Aspy is finally done...


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Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:39 am



Well it’s been about 7 months since I bought Aspy and now it is finally done…..well the word “done” is never truly achievable. I have had a lot of fun working on this little project and now I can even buy food again.
I have been through most anything I could take off, if it wasn’t repairable, paintable, couldn’t be polished or cleaned it was replaced with new. I had to repaint some of the body parts, my bike is an 86 and I had the colors shot with match gun at paint store and mazda’s Joy brown was the main color and what was originally decals (inset color), is Ford dark rosewood. I did the fairing trim, trunk top, saddle bag tops and the doors on top of shelter.
I took all the wire harnesses and either cleaned them in the ultra-sonic cleaner or replaced blades in the plugs with correct factory style or factory. Then each plug/connector was spayed with de-ox and then had dielectric grease applied.
I bought all new chrome bolts from Honda for the engine and all other bolts from front to back where replaced with stainless wherever I could ( a few bolts were of a fine pitch I couldn’t get in stainless).
So any way I just want to thank you all for the support and hope to get many miles of ride time out of this old toad.
Thank you

Bought new
rear master cylinder kit
rear caliper kit
rear pads
rear wheel bearings/ seals
rear shock seal kits (made inner bushing from chemical resistant acetal)
rear shock crush nuts
rear shock mount bushings
rear tire shinko 777
front tire shinko 230
front wheel bearings/ seals
front master cylinder kit
front caliper kits
front pads
fork seals/bushings and all seals/o-rings for trac valve (even decal)
head stock bearings
air compessor desicant
clutch plates
factory fuel pump
factory water pump
radiator hoses
fuel lines/ braided
vent/breather tubing (all)
factory chrome engine bolts (all I could get)
8 gage high flex power wire/ tinned lugs, starter to solinoid
8 gage ground wire/tinned lugs
N.O.S. power wire battery to solinoid
Electrical Connectors brand wire harness for stator/coil/regulator
all exhaust gaskets/seals front to back
carburetor rebuild kits
Uni air filter
Motion pro throttle cables
Motion pro choke cable
silver star headlight bulb
L.E.D. fairing side lights (to replace reflectors)
dyna beads
seat/backrest upholstery
starter motor- also have rebuild kit for original starter
timing belts
engine seals/o-rings
battery
stock band clamps for header covers
stock clamps for all hoses
chrome front fender lower mud guard
left fairing pocket cover w/zippered/ velcro pocket
stock speakers
shelter rubber (between halves)

I'm probably forgetting something but it hurts to think of it all
Bought used
C.B. Radio
multi-changer
antenna splitter
head light trim from S.E.I.
trunk light from S.E.I.
water tubes (better than mine)
rear wheel
final drive flange
final drive unit
shifter (to get rid of heal toe mess)
brake pedal (" ")
driver foot pegs (" ")
dash pad (carpeted)

again probably forgetting something, but at this point, who is still reading this thing....





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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:31 am

Your motorcycle is beautiful. You can ride with pride for having restored a true classic bike that will run for decades more!
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby julimike54 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:50 am

Looks like you've done a lot of work. Nice job!
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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:58 am

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:Your motorcycle is beautiful. You can ride with pride for having restored a true classic bike that will run for decades more!

thank you, I sold my '80 cx500c I did similar work to, to my daughter who gave it to her boyfriend for christmas. I bought the cx new in 79 for my 21st B-day. I told her it was going to be awhile before she gets this one.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:02 am

julimike54 wrote:Looks like you've done a lot of work. Nice job!


thank you sir, I had a wing 22-23 years ago, the wife made me sell it.......she's gone now (wife that is)....this ones not going anywhere. :lol:

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby jacton84 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:07 pm

been following for a while, congratulations on more than slap duct tapea job well done. You have inspired me (and others I'm sure) to do more than slap duct tape over it and go riding!
I think it would be neat if we had a section on the site dedicated to the start to finish rebuilds of these grand old girls. not talking about removing from discussion forums but pasting all post in dedicated area by bike type (you only get there when you finish the project!)
I think it would make for interesting reading and inspiration. just my thoughts.
again congrats!!

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby jacton84 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:14 pm

should have proofed my post before posting. should have read "congratulations on a job well done..."

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:45 pm

jacton84 wrote:been following for a while, congratulations on more than slap duct tapea job well done. You have inspired me (and others I'm sure) to do more than slap duct tape over it and go riding!
I think it would be neat if we had a section on the site dedicated to the start to finish rebuilds of these grand old girls. not talking about removing from discussion forums but pasting all post in dedicated area by bike type (you only get there when you finish the project!)
I think it would make for interesting reading and inspiration. just my thoughts.
again congrats!!

That is a great idea....a build area, so to speak

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby jacton84 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:47 pm

while following your rebuild I stumbled onto another rebuild from a man in BC I believe. He was rebuilding an 1100. He started his post talking tinkering in the garage, (has a wife and 2 or 3 daughters etc.), and does projects in garage for relaxation! Anyway, in his posts he rebuilt a broken gas level sending unit, starter, starter solenoid, rewired the bike etc. The only thing that did not come out perfect was the paint had orange peal effect but not unsightly. He ended up selling the completed bike because his company sent him out of town and he was going to miss "the riding season". the bike was named darth vader and was sold to a local who was also a member of this forum. (All this information was remembered but not his name or how I found his posts!)

The point being that the man rebuilt broken items instead of replacing and was a wealth of information and i cannot remember how I stumble across his information.

I believe a build section (or subsection for each 1000, 1100, 1200,1500, 1800) would be widely followed by people wanting to or dreaming of rebuilding their wings.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby jacton84 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:45 pm

well did a search on bike name and came up with location
http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15198&hilit=Greg%27s+GL1100+winter+project#p78358
don't know if link will take you there but that's where i got it from. will check it after post.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby CrazyLeggz » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:49 pm

Giving You a long Whissle cause that is a georgeous D a mn Fine bit of work Beautiful Bike. WOW!

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:04 pm

CrazyLeggz wrote:Giving You a long Whissle cause that is a georgeous D a mn Fine bit of work Beautiful Bike. WOW!

Thank you very much crazyleggz, some call it a hobby, some a project but I know it's a sickness, I'm looking for the next one so it must be a sickness

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:43 pm

Nice final outcome. Great job! Thanks for letting me see the end product. You should be very proud!!!!
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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby Rednaxs60 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:13 pm

Lovely restoration. Something to aspire to for sure. Hope mine gets to your level someday. Enjoy!!
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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby thompsoj22 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:06 am

im also a restoration enthusiast and can appreciate what you have accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a work of art, I can only imagine the hours involved. A couple questions, do you miss the driver footboards in any way or do the pegs do the trick? I have a set of pegs I bought but haven't installed yet as im a tall rider and fear it will cramp me further on the bike. I do not like the lack of "feel/accuracy" with a heel toe shifter. also the tinted windshield, does it improve night/day vision in some way? or simply your preference. I have been considering a new one but haven't decided which one to get clear/tint as this is my 1st bike with a fairing. Enjoy your finished project!

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:55 pm

thompsoj22 wrote:im also a restoration enthusiast and can appreciate what you have accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a work of art, I can only imagine the hours involved. A couple questions, do you miss the driver footboards in any way or do the pegs do the trick? I have a set of pegs I bought but haven't installed yet as im a tall rider and fear it will cramp me further on the bike. I do not like the lack of "feel/accuracy" with a heel toe shifter. also the tinted windshield, does it improve night/day vision in some way? or simply your preference. I have been considering a new one but haven't decided which one to get clear/tint as this is my 1st bike with a fairing. Enjoy your finished project!

First of all, thank you for your kind words, 7 months and top ramen is all it takes. Second, I prefer pegs to foot boards, it is a personal choice, I get it, but bikes just don't feel right without pegs, as I have said before pegs are for motorcycles, foot boards are for wheel chairs. Third, I like the look of the tinted windshield, I don't think it does anything for me as far as glare but it goes good with the color of the bike.
here are some of the posts involved
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25454&p=142000#p142000
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25593&p=142973#p142973
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25817&p=144680#p144680
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26039&p=146815#p146815
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26336&p=149395#p149395
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26451&p=150214#p150214
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26795&p=152921#p152921
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26949&p=153971#p153971
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27173&p=155491#p155491
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27277&p=156706#p156706
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27669&p=158620#p158620
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27735&p=159031#p159031
Good luck with whatever you choose and most of all....enjoy the ride.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby Droneh8tr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:00 pm

FANTASTIC REBUILD.. I'M INSPIRED NOW
But, can I get you to be specific with this question:
You said you replaced blades in the electrical harness with factory specific, could you be specific as to what is the part number for those blades AND what tool did you use for crimping.

Thanks

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby Rednaxs60 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:15 pm

Dean - excellent job and thanks for putting together the different threads. Will be putting the final drive back in today, and would sure like to spend the time cleaning, painting and such, but it is time to get it on the road and ride. Have to keep a few things for next year. Cheers

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:38 pm

Droneh8tr wrote:FANTASTIC REBUILD.. I'M INSPIRED NOW
But, can I get you to be specific with this question:
You said you replaced blades in the electrical harness with factory specific, could you be specific as to what is the part number for those blades AND what tool did you use for crimping.

Thanks

Everything you need is right here in this link, the tool (RTL) works with the head it comes with, no need to buy others unless you want. The terminal extraction tools are a must have, buy both (set ET3). most time you can use your plug housing and just replace the blades - http://vintageconnections.com/

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby Droneh8tr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:51 pm

Everything you need is right here in this link, the tool (RTL) works with the head it comes with, no need to buy others unless you want. The terminal extraction tools are a must have, buy both (set ET3). most time you can use your plug housing and just replace the blades - http://vintageconnections.com/[/quote]

Thanks for the quick response.. I appreciate it. I'm literally going to email Vintage Connections tomorrow to see if they have connections for my other bikes. I now know they have my GL1200 covered.

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby Rusty Bike » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:18 pm

Wow, what a beauty! You did it right. Replaced everything that would be worn or be a safety consideration. Paint looks great!

I am doing my old Yamaha 750 Special the same way. Bought it new in 78. After that I'll go to work on the SEi that i just bought...Rusty

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby twocams » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:34 pm

dean,

How is the 76 Wing doing? Or is that another story? Your bike is very impressive, nice work.

twocams

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:51 pm

Rusty Bike wrote:Wow, what a beauty! You did it right. Replaced everything that would be worn or be a safety consideration. Paint looks great!

I am doing my old Yamaha 750 Special the same way. Bought it new in 78. After that I'll go to work on the SEi that i just bought...Rusty

very nice, I have a friend who bought that yamaha, the next year I bought a 1980 cx500 custom, I restored it a couple years ago and two years ago my daughter bought it from me and gave it to her boyfriend for christmas..( gave her a good deal)

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Re: Aspy is finally done...

Postby deanbw » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:54 pm

twocams wrote:dean,

How is the 76 Wing doing? Or is that another story? Your bike is very impressive, nice work.

twocams

The 76 is almost done as well, I didn't post much anything about it. I will put a couple pics of it when done, just putting carbs on and then a slipstreamer....done.
Thanks for asking by the way.. :D




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