re: New here

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 am

HondaPaul wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 am
Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes. I started riding some 45 years ago with a brand new Honda CB350. I have owned twenty plus bikes in that time. Everything from Ducatis to Harleys. My Hondas have included a 1992 VFR 750, 1980 CB750F, 2003 Honda ST1300 and a 2010 VFR 1200.I currently own a 2013 CB1100 and a 1976 GL1000 K1 that I have had for about 4 years. The bike is in pretty decent shape but I am planning a few upgrades this Spring. These include a return to the stock exhaust system which I already have. The following is my basic list.

-Carb rebuild
-Electronic ignition
-upgraded coils
-replace cam belts

I will be asking a lot of questions and reading a lot of DIY posts.

Paul
Belts should always be done 1st.

For the EI you mainly have 2 options, the Dyna or a C5.

The C5 is a lot more money but in my opinion is it the best $$ you can spend on your bike.

It also comes with the coils and the wire set.

http://www.c5ignitions.com/motorcycle-ignitions.html Check it out.

If you are truly "rebuilding" the carbs, get Randakk's kit.

More $$ than buying kits off EBay but the quality is the best there is. https://www.randakks.com/

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virgilmobile
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: New here

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:25 am

Upgrade to a electric fuel pump too.

HondaPaul
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Re: New here

Post by HondaPaul » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:32 am

I will definitely be getting Randakk's carb rebuild kit. As far as electric fuel pumps go it seems that Randakk doesn't sell them. Are there any recommendations?

As well I may be painting the bike as some time in the past there was a brake fluid spill that ruined the right shelter. The bike is Antares Red but I am toying with going to Sulphur Yellow. There is a good shop about 25 miles from me in South Bend, Indiana (Precision Motorcycle Painting) that specializes in matching old colors.

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virgilmobile
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Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: New here

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:21 pm

No recommendation from me,just a suggestion.Its been many years ago I converted mine.That type of pump has been upgraded.Just match the pressure and fuel flow.Ask around on this site.Someone may have details on a current one.
Electronic ignition and electric pump made mine so much easier to start.
Don't forget to sync the carbs too.



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