1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride


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1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:12 pm



So far here is the list of things accomplished on thie new-to-me bike (actually it belongs to my son but he is away at college so I get to play with it)
Thanks to this forum and the excellent how to articles I have finished this -
Caliper rebuilds (3)
Master Cylinder rebuilds (2) Front & Rear
Valve adjustment (excellent running now)
Carb synch (bought a manometer)
Changed - Oil ~ Final Drive Fluid ~ All Brake Fluid ~ Raditor Flushed & new
Adjusted the clutch & replaced the cable
Checked air shocks (all good) Progressives all around
Bleed brakes ~ all good
Installed CB System & GPS

Left to do -
Added running lights (LEDs)
Add Bling Lights (ultraviolet for showing off)
New Tires - Spring
New battery - Spring
Work through fuse box issues (sometimes the headlight fuse works loose or soemthing - corrosion?)


Here she is on a quick stop tonight --




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Re: 1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:30 pm

thats a nice clean looking bike you have there, One thing missing from your fix it list is the timing belts. if you dont know for sure when they were done last its time to replace them now. They can look fine but be ready to fail. replace them and you know they are good for a long time to come.A broken belt will ruin your whole day and engine. 8-)
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:49 am

RoadRogue wrote:thats a nice clean looking bike you have there, One thing missing from your fix it list is the timing belts. if you dont know for sure when they were done last its time to replace them now. They can look fine but be ready to fail. replace them and you know they are good for a long time to come.A broken belt will ruin your whole day and engine. 8-)


Good thought - however in the receipts we got from the previous owner the timing belts at less than 30,000 miles old and about 6 years....That may have been the last thing he did to it correctly at the dealership...I think he had job trouble due to the economic downturn and couldn't afford to keep the old girl going...You can tell he loved this bike once...the custom paint is well done, there is progressivesuspension all around, powder coated timing belt covers and the valve covers are powder coated and the down tubes for the carbs polished too....just ran out of money I bet.....
:? The timing belts should be okay....Thanks
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:So far here is the list of things accomplished on thie new-to-me bike (actually it belongs to my son but he is away at college so I get to play with it)
Thanks to this forum and the excellent how to articles I have finished this -
Caliper rebuilds (3)
Master Cylinder rebuilds (2) Front & Rear
Valve adjustment (excellent running now)
Carb synch (bought a manometer)
Changed - Oil ~ Final Drive Fluid ~ All Brake Fluid ~ Raditor Flushed & new
Adjusted the clutch & replaced the cable
Checked air shocks (all good) Progressives all around
Bleed brakes ~ all good
Installed CB System & GPS

Left to do -
Added running lights (LEDs)
Add Bling Lights (ultraviolet for showing off)
New Tires - Spring
New battery - Spring
Work through fuse box issues (sometimes the headlight fuse works loose or soemthing - corrosion?)



Update -

Thanks to this forum and the excellent how to articles I have finished this -
Caliper rebuilds (3)
Master Cylinder rebuilds (2) Front & Rear
Valve adjustment (excellent running now)
Carb synch (bought a manometer)
Changed - Oil ~ Final Drive Fluid ~ All Brake Fluid ~ Raditor Flushed & new
Adjusted the clutch & replaced the cable
Checked air shocks (all good) Progressives all around
Bleed brakes ~ all good
Installed CB System & GPS
Work through fuse box issues
Added running lights (LEDs)
Add Bling Lights (ultraviolet for showing off)

Left to do -
New Tires - Spring
New battery - Spring


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Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


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Re: 1980 GL1100 Interstate - Out for a ride

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:47 pm

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time keeping my "to do" list from growing faster than my "finished" list. :) I keep coming up with new things to do...




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