Naked and on the home stretch


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
Post Reply
User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

Naked and on the home stretch

Post by Viol1736 »



Ready to install the radiator. Engine is pulled repaired and reinstalled! Yehaww.




User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by Viol1736 »

It would be too much work if it were not so much fun.


User avatar
landisr
Posts: 787
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by landisr »

Good on ya.. 👍

Ron in AZ
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:
User avatar
minimac
Posts: 859
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:25 am
Location: Oswego, NY, Leesburg, Fl
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
2006 Yamaha Morphous
2011 Silverwing
Y̶a̶m̶a̶h̶a̶ ̶M̶a̶j̶e̶s̶t̶y̶
S̶u̶z̶u̶k̶i̶ ̶B̶u̶r̶g̶m̶a̶n̶ ̶E̶x̶e̶cutive

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by minimac »

Glad that you're enjoying it! Me, now that I'm old, find it harder to find joy in doing anything remotely connected with work ;)
User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by Viol1736 »

These bikes have kept me sane. If I didn’t have something to occupy my mind through these winter months I’d go crazy. They also challenge my demons. I can get intensely uptight working on these things.
$100 chrome job or 50 cents of spray paint.
Attachments


User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by Viol1736 »

Ok, now one runs well the other does not. The one that does not has had the carbs rebuilt. So I’m going to switch out the carbs and see what happens. There is definitely a problem with the rebuilt carbs. So going to tear into them a third time.....


User avatar
minimac
Posts: 859
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:25 am
Location: Oswego, NY, Leesburg, Fl
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
2006 Yamaha Morphous
2011 Silverwing
Y̶a̶m̶a̶h̶a̶ ̶M̶a̶j̶e̶s̶t̶y̶
S̶u̶z̶u̶k̶i̶ ̶B̶u̶r̶g̶m̶a̶n̶ ̶E̶x̶e̶cutive

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by minimac »

Good luck. Who did the rebuilding? DIY or a shop?
User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

Re: Naked and on the home stretch

Post by Viol1736 »

Hate to say it....but doing it myself. I did not split the carbs and plenum the first time...so, that’s what I did today. Using all Randakks parts. Everything looks fine and is clear. I was tempted to send them out for a $500 rebuild. There are only 18,000 miles on them...and 43 years! Haven’t found anything obviously wrong with them, it’s a bit frustrating, but I love doing it.
Attachments


User avatar
Viol1736
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Location: North Canon Ohio
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000 x2

No rest for the wicked

Post by Viol1736 »

Now an oil leak....from the water pump weep hole. Ordered a pump and gasket kit.
Attachments




Post Reply