Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!


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DenverWinger
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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm



froche wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm
It runs!
YAY! :D


♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by froche » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:57 pm

Started taking it apart, looks like the only way to wash!

Anyway the former owner electrical skills can be seen below;

That's his way of attaching wires
That's his way of attaching wires


That's what it was attached to
That's what it was attached to


And that is 3 wires that were just clipped off
And that is 3 wires that were just clipped off

I wonder what else I am going to find, and what killed the engine sometimes (hid description not mine), or his 3 day fuse blowing.

Removed all those wires.

Also removed the instrument panel clear shield and washed it. I thought I was going to have to clean it like people clean their headlights but it was so dirty inside and out that I might not have too! Will have to clean the headlights though.

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by trike lady » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:49 pm

froche wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm
It runs!
Put a fresh new battery in it and cranked it over and it runs!
Probably an oil change is next.
That's a good sign.
I.M.B.B.A. Technician II Certified

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by kwthom » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 am

froche wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Anyway the former owner electrical skills can be seen below<...>
I mean, don't get me wrong, but there are times people should consider backing away from tools and toolboxes... :shock:

Referring to the individual who installed that electrical accessory... :roll: ...of course!

Again, the three day fuse - which fuse is it, or do you know yet? That one problem seems to be the one that should have a bit of focus - in my mind, anyway.

Glad to know it's essentially functional.
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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by pidjones » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am

I've "rescued" three GL1000s with much worse PO issues. That is a great bike only requiring time and TLC. And, the FSM.

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by newday777 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:51 am

pidjones wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
I've "rescued" three GL1000s with much worse PO issues. That is a great bike only requiring time and TLC. And, the FSM.
FSM????

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by pidjones » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 am

newday777 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:51 am
pidjones wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
I've "rescued" three GL1000s with much worse PO issues. That is a great bike only requiring time and TLC. And, the FSM.
FSM????
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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by tsandvik » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:25 pm

After "It's running", I am surprised that no one ran out the obvious...change the timing belt. No Idea of when last did or what this fantastic mechanic might have done to it. Timing belt or the tensioners goes it takes the whole engine with them.

Rebuilding a neglected bike is mostly about time. Take the time to go over everything closely. Brakes and master and slave cylinders should be rebuilt. Fluids changed out, flushed and bled. Grease the drive train with Moly.

Detach any and all wires connected to the battery until you can trace them down. Let us know the fuses that are blowing out.

I just got done with a frame up re-do of a 90 Wing including replacement engine and repaint. Long term project but well worth the final product.

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by newday777 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:20 pm

tsandvik wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:25 pm
After "It's running", I am surprised that no one ran out the obvious...change the timing belt. No Idea of when last did or what this fantastic mechanic might have done to it. Timing belt or the tensioners goes it takes the whole engine with them.
Sorry to burst your bubble tsandvik.....
No belts on an 1800.....timing chain....

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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by pidjones » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:58 pm

newday777 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:20 pm
tsandvik wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:25 pm
After "It's running", I am surprised that no one ran out the obvious...change the timing belt. No Idea of when last did or what this fantastic mechanic might have done to it. Timing belt or the tensioners goes it takes the whole engine with them.
Sorry to burst your bubble tsandvik.....
No belts on an 1800.....timing chain....
And an '02 brake system may well get by with just a fluid flush. Check the valve lash (usually will only need one adjustment in an 1800's life). Change the rear drive grease while changing the oil and filter. Put new plugs in it, check all connections and clean them while you have it apart for changing the air filter and putting the screen from the old filter over the intake horns to keep rodents out. Check that all the bulbs work. That should do you for a good long while.

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1968 Harley Davidson Sportster
1974 Honda CB750
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Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Post by froche » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:13 pm

Well the free bike cost some money!
1) Need to get old owners title from California.. Relatively easy, 22.00 spent now waiting.
1a) Got to get lien holder to sign off, it is the old owners brother
1b) Get title changed to my name (probably South Dakota as they allow non residents to title and plate) estimated cost 55 to 60 bucks

2) Got battery 320 CCA sealed gelled lead acid . 50.00

3) Found person selling Progressive springs plus NEW Unused Honda front end seals, bushes etc over 200 bucks worth not counting springs) 50.00

4) 3 sets brake pads from Amazon (cheap ones to just get it working. 15.00

5) Needs to get polishing compound to clean headlights.

6) Fixed seat hold down (friend welded it) and painted it.

7) Bought spray paint to repaint the instrument cover 12.00

That is it so far.. more to come!



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