Advice on 75 GL1000


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Advice on 75 GL1000

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Thanks in advance for any wise council. I am attempting to do a partial restoration on my father in laws 75 GL, my question is should i remove the carbs and have them rebuilt ( the bike starts instantly & runs great ) while i am having stuff painted and chromed. I anticipate this process taking a few months and i am concerned that when i get it all back together the down time will cause a problem.
This bike is in great shape, my father in law has owned it since 1980, and rides it nearly every week so the last thing i want to do is screw it up.. Thanks for any help !


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The old rule, if it's not broke, don't fix it.
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It depends on when and if the carbs have ever been rebuilt. If never, then it's a good time for it. At the least, have them synched for better performance. Good luck with the resto.
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Im thinking i need to send them to Pistol Pete , from what i have read he is very good.. ?

The bike quit starting today ? It has been running great for the last 2 weeks, so i have been riding it around the block every couple of days but today it started and only ran for a couple of minutes then died and now it spins but wont start so i guess it answered my question..
I had added some sea foam so it might have broken something loose in the tank and stopped up the filter, i hope. So i guess i will take it completely apart and restore all of it..
Fun job for an old retired guy...
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Pistol Pete is a great choice. But with weekly riding and usage of fuel stabilizer and mmo then a rebuild may be overkill.
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Fred Camper wrote:Pistol Pete is a great choice. But with weekly riding and usage of fuel stabilizer and mmo then a rebuild may be overkill.
and change the filter a couple of times
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I just wanted to say thanks to all the guys that have posted on there GWs , all the pics and advice written on here. I finished the project and delivered the Wing back to my father in law. He has owned the bike since the late 70s. I couldnt believe this thing started after a minute or so, amazing and ran great. I did the entire bike including paint, i did have the carbs done with the Randack kit. Thanks again.
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It looks fantastic! I'm sure he'll be thrilled with it.
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Great job. Looks sweet.
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WingAdmin wrote:It looks fantastic! I'm sure he'll be thrilled with it.
Thanks, it is painted a nissan color and looks like the original Honda blue/green. The folks on this site are the best, i cant say enough good about them.
My father in law actually had tears in his eyes when he saw it. it was alot of fun. I wish i had another one to build.
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Gotta love it when a story like this comes together.
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I was wondering how you guys like the way i polished out the calipers, and painted the hangers to match the bike
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You must have about 40 hours in those calipers alone. Excellent.
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Fred Camper wrote:You must have about 40 hours in those calipers alone. Excellent.
Fred i bought a polisher/buffer and a bunch of different compounds from Eastwood so the polishing piece took about 30 minutes. I took them apart, soaked them in paint stripper , after polishing i painted and then clear coated everything. It was easy.


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