restoring 76 and 82 wings


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1982ghost
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:52 am
Location: houtson
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 and 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

restoring 76 and 82 wings

Postby 1982ghost » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:25 am



my buddy and I just bought two bikes for $550.00 for the pair not each we are currently restoring the 1982 Aspencade GL1100 it was originally two tone gray we want to repaint it two tone black we have completely torn bike down to fame we had the bike running good even rode for a bit put apx 6 miles on it then decided to restore it we bought saddle bags trunk lower fairings side covers seat all off ebay we bought the parts not because our pieces weren't there but because they were in really bad shape the trunk had no back rest or storage pouches and the hinges were busted the bags were just in bad shape the latches were bad we are planning on making a custom harness with an up graded fuse box using mini fuses and was wondering if y'all have any suggestions on the wiring harness as we plan on adding fuses for aux lights ie glow lights and driving lights thanks


WAYNE GREETINGS FROM HOUSTON TEXAS

DragonRider
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Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 11:11 am
Location: Ocala, FL
Motorcycle: 1982 and 1983 GL1100 Aspencades

Re: restoring 76 and 82 wings

Postby DragonRider » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Sounds like your jumping right in. Paint is not a major issue. wiring needs to be addressed I always abvise running relays, these simple devices allow you to power your lights and helps protect your factory systems from damage.
Next your '82 GL1100 is powered by a stator (newer Goldwings have alternators) so your system can only handle so much power without killing itself, Example two 55watt aux lights will just about max out your system, however two 35 watt(output) LED driving lights will allow you to add a "few" LED lights around the rest of the bike.
Relays can be purchased at any good auto parts store. there are 4 plugs on the relay one goes to the ground. one goes to power in from your battery (dont forget to add a fuse). one goes to the lights and one goes to a switched power source (such a low or high beam wire). Relays are aval in 35 watt 55watt and up so get what you need.
If the current wiring is good I would leave it alone (why make more work for yourself)

Paint suggestion If your going to two tone try a black and then add Dark Blue highlights the color is incredible if you plan it out..

1982ghost
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:52 am
Location: houtson
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 and 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

Re: restoring 76 and 82 wings

Postby 1982ghost » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:05 am

thanks for the paint suggestion and the reason we are doing the wiring harness is it has been molested pretty extensively jumped wires scotch locks bare wires that rubbed on frame and removed the insulation and it has some aux switches that were added to the left air dam we purchased rt and left switches off ebay cause the horn switch was broken they used a door bell button to work the horns and the right switch would not stay in position when accelerating found the tab on the bottom of switch was missing when we removed the old switch the bike sat for about 6 years had bad gas in tank and we found the tank had a liner in it we think that the bike had some running issues before it was parked took the carb's apart and they were pretty clean the idle jets were clogged so we soaked them in chem dip reinstalled them the bike would now idle but would stumble on acceleration we plan on dipping the carb's in chem tool then blowing them clean and cleaning the tank good. we noticed when we pulled the engine the # 4 cyl looks like it might have had water in it we were not planning to tear into the engine till we saw the rust around the valve and at the top of the combustion chamber the valve on # 4 cyl was always closed before when we removed the carb's now it is open and I turned the engine over by hand before attempting to start it with the starter just in case it was locked up or had coolant in cylinders it turned over freely so went on with starting the engine it smoked a bit then cleared up ran ok except for the carb issue mentioned before have rebuilt the front master cylinder the rear works great the front would pump some fluid then nothing works great now
WAYNE GREETINGS FROM HOUSTON TEXAS

1982ghost
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:52 am
Location: houtson
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 and 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

Re: restoring 76 and 82 wings

Postby 1982ghost » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:15 am

pulled the head off both sides it did have some discoloring in bottom of cylinder # 2 due to water but seems to be ok other tyhan that the engine appears to be in good shape no scoring still has cross hatch pattern on cylinders should we go ahead and rering or just put heads back on with new head gaskets after doing a valve job


WAYNE GREETINGS FROM HOUSTON TEXAS


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